Category - Structural Analysis

11
Mar

MSC Software partners with Ingeciber to improve safety and innovation with simulation

We have just extended our long-established technology partnership with Ingeciber S.A., a specialised CAE company with more than 30 years of experience in civil engineering, to offer customers easier access to simulation software that helps civil engineers deliver innovative, sustainable and safe infrastructure projects. CivilFEM powered by Marc – MSC’s nonlinear structural analysis solution – …

6
Nov

Volvo Cars wins first MSC Nastran Excellence Award

We are proud to announce Volvo Car Corporation Sweden as the winner of the first MSC Nastran Excellence Award, which recognizes the engineering and design innovation of its users around the world! MSC Nastran is a widely used, trusted, and accurate Finite Element Analysis (FEA) structural simulation tool. It has been the industry standard since …

11
Apr

MSC Nastran 2019: Tackling the Most Difficult Problems of Tomorrow

The release of  MSC Nastran 2019.0 positions MSC Nastran to tackle the biggest and most difficult problems of tomorrow. In order to support large models with solid elements, MSC Nastran now supports five or thirteen noded transition Pyramid elements for mesh transition between different shaped solid elements. In this release, the added new FASTFR module …

14
Mar

DOE and Optimization Techniques for Structural and Multibody Analysis of a Suspension System

Achieving competitive drivability, ride comfort, and safety are challenging tasks when designing a suspension system. OEMs seek solutions to simulate and optimize the dynamic and structural behavior of a car in order to perfect handling, steering and ride quality. We teamed up with ESTECO to demonstrate how to integrate solutions to provide you with techniques to validate …

29
Jun

Improve FSAE Vehicle Performance with MSC Adams Car Sponsorship

Formula Student is a contest in which university students construct a single-seat formula racing car. It’s not the fastest car that wins, however, but rather the team that racks up the highest overall score across a range of categories: design, financial planning, and sales strategy. MSC Software has provided support to various teams with its …

23
Jun

Use of FEA in Elevator Design and Test

Schindler Elevator’s offerings range from passenger elevators suitable for small blocks of apartments to sophisticated transport solutions for skyscrapers. Service elevators ensure the stress-free movement of goods and people in shopping centers, office buildings and railway stations. Bed elevators provide for the smooth and vibration-free movement of patients and equipment in hospitals. In industrial buildings, many of the hoists and small good elevators in use are supplied by Schindler, while glass cabin elevators in tall buildings offer both a novel experience and a feeling of safety. It is hard to imagine public transport without elevators, which are often heavily used and must therefore meet demanding requirements in availability and serviceability.

The company’s research and development facility in Switzerland devises complete elevator systems as well as components for all applications. Here, CAE is used to find reliable and energy-efficient solutions which make the most efficient use of materials. The programs SimXpert and MSC Nastran from MSC Software are used for structural calculations using the finite element method (FE). These are used, for example, to simulate the wall fixings of elevators and determine whether deformations and loadings remain within the permissible range. The resulting design and its verification encompass the guiding system and the cabin, counterweight and drive components. In addition to static (strength) calculations, dynamic and vibration analyses are also carried out with the aid of FE methods. The field of nonlinear FE calculations is also of central significance.

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