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Tony Abbey is a consultant analyst with his own company, FETraining. He also works as training manager for NAFEMS, responsible for developing and implementing training classes, including e-learning classes. Send e-mail about this article to [email protected].

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  • Altair SIMSOLID Walkthrough
    For this overview, Tony Abbey says he was was able to explore design configurations very rapidly—and this prompted further exploration into alternative configurations such as an integral fitting.
  • Get Cracking with ANSYS Workbench 19.2
    Walk through a fracture analysis using ANSYS Separating Morphing Adaptive Remeshing Technology.
  • Parametric Design Optimization with CORTIME
    Walk through a linear buckling optimization using CORTIME.
  • ANSYS Workbench 19.2
    Take a hands-on look at how the ANSYS Workbench environment is used to explore the physics of a benchmark model.
  • Altair SIMSOLID Walkthrough
    For this overview, Tony Abbey says he was was able to explore design configurations very rapidly—and this prompted further exploration into alternative configurations such as an integral fitting.
  • Get Cracking with ANSYS Workbench 19.2
    Walk through a fracture analysis using ANSYS Separating Morphing Adaptive Remeshing Technology.
  • Parametric Design Optimization with CORTIME
    Walk through a linear buckling optimization using CORTIME.
  • ANSYS Workbench 19.2
    Take a hands-on look at how the ANSYS Workbench environment is used to explore the physics of a benchmark model.
  • Meshless FEA Opportunities
    Is there a future for meshless methods in mainstream analysis?
  • Democratization in FEA
    Most of the discussion on FEA democratization tends to focus on CAD-embedded FEA. The downside of making FEA software accessible by all is often stated as there may not be adequate understanding of the underlying principles of FEA.
  • Autodesk Nastran In-CAD
    Walk through the setup and analysis of a simple bracket to get an overview of Autodesk Nastran, a CAD-embedded finite element analysis software.
  • COMSOL Multiphysics Overview
    Get a look at the latest capabilities and functionalities.
  • SOLIDWORKS Simulation Overview, Part 2
    Walk through a static analysis study of an aircraft keel section in SOLIDWORKS.
  • SOLIDWORKS Simulation Overview, Part 1
    Walk through a static analysis study of an aircraft keel section in SOLIDWORKS.
  • An ESRD CAE Handbook Look
    DE looks into the ESRD CAE Handbook – a collection of pre-built FEA models to check strength, stiffness and other characteristics of typical fittings and components found in aerospace and other industries.
  • Optimization Overview: solidThinking Inspire
    solidThinking Inspire 2018 is a structural optimization program designed to provide a complete workflow from geometry creation and or manipulation, through FE analysis to topology optimization and geometry shape fitting of the resultant configuration.
  • Siemens FEMAP with NX NASTRAN Overview
    Part two of this overview of FEMAP with NX NASTRAN from Siemens focuses on meshing and FE analysis.
  • Engineering Hacks and Spreadsheets
    Almost all of the FEA work I do today is supported in some way by calculations or data manipulation within Excel spreadsheets.
  • FEA Demos and Benchmarks
    If a classical solution can be emulated using FEA, then it’s a good check of the software and our analysis skills.
  • CAD and FEA User Interface Evolution
    We are likely reaching a crossroads now. The CAD-embedded FEA products must extend their depth if they wish to be taken seriously by the analyst community.
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