Archive for the ‘Femap’ Category
We want to make sure you’re not missing any of the great posts from the Siemens PLM Community, so each Friday we’ll highlight some from the last week or two that deserve attention.
We’ll start by showcasing some of the best posts of the last few weeks Find them all here, and let us know what you think!
Which Graphics Card Should I Buy? – This post explores the various differences in graphics cards, and why the OpenGL graphics card is most compatible with CAD/CAM/CAE programs.
Why CAD/CAM Integration Matters - Change is sometimes a good thing, and productivity benefits are one of the many reasons why CAD/CAM integration matters in order to bring things together. Check out this in-depth look at how the two can and should work together.
NX Quick Tips – Blend Pocket - One of the videos in the Quick Tips series for NX9, this one discusses the new blending method capability in NX9. Watch John Baker show how to use this new capability in the video.
NX Quick Tips – Introduction to Realize Shape - NX 9 introduces a new task environment for freeform design that uses fast and intuitive subdivision modeling. Tod Parrella gives a quick introduction to the functionality in this video.
NX Quick Tips – Realize Shape – Putting the tools together into a workflow - Tod’s back with another tip and puts all the tools together to show an automotive workflow in this video.
Essentials for Excellence in Industrial Machinery & Heavy Equipment Engineering Simulation Webinar - This webinar happening today at 2 pm will reveal how NX CAE’s modern simulation environment can shorten product development cycles.
Welcome to the Samples for Solid Edge Project - Tips from Jason Newell on how to get a handle on the Solid Edge API using CodePlex.
SEU14: Fix The Downunder Blunder - At the “Design Better Challenge” at previous Solid Edge University conferences there was a competition to see who could model a part and make a change to it in the least amount of time. Find out more about this year’s challenge, “The Downunder Blunder!”
How Many Tools Does A CAD Program Need? – This post discusses the various tools for CAD programs, and what is really necessary.
How Do You Deal With Non-CAD Reference Data? – How do Solid Edge users handle this challenge? Find some helpful tips & comments from other users in this article.
Design for 3D Printing – This post explores the 3D printing techniques and options, how they affect manufacturing and the various options that come with it.
Electronic Work Instructions for accurate production and processes – The third video in the “Factories of the Future” series discusses Electronic Work Instruction (EWI), a web based application that provides shop floor workers instant access to the latest information.
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We’re very pleased to announce that the keynote speakers for the Femap Symposium, to be held in Atlanta on May 14-16, will be Mark McGinnis (SGT Inc) James Webb Space Telescope Project Lead and Dr. Emmanuel Cofie (SGT Inc.) ISIM Lead Thermal Distortion Analyst. Their keynote presentation – Modeling the First Light Machine with Femap – will highlight the James Webb Space Telescope.
The Formula SAE® competition is a student design competition organized by SAE International (formerly Society of Automotive Engineers). Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has been a long-standing participant in the Formula SAE event, and entered its 21st car in 2013. Every year, the team from western New York builds a new car from the ground up, purchasing only the engine block, tires and bulk materials. It is entirely designed, constructed and completed by the students.
To help the students simulate and virtually test the vehicle design, Siemens PLM Software provided RIT with an in-kind software grant of Femap software through its academic program. The adoption of Femap at RIT was helped by Tyler Peterson, who served as chief engineer of the 2013 team. Tyler was introduced to Femap during a co-op assignment at SpaceX and was so impressed with it that he recommended the team replace its current FEA software when he returned to school.
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.