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Significance of Energies in FE Simulation – Part-1

Software Tips & Tricks

Solving Problems with Local Instabilities Energy balance is an important part in a Non-linear FEA analysis. In a static analysis, the Total Energy should ideally be zero. In a transient dynamic...


New Issue of SIMULIA Magazine – May 2015

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New release of SIMULIA Community News, May 2015. Read it Here.

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Simulation for Weld Fatigue – as per API 579/ASME FFS-1

Blog: About simulation

The world has seen several disasters relating to metal fatigue in energy industry and many of them are result of weld fatigue throughout history resulting in loss of life and assets worth...


How to model bending and bending dominated problems in Abaqus?

Software Tips & Tricks

As FEA analysts, we often want to use solid elements 3D hexahedral elements, or 2D plane stress / plane strain / axisymmetric quadrilateral elements. Looking into the first order elements, we...


Load Sequence effect on Fatigue Analysis

Blog: About simulation

In an Internal Combustion Engine, connecting rods play the crucial role of converting the reciprocating motion of piston into rotational motion of the crankshaft. Connecting rods undergo severe...


New Issue of SIMULIA Magazine – February 2015

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New release of SIMULIA Community News, February 2015. Read it Here.


Accurate FE Modelling of Corroded Pipes

Blog: About simulation

Piping is very common in oil and gas industry especially in oil refineries. Petroleum refineries run as efficiently as possible to reduce costs. One major factor that decreases efficiency is...


MSC.Software has acquired SIMUFACT

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As of February 12, 2015, Simufact Engineering GmbH is part of MSC Software. Simufact is a wholly owned subsidiary of MSC Software now, but will remain an independent company. Please read more...


Modeling Bird Strike using CEL Approach

Blog: About simulation

Bird strikes cost the aviation industry tens of millions of dollars annually in aircraft damage. Moreover it can be a serious life threatening event eg. US Airways Flight 1549 ditched into Hudson...


Factor of Strength (FOS) vs Fatigue Reserve Factor (FRF) in FE-SAFE

Software Tips & Tricks

While using FE-SAFE for fatigue analysis, users come across two different types of fatigue safety factors. It is common to get confused on which one to use. Let us take a quick look into both...