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Finite Element Analysis

Analyzing Pressure Vessels using FEA in CATIA

Matt Luedeman, Tyler Flowers, Lucas Pope

Goal
Explore CATIAs Generative Structural Analysis Workbench by performing a FEA on an assembled pressure vessel.

Step 1: Assembly Mesh


Create Mesh
For each part in assembly Small enough so that the tetrahedron mesh is uniform Large enough to minimize computation time

Step 2: Connections
Create connections between the parts of the assembly
Add analysis connections between parts Add connection properties for each of the analysis connections

Step 3: Loads and Restraints


Create Loads
Loads should accurately represent actual conditions.

Create Restraints
Lines or faces can be restrained from rotation or translation How an object is restrained will have a large effect on the results of an FEA

Final Product