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Our next FEMAP and NX Nastran training course

We've held our biannual FEMAP trainings for so long now, you can set your seasonal clock by it. If it's spring or fall in Portland, you can count on FEMAP training

Our next scheduled week-long course will be the week of April 24th. As always we'll take the user from the ground floor through FEA best practices. We'll then move into advanced subjects dealing with manifold and non-manifold surface modeling, detailed plate meshing, and tet versus hex meshing.

The fifth day of the course is optional for an additional cost of $575. It finishes with a focus on FEMAP's API interface, a key method for customization and automation.

We recently finished our first-ever online FEMAP API course. It was six sessions totalling over 9 hours of class notes, workshops and instruction. We'll be looking at future options, both for more live online classes and for a self-directed API course based on our new material.

Need FEMAP training for a large group? As always we're available for customized onsite training, just reach out and contact us.

Explore Fatigue Essentials and ditch your fatigue analysis spreadsheets

In conjunction with our affiliate company Applied CAx, we were pleased to explore a new software package — Fatigue Essentials. This software is designed to provide a consistent, user-friendly tool for performing fatigue analysis as a standalone package or linked with FEMAP.

WATCH THE FATIGUE ESSENTIALS VIDEO

In this one-hour webinar we explore a simple example within Fatigue Essentials, and then show how to link Fatigue Essentials with FEMAP to generate a damage contour. We demonstrated an overview of the program workflow, an example of classic fatigue analysis, and the Fatigue Essentials FEMAP Plugin.

What to learn more? Please visit the Fatigue Essentials page.

New overview of our FEA work on Transmissions, Gearboxes and Drive Train Components

We've done a lot of work over the last several years in this corner of the engineering world, so it's time for us to highlight what we've done for our FEA work on transmission, gearbox and drive train components. It's a block of six exciting projects. Dr. George Laird has taken time to develop a project summary and representative model image for each one. As well he compiled all the projects into a video summary.

  1. Heavy-Duty Electric Utility Vehicle Gearbox and Differential Housing
  2. Dual-Cylinder Motorcycle Engine Gearbox and Housing
  3. Transmission analysis of dual-shaft 3,000 HP gearbox
  4. Transmission Shifting Mechanisms
  5. Hydraulic Variable Speed Transmission Housing Analyses
  6. Large-Scale Gearbox for Off-Shore Drilling Platform Winch

Click here to view the case studies summary.

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