Tony Abbey has conducted finite element analysis for over
35 years, including statics, dynamics, composites, nonlinear,
optimization, fatigue and fracture mechanics. He has taught
FEA related courses for the past 17 years for NAFEMS and as
an independent consultant. He has developed a reputation for
providing the student with an experience that is full of
insight gained from his extensive experience, but which also
challenges and motivates.
Tony has been working with FEA for over 35 years, both in
Industry and for FEA software providers in the UK and the
US. His involvement with analysis started over 33 years ago
with his Masterís thesis and continued in the aerospace
industry. He has witnessed at first hand the dramatic
changes in computing power and numerical techniques that
have allowed this technology to mature to an efficient and
His informal and interactive presentation style allows
the key concepts to be taught in a manner which involves
participants fully in the course material. Tony presents
papers at NAFEMS and other conferences on a regular basis
and has been involved with NAFEMS since its formation.
Tony has had articles published in Desktop Engineering,
NASA Tech Briefs, NAFEMS Benchmark as well as for numerous
papers and training notes for SAMPE and SAVIAC.