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What is an appropriate buckling Factor of Safety for FEA computed solutions?

What is an appropriate buckling Factor of Safety for FEA computed solutions?

TLDR: Compressive loads/stresses within any long, thin structure can cause structural instabilities known as buckling. Buckling occurs when deflections continue to increase even if load is not. This stability analysis is a key component of structural analysis. This article attempts to provide insight for the appropriate buckling factor of safety…

Femap Graphics and AMD Firepros {updated 9/14/17}

Femap Graphics and AMD Firepros {updated 9/14/17}

In the recommended hardware section of Learning Femap, I recommend the use of workstation graphics cards such as the AMD Firepro or Nvidia Quadro lines.  You may have also seen recommendations such as these: https://community.plm.automation.siemens.com/t5/Femap-Blog/Which-Graphics-Card-Should-I-Buy/ba-p/24107 I can no longer recommend using certain AMD Firepro cards with Femap.  There is a unresolved…