⌚ Schedule of the Online Live Lectures ⌚

👉 Live lectures on Zoom
👉 Replays available after each Live Lecture
👉 Replays accessible for 3 months

👉 Time Zone Schedule: Montreal, Canada EDT (UTC-4) & EST (UTC-5)

👉 Convert in your Time Zone on www.timeanddate.com

⚠️ Pay attention to the time change (from EDT to EST) between Lectures #1 and #2

👉 Each Live Lecture will be concluded with a 30 minutes Q&A session

ONCE A WEEK FOR 6 WEEKS
👉 Lecture #1 - Wed, Nov 2nd, 2022 @ 8:00AM EDT ⌚ 1.5 hours (Q&A included)
👉 Lecture #2 - Wed, Nov 9th, 2022 @ 8:00AM EST ⌚ 1.5 hours (Q&A included)
👉 Lecture #3 - Wed, Nov 16th, 2022 @ 8:00AM EST ⌚ 2.5 hours (Q&A included)
👉 Lecture #4 - Wed, Nov 23rd, 2022 @ 8:00AM EST ⌚ 2.5 hours (Q&A included)
👉 Lecture #5 - Wed, Nov 30th, 2022 @ 8:00AM EST ⌚ 2.5 hours (Q&A included)
👉 Lecture #6 - Wed, Dec 7th, 2022 @ 8:00AM EST ⌚ 1.5 hours (Q&A included)

Learn Modeling Techniques for Nonlinear Analysis

with Dominique Madier

👉 6 Online Lectures
👉 12 hours
👉 Live & Replay
👉 Q&A Sessions
Learn Modeling Techniques

What You Get in the Course?

  • 6 Lectures (12 hours)

    A complete program teaching you Nonlinear Analysis in detail and offering the best practical methods, guidelines and examples to solve solid mechanics and structural problems

  • Many Simple Examples

    All the presented nonlinear FEA concepts are illustrated with simple examples to permit you understanding nonlinear analysis in detail.

  • Live Lectures & Replays

    Attend the online live sessions in Zoom or watch the replays. Replays will be available for three months.

  • Keep Track of Your Knowledge

    Use our PDF file containing questions with answers related to each lecture.

  • Geometric Files

    Download the geometric files of the examples and replicate them with your own FEA package.

  • Q&A Live Sessions

    Each lecture will be concluded with a 30 minutes Q&A Live Session where the instructor will answer all your questions.

Course Curriculum

6 Lectures - 12 Hours

  • Lecture #1

    1.5 hours


    👉 Introduction to Nonlinear Static Analysis

    + What is a Nonlinear System?

    + The Types of Nonlinearity

    + Characteristics of a Nonlinear System


    👉 Geometric Nonlinearity


    👉 Q&A Session

  • Lecture #2

    1.5 hours


    👉 Material Nonlinearity


    👉 Boundary Nonlinearity


    👉 Should You Run a Linear or a Nonlinear Solution?


    👉 Q&A Session

  • Lecture #3

    2.5 hours


    👉 How Do FEA Solvers Compute Nonlinear Problems?


    👉 Nonlinear Solution Strategy


    👉 Strategies to Avoid or Solve Convergence Issues


    👉 Q&A Session

  • Lecture #4

    2.5 hours


    👉 Modeling Contacts

    + What is a Contact?

    + Types of Contact

    + Contact Analysis Procedure

    + Guidelines for Defining Contact

    + Do you Really Need to Represent Contact in your Simulations?

    + Examples


    👉 Q&A Session

  • Lecture #5

    2.5 hours


    👉 Examples of Nonlinear Static Analysis
    + Geometric Nonlinearity & History Path
    + Cumulative Effect
    + Influence of the Incremental Load Step
    + Material Nonlinearity
    + Highly Nonlinear Problem


    👉 General Recommendations for Nonlinear Analysis


    👉 Common Mistakes in Nonlinear Analysis


    👉 Q&A Session

  • Lecture #6

    1.5 hours


    👉 Introduction to Nonlinear Buckling Analysis
    + Why Perform a Nonlinear Buckling Analysis?
    + The History Path and the Converged Analysis
    + Essential Steps in Nonlinear Buckling Analysis
    + Examples of Nonlinear Buckling Analysis


    👉 Q&A Session

FAQ

  • What is the objective of the course?

    👉 To offer the best practical methods and guidelines for the development and validation of finite element models in solid mechanics and structural analysis for nonlinear behaviors.
    👉 Its objective is to give mechanical structural engineers the keys to developing accurate and reliable finite element models by avoiding the most frequent errors.

  • What will FEA Academy deliver through this course?

    FEA Academy will deliver you real and practical knowledge that you need day-to-day to solve solid mechanics and structural problems using Finite Element Analysis.

  • What will this course allow you to do?

    👉 The course will permit you to perform your analysis for your day-to-day work in FEA.
    👉 With this course, you will understand nonlinear FEA in detail and you will have confidence in your results.

  • What is the prerequisite to attend the course?

    👉 The prerequisite to attend this course is a robust general physics background.
    👉 A basic knowledge of FEA is recommended
    👉 A review of university-level in solid mechanics, statics & strength of materials is recommended.

  • Who should attend?

    👉 Engineers who want to move into the domain of FEA in solid mechanics and structural analysis.
    👉 Engineers who need a refresher to brush-up their knowledge in FEA.
    👉 New graduates who want to learn how FEA is applied in the industry to solve solid mechanics and structural problems.

Your instructor

Dominique Madier

| FEA Analyst & Trainer | Book Author | Speaker | Director of FEA Academy |

👉 Senior aerospace consultant with 25 years’ experience in FEA.

👉 He has an advanced expertise in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of static and dynamic problems for linear and nonlinear structural behaviors on aerospace metallic and composite structures such as aircraft fuselage, wing, empennage, nacelle, engine pylon and systems.

👉 Dominique conducted detailed finite element analyses for aerospace companies in Europe and in North America: Airbus, Dassault Aviation, Safran, Bell Helicopter, Bombardier Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Beta Technologies, and their subcontractors.

👉 He is the author of the book “Practical Finite Element Analysis for Mechanical Engineer”. 650+ pages offering the best practical methods and guidelines for the development and validation of finite element models.

👉 Dominique is the director of FEA Academy, Montreal, Canada, a company offering FEA Consulting & FEA Training.

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Because the Real World is Nonlinear

👉 This course will give you an edge over other engineers
👉 You will become a more versatile engineer
👉 This course will give you confidence in your results
👉 You will understand nonlinear FEA in detail
👉 You will learn what a nonlinear solver is doing in the background
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👉 Expand your career opportunities
👉 Improve your versatility
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