SimAcademy Webinar Archive: MSC Explore – A Post Processing Tool for Multiple Subcases
MSC Explore is a tool developed to enable rapid identification and visualization of critical design results from MSC Nastran analyses inside MSC Patran. MSC Explore enables the user to look at MSC Nastran results across multiple load cases and multiple results files; instead of the traditional one load-case at a time approach. MSC Explore uses an efficient GUI interface for selecting and viewing results across all results. The single tool supports Static, Transient and Frequency Response Analyses Results.
SimAcademy Webinar Archive: Adams - Contacts Overview, Best Practices, and Tips
The Adams CONTACT formulation makes it easy to create impact forces when geometries come into contact. Adams allows for two different contact formulations (IMPACT and restitution) and supports both analytical and CAD geometries. Contacts produce discontinuous forces and the Solver behavior is greatly influenced by the contact parameters (stiffness, damping, exponent, etc.) as well as modeling choices and integrator selection. This session of SimAcademy will provide a detailed examination of the CONTACT statement for general background. Best practices related to geometry selection, contact parameters, modeling techniques and integrator selection will be considered with an emphasis on building models that solve efficiently and robustly.
SimAcademy Webinar Archive: Introduction to Fatigue Analysis Using MSC Fatigue Software
Fatigue failures in structures occur when structures undergo cyclic loading even when the nominal maximum stress values are much less than the yield stress limit of the material used. If the loads are above a certain threshold, microscopic cracks will begin to form at the surface of the members of the structures. Cracks will grow and eventually reach a critical size and structures would collapse suddenly. There have been many catastrophic structural collapses, all over the world, attributed to fatigue failures. MSC Fatigue software is being used by many companies (Aero, Automotive and other industries) all over the world for the fatigue analyses of their products.
SimAcademy Webinar Archive: Patran - Introduction to PCL Programming
Engineering can be an iterative process. PCL is a powerful tool that can be used to enhance Patran functionality by integrating with external processes and creating custom interface objects. PCL can also be used to automate repetitive Patran tasks, thus saving time on engineering revisions.