Reducing Product Cost and Development Time with Finite Element Analysis 841132
Proper application of the finite element method for engine component development requires that three criteria be met. First, realistic objectives must be set for the analysis. Second, model complexity must match these objectives. Third, the analysis activity must be integrated with design and test in the overall component development plan. Several case histories are included to illustrate the value of finite element analysis (FEA) when these three criteria are satisfied.