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 ...

Accelerate your FEA Performance

Imagine increasing the speed of your FEA runs just like you would improve the performance of your car by adding an additional part. GPU cards make accelerating your FEA runs possible. Simply install a proper GPU card, and go! MSC Software will be hosting a webinar titled Accelerate your High Performance Computing and will include ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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