FEA-CompendiumIn the context of 214 free CAE cloud experiments over the last six years, we also performed many FEA projects with engineers in our CAE community and just published a compendium of 18 selected FEA case studies. Typical problems include structural analysis, heat transfer, fluid flow, mass transport, and electromagnetic potential. As its core, the finite element method for analyzing these complex phenomena results in solving large systems of algebraic equations.

Historically, the FEA method originated in the need to solve complex elasticity and structural analysis problems in civil and aeronautical engineering. Its development can be traced back to the work by A. Hrennikoff 1941 and R. Courant 1943.

Another FEA pioneer was Ioannis Argyris, appointed in 1959 as a professor at the Technical University of Stuttgart and director of the Institute for Statics and Dynamics of Aerospace Structures. He created the Aeronautical and Astronautical Campus of the University of Stuttgart as focal point for applications of digital computers and electronics. Argyris was involved in and developed to a large extent the Finite Element Method which he then applied to designing and building the stadium complex (and especially the triangular roof) for the International Olympic Games 1972 in Munich.

Since then, numerous finite element software packages have become available in our CEA community; I just counted more than 40 on Wikipedia alone. In this new UberCloud Compendium, we are dealing mainly with ANSYS HFSS, LS-DYNA, and Mechanical, COMSOL Multiphysics, CST Studio, DYNAmore LS-DYNA, Rolls-Royce FEA, and SIMULIA Abaqus, and you will find a collection of 18 Finite Element Analysis case studies; the corresponding CAE cloud on-boarding projects have been performed over the last six years.


Download the Compendium


Case Studies included in this compendium are about: 

Team 01: Heavy Duty Abaqus Structural Analysis Using HPC in the Cloud – Part 1

Team 14: Electromagnetic Radiation and Dosimetry for High Resolution Human Body Phantoms and a Mobile Phone Antenna Inside a Car as Radiation Source

Team 22: Optimization Study of Side Door Intrusion Bars

Team 26: Development of Stents for a Narrowed Artery

Team 47: Heavy Duty ABAQUS Structural Analysis using HPC in the Cloud – Part 2

Team 118: Coupling In-house FE Code with ANSYS Fluent CFD

Team 160: Aerodynamics & Fluttering on an Aircraft Wing Using Fluid Structure Interaction

Team 163: Finite Element Analysis for 3D Microelectronic Packaging in the Cloud

Team 170: Simulating Car Frontal Impact with LS-Dyna in the Cloud

Team 171: Dynamic Study of Frontal Car Crash with UberCloud ANSYS Container in the Cloud

Team 175: Acoustic Modelling and Parametric Radio Frequency Heating with COMSOL Multiphysics

Team 186: Airbag simulation with ANSYS LS-DYNA in the Microsoft Azure Cloud
Team 192: Thermal Modelling of a Fragrance Extraction Reactor in the Cloud with COMSOL


Team 193: Implantable Planar Antenna Simulation with ANSYS HFSS in the Cloud

Team 196: Development and Calibration of Cardiac Simulator to Study Drug Toxicity

Team 197: Studying Drug-induced Arrhythmias of a Human Heart with Abaqus 2017 in the Cloud

Team 200: HPC Cloud Simulation of Neuromodulation in Schizophrenia

Team 205: Vehicle Crash Using ANSYS LS-DYNA in the Opin Kerfi Cloud

 You can download this UberCloud FEA Compendium HERE.

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Dr. Wolfgang Gentzsch is the President and Co-Founder of UberCloud. Wolfgang is an industry executive consultant for high performance, technical and cloud computing. He was the Chairman of the Intl. ISC Cloud Conference Series, an Advisor to the EU projects DEISA and EUDAT, directed the German D-Grid Initiative, was a Director of the Open Grid Forum, Managing Director of the North Carolina Supercomputer Center (MCNC), and a member of the US President’s Council on Science & Technology PCAST. Wolfgang founded several HPC companies, including Gridware (which developed the distributed resource management software Grid Engine) acquired by Sun where he became Sun’s Senior Director of Grid Computing
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