Course Type:
3 Days
Majenta Academy - Coventry
3 Argosy Court, Scimitar Way, Whitley Business Park, Coventry, CV3 4GA
User Level:
Beginner to Advanced

This course is made up of three smaller courses that have been compiled to form a comprehensive, in-depth course that covers all of the topics as one course.

The first part of this course will teach you the basic concepts of Finite Element Analysis and the general analysis process. You will learn how to perform a simple static analysis on a single part using finite elements, and how to produce the final report of the analysis results.

The second part of this course will teach you how to use advanced Finite Element Analysis pre-processing techniques and post-processing tools, including the concept of defining virtual parts to avoid excessive geometric modeling. You will learn how to perform frequency analysis on a single part, and how to use adaptive meshing to achieve pre-defined accuracy.

The third part of this course will teach you how to perform a Finite Element Analysis using an existing assembly. You will learn how to create connections between assembly components and how to assign appropriate connection properties. You will also learn how to create an analysis assembly from existing meshed parts.

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

Day One:

  • Understand why, when, and how to use Finite Element Analysis
  • Use different element types and shapes to mesh a part
  • Apply clamp, slider, and iso-static restraints
  • Apply force, moment, and displacement loads
  • Compute the static analysis for a single part
  • Visualise the images of the analysis results and produce the analysis reports
  • Refine existing meshes to produce more accurate results

Day Two:

  • Define and customise the material properties of the parts to be analysed
  • Apply pressure, acceleration, and force density loads
  • Define virtual parts to simplify the analysis
  • Apply pivot, ball-joint, and user-defined restraints
  • Compute the frequency analysis for a single part
  • Create planar sections to visualise the internal result values
  • Compute and refine a mesh using adaptive meshing in order to achieve the pre-defined accuracy

Day Three:

  • Understand and differentiate between various types of hypotheses that are used for creating an assembly analysis
  • Define analysis connections between assembly components
  • Use existing assembly constraints to automatically create analysis connections
  • Assign a connection property to the appropriate analysis connection
  • Compute a static analysis for an assembly
  • Create and manage an analysis assembly model using existing meshed parts



  • Students attending this course should have knowledge of CATIA V5 Fundamentals and Generative Part Structural Analysis Fundamentals courses.


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