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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@digitaleng.news.

Regarding FEA, Who Are You Calling Dumb?

Tony Abbey is a self-proclaimed fan of analogies. When considering finite element analysis (FEA) elements, he asks readers to consider them as players on your football team who have a certain level of intelligence.

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FEA Modeling for Change

Fig. 1: The geometry model of the chassis.

This article reviews some ways in which FEA modeling can anticipate design changes and keep ahead of the curve.

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Grassroots Simulation Data Management

From a sea of disconnected information, I had to derive a clear understanding of the analysis objectives and develop an analysis plan.

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Interpreting a Data-Driven World

One of the most important tasks in any finite element analysis simulation is to decide on the objectives of the analysis and how to interpret the results in a physically meaningful way, according to Abbey.

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Topology Optimization

Fig. 1: (a) top, initial design space. (b) middle, initial analysis. (c) bottom, final analysis.

Gain insight as to what controls can be exerted on the process to increase relevance to design goals.

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