Designing for high pressure: Large-diameter underground pipe
Careful analysis is needed to ensure success of buried composite piping for industrial applications.
Simulation technology for glass fiber composite design
Ticona Engineering Polymers has made "integrative simulation" technology available to improve the accuracy of computing fiber-reinforced components under load.
ANSYS seminar to emphasize composites design, modeling
The free event, March 13 at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott, will cover modeling and design techniques for composite structures.
Carrier-capable, all-composite external fuel tank
Legacy product positions builder for a shot at an F-35 contract.
Laminate design/optimization software
Software developer Anaglyph Ltd. has announced the launch of Laminate Tools version 4.1.
Integrated engineering software
ANSYS and VISTAGY Inc. have announced the bidirectional integration of ANSYS 13.0 Composite PrepPost and FiberSIM 2010 composites engineering software.
Digital design, RTM update aircraft propeller
Second-generation type-certified propeller delivers for Cirrus Aircraft’s SR-22 at a more affordable price.
Metal-matrix composites used to lighten military brake drums
Century Inc.'s combination metal-matrix composite (MMC)/aluminum brake drum is a lightweight alternative to cast iron and steel brake drums in military vehicles.
Residential construction breakthrough: Composites find a home
Composite materials get the go-ahead for an unconventional but code-compliant California house.
FEA facilitates custom megayacht design
Modeling software and design ingenuity meet vibration challenges in ocean-going luxury yacht.
Composites analysis software updated
Firehole Technologies Inc. has announced the
availability of Helius:MCT Version 2.0 for composites analysis, which includes ANSYS compatibility.
Regional buses boost CFRP in alternative energy
Diesel-to-fuel-cell bus conversions signal potential niche for composites in public transit powertrains.
Team-built bus body bests all
OEM meets tight development schedule on superlight multipart molded shell to offset propulsion system weight in fuel cell-powered transit bus.
Pultruding cost out of aerospace parts
Design-for-manufacturing effort proves to be cost-effective for carbon/epoxy airfoil on expendable UAV.
Composites the right choice for subsea ocean observatory
Pultruded structure provides durable platform for Deep-ocean Environmental Long-term Observatory System (DELOS) project’s groundbreaking marine study.
SMC Flexes Muscles in Other Markets
Often identified with automotive body applications, sheet molding compound shows growing promise in a variety of other temperature- and weather-resistant applications.
Simulation software - 8/1/2007
ANSYS Inc. (Southpointe, Pa.) has released ANSYS 11.0, the newest version of its simulation software suite designed for product development processes. The latest version includes a number of new features in analysis, meshing and optimization, including Variational Technology in the solver, which reduces the overall
FEA Software Release
ANSYS Inc. (Southpointe, Pa.) has released ANSYS 11.0, which includes new features in analysis, meshing and optimization, including Variational Technology in the solver, which reduces the overall number of iterations for nonlinear static and transient analyses, allowing the user to perform “what if” scenarios faster
FEA Roundup: Design, Simulation And Analysis Converge
New modeling and analysis software products increase the accessibility and reliability of finite element analysis data.
The ABCs of FEA
Computerized and adapted for composites, finite element analysis reduces R&D expense and shortens time to market.
ANSYS Inc. (Canonsburg, Pa.), in collaboration with Matereality LLC (Ithaca, N.Y.), has released an interface designed to smoothly export material data inputs from Matereality's material data management system into ANSYS Workbench software, enabling users to easily access material property data. Intended to further
ANSYS Inc. (Canonsburg, Pa.) announced the availability of ASAS 14 structural element software, and AQWA 5.6, a hydrodynamic assessment software suite, for the offshore oil and marine industries. ASAS 14 offers a simple method of defining internal tank loading for vessels as well as a unique nonlinear, coupled
Anisotropic wind blade design expected to reduce wind-energy costs
Deliberately unbalanced laminate produces smoother power input from adaptive wind blades
Vinyl ester composite parts in boat stern drive resist corrosion and damage
Volvo Penta's Ocean Series brings vinyl ester composites to the powertrain end of the boat.
Fighting Ships Augment Combat Readiness With Advanced Composites
Navies adopt composite materials for stealth and speed.