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Tony Abbey is a consultant analyst with his own company, FETraining. He also works as training manager for NAFEMS, responsible for developing and implementing training classes, including e-learning classes. Send e-mail about this article to DE-Editors@deskeng.com.

Integrate FEA and CAD

There are several obstacles that act as roadblocks to the successful integration of finite element analysis with CAD. Let's take a look at what they are and how to avoid them.

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Impact, Drop and Crash Testing and Analysis

Impact analysis, virtual drop testing and virtual crash analysis are important finite element analysis tools in use throughout the vehicle, mobile phone, appliance and many other industries.

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Conduct Fatigue Analysis using FEA

Calculating structure fatigue and stresses through finite element analysis can help predict weak spots and other potential problems -- before manufacture.

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Dynamic Analysis

The major building block of any dynamic analyses is an understanding of the important resonant frequencies and corresponding mode shapes.

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FEA for Managers and Reviewers

Finite element analysis services are becoming more in demand--and more in supply. Heres how to determine your best choice in practitioner.

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Where is my 21st Century FEA Preprocessor?

While the software is much improved over the technology levels of 30, or even 10 years ago, it seems to have been stuck in a groove for a while--refining many concepts, but with no fundamental paradigm shift.

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An Optimization Overview

Optimization technology has advanced rapidly over the last decade, and engineers face a bewildering variety of tools and methods.

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