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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 ...
17
Dec

Patran Tip – Automatically Color Groups

  Question: How do I quickly change the colors of my groups so I can better differentiate them? Answer: In the “Utilities Menu,” there is a “Group>Group Color…” tool. You can use this tool to automatically change the color of your posted groups. Do you need consulting support for a project? Please visit our Engineering Services page ...
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