Real-world problems are rarely linear or static. Nonlinearities often impact the prediction of a product's behavior in unpredictable ways. These add uncertainty and risk to decisions made from either virtual or physical test results for engineers and designers who don't understand them. We'll summarize simply and clearly the process of identifying and planning for the 3 key types of nonlinearity in product performance so that you will be able to spot them in both physical as well as virtual testing. We'll teach you how to account for nonlinearities in testing, but the remaining focus will be on nonlinear simulation covering processes, terms, and troubleshooting. While we'll use Simulation Solutions for illustration, the concepts covered will be valid for any simulation software attendees.
- Learn how to spot the 3 key types of nonlinearities in product performance
- Discover how nonlinearities can impact physical test results
- Discover the terms and processes involved in including nonlinearities in simulation
- Discover nonlinear analysis so that these concepts can be employed in upfront design decision making
Tony Abbey has created and taught a wealth of FEA trainingmaterial over the past 20 years. Thousands of engineers across the world have benefited from his live and e-learning based classes. He has developed a reputation for providing the student with an experience that is full of insight gained from his extensive experience, but which also challenges and motivates.Tony has been working with FEA for nearly 40 years, both in Industry and for leading FEA software providers in the UK and the US.His informal and interactive presentation style allows the key concepts to be taught in a manner which involves participants fully in the course material.Tony presents the popular NAFEMS live e-Learning classes, covering a wide FEA subject area.. He writes a series of authoritative articles on FEA for Digital Engineering magazine each month.
I'm a Product Manager responsible for the Mechanical FEA strategy at Autodesk. This includes overseeing products such as Autodesk Simulation Mechanical, Autodesk Nastran, and Autodesk Nastran In-CAD, as well as the Mechanical FEA roadmap on Forge.