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Getting Started with FEA

Getting Started with FEA

Getting Started with FEA
For the best results, be prepared.

If you are planning on integrating physics-based simulation, particularly finite element analysis (FEA) into your design and development process, you probably have several questions regarding its successful implementation. Getting Started with Finite Element Analysis answers those questions and prepares you for that success.

Topics covered include recommended computational resources and systems, FEA software evaluation, licensing options, staffing decisions, and, most importantly, determining the value proposition of FEA.

When you complete this course, you'll come away with a clear understanding of decision-making and strategies regarding the incorporation of finite element analysis.

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Course Outline

1. Determining the Value of FEA

34 minutes

2. Hardware Requirements

1 hour 3 minutes

3. Workstations and the cloud

46 minutes

4. Software Selection

1 hour 35 minutes

5. Licensing Options

13 minutes

6. User Skills

16 minutes

7. Outlook

8 minutes

Course length

app. 5 hours

Course Author

Jeff Strain

Jeff Strain is a structural analysis engineer in the aerospace and defense industry. Over the past 27 years, he has held the roles of both finite element software user for companies such as Honeywell, Orbital Sciences, and Danbury Mission Systems, and technical specialist for ANSYS reseller PADT and Autodesk. Jeff enjoys sharing his finite element analysis knowledge and experiences with analysis engineers, design engineers, and anyone else who may benefit.


Finite Element Analysis, CAD-CAE Integration & Data Transfer, CAE in the Design Process, Data Management, Business Benefits / Market Analysis / Future Trends, Licensing, Hardware, Software, Licensing & Visualization, People, Education, Training, Simulation Governance, Numerical Methods