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Introduction to finite element analysis

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What is finite element analysis (what is it and why do we carry it out? This free course, Introduction to finite element analysis, introduces the essence of finite element analysis. As an example of its use, you will look at the case of FEA of the tub of a racing car. You will also have the opportunity to try out two exercises to carry out a simple analysis of a plate and a square beam.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • present some basic theory of FEA
  • introduce the general procedures that are necessary to carry out an analysis
  • present basic information that is necessary for the safe use of FEA.

First Published: 19/03/2015

Updated: 12/09/2019

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