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Basics of FEA - Explicit and Implicit FEA

Get trained by industry-experts in FEA classes designed to help engineers gain a basic understanding of FEA using practical examples. Enroll in an FEA course with modules focused on helping engineers develop industry-oriented training with our 3 projects simulating real-world problems.

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Jayesh Suryawanshi

Volkswagen (I) Pvt. Ltd.,

RMD Sinhgad

Mithin SanthaKumar

Timetooth Technology

Cochin University of Science and Technology University in Kochi, Kerala

Manthan Waghaye

Altigreen Propulsion Labs Pvt Ltd

Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj College Of Engineering

Hemant Sagar

KN Associates

PM polytechnic, Delhi ncr , sonipat

Jangaiah Chikonda



sai dinesh


usharama college of engineering and technology

Vadapalli A S Krishna Maruthi Srinivas

advance technologies

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada

Manas Metar

Sphinix World Biz Limited

University of Wolverhampton


This course is full of best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry experts in the form of videos and projects

Course Overview

  • The objective of this course is to provide high-level concept-based instruction on FEA.
  • The fundamentals of FEA are covered in this course.
  • This course will provide you with extensive hands-on experience with ANSYS Workbench.
  • This module will also provide you with Explicit and Implicit analysis of different case studies.
  • This course specifically focuses on the strengthening of mathematical aspects of element formulations, material modelling and analytical aspects of explicit and implicit analysis.
  • You will gain confidence in facing interviews in the automotive industry as a result of this course.

Course Syllabus

On a daily basis we talk to companies in the likes of Tata Elxsi and Mahindra to fine tune our curriculum.

Week 01 - Introduction to FEA

  • What is FEA? and Why FEA?
  • Advantages and industrial applications of FEA
  • Different types of FEA analysis
  • Pre-requisites of FEA
  • Basics of Approximate and Exact solution methods

Week 02 - Methods of FEA

  • Weighted residual techniques
  • Basics of Petrov-Galerkian
  • Potential energy approaches

Week 03 - Basics of FEA

  • Meshing/Discretization
  • Types of Elements in FEA
  • Terminologies like Nodes, Elements etc.
  • Introduction to Stiffness matrix, Plane stress and Plane strain conditions

Week 04 - 1D Element (Bar element)

  • Stiffness Matrix of 1D element
  • Nodal Displacements
  • Nodal DOF
  • Stress and Strain Calculations
  • Shape functions
  • Homogenization of Problems
  • Case study Problem

Week 05 - 2D Element

  • Stiffness Matrix of 2D element
    • Nodal Displacements
    • Nodal DOF
    • Stress and Strain Calculations
    • Shape functions
    • Stiffness matrix of CST elements

Week 06 - 3D Element and FEA characteristics

  • Stiffness Matrix of higher order 1D element
  • Stiffness Matrix of LST element
  • Stiffness Matrix of 3D element
  • Nodal Displacements
  • Different non-linearities in FEA
  • Basic types of material models
  • Factors influencing Solution of FEA

Week 07 - Basics of ANSYS

  • Introduction to ANSYS
  • Material Models
  • Meshing techniques
  • Solving Simple Static Problems

Week 08 - Equations of Motion

  • Study of Basic Equations of Motions
  • Mass Matrix, Stiffness Matrix
  • Time dependance of Analysis
  • Physics of Crash
  • Study of Mathematics related to Crash

Week 09 - Explicit and Implicit FEA

  • What are Explicit and Implicit analysis
  • Basic Applications
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of methods
  • Difference between Explicit and Implicit methods
  • Time steps, Hourglassing and Contacts used
  • Mathematical approaches used by Explicit and Implicit analysis
  • Case Studies:
    • Hydroforming of Automotive Structures
    • Modelling of Shape memory alloys

Week 10 - ANSYS

  • Case Studies:
    • Crush Analysis of square/rectangular tube using ANSYS
    • Impact of ball/bullet on Steel thin plate

Our courses have been designed by industry experts to help students achieve their dream careers

Industry Projects

Our projects are designed by experts in the industry to reflect industry standards. By working through our projects, Learners will gain a practical understanding of what they will take on at a larger-scale in the industry. In total, there are 3 Projects that are available in this program.

Study of cantilever beam

To study a cantilever beam and to find the effect of deflection on the cross-section of the beam

Study of crushing of square steel tube

The students need to find the best configuration among the tubes that are crushed between fixed and moving plates.

Study of impact of steel ball on aluminum plate of 5 mm thickness

The students need to estimate the resistance offered by the plate due to the impact caused by a moving ball.

Our courses have been designed by industry experts to help students achieve their dream careers

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Kickstart your future in the automotive industry with the Basics of FEA - Explicit and Implicit FEA course

The main objective of this course is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the basics of FEA-both explicit and implicit. This course covers FEA's theoretical and mathematical aspects and discusses analytical approaches like the Newton-Raphson technique, weighted residual methods, central difference method, etc. 

The industry-directed course will prepare you for job opportunities in the automotive industry and is tailor-made for beginners. For aspirants looking for a career as CAE/FEA analysts or higher education, the course will build a strong foundation and provide a competitive edge in job interviews. 

Who Should Take the Basics of FEA - Explicit and Implicit FEA Course?

The finite element analysis course is tailor-made for a variety of candidates. You will benefit from this course if you are looking for a career as CAE/FEA analyst in the automotive industry. You can also take this course if you are applying for higher education (MS/MTech and PhD). Finally, graduation, post-graduation, and PhD students who want to enhance the quality of their project work (simulation background) will also benefit from the comprehensive course curriculum.

What Will You Learn?

Basics of FEA is a course that will cover all the theoretical and mathematical aspects of FEA. Methodologies like plane stress and plane strain condition that help solve structural mechanics problems are briefly discussed.

You will learn about the different types of mesh elements used in FEA analysis and the basic details of the elements.

Additionally, you will learn mathematical problems of 1D/2D elements and equations of crash analysis. You will also learn about explicit and implicit analysis with different case studies.

Finally, you will learn to use LS-DYNA to solve explicit and implicit dynamic problems. All the analytical knowledge gained is further discussed from an application point of view with the aid of ANSYS software.

At the end of the course, you will work on three practical industry-oriented projects crafted with our experts. These projects will help you apply the theoretical skills learned during the course and gain the knowledge you can use to boost your CV and perform better at job interviews.

To get accurate results while performing FEA simulations, it is essential to choose the right approach. With our expert-curated FEA course, you will better understand when to conduct implicit and explicit FEA.

The FEA certification course will also teach you key concepts like shape function, nodal displacements, nodal DOF and other core concepts of FEA. The shape functions are pivotal in converting weak equations to a set of solvable equations. Towards the end of the FEA classes, you will be able to analyse the impact of loads on different bodies.

Skills You Will Gain

  • Knowledge of meshing, element types, non-linearities, stiffness matrices, etc.
  • Hands-on experience with simulations in LS-DYNA.
  • Explicit and Implicit analysis techniques.

Key Highlights of the Program

  • This finite element analysis course is crafted with the support of industry experts presently working in the industry and with wide experience and practical know-how.
  • Presently, there is a huge industry demand for FEA/CAE engineers, pre-processing engineers, and other specialist engineers. This advanced finite element analysis course will help you master the fundamentals of FEA  and improve marketability from an employment perspective. 
  • The duration of the course is three months. 
  • After successfully completing the course, you will receive a course completion certificate. Further, if you are in the top 5% of the class, you will receive an additional merit certificate.

Career Opportunities after Taking the Course

After taking the FEA course, many of the top jobs are in designations like:

  • Structural analysis engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Finite element analysis engineer
  • Pre-processing engineer

After completing the course, you will be able to seek out junior engineer roles in the aerospace and civil engineering industries. 

FAQs on Basics of FEA - Explicit and Implicit FEA

1. What are the real-world applications of the tools and techniques taught in this course?

LS-DYNA is widely used for various analyses in the industry. In the automotive sector, crash test simulations are primarily performed by LS-DYNA. Along with this, high-speed impact analysis and explosive analysis are performed by this software too. 

2. Will this course help me in my applications for MS OR PhD?

The course is oriented towards the industrial aspects of FEA. Developing a strong background in such aspects will help you write proposals to universities and create an industry-oriented application. 

3. Which companies use the techniques taught in this course, and for what?

  • Over 80% of automotive OEMs use LS-DYNA for crash analysis.
  • General Motors – NVH, Crash analysis, Impact analysis.
  • Bosch – Non-linear simulations.
  • Service Industry- Altran, Faurecia, Kaizenet, TE connectivity, Xitadel, and other service-oriented industries in India use LS-DYNA for different applications like crash analysis, impact analysis, non-linear analysis, dynamic analysis, etc.

4. What specialized software skills can be gained from the course?

Through the course, you will learn to use ANSYS and LS-DYNA. 

5. How do I resolve any doubts during the course duration?

You will receive excellent one-on-one support during the course through various modes. You can communicate via videoconferencing, WhatsApp messages/calls, individual online sessions, and also in-person to resolve any course doubts.

6. Will I have to pay the full cost of the course upfront?

You can enroll in this course and avail of the 0% EMI option instead of paying the entire course fees upfront. Further, you can win a 10% scholarship for this course to reduce costs.

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Our instructors are industry experts along with a passion to teach.


7 years in the experience range

Instructors with 7 years extensive industry experience.


Areas of expertise

  • FEA

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