Explicit dynamics is simple, right? It’s easy to set-up the model, and the software takes care of the rest. But what happens if something goes wrong? If the computer time is way off the charts? And even if you do eventually get to a solution, is it as accurate and robust as it could be?
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NAFEMS eLearning gives you the best of both worlds, giving you real, practical knowledge that you can use day-to-day to improve your analyses.
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|DVkn1||State Newton's 2nd Law or, equivalently, the d'Alembert Force Method. |
|DVco25||Discuss the characteristics of mass and damping matrices. |
|DVco30||Discuss the concept of mass and stiffness proportional (Rayleigh) damping. |
|DVco37||Describe the terms Lumped mass matrix and Consistent mass matrix and identify which formulation is appropriate to elements being used. |
|DVco44||Explain the terms Implicit Solution and Explicit Solution for the time integration of the equations of motion and the appropriate associated problem classes of dynamic analyses. |
|DVco47||Contrast mesh density requirements in static and dynamic problems. |
|DVco49||Discuss possible sources of nonlinearity in a dynamic problem. |
|DVco52||Explain why uniform meshes are often advised for shock or wave propagation problems. |
|DVap3||Employ a range of post-solution checks to determine the integrity of dynamic FEA results. |
|DVap7||Employ an analysis system for the determination of transient response in a range of linear and nonlinear systems. |
|DVap10||Employ an analysis system for the simulation of impact. |
|DVap11||Employ an analysis system for the determination of dynamic stresses, where appropriate. |
|DVap13||Illustrate the approximate nature of finite element analysis, through dynamic examples chosen from your industry sector. |
|DVan1||Analyse the results from dynamic analyses and determine whether they are consistent with assumptions made and the objectives of the analysis. |
|DVsy1||Prepare a dynamic analysis specification, highlighting any assumptions relating to geometry, mass distribution, loads, boundary conditions, damping, and material properties. |
|DVsy2||Plan a dynamic analysis, specifying necessary resources and timescale. |
|DVsy3||Prepare quality assurance procedures for dynamic finite element analysis activities within an organisation. |
|DVev1||Select appropriate idealisation(s) for components / structures, which are consistent with the objectives of the dynamic analyses. |
|DVev2||Assess the significance of neglecting any feature or detail in any dynamic idealisation. |
|DVev3||Assess the significance of simplifying geometry, material models, mass, loads or boundary conditions and damping assumptions on a dynamic analysis. |
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