SSA Blog

Join our "Complex Dynamics" Webinar

Posted by Tamas Balogh

This month’s webinar will look at the complex dynamics capabilities of Abaqus, with a focus on workflows and tools available to simulate rotordynamic behaviour.   

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Validation is your IP

Posted by Laurence Marks

The simulation world seems to be dividing itself up into two distinct types of users. There are people who look at a design and its challenges, think about relevant simulation technologies, what they could contribute, and do the work necessary to achieve those benefits. And there are people who follow the instructions of others, without too much regard to what’s actually going on. No problem there. In many ways it’s the only way we can roll out the benefits of simulation across an engineering enterprise effectively. But the point of this blog is that the skill sets and approaches of one workflow don’t work well in the other. And that mismatch is at its most obvious when we look at validation and people’s views on it.

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Join our "Substructures and Submodelling" Webinar

Posted by Stephanie

October’s webinar will look at analysing large models using techniques such as substructures and submodelling. It will be held on Friday 27th October.

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Online Training: Introduction to Python & Abaqus Scripting

Posted by Stephanie

Learning a new language can be fun and it is not as difficult as you may think. Language-learning is a gateway to new experience. It is true for any language and especially for a programming language. With our new online training course, we will guide you through your new challenge: learning Python and the Abaqus Scripting Interface.

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Join our "Buckling" webinar

Posted by Nikos Mavrodontis

September’s webinar will present the analysis types available in Abaqus, for evaluating the structural response under buckling, post buckling and collapse.

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Automatic Stabilisation – What is it good for?

Posted by Sam Swift

I’ve found myself in discussions, at a frequency I perceive to be surprisingly often, about the intricacies of automatic stabilisation in Abaqus and whether or not it’s appropriate in certain applications. Often these discussions boil down to a ‘he said’/’she said’ discussion of misinformation and conflicting ideas, even amongst experienced users. Given my surprise at how often this is a topic of conversation, I felt it only appropriate to write a blog post about this to reach a wider audience in a hope that it will enlighten those who were unaware of the potential consequences that automatic stabilisation may unleash.

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CFMS ‘Big Breakfast Event’, 19th September 8:00 – 10:30 am

Posted by Graeme Short

Analysis consultant Graeme Short will be attending the ‘Big Breakfast Event’ at CFMS on Tuesday 19th September. If you are new to Strategic Simulation and Analysis and would like to know more about our capabilities and services, or are existing customer and would like to catch up, let me know in advance so we can make time to meet up and discuss how SSA might help you…. or just find me on the day for a chat over breakfast.

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A word about skateboarding....

Posted by Slawomir Polanski

In my life I had so many hobbies that it would be hard to count them. Skateboarding was definitely the one which I remember the most and it is still my favourite sport. It has fascinated me so much that I wrote my Bachelors Thesis about it. In this thesis, I did a computer simulation of a skater landing on a skateboard. That was especially interesting for me as I could have done an experiment on a skateboard without physically destroying it.

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Join our "Fatigue Analysis Webinar"

Posted by Sam Swift

This webinar will provide an overview of some of the capabilities within fe-safe, looking at the more general functionality within the software and showing how this fits in your current simulation process, focusing on the ease of use of the platform.

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Customer Day 2017 - Coventry Transport Museum

Posted by Laurence Marks

In the run up to our annual user day I always wonder if people are actually going to turn up. Or even sign up. But sign up and turn up they did, and in a greater number than ever before. And the really gratifying thing was that attendees ranged from the usual SSA suspects, who we’ve known and worked closely with over the years (you know who you are..), all the way to people who have yet to take the big leap into Abaqus userdom.

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