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Radiator Labs – Retrofitting and Sustainability

by herzinj On 07/01/15 03:30:08 PM

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Old buildings aren’t that energy efficient.  I know, it’s a shock to me too!  Radiator Labs is here to take care of that problem while preserving the beauty of historic buildings.

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Autodesk CFD

AME-documents.pngThe Advanced Material Exchange is a feature included in Autodesk® Helius PFA that maps the fiber orientations from an injection molding simulation in Autodesk® Moldflow® to a finite element structural analysis. If you are interested in learning more about the value of as-manufactured simulation or how Autodesk is validating the Advanced Material Exchange, we have a couple documents we think you should check out. 

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We are off to the 2015 NAFEMS World Congress - June 21-24

by angela.schrader On 06/18/15 01:41:35 PM

NAFEMS-WC-2015.jpgSeveral of our simulation team are packing their bags and getting ready to head to sunny California for the 2015 NAFEMS World Congress. 

 

We will be very active there, facilitating two sessions, presenting five papers and hosting a booth. See what we're up to..

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Events
NAFEMS
Check out SimTV Redesigned!

by angela.schrader On 06/04/15 12:34:33 PM

SimTV.jpgSimTV is a digital channel, brought to you by SimHub for everything related to Autodesk Simulation. It hosts many informative videos including in-product demonstrations and presentations of what is included in new versions of our simulation products. 

Read more to learn what you can find in SimTV.

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SimHub

Some tips and tricks from our support team on downloading your latest software versions and acquiring the new license manager.

 

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Autodesk CFD. Autodesk Moldflow
Autodesk Nastran
Autodesk Simulation Mechanical
Helius Composite
Helius PFA
Simulation

Composite materials are used for the high stiffness and strength properties they provide at a low weight compared to metals. But composite materials are challenging to use in structural design because of their orthotropic behavior – different stiffness and strength depending on the direction of the material. This makes testing for these material properties a lengthy and expensive process when compared to isotropic materials. Add to this that composite materials are relatively new and substantially more expensive then metals, and you get a limited publically available database for composite material properties.

 

The question is.... where can I locate properties? Or, can I compute the properties for a material?

 

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Advanced Materials
composite
future of making things
Helius Composite
Simulation Composite
Autodesk 2016 Composite Products are Live!

by kenikd On 04/23/15 03:20:21 PM

The 2016 versions of Autodesk Helius Composite (the product formerly known as Autodesk Simulation Composite Design), and Autodesk Helius PFA (the product formerly known as Autodesk SImulation Composite Analysis) are now live and ready for download! Click to view what's new in the products and view the new product center pages!

 

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Advanced Materials
Autodesk Moldflow
Autodesk Simulation Composite
Autodesk Simulation Composites
composite
Composite Analysis
composite failure
future of making things
Helius Composite
Helius PFA
Simulation Composite
Simulation Flex Upgrades for 2016

by kenikd On 04/16/15 07:41:52 PM

Autodesk Simulation Flex users are receiving some great hardware updates in the new 2016 releases. Check out Ian Pendlebury's post here.

 

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Autodesk Moldflow
Autodesk Simulation CFD
Autodesk Simulation Mechanical
future of making things
Simulation
Autodesk Simulation 2016 Products Released

by dan.miles On 04/13/15 03:46:54 PM

Autodesk's 2016 Simulation software portfolio delivers a faster, more accurate and flexible approach to predicting, optimizing and validating designs earlier in the design process.  The 2016 family of products include new versions of Autodesk Moldflow, Autodesk Moldflow Design, Autodesk CFD, Autodesk Nastran In-CAD, Autodesk Nastran, Autodesk Simulation Mechanical, and Autodesk Helius PFA, Autodesk Helius Composite, and Autodesk Robot Structure Analysis Professional.  Autodesk SimStudio Tools is available for the first time.

 

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Autodesk CFD
Autodesk Moldflow
Autodesk Nastran
Simulation Composite

This is part 2 of 2 covering my thoughts on the composites simulation market as a whole.  Part 1 of 2 can be found here. The Autodesk team gave a broad overview of this same space at a Rocky Mountain SAMPE meeting back in the fall of 2014.

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Advanced Materials
composite
Composite Analysis
composite failure
future of making things