SimAcademy Webinar Archive: Rapid Flex Body Generation in Adams/View Using Adams/ViewFlex
Adams/ViewFlex allows users to quickly and easily create flexible bodies without leaving the Adams/View environment. This new feature, introduced in the Adams 2012 release, streamlines the creation of Modal Neutral File (MNF) representations of linear elastic bodies in Adams. With some basic FEA knowledge one can easily define attachment points, specify mesh and material properties and much more, all within the Adams/View environment. This seminar will focus on the various ways that Adams/ViewFlex lets you create high fidelity component representations quickly and easily.
SimAcademy Webinar Archive: Adams - Getting Started with Adams/Solver Subroutines
The Adams/Solver Function Expression language provides a comprehensive environment for the mathematical modeling of complicated forcing functions, motions and the like. Whenever possible the Adams user should strive to use the built-in functions of Adams/Solver to model system inputs, but there are times when unique inputs must be implemented in user-defined code. This is the role of the Adams/Solver subroutine interface, which allows for user-written subroutines to be coded in Fortran or C. This session of SimAcademy will run through the basics of subroutine creation and usage in Adams/Solver. Examples will include subroutine type selection, compilation, parameter input usage, utility subroutines, best practices and more.
SimAcademy Webinar Archive: Segment to Segment Contact in Marc
In order to improve contact accuracy, Segment-To-Segment contact algorithm was introduced in Marc2010 and its capabilities enhanced in the subsequent Marc releases. The contact model set up is much easier with this method as there is no consideration required to select the touched and touching bodies. The method also gives rise to better contact stress distribution and better overall results. This webinar discuss about the benefits, set up, description, and limitations of Segment to Segment contact in Marc.
SimAcademy Webinar Archive: Beyond Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
Dynamic analysis is an integral part of CAE. It is very crucial to know the dynamic behavior of a system. For many years, MSC Nastran has been a de-facto standard in the industry to perform dynamic analysis. The first step towards dynamic analysis is to find out system’s natural frequencies. Though Normal modes analysis in MSC Nastran is a basic solution, it reveals a lot of useful information. It is challenging to mathematically model and predict correct dynamic response of a system. Engineers need to validate the accuracy of results for complex systems. With ever increasing model sizes it is important to perform the simulation in an efficient manner. This presentation provides an overview of tools available in MSC Nastran to deal with these aspects of dynamic simulation.
SimAcademy Webinar Archive: Sinda Visio Office Toolkit and Thermal Studio
The Sinda family of thermal design products has been relied on by aerospace and high technology companies worldwide for 50 years. MSC Sinda Visio Office Toolkit and Thermal Studio are two modules of Sinda which are included in MSC Sinda basic package. Sinda Visio Office Toolkit allows you to set up a network model of a ‘Thermal System’ by creating diffusion nodes that represent ‘lumped masses’ of various sections of a large model, connecting them to each other with conductive, convective or radiative resistors, heat sources in a flow chart like manner. When you run the network model, it generates a Sinda file automatically. Thus a 20 or 30 node models can be run with many what if scenarios to get a ‘feel of the thermal system behavior’ during initial design phase.
SimAcademy Webinar Archive: Topology Optimization using MSC Nastran and Patran
Topology optimization has been available in MSC Nastran SOL200 for many versions. In contrast to sizing and shape optimization, topology optimization seeks to find an optimal distribution of material given certain parameters, such as packaging space, loads, and boundary conditions. The presentation will highlight the capabilities available in MSC Nastran along with a sample demonstration of the capability using Patran. Topics for this session include: Introduction to Optimization Basic Concept and Capability of Topology Optimization in Nastran Problem setup and results demonstration in Patran
SimAcademy Webinar Archive: Design Optimization
Design optimization refers to the search for a structural design that, in some sense, “optimal”, or “the best,” while varying structural parameters. While performing this search, the design is guided to satisfy operating limits that are imposed on the response of the structure and by further limits on the values the structural parameters can take. This, in a nutshell, represents the design optimization task in MSC Nastran, and leads directly to concepts such as “objective function”, “design variables,” “design constraints,” which are covered in this particular webinar.