FEA Principles (Online)
- Online Session 1
1st November 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Learning or reviewing the fundamentals of finite element analysis (FEA), including best practice, will enable you to get the most out of your own simulation software or assess the FEA undertaken by others with confidence.
This online version of our well established classroom-based course will provide you with a solid foundation in the basic theory and application of the finite element method to structural mechanics – helping you to run and critically evaluate simulations effectively and accurately.
The training sessions combine formal presentations with a number of practical workshops to reinforce learning. We use the flexible and robust GoToTraining web conferencing system.
Who Should Attend?
Designers, engineers, researchers, students and managers who are currently or may in the future be involved with FEA within their role.
This course is suitable for anyone using FEA software directly, involved in specifying FEA projects or reviewing, checking and interpreting results within FEA reports.
As a fundamentals course, it is assumed that delegates do not have any previous experience. However, it can also serve as a refresher course if you have some existing FEA experience obtained from work or academic studies.
This online course is split into 3 two hour sessions over consecutive weeks, held between 2.00pm – 4:00pm.
The consecutive dates for our next two courses are as follows:
- 12th July, 19th July and 26th July 2017
- 1st Nov, 8th Nov and 15th Nov 2017
Please select the week that you wish to begin the course on the form opposite.
This special price is available to both existing Wilde Analysis clients and companies & academic establishments who have not worked with us before.
Registration / Further Information
Please contact us to discuss if this course is suitable for your requirements and to book your place(s).
- Complete the form opposite
- Call us on +44 (0) 161 474 6886
- Email us at email@example.com
This training programme is also available as a concise 1 day classroom-based course at our training facilities near Manchester airport and Stockport train station.
We can also run this course at your offices as a company-dedicated training session on a date of your choosing. Please indicate when contacting us if you are interested in this option.
Venue: Online using GoToTraining
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- FEA in Product Development
- The FEA Approach
- Expectations of Analysis
Basics of Stress Analysis
- Basics of Stress and Strain
- Workshop – Analysis of a Plate with a Hole
Basic Concepts of FEA
- Underlying Principles of FEA
- Workshop – Analysis of a Circular Bar
- Workshop – Analysis of a Three Bar Assembly
- Dynamic Loads
- Background to Structural Analysis
- Workshop – Analysis of a Portal Frame
Building Blocks of FEA
- Shape Functions
- Element Types
- Workshop – Which Element Type?
- Mesh Convergence
- Mesh Quality
- Workshop – Analysis of a Cantilevered I-Beam
Putting it Together: Analysis Approach
- Analysis Types
- Workshop – Boundary Conditions?
- Workshop – Analysis of a Bolted Flange
- Final Questions
- Further Learning