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.
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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Ability to predict thermal and mechanical behavior within specific physical parameters has multiple industrial applications
In this article, we present a procedure to investigate the thermo-mechanical effects produced by the particles of an extremely focused beam hitting a material target spot.
Analyzing the process of filling a flexible pouch by coupling multi-flexible-body dynamics and particle-based CFD simulation
Investigating the effects of the parameters to select the optimal machine configuration
Packaging companies are always striving to stay one step ahead of their competitors in providing the best solutions for product capacity.
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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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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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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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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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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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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
Software found to save time in the design phase
This technical article describes a comparative study that was undertaken by Intermarine, with the assistance of EnginSoft, between using the Flownex simulation environment and Intermarine’s manual or classic methods (both of which were compared with actual field data from on-board measurements) to predict pressure losses in the various piping systems that convey fluids on board a vessel.
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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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
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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Application of Particleworks to the design and performance evaluation of waterproofing for automotive air conditioning systems
This article introduces a case study on the waterproofing of an automotive air conditioning system for rainy conditions using Particleworks, a particle method CFD software.
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)
Design process integration of an independent suspension axle for off-highway vehicles
This study presents the work undertaken by Dana Incorporated to develop a new independent suspension axle for an off-highway vehicle (OHV). This multi-disciplinary simulation activity combines improvements to the kinematic and dynamic performance of the suspension while also examining the constraints of the mechanical design and the hydraulic system, as well as the cost of the suspension.
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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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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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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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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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 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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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.
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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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.
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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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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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.
How the synergy between Adjoint Methods and RBF Morph can efficiently boost Dallara Automobili’s aerodynamic design process
This article describes a new method of aerodynamic design, the result of a collaboration between Dallara Automobili and RBF Morph, that uses adjoint methods and mesh morphing to create an innovative solution to accelerate the optimization process, reducing both time and costs.
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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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.
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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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.
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.
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.