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Our next FEMAP and NX Nastran training course

We've held our biannual FEMAP trainings for so long now, you can set your seasonal clock by it. If it's spring or fall in Portland, you can count on FEMAP training

Our next scheduled week-long course will be the week of April 24th. As always we'll take the user from the ground floor through FEA best practices. We'll then move into advanced subjects dealing with manifold and non-manifold surface modeling, detailed plate meshing, and tet versus hex meshing.

The fifth day of the course is optional for an additional cost of $575. It finishes with a focus on FEMAP's API interface, a key method for customization and automation.

We recently finished our first-ever online FEMAP API course. It was six sessions totalling over 9 hours of class notes, workshops and instruction. We'll be looking at future options, both for more live online classes and for a self-directed API course based on our new material.

Need FEMAP training for a large group? As always we're available for customized onsite training, just reach out and contact us.

Coupled CFD and FEA Project Work

CFD and FEA services are our core business and have been for more than 20 years. We are broad generalists in the consulting services business and our differentiator is experience.

Recently we just completed a coupled computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA) project on a "Power Augmentation" device that fits onto an existing 60kW gas turbine. The energy physics of this device is to spray water droplets into the inlet of the compressor side of the turbine, thereby increasing the mass density of the already 100% saturated air. This air-water mixture is then combusted with increased gas flow, yielding a 10 to 15% boost in energy output from the turbine. In other words, one can take a 60kW turbine and turbocharge it to ~70kW at no more than 1% of the original turbine cost.

Explore Fatigue Essentials and ditch your fatigue analysis spreadsheets

In conjunction with our affiliate company Applied CAx, we were pleased to explore a new software package — Fatigue Essentials. This software is designed to provide a consistent, user-friendly tool for performing fatigue analysis as a standalone package or linked with FEMAP.

WATCH THE FATIGUE ESSENTIALS VIDEO

In this one-hour webinar we explore a simple example within Fatigue Essentials, and then show how to link Fatigue Essentials with FEMAP to generate a damage contour. We demonstrated an overview of the program workflow, an example of classic fatigue analysis, and the Fatigue Essentials FEMAP Plugin.

What to learn more? Please visit the Fatigue Essentials page.

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