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Great FEA report for the win!

August 19th, 2018|

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 [...]

FEA Design Tips #002

August 10th, 2018|

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

August 4th, 2018|

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 [...]

FEA Design Tips #001

August 3rd, 2018|

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 [...]

My FEA story – how learning FEA changed my life!

July 27th, 2018|

  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 [...]

How to Learn Finite Element Analysis?

June 19th, 2018|

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, [...]

Plasticity, isotropic/kinematic hardening… and Boris!

June 9th, 2018|

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 [...]

How to approach a snap-through problem

June 2nd, 2018|

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 [...]

Verify FEA outcomes: #FEAChecklist

May 28th, 2018|

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! [...]

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

May 13th, 2018|

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 [...]

Before you run an analysis: #FEAchecklist!

May 7th, 2018|

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 [...]

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