FEA Beyond Basics: Nonlinear Analysis Web Seminar RePlay

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) has been an indispensable tool for design simulation for several decades but this wide spread use has been limited to simple types of analyses. Relatively recently, more advanced analyses have given easy-to-use interfaces enabling design engineers to simulate problems formerly reserved for analysts. FEA Beyond Basics targets the FEA users who wish to explore those advanced analysis capabilities. It will demonstrate how to move past the ubiquitous linear structural analysis and solve structural nonlinear problems characterized by nonlinear material, large displacements, buckling or nonlinear connectors. The discussion will help participants identify, set up and solve complex nonlinear problems and as well as use results of nonlinear analysis to support the product design process.

All topics are illustrated using FEA software, SolidWorks® Simulation, for which participants will be provided a student license (compatible with 64-bit Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, 10; IE 10,11; MS Excel and Word 2010, 2013, 2016) and opportunity to practice skills learned. Acquired skills, however, will not be software specific and no prior exposure to FEA software is required. Hands-on exercises and demonstrations will provide an opportunity to put what is learned into practice.

What Will You Learn

By participating in this course, you'll be able to:
  • Identify a need for a nonlinear structural analysis
  • Identify the types of nonlinearities
  • Employ correct problem definition and solution strategy
  • Select applicable modeling techniques
  • Assess and implement results of nonlinear analysis

Course Information

COURSE LENGTH
7.00 Hours
ACCESS PERIOD
90 Days

Is This Course For You

The course is intended for design engineers who already have a foundational understanding of FEA but need to elevate its use to an advanced level to predict product behavior more closely.

Materials Provided

  • 90 days of online single-user access (from date of purchase)
  • Seven hours of instructor-delivered content
  • Course workbook (downloadable, .pdf's)
  • Online learning assessment
  • Instructor follow up to your content questions
  • .7 CEUs* (upon completion of all course modules and satisfactory assessment score)

*SAE International is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this course.

Course Requirements

  • Windows or macOS
  • Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari (Other OSs and browsers including mobile devices are not supported by may work)
  • Broadband-3Mbps minimum

Topics

Session 1
  • Modal Analysis and Linear Buckling Analysis
    • Analogies and differences between modal analysis with pre-stress linear buckling analysis
    • Linear buckling analysis as an entry to nonlinear analysis
    • Structural stability
Session 2
  • Nonlinear Geometry Analysis
    • Large displacement
    • Stress stiffening/softening effect
    • Force and displacement boundary conditions
  • Contact Analysis
    • Contact
    • Interference
    • Bolt connectors
Session 3
  • Nonlinear Material Analysis
    • Plasticity
    • Residual stress
    • Hyper-elasticity