In this course we will present the technical details of nonlinear finite element techniques and their implementation in modern CAE codes. At the end of the course, the participant has a detailed understanding of the computational techniques behind the user interface of the program and is able to use these advanced tools in the correct ways.
The Finite Element Method is an indispensable part of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE). It allows to analyse the response of structures due to thermal and mechanical loads in terms of stresses and deformations. In recent years, Finite Element methods have seen an enormous development. Modern commercial CAE packages also enable the analysis of nonlinear structural and material behaviour such as buckling, plastic deformation, fracture, crash analysis, in combination with multi physics analyses such as fluid structure interaction and electro-thermo-mechanical analysis.
In recent years, finite element tools have been integrated in CAE software which has improved the ease of use significantly, but hidden many of the computational details. In order to correctly use the tools and assess the results, a detailed understanding of the fundamentals of finite element method is important.
After completion of the course you:
Civil, mechanical, aerospace, material engineers with a HBO or university background. Some experience with programming (Python or Matlab) is useful (not mandatory).
Interested in related courses? Also take a look at the course Leven met scheurtjes in constructies – praktische breukmechanica, Vermoeiing van constructies, Themische analyse, Design for Additive Manufacturing, Material selection in structural design of Beoordeling Constructieve Veiligheid.
|The program can be taught in English on request.|
Day 1: The Finite Element Method: Theory
Day 2: Large deformations and structural elements
Day 3: Advanced material models
The course will not discuss specific implementation details of commercial codes.