Finite Elements @ Manchester
The University Finite Element Club
The Finite Element Club is a forum where researchers can discuss a range of topics related to finite element modelling, including R&D and practical tips and tricks for users. It is open to everyone, from FEA developers to users of commercial applications. Anyone using finite elements at the University is welcome to edit this page to add information - first register and send an email requesting edit privileges (as described here).
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Finite elements seminars
- UPCOMING SEMINARS AND MEETINGS
Location: Training Room 3, Ground Floor, Kilburn Building. A special University of Manchester Finite Element Club meeting will be held on Friday 11th July from 1000-1200. The topic of the meeting is Faster Simulation for Fracture Mechanics. The format of the meeting is an open workshop organized and chaired by Dr Lee Margetts and Dr Jonathan Boyle. In the meeting, attendees will discuss how to tackle the issue of long run times for engineering simulations involving fracture. Participants are invited to give "lightning talks" about their research to encourage discussion. The event is open to PhD students, researchers, academic and support staff. Click here to register
If you would like to to promote an event, job opportunity or a recent paper you have published during the meeting, please contact email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org before the event.
Modeling the Interface Formation within Cu/Nb Layered Composites by Accumulated Roll Bonding, Curt Bronkhorst, Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA). 1500-1700 on Wednesday 11th June in the BP-ICAM Seminar Room. The BP-ICAM building is next to the Pariser Building on the University of Manchester North Campus. Click here for the abstract. Click here to register.
Stochastic Finite Elements: Uncertainty Quantification without Monte Carlo, Dr Catherine Powell, School of Mathematics, University of Manchester. Click on link for Abstract and Biosketch.
Stochastic Thermomechanical Analysis of Nuclear Graphite using ParaFEM, David Arregui-Mena, School of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester.
Non-Linear Analysis, Fatigue and Optimisation featuring SIMULIA Abaqus, Friday 25th April 2014, 10am till 4pm, for full details click here.
Abaqus at The University of Manchester - SIMULIA Corporate and Academic Overview, Clint Davies-Taylor, Dassault Systemes.
Constitutive Modeling of Trabecular Bone in Large Strain Compression, Dr Hadi Seyed Hosseini, Institute for Surgical Technology and Biomechanics (ISTB), University of Bern, Switzerland
Hackers, Supercomputers and Faster Finite Element Modelling, Lee Margetts (IT Services) and Llion Evans (School of Materials)
oomph-lib -- the object-oriented multi-physics finite element library, Matthias Heil & Andrew Hazel, School of Mathematics
Finite Element Analysis with Abaqus, Clint Davies-Taylor, Dassault Systemes
If you want to give or request a seminar, please email the EPS applications team
The University finite-elements mailing list
- A mailing list for finite element related matters
- For announcements from IT Services e.g. releases of new versions of software
- To make your own announcements
- To ask for help and advice
- To subscribe
Send an email to: email@example.com containing only subscribe finite-elements in the main body
Where to get finite element support at the University
- For support relating to finite element software licensed by the University, individual schools, etc
For specialist research computing support email firstname.lastname@example.org
- CSF (Computational Shared Facility) related queries
- HPC (High Performance Computing) advice
Support queries about the following can also be sent directly to the EPS applications team: email@example.com
MSC software products: Nastran, Patran, Sinda, Dytran, FlightLoads, Marc, Sofy
Site licensed FEA software
Abaqus (for more information see the Abaqus page on the applications website)
- Version 6.12 installed on teaching clusters
Version 6.12 is installed on the CSF (Computational Shared Facility), this hardware is available to researchers in groups and schools that have contributed (including MACE). For a list of all software installed on the CSF see here.
Dassault Systèmes provide online support (you'll need to create an account to use) in particular
The University also has a site license for Patran and Nastran and other MSC software applications, contact the EPS applications team for more info or see the entries on the Applications website
Using FEA software on University hardware
Abaqus on the CSF - available to contributors including researchers from the School of MACE.
Abaqus on the EPS Condor pool - this is available for all researchers at the University.
University NAFEMS Membership
NAFEMS is the International Society for the Modelling and Simulation community. It has over 1000+ institutional members, mainly from industry, and promotes best practice in the use of simulation. NAFEMS does this in a number of ways. It publishes "Why Do?" and "How to?" books in a wide range of subject areas, from basic finite element primers to more specialist topics including composites, geotechnics and multiphysics. These books are aimed at people who want to use simulation, rather than understand the mathematical and theoretical aspects of finite elements. NAFEMS also offers a number of eLearning courses and organizes seminars and conferences.
Membership is institutional and The University of Manchester is a member. The main benefit is in the form of discounts. If you wish to purchase a book or register for eLearning or a conference, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org who will provide you with the University username and password. Lee maintains a record of who has benefitted from NAFEMS in order to help justify ongoing expenditure on the membership.
- Two copies are available in the University of Manchester library