Best Free Finite Element Analysis Courses

Find the best online Free 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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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 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

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.