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8 Must-Have Applications for Effective Simulations In Architectural Design

Posted by SimulationNation on Jan 25, 2018 3:30:00 PM

The advance in building technologies means professionals working in the architectural design industry have many moving parts to consider and coordinate.

To validate how a proposed design for a building would perform, you need to understand how all the systems interact and work together under a variety of real-world scenarios.

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Topics: Simulation

Degrees of Freedom – Mixing Solid, Shell and Line Elements in Nastran In-CAD

Posted by Robert Smith on Jan 22, 2018 9:16:19 AM

What are “Degrees of Freedom” when working with FEA models and why do they matter? If you're new to FEA, this is a good concept to get a grasp of early on. If you are experienced, you may not have ever run into any problems related to degree of freedom limitations in finite elements – or maybe you have and just didn’t know it.

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Topics: FEA, Nastran In-CAD

How To Leverage Predictive Analysis For Engineering And Manufacturing

Posted by SimulationNation on Jan 12, 2018 11:00:00 AM

The use of data is pervasive and it’s no exception in the engineering and manufacturing field.

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Topics: Simulation

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Posted by hagermancompany on Dec 18, 2017 10:00:00 AM

It’s hard to believe another year has passed since our last digital Christmas card! I hope you enjoy this years’ card – it’s always good to put a face with a name (and voice). 


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Topics: Events

Nastran In-CAD Quick Start Training

Posted by hagermancompany on Dec 14, 2017 9:04:00 AM


Nastran In-CAD is a very powerful, full-featured FEA tool that is now available within Autodesk’s Product Design & Manufacturing Collection (PD&MC).  This versatile application is aimed squarely at the design engineer who wants to quickly assess product performance prior to building physical prototypes or manufacturing.

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Topics: Events, Nastran In-CAD

CFD Share Files

Posted by Robert Smith on Oct 25, 2017 2:55:29 PM

In this short video we discuss the CFD Share File Functionality, which is the best way to compress all of a Design Study’s files into a single file for transfer or archive.

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Topics: CFD

Sim Specialists - What We Do

Posted by SimulationNation on Oct 19, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Sim Specialists, the simulation services division of Hagerman & Company, offers a complete solution for clients who need an expert on their team. Our simulation professionals work as an extension of your design team, assisting you with complex simulation projects. We also provide training so your team can efficiently utilize in-house simulation software.  Watch this short video to see how your company can benefit from our professional services.

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Topics: Simulation

Facility Energy Management (FEM) Snapshot

Posted by Martin Cregg on Oct 2, 2017 10:22:15 AM

Hagerman & Company offers best-in-class simulation expertise to reduce energy costs and save money in facilities.  Using CFD (computational fluid dynamics), we can assist in a number of key areas including overall building performance, safety, quality and equipment efficiency.  By studying airflow and temperature changes in each unique space, we can determine where changes should be made for optimal performance.  Our experienced consultants will customize the simulation needs to your company’s exact specifications, providing precise results. 

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Topics: CFD, FEM

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