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Friendly stresses, modelling production processes and Discrete Element Modelling

Posted by Laurence Marks

If there's one easy mistake to make when calculating the structural response of a component its to assume that at zero load there's zero stress (in fact its one of many easy mistakes, as we all know, but let's move on). Stresses locked in by the process, or processes, used in manufacturing are a fact of life, and like many facts of life we often choose to ignore them. Sometimes the stresses exist only to ruin your day, but sometimes they are there to help, and present by design, rather than being troublesome excess baggage from the day the part was made.

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Back in Harness Part 2.. CEL and Drop Test

Posted by Laurence Marks


Anyone who uses wordpress will know that the "preview" and "post" buttons are next to each other and its easy to push the wrong one. This has happened before, I won't say which post it was, and happened yesterday. So if yesterday's posting seemed to have an abrupt ending thats why.

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Back in Harness... the UK Rum and what we did last summer..

Posted by Laurence Marks


Its been a little while since the last proper blog posting. Since the end of summer (defined for me by the Italian GP, which I wasn't at yet again) things have got really busy at SSA. So sidelines like blog posts are what suffers.

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