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Jan

Machinery Design – The Ups and Downs of Finite Elements in Elevator Design

Schindler Lifts automates its FE calculations with CAE tools from MSC Software. Schindler is market leader in the lift and escalator sector and has offices in all five continents. Schindler’s offerings range from passenger lifts suitable for small blocks of flats to sophisticated transport solutions for skyscrapers. Service lifts ensure the stress-free movement of goods and ...
21
Jan

Come Celebrate 50 Years of Simulation at this Year’s Users Conference

MSC Software began developing structural analysis software in 1963, and this year marks the 50th anniversary. You are invited to this year's conference. Below I have listed important details about our upcoming 2013 Users Conference. When is the 2013 User Conference? The conference takes place May 7-8, 2013 in Irvine, California. You are more than welcome to ...
19
Jan

Nonlinear Analysis – Simulation of Under Water Explosion

Question: How do you analyze a structure subjected to under water loading? Answer:You use explicit nonlinear analysis and simulate the event as detailed in this paper Simulation of Under Water Explosion using Dytran. The paper was orginally authored by Peiran Ding and Arjaan Bujik. I’ve included the abstract below. Abstract This paper describes the numerical ...
17
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 ...
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