Tag - Patran


Patran Tip – Viewing the Stress Recovery Points in Beams

    Question: Is there a way to view the stress recovery points C, D, E and F in Patran for Beam elements? Answer:Yes, you use the "MSC Beam Verification Tools (2.2)" that is located in the Utilities>Display section of Patran. You can watch this YouTube Video as a guide. Make sure to follow each step. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
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