Tag - structural analysis


Accurately Predicting the Behavior of Pneumatic Tires

When developing the sub-systems of a vehicle, compromises have to be made among several contrasting objectives. On one hand, one wants to set all sub-systems – such as suspensions – so that they allow efficient and safe handling of the vehicle. On the other hand, comfort cannot be sacrificed too much. Being the support of the vehicle and providing forces necessary to control it, pneumatic tires are one of the most important components. However, it is very challenging to model them due to both their complicated composition and the materials used in their manufacturing process. On top of that, the modeling is done by suppliers and an in depth understanding of the interaction with the vehicle must be attained.


Structural Analysis and Model Validation for the James Webb Space Telescope ISIM Structure

The James Webb Space Telescope is a highly sensitive instrument that is positioned using a precise optical metering support structure. This supporting structure is made from composites to reduce thermal expansion effects while reducing weight. The instrument and structure are subjected to temperatures ranging from ambient during launch to cryogenic temperatures while in orbit. Dynamic and static loads are encountered during launch and in operation respectively.


Acoustic Simulation for Spacecraft Launch

Launching a rocket into the sky is not an easy thing. There are several thousands of unimaginably complex engineering processes occurring in the background, the competition is getting tougher every day, and companies frequently only have one chance to get the launch sequence right. So what is hindering efforts to launch more powerful rockets in ...

Come Celebrate 50 Years of Simulation at this Year’s Users Conference

MSC Software began developing structural analysis software in 1963, and this year marks the 50th anniversary. You are invited to this year's conference. Below I have listed important details about our upcoming 2013 Users Conference. When is the 2013 User Conference? The conference takes place May 7-8, 2013 in Irvine, California. You are more than welcome to ...

Patran Tip – Student Tutorials

Question: Where can I find Patran tutorials for students? Answer: You can find 30 Patran tutotrials on our YouTube channel. Here is a list. Tutorials 6-30 are referenced from page 305 of this document Patran 2012.2 Reference Manual Part 6: Results Post Processing. Installation of the Student Edition Patran Home Tab Tools Overview Bending Stresses in a ...

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. ...
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