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Real Time Simulations Using Adams

When it comes to validating and refining Hardware in the Loop (HiL) or Driver in the Loop (DiL) test systems, early in the development process, real-time simulation is an essential part of the process. Real-time simulations provide an opportunity to connect physical components and virtual models in a virtual test environment. High performance computing and …


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. …


Big Data Management in Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing of polymers is transitioning from rapid prototyping to a true industrial production technique. While it brings valuable opportunities to the industry it also comes with a series of challenges for the engineers: the reliability of the mechanical properties of the final part still has some uncertainty and is not fully supported by standard …


How to Resolve Warpage and Residual Stresses in Additive Manufacturing

The 2010s featured many new technologies that were once labeled ‘futuristic’ technologies, including drones, self-driving vehicles and printing physical parts. Additive manufacturing or 3D printing really took off this decade, but is not a straightforward and simple process. To print reliable parts, an engineer must overcome one of the biggest challenges in additive manufacturing. Warpage …


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 …


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 …

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