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Unstoppable FEA Force Creates Blog

Our good friend Marsha Victory has run the publication FEA Information for over 17 years. It focuses on all aspects of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) technology, innovations and solutions with a spotlight on LS-DYNA. As well she's helped run the LS-DYNA Conference held every two years in Dearborn, Michigan.

She recently (mostly) retired and due to her unstoppable nature, she's set herself up with a blog. It covers a range of topics from her longtime work with horses, available demo licenses, and most importantly for our friends and colleagues, select not to miss FEA news items. Marsha is posting new items once a week (if not more... did we say she's unstoppable?) and has already come up with an impressive gallery of bullet solid meshing, platform drop testing and more. Please go pay her a visit at FEA Not To Miss!

30 Years of FEMAP

Siemens PLM put together a nice video showing the evolution of FEMAP over the last 30 years. It showcases some of the major projects that have been involved in FEMAP over the years.

Another successful LS-DYNA training class

LS-DYNA training May 2017A quick thank-you is due to all of the attendees to our May 2017 LS-DYNA training. The five day class focused on building accurate nonlinear transient simulations. The learning process was based on workshops covering how one could take basic data (e.g.,engineering stress-strrain) and geometry and then create an advanced simulation that could be verified and taken forward to validation with confidence. Best practices were advocated from mass scaling, element formulation (elform=-16) to MORTAR contact to encourage the students to first get a model that would run and then later on optimized it for numerical efficiency. The last day of the class focused on LS-DYNA's rapidly evolving implicit capabilities. Our next LS-DYNA training class will be May 14 - 18, 2018.

 

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