Structural Mechanics - Finite Element Method
The numerical simulations in mechanics of the structures aim at studying the (through the computation of the stresses), the rigidity (through the computation of the deformations) and the instabilities of the structures and components subjected to various mechanical actions (stress, pressure, temperature, acceleration, sinusoidal or random excitation …).
Mechanical dimensioning is carried out using specific rules established by theory and feedback based on the type of application. These rules are laid down in design and construction codes such as EUROCODES, RCC-M, CODAP or ASME.
Sizing can be done analytically or numerically depending on the complexity of the structures to be studied.