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Buyer’s Guide for FEA Software

In selecting a finite element analysis (FEA) software solution, it is crucial that you consider the pre- and postprocessor, which can be critical for the analysis speed and accuracy. FEA analysts rely on the pre- and postprocessor to work with an assortment of data files, provide a variety of ways to idealize the model, support one or more solvers and produce the data and reports that are needed to meet both internal and external requirements. Engineering managers rely on the pre- and postprocessor solution to reduce the risks associated with accuracy while meeting time-critical product development deadlines. Click here to download.

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Changing Face of Robotics

Robotic technology has improved dramatically in the past decade, and applications are getting more exciting. A whole new generation of engineering and scientific techniques have emerged that has fuelled the rapid pace of innovation within the modern robotics community. What was once the stuff of science fiction seems to be within reach for the engineering community! The use of symbolic techniques has rapidly evolved in the robotics industry, and many streamlined products are beginning to enter mainstream engineering. MapleSim, the system-level modeling platform from Maplesoft, is an example. Aside from the introduction of a component-based physical modeling graphical user interface, there are other technological advancements under the hood.

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SpaceClaim in Manufacturing

3D design tools have traditionally been used for very specific tasks within design and manufacturing. The complexity of expert systems has also meant expert users have been needed to operate them. As a result, the use of 3D design technology in product development, outside of the design office, has not yet reached its true potential. This report explores how three leading organizations have adopted 3D design workflows and how their businesses have been enhanced through the use of SpaceClaim.

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Overcoming the Barriers Imposed by Geometry

CAE analysts face the burden of poor quality models in preparing finite element meshing for analysis. A solution must be able to import an wide range of CAD formats and be easy to learn for non-CAD experts. Download this white paper to learn how SpaceClaim customers McCormick-Stevenson and Ramboll A/S use SpaceClaim to clean up CAD models in new ways not previously available.

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3D Engineering: How 3D Direct Modeling Empowers Conceptual Engineering and Enables Simulation-Driven Product Development

In this white paper, Bruce Jenkins, an industry-leading analyst in engineering, simulation, and manufacturing, explores how leading manufacturers are adopting 3D direct modeling to facilitate concept engineering, ease CAE model preparation, and accelerate time-to-market with simulation-driven product development. He also explores how SpaceClaim’s 3D Direct Modeling technology is leading this trend and empowering engineers to lower costs while enabling innovation.

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Promoting Virtual Power Plants for Efficient Renewable Energy Production

Researchers from the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton have devised a novel method for forming virtual power plants (VPPs) to provide renewable energy production in the UK. Small and distributed energy resources (DERs), such as wind farms and solar panels, have been appearing in greater numbers in the electricity supply network (Grid).

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Identifying Effective Carbon Capture Technologies

Approximately 75 percent of electricity used in the U.S. is produced by coal-burning power plants that expel carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Berkeley Lab researchers are searching for porous materials to filter out the CO2 before it reaches the atmosphere, but identifying these materials is easier said than done.

Posted in: Remediation Technologies, Greenhouse Gases, Materials, Mathematical/Scientific Software, News

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