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TESTIMONIALS

“…Predictive Engineering has put a significant amount of effort into their training courses. The format for the training was ideal. Add this to the high level of support from George and Adrian, and you have all of the tools needed for success. I appreciate their consistent level of concern for quality work.”
Gabriel Gehrig, P.E.,
Structural Engineer
Sierra Nevada Corporation
Centennial, CO

“I was very impressed with the Femap and NX Nastran training put on by Predictive Engineering. The combination of brief (but detailed) instruction and self-paced workshops was great and I am sure to refer back to the videos and training materials often. The instructors (George and Adrian) are truly masters in their field, and I look forward to working closely with them in the future.”
Chris Glancey

“I enjoyed the training very much. I had never really used FEMAP before so the first day it felt almost like I was trying to drink from a fire hose. By the end of the week though I could do the modeling required for my work. I also felt much more confident in my understanding of finite element in general and in my ability to model in FEMAP.”
Robert Esplin
Engineering System Solutions
Idaho Falls, ID

“...The material is well thought out, easy to follow and loaded with information. You have clearly spent an enormous amount of time generating quality exercises that we can follow and everyone will learn from. My confidence and knowledge about the FEA process and how productive FEMAP can be for engineering has increased by a factor of 10. All your hard work and dedication to FEMAP users is priceless.”
Randy Jones
Design Engineer
Applied Aerospace Structures Co.
Stockton, CA

UPCOMING HANDS-ON TRAINING

Femap and NX Nastran Training Seminar in Portland, Oregon

Femap and NX Nastran Training Seminar in Portland

Predictive Engineering will be offering a week-long training course in Femap and NX Nastran in Portland, Oregon from April 15-19 (Monday through Friday), 2013. We will start by taking the new user from the ground floor through FEA best practices. We will then cover advanced subjects dealing with manifold and non-­manifold surface modeling, detailed plate meshing, and tet versus hex meshing. The course will be fast paced and follow a workshop format with theory, practice and Q&A sessions. Don't miss this great opportunity to learn from one of the premier experts in FEA modeling.


PARTIAL TRAINING CLIENT LIST

Training/Coaching Clients Clients that have benefited from our training/coaching:

  • A-DEC
  • ATL Ultrasound / Philips Corporation
  • B.F. Goodrich Corporation
  • Boydstun Trailer Corporation
  • Columbia Helicopters
  • Crane-Interpoint
  • Credence Systems (2 classes)
  • ESCO Corporation
  • Goodrich Aerospace
  • Greenpoint Technology
  • Jamco-America
  • Key Technology (4 classes)
  • Hunt Air
  • Lancair Corporation
  • Messier-Dowty Aerospace
  • Micropump Inc.
  • Motive Power
  • Monaco Coach (2 classes)
  • Pacific Scientific
  • Paroscientific
  • Precision Scanning Systems (PSC, Inc.)
  • Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (3 classes)
  • Peterson Pacific Corporation
  • Sierra Nevada Corporation
  • STI Optronics
  • Space Systems Loral (2 classes)
  • Wagstaff Engineering (2 classes

Training/Coaching

FEA trainingWhen we say Predictive Engineering Solutions, we strive to be a complete solutions provider which includes custom training and coaching.

 

Often just owning the software is not enough to get the job done. Whether it be understanding Femap basics or developing advanced APIs to streamline mundane tasks, we can provide customized training for your task at hand. When it comes to Femap and NX Nastran, we're the knowledge leaders.

Training/Coaching Opportunities

In addition to the following classes, we offer customized training to meet your company's specific needs at a location that is convenient for you.

 

LS-DYNA Course Offerings

LS-DYNA: Analysis for Structural Mechanics

This week-long course is directed toward the engineering professional simulating highly nonlinear, transient dynamic problems involving large deformations and contact between multiple bodies.

The course is fast paced and follows a workshop format with theory, practice and Q&A sessions.

Day 1: Theoretical Foundation

    1. Implicit versus Explicit
    2. Explicit Time Step Significance / Mass Scaling (Workshop)
    3. Meshing for Explicit Success (Workshop)
    4. Explicit Element Technology (Workshop)

Day 2: LSPP & Material Modeling

    1. LS-PrePost Philosophy (Workshop)
    2. Material Modeling: Metals, Elastomers, Foams (Workshop)
    3. Equation of State (EOS)
    4. Material Failure & Fracture (Workshop)
    5. Rigid Bodies (Workshop)

Day 3: Contact & Load Initialization

    1. Contact Theory & Application (Workshop)
    2. Edge-to-Edge Contact & Other Pathologies (Workshop)
    3. Tied-Contact: Mesh Transitions, Gluing, Welding (Workshop)
    4. Negative Sliding Interface Energy (Workshop)
    5. Implicit-to-Explicit Switching: Load Initialization (Workshop)

Day 4: Drop Test, Damping & Bird Strike (SPH)

    1. Dynamic Relaxation for Bolt Preload (Workshop)
    2. Damping (Workshop)
    3. Drop Test Simulation (Workshop)
    4. Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (Workshop)
    5. Bird Strike / Ballistic Impact (Workshop)

Day 5: Multiphysics with LS-DYNA (DEM/CFD/FSI)

    1. Optional fifth day of discrete element modeling, CFD & fluid structure interaction with thermal effects.

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FEMAP Course Offerings

Femap & NX Nastran Training: Foundation | Advanced | Customization

This week-long course taught by Predictive Engineering will take the new user from the ground floor through FEA best practices to advanced subjects dealing with manifold and non-manifold surface modeling, detailed plate meshing and tet versus hex meshing. The final day will finish with a focus on customization and automation using Excel and Femap's own API interface.

The course will be fast paced and follow a workshop format with theory, practice and Q&A sessions.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Foundation of FEA Modeling with Femap + NX Nastran (Two 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 Femap + NX Nastran (Two 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

Customization & Automation of Femap (One Day)

    1. Automation of results processing via Excel
    2. Introduction to Femap's macro capability
    3. Introduction to Femap's API via Custom Tools
    4. Programming Femap's API

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Foundations of FEA Modeling with Femap and NX Nastran

A 2-day course covering a broad introduction to modern finite element analysis and modeling techniques using Femap and NX Nastran.

WHAT'S COVERED:

    1. Finite Element Technology - Basics
    2. Beam and Isoparametric Elements
    3. Foundations
    4. Constraints and Loads Modeling
    5. Assembly Modeling Basics
    6. Results Validation
    7. Fatigue

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Advanced Modeling and Analysis with Femap and NX Nastran

A 2-day advanced tour through the robust modeling and analysis capabilities of Femap and NX Nastran using a blend of theory and practice that allows the experienced student to build complex and accurate FEA models of structures and systems.

    1. Advanced Femap Modeling Topics
      a.) Free Body Diagram Toolbox
      b.) Variable Loading
      c.) Connections
      d.) Loads and Constraints
      e.) Meshing

    2. Advanced Analysis Topics
      a.) Linear Contact and Bolted Connections
      b.) Laminate Elements
      c.) Nonlinear Analysis

    3. Troubleshooting and Modeling Guidelines
      a.) Understanding Online Help Documentation.
      b.) Femap and NX Nastran Error Messages
      c.) Modeling guidelines and best practices
      d.) Open Discussion / Comments

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Automation and API Programing with Femap and NX Nastran

An introduction to the Femap Application Programming Interface using a blend of theory and practice that allows students to automate modeling processes, modify the model, import/export data and more.

    1. Introduction to the Femap API and Object Oriented Programming
      a.) What is an API?
      b.) What is Object Orientated Programming?
      c.) Femap API Objects
      d.) Entity Types
      e.) Data Types
      f.) Dimension Variables
      g.) Object Syntax

    2. Workshops:
      a.) Recording a Femap Macro (.pro, .prg)
      b.) "Hello World" - Your First Femap API
      c.) Femap Custom Tools
      d.) Creating Entities within the Femap Database (Femap Help File Example)
      e.) Extracting Data from the Femap Database
      f.) Applying Loads from Excel using the Femap API
      g.)Modifying the Model with the API and Event Callback

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