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Fatal errors and/or crazy stresses!

One of the most common topics for our technical support team is Connections (also known as linear contact). You’ve seen some great demos, you’ve got the perfect pin/clevis model and you found the “Automatic” button under the Connect menu. However, once your computer finally stops spinning, the analysis crashes. Sound familiar? The goal of this seminar is to break Connections down to the simple components and provide a basic understanding of how they work. That, combined with some suggested default settings should have you up-and-running for your next contact analysis.

We presented this online technical seminar on March 24th, 2016

There’s a lot of hard work that goes into getting a quality set of FEA results – geometry prep, meshing, materials, properties, boundary conditions, contact and analysis settings – and that’s if everything goes smoothly. But what do you do when the analysis results are finally ready? For some, that’s when the real work begins. Post processing (or just post as some call it) is the art of taking a mountain of data and turning it into something that is easy to present and easy to understand. A well-crafted combination of images and tabular data will tell a story about the structure and how it behaves under load.

Want to know about surface modeling and plate meshing with Femap 11.2.1? We presented an online technical seminar on September 10th, 2015.

This online seminar focuses on going from 3-D CAD to 2-D surfaces and then to a beautiful quad-dominant mesh. For most of us, this is where the rubber hits the road and our managers and clients wonder why it ain’t easier. We want to share with you how the new Femap v11.2.1 can make this process easier and get you that “quad” you have always deserved.

This seminar is intended for NX Nastran users that are interested in nonlinear analysis but aren't quite sure when, why and how to use it. This presentation will provide theory, implementation, and analysis examples of the following nonlinear topics:

  • Geometric Nonlinear (Contact and Buckling)
  • Material Nonlinear (Plasticity and Hyperelastic Materials)
  • Multi-Step Analyses (Contact with Bolt Preload, Residual Stress, Vibration of Stiffened Structures)
  • Gap Elements (Compression Only for Contact, Tension Only for Cables)