SAFI 3D training course

Finite Element Analysis

Course Code 2.004

Next date available

April 13th 2023

Key Learning Objectives

Finite Element Analysis is a complex component when it comes to Structural Engineering. This 7-hour course – Finite Element Analysis – allows participants to know the theoretical bases of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and to know how to perform such studies in the SAFI Software environment.

Course Overview
Introduction to finite elements

Description and theory

Internal axes of beams and plates, Elasticity, Plate element in plane stresses, Plate element in bending, Plate element in transverse shear, Calculation of forces, Plasticity.

Plate distortion, Errors related to finite elements, Support conditions, Convergence tests.

Finite Element Modeling

Subdivision of existing plates, Mesh generator.

Finite Element Results

Von Mises constraints, Interpretation of results, Smoothing of results, Result ranges, Orientation of plates, Principal directions.


Integration lines

Shear walls, Slabs, Conventions, Design, Theory of elastic plates
Personal Development Units
Participants receive a certificate of attestation allowing them to accumulate eligible hours for continuing education.
7 hours PDUs Certificate

$500 USD // $650 CAD

Frequently Asked Questions - Training

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Upon request, participants receive a 15-day free license when registering to this training course.
The course will be conducted via Zoom.

Participants will receive all the necessary information to join this training a few days prior to the course.
Yes, of course!

All registered participants will receive a Certificate of attestation allowing them to accumulate eligible hours for continuing education.
The Certificate for this course consists of 7 hours of Personal Development Units.

The document will be sent by email within a few days following the training.
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Discounted fee for two (2) courses: $425 USD per course // $550 CAD per course

Discounted fee for three (3) courses or more: $350 USD per course // $450 CAD per course

Also, University Professors benefit from special education pricing for all online training courses.
Structural engineers and project managers
University researchers and professors
Mechanical engineers and project managers
Structural technicians
Estimators and designers
Other members of the manufacturing industry
Participants receive a printed training manual by mail to the address provided during registration. The training manual will be sent to you in the days prior to the course date.
Virtual Classroom opens : 8:30 am (EDT)

Course starts : 9:00 am
Training : 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Morning Break: 11:00 am -11:15 am
Training : 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Lunch break : 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Training : 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Afternoon break: 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Training : 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Q&As : 4:30 pm

Course Ends: 5:00 pm
Approximate schedule, may change without notice.
SAFI 3D – Modeling and Analysis courses :
Basic Modeling Functions
Advanced Analysis Function
Seismic and Dynamic Analysis
Finite Element Analysis

GSE – General Structural Engineering:
GSE – Wood / Timber design
GSE – Slab EngineeringTM / Concrete design
GSE – Steel design

BSE – Bridge Structural Engineering:
BSE – Bridge and Prestressed bridges

Contact our training team directly for more information.

1 (800) 810-9454 (Toll free USA and Canada)


Training registration

Participant information

Regular fee per course

$500 USD // $650 CAD

Discounted fee for two (2) courses

$425 USD per course // $550 CAD per course

Discounted fee for three (3) courses or more

$350 USD per course // $450 CAD per course

Training organization approved by the Commission des partenaires du marché du travail.