Tag - simulation

17
May

Adams Car Integration with Simulation Process and Data Management (SPDM)

To avoid iterative tests and multiple design changes to physical prototypes, engineers today use simulation software. Adams Car is a system dynamics solution that allows car manufacturers to build and test functional virtual prototypes of the complete vehicle under various road conditions and design changes. Adams Car’s architecture is based on databases of CDBs, which …

13
May

Finding the Solution to a Noise Problem

A nighttime noise complaint was issued from the residential area near one of Wärtsiläs main large 4-stroke medium speed engine factories located in downtown Vaasa.  The facility produces about 500 engines per year and every engine is subjected to a test run. An investigation found that the likely source of the intolerable noise was from the exhaust from an engine 1000 hour endurance test. Although they discovered the source of the noise, they were unable to solve the noise problem completely. 

12
May

Case Study: Predicting Virtual Allowables

During the process of designing lightweight CFRP structures, one usually needs access to allowable values. However, allowables generation is particularly costly and time-consuming. Each characterized material system must cover various layups, coupon tests, and environment conditions. Each test configuration must be repeated many times to obtain a statistical evaluation of the mechanical property. With advanced …

12
May

Multibody Dynamics – Acoustics Integration

Even though multibody dynamics and structural dynamics are strongly coupled, acoustic radiation usually must be done in a different environment and the data must be converted to it. While converting the data by itself consumes time and requires manual work, engineers that deal with design production are usually not acoustic specialists. Hence, manual data transfer …

11
May

Next-Generation Materials Lifecycle Management for Additive Manufacturing

  Using a Next-Generation Materials Lifecycle Management System to Address Process Issues with Additive Manufacturing     Some of the challenges faced by companies involved in additive manufacturing include the lack of a central repository where materials attributes are stored, high scrap rates, and a lack of process repeatability. However, MSC Software’s Materials Lifecycle Management …

9
May

Bringing Additive Manufacturing Closer to Its Golden Age

Bringing Additive Manufacturing Closer to Its Golden Age: Solving Problems with Materials Characterization, Process Variation and Machine Qualification   Additive manufacturing is being widely used today in many different industries. It has become increasingly popular in the last two decades as the cost to print has decreased. Additive manfuacturing makes production faster, it can manufacture …

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