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10
Jan

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 ...
2
Jan

Lightweight, High Performance Composites – Use of Finite Element Analysis to Create Composite Designs

  Question: Is there a white paper detailing the use of finite element analysis to create composite designs? Answer: Yes. At this link, you can find a white paper titled Use of Finite Element Analysis to Create Robust Composite Designs – Going Beyond First Ply Failure originally authored by Andrew Main. I have included the abstract below. Abstract ...
17
Dec

Patran Tip – Automatically Color Groups

  Question: How do I quickly change the colors of my groups so I can better differentiate them? Answer: In the “Utilities Menu,” there is a “Group>Group Color…” tool. You can use this tool to automatically change the color of your posted groups. Do you need consulting support for a project? Please visit our Engineering Services page ...
10
Dec

Unveiling a Monumental Gold Coin

Simulation Plays Vital Role in Creation of Record Breaking 1 Tonne Gold Coin Compumod, an MSC Software Business Partner | By Peter Brand Compumod is pleased to announce that its Finite Element computer simulation has been used to assist in the design and planning of the recently unveiled record breaking one tonne gold coin cast ...
5
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 ...