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EF 01

Structure Analysis Initiation with Finite Element Analysis

Use finite element analysis for dimensioning structures.


Upon completion of the training, the attendants will be able to carry out the following:

  • understand the basis of finite element analysis
  • develop new model
  • build structures inside a finite element software
  • analyse finite element model results






Good understanding of strength of materials.

Pedagogical Means:

Use of theory and practice together for better understanding

Who should attend:

The course is designed for Design Engineers, Engineers and Engineering Consultants.

Course outline:

  • Theory:
    • Mechanical prerequisite
    • Finite element method overview
    • Boundary conditions
    • Meshing
    • Loadings
    • Solver
    • Stress and strain
    • Help in Checking model’s accuracy
  • Practical Exercises with 2D Models:
    • Plain stress
    • Axis-symmetry
  • Practical exercises with 3D Models:
    • Shell
    • Solid

Practice is carried out with Castor Concept Software.

This formation generates discussions between trainees in order to develop skills in model choice, creation and validation.


This course will be conducted by Mr. Romain Duval, a Structural Analysis Expert at Cetim. He has been Project Leader of many private studies dealing with structural analysis

Mr. Romain Duval

Romain DUVAL work as mechanical FEA analyst in the simulation team of CETIM.

His fields of interest cover structural analysis based on FEA (NX Nastran, Ansys, Abaqus), private studies dealing with proofs and strength of structures or mechanical components, and training for knowledge transfer to industry

Areas of Expertises

  • Complex structure mechanical design
  • Flow rectifier (AREVA)
  • Eiffel Tower’s finite element model
  • Rotordynamics
  • Resistance to eartquake
  • Vertical pump (SULZER)
  • Lifting equipment (OMPR)
  • French collective studies (Manutention Lifting Storage)
  • Vertical impacts in crane bridges
  • Cable winding on drum
  • Non-linear analysis of slewing rings with ball contacts
  • Vibration fatigue analysis

Recent Projects

Finite Element Analysis:

  • Static analysis
    • Linear
    • Non-linear (contact, large displacement, non-linear material etc.)
  • Vibration :
    • Modal analysis
    • Response spectrum (earthquake)
    • Time History
    • Harmonic response
    • Random vibration

Finite Element Analysis:

  • Leader of EF01 teaching (formely L03) – Introduction to Finite Element Analysis
  • Teacher and support for NX Nastran & Ansys Software


Career: Mechanical engineer at CETIM since 2008

Graduate: UTC engineer (2008) – “Génie des systèmes Mécaniques”


Course Name

EF 01 Structure Analysis Initiation with Finite Element Analysis

Course Date:



8.30 am to 5.30 pm each day

Closing Date:



3 Seletar Aerospace Link, Singapore 797550

Course Fee:


Early Bird:


We welcome groups to attend our trainings. Please contact us for a group discount package.

Registration Form

To register for the course, please complete this form.

Payment Details:

  • Registration form and course fees are to reach MATCOR before the closing date.
  • Registration will only be confirmed upon full payment.
  • Direct internet banking payment to MATCOR Technology & Services Pte Ltd, Bank: Development Bank of Singapore, Bank Code: 7171, Branch Code: 032, Swift Code: DBSSSGSG, Bank Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #02-32, Great World City, Singapore 237994, Account / Iban No: 032-004152-3. / PAYNOW: UEN199201190R
  • All cheques should be made payable to “MATCOR Technology & Services Pte Ltd” and mailed to 3 Seletar Aerospace Link Singapore 797550, Or
  • Overseas participants may choose to pay in EUR or USD.
  • Participants shall bear all bank charges for payments.

For clarification or inquiries please contact Ms. Pei Shyan NG or Ms. Irene LIM at +65 67788285 or send an email to

Cancellation & Refund:

  • Any cancellation made after closing date – no refund, but delegate substitution is allowed.
  • Any cancellation made before closing date will receive full refund.
  • MATCOR reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the course, only if deemed necessary