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Project Harmony for Simulation Moldflow is our free technology preview of a fully automatic Simulation Moldflow 3D mesher that can mesh a possibly invalid CAD model, i.e., has overlapping surfaces or small gaps between surfaces, and can automatically size the mesh elements based on local thickness and curvature.

 

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Following its debut on Autodesk Labs, Project Sundance capabilities are now officially part of Autodesk Simulation Composite Analysis software. Using a new feature called Advanced Material Exchange, users are able to export material properties, fiber orientations and residual stress/strain information from Autodesk Simulation Moldflow in order to better understand the as-manufactured state of a component. 

 

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Composite Pressure Vessel Demonstration

by dan.miles On 11/14/14 03:12:24 PM

The flagship feature of Autodesk Simulation Composite Analysis is progressive ply failure (PPF) of composite materials. In general, PPF in Composite Analysis allows the user to simulate the initiation and evolution of damage in a composite structure over the course of the prescribed load history. In this post, we will investigate how PPF can be used to help optimize the layup for a simple pressure vessel.

 

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Autodesk’s Dedication to Composites and Support

by dan.miles On 09/24/14 02:29:43 PM

If you are reading this you are engaging in one of the most innovative materials communities available. Up until this point the discussion has been about products. Well, what happens when the software does something unexpected or a question arises about a specific feature? Many engineers are problem solvers. We want to discover the answer for ourselves, but we just need pointed in the right direction. Here are a few places to start looking

 

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Autodesk Simulation Composite Analysis Introduction

by dan.miles On 09/15/14 03:20:43 PM

Since we are just out of the gates, this post serves as an introduction to Autodesk Simulation Composite Analysis, which is the flagship composites specific product offered by Autodesk. At a high-level, Autodesk Simulation Composite Analysis is an add-in to finite element solvers that provides multi-scale progressive failure analysis of composite materials. Analysts most often use this product to simulate the initiation and evolution of damage so that they can understand failure modes and ultimate loads of composite structures.

 

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Autodesk Advanced Materials Introduction

by dan.miles On 09/10/14 10:35:56 PM

The future of advanced materials is bright at Autodesk, especially in the simulation space.  The bad thing about advanced materials is that they are not cheap. Success is generated through an understanding of manufacturability and performance.  Simulation is critical for advanced materials to take hold of an industry. Design, manufacturing, and performance are all connected. Each step affects not only the next downstream, but they must be considered early and often to eliminate costly redesigns. 

 

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New Project Ventus for Simulation CFD

by dan.miles On 08/15/14 07:10:42 PM

We are excited to announce a new technology preview on Autodesk Labs.  Project Ventus for Simulation CFD has gone live.  Project Ventus for Simulation CFD is a surface wrapping tool that is meant to take a model, surface wrap it, add an external volume, and generate a CFD quality mesh that can then be imported to Simulation CFD.  The intent is to easily generate a mesh for CAD models that might otherwise be difficult or impossible to mesh for CFD simulations without extensive CAD cleanup.  The tech preview is intended for external flow analysis or wind tunnel type models.

 

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New Autodesk Nastran cloud-enabled product offerings

by dan.miles On 08/12/14 03:50:14 PM

Autodesk has enhanced its Simulation software portfolio with the addition of two new simulation products, Autodesk Nastran 2015 and Autodesk Nastran In-CAD 2015. Autodesk acquired NEi Software – and the NEi Nastran platform on which the products are based – in May 2014 in order to add additional structural analysis capabilities to the company’s growing simulation portfolio. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

 

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CFD Hangout for Rotating Machinery

by dan.miles On 07/12/14 01:00:24 AM

You're invited! Autodesk® Simulation CFD™ users are gathering for a series of Hangouts designed to introduce you to the power features available in Simulation CFD. We'll help you make your models more accurate, efficient, dynamic, and improve the visual impact of your presentations.

 

This session, ‘Rotating Machinery’ focuses on why and how to utilise Rotating Regions when analysing rotating machinery.

 

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Autodesk Labs Project Sundance

by dan.miles On 06/09/14 09:25:20 PM

Project Sundance is a free technology preview of an Windows application that allows you to export the fiber orientation results from your Autodesk® Simulation Moldflow® simulation and use them to run a nonlinear structural simulation in Abaqus Standard or Explicit.

 

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