What is FEA for?

By |May 9th, 2017|Arf of Engineering, FEMAP, Linear FEA|

There is a lot of talk about Finite Element Analysis in engineering. Whatever you try to learn or whichever engineering field you have chosen - FEA is waiting there for you! For me, Finite Element Analysis was the tool that literally transformed my career. I'm pretty sure it can be just as important for you. [...]

Critical bending moment: How to calculate it with numerical analysis (in RFEM)

By |May 29th, 2016|Linear FEA, RFEM, Steel Structures|

Lateral torsion buckling (LTB) is a very dangerous phenomenon, that can easily cause the collapse of a poorly designed beam. In civil engineering codes, the critical bending moment is crucial in the proper design of bent beams susceptible to LTB, as it allows for slenderness calculation.  In “typical” cases everything is ok since code equations [...]