SimAcademy Webinar Archive: Purpose Driven FE Selection for MSC Apex

As we know, it is very important to pick the right mesh and ensure the good element quality in order to get good Finite Element Analysis Results. Apex has some exciting tools that you will get the sneak preview of in this SimAcademy Session, so that we can use to ensure good mesh and hence end up with good FEA results the first time around.

SimAcademy Webinar Archive: Adams View Scripting Examples in Python

The 2017 release of Adams View contains a new Python scripting API (Application Programming Interface). This ‘Phase 1’ of the Python scripting interface focuses on model creation capabilities; future releases will address post-processing tasks, automotive-specific functionality and more. In this seminar we will show a sampling of cmd scripts that have been converted to Python. This is not a comprehensive Python training session; the focus will be on comparing cmd & Python methodologies along with a quick Python introduction.

SimAcademy Webinar Archive: Analyzing Tuned Mass Dampers with Adams/Vibration

Adams is used to simulate highly non-linear mechanical systems across a wide range of industries, ranging from aerospace vehicles to medical devices to automobiles and robotic parts handling. These systems are generally solved in the time domain to capture the full spectrum of dynamic behaviour. Non-linear systems in Adams can also be linearized at any operating point using Adams/Linear; subsequent studies in the frequency domain are done using Adams/Vibration.

SimAcademy Webinar Archive: Nastran Contact Analysis - New Features and Tips

The Nastran contact capability in SOL 400 has been widely used by structural analysts in the last few years. The feedback from these users – what’s good, what’s bad, and what’s painful - has helped MSC to improve and mature this capability. This is demonstrated in the latest two releases, Nastran 2014 and 2016, which introduced a number of new contact features and enhancements based on user feedback.

SimAcademy Webinar Archive: Multi-Stage Simulation and PRE STATE Option in Marc

In many cases, it is necessary to analyze a nonlinear process in several stages. Each stage may involve different contact bodies and boundary conditions, but history data such as temperatures, displacements, stresses and strains have to be carried over for contact bodies to be passed from one stage to another. The pre state option is one of two methods available to transfer data from one analysis to another for multi-stage simulations. It is designed to read data from a Marc results file and to use the data as initial conditions in the new analysis. In a contact analysis, it allows the selection of contact bodies to easily apply the data to parts of the current model.

SimAcademy Webinar: Node to Segment and Segment to Segment Contact in Marc

Simulating many physical problems requires the ability to model the contact phenomena. This includes analysis of interference fits, rubber seals, tires, crash, and manufacturing processes among others. The analysis of contact behavior is complex because of the requirement to accurately track the motion of multiple geometric bodies, and the motion due to the interaction of these bodies after contact occurs.

SimAcademy Webinar Archive: Design Optimization Using MSC Nastran Embedded Fatigue

In real world, fatigue accounts for more than 60% of failure. The phenomenon has been identified almost 165 years ago; but still not fully understood. However several practices have been invented over the years to predict the fatigue life. Today it is recognized that fatigue failures can’t be avoided thoroughly, nonetheless provision can be taken at least to reduce the chances of fatigue failure.

SimAcademy Webinar Archive: MSC Apex Tips and Tricks

MSC APEX is designed to provide engineers and CAE analysts with the most efficient and easy-to-use CAE tools on the market. This presentation will demonstrate how to use some of these Tools while doing a start-to-finish example of a Linear Static Analysis problem. An assembly model will be imported, meshed, and connected using MSC APEX’s Create Glue option.

SimAcademy Webinar Archive:Linear Static Analysis Workflow Using MSC Apex

MSC APEX is designed to provide engineers and CAE analysts with the most efficient and easy-to-use CAE tools on the market. This presentation will demonstrate a sample workflow for Linear Static Analysis using MSC APEX Eagle Version. It will help you become familiar with various aspects of MSC Apex including mid-surfacing, meshing, analysis readiness and results processing.

SimAcademy Webinar Archive: MSC APEX Tips and Tricks

MSC APEX is designed to provide engineers and CAE analysts with the most efficient and easy-to-use CAE tools on the market. This presentation will demonstrate how to use some of these Tools while doing a start-to-finish example of a Linear Static Analysis problem.

SimAcademy Webinar Archive: Design Optimization Using MSC Nastran Embedded Fatigue

In real world, fatigue accounts for more than 60% of failure. The phenomenon has been identified almost 165 years ago; but still not fully understood. However several practices have been invented over the years to predict the fatigue life. Today it is recognized that fatigue failures can’t be avoided thoroughly, nonetheless provision can be taken at least to reduce the chances of fatigue failure.

SimAcademy Webinar Archive: Linear Static Analysis Workflow Using MSC APEX

MSC APEX is designed to provide engineers and CAE analysts with the most efficient and easy-to-use CAE tools on the market. This presentation will demonstrate a sample workflow for Linear Static Analysis using MSC APEX Eagle Version. It will help you become familiar with various aspects of MSC Apex including mid-surfacing, meshing, analysis readiness and results processing.

SimAcademy Webinar Archive: Flexible Body Usage and Interactions Between MSC Nastran and Adams

A Modal Neutral File (MNF) is a conduit to take reduced model information produced via component modes analysis into multibody dynamics program such as MSC Adams. The modal information obtained from MNF file is used in a multibody dynamics simulation to represent a flexible body. This presentation will attempt to describe the details necessary to accomplish this.

SimAcademy Webinar Archive: The F06Reader Utility Introduction and Usage for MSC Nastran

F06 Reader 2016 is an MSC Team effort to read Nastran output text files and produce a friendlier, modern and more useful format of important Nastran information. The intent with this tool is to display information, help the user diagnose problems and link to additional resources. At this time it is not intended to retrieve and perform user defined calculations with the data.

SimAcademy Webinar Archive: Nonlinear Solution Setup Highlights Using SOL400 in MSC Nastran and Patran

SOL 400 is a set of application modules in the MSC Nastran system that pairs the full features of MSC Nastran with the advanced nonlinear capabilities. More and more companies are using sol400 for their nonlinear analysis needs. In a nonlinear problem, the stiffness of the structure depends on the displacement, and the response is no longer a linear function of the load applied. As a result, nonlinear problems require incremental solution schemes that divide the problem up into steps calculating the displacement, then updating the stiffness. This presentation is to help users setup and be successful at getting the first converged solution faster.

Pages