This course delivers the skillset in linear or structural modeling that is required to solve structural problems from which you can develop finite element (FE) models for practical applications. It also teaches how results can be correctly interpreted. The course uses an open source FE package in a series of weekly practical sessions where models are constructed for sample problems and results are validated against simplified analytical models or open literature
In this course you will gain:
- Strong theoretical understanding of FEM
- Application of FEM to practical engineering problems
- Efficient modelling techniques
- Understanding the importance of verification and validation
Practicals and assignments are done using either Abaqus
The majority of professionals in many branches of Civil/mechanical engineering will benefit from adding FEM to their skills array. The ability to develop modeling skills under supervision in a non-critical environment means that skills and techniques can be acquired in a logical, progressive manner.