Workshop on finite element
Finite element analysis (FEA) code is widely used in computer-aided engineering (CAE) field, G. Jayachandra Reddy, Principal of Yogi Vemana University College of Engineering, Proddatur, has said.
The specific purpose and general purpose software codes allow engineers to construct computer models of structures, machine components or systems; apply operating loads and other design criteria and study physical responses such as stress levels, temperature distribution, pressure, etc., Prof. Jayachandra Reddy said as chief guest in a two-day workshop on “Applications of Finite Element Methods through ANSYS software” conducted by the Mechanical Engineering Department in JNTUA College of Engineering at Pulivendula.
It facilitates an evaluation of a design without having to build and destroy multiple prototypes in testing, he added.
The workshop imparted hands-on training to 48 faculty members of engineering and polytechnic colleges. Workshop coordinator and Head of Mechanical Department V. Venugopal Reddy, said “finite element method (FEM) was a numerical method for solving a differential or integral equation. It has been applied to a number of physical problems where governing differential equations were available.
The method essentially consisted of assuming the piece-wise continuous function for the solution and obtaining the parameters of the functions in a manner that reduces the error in the solution, Prof. Venugopal Reddy said.
Srinivas Raju, master trainer from Innovation technologies, Bangalore, saidorganisations across the world trust ANSYS to deliver the best value for their engineering simulation software investment for product design and development.