The SigFit/IOMA course is intended to teach students the usage of the features of SigFit and cover the fundamentals specific to finite element (FE) based integrated optomechanical analysis.
The course is intended for students performing mechanical analysis who have a working knowledge of the finite element software to be used. A working knowledge of the optical software to be used is highly advantageous but not required. Optical analysts will find much of the course very helpful but may find much of the FE specific material difficult to grasp if they do not have prior familiarity with finite element analysis (FEA). Unfamiliarity with either finite element and/or optical analysis tools will limit the students ability to understand the material deeply but will not prohibit learning and participation. Finite element analysts and optical analysts who work together as colleagues will likely benefit from attending together in order to enhance their ability to understand each other’s disciplines and collaborate more cooperatively.