Advanced Simulation: Fundamentals of Assembly FEM

Learn how to create and work with simulation files for Assembly FEM based stress analysis with NX Nastran.

00:50:38 min    11 sessions    Intermediate

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Course Fees: $9.99
Session : 11
Duration : 00:50:38
Level : Intermediate
Subject : Product Design and Analysis
Course Overview:

Finite element analysis (FEA) is a computerized method for predicting how a product reacts to real-world forces, vibration, heat, fluid flow, and other physical effects. Assembly FEM represents an assembly level approach to creating a finite element model. NX Nastran is a finite element analysis (FEA) program. This course provides a clear understanding of Assembly FEM in NX Nastran and how to use assembly FEM (.afm) files to support superior workflows for analyzing large assemblies.

Learning Outcome:

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to understand the structure of an Assembly FEM file, and work with it in terms of mapping, adding connections, and performing FEM analysis. Key topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Assembly FEM
  • File structure of Assembly FEM
  • Workflow of Assembly FEM
  • Creating an Assembly FEM file
  • Mapping assembly components to an existing FEM file
  • Mapping assembly components to new FEM file
  • Adding connections to connect the FEM components
  • Ignoring CAD component mapping
  • Resolving the label conflicts
  •  Performing analysis using Assembly FEM files


Eligibility Criteria:

  • Mechanical Engineering Students and Professionals
  • Anyone with knowledge of any CAE software.

Topic Duration
Introducing Assembly FEM00:03:00
Introduction Assembly FEM00:02:38
Understanding file structure in Assembly FEM00:04:47
Understanding the workflow of Assembly FEM00:02:13
Creating Assembly FEM files00:03:43
Mapping components in Assembly FEM 00:09:18
Creating connections 00:05:56
Ignoring CAD components00:03:47
Resolving label conflicts00:03:00
Solving in Assembly FEM00:10:17
Total Duration: 00:50:38

Course Includes

Online exercise

Lifetime access to lecture videos, study materials


Assessment on practice with quiz for each topic

Certificate on completion

Internationally valid certificate on
successful completion of the course

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