Continuing Education

The Science and Art of FEA Modeling

The translation of a bridge design into a finite element analysis (FEA) model is not a simple data conversion process.

The engineer needs to determine what behaviors are important to capture and what minimum level of refinement is required to achieve the goals of the analysis. To obtain a model that accurately reflects the important behavior, without excessive effort or complication, often requires the creative application of basic engineering principles and experience.

This webinar will explore some of the frequent modeling issues encountered when creating FEA models of steel bridges, and cover some of the more effective solutions.



Individual Registration


$65  Member
$100  Non-member
$55  Student/Faculty
$55  Government Employee

 1.5 PDHs to the registrant only

Group Registration


$185  Member
$285  Non-member
$155 Student/Faculty
$155 Government Employee

Registration is good for only one connection.

1.5 PDHs to unlimited attendees at each connection

Accommodations for stay-at-home and safer-at-home orders


In light of the recent changes to daily work life, we understand that many people are working from home at this time. If the individual registration option is not feasible for your company, we will accommodate each attendee who would typically gather in your office conference room. Your registration confirmation e-mail will include information on how to add more employees to the registration.

  • Date: 2/9/2021
  • Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Location: Live Webinar
  • PDH Credits: 1.5
  • Registration Deadline: 2/9/2021 10:00 a.m.
  • Substitutions and Cancellations: Substitutions may be made at any time. Cancellations received 1-3 days prior to the webinar will be charged a $50 service charge. Cancellations and no shows the day of the webinar session will not receive a refund.
  • Connection Instructions: Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing your receipt, information on accessing the webinar, and a link providing access to PDF handout of slides.


Thomas Murphy

Thomas Murphy

Dr. Murphy is the Chairman of the Board, Senior Vice President, and the Chief Technical Officer at Modjeski and Masters, Inc.