Workshop on

Dynamic Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

20th-21st November, 2019. Bangalore

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Dynamic Finite Element analysis (FEA) is used at for design verification and design optimisation. Dynamic analysis ranging from routine mode shape and mode displacement calculations, impact and crash analysis, transient dynamics, vibration induced fatigue etc, are carried out routinely by FEA analysts. This designer has to ensure that the intended functional requirements are met. Towards this, designers will have to rely on the results of FEA by analysts. This leads to many questions which the analysts have to answer:

  • How can we create robust FEA model?
  • How best can we capture the physical reality in our FE model?
  • How do we validate our FE models using analytical, closed form solutions?
  • How to check and control the quality of our Finite element models?
  • How do we impose confidence and defend our dynamic FEA report?
  • …. And many more


Workshop is aimed to give practising FEA engineers

  • theoretical inputs
  • tips for best practices in doing dynamic finite element analysis
  • identify common mistakes and methods to avoid the same
  • methods to validate the dynamic FEA results using analytical methods
  • to provide a platform for interaction between users, experts.


  • Basics of Vibration, single and multi DoF systems, resonance, vibration isolation and damping
  • Hand Calculation of vibration problems and comparison with FEA
  • Basics of FEA dos and don’ts, quality control of FE models
  • Modal analysis, mode shapes, harmonic analysis
  • Transient dynamic analysis, time history problems sine, shock, bump, blast analysis
  • Impact, crash and drop analysis
  • PSD and FFT
  • Comparison of FEA with vibration measurements
  • Vibration induced fatigue
  • Conceptual FEA model building and development

WORKSHOP Methodology & benefits of participation

Highly interactive workshop will have a combination of the following.

  • Lectures by experts with decades of experience
  • Solving problems by analytical methods for FE validation
  • Quizzes
  • Group exercises / workshop on
    • Creation of conceptual models
    • Prescription of Boundary conditions
  • Problem definition and problem solving
  • FE model validation by first principles
  • Quizzes and Test
  • Planned follow up initiatives
    • Creating a whatsapp group and email group for technical interactions

Who can participate?

All engineers and analysts who are engaged / interested in finite element analysis can participate.

WORKSHOP will NOT be based on any specific software platform. Users of all commercial or open source FEA software tools can participate.

Workshop will NOT be aimed at any specific vertical. Engineers from all verticals including automotive, aerospace, railways, defence, nuclear energy, thermal power, wind, medical equipment, electrical and electronics etc, can participate


  • Workshop will be intensive and is expected to be of 10-12 hours (or more!!) each day.
  • Workshop will not be based on any particular FEA software.
  • Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops with FE software of their choice to solve simple FE problems
  • Emphasis will be on understanding the physical problem and creating a conceptual model and elimination of defects and errors in finite element model creation.


ProSIM is a collaborative R&D and engineering services company with focus on simulation technology. Using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and other simulation techniques, ProSIM has delivered high value solutions to complex engineering problems across different verticals. ProSIM has been working on complex applications such as seismic evaluation of nuclear power plant structures and components, structural integrity assessment of energy assets, remaining life assessment and extension (RLA/RLE) of thermal power plant systems, fitness for service (FFS) of oil & gas assets, optimisation of automotive, electrical, aerospace systems (weight reduction, performance enhancement), thermal management of electronic systems and electronic packaging, localisation and indigenisation of defence systems and so on.

This workshop is conducted by ProSIM to increase the awareness of the simulation technologies among simulation technology users across various industry verticals.

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