VisualFEA is an easy-to-use but powerful finite element analysis program, full-fledged with pre- and post-processing capabilities. The program has a unique feature for computer-aided education of structural mechanics and finite element method. The educational functions cover a number of topics in the subjects. They are devised to enhance understanding of complex concepts and procedures through graphical simulation and visualization. The program is provided here as a teaching aid for instructors and as a practicing tool for students.

Computer-aided Education of Structural Mechanics and Finite Element Method Using VisualFEA

This video series introduces the computer-aided education of structural mechanics and finite element method using VisualFEA. The educational tools have been devised to promote understanding and interest in the subjects by substantiating the conceptual principles and visually exhibiting the complex computational processes with the aid of interactive computer graphics. In lieu of manipulation with pre-supplied conditions or the input of assumed data, the instructional tools are operated using data generated through a real and practical process of analysis. The educational functions can be used not only as teaching aids for instructors, but also as drill and practice tools for students.

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    Lee, Jae Young (2016-03-01)
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    Lee, Jae Young (2016-03-01)
    This screen demo shows the basic procedure of finite element analysis by VisualFEA, using a simple example of plane strain case. The preprocessing, solving and postprocessing stages are explained through the step-by-step ...

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