Best Finite Element Analysis Courses

Find the best online Finite Element Analysis Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Finite Element Analysis Courses.

Generative Modeling – Designer Based Structural Optimization

Topology Optimization - Creating Optimal Next Generation Designs with 3D CAD - Solid Edge - Solidworks - Blender - FEA

Created by John Devitry - Mechanical Engineering and 3D Design

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Students: 16848, Price: Free

Students: 16848, Price:  Free

Generative Design is a radical departure from conventional
design practices and is by definition the creation of shapes decided by a set of
rules, or in other words, software algorithms.

In essence the 3D CAD designer is no longer the primary creator,
taking the position of a “problem framer” specifying up front design goals such
as design space, constraints and keep out areas.  The computer software then decides where
material should be removed.  Constraints
define, then decide the structural results by generating an optimized part that
look eerily similar to creations found in nature.  The potential benefits are striking.  This class will teach you how to get started with Topology Optimization.

SOLIDWORKS – Introduction to Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

Lean Basic Tools And Techniques Of FEA Static Simulation

Created by Engineering & CAD School - Engineering & CAD School

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Students: 4024, Price: $24.99

Students: 4024, Price:  Paid

This course is focus on the static analysis of the solids, shells, beams and trusses. It shows techniques and tools how to set up a model for Finite Element Analysis, how to run the analysis and interpret the results to optimize your SOLIDWORKS models. After you create your model it's time to test a model by simulating the real environment upon which you can make changes and enhance the quality of the model. After completing this course, you'll have the knowledge to carry out FEA with confidence.

Why Solidworks?

Solidworks is the most popular design tool for creating 3D products and technical drawings. Millions of people use it to design anything from 3D-printed toys all the way up to mechanical vehicles, heavy machines and different products of everyday life.

What is FEA?

The Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is the simulation of any given physical phenomenon using the numerical technique called Finite Element Method (FEM). Engineers use FEA software to reduce the number of physical prototypes and experiments and optimize components in their design phase to develop better products, faster while saving on expenses.

What this course covers?

1. How to set up a simulation, how to prepare a model, how to define fixture and loads, how to create a mesh, how to run simulation and how to analyze results of Stress, Displacement and Strain of the Solid body.

2. You will learn how to define your own mesh, how to run multiple simulations, how to calculate stresses and strains at specific point of the model, how to create XY plots, how to re-modify model depending on the simulation results and how to create reports of the simulation study.

3. How to analyze planar symmetrical and circular symmetrical models using advanced tools. Those tools are huge help in saving the time and memory.

4. How to perform a static analysis of a shell body. There are compared two cases, one when object under analysis is created with surface tools and the second case when is created with sheet metal tools.

5. How to perform a static analysis of a frame body where body is treated like a truss. There are two examples. In first one body is created with weldments tools and in the second body is created with Extruded Boss feature.

6. How to perform a static analysis of a frame body where body is treated like a beam. It is presented how to set up a simulation, what is the difference between beam and truss and how to present the results.

7. Preparation for the CSWSA-FEA Exam.

This course will equip you with basic tools and techniques of Finite Element Analysis as well some basic theory of Finite Element Analysis. Upon completion of this course you will be able to perform analysis of solid objects, shells, beams and trusses on the basic to intermediate level.

*THIS COURSE ISN'T FOR PROFESSIONAL AND EXPERIENCED SOLIDWORKS FEA STUDENTS

If you find that any of this would beneficial for you and will help you to achieve your goals, ENROLL and begin your CAD journey!

Code_Aster Command File Wizard – Efficient

Learn how to generate Command Files to be used in Code_Aster Finite Element Analysis with ease and fun.

Created by Dharmit Thakore - Entrepreneur and Visionary

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Students: 3272, Price: Free

Students: 3272, Price:  Free

This course is structured in such a way that anyone new to Efficient software can download it and start using it in less than an hour.

By the end of this course you will be able to develop Command files for the following Finite Element Analysis that can be used in Code_Aster:

  • Beam analysis
  • Shell analysis
  • Axi-Symmetric analysis
  • 3D analysis
  • 3D assembly analysis
  • Add multiple material in one analysis
  • Add stepping function to loads

All command files generated during this course will be provided at the end of the course so that you can download them and use them to test the course content.

This course is structured such that within one hour you will be proficient in using Efficient software and will be able to generate command files of your own.

Efficient is the software developed to help users of Code-Aster to generate .comm files quickly and accurately.

Features of Efficient:

  • Fully in English
  • Easy to use Wizard Format
  • No need to remember Code_Aster commands
  • No need to check if you have missed a comma “,” or a Bracket “(” or ending Semi Colon “;”
  • Can be used on Multi Platform (Windows, Linux, Mac OSX)
  • Removes guesswork of what type of results are required
  • You can select the Units that you want (Unit Independent)
  • Types of Loads that can be applied : Gravity, Pressure, Force on Face and Force on Edge
  • Saves Boundary Condition and Loads separately in the .comm file
  • Has library of Materials
  • User can add stepping function to the Load
  • User can open .comm files generated by Efficient and re-use them
  • Types of analysis performed are Beam, Shell, Axi-symmetric, 3D, 3D-Assembly, Multiple Elements
  • User can select what results they want in MED file

Abaqus CAE : Learn Static and Dynamic Analysis

Learn Finite element analysis & simulation with Abaqus CAE

Created by Veer Tutorial - Ultimate Destination for All Computer Course

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Students: 1447, Price: $49.99

Students: 1447, Price:  Paid

ABAQUS CAE is one of the most widely used Finite Element Analysis software in the world. ABAQUS was developed by Dassault SYSTEMS.

in this course, you will learn ABAQUS from basics to advance level.

the main content of this course is given below

  • 1-D beam Analysis

  • Linear Static Analysis

  • Non-linear Analysis

  • Geometric non-linearity

  • material non-linearity

  • contact non-linearity

  • Buckling Analysis

  • Heat Transfer Problems

  • Conduction Analysis

  • Convection Analysis

  • Transient Heat Analysis Problem

  • Heat Generated Due to Friction

  • Dynamic Analysis

  • Modal Analysis

  • Frequency Response Analysis

  • Impact & drop test

  • safety analysis of Automotive crash box

  • Debugging the ABAQUS solutions

    in this course, we will start with a very simple analysis. after that, we will move on to more complex problems.

    you will get access to all the files that are used in this course along with the lectures.

    in case of any query, feel free to contact me anytime.

    Course language - English

    software version - ABAQUS 2019

Course Requirements

  • Abaqus software

  • basic knowledge of mechanics of material, machine design, finite element analysis would be advantageous. however, I will also explain basic stuff during the course.

who should take this course

  • this course is for everyone who wants to learn Abaqus.

  • mechanical engineers

  • Design engineers

  • Master and PhD students

  • Simulation Engineers

why take this course

  • To Learn Finite element Analysis

  • To perform Real Life Problems & simulations

  • to get a job as CAE/ FEA engineers

  • confidentially specify ABAQUS on your resume

Finite Element Analysis

This course will teach you a fundamentals of FEA for finite element formulation

Created by Rahul Rakhade - Assistant Professor

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Students: 645, Price: Free

Students: 645, Price:  Free

The finite element analysis is a numerical method for solving problems of engineering and mathematical physics. The course deals with problems from the area which includes structural analysis, heat transfer, fluid flow, mass transport, electromagnetic potential, topology optimization, modal analysis, transient analysis etc. after completion of this course student are able to perform static structural analysis, modal analysis and thermal analysis. Finite element analysis (FEA) is a computerised method for predicting how a product reacts to real-world forces, vibration, heat, fluid flow and other physical effects. Finite element analysis shows whether a product will break, wear out or work the way it was designed. It is called analysis, but in the product development process, it is used to predict what's going to happen when the product is used. To solve a problem, the FEM subdivides a large system into smaller, simpler parts that are called finite elements. This is achieved by a particular space discretization in the space dimensions, which is implemented by the construction of a mesh of the object: the numerical domain for the solution, which has a finite number of points. The finite element method formulation of a boundary value problem finally results in a system of algebraic equations. The method approximates the unknown function over the domain.[1] The simple equations that model these finite elements are then assembled into a larger system of equations that models the entire problem. The FEM then uses variational methods from the calculus of variations to approximate a solution by minimizing an associated error function.

Finite Element Analysis by Application of Software

This course will teach you a Practical examples, numerical, MATLAB programs, ANSYS of FEA

Created by Rahul Rakhade - Assistant Professor

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Students: 633, Price: Free

Students: 633, Price:  Free

The finite element analysis is a numerical method for solving problems of engineering and mathematical physics. The course deals with problems from the area which includes structural analysis, heat transfer, fluid flow, mass transport, electromagnetic potential, topology optimization, modal analysis, transient analysis etc. after completion of this course student are able to perform static structural analysis, modal analysis and thermal analysis. Finite element analysis (FEA) is a computerised method for predicting how a product reacts to real-world forces, vibration, heat, fluid flow and other physical effects. Finite element analysis shows whether a product will break, wear out or work the way it was designed. It is called analysis, but in the product development process, it is used to predict what's going to happen when the product is used. To solve a problem, the FEM subdivides a large system into smaller, simpler parts that are called finite elements. This is achieved by a particular space discretization in the space dimensions, which is implemented by the construction of a mesh of the object: the numerical domain for the solution, which has a finite number of points. The finite element method formulation of a boundary value problem finally results in a system of algebraic equations. The method approximates the unknown function over the domain.[1] The simple equations that model these finite elements are then assembled into a larger system of equations that models the entire problem. The FEM then uses variational methods from the calculus of variations to approximate a solution by minimizing an associated error function.

Ansys Basic Course-Basics of FEM & Static Analysis Tutorials

Basics and fundamentals of finite element analysis, Ansys static analysis tutorials

Created by Amr Shaaban - Assistant professor at Mechanical Engineering dept, ASU

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Students: 602, Price: $24.99

Students: 602, Price:  Paid

This is a basic course that focuses on finite element analysis and its applications. The course provides an essential theoretical background for any FE solver user. The evolution of FEM, basic definitions, types of elements, analysis types, model fidelity, pre-processing and post-processing are all discussed with the aid of some mathematical and technical applications. Besides, the course includes 11 static analysis tutorials on Ansys software to link the theoretical background to the software application. Finally, there are many assignments and working files annexed to the lectures, to allow students the opportunity to apply what they learn on their own, also the slides are attached to lecture for the student's convenience.

Computer Modeling using ABAQUS for Beginners

Computer Modeling using ABAQUS for Beginners (and introduction to Finite Element Analysis)

Created by Hamid ElDarwich - Ph.D. 25', M.A. - Princeton University

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Students: 549, Price: $89.99

Students: 549, Price:  Paid

I was intimated the first time I opened ABAQUS. All that I wanted to have a course that is simple but explains the reason for clicking this or that button. This course will provide you with a strong foundation to start in the ABAQUS modeling world.

This course is simple, this is its outline:

1) We have loaded a steel ruler with a bag of oranges, and we measured the deflection.

2) We modeled the ruler and the loading on ABAQUS that uses finite element analysis.

I will explain to you every step I followed so that you understand rather than just follow the procedure. I promise you will have fun and learn a lot from this course. Hope you enjoy it.

Hamid ElDarwich,

Civil Engineer, Ph.D. 24'

Princeton University, NJ

ANSYS Workbench – Introduction to simulation design

Basic guide to create mechanical simulations within this free finite element analysis program.

Created by AulaGEO Academy - Specialists in GIS - BIM - LAND and Smart process training

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Students: 533, Price: $89.99

Students: 533, Price:  Paid

More and more engineers are using Solid Modelers with the Finite Element Method to solve daily problems of stress states, deformations, heat transfer, fluid flow, electromagnetism, among others. This course presents a collection of classes aimed at the basic management of ANSYS Workbench, one of the most comprehensive and extended solids modeling, simulation and optimization programs.

Classes go through topics of geometry creation, stress analysis, heat transfer and vibration modes. We will also discuss the generation of finite element meshing.

The progress of the course is planned to follow the design steps in logical order, so each topic will help us reach increasingly complex analyzes.

As we discuss the basics, you will find practical examples that you can run on your own computer to increase your skills. You can advance at your own pace, or even go to topics where you need to reinforce knowledge.

ANSYS Workbench 15.0 has been developed on a framework that allows you to introduce a new way of working with your projects in a schematic way. Here you will learn to use these tools, whether you have worked with previous versions or if you are starting.

DesingModeler

In the geometry creation section we will guide you through the process of creating and editing geometries in preparation for analysis in ANSYS Mechanical, covering topics such as:

  • User interface

  • Creation of sketches

  • Creation of 3D geometries.

  • Import data from other modelers

  • Model with parameters

  • Mechanical

In the following sections we will focus on the mechanical simulation module. Here you will learn how to use this module effectively to build a mechanical simulation model, analyze it and interpret the results, covering topics such as:

  • The analysis process

  • Static structural analysis

  • Vibration Modes Analysis

  • Thermal analysis

  • Case studies with multiple scenarios

We will always be updating the information for you, so you will have a dynamic course where you can find useful and practical data.

Finite Element Analysis of 1D Elements

Numerical Analysis of 1D Elements

Created by Snehal Vasant Kadbhane - Numerical Analysis of 1 D Elements in structural analysis

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Students: 365, Price: Free

Students: 365, Price:  Free

The finite element analysis is a numerical method for solving problems of engineering and mathematical physics. The course deals with problems from the area which includes structural analysis, heat transfer, fluid flow, mass transport, electromagnetic potential, topology optimization, modal analysis, transient analysis etc. after completion of this course student are able to perform static structural analysis, modal analysis and thermal analysis.

Pre-Requisites: Mechanics of materials, Static and dynamic failure theories ,CAD-CAM, MATLAB, Engineering Graphics

After successful completion of course, student will be able to

1. Apply fundamentals of FEA for finite element formulation

2. Interpret results of FEA and make an assessment in terms of discretization and numerical error

3. Analyze the structural member to obtain results for displacement, stress, temperature and modal analysis

4. Evaluate and compare results of finite element analysis by application of FEA software

Engineering Graduates will be able to:

1. Analyse the real life problems in the field of Mechanical engineering including Design, Thermal and Manufacturing and develop appropriate solutions using modern tools

2. Apply acquired professional skills, project management abilities and hands on experience in mechanical engineering and allied areas

Finite Element Method (FEM) refers mostly to complex mathematical procedures used in your favorite solver. Think about it like a theory manual, lots of equations and mathematics. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is usually used in the context of applying FEM to solve real engineering problems. The finite element method is a widely used method for numerically solving differential equations arising in engineering and mathematical modeling. Typical problem areas of interest include the traditional fields of structural analysis, heat transfer, fluid flow, mass transport, and electromagnetic potential.

Finite Element Analysis with MATLAB and ANSYS

Write FEM codes for 1D, 2D, and 3D Structural Analysis and FEA

Created by Dr. Cong Tien Nguyen - PhD in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

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Students: 313, Price: $49.99

Students: 313, Price:  Paid

Active Coupon: 3F20538CFFE1F4833B7D

This course is in an example-based format for Finite Element Analysis, including various examples for 1D Truss, 2D Truss, 3D Truss, 2D plane stress, 2D plane strain, and 3D solid elements.

In each example, first, key formulations are provided to summary the theories. Next, you will be clearly instructed to write your FEM codes, ANSYS scripts. Every line of code will be clearly explained. After that, detailed instructions to extract results (displacements, stress, strain) from ANSYS and your FEM codes are provided. From there, you will learn how to make comprehensive comparisons between your FEM results and ANSYS to verify your codes and your understanding. This will be the best way to prove your understanding and knowledge.

Also, by practicing the examples, you can achieve very good or advanced coding skills in MATLAB and scripting in ANSYS.

Specifically, you will learn following main skills in this course:

  • Fundamental theories in Finite Element Analysis (FEA);

  • How to write FEM codes for various interesting problems of 1D, 2D, and 3D structures;

  • How to write advanced ANSYS scripts for various interesting problems of 1D, 2D, and 3D structures;

  • How to extract results from ANSYS and your FEM codes to make a comprehensive comparison.

  • Advanced MATLAB coding skills for FEA and plotting high-quality figures.

The Direct Stiffness Method for Truss Analysis with Python

Build your own finite element truss analysis software using Python and model large scale structures

Created by Dr Seán Carroll - BEng (Hons), MSc, PhD, CEng MIEI, FHEA

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Students: 303, Price: $89.99

Students: 303, Price:  Paid

Welcome to this DegreeTutors course on the Direct Stiffness Method for Truss Analysis with Python.

The aim of this course is to equip you with the tools and knowledge to build your own truss analysis software using the Direct Stiffness Method.

By the time you complete the course you’ll have written a piece of software to deploy on your own analysis projects.

Understanding structural analysis theory and hand-analysis techniques is an essential requirement of any competent engineer. It informs our intuition of structural behaviour and provides a foundation from which we can analyse complex structures.

However, most large structural analyses leverage the speed of structural analysis software. And modern structural analysis software is dominated by matrix analysis methods like the direct stiffness method. In this course you’ll implement these techniques to build your own version of a structural analysis software.

This course is broken into 9 sections that work progressively towards our goal of developing a generalised truss solver.

Section 1 - Introduction and course overview

The main goal of this brief introductory section is to get your coding environment set up and to give you an idea of how we approach using and learning Python in this course.

Section 2 - Modelling Elastic Behaviour

We’ll start by focusing on fundamental models of elastic behaviour. If we don’t understand the material behaviour we can’t understand the overall structural behaviour. So the lectures in this section are very important in developing a complete understanding of structural behaviour.

Section 3 - Finite Element Equations & Stiffness Matrices

We’ll expand our focus from material behaviour to modelling structural stiffness and in particular we’ll develop a stiffness matrix for an axially loaded bar element. The aim of this section is to build a stiffness matrix that we can combine with other element stiffness matrices to model a complete structure.

Section 4 - Direct Stiffness Method: Step-by-Step

In this section we shift gears and put what we've learned so far to work. We’ll walk our way step-by-step through the direct stiffness method starting with very simple two bar truss. This will allow you to see the process in action on a very simple structure.

Section 5 - Direct Stiffness Method in Python

Now that you understand conceptually how the direct stiffness method works, we’ll implement it in Python using a Jupyter notebook. This is our first step along the road to building a completely general truss analysis notebook.

Section 6 - Direct Stiffness Method on Larger Structures

In section six we’re going to analyse another larger truss structure. As in section 4, we’ll walk our way through the solution step-by-step to make sure you fully understand the analysis procedure. This section is about getting the reps in and giving you more practice on a larger structure. 

Section 7 - Optimising for Larger Structures in Python

We’ll again implement our solution in code by porting our solution from section 6 into a Jupyter notebook. In this section we’ll continue taking steps towards our overall goal of a generalised truss solver by further generalising our analysis code.

Section 8 - Building a Generalised Truss Solver in Python

In section 8 we bring together all of the code we’ve worked on so far and completely generalise it. This means we’ll be writing code in this section to analyse any truss structure. This is where we finally achieve the goal of developing a generalised truss solver. 

Section 9 - Taking your Solver for a Test Drive

In the final section of the course we take a victory lap and take your new truss solver for a test drive. This short section is simply about making sure you can input structural data correctly into your solver and admiring your handy work as your code takes over and completes your structural analysis.

Practical Finite Element Analysis, ABAQUS Python Scripting

An Application-Oriented Course To Teach You Basics of FEA And Help You Get Started With Python Scripting in ABAQUS

Created by Renganathan Sekar - FEM Simulation Engineer

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Students: 38, Price: $24.99

Students: 38, Price:  Paid

Right now, there are more than 7500+ job advertisements, globally, for keywords “Finite Element Analysis (FEA)” and “Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)”. The pay for these jobs are spiking up and the demand too is increasing at an insane rate.

The reason is simple. Almost all companies have realized the importance of simulation-assisted design processes. They are figuring out ways to incorporate simulation in their product development lifecycle and need skilled people who can help them do that.

But here’s the catch.

Companies want people who understand the bigger picture of things and adapt to the ever-changing landscape of product design. Not someone who knows the theory but finds it difficult to apply it in real life.

This course is exactly intended to bridge that gap between FEM theory and application.

Let me reveal a secret. If you are not going to be a FEM tool developer, you don’t need all the math that is being taught at the university or being described in detail in standard FEM textbooks. Rather, you need a clear and conceptual understanding of the concepts of FEA and then the aptitude to select and use the right tools from the commercially available FEA packages.

In this course, I will take you through different steps in Finite Element Analysis from a practical perspective. It is going to be fully application-oriented and I will present some case studies from the industry that will give you an idea of how industry professionals break down complicated problems into small chunks and then solve them gradually. I will also talk about the physical meaning of a lot of commonly misunderstood terms and terminologies in FEA. It’s always teamwork going ahead and these terminologies would help you to communicate effectively with other FE Analysts and design engineers in your team.

Then, I will introduce a framework for Python scripting that could be used for simulating problems with ABAQUS. I will use this framework to help you write Python scripts for 5 different problems and solve it using ABAQUS.

That's how this course will add value to you.

What are you waiting for? Act now and get yourself certified with this course.

ANSYS Workbench : Learn Structural Analysis

Lean Finite Element Structural Analysis with ANSYS Workbench with Practical Applications

Created by Veer Tutorial - Ultimate Destination for All Computer Course

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Students: 31, Price: $49.99

Students: 31, Price:  Paid

welcome to this course on ANSYS Workbench . in this course , you will learn ANSYS from basics to advance level.

this course deals with Structural analysis in ANSYS. the main content of this course is as following.

  • Linear Static Analysis

  • Buckling Analysis

  • Heat Transfer Problems

  • Contact definitions

  • Meshing Algorithms

  • Non Linearity

  • Dynamic Simulation

  • Modal Analysis

    Why Take This course

    • This course gives an easy introduction to ANSYS Workbench software.

    • Even an absolute beginner without any past experience can take this course.

    • It covers all important tools that are used in industry.

    • The problems taken in this course are industry oriented with real life applications.

    • The course content is regularly updated depending on student feedback and their requirement

    • Unlimited and lifetime access to all lectures and content anywhere, anytime.

    Course Features

    Software version - ANSYS 2020 R1

    Language - English

    Course Requirement

    • ANSYS software

    • Basic Knowledge of mechanical of material, strength of material, machine design and Finite element analysis would be advantageous.

    Who should take this course?

    • Mechanical engineers

    • Automotive engineers

    • Design engineers

    • CAE and FEA engineers

    • Anyone who wants to learn ANSYS and engineering simulation

    Who this course is for:

    • Mechanical engineers

    • Automotive engineers

    • Design engineers

    • CAE and FEA engineers

    • Anyone who wants to learn ANSYS and engineering simulation

Finite Element Analysis with MATLAB & ANSYS: BEAM STRUCTURES

FEA for Beam Structures: 2D, 3D Roof, House Frames, Offshore Structures, 2D and 3D Lattice Structures

Created by Dr. Cong Tien Nguyen - PhD in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

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Students: 28, Price: $59.99

Students: 28, Price:  Paid

  • In this course you will learn:

  1. Key formulations for 2D, 3D beam elements in Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

  2. Two-node beam element and its formulations

  3. How to deal with complex 3D beam structures

  4. How to write FEM codes in MATLAB to analyse complex 3D beam structures

  5. How to write input files and run FEA in ANSYS

  6. How to calculate stress, strain in complex beam structures

  7. How to attract ANSYS results and make comparison between the results from your own FEM codes and ANSYS

  • During the course, you will conduct FEA for various beam structures in the following projects:

  1. Single cantilever beam.

  2. An L-frame.

  3. 2D roof structure.

  4. 3D roof structure.

  5. Frames of a 60 m high building.

  6. An offshore structure/ jacket platform.

  7. A 2D lattice structure with negative Poisson's ratio.

  8. A 3D lattice structure with negative Poisson's ratio (homework).

  9. Stress and strain calculations

  • MATLAB codes for all projects are available for download and practice.

  • ANSYS input files for all projects are available for download and practice.

  • Lecture notes (PowerPoints) for all tutorials are are available for download.

  • Additional supports will always available up on request.

  • Coupon is available up on request.

About me: I am currently a Postdoctoral Researcher in the department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering of the University of Strathclyde. I received a Ph.D. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. My research interests focus on Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI), Fracture Mechanics, Peridynamics, Fatigue, Corrosion, Machine Learning.