Finite Element Analysis Tutorials in SolidWorks through NSF Grant

FEA SolidWorks Tutorial Ash  Brown 1

Learning how to apply the Finite Element Method (FEM) is a challenge.  The equations require a strong math understanding.  A few years ago, Dr Ashland Brown, University of the Pacific approached me with a request to write a support letter for his NSF grant to help students learn the fundamental concepts of Finite Element Analysis.  With proven success on increasing student performance, I got to write a continued letter of support for the NSF Grant.  Last week at the ASEE Conference, I got to see the results.  Ash Brown, Joe Rencis, my former advisor now Dean at Tennessee Tech, and other faculty presented at the annual ASEE conference, their new round of tutorials.

Here is their link:

FEA SolidWorks Tutorial Ash Brown 2

The Finite Element Method and FEA tools can be explored throughout this site.  Thank you Ash for sharing. 

Other universities involved in the project include:

Tuskegee University

California State Polytechnic University Pomona

Washington State University




Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard