Can You do Finite Element Analysis by Hand?

By | March 9th, 2019|• Linear Analysis, • Structural Steel, FEA: Basics, FEA: Intermediate, FEA Topics:, Structural Design Topics:|

It's the beginning of 2009. I'm sitting in one of the lectures of my Ph.D. program. Finally, we will start to learn about Finite Element Method! My company is slowly developing, and I'm really hopeful that this will allow me to spread my wings! And then professor says: "let's start with basic matrix operations"... You [...]

What’s the Difference Between FEA and CFD?

By | February 25th, 2019|• Linear Analysis, FEA: Basics, • Nonlinear Analysis, FEA: Intermediate, FEA Topics:, Basic Engineering Concepts|

I got lucky (I think!). At an early point in my career, I realized I won't be able to learn everything there is to learn. Instead, I will focus on what I consider "fun" while giving myself some ease about other things. This is why there aren't any CFD articles on the blog - I simply don't [...]

What are Nodes and Elements in Finite Element Analysis?

By | January 24th, 2019|FEA: Basics, • Meshing, FEA: Intermediate, • Post Processing, FEA Topics:|

Nodes and Elements are the very backbones of Finite Element Analysis. You will use them in every analysis you will perform in FEA, so learning about them seems like a good idea! So, what are Nodes and Elements in Finite Element Analysis? In FEA, you divide your model into small pieces. Those are called Finite Elements [...]

How to Interpret FEA Results?

By | January 17th, 2019|• 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! Firstly let's wonder how to interpret FEA results? In structural design, you have to perform several checks. Firstly, [...]

What Are Different Boundary Conditions In FEA?

By | January 14th, 2019|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 wonder what are the proper boundary conditions in [...]

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

By | May 13th, 2018|• Linear Analysis, FEA: Basics, • Nonlinear Analysis, • Meshing, FEA: Intermediate, • Boundary Conditions, • Contact, FEA Topics:|

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 [...]

Different types of analysis in FEA: beyond linear static!

By | January 4th, 2018|• Linear Analysis, FEA: Basics, • 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 [...]

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