Category - Structural Analysis


Patran Tip – Group Transform: Translate, Rotate, Mirror, and more

Question: Is there a way to easily rotate a group of elements? Answer:Yes, you can “transform” groups such that you translate, rotate, scale, mirror, and more. In addition, the associated boundary conditions and element properties are carried over. You can use the tool as follows: Option 1: In the model tree, you can right click on ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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