If you want to learn Finite Element Analysis in the context of biomechanics in life science, a new Transmitting Science course is launched for the next July in Catalonia: FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS APPLIED TO LIFE SCIENCES
In the course, there is an introduction to the Finite Element in order to model biological structures and understand how they worked. It will cover all the steps involved in FEA except the creation or reconstruction of the model, which it is covered in the previous course Introduction to 3D Imaging Technologies: Photogrammetry, Laser, CT-scan and (µ)CT-scan for Life Sciences by my colleague and teacher of the FEA course, Josep Fortuny. And, I know, sometimes is where we are spending most of our time and efforts!
In the course you will learn how to define the material properties of biological structures, the use of a consistent Mesh Generation Methods, and the proper definition of biomechanical boundary conditions and finally, how understand and analyse the results obtained in plane models (the wrong-called 2D) and in the fancy 3D models created from CT-data. But, the limitation of time is always a problem and, in the course, we are just covering static analysis and linear materials. Which it is enough for an starting course because most of the works published in life sciences are covering this part and creates and open window for everybody in the course to learn more in the future.
You can enroll in the website and ask me questions if you have doubts!