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Targeting a Specific y+ Value for your Turbulent Flow CFD Simulation (Part 2)

This blog post is a follow up to a previous blog post (Part 1).  In the first blog post the following topics were discussed: What is a y+ value? Laminar vs turbulent flow. How to determine if your flow is laminar or turbulent? Introduction to wall functions. In this blog we will go into more […]

What’s New in Cradle V2020

The new suite of Cradle’s CFD products have been released on 15 November 2019 and it comes equipped with a range of new feature. The Cradle suite of products include the following: scFlow scStream scPost If you are familiar with the Cradle suite of products you might ask what has happened to scTeta? It is […]

Electric Motor in Adams View

In this blog I will show you how simple it is to insert an electrical motor into an Adams View model. Let's use an example of a cordless drill. You can access the Motor interface from the Machinery tab in Adams View as shown below: This will open up the Create Motor window: You start […]

Couplers as gears in Adams View

The saying goes: “There are many ways to skin a cat”. However, this sounds a bit cruel, so lets change the saying to: “There are many ways to represent gears in Adams View”. This article will show you just a couple of ways to model gears in Adams View, from using to couplings for a […]

Targeting a Specific y+ Value for your Turbulent Flow CFD Simulation (Part 1)

The topic of targeting a specific y+ value for a turbulent flow simulation is a very important topic. There is however a bit of groundwork that needs to be done before being able to build a mesh to target a specific y+ value. In this first part we will focus mainly on the following topics: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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