Book Outline

book outline

Learning Femap is divided into six chapters in the logical order of structural analysis.  Each chapter covers a unique capability of the program and includes inline examples of command uses.  There are three supplemental walk-through tutorials that help users jump right in.

  • Chapter 1:  Introduction
    • What is FEMAP and what does it do?
    • Who Uses Femap/ NX Nastran?
    • Engineering Process
    • Femap and NX Nastran
    • How you should use this book
    • Conventions
  • Chapter 2:  FEMAP Application Interface
    • Using the Keyboard and Mouse
    • Screen Layout
    • Keyboard Shortcuts
    • Preferences
    • Modeling Organization/ Visibility
    • File Types, Importing and Exporting
    • Testing Your Understanding
  • Chapter 3: Modeling/ Pre-Processing
    • Geometry
    • Materials
    • Nodes
    • Elements
    • Properties Vs. Materials
    • Setting Meshing Attributes
    • Meshing Geometry
    • Meshing Without Geometry
    • Connections and Regions
    • Modeling Composite Laminates
    • Mesh Quality
    • Boundary Conditions
    • Bolt Preload
    • Merging Models
    • Tips and Tricks
    • Testing Your Understanding
  • Chapter 4: Analysis
    • Nastran Review
    • Analysis Menus
    • Analysis Setup
    • Pre-Analysis Checklist
    • Initiating An Analysis
    • Errors
    • Testing Your Understanding
  • Chapter 5: Post-Processing
    • Stress/ Contour/ Fringe Plots
    • Failure Predictions
    • Results and Output Vectors
    • Post-Analysis Checklist
    • Testing Your Understanding
  • Chapter 6:  Programming Femap
    • Program Files (.prg/.pro)
    • API Programming (.bas/.cls/.obm Files)
    • Programming Environments
    • Example 1: Turn off Visibility of Elements By Property
    • Example 2: Print thicknesses of select plate properties in Femap
  • Tutorials
    • Tutorial 1: Distributed Loading On Fixed-Pinned Beam
    • Tutorial 2: Bicycle Wheel (Preload)
    • Tutorial 3: Composite Wing
  • Appendix A
    • Test Your Understanding Answer Key
    • Femap Documentation
    • NX Nastran Documentation
    • Frequently Asked Questions: Femap
    • Useful Information in the f06 File
    • Keyboard Shortcuts

 

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