1st Edition

CATIA v5 Practical Studies Using Finite Element Analysis

By Ionuţ Gabriel Ghionea Copyright 2024
    320 Pages 524 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    CATIA v5 is the world’s leading 3D CAD engineering and design software, used in a variety of industries to design, innovate, simulate, analyse and manufacture products. CATIA is taught at thousands of academic institutions around the globe to prepare today the great engineers of tomorrow.

    This book is more than an introduction to CATIA v5 Finite Element Analysis, providing a practical approach to the subject. The basic concepts of finite element analysis (FEA) in CATIA v5 are explained and augmented with examples and figures for a thorough understanding of the subjects.

    The book is intended to be used by students from programs with a mechanical or industrial engineering background, but also by design and control engineers from various industries (automotive, aerospace, military, heavy machinery, medical technology, etc.). These users need to work and verify their 3D parts and assemblies by applying various methods. Among them, the finite element method (FEM) is a very important tool because it provides information on how the stresses are distributed in the component parts, how the loads are applied and what are the values and orientations of the resulting displacements.

    All the content is organized in a logical manner, with chapters that cover both theoretical concepts and practical issues addressed through the use of modelling, assembly and FEA. The presented applications are clearly written and easy to understand, with step-by-step instructions and ample explanations, illustrations and figures. Many of the tutorials start from the beginning, including the parametric modelling of the part and the interpretation of FEM analysis results.

    From students to engineers, all are advised to open and follow the pages of this book with interest and perseverance, to patiently go through all the explanations of the presented tutorials, to explore the proposed FEM problems and then to successfully apply the knowledge acquired in their professional activities.

    Chapter 1. Introduction
    Chapter 2. Basic Concepts in the Finite Element Analysis Method
    Chapter 3. CATIA Generative Structural Analysis: Interface, Toolbars, Theoretical Aspects
    Chapter 4. Simulation and Computation Applications Using Finite Element Analysis
    Chapter 5. Knowledge Assessment Applications


    Ionuț Gabriel Ghionea is an Associate Professor, member of the Manufacturing Engineering Department, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Robotics, National University of Science and Technology Politehnica Bucharest since 2000. In 2003 he completed an internship to prepare his doctoral thesis at École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers in Aix-en-Provence, France and has a PhD in industrial engineering since 2010.

    Ionuț Gabriel Ghionea published, as first author or co-author, 12 books in the field of Computer Aided Design for mechanical engineering and over 125 papers in scientific technical journals and conference proceedings. He is a member of the editorial board and review panel of several international and national journals and conferences.

    In addition, he participated in research projects with applicability in industry and education. He is one of the most known and appreciated CAD trainers in Romania, carrying out this activity since 2002.

    Ionuț Gabriel Ghionea is considered to be one of the main and first didactic promoters of the CATIA v5 program in the Romanian academic environment, he created and recorded hundreds of video tutorials, wrote books and practical works for students and taught CAD courses for companies in Romania and abroad.

    In December 2020 he became a CATIA Champion, recognition issued by the Dassault Systèmes for his long-term commitment in promoting and using CATIA v5.