EnginSoft, in collaboration with MARIO FRIGERIO, developed a multibody model of a stranding machine
Stranding and closing planetary machines are huge pieces of equipment designed to twist multiple heavy spools of strand at noticeable speed, to manufacture large section steel ropes.
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CAE is key to ensuring the efficiency and technical integrity of equipment and plants in the lime industry
In the lime industry, the process engineers of Cimprogretti advise on process safety, analyse and interpret laboratory and plant data and provide specialised support to ensure the technical integrity of equipment and plants.
Fire risk verification of tunnel sections of a railway tunnel located in Florence
In this study the concrete tunnel section is discretized using longitudinal and shear truss fibers, together with stiff coupling elements where a transient heat fire analysis takes place.
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New process to analyze vibrational fatigue of solder joints on printed circuit boards used in electric vehicles
High degree of automation allows assessment of massive number of solder joints and electronic components
This technical article presents a simulation process to analyze fatigue in electronic parts, particularly in solder joints, on printed circuit boards (PCBs).
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Using advanced mesh morphing to seamlessly perform bio-inspired structural shape optimization
This paper demonstrates how the biological growth method, studied by Mattheck in the 1990s, can be easily implemented for structural shape optimization finite element method (FEM) analyses using advanced radial basis functions (RBF) mesh morphing.
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RecurDyn offers a dedicated toolkit to pre-process, solve and post-process problems involving flexible media
The final portion of the paper path of a laser printer has been studied using the Media Transport Toolkit to evaluate the influence of the corrugating roller which is used to corrugate the sheet to keep it straight before falling into the tray.
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The optimal mast weight under specific structural strength requirements
The aim of this study was to reduce the weight of the world’s tallest aluminum mast for a new series of single mast sailing yachts manufactured by Perini Navi under the brand name Salute.
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3D Computational Fluid Dynamics analysis reveals ideal placement for the inlets to create the energetic vortex
This technical article presents a study to design a device that operates entirely on the principle of trapped vortices that intrinsically improve the mixing of hot combustion gases with fresh mixture, a characteristic that is essential both to diluted combustion and to Moderate or Intense Low-oxygen Dilution (MILD) combustion.
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Analysis of the behavioral characteristics of detergent powder using Rocky-Ansys Fluent two-way coupling
This analysis attempts to understand the behavior of sticky detergent powders according to flow velocity using Rocky-Ansys Fluent two-way coupling.
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Facilitates bi-di transfer between analysis-testmanufacture and design
This technical article describes a new, automated approach to accurately and robustly morph CAD geometry based on results of analysis in order to facilitate the missing bi-directional transfer of these geometries between analysis/test/manufacture and design. Two industrial examples using this approach are also provided, in the morphing of a turbine blade deformation model and aero-elastic deformation of aerodynamic shapes for the NASA Common Research Model.
The bridge designed by the world famed architect Santiago Calatrava
The bridge represents an example of a cable stayed mixed steel-concrete structure, where the stay cables are asymmetrically connected to the center of the deck and to the top of the central transverse steel arch.
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Comparison between traditional Eulerian and novel Lagrangian approaches
This technical article, a collaboration between EnginSoft and ZECO, compares two different methodologies for the study and optimization of impulse turbines, specifically Pelton turbines, in order to evaluate which is the quicker and more reliable method.
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EnginSoft models technical product modifications to enable Special Springs to satisfy a customer request at the minimum cost
Special Springs commissioned EnginSoft’s engineers to calculate the production cost repercussions of a technical product modification requested by an important customer.
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RecurDyn facilitates virtualization of dynamic systems governed by both contacts and large flexibility
RecurDyn software allows belt-type systems, including CVTs, to be both modelled and simulated accurately. The dedicated “Belt Toolkit”, which is an automated modeling assistant, includes all of the components found in a belt-type transmission.
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The integrated procedure allowed to obtain a better understanding of the influence of some numerical parameters on the simulation results
The residual strength, in particular the compression strength after damage due to low velocity impact, is one of the most critical issue for composite laminates.
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New America’s Cup regulations: a design challenge
Sailing and engineering teams have been dealing with a new set of challenges ranging from boat handling, tactics and, it goes without saying, the design of these new vessels and their subsystems.
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Marelli Motori engineers use Ansys multiphysics solutions to custom-design motors and generators to solve challenges in hydropower, cogeneration, oil and gas, civil and commercial marine transport, military applications, and ATEX applications involving motors and generators in explosive atmospheres, among other applications.
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Minimizes trial and error activities and costs and improves right-first-time results
This technical article describes how CFD analysis minimizes trial and error activities and costs and improves RFT – “right first time” – results.
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Spiral bevel gear pairs (SBGs) play an important role in transferring power between non-parallel shafts in transmission systems. This paper presents the dynamic results of the case study investigated and illustrates nonlinear phenomena.
An integrated CAD-CAE procedure
Engineers will normally need to evaluate a number of different designs, only one of which will result in the final construction configuration. This is why numerical simulation plays an indispensible role in roller coaster design.
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Current market demands require new approaches to assure business imperatives are achieved
The following article explains how this new approach to the design of automated machines can enable industrial automation OEMs and system integrators to achieve these business imperatives with the assistance of industrialPhysics simulation software.
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Considering the value of numerical analysis for new product design
The objective of the study was to create a virtual model of Climaveneta’s new ACU171 Expanded Close Control Unit and then match the numerical results with the experimental measures.
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ESTECO technology plays a key role in foil and sail design
The America’s Cup isn’t just the first sailing competition in history, it’s also the first when it comes to innovation. Learn how American Magic engineers partnered with ESTECO to prepare for their next challenge
This technical article describes a numerical (transient computational fluid dynamics) simulation applied to study the suction efficiency of a canopy hood in a steel plant’s electric arc furnace with a view to increasing it.
Template-based design automates future routine work, and automated documentation facilitates report generation
A lot of steel structures such as cranes, heavy machinery and other equipment subjected to repetitive loading is highly likely to develop cracks or failures because of the fatigue damage.
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Combining modeFRONTIER with Rocky DEM to design a better deflector saves up to 130 hours of computation time
The Arvedi Group approached the University of Trieste to find a solution to the uneven distribution of material inside the hopper of their blast furnace in Trieste, Italy.
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An efficient, fully integrated and optimized logic that consisted in the coupling of different software analysis tools
The main structure of the yacht is made of composite laminates with the presence of many composite reinforcements and bonded joints. We conducted a detailed structural analysis of the entire structure and verified the structural requirements.
This work presents the CFD model of an axial piston pump and compares it to a validated 0D model. The main objective of this study was to analyze the flow field inside the pump, focusing on the aspects that involved the main inner volumes, such as the filling and emptying dynamics in the piston chambers and the flow field inside the ducts.
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Structural analysis method also considers response characteristics over time
This technical paper presents an analysis process to accurately examine the environmental loads and structural stability of a Floating photovoltaic (PV) power plant. The method includes a hydrodynamic analysis of the Floating PV in its water-based environment as well as a structural analysis of its structural stability based on the characteristics of motion it undergoes.
A four-stroke engine was analyzed in depth by means of a detailed Multibody Dynamics (MBD) simulation
This type of highly-defined model provides valuable outputs: the contact analysis provides detailed information about the pressure and friction between the parts, which is useful for estimating wear
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Interview with Diego Barone, R&D Project Leader at Vin Service
Vin Service, founded in 1976, is a world leader in dispenser technology and the first Italian manufacturer of draft-wine dispensers. Its core business is in the dispensing equipment industry and in cooling systems for beverages.
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This article presents the simulation of rainfall on the outdoor unit of an air conditioner as a concrete example of this approach.
Cimolai Technology designs and produces special machines and plants for lifting, handling, transport and launching operations
Cimolai Technology explains the business benefits it has achieved since the installation in terms of time savings in planning, and design, and improvements in product quality and in delivery forecast ability.
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The design of a cam for high-speed production machines with various operating criteria imposes various conflicting objectives
This technical case study explains the application of a two-step methodology using the MATLAB and Adam algorithms in the modeFRONTIER software platform.
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A system to simplify the towing and laying down of marine pipelines in shallow water fields
A developer of innovative equipment designed a system to simplify the towing and laying down of marine pipelines in shallow water fields.
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This paper presents the RENAULT F1 Team’s AM process for an aerodynamic insert in titanium Ti6Al4V. Production was optimized by identifying the best orientation for the parts and the best positioning for the support structures in the melting chamber, in addition to using the ANSYS Additive Print module, a simulation software useful for predicting the distortion of a part and for developing a new, 3D, compensated model that guarantees the best “as-built” quality.
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Using RSM to save design time and speed time-to-market
Optimization tools, and specifically response surface methods (RSM), can be adapted very well in the design process to provide information around the design of a compressor stage. This article will cover two of the possible optimization uses: the search of optimum performance and data generation.
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Moving particle simulation allows time and money savings in engine development
This technical article presents the study of a radial piston hydraulic motor with an outside cam arrangement for Bosch Rexroth Mellansel AB.
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CFD proves to offer a reliable working methodology for designers
This article proposes the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to address these complexities.
Particleworks, an innovative particle method simulation tool, playing an important role in previously-unattainable simulation problems
In this technical article, EnginSoft and Prometech explain how they executed a highly complex computational simulation on the fluid-structure interaction of the oil flow inside a reciprocating engine, on behalf of Honda R&D.
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Supporting the design of a critical system with realistic numerical simulations of heat radiation and conjugate heat transfer
The ITER reactor’s electron cyclotron heating and current drive (EC H&CD) system launcher requires an effective cooling system due to the strong thermal loads it supports. In supporting the design of this cooling system, NINE performed several numerical studies using the Ansys simulation tools
Using the DCR time-history procedure to determine the behaviour of the dam’s 10.2M m3 of roller compacted concrete
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is situated along the Blue Nile River. Located 500 km north west of the Ethiopian capital Addis Abeba, in the Benishangul-Gumaz region, the GERD will be the largest plant in Africa
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Meeting the engineering challenge of increasing efficiency while reducing costs
In this technical case study, EnginSoft assists Casappa to further refine an already-optimized standard series pump for an electrical motor and generator
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The choice to employ the ANSYS technology
Today the numerical simulation offers an important added value for dimensioning and testing of the motorbike’s chassis.
Optimized design achieves energy efficiency and cost containment objectives
This article presents a study that the Elica Group commissioned from EnginSoft to support it engineering team in redesigning the ventilation system of its “Tilly” kitchen hood model
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ESTECO optimization technology as a way to skip the prototyping phase for a hybrid-electric aircraft propeller
Pipistrel, an aviation and aerospace company based in Slovenia, chose ESTECO technologies to design the propeller for a highly efficient, hybrid-electric aircraft.
LIXIL is trying to introduce Particleworks, a meshless multiparticle simulation (MPS) computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tool in the research and development of these products.
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Detecting and mitigating critical flow structures in water pumping stations is a complex engineering task, that has always been based on experimental activities.
GE Power is a world leading supplier of solutions for power generation, from engineering to manufacturing. Detecting and mitigating critical flow structures in water pumping stations is a complex engineering task, that has always been based on experimental activities. Now GE Power can rely also on CFD modelling and on the support of EnginSoft
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A CFD-based approach
The study described in this article was designed to obtain greater insight into the gas transfer mechanism at microscopic scale using computational fluid dynamics in order to accelerate design exploration to find the optimal solution.
For engine cooling, Johnson Electric offers smart Cooling Fan Modules (CFM) with best in class efficiency and power density
ptimization of the product starts with a strong correlation of the model with specifically designed tests under controlled conditions.
A light-hearted coronavirus lockdown project with a useful outcome
This light-hearted technical article discusses a project undertaken between WolfStar Technologies’ Tim Hunter and Endurica’s Will Mars during the Coronavirus lockdown – to create a digital twin of a Pogo Stick in order to calculate its fatigue damage in the hands of a novice user.
An ambitious remodeling and expansion plan for the stadium was initiated
The study analyzed these structures for strength, service and stability conditions before construction.
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RecurDyn offers two Toolkits that are completely dedicated to tracked vehicles
In this example, a tracked bulldozer was simulated to evaluate the dynamic behavior of the vehicle on different terrains and with different obstacles. The model can also be used to calculate the loads operating on the vehicle’s structure..
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EnginSoft’s contribution recognized in the F4E Technology Transfer Program
EnginSoft’s cost-effective solution was successfully created in collaboration with F4E’s expert teams after numerous years spent developing and testing tools, algorithms and customized interfaces in each phase of the Electromagnetic FEM analysis workflow.
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The forklift’s wheels were represented in detail to implement a sophisticated model of the tire features
A client wanted to evaluate the dynamic performance of a new-concept forklift, so a fully-functional multibody model of the forklift was built by assembling the client’s CAD geometries.
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TAE SUNG collaborates with DY Auto to develop dedicated software
This technical article describes a project that was undertaken by TAE SUNG Software and Engineering, in collaboration with DY AUTO in Korea, to establish a computerized process to conduct three-dimensional real-scale analysis of any of the three types of windshield wiper currently in use, and to establish a specific standard for evaluating wiper performance.
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Lovato Electrics chooses ANSYS MAXWELL to guarantee it brings superior products to market in less time
Lovato Electric is committed to delivering innovation through its products and so it commissioned EnginSoft to help it create a pilot project in order to compare and finally select an electromagnetic field simulation software solution.
Multibody system simulation using biomechanical human body models in RecurDyn
This technical article describes a human body model (HBM) wizard developed for RecurDyn and discusses what is already possible and what is in the development pipeline for the near future. Biomotion Solutions provides software to quickly build HBMs in industrial-grade simulation packages.
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Simulation provides substantial information about the melter’s operating conditions
Gamma Meccanica’s R&D department is constantly researching new solutions to improve the overall performance of equipment, production capacity and reliability while developing environmentally sustainable processes and applications to benefit its customers.
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First six months’ use demonstrates comprehensive usability for designers with open future development prospects
This technical article details the application of the methodology developed using ANSYS WorkBench
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Applying CAE to facilitate business CapEx decision making in the automotive manufacturing sector
In this case study, EnginSoft engineers explain how they used modeFRONTIER to assist Comau, a Fiat Chrysler subsidiary, to optimize their approach to the preliminary design of production systems for automotive manufacturing system RFQs.
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Faciliitates extraction of stresses and strains from entire structure and takes into account all friction forces, shape and misalignment dynamics and structural flexibility
A virtual prototype of a belt must necessarily include the high flexibility of the belt itself, as well as a detailed description of the contacts. This is another scenario where RecurDyn provides better functionality than its competitors.
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Interview with Fabrizio Magugliani, Sr. Engineer, Aero/Thermo Analytical Design, Ansaldo Nucleare SpA
Two main reasons have been the drivers for introducing and using CAE simulation technologies and mathematical modeling: safety and achieving optimal design.
Teknokon Machinery has developed its know-how in design and manufacturing of various types of storage tanks
By taking advantage of EnginSoft experience in Simulation Based Engineering, by means of the FEM analysis, the Durability, Structural Integrity and Buckling behavior of a new group of toxic liquid and fuel storage tanks have been investigated.
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Simulation studies help Whirlpool identify the most useful design modifications to support its product objectives
This article describes how EnginSoft applied a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis, on behalf of Whirlpool EMEA, to simulate three different geometrical design modifications to the vacuum cleaner head to improve on a baseline performance that was modelled first.
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Model of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Plant for the simulation of the Air-Cooled Heat Exchanger Systems’ (ACHE)
EnginSoft developed a 3D CFD model of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Plant for the simulation of the Air-Cooled Heat Exchanger Systems’ (ACHE) arrays and their interaction with the wind.
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This article describes the Multiphysics optimization procedure undertaken to ensure the best compromise between electromagnetic and structural compliance for the Toroidal Field coils of the Advanced Divertor Configurations of the toroidal chamber, that holds the plasma in which the fusion reaction takes place.
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Optimizing the cable routing for a hyper-redundant inspection robot for harsh, hazardous environments
A multi-objective optimization framework to reduce the actuation loads and increase the payload
This article discusses a multi-objective optimization study to determine the optimal matrix for the routing of the actuating cable system in order to minimize the cable load on the robot and maximize the robot’s payload.
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A multibody model was developed using RecurDyn to study the high-speed dynamic behavior of the injector during a typical work cycle
The model contains both rigid and flexible bodies: the pin was modelled using the proprietary Full Flex technology which includes a Finite Element body in the dynamic simulation.
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Using CAE to optimise the design of a prototype for a super sonic filming drone
This detailed technical case study describes how the students arrived at a supersonic aircraft drone prototype using MATLAB and modeFRONTIER in order to reduce the time and costs of numerical and wind-tunnel testing.
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CAE and numeric simulation guides engineers to an optimal design for structural safety at the lowest cost
This technical article describes how engineers tackled a design optimization challenge to ensure the structural integrity of a section of the beam of a typical steel bridge whose web of main beams was subject to instability.
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This paper presents the design and first experimental results of a very compact Ku-band bandpass filter for high power satellite applications. The filter was designed and simulated using the Ansys HFSS and Mechanical simulators. Proposed as part of an ESA ARTES Advanced Technology project, the filter is based on dielectric loaded combline resonators.
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A new heart valve replacement procedure modeled with multiphysics simulation could eliminate the need for open-heart surgery
24% operative mortality rate of open-heart surgery for older patients drives search for less-invasive aortic valve replacement technique
Since this cannot be accurately measured in an implanted stent, manufacturers decided to use Multiphysics to simulate the process to better understand the method and to calculate the forces operating on the implant in order to improve the stent design and the surgical procedure, as described in this article.
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Using high-fidelity FSI simulation and advanced mesh morphing to simulate and mitigate vortex-induced Vibrations
This study discusses the complex and challenging problem of controlling vortex-induced vibrations (VIV).
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A Finite Element Method approach applied to product development for ventilation hoods
Faber Spa, which has designed and manufactured ventilation hoods for the past 50 years, holds a key global position both in terms of production and technology. It has achieved this position through strategic investments in research and development.
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Simulating fire extinguishing equipment for historical buildings with Particleworks and Granuleworks
Studies of three methods: a water discharge gun, a drencher, and a firefighting drone
This article presents simulation examples for three types of firefighting equipment for cultural heritage buildings using Particleworks, a CFD software based on the Moving Particle Simulation (MPS) method: a water discharge gun, a drencher, and a firefighting drone.
MPS method in fluid computational dynamics offers possibilities for improving the design of vehicle safety
In this technical article, we demonstrate how to apply a one-way coupling technique using a combination of ParticleWorks and LS-DYNA to estimate tsunami damage to a vehicle.
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Using CAE simulation to verify the structural safety and performance of a two-wheeler’s driving mechanism
Coupled simulation methods enables more accurate evaluation
In this article, we describe how Piaggio used computer-assisted engineering simulation to evaluate the structural safety, performance and dynamic behavior of the driving mechanism of a two-wheeled vehicle under both normal and spurious operating conditions, specifically static and fast dynamic conditions.
Optimising racing engine inlet ducts using fluid dynamics
Racing engines are continuously evolved and fine-tuned to allow them to achieve extraordinary levels of performance, albeit with great complexity. However, MotoGP regulations restrict engine development by constraining some of the main design parameters.
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Analysis includes highly flexible bodies and extended contacts with their surfaces
This is a classic scenario that exploits the best features of RecurDyn software, such as the Full-Flex and the Geo-Contact technology.
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Simulations improve the accuracy of factory equipment set-up and help identify potential custom modifications in advance
More and more companies rely upon simulation tools to help develop high-quality products and reduce costs. PepsiCo, Inc. is using these simulation technologies to analyze and improve products and processes, such as material handling challenges.
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Wheels are products with key geometrical and structural specifications.
A new methodology is presented, following an integrated process-product analysis approach, showing some benefits related to increased accuracy and the potential application of new optimization methods.
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Piaggio Group uses CAE to ensure a new product design’s safety and durability
The connecting rod is one of the most important components in powertrain systems, so it requires very careful structural analyses because its failure implies serious damage to the entire engine.
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The Virtual Optimization PAsta production process (OPAV) research project, which resulted in a simulation model
This study was part of the Virtual Optimization PAsta production process (OPAV) research project,
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EnginSoft engineers help ABB optimize the Emax 2 design to allow ABB’s client IMESA to create a highly compact switchgear column for a state-of-the-art ferryboat
In this technical case study, we illustrate how EnginSoft engineers helped ABB to optimize the design of the Emax2 project.
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The case for computerized optimization over manual design interventions
In this article, we show that the main turbine characteristics, such as efficiency and exit flow angle, can be sufficiently improved using parametric optimization.
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The main challenge is to reproduce their structural behavior by developing suitable numerical models
While the engineers relied on modeFRONTIER's capabilities, the procedure has been to calibrate the constitutive parameters of LS-DYNA's advanced material models, and to use them for prediction, design optimization and robustness analysis.
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Using CFD analysis to save time and money in designing and testing industrial burners for the oil and gas industry
In this technical case study, EnginSoft was called in to assist in the application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to model the flame size of a regeneration gas-fired heater for a project in Oman.
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