Learn advanced topics in FEA and evaluating the behavior of assemblies under actual service conditions


  • CLASSROOM LENGTH:    4 days
    • 4 days Essentials
    • 2 days Simulation Professional

PREREQUISITES: Knowledge of SOLIDWORKS and basic mechanical engineering concepts is recommended.

DESCRIPTION: This class provides an in-depth coverage on the basics of Finite Element Analysis (FEA), covering the entire process from meshing to evaluation of results for parts and assemblies. It discusses linear stress analysis covering the entire analysis process from meshing to evaluation of results for parts and assemblies, gap/contact analysis, and best practices.

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Day 1

Lesson 1: 

  • The Analysis Process

Lesson 2: 

  • Mesh Controls, Stress Concentrations, & Boundary Conditions

Lesson 3: 

  • Assembly Analysis with Interactions

Lesson 4: 

  • Symmetrical & Free Self-Equilibrated Assemblies

Day 2

Lesson 5: 

  • Assembly Analysis with Connectors & Mesh Refinement

Lesson 6: 

  • Bonded Mesh Options

Lesson 7: 

  • Analysis of Thin Components

Day 3

Lesson 8: 

  • Mixed Meshing of Shells & Solids

Lesson 9: 

  • Beam Elements: Analysis of a Conveyor Frame

Lesson 10: 

  • Mixed Meshing Solids, Beams & Shells

Day 4

Lesson 11: 

  • Design Study

Lesson 12: 

  • Thermal Stress Analysis

Lesson 13: 

  • Adaptive Meshing

Lesson 14: 

  • Large Displacement Analysis

Day 5

Lesson 1: 

  • Frequency Analysis of Parts

Lesson 2: 

  • Frequency Analysis of Assemblies

Lesson 3: 

  • Buckling Analysis

Lesson 4: 

  • Load Cases

Lesson 7: 

  • Thermal Analysis

Lesson 9: 

  • Advanced Thermal Stress 2D Simplification

Lesson 10: 

  • Fatigue Analysis

Lesson 13: 

  • Optimization Analysis

Day 6

Lesson 5: 

  • Submodeling

Lesson 6:

  • Topology Analysis

Lesson 8: 

  • Thermal Analysis with Radiation (small review)

Lesson 11: 

  • Variable Amplitude Fatigue (student review on own)

Lesson 12: 

  • Drop Test Analysis

Lesson 14:

  • Pressure Vessel Analysis (student review on own)

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