Finite Element Method Course (Part 1):
March 1-5, 2021
- A well-balanced treatment of theory and application of the use of Finite Element Analysis in solving a wide range of structural problems.
- The fundamentals of the Finite Element Method and modeling techniques as applied to structural analysis problems.
- The theory of the Finite Element Methods and several widely used analytical techniques.
- The formulations of several element types, isoparametric formulation of the elements stiffness matrices, and numerical integration.
- The application and limitation of the Finite Element technique for analysis and design of structures.
- The acceptable means for Verification and Validation techniques of Finite Element Analysis and the results.
Who should attend?
- Finite Element Modeling Engineers
- Stress and Design Engineers
- Design Approval Representatives
- DAH Engineers, TC and STC holders
- Anyone who performs finite element analysis
- Anyone who evaluates and uses finite element analysis results
- History and evolution of finite element analysis
- Discussion of various applications to solve structural problems
- Introduction to mathematical theory
- Theory of finite element methods including:
- Direct method
- Principle of Minimum Potential Energy
- Formulations of several element types used in the analysis
- Isoparametric formulation of the stiffness matrices and numerical integrations
- Discussion of how software solves large scale problems
- Provide an understanding of the FE technique to aid with setting up the analyses
- Discuss various techniques used in solving structural problems numerically
- Present an understanding of the FE technique to aid with post-processing results
- Enforce all the presented concepts with practical problems and examples
- Discussion on common errors of the finite element method
- Typical applications of the Finite Element Method in the aerospace industry
- Verification and validation of the Finite Element Analysis and results
- Featuring case studies and examination of major applications of Finite Element Methods