Detailed course: Teaching Practical Aspects of Finite Element Analysis

We do hope that the teaching material compiled herein will make your life as a teacher and instructor much easier. The teaching material in short, consists of:

    • PPTs (for your presentations while teaching in the classroom)
    • Reading material (PDFs) for your students` self learning
    • Tutorials - Handouts (PDFs) for your students
    • Model Files to practise

We know - from our own teaching experiences - that class notes can always be improved. Hence, we are very eager to learn more about your preferences and recommendations.

The objective of this teaching course
The focus of the teaching material contained in this class package is on the practical (and more general) aspects of Finite Element Analysis. Even though we have built in several exercises, this teaching course is NOT an introduction into HyperMesh, HyperView or the FEA solver OptiStruct.

If you are interested in teaching HyperMesh, HyperView, and OptiStruct in detail, we refer to our eLearning Program „Learning & Certification Program“.  Moreover, the theory of the Finite Element Method is kept very “light weighted”.

Some basic knowledge of the programs: HyperMesh, OptiStruct (for analysis), and HyperView for post-processing are helpful.

The duration of this course may vary between a few hours (illustration of the Finite Element Analysis workflow) up to 40 hours or more – strongly depending on the number of exercises, homework assignments (Capstone Project), presentations and discussions of results and so on.

Course content

  • The Finite Element Analysis Process
  • Analysis Types
  • High-level Overview FEM
  • Strategic Planning
  • Common Mistakes and Errors
  • Consistent Units
  • Geometry in HyperMesh
  • Annotations about Meshing
  • Annotations 1D Elements
  • Annotations 2D Elements
    • 2D Meshing with HyperMesh (short)
  • Annotations 3D Elements
  • Element Quality
  • Material (linear elastic)
  • Boundary Conditions
  • Linear Static Analysis
    • Exercises
  • Modal Analysis
    • Exercises
  • Linear Buckling Analysis
    • Exercises
  • Postprocessing
  • Capstone Project (Student Race Car)

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