Training Courses & Workshops

 

Training Courses & Workshops

We understand the importance of training and professional development to you and your organization; therefore, we have decided to offer all CAASE20 attendees with a variety of training short-courses over the 2.5-day program, at no additional cost. Conference attendees will have an opportunity to register for these courses in advance (capacity is limited; courses subject to change). Following the close of the call for abstracts and review, we will expand the list below with additional courses and workshops.

With nearly 20 hours of free NAFEMS accredited training courses available at CAASE20, be sure to make a dent in your professional development hours (PDH). We will provide a certificate of completion for each course completed!  

NAFEMS Courses Offered on June 15th (Pre-Conference)

Composites

T. Abbey (FE Training)
Due to the nature of composite materials, stress analysis and failure prediction is far more complex than isotropic materials. The objective of this overview is to break down the composite FE analysis process into clearly defined steps, give an overview of the physics involved and show how to implement practical solutions using Finite Element Analysis.

Effective Postprocessing of Structural Analyses

T. Abbey (FE Training)
The range of post-processing options can be bewildering. However, understanding how to interrogate stress results is key to effective FEA. A road map is developed that shows how to use Von Mises, Cartesian and Principal stresses in a logical and authoritative manner. Examples of contour and XY plotting are shown. Load vectors and free body diagrams are also discussed.

 

NAFEMS Courses Offered on June 16th - 18th (During the Conference)

Nonlinear Analysis

T. Abbey (FE Training)
Many problems facing engineers are nonlinear in nature, where the response of a structure cannot be simply assessed using linear assumptions. One of the most difficult tasks facing an engineer is to decide whether a nonlinear analysis is really needed and if so what degree of nonlinearity should be applied. This overview will examine these issues, and look at the best ways of creating an analysis plan that matches key objectives.

Dynamic Finite Element Analysis

T. Abbey (FE Training)
This a short overview of the basics of dynamics analysis, building quickly from normal modes analysis to transient and frequency response. The session is packed with hints and tips on the most effective ways to set up these analyses - and some reminders about the implications of a dynamic environment for designers and analysts. Attendees qualify for a 15% discount on Tony's new NAFEMS book, "How to Perform Linear Dynamics Analysis."

Structural Optimization - Topology Optimization and Generative Design

T. Abbey (FE Training)
This short overview looks at the range of optimization techniques available in FEA today. A brief history shows the development of these methods and the various strengths and weaknesses. The future role of optimization is discussed – particularly when aligned with new manufacturing methods and vastly improving computing resources. The final topic is the continuing role of the engineer in providing the required innovation and definition of the optimization task.

Fatigue Analysis

T. Abbey (FE Training)
This short course gives some insight into the methods behind high and low cycle fatigue and fracture mechanics methods. How are they different? When do we use them? What are the implications for FEA?

Joints and Connections

T. Abbey (FE Training)
Most structures involve some form of jointing or connection. This overview looks at popular FEA methods for simulating mechanical joints, welding and bonding. Different idealization approaches and element types will be reviewed. Hints and tips will be developed based on identifying key analysis objectives.

CFD for Structural Designers and Analysts

K. Fouladi (Infomec Consulting)
This course aims to introduce the essential principles of fluid dynamics, important flow phenomena, and basics of CFD process to structural engineers for their multidisciplinary problems. This course provides a brief overview of the essential concepts and principles of fluid dynamics, CFD, turbulence, and heat transfer relevant to structural analyses through simple examples and case studies.

Introduction to Practical CFD

K. Fouladi (Infomec Consulting)
Through a simple and moderately technical approach, this course covers topics such as the role of CFD, basic formulation, governing equations and use of model equations, steps in CFD process, need for turbulence modeling, and CFD best practices.

Elements of Turbulence Modelling

K. Fouladi (Infomec Consulting)
This course is focused on understanding turbulence, need for turbulence modeling, and various modeling approaches. Discussions on the advantages and limitations of various models should help CFD users in selecting appropriate turbulence models for their simulations.

 

Note: We are currently working with a number of instructors to confirm additional training courses and workshops, so please do not consider this to be an exhaustive list of the training courses that will be offered at CAASE20.