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## Modules in the Course:

#### Module 0: Welcome to Nonlinear FEA Masterclass

• Course Introduction + Gamified Version Layout
• Introduction to Nonlinear FEA

#### Module 1: Intro to Nonlinear Geometry – Membrane State

• Introduction to Nonlinear Geometry
• Membrane State
• Example 1: Membrane State and Verification with Hand Calculations
• Creating Equilibrium Paths
• Example 2: How to Create an Equilibrium Path
• Module Quiz

#### Module 2: Intro to Nonlinear Material – Yielding in Analysis

• Linear vs Nonlinear Material
• Practical Nonlinear Material… or why things aren’t failing
•  How Plasticity Really Works
• Example 3: Plastic Material Example
• Module Quiz

#### Module 3: Solver Setup – Part 1 – Increments and Iterations

• What is Convergence
• Problems with Nonlinear Solution
• How Nonlinear Solver Works
• Finding Convergence for Given Load
• Example 4: Various Approaches to Load Incrementation
• Module Quiz

#### Module 4: Nonlinear Geometry – Introduction to Buckling

• Stability may Surprise You – be Careful!
• Different Kinds of Stability Failure
• Is Linear Buckling Cool or Not?
• Why Stability Failure can be… Stable?
• Example 5: Local Stability Failure
• Unstable Stability Failure
• Module Quiz

#### Module 5: Solver Setup – Part 2 – Dealing with Non-Convergence

• What Non-Convergence Really Means
• Enforcing Deformations as a Partial Solution to Failure
• Arc-Length Methods and Their Use
• Are Outcomes from Arc-Length Real?
• Example 6: Force, Deformation and Arc-Length Steering of Analysis
• Dealing with Non-Convergence Guide
• Module Quiz

#### Module 6: Advanced Nonlinear Geometry – Nonlinear Buckling Analysis

• Failure in Stability Cases
• Load Multiplier and its Use
• Example 7: Shell Stability and Load Multiplier
• Buckling of Members
• Example 8: Nonlinear FEA and Beam Design
• Plate Stability
• Shear Stability
• Stability Summary
• Module Quiz

#### Module 7: Nonlinear Material Analysis – Material Failure Modes

• Quick Nonlinear Material Recap
• Getting Capacity From Nonlinear Material
• Weird Behavior of Nonlinear Materials
• Example 9: Nonlinear Material and Post-Processing
• Nonlinear Material Failure Modes
• True Stress – True Strain
• Elastic, Plastic and Total Strain
• Module Quiz

#### Module 8: Nonlinear Material Analysis – Material Models

• Different Material Models – Introduction
• Bi-Linear Plastic Material Model
• Multi-Linear Plastic Material Model
• Nonlinear Elastic Material Model
• Nonlinear Elastic + Nonlinear Plastic
• Example 10: Nonlinear Material Models Compared
• Module Quiz

#### Module 9: Advanced Nonlinear Material – Material Models for Metals

• Laboratory Tests, Material Data and Probability
• Structural Steel
• Stainless Steel
• Aluminum
• Example 11: Advanced Comparison of Nonlinear Material Models
• Module Quiz

#### Module 10: Interaction of Nonlinearities and Time in Analysis

• Interaction of Nonlinearities
• The Reality of the Interaction of Nonlinearities in Design
• Example 12: Interaction of Nonlinearities in Real Design
• Not so Dynamic, Dynamic Things
• Truly Dynamic, Dynamic Things
• Implicit vs Explicit
• Example 13: Time in Analysis
• Module Quiz

#### Module 11: Contact in Analysis

• Contact Introduction
• Contact and/or Nonlinear Analysis
• Setting up Contact
• Example 14: Contact in Bolted Connection
• Static and Kinetic Friction
• Example 15: Static and Kinetic Friction
• Module Quiz