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Dec

Patran Tip – Visually Display the Thicknesses of 2D Elements

  Question: When defining the thicknesses of 2D elements in Patran, how can I visually see the thicknesses? Answer: Patran has a “Display Shell Thickness” tool located in the Utilities>Display menu. In this model I have elements defined with 5 different thicknesses. I simply select the elements I would like to see the thicknesses for …

14
Nov

Lightweight, High Performance – Composites A Composite Gearbox for Formula 1

The first U.S. F1 Grand Prix since 2007 takes place this weekend. It will air on the Speed Channel at 11am PDT for those interested. In preparation for this exciting event, I look back at one particular innovation made in F1. In 2004, the Honda Racing F1 Team produced what they considered a “jewel in …

6
Nov

Thank You for Making MSC’s 2012 Americas Users Symposiums a Success!

Thank you for making MSC Software's Aerospace Users Symposium & International Ground Vehicle Users Symposium a success! Our goal was to provide you with the latest information on the strategies and technologies to be used immediately to enhance concept development, design, simulation, testing, manufacturing, and business performance. This year's Symposiums featured 6 Industry Leading Keynotes …

16
Oct

An Introduction to Nonlinear Analysis

  MSC Software recently held a webinar titled “The Importance of Nonlinear Analysis,” and it is the perfect webinar that introduces you to Nonlinear Analysis. The webinar goes over the differences between linear and nonlinear analysis, the 3 common sources of nonlinearities, and an actual demo of software used for nonlinear analysis. The webinar is …

28
Sep

HPC, The New Secret Weapon

If you are reading this, you are probably wondering why an article in a 2008 August issue of Fortune called High Performance Computing "The New Secret Weapon." I decided to find my own reasons why HPC deserved the titled, and here I outline 2 reasons. 1) HPC gives you a competitive edge. PING, a manufacturer …

29
Aug

Optimizing Multiple Models Simultaneously

  Imagine optimizing 5 models simultaneously. You end up with one design optimized across 5 disciplines that satisfies all your design contraints and with extra ease. MSC will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, September 4, that will detail this unique feature in MSC Nastran. You may register today at this link.  

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