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Transfer Path Analysis & Noise and Vibration Diagnostics
Jianmin Guan- Senior Program Manager-Noise, Vibration & Harshness
Noise and vibration are important characteristics in modern life. For example, we experience noise and vibration every day when we drive to work, and they are important causes for component failures in airplanes and space vehicles. Therefore, it is important for us to understand how noise and vibration are transmitted and to find ways to reduce them.
Traditionally, noise and vibration problems are analyzed using the Modal Analysis approach. Vibration modes (or normal modes) are intrinsic ways a structure can sustain motion and carry energy. Each mode is typically associated with a Read the rest of this entry »
Superior Industries Accelerates its Design Process With HyperWorks
Superior Industries made its first stylish mark on America’s roads with the debut of its cast aluminum wheels on the Ford Mustang II in 1974. With a roar heard throughout the auto industry, Superior’s design excellence set the standard for classy aluminum wheels, and the popularity of the company’s products accelerated rapidly. Today, Superior is one of the largest OEM suppliers of cast aluminum road wheels.
One of Superior’s main challenge was to shorten the overall product design cycle. They attacked this problem by applying the customization and automation capabilities of HyperWorks to many of its CAE processes.
► Read the full Superior Industries Success Story► Learn about the Altair products used in this story
PBS Professional®, Altair’s cloud-based computing workload management solution, recently released PBS Professional 11.0.
Serving as the foundation for all PBS WorksTM solutions, PBS Professional makes it possible to easily create intelligent policies to manage distributed, mixed-vendor computing assets, including applications, as a single, unified system. Based on a policy-driven architecture, PBS continually optimizes how your technical resources are used, ensuring that all resources are effective and efficient.
Updates in the 11.0 release include:
- Faster scheduling: Scheduler speed is up to three times faster, down to less than 30 seconds per cycle for typical HPC workloads (on up to 80,000 cores).
- Faster submission: Job submission speed is seven times faster.
- Faster cold start: Cold start is 45 times faster, reduced to less than one minute for 100,000 jobs.
Easily scaling to support tens of thousands of processors – from clusters to the largest systems – PBS Professional ensures you get the maximum value from your computing infrastructure.
RADIOSS for Linear Analysis Featured Training Class
Static and Normal Modes Analysis This is an introductory course for using RADIOSS to solve static linear problems. This is a one day training with focus on understanding how to solve structural problems using a high level finite element solver, the theoretical and practical aspects of these problems are presented to provide the attendees a very good base to start using RADIOSS on their own models.
- 1 day
- Presentation and hands-on exercises
- One student to a computer
A basic knowledge of finite element analysis. A basic knowledge about Pre and Post processing finite element models.
- Hand editing the cards w/o a preprocessor
- Submitting jobs and reviewing the results files from RADIOSS
- Debugging models
- Creating materials, properties, components & BCs
- Model organization in HyperMesh
- Submitting jobs from HyperMesh
- Bending and torsion of a channel bracket assembly
- Thermal stress analysis of a printed circuit board
- Modal Analysis
- Inertia relief Analysis
- Buckling Analysis
Moldex3D by CoreTech – HyperWorks Partner Alliance Spotlight
A major issue in the production of electronic connectors is part warpage.
This can be caused by unbalanced mold filling due to poor wall thickness design, which further leads to non-uniform shrinkage. These problems can be identified and virtually prototyped with Moldex3D simulations, establishing proper part thickness to balance the filling pattern and hence reduce the part warpage by 20%.
Moldex3D improves company competitiveness in the electronics industry. Moldex3D is a suite of advanced injection molding simulation solutions for plastic part verification and mold optimization. It has been widely applied to solve common manufacturing difficulties, such as short shot, air trap, welding line, burn marks, etc. Furthermore, through the improvement in product quality and cycle time, users can create higher value at lower costs in the product development process.
Tips & Tricks – March
- Accurate Midsurface Creation Using R/T Ratio
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