FEA Made Simple


Leverage Your FEA Studies!

Learn how to leverage SolidWorks 2019 FEA using simple to understand training. The FEA Made Simple course uses easy to understand mathematics and stress analysis concepts to explain the complex behavior of FEA studies. If you understand basic algebra you can understand FEA.

This doesn’t mean you won’t be able to use the full power of SolidWorks FEA. In fact, you’ll be able to leverage the full extent of the module that comes with SolidWorks Premium. With this powerful tool you’ll be able to perform stress and deflection analyses and confirm their accuracy with simple math and a few tips and tricks taught in this course.

One of the key features of this course is the use of simple models to explore complex concepts. For example, it’s easier to focus on notch sensitivity when the model is a simple beam with a sharp corner. Calculations on a simple beam are simple. That’s way they call it a simple beam. You’ll use simple math to calculate stress on the simple beam, and you’ll see how stress rises in the sharp corner. Of course we show you how to setup your study to analyze the stress in the sharp corner, but the point is the focus of your analysis will be on the corner and not the complexity of the model. This helps you learn the specific concept.

That doesn’t mean you won’t be able to work with complex models. When you master the skills taught in this course you will be able to break complex models into simple to calculate steps. SOLIDWORKS has no problem pumping out a number, but you need to be able to confirm that it’s correct. By breaking complex models into simple calculation steps your portion of the analysis will be easy. You’ll understand what to do because this course will show you how.

The FEA Made Simple course dives deep into the FEA module explaining how meshes and mesh elements work. This leads to understanding notch sensitivity and how to deal with it. From knowing all the different types of stress and how to apply them to fundamental concepts, this course shows you what you need to know to productively and accurately use FEA.

49 Lessons (Listed Below)
4.4 Hours

The SOLIDWORKS 2019 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
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Permanent license installs on your computer

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SOLIDWORKS 2019: 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