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Professional Training for SimScale

Online training to get started with Structural Mechanics / FEA

Overview

Session 1: Fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis

What you will learn
  • The Fundamentals of Finite Element Theory and its governing equations
  • The Finite Element Method and solution approaches
  • The role of FEA in the product development process
  • The FEA capabilities on SimScale and a complete workflow for a structural simulation
How you will benefit
  • You will become familiar with the FEA techniques and will be able to perform basic structural simulations on SimScale

Session 2: CAD preparation and meshing in Structural Mechanics

What you will learn
  • Important steps in CAD preparation for simulation
  • How to do a mesh refinement study to develop a simulation-ready mesh
  • When to use a first and second order mesh
  • The meshing algorithms available on SimScale and how to use them
How you will benefit
  • You will become familiar with the procedures to prepare your CAD model and will be able to create a simulation-ready mesh on SimScale for accurate results

Session 3: Static analysis with SimScale

What you will learn
  • Complete workflow for a static structural analysis
  • Difference between linear and nonlinear analysis with focus on nonlinearity sources
  • Methods available on SimScale to solve these nonlinearities
  • Overview of relevant case studies demonstrating linear and nonlinear static analysis
How you will benefit
  • You will become familiar with sources of nonlinearities and will be able to perform a nonlinear static analysis on SimScale considering material nonlinearity

Session 4: Dynamic analysis with SimScale

What you will learn
  • Dynamic analysis and its benefits
  • Fundamentals of dynamic analysis in the frequency & time domain
  • The processes to follow in dynamic analysis for better results
  • An overview of some case studies to understand the steps required for performing dynamic analysis with SimScale
How you will benefit
  • You will become familiar with fundamentals of dynamic analysis and will be able to perform a dynamic analysis in both the frequency & time domain on SimScale

Session 5: Advanced Concepts in Structural Mechanics with SimScale

What you will learn
  • Advanced boundary conditions including cyclic symmetry and elastic support
  • Advanced material properties available on SimScale including material damping and hyperelastic materials
  • Physical contacts including friction and fictitious clearance
  • Overview of some case studies to gain an understanding of  how to handle complex nonlinear contact and harmonic analysis with SimScale
How you will benefit
  • You will become familiar with advanced concepts in structural mechanics and will be able to perform such analyses on SimScale