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Autodesk Inventor Stress Analysis Basic Theory

Posted by Robert Smith on Sep 18, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Have you ever used Inventor Stress Analysis? Do you know what it’s really calculating, and what the results mean? This presentation aims to give a overview of the basics of structural FEA, in the context of the Inventor Professional Stress Analysis Environment. It will be new to some, review for others, and fun for all!

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Topics: FEA

Validating CFD Simulation – Part 3, Adaptive Mesh Refinement

Posted by Mark Decker on Aug 24, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Note: This is a continuing series on CFD validation.  Please subscribe to the blog or check back on a regular basis for previous and subsequent installments.

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Topics: CFD

Sim Services Case Study - Speed Matters

Posted by Mark Decker on Aug 17, 2017 2:00:00 PM

As simulation consultants, we are often tasked with providing crucial design insights for very urgent timelines. Often, when we ask how soon results are needed, many clients respond with “last week would have been nice”.  Of course, even experts can only deliver so much in a finite amount of time.

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Topics: Simulation, Case Studies

Validating CFD Simulation, Part 2 -- Mesh Refinement

Posted by Mark Decker on Jul 31, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Note: This is a continuing series on CFD validation. Please subscribe to the blog or check back on a regular basis for previous and subsequent installments.

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Topics: CFD

Validating CFD Simulation – Part 1

Posted by Mark Decker on Jul 13, 2017 1:21:00 PM

Note: This is Part 1 of a continuing series to give the subject of CFD validation comprehensive coverage.  Please subscribe to the blog or check back on a regular basis for subsequent installments.

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Topics: CFD

Top 4 Reasons for Simulation Services

Posted by Mark Decker on Jul 12, 2017 9:30:00 AM

 Simulation services is a strategic investment. The return on that investment may vary from saving time and money to increasing competiveness.  Here are four reasons why companies chose to collaborate on their engineering projects with Sim Specialists, a division of Hagerman & Company.

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Topics: Simulation, CFD, FEA

The Future of Engineering Innovation Lies in Simulation

Posted by hagermancompany on Jun 2, 2017 10:24:00 AM

Failure is an integral part of engineering innovation and success, and through simulation, we can innovate without the setbacks of traditional failure models. This isn’t to say that as engineers we will never fail now that simulation has become such a vital tool we can utilize, rather our failure becomes a little more digital and a lot less physical.

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Topics: Simulation, Autodesk Simulation CFD

Where We Stand in the World of Simulations

Posted by SimulationNation on May 30, 2017 11:22:28 AM

Whether it be finite element analysis or computational fluid dynamics, simulation technologies are crucial to designing to the highest degree. Our capabilities have come quite a long way in even just the last decade. The exponential rise of computers and the shrinking of transistors has meant that more complex simulations are becoming possible day by day. Simulation even now extends beyond just testing your design, programs are now capable of generatively designing a part based on constraints – a direct result of precise simulation.

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Topics: Simulation, Autodesk Simulation CFD

Building Simulation: Analyzing Performance Without Breaking Ground… or a Sweat

Posted by hagermancompany on Apr 12, 2017 3:56:50 PM

Today’s architects and engineers can now analyze building performance early in the design stage thanks to 3D building performance simulation and finite element analysis.

Simulation tools allow them to effectively predict building energy performance, sustainability, and green features such as daylighting, as well as performance attributes such as airflow for heating and cooling needs, including computational fluid dynamics for buildings (such as data centers that require constant cooling). Thanks to the complexity of today’s building projects, simulation is becoming de rigueur for government clients and even private owners whose buildings must perform as advertised. AEC firms are being required to provide simulation proof that the design will work and that the energy consumption meets certain requirements.

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Topics: CFD, Building Simulation

The More You Know: Debunking the 5 Most Common Myths About Simulation

Posted by Joy Voltenburg on Apr 10, 2017 8:05:00 AM
With simulation software, engineers can analyze stresses on product designs without having to do any physical testing. Wow, that sounds like such a time-saver, you might be thinking. (It is!) Or you might be thinking that simulation sounds like it could save you money. (It can!)

So why do so many engineers choose not to use simulation when designing products? It has long been thought to be too expensive, too difficult to use, or that products are too mature for redesign. (Nothing is too old to be redesigned.) It’s also sometimes seen as a tool that is used only for predicting failure—but it can be so much more. It’s time to dispel these myths.

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Topics: Industry News