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Composites World – Hybrid analysis: Making the most of FEA by leveraging traditional analysis

CW guest columinst Collin Petersen (Janicki Industries, Sedro-Woolley, WA, US) suggests the use of more traditional analysis methods, where it is sensible to do so, making your finite element analysis (FEA) significantly simpler in the process. Author: Collin Petersen Posted on: 10/30/2015 Source: CompositesWorld Article Finite element analysis (FEA) is an invaluable tool for design engineers, but in many industries, …

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Machine Design – Software lets spacecraft carry heavier loads

Posted on: 7/9/2013 Source: Machine Design Researchers at NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., are developing a Common Bus spacecraft made of stackable octagonal rings and off-the-shelf parts to form small landers, orbiters, or rovers. The squat octagons measure 14‑in. tall and 46‑in. across, with matching bolt patterns around their ends for quick assembly. When stacked, they form the …