Tag - MSC Nastran

17
Jan

Lightweight, High Performance Composites – ixent GmbH Uses MSC Nastran for the Layout & Simulation of Composite Structures

Innovative simulation methods support the development of lightweight structures SANTA ANA, CA--(Business Wire – January 17th, 2013) – MSC Software Corporation, the leader in multidiscipline simulation solutions that accelerate product innovation, today announced that ixent GmbH is using MSC Nastran for the layout and simulation of composite structures. Lightweight design is a primary objective for ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
29
Aug

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.  
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 ...
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