Introduction to FEM or FEA
The Finite Element Method (FEM) is a numerical technique used to perform Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of any given physical phenomenon.
It is necessary to use mathematics to comprehensively understand and quantify any physical phenomena, such as structural or fluid behaviour, thermal transport, wave propagation, and the growth of biological cells. Most of these processes are described using Partial Differential Equations (PDEs). However, for a computer to solve these PDEs, numerical techniques have been developed over the last few decades and one of the most prominent today is the Finite Element Method.
Finite Element Method started with significant promise in the modelling of several mechanical applications related to aerospace and civil engineering. The applications of Finite Element Method are only now starting to reach their potential. One of the most exciting prospects is its application in coupled problems such as fluid-structure interaction; thermomechanical, thermochemical, thermo-chemo-mechanical problems, biomechanics, biomedical engineering, piezoelectric, ferroelectric, and electromagnetics.
There have been many alternative methods proposed in recent decades, but their commercial applicability is yet to be proved.
FEM Projects at Boni Engineering and Technologies
- Finite Element Analysis is done for Structural Analysis, Vibration Analysis, Magnetic Flow Analysis and Thermal Analysis.
- For modelling complex objects, CATIA or UG/NX or CREO is used.
- FEA simulation is done using ANSYS, NASTRAN & PATRAN, HYPERMESH, and ABAQUS.
- Project support available for linear and non-linear applications.