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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.

New overview of our FEA work on Transmissions, Gearboxes and Drive Train Components

We've done a lot of work over the last several years in this corner of the engineering world, so it's time for us to highlight what we've done for our FEA work on transmission, gearbox and drive train components. It's a block of six exciting projects. Dr. George Laird has taken time to develop a project summary and representative model image for each one. As well he compiled all the projects into a video summary.

  1. Heavy-Duty Electric Utility Vehicle Gearbox and Differential Housing
  2. Dual-Cylinder Motorcycle Engine Gearbox and Housing
  3. Transmission analysis of dual-shaft 3,000 HP gearbox
  4. Transmission Shifting Mechanisms
  5. Hydraulic Variable Speed Transmission Housing Analyses
  6. Large-Scale Gearbox for Off-Shore Drilling Platform Winch

Click here to view the case studies summary.

11th Bi-Annual European LS-DYNA Conference 2017 – Salzburg, Austria, May 9-11

If you are a LS-DYNA user or interested in learning more about ‘DYNA, then attending this conference in Salzburg would provide in-depth and detailed information on the reality of using the world’s most capable non-linear multi-physics FEA tool. What I find most valuable is the ability to discuss detailed modeling strategies with fellow experts and get the up-front messy details about what works and what doesn’t.

The most recent conference that I attended in Bamberg, Germany in October (14th German LS-DYNA Forum) had around 350 attendees in which 300+ were engineers that actually drove LS-DYNA. This is quite amazing since most technical conferences tend to attract a lot of salespeople that would rather advocate software over hard-earned mechanics knowledge.

Like I mentioned, if you want to sharpen up your simulation skill set, then get out of your cubical and come to Salzburg this coming May. I will promise you that you will learn a ton of new information and have some of the best networking opportunities in the world with your fellow simulation engineers.

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