FEMAP with NX Nastran
Foundation Class

UPCOMING FEMAP TRAINING CLASS @ SDA:

TO REGISTER, fill out the form below and send it to msivic@structures.aero or fax to (801) 881-4540

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Our FEMAP training class serves to teach the core fundamentals of FEMAP and Finite Element Analysis (FEA). Covering all of the fundamental features of FEMAP. Attendees will walk out with the ability to model and analyze complex engineering products and systems.

We will also cover FEMAP’s integration with the NX Nastran solver. The combination of Femap with NX Nastran provides a complete solution for simulating product performance characteristics of structures, composites, and mechanical components.

The class typically lasts three days. Our instructors have to ability to come on-site to your offices, where we can tailor the class to deal with your models and industry.

We also hold quarterly classes at our office in Sterling, VA. The training class syllabus has been structured based off of the book “Learning FEMAP.” Learning FEMAP was written by one of our engineers, Eric Gustafson. All attendees to this class will receive a complementary copy of the book to take with them.

Each class day typically lasts from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with an hour lunch break at noon.

A sample agenda has been provided below.

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Femap with NX Nastran Training Agenda

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • FEA Workflow
  • Femap Interface
  • Geometry Topics
    • Geometry Basics
    • Midsurfaces
    • Meshing Toolbox
    • Surface Meshing
    • Tet Meshing
    • Hex Meshing

Day 2

  • Properties
  • Materials
  • Groups and Layers
  • Boundary Conditions
    • Loads
    • Constraints
  • Pre-Analysis Model Checks
    • Free Edge
    • Material and Properties
    • Mass
  • Analysis Sets
  • Analysis
    • Model Checks: Free – Free, 1G Static, Thermal
    • Static, Buckling, Modal
    • Common Fatal Errors

Day 3

  • Post Processing Toolbox
    • Deformed, Animation, Contour, and Criteria Plots
    • Freebody Diagrams
    • Charting
  • Results to Data Table
  • Contact & Assembly Modeling
    • Assembly Modeling Strategy
    • Glued Connections and Contact
    • Bolts and Bolt Preload
  • Useful API Custom Tools
  • Q&A / Student Topics

Sign up for Femap with NX Nastran Training

Please download and fill out the following form and and send it to
msivic@structures.aero or fax it to (801) 881-4540

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Training Class Agenda


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This is just a sample agenda to show you examples of topics that have been covered in previous FEMAP training courses. We constantly update our class to include features of the latest version of FEMAP. Our class is currently updated for version 11.3.2 We can also add or remove topics as you see fit.

The SDA offices are conveniently located in Northern Virginia, within 5 miles of Dulles International Airport (IAD), and just outside our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. It is a short drive from our offices to all of the monuments and tourist destinations in the city. Come out to our office for training, and then why not stay for the weekend to soak in all of the sights and history of the area?

There are a number of hotels conveniently located within walking distance of our office, and we would be more than happy to help plan your accommodations to best suit your needs.

Hotel Options

Hyatt Place (Sterling, .8 miles)
Hampton Inn (Sterling, 1.8 miles)
Hawthorn Suites (Sterling, 1.8 miles)