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Apr

Fatigue Analysis – Top Fatigue Analysis References

Learn about MSC Nastran Embedded Fatigue Question: What are some top fatigue analysis references? Answer: After posing the question to engineers on Linkedin, here is a list of recommended references. Title Author Url ANALYSIS AND SUPPORT INITIATIVE FOR STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGY Pegg C. Miedlar, Alan P. Berens, Allan Gudnerson, and J.P. Gallagher Link Fatigue & Durability of Metals at ...
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Apr

Learn from the Experts: The Future of Modeling in Composite Materials and Structures

QUESTION: Is there a way I can learn more about composites directly from the experts? ANSWER: Yes, MSC Software is hosting a Materials Forum at our MSC Software Users Conference on May 8 from 8:00-10:00 am. I have outlined the schedule of the forum, as well as more information on the experts presenting. Materials Forum ...
23
Apr

Fatigue Analysis – Manually Moving 200 Gigs of Stress Files

Learn about MSC Nastran Embedded Fatigue It’s not fun for sure, but there is a great alternative. Traditionally, a fatigue analysis involves moving stress results from an FEA program to a fatigue program. You could be: Copying and pasting large, perhaps 200Gb in size, intermediate files from folder to folder and program to program Or ...
21
Apr

Lightweight, High Performance Composites – What is a Composite Material?

Question: What is a composite? Answer: One could write endlessly about this topic, but I’ve provided some basic information and a few FAQs to get you started. Composite: “A composite is a structural material that consists of two or more combined constituents that are combined at a macroscopic level and are not soluble in each ...
17
Apr

Lightweight, High Performance Composites – Example of Composite Failure Analysis by Using FEA

Topic: To conclude the last few posts on using FEA to analyze composites, I leave off with this example from Use of Finite Element Analysis to Create Robust Composite Designs – Going Beyond First Ply Failure. PRACTICAL EXAMPLE OF FAILURE ANALYSIS COMPARED WITH TEST RESULTS This work is an overview of some collaborative work performed with ...
17
Apr

Lightweight, High Performance Composites – Progressive Ply Failure Analysis (PFA)

Question: What is progressive ply failure analysis (PFA)? Answer: PFA is a type of analysis used to model the failure of a composite laminate on a layer by layer basis. From Andrew Main's Use of Finite Element Analysis to Create Robust Composite Designs – Going Beyond First Ply Failure. This analysis approach allows the structure to ...
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