Company:

CaptiveAire Systems, Inc.

Products:

scSTREAM | HeatDesigner

Industries:

Using CFD to measure humidity evacuation efficiency for a kitchen exhaust hood system

 
 
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National Research Institutefor Cultural Properties, Tokyo

Products:

scSTREAM | HeatDesigner

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CFD assists in hygrothermal control for preservation of cultural artifacts and contributes to overall energy savings

 
 
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Company:

WayRay

Products:

scSTREAM | HeatDesigner

Industries:

Applying MSC Cradle CFD to WayRay’s holographic AR navigation cooling system development

 
 
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Company:

Lion Corporation

Products:

scSTREAM | HeatDesigner

Industries:

Effective ventilation for quickly drying wet laundry indoors by hanging clothes in an arch on square hangers (published on Lidea)

 
 
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Company:

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.

Products:

scFLOW | SC/Tetra

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MSC Cradle CFD helps Yamaha Motor be competitive in MotoGP Design improvements of 0.01 second sought

 
 
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Company:

Tokai University

Products:

scFLOW | SC/Tetra

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Students take the lead in simulating solar car aerodynamics

 
 
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Company:

NAKASHIMA PROPELLER CO., LTD.

Products:

scFLOW | SC/Tetra

Industries:

Using fluid analysis capabilities to improve marine propeller efficiency and stay ahead of international competition

 
 
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Company:

BoostHEAT

Products:

scFLOW | SC/Tetra

Industries:

Using scFLOW BoostHEAT develops the world’s most efficient boiler

 
 
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Company:

Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd.

Products:

scFLOW | SC/Tetra

Industries:

CFD application for dairy products:scientific exploration for great tastes

 
 
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Company:

FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.

Products:

scFLOW | SC/Tetra

Industries:

Thermal analysis tool enables low-cost, fast-to-market product development and manufacturing

 
 
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Company:

Waseda University

Products:

scFLOW | SC/Tetra

Industries:

Using CFD to predict and evaluate human body thermal comfort

 
 
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Company:

Opel

Products:

Adams
Adams Car

Industries:

Automotive

Adams Simulation Reduces Full Vehicle Test Time by 30%

Challenge:

To reduce the vehicle test time for fatigue/durability evaluation

Solution:

Apply Adams Car with the Virtual Proving Ground for Road Loads Generation


 
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Company:

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Products:

Adams

Industries:

Medical Devices

Simulation Reality Contest Winner - Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Overview:

The medical industry is moving in a direction towards robotics to help patients in the rehabilitation process. Gait training (over ground or on a treadmill) has become an essential part of rehabilitation therapy in patients suffering from gait impairment caused by disorders such as stroke, spinal cord injury, and multiple sclerosis. A focus on the human in collaboration with a robot puts emphasis on the adaptability, safety, and task specificity of robotic assistance. Hence, in the development of novel rehabilitation prototypes engineers face the challenge of combining suitable design concepts, high performance actuator technologies, and dedicated control strategies in view of improved physical human-robot interaction (HRI). The improvements should lead to a better insight into effectiveness of robot-assisted rehabilitation and ultimately, lead to therapies that are more effective. One of the approaches to facilitate the design process, in terms of development time, functional and safety evaluation, is using computational multibody simulations. Nowadays, multibody modeling and simulations are recognizable as an efficient and relative inexpensive evaluation approach. Due to the continuously increasing complexity of the wearable robots, almost any study conducted in the field of robotics can profit from a simulation of the system behavior, foregoing experiments on a real platform. Moreover, an advantage of using multibody modeling represented by the possibility to predict various outputs that are difficult, dangerous, or even impossible to reproduce in the real experimental setup.

Results Validation:

The 3D model of a novel CORBYS rehabilitation device has been developed and co-simulated with the human body using object-oriented multibody dynamics software, Adams.

Adams gave researchers the additional insight they needed on the push-pull actuation system. The simulation results show that the transmission efficiency of the PPC is dependent on nonlinear friction between the tendon and the sheath. While the friction was influenced by an attached load to the cable and the curvature of the PPC. The simulation results had an impact in defining the actuation system parameters and appropriate control implementation design. These insights helped them present a working concept, which will open doors for further exploration for research and development.

According to modeling experience in Adams, the team confirm that multibody simulation tools are very effective in cases when the main design, technical, and functional characteristics of the real system are accurately reproduced in computational model. In order to obtain a useful functional model, users need a good understanding of the governing mechanics describing a physical system to make relevant choices between numerous simulation platforms.

Benefits:
  • Studied human-robot interaction forces during walking exercise
  • Simulation helped make sure the working prototype met the safety requirements for patients
  • Evaluated the push-pull cable actuation system followed by control strategies optimization

 
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Company:

Parker Hannifin

Products:

Marc

Industries:

Energy

MSC's Marc Helps Ensure Safe Operation of Subsea Oil Drilling

Overview:

In designing heavy machinery, such as those on cranes or oil rigs, small plastic components or rubber seals can be vital to the integrity of those large structures. Stephen Armstrong an FEA Analyst/New Product Development Engineer and his team at Parker Hannifin Corporation work on designing just these types of parts.

Parker Hannifin is a trusted leader in motion and control technologies. Stephen’s team’s main area of focus is on seals that are comprised of hyperelastic materials such as rubber, polyurethane, and other compounds. These seals are used in a variety of applications in heavy machinery, medical devices, military and aerospace industries.

Engineers working with these materials focus on nonlinear analysis in most of their projects, because these materials mainly exhibit non-linear behavior. MSC’s Marc was their tool of choice for simulating such behaviors.

Benefits:

Enhance the seal design and reduced physical testing


 
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Company:

Renault

Products:

Actran Acoustics

Industries:

Automotive

MSC Software Helps Renault Reduce Pass-by Noise

Overview:

In recent years, there has been a global initiative to reduce traffic noise and improve comfort in automotive vehicles. Engineers have to meet stringent government regulations while still improving the passengers’ experience. One requirement involves a measurement procedure commonly referred to as Pass-by Noise. The maximum allowed sound level for Pass-by Noise has recently been reduced, now representing a new constraint on the design of commercial vehicles. Countermeasures to reduce noise emissions consist in moderating the different acoustic sources by either acting on the noise generating mechanisms or managing the noise propagation. Adding sound absorbing materials or modifying parts of the vehicle geometry are solutions that engineers are investigating to solve this problem. With its wide range of vehicles, the Renault team has to anticipate the evolution of Pass-by noise regulations and design vehicles according to future constraints. Renault decided to extend its acoustic simulation capabilities and model the exterior acoustic propagation using Actran, a product of FFT, an MSC Software Company. With Actran, Renault was able to improve their designs and reduce development costs by considering the vehicle acoustics early in the design phase.

Results Validation:

When studying Pass-by noise, it is essential to make sure that the numerical simulation is accurate. The absolute sound level recorded during the test determines if the vehicle will pass or if it will be rejected. “We had some measurements from physical testing available when we started the validation,” Philippe explains.

“When we started the project we were quite far, we needed to analyze the results and understand the problems in the way we were modelling. Now we are quite happy with the results. We went quite fast in improving the accuracy.” Following this successful validation phase, the methodology is now used daily by Renault engineers to optimize the technical definition of the vehicle to be sure that absorbing materials will be placed exactly where needed. “Compared to the initial target, we achieved much better performances. We started from scratch for this exterior acoustic problem, and what we were able to achieve in just a couple of years in this project is quite impressive to me” concludes Philippe.

Benefits:

Reducing development costs by integrating acoustic constraints at early stages through simulation.


 
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