Joe Galliera

What info can you share to help explain analysis results to non-analysis people?

Blog Post created by Joe Galliera Employee on Oct 22, 2009

I'm looking for people to make comments about how they've been able to successfully relate analysis setup or results to people that don't have a solid background in FEA / simulation, let's just say the average lay person.

Here's some recent examples to help get the creative thinking in motion:

a) Did you know that people can blow about 2 psi.  Helps to explain pressure drop.

b) Supercritical fluids, like highly pressurized CO2, are used to extract substances like caffeine from coffee beans.  Just cool to know because before yesterday I didn't know how they decaffeinated coffee.

c) Changing the force on a linear static analysis just linearly scales the resulting values (as long as they stay below the yield strength are they valid) so all the colors on the model stay the same, no additional run/study is required.