Friday, February 15, 2008

FEA Basics - Free Learning Tool:Free Tutorial:Self Assignment

This post is for Beginners who would like to use FEA. This site would help them to learn fundamentals in using any FEA software. There are two categories through which you can learn FEA here either you can login as Student or Instructor. you can learn FEA stuff through CMU Mini-FEA.

Learn the basic concepts of FEA with this simple, web-based tutorial, underwritten by CMU and the National Science Foundation. The freely-available program helps students learn mechanics of materials and introduces them to a technology that is important in contemporary engineering practice. The man behind this creature is ...

Professor Paul S. Steif received a Sc.B. in engineering from Brown University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University in applied mechanics. Before joining the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in 1983, Steif was a NSF NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cambridge. He currently focuses on cognition and learning in engineering. As part of that work, Steif develops and implements new approaches and technologies to improve engineering instruction and to measure student learning. His research also includes a project to improve cryopreservation of biological tissues, through a greater understanding of stress development during freezing, vitrification, and thawing. Steif is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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Assignments have been developed to help you learn Mechanics of Materials (aka Strength of Materials) and to give you experience using FEA.

Assignments are tied to topics which are common to most Mechanics of Materials classes.

Each of the topics below is linked to one or more assignments:

Introduction to forces and displacements in FEA
Axial Loading
List of all assignments

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