## How to learn Finite Element Analysis?

By |June 19th, 2018|FEA: Basics, FEA: Intermediate, Art of Engineering, Q&A|

This is a topic I get asked about quite often. Usually, it is phrased more like "where to start?" or "what is important to know". All in all, however, All those questions can be gathered into one coherent problem. How should you learn FEA! At the start, I feel obliged to point out that I [...]

## Choosing FEA software and good options you want to have in it!

By |March 20th, 2018|FEA: Basics, FEA: Intermediate, Q&A, RFEM, FEMAP|

A few days ago Josh sent me an email with a question about choosing FEA software. And I realized I've never actually written about it. Time to fix it I guess : ) But since I'm experimenting with videos (let me know what you think!) I've made this one about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq0YFTQuVL8 There are different [...]

## Structural rigidity: Moment of inertia

By |October 9th, 2017|Basic Engineering Concepts, Q&A|

I got a question from Manoj about the basics of rigidity. Since the post about structural rigidity (gummy bears!) is so popular I figured it would be nice to share another story about rigidity I often use... cavemen! The question may seem simple, but I'm sure there will be plenty cool ideas in this post [...]

## Nonlinear supports in FEA: Gap Elements (NX Nastran) [Q&A #2]

By |September 12th, 2017|FEA: Intermediate, • Boundary Conditions, • Contact, FEA Topics:, Q&A, FEMAP|

Recently I got a great question from Ardalan (thanks for writing mate!) about defining nonlinear supports in FEA. I think he does a better job of defining the problem: First how to constraint an entity with in tolerance rather than completely fixing it? i.e. how to define a certain range of motion for an entity [...]