SSA Blog

Develop3D Live; another opportunity to talk about Simulation, FEA, Design, and why plastics make life difficult...

Posted by Laurence Marks

Develop3D Live, for the third time now, found me pushing my usual Design by Simulation message.  Less familiar was to find other people joining in. 

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So just how important is mesh density in CEL studies in Abaqus??

Posted by Laurence Marks

So we’ve got an intern again.  And yet again we’ve got him (Guillaume for the record) working on CEL problems.  And again it involves bouncing balls off the surface of some water.

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Join our Constraints Webinar on the 27th March

Posted by Stephanie

March's webinar will be on Friday 27th March at 10:30 GMT and will be entitled "Constraints".

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Advances in Simulation Technology – Automation of Engineering Processes

Posted by Richard Cave-Penney

Generations of engineers have spent their lives trying to get things designed faster, cheaper. Not only that but the world expects every reducing development timescales, and ever increasing numbers of projects. I remember when I was working for a certain superconducting magnet company in Oxfordshire I had the wonderful title of Value Engineer. As a Value Engineer the whole purpose of my existence was to reduce costs by redesigning products or processes, whilst retaining the quality of the end product. Although I had access to a then up to date FEA tool, (IDEAS and some NAG routines for those with an interest in history) I had to manually look at the sensitivity of my design to the variation in the position of the coils within the magnet. This was a tedious process as each possible design took weeks to generate, and as you’d expect most didn’t give any form improvement.  

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