This course provides an initiation to the computation of structures by means of a finite elements software.


  • Introduction, examples
  • Some elements about the Finite Element Method (FEM)
  • Step by step approach for simulation in CAD
  • Managing simulation with different software packages
  • Data structuring : an example from Zset
  • Thermo-Elasticity
  • Non linear problems in solids mechanics
  • Sensitivity to simulation parameters, mesh convergence