Stress projection

How to Calculate Stress and Strain with FEM Software?

Written by: Ajay Harish on 24 April, 2017

FEM users often wonder how stress and strain are calculated and how these quantities are related to the nodes? Which of this is calculated first? An…

von Mises yield surfaces

What is the von Mises Stress and Yield Criterion?

Written by: Ajay Harish on 19 April, 2017

The idea of von Mises stress was first proposed by Maksymilian Huber in 1904 but received more attention only in 1913 when Richard von Mises proposed…

container crane

Buckling Analysis of a RTG Crane

Written by: Guillermo Giraldo on 4 April, 2017

The RTG Crane (Rubber Tyred Gantry Crane, pictured in figure 1) is a fundamental equipment in any cargo port company. They allow fast stacking, unstacking and movement…

metal sheet

Metal Sheet Optimization with FEA | Fixing Enclosure Failure

Written by: Manisankar V. on 4 April, 2017

Over the past years, cloud-based Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) has become an important tool in the product development cycle and is being used extensively in…

CFD simulation accuracy

What is Accuracy in FEA or CFD Simulation?

Written by: Ajay Harish on 2 February, 2017

This is a common question that haunts most designers – what is the accuracy in FEA or CFD simulation? How accurate are these computer models?…


What is Convergence in Finite Element Analysis?

Written by: Ajay Harish on 23 January, 2017

A typical engineering design involves prediction of deflections/displacements, stresses, natural frequencies, temperature distributions etc. These parameters are used to iterate on material parameters and/or geometry…

FEA master class modal analysis truss bridge

What is Modal Analysis and Why is it Necessary?

Written by: Ajay Harish on 14 December, 2016

We often hear the terms “modal analysis,” “eigenvalues,” “eigenmodes” or “eigenfrequencies” and by the time one comprehends a single terminology – new terminology emerges. People…

motorsport car pedal

How to Reduce Car Pedal Weight by 47% with FEA

Written by: Enrique Martín López on 5 December, 2016

In motorsport, it’s necessary to optimize every component of the car; this includes the core parts (e.g. the engine), the aerodynamics, the tires, and so…