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2018-11-16
Superposition and Its Use in FEA

Introduction Superposition is used in many different scenarios for structural calculations. In fact, the method is so useful that multiple names were even “invented” for it when used for a specific application: Static load combinations. Modal dynamics. Load-case combinations. Load reconstruction. Because so many different methods use it, a separate article on the topic is […]

2018-11-16
An Introduction to Modal Methods for Dynamic Analysis

Overview Modal methods in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) are extensively used in dynamics because it can dramatically reduce the runtime of certain types of models. The most common use is for modal-transient and modal frequency response analysis. Interestingly enough, it is a badly understood method with a common misconception being: “It solves in the frequency […]

2018-11-09
Frequency Response Analysis - What Is it?

Introduction Frequency response analysis in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is used to calculate the steady-state response due to a sinusoidal load applied to a structure at a single frequency. It is a specialized type of transient response analysis that is extremely efficient to solve a very specific type of model. In the rest of the […]

2018-04-04
5 Things I Learned from the SIMTEQ FEA 101 Course

This blog article was written by: Prashant Jeewa. FEA - A Brief Overview I recently attended the ESTEQ's FEA101 course - the practical Finite Element Analysis (FEA) course which focuses on linear static, buckling and modal analysis. If you are unfamiliar with the world of FEA, a simple explanation would be that it is a […]

2018-01-24
18 (Now 20) Real Reasons Why MSC Apex Is My No. 1 CAD Clean-Up Tool of Choice

Winning Awards Its no secret that I love working with MSC Apex, but I am not alone. Winning 14(!) prestigious product awards (since only 2014), means MSC Apex is officially the latest and greatest CAE technology available on the market today. Apart from winning 14 product awards, MSC Software also managed to submit no less than 25 […]