Started working with CAE analysis and simulation tools in 1988: using Algor on PCs, and ANSYS on an enterprise server. Had several courses on the theory, mathematics, and programming for such techniques. Performed per-sale demonstrations and post-sale training for clients using various software. Over the years, had projects using several other FEA, FDA, and SPH software to analyse solid, fluid, heat, and electromagnetic problems:
- xxTRAN (MSC, NEi)
Also, other simulation techniques, e.g. Cellular Automata, Molecular Dynamics, Monte Carlo, and non-linear optimisation.
Having a strong foundation in basic engineering sciences enables me to judge when a numerical technique goes fundamentally wrong, and to devise techniques to ensure that the simulation is physically sound.