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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cimolai Technology designs and produces special machines and plants for lifting, handling, transport and launching operations
Cimolai Technology explains the business benefits it has achieved since the installation in terms of time savings in planning, and design, and improvements in product quality and in delivery forecast ability.
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The 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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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Optimization Case study of a multi-stage steam turbine designed by Franco Tosi Meccanica
This case study details the design optimization of an axial steam turbine of 160 MW, focusing on maximizing the total-to-total isentropic efficiency of the last three low-pressure stages of the turbine.
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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 forklift’s wheels were represented in detail to implement a sophisticated model of the tire features
A client wanted to evaluate the dynamic performance of a new-concept forklift, so a fully-functional multibody model of the forklift was built by assembling the client’s CAD geometries.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Overcoming mechanical and electromagnetic challenges in refining a radome for electronic warfare
Elettronica SpA designs and produces systems for electronic warfare. Each system design is unique according to its platform and purpose. In this article, the company describes how it used CAE to approach the challenging design of a single sandwich radome.
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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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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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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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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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A new 3D CFD multi-phase model to simulate the water condensation-evaporation processes
EnginSoft implemented a new 3D CFD multi-phase model to simulate the water condensation-evaporation processes inside automotive headlamps for Automotive Lighting, a leading supplier of quality headlights to the OEM market
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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.
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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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.
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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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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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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The design of a cam for high-speed production machines with various operating criteria imposes various conflicting objectives
This technical case study explains the application of a two-step methodology using the MATLAB and Adam algorithms in the modeFRONTIER software platform.
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A 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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The integrated procedure allowed to obtain a better understanding of the influence of some numerical parameters on the simulation results
The residual strength, in particular the compression strength after damage due to low velocity impact, is one of the most critical issue for composite laminates.
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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.
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.
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.
Development of a methodology and tools for tolerances in vehicle electrification to meet future customer demand and ensure competitive advantage
EnginSoft and Metasystem develop design validation, verification methodology for highperformance on-board chargers for electric vehicles
This article describes how EnginSoft supported Metasystem in acquiring the know-how to satisfy future customer requests on the one hand, and to create projects that are as profitable as possible in terms of waste minimization, on the other hand.
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