Modeling and Simulation of a Subsea Hydraulic Actuator Used in Subsea Oil and Gas Extraction

Beacon Power's Flywheel Energy Storage System reduces Material Costs By 50%

Physical testing of prototypes is mainly used as a last check before a new design is approved, providing correlation between simulation and the actual results.

MSC Software Professional Services Team Enables Development of Patented, Energy Absorbing Bus Bumper System

The bumper must protect the bus from any damage as a result of 6.5-mph direct impact into a rigid barrier and a corner impact from a common carriage. In addition, the bumper must return to pre-impact shape within 10 minutes of the impact. The primary system for meeting the impact requirements is through energy absorbing bumpers mounted on the front and rear. To meet this requirement, the Reflex bumper was designed to progressively collapse, cushioning the vehicle from a collision. Following impact, the bumpers return to their original shape without permanent damage or degradation in strength.

How An Increased Focus On Design Is Streamlining The Wind Turbine Industry

Accelerating the Design of an Aortic Valve

University of Stellenbosch - Accelerating the Design of an Aortic Valve using MSC Simulation Software

Simulation of Artificial Cartilage

Rush University Medical Center uses MSC software to simulate artificial cartilage

Vascular Medical Devices

Assessing the Biomechanical Impact of Medical Devices Using MSC Software at Texas A&M University

Fiber Reinforced Elastomeric Isolators

McMaster University - Finite Element Modeling of Stable Unbonded-Fiber Reinforced Elastomeric Isolators (SUFREIs) using Marc

Purdue using SimXpert in Undergraduate Coursework

The teams featured a broad range of products including a car engine, a bicycle, a wind turbine, and a Leonardo da Vinci-inspired ornithopter.

Aeroelastic and Trim Analysis

Patran and MSC Nastran application for aeroelastic analysis and tailoring - Sapienza University of Rome

Subsonic and Supersonic Fixed Wing Projects - Virginia Tech and NASA

The framework supports multiple load-cases analysis as well as different thicknesses for pockets of plate formed by intersection of the stiffeners or uniform panel thickness. The mass of the panel is minimized subjected to constraints on buckling, von Mises stress, and crippling or local failure of the stiffener using global optimization techniques like Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) or gradient based optimization techniques.Virginia Tech and NASA Subsonic & Supersonic Fixed Wing Projects

Watch Introduction to Fatigue Analysis Theory

Using a common Test and Simulation environment to optimize the Durability Process

Manufacturers are under continuous and increasing pressure to reduce the “Time to Market” of new products while assuring a high reliability level of these products. Durability design and analysis is an essential element in achieving these objectives and involves a multi-disciplinary approach. In order to obtain rapid and realistic life predictions, Simulation and Testing should be used in synergy, each field bringing to the other the necessary information, making the durability process an integrated one.

General Principles of Fatigue Theory

Purely static loading is rarely observed in modern engineering components or structures. By far, the majority of structures involve parts subjected to fluctuating or cyclic loads. For this reason, design analysts must address themselves to the implications of repeated loads, fluctuating loads, and rapidly applied loads. Such loading induces fluctuating or cyclic stresses that often result in failure of the structure by fatigue. Indeed, it is often said that from 80% to 95% of all structural failures occur through a fatigue mechanism.

Introduction to using MSC Fatigue