Finite Element Analysis (FEA) can be a useful tool to determine stress levels in structures and optimize design. Common challenges faced by engineers include: pressure to rely wholly on FEA results; which FEA results can be trusted for assessment; and comparing fatigue Standards details with FEA details in real structures.
This seminar provides an overview of the positives and negatives of FEA with particular emphasis on fatigue and weld design and is of specific value for structural, mechanical and forensic engineers.
Seminar notes (PDF)
Light lunch on arrival
Vernon McKenzie, Managing Director, EnDuraSim
Vernon has 20 years hands-on experience in the application of FEA to real world engineering challenges. He has personally trained several hundreds of engineers in the practical application of FEA and has conducted consulting projects - mainly associated with mining, transportation structures (planes, trains, automobiles, buses, ships, subs, trucks and tractors) and industrial equipment - on four continents.
Vernon has a First Class Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Graduate Certificate in Management Practice from the Australian Institute of Management.
Our technical partners for this event, BuildingPoint Australia, will provide a short presentation on the application of FEA software.
Seminar fee (incl GST)
$375 ASI Member
$455 EA Member
$535 Non Member
EA members who are not ASI members should email firstname.lastname@example.org with proof of EA membership for the promotion code to access the EA member reduced fee. Engineers attending this seminar may gain CPD points to meet EA requirements.
194 Pacific Hwy (Cnr Bellevue Ave), Greenwich