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10
Jul

Racing To Win

I recently came upon a case study detailing Polestar Racing’s use of Adams. Seeing that I enjoy understanding the technical details behind motorsports, especially Formula 1, I had to read this from beginning to end. I won’t go too much into detail since I don’t want to spoil a good read, but I will mention ...
11
Jun

Aerospace Supplier DEMA Drives Costs Down with MSC Nastran Nonlinear

  Design Manufacturing SpA (DEMA) is a tier-one aerospace supplier based in Naples, Italy, and produces a wide range of aerostructures including aircraft fuselage sections, floor panels, cockpits, tailcones, fan cowls, ramps, cargo doors, slide boxes, horizaontal stabilizers, helicopters fuselage and helicopter tails booms. DEMA recently used the nonlinear capabilities in MSC Nastran to gain ...
29
May

2 Free Composites Technology Days with MSC Nastran

Can MSC Nastran beter allow you to design your advanced composite material designs? To help you answer this question, MSC Software be hosting 2 Free Composites Technology days with MSC Nastran, and you are invited to attend. Topics that will be covered include: First Ply Failure Delmaniation Residual strength  Crack assessment Optimize composite materials for ...
8
May

Actran – Powerful Acoustic Simulation Software

  Actran is a pioneering acoustics software tool for simulating acoustics, vibro-acoustics, and aero-acoustics quickly, simply, and accurately. The product is used by customers as diverse as top car manufacturers and their suppliers, the largest civil and military aircraft and aircraft engine manufacturers, leading producers of loudspeakers and other audio devices, consultants, universities and research ...
27
Apr

Improving the Performance of a Telescope

    Environmental Factors Degrade Optical Performance   When optical systems become exposed to a non-ideal environment, their optical performance degrades. For example, a lens system which was designed to produce high quality images may produce poor quality images when subjected to the thermal effects of a laser beam. Some of the energy in the beam ...
23
Apr

Optimizing Unmanned Aircraft Performance

The Global Observer is an unmanned aircraft with the wingspan of a Boeing 767 but less than 10% of the weight designed to provide communications and sensing for flights lasting up to one week at up to 65,000 feet. With a maximum wing loading of only 3.5 pounds per square feet, the wingtip deflects greater ...
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