## Flow Chart: Do I need nonlinear geometry?

By |February 6th, 2018|Categories: • Nonlinear Analysis, FEA: Intermediate, FEA Topics:|

Download the printer-friendly version here, and read the user guide below! I've already written a post on ignoring nonlinear geometry. This time I want to go way deeper into the subject. In the end, I want to create for you a simple Nonlinear Flow Chart that will help you to decide whether you need any [...]

## Different types of analysis in FEA: beyond linear static!

By |January 4th, 2018|Categories: FEA: Basics, • Linear Analysis, • Nonlinear Analysis, FEA: Intermediate, FEA Topics:|

https://youtu.be/inVGiGzmii0 As promised in the video, you can get my free FEA essentials course. and free nonlinear FEA introductory course! Different types of analysis in FEA (text) Just so you know: this will take around 15 min to read. As I wrote recently this year I want to help you gain confidence in the FEA [...]

## Gain confidence in FEA!

By |January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Events|

Last 2 months I was really busy building the back-end of Enterfea. Finally, that is done, and now I can focus again on creating content and generally having fun! https://vimeo.com/249382190 As you may know, I'm not the biggest fan of how we teach engineering nowadays. I think that there is far too much theory in [...]

## Stress singularity – an honest discussion

By |December 19th, 2017|Categories: FEA: Basics, • Linear Analysis, FEA: Intermediate, • Meshing, FEA Topics:|

Arjen asked me recently about stress singularity. There are quite a few articles about this issue already (it is a common problem I think). But I want to bring something to the discussion as well : ) Stress singularity basics I'm sure you have heard about it, so I will be brief. Stress singularity is [...]

## Do you need to know math behind FEA?

By |November 30th, 2017|Categories: FEA: Basics, • Linear Analysis, • Nonlinear Analysis, FEA: Intermediate, FEA Topics:, Art of Engineering|

Recently I asked a lot of my subscribers what they think is the most difficult thing in FEA. While "interpreting results" or "too much theory in materials" appeared quite often, I also got several answers like: My biggest obstacle is actually understanding the mathematical concept behind it. Although I am really interested in the application [...]

## Enterfea is featured on e-mosty!

By |November 13th, 2017|Categories: Events|

Hey! I just wanted to share that Enterfea is featured on "e-Mosty" online magazine! This is a really nice recognition, and it feels great to be there with all the other great stuff. If you are interested in bridges, I think you should give the magazine a read 🙂 About the e-mosty journal The magazine [...]

## Few thoughts on FEA projects

By |November 6th, 2017|Categories: FEA: Basics, FEA: Intermediate, FEA Topics:, Art of Engineering|

This is a very special day for me, as I just launched a first paid online course on Enterfea. It took me more than half a year to make it, so naturally, I started reflecting on that process. I realized that there are a LOT of similarities between making something like an online course and an [...]

By |October 31st, 2017|Categories: FEA: Basics, • Structural Steel, • Post Processing, FEA Topics:, Structural Design Topics:, Q&A, RFEM, FEMAP|

I got a really interesting question on my email from Fateme. I wanted to address this issue so many times now, so finally there is a great occasion to do this! In Abaqus, can we review the capability of a structural member? Whether or not it can bear the load like: shear, bending, twisting, axial [...]

## Few thoughts on meshing

By |October 24th, 2017|Categories: FEA: Intermediate, • Meshing, FEA Topics:|

Recently I've checked what topics are the most popular on my blog and it seems meshing is in high demand ( : I also figured I will try something different as a style of writing. This post will be a list of few short ideas instead of a long article about something. Let me know [...]

## FEA results verification with hand calculations: stability

By |October 19th, 2017|Categories: FEA: Basics, FEA: Intermediate, • Post Processing, FEA Topics:|

Last time I described 5 steps to FEA results verification. Among those steps were FEA results verification with hand calculations. I figured it makes sense to expand on this idea. Especially since Luke asked me about something on this topic via email. Luke asks: How is the eigenvalue calculated, can this be done longhand? Can [...]

## Structural rigidity: Moment of inertia

By |October 9th, 2017|Categories: Basic Engineering Concepts, Q&A|

I got a question from Manoj about the basics of rigidity. Since the post about structural rigidity (gummy bears!) is so popular I figured it would be nice to share another story about rigidity I often use... cavemen! The question may seem simple, but I'm sure there will be plenty cool ideas in this post [...]