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Talking Shop with Tony Abbey - Episode 1 - St Venant's Principle

Talking Shop with Tony Abbey

Episode 1 - St Venant's Principle


Talking Shop with Tony Abbey
NAFEMS is talking shop with Tony Abbey on a range of topics relevant to, and suggested by, the engineering analysis community.

We kicked off each session with a brief presentation on the subject from Tony, and thereafter, open up the floor for written questions and thoughts from you, the audience.

The sessions was moderated, allowing the host to put your questions and comments direct to Tony, and we also made each episode live on our youtube and vimeo channels, as well as sharing on social media.

Episode 1 - St Venant's Principle

This principle is often quoted in FEA. It is a very generalized statement, but what does it mean and how can we use it in practice?

Tony explored the background to the principle and discusses how it can be used in practical guidelines.

Several examples will be shown in the presentation, then the session opens up for questions.

What’s your interpretation? Do you have any recommendations?

Here is your chance to learn some new ideas, pass on tips, or generally join in the discussion!


This series is available for free to the engineering analysis community, as part of NAFEMS' efforts to bring the community together online.


Tony Abbey

Tony Abbey has created and taught a wealth of FEA training material over the past 20 years. Thousands of engineers across the world have benefited from his live and e-learning based classes. He has developed a reputation for providing the student with an experience that is full of insight gained from his extensive experience, but which also challenges and motivates.Tony has been working with FEA for nearly 40 years, both in Industry and for leading FEA software providers in the UK and the US.

His informal and interactive presentation style allows the key concepts to be taught in a manner which involves participants fully in the course material. Tony presents papers at NAFEMS and other conferences on a regular basis and has been involved with NAFEMS since its formation. He has written a series of very popular articles on FEA for Desktop Engineering magazine.