Tag - CAE

16
Oct

An Introduction to Nonlinear Analysis

  MSC Software recently held a webinar titled “The Importance of Nonlinear Analysis,” and it is the perfect webinar that introduces you to Nonlinear Analysis. The webinar goes over the differences between linear and nonlinear analysis, the 3 common sources of nonlinearities, and an actual demo of software used for nonlinear analysis. The webinar is …

28
Sep

HPC, The New Secret Weapon

If you are reading this, you are probably wondering why an article in a 2008 August issue of Fortune called High Performance Computing "The New Secret Weapon." I decided to find my own reasons why HPC deserved the titled, and here I outline 2 reasons. 1) HPC gives you a competitive edge. PING, a manufacturer …

29
Aug

Optimizing Multiple Models Simultaneously

  Imagine optimizing 5 models simultaneously. You end up with one design optimized across 5 disciplines that satisfies all your design contraints and with extra ease. MSC will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, September 4, that will detail this unique feature in MSC Nastran. You may register today at this link.  

10
Jul

Racing To Win

I recently came upon a case study detailing Polestar Racing’s use of Adams. Seeing that I enjoy understanding the technical details behind motorsports, especially Formula 1, I had to read this from beginning to end. I won’t go too much into detail since I don’t want to spoil a good read, but I will mention …

27
Apr

Improving the Performance of a Telescope

    Environmental Factors Degrade Optical Performance   When optical systems become exposed to a non-ideal environment, their optical performance degrades. For example, a lens system which was designed to produce high quality images may produce poor quality images when subjected to the thermal effects of a laser beam. Some of the energy in the beam …

23
Apr

Optimizing Unmanned Aircraft Performance

The Global Observer is an unmanned aircraft with the wingspan of a Boeing 767 but less than 10% of the weight designed to provide communications and sensing for flights lasting up to one week at up to 65,000 feet. With a maximum wing loading of only 3.5 pounds per square feet, the wingtip deflects greater …

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