An opportunity to ensure that your organisation gets
maximum benefit from using Finite Element Analysis
2-Day All-Inclusive Training Course on 4th & 5th December: A Practical Introduction to Finite Element Analysis
FEA has become widely used and universally accepted in many industry sectors. FEA is a powerful technique, able to produce solutions to challenging structural analysis problems. The technology and computational efficiency of the method, together with the rapid increases in computer processing power means that today the scope and size of simulations far exceeds the capabilities of even a few years ago.
However, for those engineers embarking on FEA, or companies adopting the technique to improve designs or achieve certification of new products, there is a steep learning curve to overcome. Ease of use is generally assured by the software used but there are still many pitfalls and decisions that need to be made in order to obtain a good and accurate answer.
There are a bewildering array of element types, solution types, meshing methods and pre-post processing options that have to be faced. This is before engineers get down to the engineering physics behind the problem, with the associated classic traps and errors. What is needed is guidance via a thorough but practical assessment of the method and how to use it in the real world.
NAFEMS, the only vendor neutral, not-for-profit organization with the aim of promoting the effective and reliable use of FEA, addresses this requirement by providing this two-day example-driven, practical course.
Attendees are shown the background to the FEA methodology, via simple real examples with a minimum of theory. The strength and weaknesses of various FEA techniques are shown and discussed and practical considerations of loadings, boundary conditions and structural details are shown via examples.
The assessment, validation and interpretation of FEA results are vital for delivering safe, effective products are discussed to provide confidence in the results obtained aiming to provide conservative, reliable and qualified results. The attendees join in the activity of building this process themselves and come away with an embryo Procedural Check List. Report writing is also addressed as a class workshop.
The course offers excellent guidance on how to assess and plan the task of carrying out a Finite Element Analysis. A clear understanding of the objectives of each analysis is vital and a road map for achieving this is presented. A review of the trade-off between available resource and analysis methodology is given.
This public in-person course offers important advantages:
This course is aimed at:
The material that is presented is independent of any particular software package, making it ideally suited to current and potential users of all commercial finite element software systems. This course is a must for all engineers aiming to use FEA as a reliable predictive tool for thermal, stiffness and stress analysis.
Companies moving into FEA technology to improve product designs or assess prototype failures or speed the design process will benefit from sending key engineers to this course. If you have sufficient engineers then a tailor made course maybe more suitable and NAFEMS can then work closely with you to cater for your specific industry sector or analysis type.
The course is open to both members and non-members of NAFEMS.
Any alcoholic drinks purchased and extras charged to bedrooms are payable by delegates, upon departure from the hotel.
“The practical advice given by the lecturer about FEA was very useful”
Registration will be held on Tuesday morning between 9:30am and 10:00am, with the course starting immediately afterwards. The course will continue through dinner (some presentations and class exercises but mainly discussions) at the the hotel, ending at approximately 9:30pm. The next morning, Wednesday, the course will start at 9:00am, finishing by 5:00pm
This course program contains 5 parts that combine lectures, discussions, workshops and exercises. These will not be provided in the order presented.
Located in the heart of historic Stratford-upon-Avon, directly opposite the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company Theatres, The Arden Hotel is the perfect destination for the training course. Free private car parking is available and directions are here.
Birmingham airport is 26 miles and Coventry airport is only 1.6 miles, the nearest train station is Stratford-upon-Avon at just 0.7 miles.
Enquire: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +44 (0)1355 225688
Please note NAFEMS cancellation policy for all UK public training courses is as follows:-
NAFEMS will discuss the possibility of transferring to an alternative event/course, however an administration charge will be applicable.
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