# fem-heroes.org

• ## Introduction to Finite Element Analysis

What is the Finite-Element-Analysis (FEA) or the Finite-Element-Method (FEM) and what is it needed for? With the help of FEA virtual components can be calculated on a computer…

• ## Import

In general terms import means the reading of data. For FEM this data is usually provided in the formats ASCII or binary. Both formats describe a virtual object…

• ## Preprocessing

The preprocessing, also called model preparation, is often the most work intensive step of the FEA. For the viewer of the component-surface this usually means the disassembly of…

• ## Solver

The (equation) solver “cracks” the sometimes enormous system of equations which is behind a FEM-model. Equation systems with 10 million equations and more are not unimaginable and also…

• ## Postprocessing

After the calculation has been successfully completed, the post-processor displays the calculation results graphically. Here, the data interpretation takes place. This includes, besides the displacements, also stresses and…

• ## Export

The visualized „colored pictures” from the post-processor provide a first good and illustrative presentation of results. However, you should not put too much trust into them. In order…

## Introduction to Finite Element Analysis

What is the Finite-Element-Analysis (FEA) or the Finite-Element-Method (FEM) and what is it needed for? With the help of FEA virtual components can be calculated on a computer…

## Import

In general terms import means the reading of data. For FEM this data is usually provided in the formats ASCII or binary. Both formats describe a virtual object…

## Preprocessing

The preprocessing, also called model preparation, is often the most work intensive step of the FEA. For the viewer of the component-surface this usually means the disassembly of…

## Solver

The (equation) solver “cracks” the sometimes enormous system of equations which is behind a FEM-model. Equation systems with 10 million equations and more are not unimaginable and also…

## Postprocessing

After the calculation has been successfully completed, the post-processor displays the calculation results graphically. Here, the data interpretation takes place. This includes, besides the displacements, also stresses and…