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Class 3 - Advanced Methods in FEA


  • 1 day
  • Instructor lead or seminar
  • Theory and hands-on exercises (using HyperWorks or LS-Dyna)

Content and Target Audience:

This course is the next level from the introductory course and targeted at those people who will be involved with simulation on a day-to-day basis. Students should have a basic understanding and familiarity with finite element and simulation methods. By the end of the course the student will be able to perform nonlinear geometric and material analysis, understand advanced connection types, create nonlinear material models. The course is based on implicit solutions and can be presented using either LS-Dyna or RADIOSS.


Prior FEA experience including building models (preferably in HyperMesh)


  • Sources on Nonlinearity
  • Developing materials
  • Understanding contact
  • Element types
  • Planning models
    • Element type and mesh density
    • Boundary conditions and loading
    • Connecting parts together
    • Contact
    • Nonlinear analysis
  • Analysis Types
    • Basic nonlinear simulation with yielding
    • Modal analysis
    • Forced response analysis
    • Inertia relief analysis
    • Buckling analysis
  • Reviewing, understanding and presenting results

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