In FEA analysis, the number of mesh elements and mesh element size is very important because accuracy of the results depend on it. Even if you can calculate very complex problems of mechanics with FEA which are approaching real world models, FEA is still a numerical approximation method. So more elements you have, the smaller they are and more the results will be accurate. This guide details the factors playing on mesh accuracy using the simple "plate with a hole" tutorial.


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Author:
Cyprien Rusu
Cyprien Rusu is senior technical engineer at MIDAS IT. He is specialized in mechanical FEA analysis.

"Maths are the basis of FEA Analysis, this is why I am always focused on teaching the mathematical background going with the Analysis, to make everyone more professional and more efficient in their daily job by understanding what is behind ! " --Cyprien Rusu


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