About Łukasz Skotny

Łukasz Skotny is the owner of Enterfea. This company is somewhat an extension of his dreams. Dreams about better engineering worldwide, but also about self development and reaching more and more distant goals. Łukasz strongly believe that engineering is a beautiful art - he tries to deepen his knowledge to see more of that beauty, but also share this view on this blog by explaining what he finds interesting in engineering and FEA.

What Are Different Boundary Conditions In FEA?

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 wonder what are the proper boundary conditions in [...]

What Are Different Boundary Conditions In FEA?

Math in FEA – do you really need it?

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 [...]

Math in FEA – do you really need it?

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

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 [...]

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

Nonlinear FEA + Snap-through with Tony Abbey

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 [...]

Nonlinear FEA + Snap-through with Tony Abbey

Design rules vs Physics

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 [...]

Design rules vs Physics

Blas Molero on Enterfea
HERTZ Contact in FEMAP: CGAP elements

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 [...]

Blas Molero on Enterfea
HERTZ Contact in FEMAP: CGAP elements

FEA Design Tips #003

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 [...]

FEA Design Tips #003

Great FEA report for the win!

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 [...]

Great FEA report for the win!

Angus Ramsay on Enterfea:
Large Thermal Strains in FEA

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 [...]

Angus Ramsay on Enterfea:
Large Thermal Strains in FEA

FEA Design Tips #002

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 [...]

FEA Design Tips #002

Nonlinear geometry benchmark

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 [...]

Nonlinear geometry benchmark

FEA Design Tips #001

Hey People! I've recently started posting FEA Design Insights on my LinkedIn profile as well as in the Facebook group (where some awesome discussions happen). I figured I will make a roundup with the best (and most interesting) tips here... just so they will be there where you need them! Let's start with a roundup [...]

FEA Design Tips #001

My FEA story – how learning FEA changed my life!

  However, it may sound when I started studies there was no YouTube around. In all honesty, I don't remember where people put all those sweet cat videos back then... This will be a bit personal post, but based on my story I would love to show you how learning FEA influence engineering career. What [...]

My FEA story – how learning FEA changed my life!

How to Learn Finite Element Analysis?

I well remember when I started learning FEA. It was the beginning of my Ph.D. and no one told me that shell stability is highly nonlinear and that FEA will be difficult to do. I just assumed I was too stupid to understand this, and I was regularly hitting a wall with my head. Now, [...]

How to Learn Finite Element Analysis?

Plasticity, isotropic/kinematic hardening… and Boris!

Hey you all! This is something special - first time on my blog I have a post done by someone else! Do you recall that Boris Jakimov made it to the hall of fame in the snap-through challenge? We talked a bit afterwards, and this is the result! I won't edit Boris work*... but I will [...]

Plasticity, isotropic/kinematic hardening… and Boris!

How to approach a snap-through problem

Today's post is a video : ) In it, I will discuss various approaches to snap through problems with nonlinear FEA analysis. Understanding this was a stepping stone in my career. I really hope it will be just as useful for you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA9MyT7ax_k Takeaway: Let's sum up what I talked about: What is steering? When you [...]

How to approach a snap-through problem

Verify FEA outcomes: #FEAChecklist

Finally comes the time when your analysis converges, and you have the outcomes. As great as it feels, especially if there were convergence issues, now you have to deal with results! However, this is not the end of fun! In the end, you need to see if your analysis results make any sense at all! [...]

Verify FEA outcomes: #FEAChecklist

FEA analysis won’t run? Fix it with this #FEAchecklist!

It's time for the second part of the #FEAchecklist! Last time we were checking stuff before starting an analysis. Now, let's wonder what to check if you see analysis errors when your analysis fails to run. I can honestly say I'm kind of an expert here... I'm pretty certain I've made most of the possible [...]

FEA analysis won’t run? Fix it with this #FEAchecklist!

Before you run an analysis: #FEAchecklist!

My friend and employee Asia just started a maternity leave. Since she was also responsible for training our new team member, in her "casual-self" brilliance she left her an "FEA with no stress" checklist. I've read it, and it's so awesome that I simply have to share it with you! It also gives me a [...]

Before you run an analysis: #FEAchecklist!

Time to learn FEA

If I would have to name a number one issue people have with learning FEA, lack of time is definitely it. Being an engineer usually calls for a lot of work during a week, so every other minute is precious. But there are a lot of myths about learning, and especially learning FEA that I [...]

Time to learn FEA
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