Welcome to the Finite World!

The first of what I suspect will be a dozen or more posts on the fundamentals of the Finite Element Method (FEM) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

Strength Training

The objective of a static analysis of a part or mechanism could be to determine if the kinematics of the body/mechanism will work for the application in which it is utilized. However, the strict kinematic analysis of a part or mechanism (and for the sake of simplicity I’m going to talk in the rest of… Continue reading Strength Training

A little more math…

Hopefully you’re sufficiently enticed to continue to journey with me through the dark-valley of elementary engineering mathematics. Wonderful. I’ll do my best to try to keep it all short and sweet, but be forewarned that this is literally only the beginning. We’re going to drill deeply into the basics here over the next weeks and… Continue reading A little more math…

Some preliminaries

OK, I hear you… But if we’re going to discuss engineering and mathematics at any level other than the most superficial then by golly we had best make sure we’re talking the same language – and in the modern world, the language of engineering and science is… math. So, if anyone told you there would… Continue reading Some preliminaries