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Jan

Lightweight, High Performance Composites – ixent GmbH Uses MSC Nastran for the Layout & Simulation of Composite Structures

Innovative simulation methods support the development of lightweight structures SANTA ANA, CA--(Business Wire – January 17th, 2013) – MSC Software Corporation, the leader in multidiscipline simulation solutions that accelerate product innovation, today announced that ixent GmbH is using MSC Nastran for the layout and simulation of composite structures. Lightweight design is a primary objective for ...
16
Jan

Nonlinear Analysis – Optimization of a Traditional Wrench

Topic: A colleague of mine recently forwarded me a paper titled Virtual DOE of an Open-End Wrench. What caught my attention was the use of design of experiment to create a new wrench called the Claw. Does it actually look like a claw? Yes. For those interested in reading more about the use of Design ...
11
Jan

Patran Tip – Student Tutorials

Question: Where can I find Patran tutorials for students? Answer: You can find 30 Patran tutotrials on our YouTube channel. Here is a list. Tutorials 6-30 are referenced from page 305 of this document Patran 2012.2 Reference Manual Part 6: Results Post Processing. Installation of the Student Edition Patran Home Tab Tools Overview Bending Stresses in a ...
10
Jan

Acoustic Simulation – Leading French Automotive Supplier Relies on Actran Acoustics Software

Plastic Omnium Simulates Acoustics of Car Body Modules SANTA ANA, CA--(Business Wire – January 15th, 2013) – Free Field Technologies (FFT), an MSC Software company, today announced that Plastic Omnium has deployed the Actran/Acoustics and Vibro-Acoustics software, to simulate the acoustic attenuation of plastic panels and other components used in automobiles around the world. Plastic ...
3
Jan

Patran Tip – Viewing the Stress Recovery Points in Beams

    Question: Is there a way to view the stress recovery points C, D, E and F in Patran for Beam elements? Answer:Yes, you use the "MSC Beam Verification Tools (2.2)" that is located in the Utilities>Display section of Patran. You can watch this YouTube Video as a guide. Make sure to follow each step. ...
2
Jan

Lightweight, High Performance Composites – Use of Finite Element Analysis to Create Composite Designs

  Question: Is there a white paper detailing the use of finite element analysis to create composite designs? Answer: Yes. At this link, you can find a white paper titled Use of Finite Element Analysis to Create Robust Composite Designs – Going Beyond First Ply Failure originally authored by Andrew Main. I have included the abstract below. Abstract ...
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