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Join our "Meshless Methods Overview" Webinar

Posted by Graeme Short

As well as the traditional Lagrangian elements that FE users will be familiar with, Abaqus is supplied with an additional suite of elements that can be broadly grouped under the title of ‘meshless methods’.  These alternative discretisation techniques allow the capabilities of Abaqus to be extended to include problems where gross distortion or material flow can be represented in a way that traditional elements may not allow.  Example applications where these techniques might be appropriate include fluid flow, fluid-structure interaction, super-plastic forming and granular material handling simulations.  This capability is available without the need for extended tokens and therefore may be of interest to anyone already familiar with Abaqus.

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CFMS 'Big Breakfast Event' 5th March 08:00 - 10:30am

Posted by Graeme Short

Analysis consultant Graeme Short will be attending the ‘Big Breakfast Event’ at CFMS on Tuesday 5th March at Bristol and Bath Science Park.  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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Join our "Rigid Body and Element" Webinar

Posted by Graeme Short

In this month’s webinar we will investigate the capabilities in Abaqus for representing rigid bodies and surfaces.  This will take place on Friday 30th November at 10:30 am.

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The right tool(s) for the right job: Fusing testing and simulation

Posted by Graeme Short

Those who follow this blog regularly, or know anything about SSA, will know that the company is entirely focused on delivering simulation technologies as a tool to anyone who wants a better insight into how structures behave under the action of some loading. Whatever form this  ‘delivery’ takes, the aim is to simulate reality at an appropriate level of accuracy and extract data from this model so that good decisions can be made efficiently: those decisions might be as detailed as ‘is this radius too small’ or ‘how many bolts do we need’, up to questions as open and prosaic as ‘is this structure safe?’.

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Join our "Connectors with Abaqus" webinar

Posted by Graeme Short

This months webinar will take place on Friday 25th May at 10:30 BST & will look at the capabilities of connector elements within Abaqus and how they can be used to simulate mechanisms with complex mechanical behaviours.

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 CFMS ‘Big Breakfast Event’, 27th February 08:00 - 10:30 GMT

Posted by Graeme Short

Analysis consultant Graeme Short will be attending the ‘Big Breakfast Event’ at CFMS on Tuesday 27th February. 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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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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Join our Standard/Explicit Webinar

Posted by Graeme Short

April’s webinar will present some thoughts on when the two solvers available in Abaqus, /Standard and /Explicit, may be most appropriate for efficient simulation.  The webinar will be held on Friday 28th April 10:30 BST

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Join us at the CFMS Big Breakfast!

Posted by Graeme Short

Analysis consultant Dr Graeme Short will be attending the CFMS Big Breakfast on Tuesday 28th February. If you are new to Strategic Simulation and Analysis and would like to know more about our capabilities and services, or are an existing customer and would like to catch up, let me know in advance so we can make time to meet up and discuss how we might help you…. or just find me on the day for a chat over breakfast.

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Merry Christmas - Virtual Bell Simulation!

Posted by Graeme Short

Merry Christmas everyone. If you are reading this, I assume you haven’t just stumbled across it, and have been lead here either from an SSA email or some form of content feed. If that’s the case, I’m sure you’ve also seen the SSA Christmas newsletter which includes the traditional SSA festive message set against the backdrop of some virtual bells chiming.

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