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Re-imagining the art of the possible

Posted by Laurence Marks

When I started doing FEA for a living, (to give you an idea of how long ago that was Margaret Thatcher was PM and I drove a Black 2 litre Capri), what you could do was largely limited by the computer you had. My first PC for FEA was a 286 with 640kb of RAM. To be honest you couldn't do much with it.

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Abaqus Explicit Webinar

Posted by Laurence Marks

Apart from the usual "running a simulation company" stuff I've been putting together a webinar on the explicit solver this week. Its going to cover all the things that I've learned about it in the last few years, and I wish I had known sooner. Problem is that I keep being sidetracked into making pretty models to illustrate the points that I want to make. Sign up to the webinar on our webpage...

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Benelux RUM

Posted by Laurence Marks

In a first for me I've now done two RUM's in a year. The Benelux RUM is very different in character to the UK RUM - more like a traditional user group meeting. A great event in a very Belgian venue; a big thank-you to Theo and his team for putting it all together.

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Introduction to Non - linear Analysis Course in Holland

Posted by Laurence Marks

Yesterday we ran the first of our "Introduction to Non-linear Analysis using Abaqus" courses in Holland. 13 attendees worked through tutorials and sat through my introductory lecture. Thanks to all who attended and to HP for providing the hardware - I had a great time. We'll be repeating this before long.

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