SimAcademy Webinar Archive: Multimass Configuration and Usage in MSC Nastran
Typical aerospace vehicle analysis requires consideration of multiple mass cases involving different structural mass, payloads, fuel conditions and environmental conditions. MSC Nastran 2018 has a new MMC capability, also known as MASSSET, that allows for specifying mass increments to construct additional mass configurations and conduct the analysis in a single run. This eliminates the need for workarounds such as subcase dependent MPCs and overlapping grids, etc.
SimAcademy Webinar Archive: Composite Modeling and Analysis Workflow in 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 Composites Modeling and Analysis using MSC Apex Harris Hawk Version. It will help you become more familiar with various aspects of MSC Apex including Panels tool for defining a Laminate, Core Sample Tool for Laminate Verification as well various Failure Theories for Composite Failure calculations (either as Failure Index or Strength Ratio)
SimAcademy Webinar Archive: External Superelement Usage in SOL400
Prior to MSC Nastran V2018 external superelements could only be created in linear solutions 101 thru 112 and then assembled into linear solutions 101 thru 112. This was a two step process. With MSC Nastran V2018 the external superelement capability was extended to allow for superelement creation as well as assembly in solution 400. The two step process is further enhanced, to an optional three step process, by allowing for a restart of the reduction run in order to obtain data recovery of the external superelement after the assembly run has completed.
SimAcademy Webinar Archive: FEM Utilities in PATRAN
Patran Utilities are a collection of user-written tools meant to simplify and extend Patran operations, and many of them should be an important part of the FEM analyst’s toolkit. While there are well over one hundred of them now, this presentation will look specifically at the utilities to create and modify nodes, elements, and MPCs/RBEs.