CATIA – Analysis of structure (GAS)


DURATION : 14 Hours
LEVEL : Fundamental
Course material : French & English
E-learning available


Define and personalize material properties

- Define virtual parts and use them to transmit specific fastenings and loads

- Create plane sections with which you can visualize internal results

- Calculate and refine a mesh using an adaptive mesh for greater accuracy

- Use various types of assumptions for analysis in an assembly context

- Define analysis connections between assembly components

- Use existing assembly constraints to create automatic connections

- Assign a property to the relevant analysis connection

- Calculate a static analysis for an assembly

- Create and manage an analysis assembly model using existing meshed parts



- Mechanical designer

- Calculation specialist


Basic CATIA V5. 


This course will allow you to discover how to perform finite element analysis of a part or existing assembly. You will explore the possibilities of adding virtual parts to a model. 

You will also look in detail at how to create connections between assembly components, how to assign suitable connection properties and how to create an analysis assembly using existing meshed parts.

Advanced pre-processing tools:

• Rigid bodies, flexible bodies (virtual parts)

• Rigid/flexible bodies + springs

• Rigid/flexible bodies + contact elements

• Advanced fastenings on virtual parts

Adaptive calculation:

• Definition of mesh adaptability parameters

• according to the error criterion and number of attempts

• Calculation history  

Introduction to assemblies:

• The various approaches (structural analysis via connections between components or analysis assembly)

• Assumptions related to the linear static

Definition of zones to be connected for the assembly of components:

• General analysis connection

• Point-type connection (to model weld points)

• Line-type connection (to model weld beads)

• Surface-type connection (to model glue joints)

• Point-to-point connection

• Point and line-type automatic connection (on a single component) 

Definition of physical properties related to connected zones for the assembly of components:

• Weld / weld + spring connection

• Rigid / flexible connection

• Sliding connection without contact

• Sliding connection with contact and no friction

• Weld bead and point connection and automatic connection

• Glue joint connection

• Clamping / shrink fitting connection

• Virtual clamping connection

• Personalized connection (combination of physical properties)

Analysis assemblies:

• Definition of analysis assemblies

• Why use analysis assemblies

• Analysis assembly process

• What a 'representation' is

• How to link a representation to a part

• What the 2D analysis assembly viewer is

• How to use the 2D analysis assembly viewer 

Extended analysis:


• Creation of geometric groups

• 'Bearing' type load 

• Importing forces/moments into the mesh

• Importing a scalar field (pressures, temperatures, thicknesses) into the mesh

• Definition of a multi load case

• Definition of non-structural masses for modal calculation  

• Taking into account thermal expansion

• Variable section beam

• Definition of composite properties (laminates, panels) 


• Static analysis combination

• Buckling

• Choice of resolution methods for static and modal calculation

Extended analysis:



• Graphical representation of loads and fastenings on the mesh

• Personalized analysis reports

• Generation of additional images (contact pressure, deformation, Tsai-Hill criterion, Tsai-Wu criterion, etc.)

• Exporting movements and constraints to nodes

• Additional local and global sensors

• Saving image options



Training available on site or at KEONYS training centres


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