Finite Element Analysis Training

Finite Element Analysis Online Training - Autodesk Inventor Nastran


Let me tell you why I am creating FEA training…

Reimagining Finite Element Analysis training for Engineers & Designers

While Finite Element Analysis (FEA) has the capability to solve complex engineering problems, I have discovered during my career that FEA training actually fails many engineers.

Often FEA courses don’t provide FEA logic and don’t show designers how to complete analysis from the beginning to end to solve real world engineering problems.

It is either too theoretical without practical applications or is only a demonstration of software capabilities.

I experienced this firsthand in 2012, when I became a Certified Autodesk Instructor and started training engineers and designers in Autodesk Simulation. For my first class, I was given a thick training manual and felt quite relaxed and confident. I quickly discovered that a training manual was not completely adequate for the needs of modern designers.

While these textbooks provided detailed instructions on how to use FEA software, there was minimal guidance on how to apply it in design practice and assist with Finite Element Modelling (FEM).

I realised my first class was about to turn into a disaster. Designers in the class didn’t care about the theoretical and purely software information in the manual. They just wanted to know how to get their jobs done!

Engineers & Designers just want to get the job done!

Developing FEA training for real world design practice

So I had a choice that day – to teach from the manual, or attempt a different approach. What I decided during that class formed the basis of the next phase of my career.

Instead of teaching from the manual, I prepared a finite element model. It was based on one of the models a designer had brought to me during the class. My completed FEA included step-by-step instructions on how to make it and interpret results, which I then used to help my students complete the training.

Over the years I have learned that the power of FEA applied earlier in the design stage can become a true game changer. I have since developed and delivered a range of FEA courses that help solve real world problems.

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Practical FEA Training
Autodesk Inventor Nastran

Now I am designing an online FEA course…

I believe it’s vital that designers and engineers are equipped with the processes and practical steps to create their own finite element models.

Courses should demonstrate FEA process logic when approaching a new design problem. They should also guide participants on how to apply FEA to their own situation.

Based on my skills and experience across a wide-range of engineering environments, my FEA course offers-

Clear FEA workflow that can be applied to any engineering problem

Comprehensive modules and easy-to-follow instructions

Practical exercises based on real world examples

A wide-range of professional tips and tricks learned over a lifetime




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Mission & Vision

Online Easy Path to FEA training will make professional FEA learning clear and easy. Its purpose is to equip engineers & designers with practical FEA skills to solve real life problems.

Now professional FEA is no longer a luxury of aerospace and automotive industries – it’s available to anyone who wants to create highly competitive designs and achieve success in engineering career .

Online Easy Path to FEA training will empower engineers & designers towards better adoption of modern simulation software and drive innovation.


Background & Experience

A career at the forefront of global engineering standards

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Nikita Gurov

Aerospace Engineer

After completing my degree in Aerospace Engineering, I began working as a Stress Engineer for the Boeing Company in 2006. I was involved in the new airplane development program, analysing wing parts for the 787 Dreamliner and 747-8.

I was fortunate to be at the cutting edge of engineering technologies – composite materials, state-of-the-art manufacturing methods and of course advanced design methods and tools. The 787 Dreamliner was the first composite commercial airplane.

The design process went in parallel with stress analysis. Finite Element Modelling (FEM) played a key role in that process. There were many things to learn and interesting challenges to solve, which involved the use of CATIA, Nastran/Patran and Abacus.

After the roll out of the first Boeing 787, I received an offer from General Electric in 2008. The nature of my new work in GE was completely different – I was designing new locomotives and modifying old ones.

I had to analyse large design assemblies, which were weldments made of dozens of components. It was not possible to deliver results on time without using full software capabilities and automation, so I applied VBA programming and mastered APDL (ANSYS Parametric Design Language).

When I moved to Australia I found a strong application of my knowledge and skills in engineering software consultancy. I have been helping engineers and companies to adopt CAD & CAE software, develop and establish design workflows and data management, while providing regular training and support.

I’m incredibly passionate about assisting engineers and designers from all walks-of-life and helping them learn how to apply fundamental FEA principles.

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The next steps in your FEA journey

  • Would you like to learn practical FEA and start confidently using it in your everyday work?
  • Are you looking for a highly accessible and practical FEA course where you can build finite element models from scratch?
  • Do you want to learn a range of FEA tricks and time-saving tools for your own designs?

Please get in touch

I would love to hear more about your current design challenges and help you understand how FEA could benefit your work. Feel free to contact me – fea@wordpressmu-726877-2424848.cloudwaysapps.com

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