Fumihiko Goto, Hitachi Power Solutions Co., Ltd.
With the assistance of enhanced capabilities of computers and other contributing factors, FEM analysis has been extensively used for handling a broad range of objects from the understanding of physical phenomena in such as structures, fluids and magnetic fields to solving coupled problems of these phenomena. In addition, the application range has been expanding. For instance, the use of FEM analysis allows us to elicit the ultimate capabilities of things in combination with optimization methods and other means. In this lecture, the future potential of FEM analysis is discussed and the development of products for which FEM analyses have been used by the presenter so far is introduced by showing case examples and others.