Tag - analysis

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 ...
14
Nov

Lightweight, High Performance – Composites A Composite Gearbox for Formula 1

The first U.S. F1 Grand Prix since 2007 takes place this weekend. It will air on the Speed Channel at 11am PDT for those interested. In preparation for this exciting event, I look back at one particular innovation made in F1. Honda’s 2006 RA106 featured a composite gearbox casing. In 2004, the Honda Racing F1 ...
11
Jun

Aerospace Supplier DEMA Drives Costs Down with MSC Nastran Nonlinear

  Design Manufacturing SpA (DEMA) is a tier-one aerospace supplier based in Naples, Italy, and produces a wide range of aerostructures including aircraft fuselage sections, floor panels, cockpits, tailcones, fan cowls, ramps, cargo doors, slide boxes, horizaontal stabilizers, helicopters fuselage and helicopter tails booms. DEMA recently used the nonlinear capabilities in MSC Nastran to gain ...
29
May

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 ...
27
Apr

Improving the Performance of a Telescope

    Environmental Factors Degrade Optical Performance   When optical systems become exposed to a non-ideal environment, their optical performance degrades. For example, a lens system which was designed to produce high quality images may produce poor quality images when subjected to the thermal effects of a laser beam. Some of the energy in the beam ...
17
Apr

Aeros Develops Revolutionary Vehicle Buoyancy Air Vehicle with MSC Nastran

Aeros Develops Revolutionary Vehicle Buoyancy Air Vehicle with MSC Nastran.   The Aeroscraft is a unique variable buoyancy air vehicle developed by Worldwide Aeros Corp. that combines elements of lighter-than-air crafts such as airships with conventional heavier-than-air aircrafts. The unique design of the Aeroscraft requires high weight efficiency (low ratio of weight over hull surface ...
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