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Linear FE Analysis using OptiStruct

This course will show students how to solve Linear FEA problems using the software Hypermesh and Basic FEA. Students will learn the basic steps to set up a FEA problem, the important aspects to consider in setting up a FEA problem, and how to interpret the results. The training will focus on understanding how to solve structural problems using a high level finite element solver, the theoretical and practical aspects of these problems are presented to provide the attendees a very good base to start using OptiStruct on their own models.

Class Format
  • 1 day
  • Instructor led
  • Presentation and hands-on exercises, one student to a computer


None. A basic knowledge of finite element analysis would be helpful


Strategic Planning
  • Planning the Solution
  • Creating a Solution Checklist
  • Boundary Conditions and Load Cases

The Art of Modeling
  • Consistent Units
  • Understanding Element Behavior
  • Element Selection
  • Mesh Density and Solution Convergence
  • Modeling Best Practices

OptiStruct Solver Deck setup
  • Hand editing the cards w/o a preprocessor
  • Submitting jobs and reviewing the results files from OptiStruct
  • Debugging models
  • Creating materials, properties, components & BCs
  • Model organization in HyperMesh
  • Submitting jobs from HyperMesh

Analysis Types
  • Linear Static Analysis
  • Modal Analysis
  • Buckling
  • Inertia Relief
  • Presentation of Results

Suggested Follow-up Courses
  • HyperStudy Introduction
  • OptiStruct Optimization

For questions concerning this course contact:

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US & Canada: $400.00

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