3-Day Training Course on 26th to 28th February
organised in partnership with C4D, NAFEMS ASEAN Representative
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.
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 three-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 FE 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 tradeoff between available resource and analysis methodology is given.
Interaction is encouraged throughout the course. Real world examples are given at every stage, drawn from the Tutors wide practical experience. Questions and class participation are encouraged, as this is one of the key aspects of making this a unique experience for each attendee. Attendee project examples can often be incorporated into the class if time permits, to benefit all.
The course is completely software independent and attendees are welcome to bring laptops to take notes, but they are not required.
A full set of printed and bound notes will be issued to every attendee.
This course is aimed at practicing engineers who wish to learn more about how to apply finite element techniques to their particular problems in the most effective manner. This course is also very useful for managers (in many cases needing to refresh their knowledge) who review FEA reports and contract suppliers.
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 may be more suitable. 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.
“Exceeded my initial expectations.
I learnt a lot more than I thought I would and it was genuinely interesting.”
“The practical advice given by the lecturer about FEA was very useful”
Registration will be held on Monday morning between 9:00am and 9:30am, with the course starting immediately afterwards. The tutor will aim to commence the course at 9am on Tuesday and Wednesday and finish by 5pm each evening. Each day there will be short morning, lunchtime and afternoon breaks, timing dependent on the tutor, venue and class.
This course program contains 5 parts that combine lectures, discussions, workshops and exercises.
Situated at just 22 kilometres (12 miles) away from Changi International Airport, the 30-story Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel is located along the Singapore waterfront near Boat Quay, Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay. Easily accessible by taxi to various business and entertainment districts, such as Raffles Place, the Marina Bay Financial Centre, Orchard Road, Chinatown, Sentosa and Universal Studios, the hotel presents itself as the ideal place to stay and explore Singapore.
We have negotiated a small number of rooms at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel. The NAFEMS Training course accommodation rate is SGD 230++ inclusive of one complimentary daily breakfast. The rate is available up to 1 month before the course, subject to availability. To book please quote “NAFEMS Training” and email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Please note NAFEMS cancellation policy for all 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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