All finite element analysts know this experience – take a single piece of solid CAD geometry, auto-mesh it, apply the boundary and analyze the model. It will be quick, easy and you think you will have some results ready to document in time to leave the office at a reasonable hour… and then the model crashes and the goose chase begins. Sometimes the simplest analysis projects can suck up a ridiculous amount of time.

In this technical seminar, we want to get back to the basics and talk about why it’s not always so basic. This presentation will walk through the standard analysis workflow from geometry to stress results and take a look at some of the common pitfalls. Along the way, we'll share with you some of our time saving techniques. We'll be working with solid geometry and tetrahedral meshes as we explore geometry preparation, mesh quality, model verification tools and finally, some recommended post-processing practices.

This webinar was held on:
Thursday, June 7, 2018
8:30am - 9:30am Pacific Time

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