Simulating Reality, Delivering Certainty

23
Aug

How USC Saved Millions of Dollars in the Design of Aerospace Vehicles

In recent years, the Aerospace Industry has increased their reliance on carbon-fiber composite materials to optimize the aerospace parts for optimized parameters, specifically for stiffeners. In fact, more than 50% of modern aerospace vehicle weight is composed of composites. The implementation of composite materials into aerospace vehicles will increase fatigue resistance and reduce maintenance. These stiffeners are ...
16
Aug

VIRES Virtual Test Drive Recognized as R&D 100 Award Finalist

MSC Software’s VIRES Virtual Test Drive, the company’s tool-chain for driving simulation applications in the development of ADAS and automated riving systems, was selected as a finalist for the R&D 100 award. This accolade demonstrates MSC’s commitment to developing innovative engineering simulation software tools to help the automobile industry achieve its goal to deliver safe ...
9
Aug

Adams Explore: Multibody Dynamics Analysis in Excel

Are you a design engineer or a test engineer who works with Adams experts regularly to get the simulation results you want? Are you tired of constantly asking them for results based on only small changes to the vehicle models? And then waiting for them to provide you with those outputs? Adams Explore helps you ...
3
Aug

2017 Simulating Reality Magazine Featuring Additive Manufacturing is Here!

With the promise of endless possibilities for new structures, designs, and materials, Additive Manufacturing is currently in the uber-hyped mode. Not a week goes by without a new AM technology emerging or a new AM deal signed. Last year, the U.S. Air Force awarded $6 million to Aerojet Rocketdyne to develop standards for rocket parts made by AM. SpaceX received $33.6 million to develop the Raptor rocket propulsion system to be manufactured primarily using AM. General Electric announced that it would spend $1.4 billion to acquire two European 3D printing companies, and the list goes on. 

Additive Manufacturing is opening the door for the creation of all kinds of new materials. In powered bed metal AM processes, for example, simply mixing two different metal powders together in varying proportions before feeding the powder into the printer, allows manufacturers to create their very own customized alloys. With plastics and composites this process can arguably be even more diverse. Yet, we are still far off from AM becoming the next industrial revolution.

28
Jul

Addressing Vibro-Acoustics and Aero-Acoustics Phenomena

MSC Software’s acoustics software suite, Actran, is used by leading companies in various industries for improving the acoustic performance of their products. Actran provides solutions for simulating acoustics, vibro-acoustics, and aero-acoustics quickly, easily, and accurately. Under MSC’s technological umbrella (provided by the finite and infinite element method), Actran has powerful general purpose features together with ...
21
Jul

What’s New in Adams Car 2017.2!

With Adams Car, engineering teams can quickly build and test functional virtual prototypes of complete vehicles and vehicle subsystems. This helps cut time, cost, and risk in vehicle development and improves the quality of the new vehicle designs. Working in the Adams Car simulation environment, automotive engineering teams can exercise their vehicle designs under various ...
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