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Jun

Introduction – Midsurface Geometry and Meshing for FEA with MSC Apex

In Finite Element Analysis, structures can be represented with a variety of elements including 0D, 1D, 2D and 3D elements. Thin walled structures are commonly represented with 2D or planar elements. Different dimension elements can be used to represent the same geometry. An I-Beam (W Shape) can be idealized as 1D, 2D, or 3D elements. …

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Apr

Post Processing MSC Nastran Results in MSC Apex

The latest release of MSC Apex allows you to post process results from MSC Nastran. In this blog post, we discuss some brief examples and towards the end we cover the steps necessary to view MSC Nastran results in MSC Apex. Note that MSC Apex supports import of the HDF5 file (.h5) that is generated …

4
Mar

An Introduction to Hex Meshing for Finite Element Analysis (FEA) with MSC Apex

The benefits of Hexahedral meshes in Finite Element Analysis have been extensively documented. On the other hand, the process to create a Hexahedral or Hex mesh has not been well documented. This post seeks to offer an introduction to the thought process behind creating hexahedral meshes. Throughout this post, MSC Apex is used. To successfully …

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