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Fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis

This course is designed to introduce users to the fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis, including FEA terminology and concepts. Expert designers can also use this course as reference, or to brush up on their FEA knowledge. Key topics include: FEA, Newton's Laws of Motion, stress, strain, Hooke's Law, Saint Venant's principle, the Rayleigh Ritz method, motion, energy, potential energy, degrees of freedom, boundary conditions, stiffness matrix, static analysis, dynamic analysis, and frequency.

This is a CAD-neutral course. No specific software is required.

Intended Audience:
Anyone wanting to learn basic FEA principles.

Course Duration:
4 hrs.

Skill Level:
Basics of Finite Element Analysis Assessment

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