How to Select Units for Finite Element Simulations
When setting up a Finite Element (FE) simulation it is important to select a set of units that is consistent and suitable for the problem. The two most common unit systems are:
- SI units [meter (m), Newton (N), seconds (s), and Kelvin (K)]
- SI units small parts [millimeter (mm), Newton (N), seconds (s), and Kelvin (K)]
The following pdf-file contains a detailed description of how the units are connects in a few different unit systems.