FEMAP tutorials, videos, seminars, and resources


If you’re an experienced finite element analyst, you know that hex meshing is golden but creating a well-structured brick is a skilled craft. If you’re new to the game, you’re probably asking “why suffer for a hex mesh?” and then “How do I develop these skills?”. In this online seminar, we are going to cover theory, fundamentals, and the newest techniques to make it faster. 

The New Year is here and along with it comes a new release of Simcenter Femap – v2022.1. You might have already seen the official releases from Siemens or the ubiquitous ‘new features’ webinars on YouTube, but we want to present something a bit different. Since we've had this software in our hands for a while (one of the benefits of beta-testing), we would like to share the features that we find the most useful as practicing engineers.

One of the most powerful capabilities of Simcenter Femap is the ability to organize and present modeling data through a variety of methods. This technical on-demand online seminar demonstrates how to use blanking, groups, and the draw/erase tool to quickly and easily organize your model.

Buckling occurs when the structure becomes unstable and can no longer resist the applied load. Typically, this type of behavior occurs in structures under high compressive load: classic examples are submersibles and load bearing towers. Linear buckling theory takes into effect the very real physical mechanism of stress stiffening due to tensile loads or by reducing the stiffness due to compressive axial loads. This differential stiffness is a function of the geometry and applied loads.

In this on-demand technical webinar, we demonstrate surface modeling and plate meshing in Simcenter Femap, focusing on going from 3-D CAD to 2-D surfaces, and then to a beautiful quad-dominant mesh.

The goal: combine our tried-and-true workflows and the newest Femap features to make the process of generating quality plate meshes quick and easy as possible. We want to share with you how the latest edition of Simcenter Femap can make this process efficient and get you that “quad” you have always deserved.

This Femap on-demand Technical Seminar is focused on modeling efficiency. As a simulation engineer, where do you spend your time? If you’re like us, you spend it in pre-processing, from geometry to meshing to BC’s. 

We have learned through the years that not all workflows are created equal, and it is easy to get trapped into a workflow, that may not be the most efficient for your model construction. Although new users will find this seminar useful, it is really tailored to highlight the quickest and fastest workflow methods toward model creation. 

fea solid modeling, meshing, and analysis

This webinar on Simcenter Femap discusses how to idealize solid geometry into efficient numerical models that are quick to run and can generate accurate results.

Anyone can take an object, mesh it, apply some boundary conditions and, with a click-of-a-mouse, generate some colors. However, it’s a bit more challenging to transform a mishmash of color into a verified and accurate simulation.

Fatigue failure is the fracturing of a given material due to cracks induced from cyclic stresses, and most engineering failures are caused by fatigue. What makes fatigue so dangerous is that the stress levels that cause fatigue damage are typically much lower than the yield strength of the material.

This webinar discusses fatigue and how you can use FEA to prevent failures by using stresses extracted from the model to calculate the expected life of a product based on the material properties. We discuss how to create a robust clean mesh that will allow for accurate contouring of stresses so that meaningful values can be extracted and used for fatigue calculations.

George Laird, PhD | Director of CAE and Principal Mechanical Engineer
Brian Kolb | Staff Mechanical Engineer

We held this online seminar on Thursday, Dec. 12

FEMAP v2020.1 has been released and is available as a full install. If using a version released prior to FEMAP 2019.1, please download the full installation of FEMAP 2020.1 MP1. Download and installation of FEMAP 2020.1 is not required to install 2020.1 MP1.

FEMAP v2020.1 is the latest user-focused release of FEMAP containing many features and enhancements requested by our users worldwide, along with important fixes for known issues.