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Medtronic job opening for Research Engineer, Computational Biomechanics (Memphis, Tennessee, USA)
This exciting position is responsible for conducting multibody dynamics (MBD) analysis of the human musculoskeletal system, with a particular application to the spine. A strong background in mechanical engineering principles and experience using a multibody dynamics software package is required. Proficiency with MSC's Adams software is strongly preferred. Experience using commercial finite element analysis (FEA) or other simulation software would be beneficial. For additional information, please visit the Medtronic website at www.medtronic.com/careers/, follow the link to "Career Opportunities", and search for job requisition # 64435. If you are interested and meet the job qualifications posted there, you may apply directly via that same web site.
MSC University Simulation Story Contest
The latest MSC University Simulation Contest Stories provide excellent examples of how MSC software is being used in a variety of ways at universities like yours – for example, with applications ranging from biomedical research to classroom instruction for Mechatronics. Be sure to check out the most recent contest prize-winner for the best simulation story each quarter. Four times a year, we are giving away a current-generation iPod to a lucky author. So tell us your story for a chance to win.
Join us in the spring/summer 2009 at our annual, regional customer-conferences on virtual product development (VPD)
Come network with other engineers and educators using MSC software. For dates & locations, and other details, or to submit your abstract for a presentation, visit http://vpd.mscsoftware.com/.
Set aside time to participate in MSC's webinar series to keep informed about our latest technologies
To learn more about MSC's latest products and enhanced capabilities (such as MD Nastran, MD Adams, SimXpert, and SimManager), directly from experts in our Product Development and Technical Marketing groups, be sure to check out MSC's online schedule of webinars. Any webinars that have already occurred are available for replay online.
At no additional cost, you can now use MSC Sinda to do a wide range of thermal analyses
Find out more about MSC Sinda for steady-state and transient thermal anaylsis since it is now included in our University MD FEA Bundle. There are also several tutorials available for download from our Technical Support page for MSC Sinda for Patran. Training courses for MSC Sinda are also available.
Recent changes to Patran in our University MD FEA Bundle may require a new license file
As you may have heard, we have merged our MD Patran and MSC Patran products into Patran 2008 r1. That means that, when you transition to this newest product version, you may need to obtain a new license file, especially if your current license file activates MD Patran. If you are not sure if you need a new license file, please contact your local MSC Account Representative.
MD Adams/Engine has been transitioned to MSC's business partner FEV and re-branded as Virtual Engine
Going forward, Adams/Engine will no longer be sold by MSC as an optional product for our "University MD Motion Bundle". Rather, it will be made available to commercial and academic customers directly by FEV. For more information, contact Dr. Martin Rebbert in Germany at Rebbert@FEV.de.
University eNews format and/or frequency may change
As we seek to share with you the latest useful news about MSC, we may make changes to our University eNewsletter format over the next several months in an effort to complement our corporate electronic newsletter. Stay tuned, but don't be surprised if you notice changes. Remember you can modify your MSC News subscriptions at any time to control the electronic news you receive from us.
Support a proposal to NSF to develop FEA tutorials based on MSC software
For more information, visit www.nsf.gov then search for Program NSF-08-546 "Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI)", and contact Dr. Ashland Brown, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, via phone +1.209-946-3091 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to check out the numerous new Application Examples provided in the MD Nastran R3 User's Guide
Learn about and leverage the powerful new multi-disciplinary capabilities available with MD Nastran R3. There are more than 50 realistic examples included with this version, each with modeling details and solution procedures, such as #39 "Brake Squeal Analysis" and #48 "Shape Memory Analysis of a Stent". All input files associated with these examples, if they were installed, will be located in your installation directory for MSC software which, on Windows, should be something like this: C:\MSC.Software\MD_Nastran\R3\doc\mdug
Want to know more about Adams? View the new online video introduction
If you are thinking about purchasing Adams, or your school already has licenses and you'd like some help getting started, our new multimedia Introduction to Adams is intended for you. The interactive design lets you quickly jump to sections of particular interest to you – you can see representative applications of Adams in industry; see how to simulate a simple spring-mass homework type problem and compare answers to hand-calculations; or follow step-by-step instructions to start using Adams yourself.
Formula SAE database now available for MD Adams/Car R3
Periodically, through the goodwill of other veteran Adams/Car users who participate in our "Adams University" online discussion forum, we are fortunate enough to obtain from them updates to the special Adams/Car database that makes it easier to simulate Formula SAE vehicles. Thanks to forum participants "gwheeler_MSC" and "Akshay", you can download this latest version, together with Getting Started instructions, directly from new article #1-80028801 in MSC's corporate knowledge base. If you don't bookmark that web address in your browser and need to find this article at a later time, it can be accessed using the link labeled "Latest FSAE database" on the MSC University Program web page dedicated to Adams/Car.
Your "MSC web account" enables you to access MSC's online learning resources
Learners: When you register for your MSC web account, to avoid any delays in having your registration request approved by us, be sure to use your school email address as your username. That will enable us to confirm that you are indeed entitled to such an account as a student or professor at a school that has legitimate licenses of MSC software.
Need unique username & password to access protected web area for faculty only
Teachers: Note that the login information (username & password) required for you to access MSC's protected website "For Faculty Only" is different from the username & password associated with your MSC web account.