Category - Structural Analysis


Structural Analysis of a Tilt-Blade Rotor Mechanism

Question: Given an assembly, such as the rotor mechanism shown below, how can one determine the stresses and potential failure modes? Answer: Nonlinear FEA available in MSC Nastran can be used for structural analysis to assess the behavior of contacting rotor mechanisms. This presentation Contact Model of Rotor Components provides additional details on how to model …


Getting Students Ahead of the Curve

Engineering Simulation has become a critical, if not fundamental, part of the design and development process at all forward looking companies, big and small. Students entering the job market are expected to be familiar with simulation technologies and have proficiency in Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) solutions, which would also give them an edge in the …


Over Designing Fiber Reinforced Plastics

Attend our seminar in Southern California on April 23, 3013 Attend training in Indiana on May 30, 2013 Imagine you have designed a part, only to find out later the predicted maximum stresses are in fact lower. It’s too late to make any design modifications, and now your part is produced for a maximum stress …


Patran Tip – Group Transform: Translate, Rotate, Mirror, and more

Question: Is there a way to easily rotate a group of elements? Answer:Yes, you can “transform” groups such that you translate, rotate, scale, mirror, and more. In addition, the associated boundary conditions and element properties are carried over. You can use the tool as follows: Option 1: In the model tree, you can right click on …


Machinery Design – The Ups and Downs of Finite Elements in Elevator Design

Schindler Lifts automates its FE calculations with CAE tools from MSC Software. Schindler is market leader in the lift and escalator sector and has offices in all five continents. Schindler’s offerings range from passenger lifts suitable for small blocks of flats to sophisticated transport solutions for skyscrapers. Service lifts ensure the stress-free movement of goods and …


2 Free Composites Technology Days with MSC Nastran

Can MSC Nastran beter allow you to design your advanced composite material designs? To help you answer this question, MSC Software be hosting 2 Free Composites Technology days with MSC Nastran, and you are invited to attend. Topics that will be covered include: First Ply Failure Delmaniation Residual strength  Crack assessment Optimize composite materials for …

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