3-day training course: Practical Introduction to FEA
Houston, TX 9-11 October 2012
Sterling, VA, July11th 2012 – FEA has become widely used and universally accepted in many industry sectors. As a powerful technique, FEA is able to produce solutions to challenging structural analysis problems. The technology and computational efficiency of the method, together with the rapid increases in computer processing power means that today the scope and size of simulations far exceeds the capabilities of even a few years ago.
However for those engineers embarking on FEA, or companies adopting the technique to improve designs or achieve certification of new products, there is a steep learning curve to overcome.
There are a bewildering array of element types, solution types, meshing methods and pre-post processing options that have to be faced. This is before we get down to the engineering physics behind the problem, with associated classic traps and errors. What is needed is guidance via a thorough but practical assessment of the method and how to use it in the real world.
NAFEMS, the only vendor neutral, not-for-profit organization with the aim of promoting the effective and reliable use of FEA, addresses this requirement by providing this three day example-driven, practical course in Houston, TX on 9-11 October.
In today’s extremely competitive market place, firms are constantly strategizing as to ways they can achieve a competitive edge. In recent years, there has undoubtedly been an increasing focus towards education and training to ensure that engineers are at their technical best.
NAFEMS wealth of experience within the analysis and simulation industry uniquely places us in a position to provide the community with quality and worthwhile training to reach this goal. As an organisation dedicated to promoting the best use of simulation and analysis, there is no better place to further your professional development.
This ‘ Practical Introduction to FEA’ course is led by Tony Abbey who has created and taught a wide range of FEA based training classes over the past 15 years. He has developed a reputation for providing the student with an experience that is full of insight gained from his extensive experience, but which also challenges and motivates. Tony has been working with FEA for over 30 years, both in Industry and for FEA software providers in the UK and the US.
His informal and interactive presentation style allows the key concepts to be taught in a manner which involves participants fully in the course material.
Who is the course for?
This course is aimed at practicing engineers who wish to learn more about how to apply finite element techniques to their particular problems in the most effective manner. The material that is presented is independent of any particular software package, making it ideally suited to current and potential users of all commercial finite element software systems. This course is a must for all engineers aiming to use FEA as a reliable predictive tool for thermal, stiffness and stress analysis.
Companies moving into FEA technology to improve product designs or assess prototype failures or speed the design process will benefit from sending key engineers to this course.
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NAFEMS is a not for profit organization aimed at promoting best practices and fostering education and awareness in the engineering analysis community. In line with its objectives to promote the effective use of simulation technologies, NAFEMS is continually seeking to create awareness of new analysis methodologies, deliver education & training, and stimulate the adoption of best practices and standards by offering a platform for continuous professional development.
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