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Knowing how to apply Finite Element Analysis (FEA) technology to the analysis and design process helps the structural engineer produce accurate results using more efficient models – a fundamental goal of any project’s success. The S-FRAME FEA Solver Engine, built into multiple analysis and design products, delivers continuously evolving FEA capabilities and Finite Element Analysis Applications is designed to help demystify using these capabilities.

Although we cover some basic FEA theory, this class primarily focuses on practical applications of using FEA. We explain how to define and mesh complex geometries in arbitrary 3D orientations, how to load them correctly, why a high-quality mesh can make a difference, and how to generate one using S-FRAME’s powerful auto-meshes. Become more confident in matters relating to solution convergence and result validation using S-VIEW. Learn how to apply hydrostatic loading or soil pressure to structures, how to connect members to shells accurately, and how to use S-FRAME’s wall integration lines to easily design reinforced concrete shear walls using the new Integrated Concrete Design (ICD) option


Dates and Hours

Registration open at later date

About Finite Element Analysis Applications (F201)

Course Content


Introduction to 2D objects, Finite Elements and Meshing

Panel Elements and Auto-meshing Parameters

Effective modeling

Beam/Shell Integration

Modeling Complex Geometry – Openings, cylindrical structures, intersecting panels

Loading and Supporting Finite Elements

Results and Conventions

Analysis of Finite Element Structures – best practices and troubleshooting

Applications of Finite Elements in Design – Walls, Floors, Foundations


Training is delivered in three live 2-hour lectures over a period of 5 days

Class includes graded Assignments and Final exam (you will receive a score report for your records)

A Certificate of mastery will be provided to attendees that achieve a final score above 75% and Educational Units will go towards an S-FRAME certification

Eligible for PDH (Professional Development Credits) for attendance

Who Should Attend

Any structural engineer responsible for the modeling, analysis, and design of walls, floors, panels, transfer plates, tunnels, mat foundations, cylindrical and spherical tanks, any other complex structures such as domes, tension structures, etc.


Class registrants should have a technical education and background in civil or structural engineering

F201 -Finite Element Analysis Applications assumes users have prior experience with S-FRAME Analysis program functionality

System Requirements

PC-based : Windows® 10

Min 2 GB RAM, Recommended 4 GB or more

Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card - Must support hardware vertex processing

S-FRAME Analysis latest version (temporary academic licenses available, if needed)


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