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**"Finite element analysis"**The reduction of a structure into arbitrarily defined elements over which an approximate solution is obtained by summing the solutions in each element.

A CAD method that determines the structural integrity of a mechanical part or physical construction under design by mathematical simulation of the part and its loading condition.

A process of selecting the optimum combination of materials in a composite based on software analysis.

a method for testing how a part, product

A computer generated method of predicting seal face distortion.

(F.E.A.) is a computer based method of determining stresses and deflections for complex shapes. This technology can determine weak areas on a punch cup before any actual pressing occurs. It also allows the designer to make modifications to strengthen the design.