Simcenter Femap and Nastran - Foundation & Advanced Training

Over the years, we've seen analysts from all backgrounds benefit from our course


Dates: March 4th — 7th
Location: Portland, OR

Whether you're a first-time FEA user or someone with 10+ years of experience, our workshops provide the principles and modeling fundamentals to get new users up and going. That said, each of the workshops also has tips, tricks, and extra skills to push experienced users on their knowledge and experience.

This four-day in-person course in Portland, Oregon (8 am-4 pm, Monday- Thursday) taught by our Simcenter Femap support team takes users from the ground floor through FEA best practices. It then moves into advanced subjects dealing with manifold and non-manifold surface modeling, detailed plate meshing, and tet versus hex meshing.

As an added benefit, attendees have the option of purchasing our on-demand web training, completely covering FEMAP's API Programming and Automation interface. This 6-session web course is a thorough deep dive and uses a blend of theory and practice that allows students to automate modeling processes, modify the model, import/export data, and more. Learn at your own pace! This option is available only to attendees (discounted price $245, stand-alone cost $495).





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With decades of combined experience, our Simcenter Femap support team is in the trenches every day, working on CAE consulting projects as well as helping our customers with their Femap support questions, specializing in all things Femap: geometry modeling, meshing, analysis, post-processing, and new features.

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Course Requirements: We highly recommend that students configure their own laptops. We can and will align versions of Simcenter Femap for consistency throughout the class. Following the class, links to download course materials will be provided.



Foundation of FEA Modeling with Simcenter Femap +Simcenter Nastran (2 days)

  1. FEA theoretical background w.r.t Beam, Isoparametric, and special elements
  2. Tour of FEMAP interface: Preferences, Panes, Toolboxes, Help and Tips & Tricks
  3. FEMAP modeling workflow for Beam, Plate, and Solid (BPS) elements
  4. Static stress analysis and results interpretation of BPS elements
  5. Introduction to Plate and Solid modeling with surface and solid geometry and Mesh Toolbox
  6. Introduction to Assembly Modeling: Glued, Contact, and Rigid Element Usage

Advanced Simcenter Femap + Nastran (2 days)

  1. Surface modeling using Manifold and Non-Manifold geometries
  2. Advanced surface preparation for high-accuracy Plate modeling
  3. Meshing toolbox tips and tricks with Jacobian optimization
  4. Building efficient assemblies via efficient Solid modeling (tet & hex elements) and Linear Contact
  5. Introduction to linear dynamics (modal analysis tips & tricks)
  6. Non-linear analysis: geometric versus material non-linearity and best practices

OPTIONAL WEB-BASED COURSE - Customization & Automation of Femap (learn at your own pace)

  1. Session 1: Introduction to Femap's API   
  2. Session 2: Geometry Modification   
  3. Session 3: Materials And Properties
  4. Session 4: Meshing   
  5. Session 5: Boundary Conditions
  6. Session 6: Post Processing   


2-4 weeks prior to class: credit to the next training class
Less than two weeks prior to class: 50% credit towards future classes

    Event Details

    Event Date March 04, 2024 8:00 am
    Event End Date March 07, 2024 4:00 pm
    Individual Price $2450 for 4 day core training (optional online API course purchase - additional $245)
    Location Applied CAx Headquarters

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