Can a pro FEM user evaluate a 3D surfaces iges model for calculation?
Background, been doing math modeling and CNC for 50yrs, never done FEM, only CNC.
Can the detailed, splined, curved, filleted, surfaced models used for CNC and 3DPrint be directly input to a fem modeler? or stripped to simple elements?
I have a structured guitar neck to analyze and compare to the physical model and a soundboard too.
I have been curious how FEM simulation works since i heard the nastran guys once long ago when we were doing the Space Shuttle NC with fortran and punched cards.
They calculated, we built actual parts.
Thanks in advance,