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.
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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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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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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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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This article presents the simulation of rainfall on the outdoor unit of an air conditioner as a concrete example of this approach.
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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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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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.
Simulation allows engineers to improve print quality, ensure operator safety and contain energy consumption
In this article, Uteco describes how it applied Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to assist the design and improvement of its printing machines.
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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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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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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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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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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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Integrated Life Cycle Design for Buildings: Invest in Simulation to Increase Comfort and Environmental Sustainability at a Reasonable Cost
Sustainable building design
This article presents a business case for the use of simulation methods and technologies in the construction sector, particularly for decision-support in sustainable building design.
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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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Ability to predict thermal and mechanical behavior within specific physical parameters has multiple industrial applications
The accurate modelling of the matter-radiation interaction is essential to predict the physical behavior of the materials used, such as their fatigue lifetime. This technical article describes the development and application of this tool, using the ANSYS APDL script
A multibody simulation of a switch disconnector
This article describes the multibody simulation of a switch disconnector and its validation with experimental tests, undertaken by LOVATO Electric for the purpose of conducting a detailed evaluation of a potential new tool to design the mechanical part of its electrical devices.
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Marelli Motori applies multiphysics simulation to cost-effectively design better, more reliable motors and generators faster
Improving efficiency while reducing cost is a very complex engineering challenge. Marelli Motori makes extensive use of CFD and FEM multiphysics simulation to do just that in the design of its electrical motors and generators.
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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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Feasibility study of a complete acoustic workflow
This technical article describes an acoustic emissions study conducted on an electric water circulation pump used for supplementary cooling or heating functions in vehicles, by the Modeling & Simulation Pumps Department of Pierburg Pump Technology
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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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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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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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Improvements achieved by optimizing laws of motion governing machine components
This technical article describes a project undertaken by OPEM to optimize and validate the laws of motion governing the moving operations of a machine that produces coffee capsules, namely the cut and weld unit, the film feeder, the conveyor and the support structure.
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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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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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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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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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An appreciable 30 to 40% decrease in stresses
The aim of this study was to find the best quality glass-clamping system, through parametric model optimization, for a new pyrolytic self-cleaning oven by Indesit.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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This feasibility study has been carried out to investigate and develop the characteristics of a greenhouse module for a future lunar base
This project has been coordinated by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and it is embedded in the MELiSSA framework of ESA research projects.
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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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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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Virtual testing of roll-over protection and of falling-object protection in the early design phase ensures safety performance
This technical case study describes how the ROPS and FOPS of a tractor were numerically studied in the early design phase to ensure compliance with OECD Standard Code 4 (for the cabin’s resistance to longitudinal, lateral and vertical energy or force) and Code 10 (for overhead protection from falling objects).
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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.
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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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.
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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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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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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Software facilitates dynamic studies of complex multi-body models to predict accelerations; verify, shape and size structural parts
Dynamic studies are required to predict the accelerations, verify that the cams are properly shaped, and to extract the loads to structurally size the parts.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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.
The optimal aerodynamic design while substantially reducing the costs
The challenge was to find the optimal aerodynamic design while substantially reducing the costs associated with traditional CFD modeling.
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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 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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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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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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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)
An overview of the latest advances of the use of CAE technologies in the medical field
This article provides a non-exhaustive overview of some of the latest advances in the adoption of CAE technologies in the medical field by citing some ongoing EU research programs.
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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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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The Nederman Group is a world leading supplier and developer of products and solutions within the environmental technology sector. Their latest step is the use of 3D CFD which improved the performance of their Air Purification Tower by 15%!
Nederman’s Air Purification Tower is the perfect choice if source extraction is not a satisfying option.
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.
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.
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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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
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 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.
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.
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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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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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.
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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