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How to map flow forces to a structural analysis in Simcenter

How to map flow forces to a structural analysis in Simcenter

Simcenter offers a dedicated application to map steady state or transient flow results onto a target model, typically an independent structural model from the same geometry but with a different mesh.
How to simulate delamination using cohesive elements in Simcenter Multiphysics

How to simulate delamination using cohesive elements in Simcenter Multiphysics

Cohesive elements are special-purpose 3D elements used to model adhesive joint failure as well as delamination of composite plies.
How to create 3D solid mesh for a sandwich composite laminated car hood using Simcenter Laminate Composites

How to create 3D solid mesh for a sandwich composite laminated car hood using Simcenter Laminate Composites

You may use the solid mesh to get better results in the ply out-of-plane direction to evaluate delamination.
How to perform random analysis of mixed laminated composite – metallic structures

How to perform random analysis of mixed laminated composite – metallic structures

This tips and tricks shows how to use Simcenter Laminate Dynamics to quickly evaluate the behavior of a satellite antenna assembly.
Approaches to Laminate Buckling with Simcenter

Approaches to Laminate Buckling with Simcenter

Buckling of plates inherently involves large transverse deflections and out-of-plane bending, for which transverse shear becomes significant.
How to preview NX NASTRAN contact and glue regions

How to preview NX NASTRAN contact and glue regions

When you define a contact or glue condition in your model, NX Nastran internally creates contact or glue elements using the contact or glue regions you select as well as the search distance that you define.
How to create a 4D field in Simcenter

How to create a 4D field in Simcenter

This Tips & Trick shows how to use Simcenter to create a 4D field, which allows you to model a functional expression of the form.
How to optimize a laminate in Simcenter

How to optimize a laminate in Simcenter

The optimization works on a single laminate physical property and involves three components: design variables, design constraints, and design objectives.
Quickly Determine Laminate Coupon Test Loads using NX Laminate Composites

Quickly Determine Laminate Coupon Test Loads using NX Laminate Composites

NX Laminate Composites (NXLC) allows you to easily define laminates, assign them to 2D or 3D meshes of complex geometries, and post-process composite failure metrics.
How to drive NX expressions from a spreadsheet

How to drive NX expressions from a spreadsheet

This Tips & Trick shows how to drive expressions in NX from an external spreadsheet.
Polygon Bodies and Mirroring in NX Post

Polygon Bodies and Mirroring in NX Post

This Tips & Trick shows how to display polygon bodies together with results in the NX post-processor.
Accommodating 3rd Party CAD Design Changes without Simulation Model Re-Work

Accommodating 3rd Party CAD Design Changes without Simulation Model Re-Work

A common limitation when accessing CAD data from a CAE tool is the inability to support design changes with automated updates of the idealized CAE geometry, mesh, loads, and constraints.

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