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Nonlinear FEA Masterclass Content List

Check what knowledge and skills will you gain in the course

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

  • Introduction to Load Incrementation
  • 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

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