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4
Apr

Patran Tip – Identify Entity IDs On-the-fly

Question: How do I get ID numbers to appear on an entity as I move my mouse over them? Answer: Go to Preferences>Picking and check on “Label Highlighting.” Whenever you hover over an entity, the ID becomes visible. Want to expand your knowledge? Watch a SimAcademy webinar. SimAcademy webinars teach you how to use the ...
3
Apr

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 ...
28
Mar

44 Hours for a Conventional Fatigue Job. 1 Hour in MSC Nastran Embedded Fatigue. How fast will your Fatigue Job be with MSC Nastran?

Learn about MSC Nastran Embedded Fatigue Topic: MSC Nastran 2013 will be coming out with a new capability Embedded Fatigue that can significantly reduce your fatigue job times. Here is a quick FAQ. What is MSC Nastran Embedded Fatigue? This capability makes fatigue calculations possible within the FEA solver. Traditionally fatigue analysis occurs after and ...
26
Mar

List of SimAcademy Webinars

Question: Where can I find a list of all of our SimAcademy Webinars? Answer: You can find them on SimCompanion or in the table below. My personal favorites are the Patran quick tips. I'm testing a new table feature from Google, so that would explain why this list looks different. Let me know if you like ...
21
Mar

Your FEA predictions are 40%-80% off from experiment. Solution: Model your composites as anisotropic, not isotropic.

Attend our seminar in Southern California on April 23, 3013 Attend training in Indiana on May 30, 2013 Question: Consider the plot below of an actual example from Trelleborg. My FEA prediction of my composite part (short fiber reinforced plastic), colored in green, is far from my experimental result, colored in blue. How can I improve ...
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