FEA Made Simple


Leverage Your FEA Studies!

You don’t need to know heavy mathematical concepts to take this course. In fact, you’ll learn simple and effective ways of confirming the accuracy of study results with very little mathematical skills. By the end of the course you’ll be confident about our work.

This doesn’t mean you won’t be able to leverage the power of SOLIDWORKS Premium’s FEA module. If fact, you will understand the full extent of this powerful tool.

The FEA Made Simple course begins by showing you how to create a basic simulation of a simple beam. You’ll examine the results of the study and learn the fundamentals about normal stress. The goal at this point is to give you a basic overview of the whole process.

Once you understand how simulations work you’ll study the differences between all the stress types. You’ll compare tensile and compressive stresses to Von Mises Stress and you’ll learn the critical differences between them as well as which circumstances you might apply them.

There are two important aspects of understanding how to use FEA. One is to understand the types of stresses there are and the other is to know how to confirm the results. So this course shows you the details of both aspects.

That doesn’t mean it’s complicated. In fact, the goal of the course is to simplify these complex concepts so that anyone can use the FEA module and feel confident about the results. You don’t need to be a mathematical genius. You just need to know or learn some basic algebra. Watching this course will show you how simple it is.

The course will show you practical ways of working with SolidWorks FEA Simulation. So you’ll be able to use it as a tool instead of a mysterious question mark.

49 Lessons (Listed Below)
4.3 Hours

The SOLIDWORKS 2017 courses above install on your computer and never expire. Purchase it one time and have the training for life.

You can also purchase a subscription to our SOLIDWORKS Online Training. This training can be accessed from your phone, tablet, or computer. It also expires when your subscription ends.  Subscriptions are not auto-renewed. We will send you a reminder when it’s about to expire.

FEA Made Simple

Permanent license installs on your computer

FEA Made Simple
Download + USB

Permanent license installs on your computer

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Download plus USB

Online Training

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SOLIDWORKS 2017: FEA Made Simple

Simulation Setup
Basic Static Simulation
Basic Static Study Results
Normal Stress
Shear and Normal Stresses
Principal Stress Intro
Simulation Number Types
Mohr’s Circle
Coordinate Systems
Principal Stresses
Von Mises Stress
Normal vs Von Mises
Calculating Bending Stress
Equivalent Moments and Forces
Couples and Moments
Common Sense Deduction
Torsion and Shear
Combined Loads and Stresses
Point vs Area Loads
Hand vs FEA Calculations
Separate Bending and Torsion
Iso Clipping
Mesh Elements

Second Order Elements
Mesh Controls
Automatic Mesh Transitions
Curvature Based Meshes
Beam Slenderness Ratio
Understand Direction 1 2
Beam Analysis
Profile Stresses
Tapered Beams
Tapered Beam Elements
Introduction to Trusses
Method of Joints
Force Propagation
Constraining Trusses
Truss Study Details
Fixing Truss Joints
Solving Short Beam Problems
Fixing Unstable Models
Shell Elements
Convert Solid to Shell
Shell Study Details
Design by Displacement
Factor of Safety