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! 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|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 [...]

Design rules vs Physics

By | September 3rd, 2018|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 [...]

How to approach a snap-through problem

By | June 2nd, 2018|FEA: Intermediate|

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! Takeaway: Let's sum up what I talked about: What is steering? When you [...]

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 [...]

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