Computer Aided Engineering, Training & Consulting


We provide training in Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) methods used in product development process. Our seminars are integrated in the professional development programs of educational institutions and professional organizations. They are also offered directly to engineering firms looking for cost savings and shorter product development times realized by implementation of CAE tools.

Finite Element Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation Finite Element Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Training courses range from introductory to advanced and may take form of traditional classroom training or on-line webinars. Topics are illustrated with SOLIDWORKS Simulation and Flow Simulation, but the acquired skills are not software specific and apply to any commercial CAE program. All topics are supported by illustrative examples, knowledge checks and learning assessments.

The existing training courses may be customized, and new courses may be developed to address your specific needs and interests. Here is a short sample of our CAE training offer; please contact us if you would like to see the detailed course outline.


Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for Design Engineers

Assuming you have a mechanical engineering background, this course takes you from a novice to a functional FEA user during 12 hours of classroom time or six on-line sessions. It starts with FEA fundamentals, review of inherent errors in FEA process, convergence analysis, discussion of types of finite elements and modeling techniques. A linear static analysis is presented first, then it is generalized into a non-linear static analysis, followed by modal, linear buckling and thermal analyses. The course wraps up with tips on CAD-FEA interfacing, best ways of implementing FEA into the design process and review of common traps and misconceptions surrounding FEA.

Vibration Analysis with Finite Element Analysis

Participants of this course are comfortable with static analysis using FEA. Vibration Analysis course builds on that prerequisite knowledge and offers an in-depth review of modal analysis followed by the Modal Superposition Method laying out foundation for linear Time Response and linear Frequency Response analyses. Nonlinear vibration analysis with all its intricacies is also presented and illustrated with live examples. Typical duration is 12 hours in classroom format or on-line delivery.

Advanced Vibration Analysis with Finite Element Analysis

Advanced Vibration course is a continuation of the above Vibration Analysis with Finite Element Analysis course. Prerequisite knowledge of Vibration Analysis is required. The course expands on the topics of nonlinear vibration, then proceeds to cover Random Vibration and Response Spectrum (Seismic Response) analyses. Typical duration is 6 contact hours.

Nonlinear Structural Analysis with Finite Element Analysis

Working knowledge of linear FEA is a prerequisite for this Nonlinear Analysis course. The course offers an in-depth review of different types of nonlinear behavior including large displacements, large strain and nonlinear material such as hyper- elastic, plasticity and shape memory. The course included the modeling nonlinear buckling combined with plasticity effects. Nonlinear connectors such as bolts are also presented using real life examples. Typical duration is 6 contact hours.

Advanced Thermal Analysis

This course picks up from where thermal Analysis is concluded in the introductory course Finite Element Analysis for Design Engineers. Advanced Thermal Analysis exposes limitations of FEA when used alone to model heat transfer by convection. It introduces the Conjugate Heat Transfer analysis accomplished by a combined use of Fluid Motions analysis based on the Finite Volume Method and Thermal Analyses based on the Finite Element Method. Heat transfer in solids and fluids as well as fluid-solid interactions are also studied in a number of multiphysics problems.

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for Design Engineers

This course takes you from a novice to a functional CFD user during 12 hours of computer hands-on training. It starts with and introduction to CFD, a review of inherent errors in CFD, and quality control of CFD results. Next, different types of fluid motion problems are presented, and different modeling approaches are practiced using real life problems. Participants study fluid motion examples including multi-physics problems, solid-fluid interactions and conjugate fluid flow. Structural and thermal problems requiring interfacing between CFD and FEA are also presented.