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Apr

Lightweight, High Performance Composites – Using FEA to Predict the Gradual Failure of Adhesives

Question: How can FEA be used to model the gradual failure of adhesives in composites? Answer: You use the cohesive zone modeling technique. Here is quick explanation of CZM from Andrew Main’s Use of Finite Element Analysis to Create Robust Composite Designs – Going Beyond First Ply Failure. Unlike virtual crack closure, cohesive zone modeling …

3
Apr

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 …

23
Jan

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 …

19
Jan

Nonlinear Analysis – Simulation of Under Water Explosion

Question: How do you analyze a structure subjected to under water loading? Answer:You use explicit nonlinear analysis and simulate the event as detailed in this paper Simulation of Under Water Explosion using Dytran. The paper was orginally authored by Peiran Ding and Arjaan Bujik. I’ve included the abstract below. Abstract This paper describes the numerical …

10
Jan

Acoustic Simulation – Leading French Automotive Supplier Relies on Actran Acoustics Software

Plastic Omnium Simulates Acoustics of Car Body Modules SANTA ANA, CA–(Business Wire – January 15th, 2013) – Free Field Technologies (FFT), an MSC Software company, today announced that Plastic Omnium has deployed the Actran/Acoustics and Vibro-Acoustics software, to simulate the acoustic attenuation of plastic panels and other components used in automobiles around the world. Plastic …

6
Nov

Thank You for Making MSC’s 2012 Americas Users Symposiums a Success!

Thank you for making MSC Software's Aerospace Users Symposium & International Ground Vehicle Users Symposium a success! Our goal was to provide you with the latest information on the strategies and technologies to be used immediately to enhance concept development, design, simulation, testing, manufacturing, and business performance. This year's Symposiums featured 6 Industry Leading Keynotes …

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