Saturday, October 1, 2011

"Analytical model"

As you may know, the Revit world wildly enforces the term "analytical model" which means essentially the FEA model generated from a BIM "physical" model.

Is it the same pain to see for you as it is for me? FE Model isn't analytical in any way, it is numerical.
Okay, "analytical" may be a homonym which means both, ehm, "calculational" and "such that has a closed-form solution", but doesn't it pose an actual threat to understanding of the subject,
especially by younger generation?

Oh, and I had a very hard time explaining the difference to architectural folks at the recent Autodesk Russia Forum in Moscow. Something clearly needs to be done here.

Alexander Bausk
Civil/Structural design & inspection engineer, CAD professional
MSc Structural engineering, Ph.C. Engineering
Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Tel. +38 068 4079692
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