# Design with Finite Elements. Lecture 1: Introduction

First general introduction lecture from Design with Finite Elements course from our CEO Wouter van den Bos. Just click on a link to view video from interested chapter.

- Aim of the course
- General explanation
- Yield, local buckling, global buckling, fatigue, number of moves of crane, stability, crane standard NEN2018 / NEN2019
- Different types of cranes, crane dimensions Q: why rail distance is the same
- Dimensions, Q: Why do containers stay the same in width, cornerloads, operational speeds, Q: why use m/min instead of m/s
- FEM Basics. Q: What is Finite Element Method, Assumptions made
- FEM Basics. Mathematics behind FEM, Why called FEM, nice pictures, LEGO (elements),
- SDC Verifier. General introduction
- SDC Verifier. Use embedded or stand alone version of the software
- SDC Verifier. Standards and checks
- SDC Verifier. Beam member length Y and length Z, Plate length and width, Weld classification, Customizable checks, Reporting
- SDC Verifier. Individual Load, Load Set, Load Group (add safety factors, parts heavier than expected)
- Standards. Example of standard (loads to be applied to crane)
- Assignment. Which: constraints, FEM loads, Individual loads, number of calculations, checks
- SDC Verifier. Beam buckling lengths
- SDC Verifier. Weld finders
- SDC Verifier. Wind
- SDC Verifier. Simple Stress Check + need for standard
- SDC Verifier. Fatigue results comparison
- SDC Verifier. Reports: Report Results, Tables, Plots, Wizard and Designer
- SDC Verifier. Conclusion: Euler buckling
- SDC Verifier. parametric crane built program