Lightweight, High Performance Composites – Using FEA to Predict the Gradual Failure of Adhesives

Question: How can FEA be used to model the gradual failure of adhesives in composites? Answer: You use the cohesive zone modeling technique. Here is quick explanation of CZM from Andrew Main’s Use of Finite Element Analysis to Create Robust Composite Designs – Going Beyond First Ply Failure. Unlike virtual crack closure, cohesive zone modeling ...

Over Designing Fiber Reinforced Plastics

Attend our seminar in Southern California on April 23, 3013 Attend training in Indiana on May 30, 2013 Imagine you have designed a part, only to find out later the predicted maximum stresses are in fact lower. It’s too late to make any design modifications, and now your part is produced for a maximum stress ...

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 ...

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 ...

MSC Software 2012 Users Symposiums

Come See How Your Peers are Simulating Reality with MSC Software Tools This year, MSC Software is hosting two industry-specific Symposiums in the Americas. Industry experts will share technical knowledge and best practices to help solve challenging problems within the shifting worlds of Aerospace and Ground Vehicles. Gain a fresh perspective, and join the some ...

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 ...
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