Tag - CAE

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 ...
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 ...
16
Oct

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 ...
28
Sep

HPC, The New Secret Weapon

If you are reading this, you are probably wondering why an article in a 2008 August issue of Fortune called High Performance Computing "The New Secret Weapon." I decided to find my own reasons why HPC deserved the titled, and here I outline 2 reasons. 1) HPC gives you a competitive edge. PING, a manufacturer ...
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