Actran Acoustics Basics

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials and Workshops

About this Course:

  • General Program Organization
  • Acoustics Simulations – General
  • Acoustics Simulations – Exterior Acoustics
  • Damping in Acoustic Simulation
  • BC MESH for Acoustic Radiation Problems
  • Coupling with Duct Modes

Actran Acoustics Advanced

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials and Workshops

About this Course:

  • Interpolate CFD mean flow for Actran Analysis
  • Time Domain Simulations

Actran VibroAcoustics Basics

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials and Workshops

About this Course:

  • Vibro-Acoustic Simulations
  • Vibro-Acoustic Modal Simulations
  • Fluid-Structure Coupling in DIRECT

Actran VibroAcoustics Advanced

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials and Workshops

About this Course:

  • Acoustic Transparency Computations with Actran
  • Theory Poro-elastic Materials
  • Random Excitations in Actran

Actran AeroAcoustics Basic

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials and Workshops

About this Course:

  • Theory of Aeroacoustic Simulations
  • Actran Aeroacoustics - General Organization
  • Aeroacoustic Simulations - Advanced Use

ADM701: Complete Multibody Dynamics Analysis with Adams

40 hours - Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials with audio from Subject Matter Experts, Workshops with Model Files, and Demo Videos

About this Course:
Beginner: This course provides a foundation of skills needed to begin using Adams' powerful virtual prototyping, testing and visualization capabilities.

ADM702: Fundamentals of Multibody Dynamics Analysis with Adams

16 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials with audio from Subject Matter Experts, Workshops with Model Files, and Demo Videos

About this Course:
Beginner: This course provides a basic understanding of Adams/Solver and Adams/View. This course is a pre-requisite for Adams/Car (ADM740) and/or Adams/Chassis (ADM761) training classes. Presented in this class are all of the basics of building models in Adams/View (PARTs, JOINTs, MOTIONs, forces, function expressions, simulation types), running simulations with Adams/Solver and simple plotting with Adams/PostProcessor. Users who intend to do moderate model creation/optimization in either Adams/View or Adams/Car Template Builder are strongly encouraged to take the ADM701 Complete Multibody Dynamics Analysis with Adams class instead of this one.

ADM703A: Advanced Modeling Elements and Techniques with Adams/Solver

8 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops and Model Files

About this Course:
Advanced: This class is intended for moderately experienced Adams users wanting to expand their knowledge of advanced modeling elements and techniques in Adams/Solver. Advanced modeling elements are entities such as the discrete flex link in Adams/View, the general constraint (GCON) and the differential equation (DIFF) elements. The use of these elements with scripting & function expression logic, new SENSOR functionality and advanced function expressions in Adams/Solver will be discussed.

ADM703B: Adams/Solver Theory: Achieving Robust, Converged Solutions

16 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops and Model Files

About this Course:
Intermediate: This course provides knowledge of Adams/Solver theory with an emphasis on tying theoretical concepts back to Adams/Solver solutions settings (ERROR, HMAC, SI2, MAXIT, etc.). Strategies for creating robust models and sensible solution control settings are a focus. The various phases of solution (statics, kinematics, dynamics) are covered in detail and best practices for each are identified.

ADM703C: Writing User Subroutines in Adams/Solver

8 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops and Model Files

About this Course:
Advanced: This course teaches how to create Adams/Solver user subroutines. Initial setup with pre-existing libraries is considered, followed by the types of Adams/Solver elements, which can be over-ridden. Dealing with user input is considered along with usage of the many built-in utility subroutines. Querying Adams/Solver for system state information (displacements, velocities, forces, etc.) is covered in detail, followed by initialization (FLAG) and differencing (DFLAG) considerations.

ADM704A: Advanced Parametrics, Design Sensitivity, and Optimization using Adams/View

16 hours - Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials with audio from Subject Matter Experts, Workshops with Model Files, and Demo Videos

About this Course:
Beginner: This course teaches how to parameterize a model in order to determine how different modeling parameters influence the design and how to iterate on those to achieve the optimal design using Design Studies, Design of Experiments (DOE) and Optimization capabilities in Adams/View.

ADM704B: Automating Tasks using Adams/View Scripting, Macros, and GUI Customization

16 hours - Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials with audio from Subject Matter Experts, Workshops with Model Files, and Demo Videos

About this Course:
Beginner: This course teaches how to automate tasks in Adams/View for efficiency. The Adams/View Command Language is studied in detail along with looping, macros and the creation of custom menus and dialog boxes.

ADM705: Python Scripting in Adams

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files

This class is both an introduction to the Python programming language and the Adams Python interface API. The Python introduction section has comprehensive background and examples on:

  • Basic types, lists, dictionaries
  • List comprehensions, filtering & sorting.
  • Logic, flow control & looping
  • Functions, automatic documentation
  • Object oriented methods using class structures
  • File handling, string processing & efficient search

The Adams Python-specific content includes:

  • The class structure in Adams
  • Getting object references, setting properties
  • Creating new elements, iterating through existing collections
  • Examples of cmd script translations.

ADM706: Adams/Explore

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files

Topics Covered:

  • The Workbook Format
  • Submitting and Handling Jobs
  • Working with the Web Server and Job Server
  • Functionality for Adams Analyst and Adams Experts

ADM708: what’s new in Adams - Version 2016

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files, and Demo Videos

About this Course:
This course explains the enhancement topics in new Adams release.

ADM710: Flex Body Dynamics and Modal Stress Recovery using Adams

24 hours - Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials with audio from Subject Matter Experts, Workshops with Model Files, and Demo Videos

About this Course:
Beginner: This course teaches how to use Adams/Flex to incorporate flexibility into your Adams models and is primarily focused on using component modal synthesis via the Modal Neutral File (MNF) and Adams/View.

ADM711: Control System Integration with Adams using MATLAB or Easy5

16 hours - Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials with audio from Subject Matter Experts, Workshops with Model Files, and Demo Videos

About this Course:
Beginner: This course teaches how to connect your Adams model to control systems developed in MATLAB or Easy5. Techniques for combining linear, nonlinear, continuous and sampled control systems with your Adams model are presented, along with tutorials. Converting your MATLAB or Easy5 model into a native Adams entity via Control System Import to run the combined model completely within Adams will also be discussed. Other topics presented include an overview of all System Elements, including State Variables, Differential Equations, Linear State Equations, and General State Equations to develop models (e.g. control systems) supplemental to your mechanical model.

ADM720: Frequency Domain Analysis using Adams/Vibration

8 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops and Model Files

About this Course:
Beginner: This course teaches how to perform frequency-domain analysis. Using Adams/Vibration, you can study forced vibrations within the Adams model at isolated instances. The results from Adams/Vibration can be used in noise/vibration/harshness (NVH) studies.

ADM730: Design of Experiments (DOE) and Stochastics (Monte Carlo) Analysis using Adams

8 hours - Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials with audio from Subject Matter Experts, Workshops with Model Files, and Demo Videos

About this Course:
Intermediate: This course teaches how to create factors and responses in your model, understand how Design Variable range settings work, create complex response definitions in Adams, understand DOE Screening/Response Surface Strategies, become comfortable with DOE output statistics, create Monte Carlo variation studies and effectively create and run large design variation studies.

ADM740: Vehicle Modeling and Simulation using Adams/Car

32 hours - Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials with audio from Subject Matter Experts, Workshops with Model Files, and Demo Videos

About this Course:
Beginner to Intermediate: This course provides a comprehensive overview of Adams/Car that ranges from the basics of subsystem adjustment through to progressively more advanced topics such as event creation, template creation, tire selection, control system integration, flexible body swapping and much more.

ADM741: Vehicle Modeling and Simulation using Adams/Driveline

8 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops and Model Files

About this Course:
Beginner: This course teaches how to create assemblies of suspensions and full vehicles, including driveline components, and then analyze them to understand their performance and behavior. Presented in the class are all the basics of building models in Adams/Driveline (engine, gearbox, prop shafts and differentials), running simulations and simple plotting with Adams/PostProcessor.

ADM743: Formula SAE Applications using Adams/Car

8 hours - Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials with audio from Subject Matter Experts, Workshops with Model Files, and Demo Videos

About this Course:
Beginner: This course teaches Adams/Car for Formula SAE (FSAE) competition students. Students will learn how to customize the FSAE database example and analyze vehicle kinematics and dynamics with Adams/Car.

ADM750: Gear, Belt, and Chain Modeling with Adams/Machinery

8 hours - Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials with audio from Subject Matter Experts, Workshops with Model Files, and Demo Videos

About this Course:
Beginner: This course teaches how to build detailed models containing belts, chains or gears with Adams/Machinery.

ADM761: Basic Suspension and Full Vehicle Analysis using Adams/Chassis

8 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops and Model Files

About this Course:
Beginner: This course teaches how to perform Basic Suspension and Full Vehicle Analysis using Adams/Chassis.

ADM7N2: Adams Tracked Vehicle

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files

Topics Covered:

  • Welcome to Adams Tracked Vehicle Training
  • Introducing Adams Tracked Vehicle
  • Basic Concepts
  • Creating and Adjusting Subsystems
  • Creating and Simulating Suspensions
  • Creating and Simulating Full Vehicles
  • Track System Setup
  • String Track
  • Soft Soil
  • Building Templates
  • Adams Tracked Vehicle Components
  • Communicators
  • Importing CAD Geometry
  • Using Flexible Bodies
  • Exploring Templates

GAT101: Advance drivetrain modelling with Adam Gear AT

16 hours - Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops and Model Files

About this Course:
This course will give you the foundation of skills you'll need to use Adams' plugin Gear AT. This base course explains the theory behind the plugin, advantages, difference and consistency to classical approaches. Also, you are guided through the first steps of practical usage of Gear AT.

Topics Covered:

  • Short summary of available approaches to simulate/calculate gears
  • Description of the technology/workflow to simulate gears in Gear AT
  • Step-by-step tutorial how to create correct gear shapes
  • Step-by-step tutorial how to create Gear AT gears for Adams
  • Step-by-step tutorial how to set up gear meshing behavior
  • Description of the available methods to apply topology modifications and manufacturing errors
  • Step-by-step tutorial how to define and apply shape modifications
  • Introduction, how to evaluate gear specific results

SC/Tetra 101 - An Introduction to SC/Tetra

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files
Applicable Software: SC/Tetra

The main objectives of this course are to enable attendees to become familiar with the initial setup and basic operations of SC/Tetra. Attendees will also learn about available user resources including training and technical support.

Attendees will gain knowledge of:

  • Setting SC/Tetra module options
  • Basic operation of SC/Tetra using a simple example
  • Installation of user data including exercises
  • Training resources
  • Technical support resources

Course Outline:

  1. Initial settings and launching of SC/Tetra modules
  2. Recommended training
  3. SC/Tetra program structure
  4. Introductory example
    • Geometry setup
    • Setting analysis conditions
    • Basic mesh generation
    • Solver execution and monitoring
    • Basic post-processing
  5. SC/Tetra file formats
  6. Contacting the Technical Support team

SC/Tetra 102 - An Introduction to SC/Tetra

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files
Applicable Software: SC/Tetra

The main objective of this course is to introduce the novice user of SC/Tetra to intermediate level details of the setup, execution and analysis of a typical thermo-fluid flow simulation. This will in turn familiarize attendees with the common issues that must be considered during a CFD design project.

Recommended pre-requisite: SCT 101 Video

Attendees will gain knowledge of:

  • Standard operation of SC/Tetra using an intermediate example
  • Import and checking of geometry data
  • Evaluating the validity of a simulation
  • Finding further information and/or acquiring necessary help

Course Outline:

  1. Detailed program structure of SC/Tetra
  2. SC/Tetra "Kicker" functionality
  3. Geometry setup including import checklist
  4. Setting analysis conditions
  5. Mesh generation and refinement
  6. Solver execution, monitoring and evaluation
  7. Post-processing including animations
  8. Contacting the Technical Support team

SC/Tetra: Importing and Cleaning CAD Data

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files
Applicable Software: SC/Tetra

This video provides detailed explanations on importing and cleaning CAD geometry data in SC/Tetra. The target audience is novice to advanced SC/Tetra users who import CAD data as part of their CFD modeling workflow.

The video covers basic and advanced procedures for importing data, detecting and fixing geometry problems, and recommendations and instructions on simplifying geometry data. Several demonstrations are included.

Cleaning methods are explained for both solid and surface data using standard cleaning functions, low-level manual methods, and the advanced functions in the Modify Solids Toolbox.
There is also an introduction to data importing and cleaning using CADthru, which is an advanced CAD data translator software from Software Cradle.

Attendees will gain knowledge of:

  • Basic workflow and advanced settings for importing CAD data in SC/Tetra
  • Terminology and background of geometry data in SC/Tetra
  • Identifying geometry problems
  • Fixing or simplifying geometry using cleaning functions and manual methods
  • Basic and advanced data wrapping methods in SC/Tetra
  • Importing and cleaning CAD data in CADthru

Recommended prerequisite: SC/Tetra 101 webinar

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction
  2. Importing CAD data in SC/Tetra
    • Prime Mode: Basic Workflow
    • Troubleshooting
    • Faceting Accuracy
  3. Surface Data
    • Facets, Edges, Ridges and Surfaces
    • Closed Volumes
  4. Data Cleaning in SC/Tetra
    • Identifying Geometry Problems
    • Fixing Geometry Problems
    • Solid Data
    • Surface Data
  5. Wrapping in SC/Tetra
    • Prime Mode
    • Model Mode
  6. CADthru
    • Importing CAD Data
    • Data Cleaning

SC/Tetra: Mesh Generation

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files
Applicable Software: SC/Tetra

This video provides a detailed explanation of mesh generation techniques in SC/Tetra. The target audience is novice to intermediate users. Generation of an appropriate mesh is a vital stage in obtaining a stable and accurate CFD solution. This video will cover the various functions and strategies that are available to achieve that goal. Several demonstrations of octree refinement and mesh generation are included.

Attendees will gain knowledge of:

  • Basic procedures and various strategies for mesh generation
  • Octree generation, including manual octree refinement
  • Basic and advanced settings for prism layer insertion
  • Automated mesh generation and refinement

Recommended prerequisites: SC/Tetra 101 and 102 webinars

Course Outline:

  1. Octree generation
    • Basic concepts
    • Input by length
    • Input by parameter
    • Automatic arrangement
    • Refinement by region
  2. Manual refinement
    • Rubber box tools
    • Recursive refinement
    • Methods for displaying octants
  3. Mesh generation
    • Basic procedure
    • Improving prism insertion rates
  4. Adaptive mesh refinement
    • Basic concepts
    • Advanced settings

scSTREAM 101 - An Introduction to scSTREAM

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files
Applicable Software: scSTREAM

The main objectives of this course are to enable attendees to become familiar with the initial set-up and basic operation of scSTREAM. Attendees will also learn about available user resources including training and technical support.

Attendees will gain knowledge of:

  • Initial set-up and software configuration
  • Software structure and standard files
  • Using the scSTREAM interface
  • Basic operational procedure
  • Generation of a simple mesh
  • Basic post-processing methods
  • Recommended training materials

Course Outline:

  1. Initial settings and launching of scSTREAM modules
  2. Recommended training
  3. scSTREAM interface and program structure
  4. Introductory example
    • Creating a simple geometry
    • Setting analysis conditions
    • Mesh generation
    • Solver execution
    • Basic post-processing
  5. Contacting the Technical Support team

scSTREAM 102 - An Introduction to scSTREAM

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files
Applicable Software: scSTREAM

The objective of this course is to introduce the novice scSTREAM user to intermediate level details of the set-up, execution and analysis of a typical thermo-fluid simulation in building design. The hands-on example concerns thermal management of interior living spaces.

Recommended pre-requisite: scSTREAM 101 video

Attendees will gain knowledge of:

  • Importing CAD data, material libraries and parts attributes
  • Defining geometry, materials and attributes using scSTREAM tools
  • Analysis settings for thermo-fluid simulation of living space
  • Monitoring the simulation during execution
  • Standard post-processing methods

Course Outline:

  1. scSTREAM program structure and operational procedure
  2. Intermediate example: Hospital room
    • Importing data for geometry, materials and attributes
    • Setting analysis conditions
    • Mesh generation
    • Solver execution and monitoring
    • Intermediate post-processing
  3. Contacting the Technical Support team
  4. Additional Content
    • Setting up the hospital case manually (no imports)

scSTREAM: Scattering of Spray Paint Particles Inside a Naturally Ventilated Building

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files
Applicable Software: scSTREAM

This video provides a start-to-finish demonstration of a practical exercise using scSTREAM. The case involves aerosol spray paint which was used to paint indoors without sufficient precaution to the spread of paint particles. If aerosol spray paint is inhaled, it can be hazardous and may cause respiratory problems. A CFD simulation is therefore carried out to analyze the distribution of paint particles inside the building. Advanced topics such as applying User-defined Function (UDF) to consider changes in particle size as the volatile compounds evaporate from the paint particles will be covered in this video.

Attendees will gain knowledge of:

  • Basic workflow of Preprocessor, Solver, and Postprocessor
  • I/F Option to import CAD data from ArchiCAD or Revit
  • Setting up UDF for particle tracking function
  • Configuring geometry and computational domain for external wind analysis
  • Methods for speeding up calculation of transient analysis

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction about Cradle
  2. Geometry Preparation using I/F Option for ArchiCAD
  3. Problem Statement
  4. Operation Demo
    • Preprocessor
    • Solver
    • Postprocessor
  5. Further Study
    • Additional investigation
    • Analyze and compare result

scSTREAM for Architecture - At a Glance

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files
Applicable Software: scSTREAM

The scSTREAM for Architecture - At a Glance webinar is designed to be the quickest way to learn about scSTREAM in the architecture industry!

This presentation will cover:

  • Basics of CFD
  • Examples of CFD in architecture
  • Overview of scSTREAM
  • Functions directly related to architecture and building

This presentation is intended to give the audience an overview of scSTREAM's functions and features. Specifically, this video is meant to inform architects and engineers in the architecture and building industry.

scSTREAM for Electronics 101 - An Introduction

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files
Applicable Software: scSTREAM / HeatDesigner

The main objectives of this course are to enable attendees to become more familiar with the initial set-up and basic operation of scSTREAM used for electronics applications.

Attendees will gain knowledge of:

  • Initial set-up and software configuration
  • Software structure and standard files
  • Using the scSTREAM interface
  • Basic operational procedure
  • Importing CAD data
  • Generation of a simple mesh
  • Basic post-processing methods
  • Recommended training materials

Course Outline:

  1. Initial settings and launching of scSTREAM modules
  2. Recommended training
  3. scSTREAM interface and program structure
  4. Introductory example: Cell phone
    • Importing geometry data
    • Setting analysis conditions
    • Mesh generation
    • Solver execution
    • Basic post-processing
  5. Contacting the Technical Support team

scSTREAM for Electronics 102 - An Introduction

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files
Applicable Software: scSTREAM / HeatDesigner

The objective of this course is to introduce the scSTREAM novice to intermediate level details of the set-up, execution and analysis of a typical thermo-fluid flow simulation in the electronics field.

Recommended pre-requisite: scSTREAM for Electronics 101 video

Attendees will gain knowledge of:

  • Creating model geometry using scSTREAM tools
  • Setting parts attributes and material properties
  • Analysis settings for a typical thermo-fluid flow application
  • Intermediate mesh generation topics
  • Monitoring the simulation during execution
  • Standard post-processing methods

Course Outline:

  1. scSTREAM program structure and operational procedure
  2. Intermediate example: Electronic device
    • Creating model geometry including common electronics components
    • Setting analysis conditions
    • Mesh generation
    • Solver execution and monitoring
    • Intermediate post-processing
  3. Contacting the Technical Support team

scSTREAM / HeatDesigner V13 New Features

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files
Applicable Software: scSTREAM / HeatDesigner

This video provides an overview of the new features in version 13 of scSTREAM and HeatDesigner.

Highlights of the new features include:

  • Presets for high-speed calculation
  • The introduction of JavaScript scripts
  • Parallel meshing using MPI
  • Extended support for the Parametric Study tool
  • Expanded functions of cut cell meshing
  • Improved support for multiblock meshing
  • Enhanced radiation/solar radiation analysis
  • Enhanced free surface analysis
  • New functions for moving objects
  • New functions for particle tracking
  • Upgrades to the fan modeling function
  • scMonitor, the new and improved Solver monitor

Course outline:

The video is divided into 2 sections:

  • Preprocessor
  • Solver

Basics of CFD - An Introduction to the Computational Fluid Dynamics

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files
Applicable Software: SC/Tetra / scFLOW/scSTREAM / HeatDesigner

This video provides an introduction to the basic techniques, strategies, and theory of CFD.

Attendees will gain knowledge of:

  • The computational solution of fluid flow and heat transfer processes
  • Benefits and common applications of CFD analysis
  • The CFD design cycle
  • The key components of a CFD analysis
  • Geometry cleaning and simplification
  • Different types of computational mesh
  • Different flow regimes, boundary conditions and analysis techniques
  • The impacts and modeling of turbulence
  • Steps to assure and evaluate the accuracy of a CFD analysis

Course Outline:

  1. Overview of CFD
  2. Governing equations
  3. Material properties
  4. Laminar/turbulent flow
  5. Computational domain
  6. Computational mesh
  7. Boundary conditions
  8. Heat transfer
  9. Steady/transient simulations
  10. Visualization and evaluation of results
  11. When to use CFD
  12. Technical support

Advanced Postprocessing

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files
Applicable Software: SC/Tetra / scFLOW/scSTREAM / HeatDesigner

This video is in the form of a case-study that bridges the gap between basic postprocessing and the creation of professional quality animations of your CFD results. The target audience is SC/Tetra, scSTREAM and HeatDesigner users who wish to extend their data visualization capabilities and products to an advanced level.

Results from an scSTREAM simulation of magnetohydrodynamic flow are used to demonstrate advanced techniques such as moving viewpoints (including fly-through), moving visualization planes, particle motion, animated streamlines and cross-fade.

Several component animations are generated from scratch by combining familiar basic visualization methods with more sophisticated techniques. The individual animations are then seamlessly merged to create the completed movie.

Attendees will gain knowledge of:

  • Advanced visualization techniques
  • Combining multiple Postprocessor functions for high quality animations
  • Moving viewpoints, moving planes, and animated streamlines
  • Close-up visualization of part of your domain
  • Assembling a movie from individual frames using BMP2AVI and cross-fade
  • Documentation of advanced Postprocessing techniques
  • Recommended prerequisite: One of the Cradle "Intermediate Series" (102-level) webinars

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction
  2. Preview of the completed movie
  3. Overview of the component animations
  4. Detailed instructions and demonstrations for each animation
  5. Assembly of the completed movie
  6. Technical support and advanced Postprocessor documentation

SC/Tetra / scFLOW and scSTREAM / HeatDesigner : V13 New Features: Postprocessor & Tools

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files
Applicable Software: SC/Tetra / scFLOW/scSTREAM / HeatDesigner

This video provides an overview of the new features in Version 13 of the Postprocessor and Tools. The target audience is users of all Cradle CFD products: SC/Tetra, scSTREAM, HeatDesigner and scFLOW.

Highlights of the new features include:

  • Improvements in the speed of file reading and visualization
  • The introduction of volume rendering
  • Support for equirectangular projection
  • Customization of visualization tools based on the analysis of your STA files
  • Enhancement of colorbars and other objects
  • Virtual Reality support for CradleViewer
  • Support for CGNS files in FLDUTIL
  • The introduction of CradleJoyStickTool
  • Enhancements to the Parametric Study tool
  • Optimization using Optimus for Cradle

Course Outline:

The video is divided into 2 sections:

  • Postprocessor
  • Tools

SC/Tetra / scFLOW V13 New Features

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files
Applicable Software: SC/Tetra / scFLOW

This video provides an overview of the new features in Version 13 of SC/Tetra, as well as an introduction to scFLOW, which is Cradle's new CFD software.

Highlights of the SC/Tetra new features include:

  • Upgrades to Prime Mode
  • New options for prism layer insertion
  • Coupled analysis with LOGE
  • Extension of the overset mesh scheme
  • Conversion of mass particles into VOF
  • Simplified propeller model
  • scMonitor, the new and improved Solver monitor

Highlights of the scFLOW introduction include:

  • Unification of GUI operations for CAD and MDL geometry
  • Enriched functions for navigation and settings
  • Introduction of a single, unified project file
  • Polyhedral mesh
  • Validation examples
  • Parallel computation
  • Feature comparison with SC/Tetra

Course outline:

The video is divided into 5 sections:

  • SC/Tetra Preprocessor
  • SC/Tetra Solver
  • SmartBlades
  • scFLOW Preprocessor
  • scFLOW Solver

SC/Tetra: SmartBlades Introduction

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files
Applicable Software: SC/Tetra / scFLOW

This video will help to familiarize attendees with the fan blade design and analysis automation program, SmartBlades. Using a demonstration, we will show how SmartBlades could be used to create a fan performance curve that takes into account flow field changes due to obstacles near the fan inlet or outlet.

Course Outline:

  • Background and motivation for SmartBlades
  • How to operate SmartBlades
  • The challenges associated with choosing a fan for electronics cooling applications
  • Summary

SC/Tetra: Automated Cerebral Aneurysm Analysis

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files
Applicable Software: SC/Tetra / scFLOW

This video will introduce new and current users of SC/Tetra to an automated tool designed to simplify CFD relating to cerebral aneurysms. Attendees will learn about the benefits and applications of using the tool, the capabilities it offers, and how to operate all aspects of the software.

Attendees will gain knowledge of:

  • A brief history of Software Cradle Company
  • The background and motivation for designing this tool
  • The benefits of using an automated approach
  • The analysis and boundary conditions implemented
  • How to effectively operate the software (Demonstration)

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction of Software Cradle and SC/Tetra
  2. Background on Aneurysms
  3. Motivation for Developing an Automated Simulation Process within SC/Tetra
  4. Approach
    • Variables
    • Analysis Conditions
    • Boundary Conditions
    • Geometry and Meshing
  5. Capabilities
  6. Live Demonstration
    • Loading Model Geometry
    • Applying Flow Conditions
    • Mesh Generation
    • Running the Simulation
    • Visualizing the Results
  7. Conclusions
  8. References

PICLS - At a Glance

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files
Applicable Software: PICLS

This video will help to familiarize attendees with the PCB thermal analysis software PICLS. Attendees will learn the motivating factors for the development of the software, when to use the software, and how to perform the operations of the software.

Attendees will gain knowledge of:

  • The history of Software Cradle Company
  • CFD software developed and maintained by Software Cradle Company
  • The background and motivation for developing PICLS
  • How to operate PICLS
  • The connection between PICLS and scSTREAM/HeatDesigner
  • Answers to frequently asked questions regarding PICLS

Course Outline:

  1. Company Profile and Products
  2. Background and Motivation
  3. PICLS (Demonstration)
  4. Comparison of Actual Measurement and PICLS
  5. Connection to scSTREAM/HeatDesigner
  6. Frequently Asked Questions
  7. Conclusion

Introduction to Multi-scale Material Modeling using Digimat

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files

The objective of the Digimat Introductory Training is to give a first view of the Digimat products to a new customer or prospect. The content of this training focuses on the workflow and the hands-on exercises. The theoretical aspects of Digimat's capabilities are not presented.

Topics:

  • Digimat-MF & Digimat-MX – Definition and calibration of a Digimat material
  • Digimat-RP – Use of a Digimat material in Marc structural analysis. Capture the anisotropic and non-linear behavior of the material.

Chopped Fiber Reinforced Plastic

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files

Key to the success of your structural application is to take into account the effect of the manufacturing process that drives the local microstructure in the composite component. Because composite materials exhibit a highly anisotropic behaviour, the local microstructure will contribute to the composite material and final component performances. This course will enable you to implement a complete solution to be able to optimize and validate the structural design of your part, assess its feasibility and evaluate its performances, including stiffness and failure among others. The methodology is developed with a specific focus on the best practices of the software usage and a comprehensive understanding of the results.

In this training, the following suite of Digimat modules will be covered:

  • Digimat-MF is used to understand and create a Digimat material model. A Digimat material model is predictive for any microstructure and loading condition.
  • Digimat-MX enables to reverse-engineer a Digimat material model from experimental data. The Digimat material database contains an extensive set of Digimat material models provided by different material suppliers and can further be extended with your data.
  • Digimat-MAP is used to transfer manufacturing data from a processing mesh to the structural mesh of your application.
  • Digimat-RP provides an easy, complete and comprehensive solution to couple manufacturing data and Digimat material models with the CAE code of your choice. A fiber orientation estimator integrated within the solution will also be presented.

DYT101 : Dytran Structures and Fluids

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files

The primary focus of this course is on the Application rather than the theoretical aspects of the Explicit Technology.

This training class is designed to familiarize the students with the modeling techniques of the Lagrangian and Eulerian technologies using Dytran and MSC Patran.

DYT103 : Introduction to Airbag Analysis And Occupant Safety Using Dytran

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files

In this course we will discuss the steps to perform an Occupant Safety Analysis. Some of the topics to be covered are: discussion on the input cards needed, modeling of an airbag, self contact, inflator, holes, permeability and heat losses. Patran will be used to position a Dummy, define contact between Dummy and airbag and contact between Dummy and seat belt. Several workshops are used to illustrate these techniques, followed by discussion of the results for a more thorough understanding of the problems analysed.

Pre-requisites:
Basic knowledge of the Dytran software is required. Basic knowledge of Patran and the Dytran Preference is required. Basic knowledge of Occupant Safety is not required but will be beneficial.

Topics:

  • Air bag Modelling in Uniform Pressure and CFD coding
  • Definition of holes, permeability, heat loss, inflator characteristics and mixture of gases
  • Air bag Self Contact
  • ATB Dummy Positioning
  • Occupant Dummy Air Bag Interaction

EAS101 - Dynamic System Modeling and Simulation using Easy5

16 hours - Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops and Model Files

About this Course:
This course gives the engineer a basic understanding of the Easy5 modeling, simulation, and analysis environment. Students learn to represent an existing dynamic system on screen using predefined modeling blocks and components, empirical table data, and user-defined Fortran components. Students learn to calculate stable operating points using the Easy5 Steady-State Analysis, and are introduced to fixed- and variable-step integration used during simulation. The class also covers the Easy5 set of linear analyses, including, in part, transfer function calculation, frequency response generation, and root locus analysis.

EAS103 - Modeling and Simulation of Fluid Power Systems using Easy5

16 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops and Model Files

About this Course:
This course has been designed to give the hydraulics engineer a basic understanding of the issues and difficulties surrounding modeling and simulation of fluid power systems. It is geared towards the user who already has a general understanding of the Easy5 modeling, simulation and analysis environment as well as knowledge in the area of hydraulics design.

Students will learn about the specific issues that arise when building and analyzing a fluid power model. They will gain hands-on experience by building a number of different systems using predefined hydraulics and valve kit components as well as incorporating general purpose components and user-defined Fortran code. Models will include components such as valves including valve dynamics, pumps, circuits with multiple loops and heat exchangers. Open and closed loop systems will be built.

The course will cover the importance of calculating steady state conditions and provide tips and insights into how to do this. Simulation and transient water hammer effects will be discussed as well. Students will learn how to include temperature considerations in their models and how to use Easy5 components to parameterize their models.

EAS105 - Modeling and Simulation of Gas Systems using Easy5

16 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops and Model Files

About this Course:
This course will teach you how to use Easy5 to model pneumatic systems and valves. It will review some fundamentals that are usually not well understood and provide advanced instructions for features in Easy5.

EAS106 - Overview and Usage of the Easy5 Matrix Algebra Tool

4 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops and Model Files

About this Course:
This mini-course gives an overview of the Easy5 Matrix Algebra Tool (MAT) and how it is used. A short tutorial is also included that shows how to do basic tasks in MAT. EAS101: Introduction to Modeling & Simulation of Dynamic Systems using Easy5 is a suggested pre-requisite to this course.

EAS107 - Modeling and Simulation of Multi-Phase Fluids using Easy5

16 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops and Model Files

About this Course:
This course will provide the student with an understanding of how to model closed-loop, multi-phase systems using Easy5. Applications include HVAC, environmental controls, and refrigeration. The governing physical principles and the corresponding equations of state will be presented as well as a detailed example model.

EAS108 : Working with Libraries and Custom Components in Easy5

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files

Course Overview:
This course details the strategies and methodologies for creating user defined Easy5 macro components and the libraries they reside in.

Prerequisites:
This course assumes the user has already completed EAS101: Introduction to Dynamic System Modeling Using Easy5 or has the equivalent knowledge from said course.

Course Content:

  • Easy5 Library Developer Toolkit
  • Creating User Defined Libraries
  • Creating User Defined Library Components
  • Implicit Sorting of Code and Sort Blocks
  • Local Component Configurations
  • Global Library and Component Configurations
  • Schematic Components
  • Standard Components
  • Debugging Component Code
  • Component Icons
  • Component Documentation

EAS109: Modeling and Simulation of Electric System using Easy5

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files

This course describes the initial release of the Easy5 Electrical Systems (ES) library.

Objectives:

  • Analyzing the theoretical background of the ES library,
  • Understanding of how to use the ES library by providing three tutorial examples (Tutorial - contains applications of ES library components to simulate electric drive systems for hydraulic and mechanical plants), and
  • Use the ES library components in his or her own applications.

EAS110 - Interfacing Easy5 with Other Software

8 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops and Model Files

About this Course:
This course gives the engineer a basic understanding of interfacing Easy5 with other software packages such as MATLAB and Adams. Also covered is exporting Easy5 models as black box models and generalized DLLs. Finally, the topic of FMU export of an Easy5 model as well as the import of an FMU model into Easy5 is discussed. EAS101: Introduction to Modeling & Simulation of Dynamic Systems using Easy5 is a suggested pre-requisite to this course.

FLD120 : Aeroelasticity Using Flight Loads and Patran

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files

This course is intended for engineers concerned with structural loads, flying qualities, and aeroelastic stability of flexible aircraft and missiles. The objective of the course is to familiarize the engineer with an integrated approach to the state-of-the-art MSC Nastran applications in aeroelastic analyses and their implementation via the FlightLoads User Interface and process management tool. An overview of the aeroelastic capability is followed by discussion of the available aerodynamic theories and case studies of the three available aeroelastic solutions: static aeroelasticity, flutter, and dynamic aeroelasticity. Highly detailed workshops are used throughout.

MAR101 - Basic Nonlinear Analysis using Marc and Mentat

24 hours - Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops and Model Files

About this Course:
The purpose of this course is to introduce the new Marc user to both Marc and Mentat by lectures and hands on modeling of nonlinear problems.

MAR102 - Advanced Nonlinear Analysis using Marc and Mentat

24 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops and Model Files

About this Course:
The purpose of this course is to enhance the current Marc user's understanding of modeling nonlinear problems. Lectures are supported by hands-on modeling of nonlinear problems.

MAR103: Experimental Elastomer Analysis

24 hours - Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops

About this Course:
The purpose of this course is to provide a fundamental understanding of how material testing and finite element analysis are combined to improve the design of rubber and elastomeric products.

Topics:

  • Introduction
  • The Macroscopic Behavior of Elastomers
  • Material Models
  • Laboratory
  • Material Test Data Fitting
  • Rate Independent Workshop Problems
  • Viscoelastic Workshop Problems

MAR105: Thermal Protection Systems Analysis using Marc and Mentat

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files

The purpose of this course is to provide a fundamental understanding of how material testing and finite element analysis are combined to improve the design of rubber and elastomeric products.

Topics:

  • Introduction
  • Overview of Elastomer Testing and Analysis
    • Test data are dependent on the measurement method
    • Analysis results are dependent on the mesh
    • Measurement and Modeling principals
  • Uniaxial Tension/Compression Testing and Analysis
    • Specimen setup and test
    • Set up model - Curve Fitting of Uniaxial Material Data
    • Run Simulation
    • Understand Physical and Numerical Results
  • Biaxial Tension/Compression Testing
    • Specimen setup and test
    • Set up model - Curve Fitting of Multi Mode Material Data
    • Run Simulation
    • Understand Physical and Numerical Results
  • Pure Shear Testing
    • Specimen setup and test
    • Set up model - Curve Fitting of Multi Mode Material Data
    • Run Simulation
    • Understand Physical and Numerical Results Contact Analysis
  • Product Simulations with Specimen Data
    • Definition of contact bodies
    • Contact and friction
    • Case Histories of Product Simulation

MAR108 : what’s new in Marc

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials with audio from Subject Matter Experts, Workshops with Model Files, and Demo Videos

About this Course:
This course explains the enhancement topics in new Marc release.

MAR120 - Basic Nonlinear Analysis using Marc and Patran

32 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops and Model Files

About this Course:
MAR120 covers the use of Marc and Patran or AFEA (the interlocked combination of Patran and Marc) for the solution of complex engineering problems. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to: create finite element models representing nonlinear physical phenomena; select appropriate element types and mesh densities; understand the limitations of solving nonlinear FEA problems; select solution types for various nonlinear phenomena such as nonlinear dynamics, metal forming, elastomers, and contact problems; select error tolerance parameters and properly use automatic time-stepping techniques; and understand the basis of large deformation, rotation, and strain finite element analysis. Patran provides a Marc Preference which directly supports most Marc features and indirectly supports all Marc features. MSC customers that have been using Advanced FEA (which is replaced by AFEA) for meeting their analysis needs will find this new Marc Preference to be the ideal environment to continue their work. They are especially encouraged to attend this course. All the class practice (16 exercises) is made using Patran and Marc rather than Marc and Mentat. Engineers who have attended the MAR101 and MAR102 will also benefit from attending this class if they intend to use the Patran Marc Preference.

MAR121 - Advanced Nonlinear Analysis using Marc and Patran

24 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops and Model Files

About this Course:
The purpose of this course is to enhance the current Marc user's understanding of modeling nonlinear problems. Lectures are supported by hands-on modeling of nonlinear problems.

APEX 120: Linear Static and Normal Modes Analysis using MSC Apex

MSC Apex Learning Modules
Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files

Topics:

  • Basics of Finite element analysis
  • Purpose Driven Finite Element Analysis using MSC Apex
  • 2.5D meshing
  • Loads and Boundary Conditions in MSC Apex
  • Interaction Tools in MSC Apex 
  • Model Checks in MSC Apex
  • Normal Modes Analysis in MSC Apex
  • Buckling Analysis in MSC Apex 
  • Frequency Response in MSC Apex
  • Post-processing in MSC Apex

MSC Apex Modeler – Introduction

Online Self-Paced Course
Tutorial

About this Course:

Here is an introduction tutorial to get you familiar with the application in general. Go through the tutorial and then follow along by importing a geometry assembly and doing some view manipulations to get familiar with our very efficient modern view manipulation design. See how much more productive you can be with this better way of rotating, panning and zooming your model.

MSC Apex Modeler – FEM Import / Export

Online Self-Paced Course
Tutorial

About this Course:

This tutorial takes you through the workflow of importing an existing finite element model from a MSC Nastran bulk data file (.bdf) and then assigning material, section, and behaviour attributes to the model. Furthermore, you will add glue to the model to tie the separate parts together. You will use the Analysis Readiness tools to verify that the model is ready for an analysis to be performed before finally exporting the model back to a MSC Nastran bulk data file.

MSC Apex Modeler – Incremental Midsurfacing Process

Online Self-Paced Course
Tutorial

About this Course:

Creating midsurfaces from complex solids can be a time intensive manual process, especially if the solid has irregular or tapered sections. This tutorial demonstrates use of an incremental midsurfacing process that has been implemented to allow you to identify opposing faces between which midsurfaces should be created, optionally connect these faces to have them share a resulting midsurface, and choose from a variety of offset types to determine the shape of the resulting midsurface. It also demonstrates use of taper and auto offset midsurfacing tools for geometric situations where they are appropriate. Finally, the tutorial leads you through common cleanup strategies to optimize the resulting surfaces, including removing excess vertices, curves, and surfaces and reshaping surfaces using the Vertex / Edge drag tool.

MSC Apex Modeler - Midsurface Geometry Repair

Online Self-Paced Course
Tutorial

About this Course:

This tutorial demonstrates additional capability for creating midsurface geometry and manually editing the resulting surfaces. Practicing this process will make you more familiar with techniques that will be useful to create and modify midsurface geometry using the powerful tools in MSC Apex.

The tutorial demonstrates creating a surface with the Auto Offset midsurface method and editing it with Vertex/Edge Drag, Surface Extend, and Surface Split before meshing and assigning thickness properties

MSC Apex Modeler – Model Structure

Online Self-Paced Course
Tutorial

About this Course:

This tutorial will take you through geometric modeling in MSC Apex starting from scratch. You will become more familiar with the user interface and geometry creation and editing tools as you create parts and an assembly then move on to perform material attribution and meshing.

MSC Apex Modeler – Solid Geometry Creation and Editing

Online Self-Paced Course
Tutorial

About this Course:

This tutorial gives you a good view into the powers of direct modeling for the CAE industry. Direct modeling is found to be the best method of interaction with modeling content for the CAE industry. As we know in CAE, we very much like to be able to push and pull and change and add and remove the geometry content, not to mention the very important step of repairing and cleaning the geometry. MSC Apex is the first ever CAE application that lets you modify, repair, and cleanup geometry directly within the CAE environment. Moreover, we let you see how it affects your mesh in real time while you make your geometry changes. Watch this movie, and you will want to try it yourself which you can easily do by following along with the tutorial. You can play the movie in its entirety, or you can step through the different stages in the table of contents to guide you as you do it yourself in the application.

MSC Apex Structures – Glued Assembly Analysis

Online Self-Paced Course
Tutorial

About this Course:

Tutorial will help you perform an analysis that demonstrates some of the more advanced analysis capabilities of MSC Apex structures. While working with a multi-part assembly model of an aircraft door, you will define glue to connect multiple parts in the model. You will learn more advanced scenario definition options, and will make custom output requests before performing both a modal analysis and a linear static analysis in separate scenarios.

MSC Apex Structures – Linear Static Analysis

Online Self-Paced Course
Tutorial

About this Course:

Tutorial will help you perform a linear static analysis of a solid part. As part of this process, you will import geometry, create a finite element mesh, apply a point load, and define a fixed constraint. Then, you will perform the analysis and view the results using MSC Apex's innovative tools.

MSC Apex Structures – Performing a Modal Analysis

Online Self-Paced Course
Tutorial

About this Course:

Tutorial will help you perform a previously set up modal analysis. As part of this process, you will use the Analysis Readiness tools to identify and correct issues that would prevent you from performing a successful analysis. Then, you will perform the analysis to reveal connectivity problems with the model, which you will resolve before performing a subsequent analysis. Then you will perform post-processing of a modal analysis to quickly verify your model's behavior.

Practicals for Strength of Materials and other Engineering Concepts using MSC Apex

NAS101A: Linear Static and Normal Modes Analysis using MSC Nastran

24 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials with audio from Subject Matter Experts, Workshops with Model Files, and Demo Videos

About this Course:
Beginner: This course provides an introduction to finite element analysis. It includes discussion of basic features available in MSC Nastran for solving structural engineering problems. In this course, all finite element models will be created and edited using a text editor, not a graphical pre-processor.

NAS101B: Advanced Linear Analysis using MSC Nastran

8 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials with audio from Subject Matter Experts, Workshops with Model Files, and Demo Videos

About this Course:
Beginner: This course is a continuous of NAS101A – Linear Static and Normal Modes Analysis using MSC Nastran. In this course, you will learn: Theory of buckling analysis and how to perform a buckling analysis, About rigid elements, Modeling with interface element CINTC and connectors, Lamination theory and composite materials, MSC Nastran composite theory, Failure theories, Linear contact and permanent glued contact, Different model checks, Modeling tips and tricks.

NAS102A: Dynamic Analysis using MSC Nastran

24 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops and Model Files

About this Course:
Beginner: This course teaches various aspects of dynamic analysis using MSC Nastran. This includes normal modes, frequency response, transient response, and enforced motion.

NAS102B: Advanced Dynamic Analysis using MSC Nastran

16 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials with audio from Subject Matter Experts, Workshops with Model Files, and Demo Videos

About this Course:
Intermediate: This course teaches various aspects of dynamic analysis using MSC Nastran. This includes frequency response, direct matrix input, modal effective mass, complex eigenvalue analysis, dynamic optimization and test analysis correlation.

NAS104: Thermal Analysis using MSC Nastran (SOLs 153 and 159)

32 hours – PDF Materials
Course Materials, Workshops and Model Files

About this Course:
Intermediate: This course describes the latest heat transfer and thermal stress analysis capabilities in MSC Nastran. Program inputs and interpretation of results for conduction, convection, and radiation analyses are covered in detail. The course provides a balance between theory, its development within the context of MSC Nastran and practical applications.

NAS106A: Basic Substructure Analysis using MSC Nastran – Primary Superelements

16 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials with audio from Subject Matter Experts, Workshops with Model Files, and Demo Videos

About this Course:
Intermediate: This course teaches how to define and analyze superelements in static and dynamic analyses (including component modes), and set up both single and multi-level superelement analysis. Students will learn how to perform restarts using superelements and incorporate superelements with nonlinear analysis.

NAS106B: Advanced Substructure Analysis using MSC Nastran - Secondary Superelements

8 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials with audio from Subject Matter Experts, Workshops with Model Files, and Demo Videos

About this Course:
Intermediate: This course teaches how to define and analyze superelements in static and dynamic analyses (including component modes), and set up both single and multi-level superelement analysis. Students will learn how to perform restarts using superelements and incorporate superelements with nonlinear analysis.

NAS107: Design Sensitivity and Optimization using MSC Nastran

24 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops and Model Files

About this Course:
Intermediate: This course teaches how to design for a variety of user-defined objectives, using MSC Nastran's comprehensive design sensitivity and optimization capability. This course covers the theoretical and practical aspects of MSC Nastran's design sensitivity and optimization. Emphasis is placed on using the program to solve practical engineering programs. The concept of a design model is introduced. The process of optimizing a structure is discussed from initial modeling to interpretation of results.

NAS108 : what’s new in MSC Nastran

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials with audio from Subject Matter Experts, Workshops with Model Files, and Demo Videos

About this Course:
This course explains the enhancement topics in new MSC Nastran release.

NAS110: Working with Custom MSC Nastran Solution Sequences using DMAP

24 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops and Model Files

About this Course:
Advanced: This course provides experienced users with the knowledge to perform sophisticated tasks in MSC Nastran. Such tasks include the creation of DMAP sequences with subDMAPs and the creation of a solution sequence (delivery) database. Details are presented on the structured solution sequence (SOLs 100 through 200), DMAP structure, and NDDL.

NAS111: Aeroelasticity using MSC Nastran

24 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops and Model Files

About this Course:
Advanced: This course is for engineers concerned with structural loads, flying qualities, and aeroelastic stability of flexible aircraft and missiles. The objective of this course is to familiarize engineers with state-of-the-art MSC Nastran applications in aeroelastic analyses. An overview of the aeroelastic capability is followed by an in-depth look at modern aerodynamic theories and three available aeroelastic solutions: static aeroelasticity, flutter, and dynamic aeroelasticity.

NAS113: Composite Material Analysis using MSC Nastran

24 hours - Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials with audio from Subject Matter Experts, Workshops with Model Files, and Demo Videos

About this Course:
Advanced: This course describes how to use MSC Nastran for practical analysis and design optimization of laminated composite materials. MSC Nastran can be used to specify the material properties, orientation and thickness for each lamina in the composite layup. In addition, this course will show how MSC Nastran can be used for multi-disciplinary structural optimization of laminated composite materials.

NAS115: Fluid Structure Analysis using MSC Nastran

24 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops and Model Files

About this Course:
Intermediate: This course introduces the various aspects of acoustics including the coupling and interaction of acoustics with structures.

NAS120: Linear Static Analysis using MSC Nastran and Patran

40 hours - Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials with audio from Subject Matter Experts, Workshops with Model Files, and Demo Videos

About this Course:
Beginner: This course introduces basic finite element analysis techniques for linear static, normal modes, and buckling analysis of structures using MSC Nastran and Patran. MSC Nastran data structure, the element library, modeling practices, model validation, and guidelines for efficient solutions are all topics covered in this course.

NAS122: Basic Dynamic Analysis using MSC Nastran and Patran

40 hours - Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials with audio from Subject Matter Experts, Workshops with Model Files, and Demo Videos

About this Course:       
Beginner to Advanced: This course teaches a wide range of dynamic analysis topics from basic to advanced using an integrated approach. Patran is used for data set up and post-processing and MSC Nastran is used for the solver. A strong emphasis is placed on engineering process so that students can rapidly relate the course to his or her project needs.

NAS123: Implicit Nonlinear Analysis using MSC Nastran (SOL600)

24 hours – PDF Materials
Course Materials, Workshops and Model Files

About this Course:
Intermediate: This course teaches how to perform implicit nonlinear analysis using MSC Nastran SOL600. MSC Nastran SOL600 is the nonlinear capabilities of Marc delivered in an MSC Nastran user interface. SOL600 provides FEA capability for the analysis of 3D contact and highly nonlinear problems.

NAS124: Thermal Analysis using MSC Nastran (SOL400)

24 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops and Model Files

About this Course:
Intermediate: This course describes heat transfer and thermal stress analysis capabilities in MSC Nastran's SOL400. Program inputs and interpretation of results for conduction, convection, and radiation analyses are covered in detail. This course provides a balance between theory, its development within the context of MSC Nastran, and practical application.

NAS126 – Explicit nonlinear Analysis (SOL700) using MSC Nastran and Patran

24 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops and Model Files

About this Course:
Advanced: This is an introductory course in dynamics simulation using explicit nonlinear analysis. Students will prepare short duration structural dynamic analyses using MSC Nastran finite element models. Students will learn how to create and/or modify material properties, boundary and initial conditions, and loads for dynamic simulation models. They will also learn how to set up the jobs for running the models and review the results for these models.

NAS127: Rotordynamic Analysis using MSC Nastran

16 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops and Model Files

About this Course:
Intermediate: This course instructs on rotordynamic analysis for coupled rotating and stationary components as well as how to setup and analyze structural models with one or more rotating components. In addition, this course describes the types of analysis supported by the rotordynamics capability and damping effects and input methods for models with rotating components. Students will also learn how to use Patran to create models and display results with animation or graphs.

NAS133: Contact Analysis using MSC Nastran and Patran (with Contact tables or Contact Pairs)

16 hours - Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials with audio from Subject Matter Experts, Workshops with Model Files, and Demo Videos

About this Course:
Intermediate: This course instructs on different ways of using contact in MSC Nastran's Linear Static and Normal Modes solutions. This includes setting up contact bodies, both touching and glued contact, and interpretation of results. Patran is used for pre- and post- processing.

NAS134: Advanced Contact Analysis using MSC Nastran and Patran(with Contact tables or Contact Pairs)

8 hours - Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials with audio from Subject Matter Experts, Workshops with Model Files, and Demo Videos

About this Course:
Advanced: This course instructs on different ways of using contact in MSC Nastran's Implicit Nonlinear solution (SOL400). This includes advanced contact capabilities, discussion of special features, identifying and solving problems with contact and interpretation of results.

NAS318: Implementation of fatigue Methods using MSC Nastran- Embedded Fatigue (NEF) with Patran)

8 hours - Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials with audio from Subject Matter Experts, Workshops with Model Files, and Demo Videos

About this Course:
NAS318 is an introductory class for MSC Nastran Embedded Fatigue

Objectives

  • Learn the proper use of MSC Nastran for solving various fatigue analysis problems
  • Understand the physical processes in fatigue
  • Use MSC Nastran to model the fatigue processes
  • Become familiar with common fatigue methods

NAS400: Implicit Nonlinear Analysis using MSC Nastran and Patran

24 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials with audio from Subject Matter Experts, Workshops with Model Files, and Demo Videos

About this Course:
Advanced: This course instructs on various aspects of implicit nonlinear analysis using MSC Nastran and Patran. This includes large deformation, advanced nonlinear material, contact, analysis chaining, heat transfer, and nonlinear transient dynamics.

PAT301 - Introduction to Patran

40 hours - Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops and Model Files

About this Course:
PAT301 is the introductory course for new Patran users. Students will master the basic skills required to use Patran in typical MCAE applications. PAT301 emphasizes practical skills development through comprehensive, hands-on laboratory sessions. Students will learn to build analysis models using Patran, define material properties, create boundary conditions, apply loads, and submit their job for analysis and postprocess results.

PAT302 - Advanced Geometry, Meshing, Customization, and Variable LBCs using Patran

32 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops and Model Files

About this Course:
PAT302 provides an in-depth examination of the advanced features of Patran. Sample topics covered by PAT302 include: advanced Patran features usage for meshing and mesh refinement, use of various Patran Command Language (PCL) files for session customization, application of advanced geometric construction techniques, definition of fields to represent spatially varying functions for loads and boundary conditions, generation of constraint equations (MPCs) to define physical relationships, and creation of sophisticated multi-effect graphical images.

PAT304 - Automating Tasks and Basic GUI Customization Using the Patran Programming Command Language (PCL)

40 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops and Model Files

About this Course:
PAT304 provides students with an overview of the Patran Command Language (PCL). Topics include basic PCL syntax, creation of a user interface object; compiling, debugging, and code management. Students will build practical skills by performing 11 PCL programming exercises in multiple laboratory sessions.

PAT318A - Basic Durability and Fatigue Life Analysis Using MSC Fatigue

16 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops and Model Files

About this Course:
This course introduces methods for evaluation and estimation of fatigue life using MSC Fatigue. Various approaches for extending the useful life of a design are discussed. In addition, design optimization based on a uniform life concept, and selection and evaluation of material surface finish and treatments, will also be covered.

PAT318B - Advanced Durability and Fatigue Life Analysis Using MSC Fatigue

16 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops and Model Files

About this Course:
Advanced Durability and Fatigue Life Analysis Using MSC Fatigue

PAT325 - Composite Laminate Modeling using Patran

16 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops and Model Files

About this Course:
This seminar shows outlines of composites materials theory and the integration between FEM and composites materials. Illustrate the basic functions of Patran Laminate Modeler and Composite design in MSC Nastran. Engineers and material scientists involved in the design, analysis and manufacture of composite components and structures would benefit from this seminar.

MAT101: Introduction to MaterialCenter

8 hours - Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials and Workshops

About this Course:
Beginner: MaterialCenter is a process and data management system for material data. This class covers the Web User Interface of MaterialCenter to navigate, search, plot, analyze, and retrieve data to assist engineers in their material down-selection process.

MAT102: MaterialCenter for the Materials Engineer

8 hours – Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials and Workshops

About this Course:
Beginner: By the end of this course, you will be able to use the Web User Interface and integrations of MaterialCenter to perform the following administration and configuration tasks:

  • Create Material Schemas to define data structures and relations
  • Publish and Retrieve test and design data with Microsoft Excel
  • Generate CAE Material Cards from material data records
  • Create and manage Approval Workflows Work Requests
  • Create and administer Projects to organize data and manage access
  • Define Privileges for Users and Profiles
  • Migrate material databanks from Mvision

SMD102 : Fundamentals of Multibody Dynamics Analysis with SimDesigner

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files

This course is intended for users that have fundamental CATIA V5 knowledge. Experience with Part Design, Assembly Design and DMU Kinematics workbenches is recommended.

Topics:

  • Transform kinematics CATIA V5 models to Adams/Solver friendly mechanisms.
  • Convert assembly constraints to mechanism constraints:
    • Standard joints (hinges, sliders, etc...)
    • Joint primitives
    • Complex (couplers, etc...)
    • Curve (cam-follower, pin-in-slot)
  • Actuate a system with:
    • Ideal and complex part motion
    • Applied forces
    • Gravity
  • Connect parts with more realistic forces:
    • Simple (springs,dampers, etc...)
    • Contacts and collisions
  • Measure quantities of interest (displacements, velocities, accelerations, applied loads, forces)
  • Precisely control and manage your simulations
  • Investigate test results via animations and plots
  • Manage files generated by exporting from CATIA V5 interface to Adams/View and/or Adams/Solver

SMM101 - Introduction to SimManager

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials and Workshops

SMM102 - SimManager Basic Configuration

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials and Workshops

SMM301 - SimManager Advanced Configuration

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials and Workshops

SND501: Thermal analysis using Patran with Sinda

Online Self-Paced Course
Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files

Topics:

  • Module 1 - Overview
  • Module 2 - GUI Files
  • Module 3 – Materials
  • Module 4 - Element Properties
  • Module 5 - Fields
  • Module 6 - Loads and Boundary Conditions
  • Module 7 - Analysis
  • Module 8 - Output and Results