The presentation used in this demo is available for download, below.


Consider a “highly sophisticated inter-locking brick system” like the one shown.

Using FEA we can:

  • Determine the amount of force required to push Lego Man’s foot onto a brick.
  • Determine the deformation and resulting stress in both parts.
  • Evaluate the sensitivity of the design to manufacturing variances.
  • Evaluate the sensitivity of the design to material property variances.
  • Evaluate the response of the design under different environmental conditions that can effect the material response.
  • All this can be done with FEA provided that you have appropriate material properties assigned to the elements.

View the presentation video here...