Understanding Nonlinear Analysis

Historically, engineers were reluctant to use nonlinear analysis, because of its complex problem formulation and long solution time. However, as nonlinear FEA software integrates with CAD software it has become much easier to use. In addition, improved solution algorithms and increased computing power have shortened solution times.

In this paper, you will learn about the differences between linear and nonlinear analysis and how to determine the optimal times to use one type of analysis versus the other. After reviewing the examples taken from everyday design practice, you will see how nonlinear analysis can help you avoid overdesign and build better products.

READ THE WHITEPAPER to realize the benefits and gain a greater understanding that nonlinear FEA brings to the design process.