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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

18 (Now 20) Real Reasons Why MSC Apex Is My No. 1 CAD Clean-Up Tool of Choice

Winning Awards Its no secret that I love working with MSC Apex, but I am not alone. Winning 14(!) prestigious product awards (since only 2014), means MSC Apex is officially the latest and greatest CAE technology available on the market today. Apart from winning 14 product awards, MSC Software also managed to submit no less than 25 […]

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Using CivilFEM to Complete the FEA Assignment

The video below is for completing this assignment: using CivilFEM. If you do not have CivilFEM installed already, you can get access to it here and follow the instructions (remember to indicate that you are a student when registering). Be sure to download the "CivilFEM with Marc" Student version. It includes everything you need to run the […]

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