Accelerate your Career with a Master of Engineering in Design and Manufacturing
A course on Finite Element Analysis (FEA) as a productivity tool. Topics covered include FEA powers and shortcomings, avoiding common pitfalls and misconceptions, alternate and preferred modelling approaches, reliability of results, integrating FEA with other Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools and finally streamlining FEA and CAD with FEA oriented Solid Modelling practices.
Course Leader: Paul Kurowski, Western Engineering
The course is intended for engineers who wish to use the Finite Element Analysis (FEA) as one of their design tools, and for engineering managers in charge of FEA related projects. Course Participants will learn how to turn FEA into a productivity tool by:
All course topics are illustrated with hands-on examples using FEA software: COSMOSWorks, COSMOSDesignSTAR and COSMOSMotion. However, acquired skills are not software specific and no prior exposure to the family of COSMOS analysis products is required.
The principal course objective is to turn FEA into productivity tool by providing course participants with skills necessary to perform time efficient and cost-effective FEA concurrently with product design process and to supervise in-house FEA activities. This objective is achieved by combining lecture with hands-on exercises. Hands-on exercises range from analysis of simple but illustrative models highlighting FEA fundamentals to more complex assignments which can be customized to meet specific needs of students’ industry.
Content of this course requires that participants have access to a lab-top computer each day of each module. As students will need to bring a lap-top to the course. Directions will be provided to down-load software which must be loaded prior to course start.
Paul Kurowski is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Western University. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics from Warsaw Technical University. He completed postdoctoral work at Kyoto University. Dr. Kurowski is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, at the University of Western Ontario. His teaching includes Finite Element Analysis, Product Design, Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines and Mechanical Vibrations. His interests focus on Computer Aided Engineering methods used as tools of product design.
Dr. Kurowski has published many technical papers and taught professional development seminars for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), the Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), Rand Worldwide, SolidWorks Corporation and others.