28 October 2021

Finite Element Analysis; how do I know the answer is right?

We are hosting our first external webinar on the 25th of November,

Finite Element Analysis; how do I know the answer is right? Click here to apply!

Our very own Principal Engineer, Donald MacFarlane will be hosting. Donald is a multi-skilled engineer of 25 years’ experience, working with Mechanical, Structural, Marine, Subsea and Pressure Systems. Donald’s experience has been gained through working in Industrial, Academic & Research environments, an experienced Principal Engineer and previous university lecturer.

In this webinar, we will be discussing the day-to-day engineering realities of using finite element analysis (FEA) and how to know that your answer is correct.

Our Principal Engineer, Donald MacFarlane, who has a long history of engineering experience gained through working in industrial, academic and research environments and is in his own words “a practical engineer who wants to use the technology to make life easier for himself and to get answers quicker.”

Sign up to learn how to assess the results of finite element analysis in a structured manner by comparing an FEA to the results of an AISC hand calculation.

Historically finite element analysis has been a niche product for ‘difficult’ problems with ‘professional analysts’ telling you how difficult it is.

However, in today’s world FEA is a standard tool that can be routinely and easily used by many engineers and designers. The internet is full of tutorials telling you how to get an answer, and how to build a model. However…

How do you know the answer is right?

There are lots of codes and standards out there but when it comes to FEA they often suggest using ‘engineering judgement.’

This webinar assumes:

  • Your CAD/FEA program has an appropriate mesh on the model
  • You are competent in the software with relevant experience and have a result that initially looks and feels right

Donald will give his advice on how to assess the results of finite element analysis in a structured manner by comparing an FEA to the results of an AISC hand calculation.

Click here to sign up!

 

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