Archive for the ‘Femap’ Category
In the wake of the very well received Femap version 11 I’m pleased to announce that version 11.1 has now been released to manufacture, which means it’s also available for download. Femap 11.1 includes something for everyone with new functionality and enhancements across the simulation process, and not to mention performance improvements.
Numerical Simulation Tech Co. (NST) examines how structures perform under expected loads with the help of Femap. For more than 20 years NST’s specialist computer-aided engineering (CAE) engineers have served customers and provided analysis services to a wide range of businesses and research institutes. Since the early 1990s when use of the personal computer began allowing analysis work to be undertaken without requiring large and expensive computers, NST has used Femap to provide analysis services to its customers. NST believes that regardless of how advanced or precise analysis tools are, if the appropriate functions cannot be used in the appropriate way then correct analysis will not be possible. To illustrate how solutions analysis can provide high value across a variety of applications, NST has created and published numerous case studies.
The many case studies illustrate the wide variety of analysis services that NST has completed. From seismic analyses that show the devastating impact that earthquakes can have on structures, to use of Femap’s application programming interface (API) to automate simulation of the vibrational characteristics of ultra-sonic dental scalars thereby speeding up the simulation process by approximately 20 times.
You can read the full case study to see more NST case studies and how NST delivers high value to customers through simulation expertise.
Kotchergenko was founded in 1993 to fill a technological gap that existed between machinery and structural design. The company has always differentiated itself from the competition through high quality technical engineering services. At Kotchergenko, Femap with NX Nastran is used to conduct structural design calculations through the finite element method. The software plays a key role in Kotchergenko’s core service, which consists of using simulation tools to verify client’s machinery and recommending how production might be increased while also taking requirements such as durability, strength and safety into account. By adopting Femap with NX Nastran, Kotchergenko is generating its models approximately 20 percent faster, as well as achieving substantial cost savings and gains in project quality and reliability.
You can read the full case study to find out more about how Kotchergenko uses Femap with NX Nastran to increase service offerings and gain a competitive edge.
Icepronav Engineering is one of the most prestigious design and naval engineering companies in Europe, possesses more than 40 years of experience in ship design and once played the unique role of design house for the entire Romanian shipbuilding industry. The group provides naval design and engineering services involved in the creation of technical documentation needed for the construction of ships and offshore structures. To address the demanding requirements of this industry, Icepronav Engineering uses Femap with NX Nastran. Use of CAE software has significantly accelerated the iterative process of design, resulting in greater product innovation and reduced operations costs while adhering to the strictest of industry standards. Icepronav Engineering found that the tight integration between Femap and NX Nastran helped accelerate the project design and analysis process, creating a foundation for introducing the company’s engineering concepts to the marine and offshore industry.
You can read the full case study to find out more about how Icepronav Engineering uses Femap with NX Nastran to accelerate the design process and inspire innovation.
PlySim is a composite structural engineering consultancy which focuses on finite element analysis. Its main markets are in the renewable energy sector (wind, wave and tidal) as well as marine and civil engineering. PlySim was established to meet the growing demand for specialist composite knowledge and FEA skills.
Last week saw many Femap users converging on Cincinnati for the first Femap Symposium at the Marriott at RiverCenter in Covington. After a welcome and registration event on the evening of June 26th, the symposium started in earnest the following morning. The proceedings began with a fascinating account of the loads that the Mars Rover Curiosity had to endure during its journey to Mars, particularly through the entry, descent and final landing phases, from keynote speaker Darlene Lee of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Noesim’s core focus is the provision of engineering consulting services to the aerospace industry, where it applies its significant experience in the design of structural parts for aircraft. An important factor for Noesim is quality, which requires the ability to perform realistic CAE simulations that extend into dynamic, nonlinear and multi-physics solutions. To this end, Noesim uses Femap with NX Nastran and cites the opportunity for process integration as one of the main reasons for its decision. This ranges from acquiring diverse customer CAD geometry up front to integrating third party or in-house simulation operations downstream. Noesim makes good use of the Femap application programming interface (API) to help integrate CAE into its simulation processes. Also, as Femap is a Windows native program, data can be exchanged with standard Microsoft applications like Excel, which is important for small companies like Noesim.
You can read the full Noesim case study to find out more about how Noesim integrates CAE into its design processes.
Femap has a lot of visualization tools that can be used to verify the model. For example it’s possible to assign colors to entity IDs allowing a quick visual check of the numbering scheme of the model. In this tips and tricks video you’ll see a couple of ways to verify the entity ID numbering of a model through color assignment.
- Keynote – Mars Science Laboratory Rover Curiosity – The role that FEA played in Surviving Entry, Descent and Landing
- What’s new in Femap/Femap product direction
- Femap tips and tricks
- Advanced Femap training
- Third party Femap applications
- Case studies
- Developer roundtable
The Femap Symposium is being held at the Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter, Covington, Kentucky on June 26 and 27th. Register now to secure your place.
MAYA Heat Transfer Technologies Limited and Preissner Engineering and Consulting LLC are teaming up to present at the Femap Symposium on 27th June. Eric Preissner of PEC will be discussing how Femap was used in a study of the dynamic response of the Landsat 8 satellite ground transport/handling system – a large system analysis in a dynamic design process with many iterations.
If you haven’t already registered for the Femap Symposium, do so now – there’s just over a month to go. This presentation also illustrates how the Femap with NX Nastran Structural Analysis Toolkit helped with this study, and demonstrates how you can use the Femap API with an Excel application to drive model modifications.