FEMAP and NX Nastran - Foundation and Advanced training

Over the years we've seen every type of engineer benefit from our course


NEXT COURSE: April 22 - April 26, 2019


Whether you're a first-time FEA user or someone with 8+ years of experience, our workshops provide the principals and modeling fundamentals to get new users up and going. That said, each of the workshops also has tips, tricks and extra skills to push experienced users on their knowledge and experience.

This nearly week-long course taught by our FEMAP guru Adrian Jensen takes the user from the ground floor through FEA best practices. It then moves into advanced subjects dealing with manifold and non-manifold surface modeling, detailed plate meshing, and tet versus hex meshing.

The optional final day on Friday will finish with a focus on customization and automation using Excel and FEMAP’s own API interface for an additional $575. The course will be fast paced and follow a workshop format with theory, practice and Q&A sessions.

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Instructor Adrian Jensen

Instructor Adrian Jensen

With 9+ years of experience, Adrian specializes in all things FEMAP: geometry modeling, meshing, analysis, post processing and programming with the FEMAP API.

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The course will be fast paced and follow a workshop format with theory, practice and Q&A sessions.

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Our training will be conveniently located in the heart of Portland’s Lloyd District, at the Portland English Language Academy. The area is rich with lodging options such as convenient nationwide brands, unique local hotels and home rental options such as AirBNB, as well as numerous transportation options including free parking, city-wide light rail, bike routes and more.

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Course Requirements: We highly recommend that students configure and bring their own laptops. We can and will align versions of FEMAP for consistency throughout the class. We do have limited availability of rental laptops for registrants. Following the class, course materials will be provided on USB flashdrives.



Foundation of FEA Modeling with FEMAP + NX Nastran (Two Days)

  1. FEA theoretical background w.r.t Beam, Isoparametric and special elements
  2. Tour of FEMAP interface: Preferences, Panes, Toolboxes, Help and Tips & Tricks
  3. FEMAP modeling workflow for Beam, Plate and Solid (BPS) element
  4. Static stress analysis and results interpretation of BPS elements
  5. Introduction to Plate and Solid modeling with surface and solid geometry and Mesh Toolbox
  6. Introduction to Assembly Modeling: Glued, Contact and Rigid element Usage

Advanced FEMAP + NX Nastran (Two Days)

  1. Surface modeling using Manifold and Non-Manifold geometries
  2. Advanced surface preparation for high-accuracy Plate modeling
  3. Meshing toolbox tips and tricks with Jacobian optimization
  4. Building efficient assemblies via efficient Solid modeling (tet & hex elements) and Linear Contact
  5. Introduction to linear dynamics (modal analysis tips & tricks)
  6. Non-linear analysis: geometric versus material non-linearity and best practices

Customization & Automation of FEMAP (One Day)

  1. Automation of results processing via Excel
  2. Introduction to FEMAP's macro capability
  3. Introduction to FEMAP's API via Custom Tools
  4. Programming FEMAP's API

    Event Details

    Event Date April 22, 2019 8:00 am
    Event End Date April 26, 2019 4:00 pm
    Individual Price $2450 for 4-day core training (optional 5th day add'l $575)
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