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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 …


Effect of Defects on Part Made with AFP Using Digimat

Automatic Fiber Placement (AFP) is a fast and efficient deposition process of carbon prepreg for large component application. To accommodate the composite strips onto a double curved surface, the tows can be cut then restarted and slightly misoriented, yielding to the apparition of gaps between the tows. These two defects, i.e. the gaps and misalignment …


BAE Systems Air Selects Simufact Additive for Metal AM Simulation

BAE Systems Air, a multinational defense, security, and aerospace company, has chosen MSC’s Simufact Additive software for the simulation of metal AM components after a long assessment of major AM simulation tools.  BAE Systems launched a new Product and Process Development Center in 2015, where they conducted trials of market-leading packages for the simulation of …


Ford Motor Company Uses Digimat for NVH Optimization

Advanced anisotropic damping modeling for NVH optimization The Ford Motor Company uses glass fiber reinforced plastic materials for powertrain parts such as engine covers, air intakes and engine oil pans. These materials offer numerous benefits with regards to automotive component design including lightweighting and a better damping compared to metal. However, due to the complexities …


MSC Nastran 2019.0: Improved Accuracy Without Sacrificing Performance Speed

Join us to learn more about the exciting new capabilities available in MSC Nastran 2019.0, available in January, 2019. With the advances in electric car manufacturing, and quieter electric motor engines, high frequency Noises and Vibrations are becoming more prominent, which makes NVH calculations exponentially more expensive. In this release, we are introducing a new …


HDF5: A Useful Enhancement for MSC Nastran and Patran

Let’s face it, as FEA engineers we’ve all been in that situation where the finite element model has been prepared, boundary conditions have been checked and the model has been solved, but then it comes time to investigate the results. It’s not unusual on a large project to produce different outputs for different purposes: an …

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