FEA


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FEA

finite element analysis

FEA

Abbr. for “Federal Energy Administration.”

FEA

(Finite Element Analysis) A mathematical technique for analyzing stress, which breaks down a physical structure into substructures called "finite elements." The finite elements and their interrelationships are converted into equation form and solved mathematically.

Graphics-based FEA software can display the model on screen as it is being built and, after analysis, display the object's reactions under load conditions. Models created in popular CAD packages can often be accepted by FEA software. See automatic design optimization.
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And advanced FEA add-ons require that users have much more information to hand.
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Ben Chouchaoui, whose background is in mate rials and FEA, particularly products development (materials and modeling) and validation testing.
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FEA software packages allows simulation of contacting bodies through highly non-linear and computationally intensive contact elements.
Successful use of concurrent engineering and FEA is the use of computer simulation technology and the ability to create improved designs, earlier in the design process, and through interdisciplinary teamwork.
Many FEA software vendors are now focusing on increasing the usability of their products among the different industry segments.
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And in the field of structural FEA, Abaqus will introduce more than 115 improvements its version 6.
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