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2019-11-01
Flexible Beams in Adams using FE Parts

  Did you know about FE Parts in Adams? They are neither MNF based flex bodies nor Adams Flex bodies, but are instead a completely different flexible body type intended for beam or rod applications. FE Parts have been in Adams since the Adams 2014 release. MSC describes it as: “a wholly Adams-native modelling object […]

2019-05-04
How to apply for an engineering job without work experience

There is a few practical factors than can make or break your job application w.r.t you CV (resume), especially when you don't have experience I was in the position once to interview over 40 young engineers with no work experience. We had to fill 10 positions in a very short amount of time and it […]

2019-04-11
SAFRAN S.A. chooses Simufact Additive

With the release of Simufact Additive 4.0, an impressive list of 116 new features have been added to the already feature rich industry standard metal 3D printing simulation tool. Click on any of the 3 images below to access the PDF documents of the 4.0 What's New guide, as well as the latest news regarding […]

2019-03-29
Adams 2019 - What's New?

The latest release of Adams, Adams 2019, has landed. For you not in the know, Adams is a motion simulation package for analysing the complex behaviour of mechanical systems. With Adams you can test virtual prototypes and optimise designs for performance, safety and comfort, without having to build and test numerous physical prototypes. With this […]

2019-03-26
Vibrating Screen Simulation

This simulation illustrates the startup sequence of a vibrating screen used in material processing mining applications. The simulation is done in Adams showing the slow startup of electric motors with off-balance masses to excite the screen for material processing. During this startup procedure, some of the natural frequencies of the flexible deck are evident as […]

2018-11-16
Superposition and Its Use in FEA

Introduction Superposition is used in many different scenarios for structural calculations. In fact, the method is so useful that multiple names were even “invented” for it when used for a specific application: Static load combinations. Modal dynamics. Load-case combinations. Load reconstruction. Because so many different methods use it, a separate article on the topic is […]

2018-11-16
An Introduction to Modal Methods for Dynamic Analysis

Overview Modal methods in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) are extensively used in dynamics because it can dramatically reduce the runtime of certain types of models. The most common use is for modal-transient and modal frequency response analysis. Interestingly enough, it is a badly understood method with a common misconception being: “It solves in the frequency […]

2018-11-09
Frequency Response Analysis - What Is it?

Introduction Frequency response analysis in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is used to calculate the steady-state response due to a sinusoidal load applied to a structure at a single frequency. It is a specialized type of transient response analysis that is extremely efficient to solve a very specific type of model. In the rest of the […]

2018-04-11
MSC One Now Includes Manufacturing Simulation Tools

Its been a few months since Simufact was acquired by MSC Software with their suite of products: Simufact Forming, Simufact Welding and Simufact Additive Manufacturing. Now these products are integrated into MSC One, the new All Inclusive token system from MSC Software! What this means to existing MSC One customers, is that they now got […]

2018-04-04
5 Things I Learned from the ESTEQ FEA 101 Course

This blog article was written by: Prashant Jeewa.         FEA - A Brief Overview I recently attended the ESTEQ's FEA101 course - the practical Finite Element Analysis (FEA) course which focuses on linear static, buckling and modal analysis. If you are unfamiliar with the world of FEA, a simple explanation would be […]

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