CSEI at cseinc.org provides engineering organizations with finite element analysis (FEA) and stress analysis analyst training. Finite element theory, numerical analysis, finite element formulations, finite element solution procedures, solvers, and stress results interpretations are presented.
CSEI at cseinc.org introduces novice and advanced finite element analysis and stress analysis analysts to numerical procedures utilized in finite element analysis computer programs including finite element formulations, finite element solution procedures, and stress results interpretations.
CSIE at cseinc.org presents engineering organizations with finite element analysis (FEA) and stress analysis analyst training at CSEI facilities on on-site at the customers offices. Either case the course materials cover finite element formulations, finite element solution procedures, solvers, and stress results interpretations.
CSEI has presented Finite Element Analysis courses at the University level, and as in-house and on-site courses for product manufacturing companies.
Emphasis in stress analysis training is placed on the following:
Theory - An understanding of the theory and numerical procedures used to develop finite elements and use of correct solution algorithms is essential to understand the limitations and restrictions inherent in applying finite element analysis programs to the design of structures and manufactured products. Applying finite element analysis procedures as a "black box" application, will eventually lead to incorrect predictions of the response of the structure or product, which may have severe consequences for both the user and the designer.
Modeling Techniques - Effective finite element modeling of structures and products requires years of training, supervised application, and participation in user peer group meetings and discussions. Building analysis models that provide accurate results in a reasonable time frame is a skill that an analyst must develop to become and remain effective.
Advanced Analysis - An understanding of complex quasi-static, dynamic, and nonlinear analyses may be required to accurately determine the response of structures and products operating in normal and possibly extreme operating environments. These types of analyses will require both the analyst and the analysis program capabilities to extend beyond entry-level linear elastic and static response estimations.
During any analysis project, it is the responsibility of the analyst to verify that analysis results conform to the physics of the problem under study. Understanding the response of a structure or manufactured product allows effective design decisions to be made in developing structures and products that are functional, meet all engineering requirements, and can be manufactured and assembled.
Stress analysis training must be the first step in developing analysts capable of effectively applying finite element analysis procedures to the design process.