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FEMAP tutorials, videos, seminars, and resources


This screen cast is taken from our online seminar held September 20, 2012

This mini-workshop covers the basics on buckling theory and shows how it is treated using FEA methods. Euler’s buckling equation is presented and compared to the eigenvalue linear buckling technique for a simple column. A geometric nonlinear analysis is then done for the beam and compared to theory and linear buckling. A more complex example is then presented showing how the buckled mode shape can be used to initiate nonlinear buckling in a perfect cylinder. A discussion is also provided about the pros and cons of linear buckling versus nonlinear buckling analysis. The workshop closes showing how LS-DYNA handles nonlinear buckling and the initiation of buckling in perfect geometry using the *PERTUBATION function.

This screen cast is taken from our online seminar held July 26, 2012

This webinar is a great place for a new Femap user to begin. It covers the basic model-building workflow: Geometry, Material, Property, Mesh Sizing, Meshing, Loads, Constraints and Analysis. Although the model-building workflow is going to be the same for all FE models, there are different ways to work through it within Femap. The webinar covers the workflow through the File Menus, the Model Tree and the Selector. A quick demonstration of a guest API is provided as well.