Preconstruction analysis of a design is necessary to detect potential failures in the system. Detection of possible failures before construction prevents unnecessary expenditures and delays. Finite element analysis (FEA) software is a powerful technique used extensively to detect such flaws. FEA is a method for obtaining approximate solutions to system that have been modeled mathematically. These math models consist of partial differential equations. These partial differential equations arise in cases for which the unknown variables depend not only on time but also on location within the system. FEA is possibly the most effective method of design verification of structures meant for space environments. The accuracy of the FEA can be varied with different stages of configuration design. Preliminary configuration designs can be efficiently discarded without high accuracy analysis. As the design selections narrow the accuracy of the FEA can be increased by analyzing more nodes. Improving accuracy leads to further design eliminations, thus increasing the efficiency of the design process.3