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Nafems is offering a seven-week online training course targeted to instruct designers and engineers on how to successfully implement practical design solutions using Finite Element Analysis (FEA).

The course is completely code independent and no software is required.

Each topic in the class is treated as a building block and presented using an overview of the physics and theory involved.

The math is kept simple and the emphasis is on practical examples from real life to illustrate the topic.

The mapping to FEA techniques is shown with numerous workshops.

Practical considerations of loadings, boundary conditions, damping and structural details are shown by numerous examples.

Of equal importance is the assessment and interpretation of results.

This starts with ensuring the modal frequencies and mode shapes are feasible and accurate.

Techniques are shown to confirm this and to make sure the basic modal response of a design is fully understood.

Comparison against test or hand calculations is shown.

A range of hints and tips are shown for producing subsequent efficient and accurate response analyses.

Interaction is encouraged throughout the course, with the planning and design of complete FEA projects.

Options for mass and stiffness modelling, damping, loads and boundary conditions and solution methods are discussed interactively with the students.

The tutor then runs the analyses using this input and the results are investigated.

Using this approach, classic errors are shown and corrected in a real-world scenario.

The session covers a wide range of application techniques available and shows typical applications and best practices across industry.

The objective is to show students how to assess the nature of the dynamic environment and what tools can be used, together with the scope of the various solutions.

Full notes are provided for the students, together with personal passwords for e-learning backup material, bulletin board access and so on.

This course is aimed at practicing engineers who wish to learn more about how to apply finite element techniques to dynamic analysis in the most effective manner.

Ideally a student should have some experience of FEA, but this is not essential.

The material that is presented is independent of any particular software package, making it suitable for both current and potential users of all commercial finite element software systems.

Engineers rely on computer modelling and simulation methods and tools as vital components of the product development process. As these methods develop at an ever-increasing pace, the need for an independent, international authority on the use of this technology has never been more apparent. NAFEMS is the only worldwide independent association dedicated to this technology.

Companies from numerous industries and every part of the globe have invested heavily in engineering technologies such as FEA and CFD.

But –

How do they ensure they get the best return from their investment?

How do they develop and enhance their capabilities?

How do they know they are using the technology in the most effective way?

NAFEMS is uniquely placed to help answer these questions.

NAFEMS is a vendor neutral, not-for-profit membership association of more than 950 companies from all over the world. Members range from major corporations such as Boeing through mid-sized organizations such as JCB, to small-scale engineering consultants.

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