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Learning FEA

Learning FEA

Learning FEA

Dear All,
Good Day to you all. Is there a simple self study material for learning FEA concepts. I want to specialize in FEA but, unfortunately I have not undergone a course. If you find it please share with me.

RE: Learning FEA

unfortunately FEA ist not that 'simple' ..........
Do you want to study the theoretical background or just leran how to use a FEA Program ??
There are plenty of good books on the market.....

RE: Learning FEA

Take a look at Building Better Products with Finite Element Analysis by Adams and Askenazi. I think it's out of print but maybe a used copy on bookfinder

Rick Fischer
Principal Engineer
Argonne National Laboratory

RE: Learning FEA

I can recommend this book too. It's the best practical guide to FEA. Another interesting book of this kind is "Practical Finite Element Analysis" by Gokhale. However books can't replace courses and especially own practice.

RE: Learning FEA

Despite being an avid self-learner, there's really no experience for working in a consultancy from a talented senior engineer.

After all you can't become the worlds best racecar driver through reading a few mechanical engineering textbooks.

RE: Learning FEA

@Erik +1: Just enrolled for the course. Thank you for the link.

If anyone has any similiar stuff, maybe for Abaqus as well, let us know! smile

RE: Learning FEA

I just realized there is an upcoming webinar concerning FEA, that also might help to get started:

Structural Analysis Using Non-Linear Material Properties

What is cool is that even if you are not able to attend the live session, you can still register in order to receive the recording :)

Really hope this helps!

RE: Learning FEA

I agree with ukbridge that,in the end,the best learning will be to work under an experienced mentor. Getting to grips with the theory can be done by self-study.
Running the examples from the software instruction manuals is an effective part of the learning process. All the best!


RE: Learning FEA

I agree with Andries, but IMHO an experienced mentor is a resource like any other, albeit an invaluable one. There is no substitute for putting in the time and using the software for yourself. If in the process, you don't fully understand how something works, use the resources available to you. Are you looking for theoretical or practical learning material? As someone who is relatively new to FEA myself, I would suggest you order this book: https://www.learningfea.com/ and download the free trial of Femap from Siemens (I am not marketing for Femap, I just find it to be the most user friendly). It is also my opinion, that the training material quantity and quality for Femap is superior to other software.

RE: Learning FEA

I've always used Creo...It's just what I've learned and been taught. I looked for Creo training on Google and found this: https://enginsoftusa.com/Creo/Creo-Training-Instructor-Online.html
It's a decent price, but it looks like it could be promising. I don't know what software you want to use. I'm sure there's training like this on different software. Good luck!

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