Six Ways to Break the Ship

Six Ways to Break the Ship

Why are ship structures so labor intensive to design? Engineers need to anticipate multiple methods of failure, which makes a lot of work. The trick of efficient structural analysis focuses on recognizing which methods of failure are likely in each scenario. This article reveals six major methods of structural failure, with examples of common applications. Because it will be the failure mode you didn’t consider that ultimately leads to catastrophe.

Trust Your Singularity

Trust Your Singularity

Why FEA Singularities Are Acceptable 1.0 Introduction You stare in dread at the FEA results, which show unbelievable stresses in small spots at the corners.  Don’t panic; they are only stress singularities.  Small regions where the FEA predictions are completely wrong...
Five Minute FEA

Five Minute FEA

How to Contract an FEA Service Provider   1.0 Introduction Finite Element Analysis (FEA).  You want it.  But where to start?  How does FEA work?  How to pick the right provider.  FEA requires more than just software.  It needs a background in the science, the...