This industry focused introduction to the CATIA V5 FEA toolset takes users from first principles through a range of real-world examples.


2 days

Course Objective:

The course starts with single part analysis via the GPS workbench then continues onto assembly analysis (GAS workbench), introducing the required functions and essential methods that are key to building representative models and avoiding common mistakes. Depending on customer requirements, the functions of the Elfini (EST) license can also be covered. The course includes a mixture of presentation and tutorial, enabling students to gain hands-on experience.

The course includes the following topics:

  • Introduction to GPS
  • ‘The Finite Element Method’
  • The GPS Product Structure
  • GPS Basics
  • Applying Restraints
  • Using Virtual Parts
  • Applying Loads
  • Creating & Applying Materials
  • 1D, 2D & 3D Meshing
  • Element Quality
  • Assembly FEA (GAS)
  • Creating Assembly Connections
  • Detecting & Defining Contact
  • Defining Bolt tightening
  • Durability
  • Performing a Frequency Analysis
  • Results Post Processing

Who Should Attend?

This course is ideal for engineers who want to analyse the structural behaviour of the parts and products they create.

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An experienced, specialist trainer
Dedicated training facilities
Years of industry experience
Personal attendance certificate
On hand training co-ordinator
Lunch & refreshments

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