Technology Course on Verification, Validation and Updating of FE Models for Structural Analysis
Finite element model verification, validation and updating are essential steps in simulation-based engineering processes. During this course, participants will not only learn the basic principles of important tools like test-analysis correlation and finite element model updating, but also get hands-on experience using specialized software (FEMtools).
All aspects of a FE model verification and validation process will be reviewed including importing and preparing FEA and test data, analyzing correlation with reference test data, selecting updating parameters, defining realistic targets, computing sensitivity coefficients, running updating loops and postprocessing the results.
Complementary technologies and applications like probabilistic analysis, pretest planning, structural modifications, force identification and material characterization will also be discussed and applied.
Event Type: Course
Location: Leuven Belgium
Date: March 25, 2015