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## How to Interpret FEA Results?

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: • Linear Analysis, • Structural Steel, FEA: Basics, • Nonlinear Analysis, FEA: Intermediate, • Post Processing, FEA Topics:, Structural Design Topics:|

Interpreting analysis outcomes is not simple. Even if you already have proper values from your FEA analysis, still you need to decide how to interpret FEA results. Let's take a closer look at how to approach this task! How to interpret FEA results? In structural design, you have to perform several checks. Firstly, verify if yielding is [...]

## What Are Different Boundary Conditions In FEA?

By | January 14th, 2019|Categories: FEA: Basics, FEA: Intermediate, • Boundary Conditions, FEA Design Tips, FEA Topics:|

It's relatively easy to perform an FEA analysis, but it's definitely difficult to run an analysis that produces reasonable outcomes. During my Ph.D. research, I've learned that boundary conditions are often the issue. Seemingly simple they can cause a lot of trouble for you - so let's take a look at them! What are the [...]

## Math in FEA – do you really need it?

By | November 26th, 2018|Categories: FEA: Intermediate|

I never hid with my beliefs about math in FEA. But I figured I will ask around, just to make sure I'm not missing something : ) So today you get a chance to learn more about the subject! And it won't be only about my opinion on the matter but also what Tony Abbey [...]

## FEA on a new level! Or how to design an engine!

By | October 8th, 2018|Categories: FEA: Intermediate|

Some time ago I realized that I've got to know some amazing people in the last 2 years of blogging. Having so many great friends feels awesome, but I figured I will push it a bit further. This is the first interview I will post here, where I will discuss FEA related stuff with a [...]

## Nonlinear FEA + Snap-through with Tony Abbey

By | October 2nd, 2018|Categories: FEA: Intermediate|

This time I have something super special! We have been discussing different topics with Tony Abbey (FEtraining and Nafems) for quite some time. And now we decided to shoot a few videos about things that interest us in FEA. On today's video, we will talk about different approaches to snap-through as a difficult case of nonlinear [...]

## Design rules vs Physics

By | September 3rd, 2018|Categories: FEA: Intermediate|

This came out in one of the discussions in FEA guild, and I figured I will expand on this idea. This will also be useful for me later (and if I convince you, it may be useful for you as well). Instead of having this discussion with every Customer, I can simply direct them here [...]

## Blas Molero on Enterfea HERTZ Contact in FEMAP: CGAP elements

By | August 26th, 2018|Categories: FEA: Intermediate|

Hey people! I continue the trend of inviting some of the FEA-finest to write on the blog! This week none other than Blas Molero Hidalgo joined us with his awesome work! If you use Femap and you ever searched for an answer in google you know who Blas is. He has this superpower I don't [...]

## FEA Design Tips #003

By | August 24th, 2018|Categories: FEA: Basics, FEA: Intermediate, FEA: Advanced, FEA Design Tips|

It's high time to make another one of those : ) I recently got caught up with some urgent designs, and those required revisiting some stuff I did several years ago... but I think I will feature this in future advice! Let's go with the tips! Pssst - there is also a video with those [...]

## Great FEA report for the win!

By | August 19th, 2018|Categories: FEA: Intermediate|

I've recently posted a tip about writing good FEA report... and I must admit that what followed surprised me! This is the most discussed topic to date. Naturally, I figured I will expand some of my ideas into a longer post. Let's give it a try : ) FEA report: business or tech? I strongly [...]

## Angus Ramsay on Enterfea: Large Thermal Strains in FEA

By | August 13th, 2018|Categories: FEA: Intermediate|

Ok, I'll admit it - I'm excited to host a post by one and only Angus Ramsay! Before we get to the post, let me just say that I actually have a chance to work with Angus on a book for Nafems (about FEA of course). So hopefully, you will see us (along with Nick [...]

## FEA Design Tips #002

By | August 10th, 2018|Categories: FEA: Basics, FEA: Intermediate, FEA: Advanced, FEA Design Tips|

Wow... it's the next week already O.o This means that it's another roundup post! I will always be a week behind on what we talk about in the Facebook group (even more reason to join it!). This is on purpose - I simply want to get all the insight and those awesome discussions that happen! This [...]

## Nonlinear geometry benchmark

By | August 4th, 2018|Categories: • Nonlinear Analysis, FEA: Intermediate, • Post Processing, FEA: Advanced, FEA Design Tips, Benchmarks, FEA Topics:|

During last week I've posted a tip in the FEA Guild about using Benchmarks. Some great pointers were in the comments, but one got my attention the most: While there is no chance that I will build such database myself, I'm pretty sure we have a chance of making one together! I will try to [...]