What a Linear FE Analysis Does Not Tell You: The Dangers of Ignoring Nonlinear Effects

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Presented by: Fouad Hafiani, MSC Software
Webinar Host: Srinivas Reddy

Bio: Fouad Hafiani, MSME from UNH, has been working with Marc for over 18 years. Over the last decade, he provided technical support and training classes for MSC products including MD Nastran, Patran, Marc/Mentat. He also worked as a CAE/FEA engineer and as a product design and development engineer of polymers and elastomers. He wrote many FEA procedures and he improved material characterization of elastomers including EPDM, TPV, TPE, and PVC for better correlation. He has an FEA Certification from GM, and supported programs and projects from concept to launch.

About this Webcast!
Linear analysis of structures is the most commonly performed type of finite element analysis, primarily due to its simplicity and ease of set up. However, nature is inherently nonlinear and the linear approximations may lead to inaccurate, over-designs and/or unsafe designs. It is important to understand the sources of nonlinearities and their effect on your designs during their lifetime, so that you can design products for performance and durability. With the help of appropriate nonlinear simulation solutions, users can simulate product behaviors accurately, reducing the probability of unwanted failures and warranty costs, while saving on material costs.

Join this webcast to...

  • Learn about limitations of linear analysis;
  • Learn about the different types of nonlinearities;
  • Learn about advantages of nonlinear analysis;

Who Should Attend?

  • CAE Analysts
  • Product Design Engineers
  • Engineering Managers

Following the webcast, you will be able to join in a live Q&A to have your specific questions answered.


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Date & Time:
October 11, 2012
5:30 AM - 6:15 AM Pacific
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM Eastern
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Paris

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Date & Time:
October 11, 2012
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Pacific
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Eastern
7:30 PM - 8:15 PM Paris

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