The Finite Element Analysis (FEA) has been widely implemented by automotive companies and is used by design engineers as a tool during the product development process. Design engineers analyze their own designs while they are still in the form of easily modifiable CAD models to allow for quick turnaround times and to ensure prompt implementation of analysis results in the design process. While FEA software is readily available, successful use of FEA as a design tool still requires an understanding of FEA basics, familiarity with FEA process and commonly used modeling techniques, as well as an appreciation of inherent errors and their effect on the quality of results. When used properly, the FEA becomes a tremendous productivity tool, helping design engineers reduce product development time and cost. Misapplication of FEA however, may lead to erroneous design decisions, which are very expensive to correct later in the design process.
This six-session web seminar provides design engineers with the skills necessary for proper use of FEA in the design process and to ensure that this powerful tool is implemented in the most efficient and productive way. Participants will study different types of analyses typically performed, discuss common misconceptions and traps in the FEA, and review Implementation of Management of FEA in the design environment. The online format will allow for some customization so problems of particular interest to participants and an exchange of FEA experiences may be discussed during the live sessions. Hands-on exercises focusing on the analysis of FEA errors and proper modeling techniques will be assigned.
All topics are illustrated by hands-on examples using FEA software SolidWorks® Simulation for which participants will be provided a Student License (compatible with Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, 10; IE 10,11; MS Excel and Word 2010, 2013, 2016). Acquired skills, however, are not software specific and no prior exposure to FEA software is required. The eBook, "Engineering Analysis with SolidWorks® Simulation" by Paul Kurowski, will also be included in the course materials. In-class, hands-on exercises and between-session assignments will provide an opportunity to put what is learned into practice.
This course addresses the needs of design engineers who are not specialized analysts but need to use the Finite Element Analysis to analyze new product during the design process. Also non-specialist FEA users, R&D engineers and managers, project engineers, and product engineers will benefit from its coverage of different FEA formulations, tools for error analysis, common errors, traps and misconceptions, and an introduction to FEA project management.
This course satisfies a requirement in the Product Engineering Tools and Methods Certificate Program.
Registrations will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. the day before the start of the web seminar, but early registration is encouraged to allow for pre-course set-up and instructions.
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You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.
"Good instruction, informative, covers a wide range of topics effectively and efficiently."
Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology
"Vital to engineers at any point in their career. Dr. Kurowski was the perfect instructor for this type of course. Subjects were always explained in as much detail as needed."
"The instructor took his time explaining topics in details and there wasn't a question he could not answer."
Sr. Mechanical Engineer
Second Sight Medical Products
"Enjoyed Dr. Kurowski's knowledge, he was quick and effective in answering questions during class and via email outside of class."
Honda North American Services, LLC
"Challenging, thorough, and concise. Come into the course not knowing FEA; leave as a functional design engineer."
Principal Materials Engineer
IBC Materials & Technologies Inc.
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