## What are the Applications of Finite Element Analysis

I think that I have a tendency to overuse FEA. Since I know how to do it, it feels natural for me to do so! I guess it's true that when you have the hammer, everything looks like a nail to you! Thinking about this, in this post I want to discuss what are the [...]

What are the Applications of Finite Element Analysis

## Choosing an FEA course

To be honest I avoided this topic for quite some time. Every now and then someone asks me about it, so clearly I should write a post. But the fact that I do my own online FEA course means that this may be received as an advertisement rather than advice. To "deal with it" I [...]

Choosing an FEA course

## 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?

## 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

## Fun story of the Hooke’s law

I must confess I always felt like a rebel when it comes to how I think about engineering and teaching. I'm not a complex math junky, but I don't think it stopped me to understand complex problems. If anything I believe I understand them even better... and lack of "math" simply made stuff more fun and [...]

Fun story of the Hooke’s law

## Do you need to know math behind FEA?

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 [...]

Do you need to know math behind FEA?

## Few thoughts on FEA projects

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 [...]

Few thoughts on FEA projects

## [Q&A #1] Career in nonlinear FEA and stability of a complex structure

Since I announced Q&A column on my blog I got several great questions so far. I will try to answer as many of them as possible at the end of each month. If you have sent me a question and you didn't find an answer here no worries! I store all of them and I [...]

[Q&A #1] Career in nonlinear FEA and stability of a complex structure

## Is simplistic software killing engineering?

I'm sure that you know just as well as I do, that engineering software is getting easier and easier to use each year. This is great, but I'm afraid that it might come at an unexpected price. I will try to explain what I mean, using fruits and spaceships! Apple, apple, banana I remember times [...]

Is simplistic software killing engineering?

## 10x your engineering career and job satisfaction with this simple habit!

Engineering is a great field! To me being an engineer is a pleasure, and each day I wake up happy (if somewhat tired!) to go to my job and learn new things. It wasn't always like that - just a year or two ago I was really burned out and borderline depressed. Luckily for me, [...]

10x your engineering career and job satisfaction with this simple habit!

## The thing about engineering you haven’t learned at University!

When I started my career those 10 years ago I literally thought I knew everything! Some successes and few charts and averages from university backed me up in this feeling, but in reality, I was just an ignorant beginner. I can honestly say that I am a classic example of Dunning–Kruger effect. Today I worry [...]

The thing about engineering you haven’t learned at University!