A cable stayed, stainless steel footbridge connecting the port in the Welsh island of Anglesey to the town center of Holyhead
The footbridge is supported by two cable-stayed, stainless steel arches lying on inclined planes, supporting a steel deck with concrete infill.
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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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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.
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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ME Elecmetal — a global supplier of integrated wear solutions for mining, construction and industry — is among the first companies to benefit from Rocky DEM’s latest technology: the Tavares breakage model.
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.
CAE technologies also reduce design and testing times, and design costs
This case study describes how the company’s R&D team used ANYSYS and Spaceclaim to conduct Finite Element Method analyses to refine the design of a new model of a sprayer boom used by farmers to distribute phytosanitary products over fields for crop protection.
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From its earliest days through to future post-pandemic perspectives
At this particular moment in time, this article wishes to reflect on the evolution of CAE and simulation in an effort to present a big-picture view when most of us are daily dealing with all the devil in the details in every aspect of our lives. We approached some long-standing business friends in engineering simulation from various regions around the world to help us in this task
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CFD analysis improves performance, durability and service life of pumps for Vogelsang GmbH & Co. KG
Rotary lobe pumps are the most reliable pumps in agriculture but, like all other technical equipment, they have to be optimized and constantly redesigned to continue competing in the market.
CFD Characterization of the Ventricular Assist Device HeartAssist 5® Through a Sliding Mesh Approach
Analysis to determine possible optimizations to enhance device safety and efficacy for long-term patient use
This technical article describes how high-end numerical Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations were applied to mimic the realistic operating conditions of a Ventricular Assist Device (VADs) and analyze its hemodynamics in order to identify potential areas for optimization of the device’s performance, safety and efficacy.
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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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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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Particleworks enables fluid flow simulation combined with human-like behavior to improve product performance
In this case study, LION Corporation uses Particleworks to simulate fluid flow to improve the design of a new cap spout for its new HARETA brand of laundry detergent.
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Applicable from material design to product design
This technical article discusses some of the problems of using finite element method (FEM) simulation software for composite material analysis and introduces new solutions from CYBERNET with Ansys Software for solving these problems.
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Optimizing idling and ride comfort
In this technical article, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles explain how they created a multibody optimization project to identify the optimal values for the powertrain suspension stiffness for a three-cylinder engine in order to minimize the vibrations at idle condition and ensuring greater ride comfort to the passengers.
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A brilliant example of how computer aided engineering can assist engineers to contrive an optimal solution to the problem of lateral buckling
The cable-stayed arch on one of the three bridges designed by Santiago Calatrava in Reggio Emilia: a brilliant example of an optimal solution
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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.
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.
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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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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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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Laminated composite materials such as sandwich structures are widely used in the transportation industry
This project investigates how best to correctly predict the energy absorption of these non-isotropic and non-homogeneous materials, whose lamina thickness is typically of the order of 0.2 mm or less and consists of tiny fibers or particles dispersed in a matrix material.
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Early stage use in design aids fire protection assessment of buildings and evacuation routes faster and more cost effectively
This article explains how the simulation of a severe fire in a warehouse that had caused substantial damage was undertaken. It explores the use of the fire dynamics simulator (FDS) code, developed by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
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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Numerical simulation assists in all phases of product development from scoping and costing to final performance analysis
Simulation is nowadays strongly connected to new product development in most high-technology industries.
A new and revolutionary pad for bike shorts.
Sport equipment design is characterized by the fact that a fundamental part of a product success depends on the athlete’s feedback.
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A collaboration between EnginSoft and the Italian Institute of Nuclear Physics (I.N.F.N.)
The ultimate goal of the study was to optimize the Drift Chamber’s performance in terms of stiffness, strength and weight o be mounted on the Mu2e particle detector at FermiLAB in Chicago
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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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Immergas: Using CAE to improve energy efficiency, reduce emissions and costs, and shorten time-to-market
Interview with engineer Luca Cavalli, from the advanced engineering team at Immergas
In this interview, engineer Luca Cavalli, of Immergas’ advanced engineering team, discusses the technical and business benefits the company has realised since first introducing Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) technologies into its R&D department in 1997.
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Will the customer be satisfied with the performance and the quality of the product?
Today, numerical simulation and experimental testing are used to qualify products in different stages of the development process.
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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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A FIA E-1 class racecar was being developed by Brigham Young University to set a world speed record for Electric Vehicles
The car is designed to race on the ultra-flat Salt Flats in Bonneville, Utah. The racecar weighs less than 500kg so increasing the downforce was critical. Reducing aerodynamic drag was also critical due to the power requirements of the racecar.
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.
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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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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Numerical modelling reveals design strengths and weaknesses prior to prototype testing, saving time and money
In this technical article, a CFD study of various designs for four different specialty tractors: two brands of specialty tractors for vineyard configurations, and two brands of specialty tractors for orchard configurations, are described.
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Multibody simulation is the best technology to analyze the dynamic behavior of safety circuit breakers
The premium software RecurDyn was used to simulate a Double Pole Single Throw Switch using three different modeling schemes. A comparison of the results provided useful information for the designers.
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Maximising chainsaw safety over the tool’s life by analysing the kickback problem and lifetime tool fatigue and performance
The avoidance or reduction of chainsaw kickback is a key safety feature for manufacturers. The challenges for engineers are to obtain more accurate analyses of the problem over the tool’s lifecycle.
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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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Performing multi-objective inverter cooling system optimization with modeFRONTIER
This brief article summarises how California-based electric car company, Lucid Motors, used the CAE application, ModeFRONTIER for performing Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
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The efficiency of material design can be greatly improved by using FEM-based virtual material testing analysis
This article presents an example of the analysis of a powder composed of spherical particles. Since powders have a very fine heterogeneous structure, a multi-scale approach based on homogenization analysis is proposed.
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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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Salvagnini chooses RecurDyn for multibody analyses
Salvagnini is a reference in applying intelligence to sheet metal working and has selected RecurDyn software for its multibody analysis requirements, becoming the 500th commercial customer of FunctionBay Inc.
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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Demonstrating the effectiveness of a systematic, complete design approach to achieve extreme, unprecedented behaviors
This article discusses a realistic multi-objective parameter optimization study of a highly athletic one-legged robot, called Skippy, in which both the parameters of the mechanism and the parameters of its optimal behaviors were sought.
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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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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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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.
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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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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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.
Computationally efficient method enables design and optimization processes of axial-symmetric lattice structures to be conducted simply and quickly
This paper, by means of presenting three application cases, provides a brief description of the capabilities of a numerical tool developed for the design and optimization of hybrid metal/composite lattice structures created with 3D printing
Safety assessment of a buried pipeline potentially subject to rockfalls
Oil or gas pipelines that cover long distances pose complex design challenges. Every environment the pipeline crosses is characterized by different potential geohazards. One of the most dangerous for a pipeline is a rockfall.
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How to use a hybrid method of CFD analysis for product optimization and performance improvement while reducing the computational effort and the time required to achieve the results
Further reduction of the heat loss compared to the best design of the NSGA-II first phase design optimization: a further 4% gained
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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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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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Rapid and accurate evaluation of platform impact on antenna radiating characteristics is vital
This article discusses the use of the Ansys HFSS SBR+ method for wave propagation analysis that is based on specific EM propagation formulations (commonly referred to as Asymptotic Methods), and which offers an effective alternative in terms of solution accuracy and computational cost. The method’s effectiveness is demonstrated in this case study that considers the analysis of an ESM sinuous antenna installed on an avionics platform.
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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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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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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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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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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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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Validatipon of the results by means of an experimental campaign carried out at Genoa University Cavitation Tunnel
Modern propeller requirements involve many different characteristics, not limiting only to maximum efficiency, but considering also propeller cavitating behavior and, more and more, its side effects, in terms of radiated noise and pressure pulses.
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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
Uses Adjoint and BGM shape-modification approaches for mesh morphing
Mesh morphing has proven to be a valuable tool in parametrizing numerical models to perform shape optimization. It allows engineers to save time in generating new configurations for analysis because it does not require geometry modification and mesh re-generation.
Multiphase fluid dynamics simulation of electric expansion valves for refrigeration and air conditioning applications
Evaluating the ability of numerical methods to replace experimental testing to calculate the capacities of expansion valves
This article details a study that was undertaken by Castel, a producer of refrigeration and air conditioning components, to compare the results of an experimental method for testing expansion valves with a numerical method using Ansys.
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.
CAE models evaluated using two commercial solvers
In this technical article, the authors discuss the development of CAE models for simulating the behavior of shaped charges, devices used in various industrial sectors, against two types of target – a monolithic steel target and a multi-layer steel-ceramic target – in order to better understand the physics of penetration.
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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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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 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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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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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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Fire risk verification of tunnel sections of a railway tunnel located in Florence
n 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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The influence of flexibility was considered with the use of both the Reduced Flex and the Full Flex options in RecurDyn
A multibody model of an excavator was developed to calculate the loads acting on the structure and to perform static structural verifications of the different components.
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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.
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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Using simulation for engineering challenges in unknown or poorly understood environments
Gambacciani began his career in development of diesel engines at FIAT-GM Powertrain (now FCA) where he gains a solid experience on CAE both in the fluid and structural environment.
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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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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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.
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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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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IVECO uses modeFRONTIER to simulate results to pass type-approval tests
This paper presents the main steps taken in the development phase of the IVECO cab suspension brackets to comply with the new ECE R29 crash regulation for Heavy Commercial Vehicles (HVC).
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