Articles on ‘Femap’

Tech Tip – Dynamic Analysis

22 August 2014, by Alan No Comments
Femap, Tips

Femap with NX Nastran allows some “cheats” to run certain types of dynamic analysis, even without the (as usual, very cost-effective) Dynamics add-on. 711 total views, 2 views today

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Femap Tip: Things its not obvious that Femap does

21 July 2014, by Alan No Comments
Femap, Tips

NX Nastran has a few “secret” capabilities that are not obvious from within Femap. It may not be clear there are two distinct sets of documentation: one set for Femap itself, plus a complete set for NX Nastran.  The latter is reached via Help | NX Nastran (from within Femap) and it makes for some

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Femap Tip: Solid Meshing with Internal Beams

19 June 2014, by Alan No Comments
Femap, Tips

Structures like reinforced concrete where steel rebar in encased in solid concrete can be represented by 1-D rod or beam elements for the rebar inside solid 3-D tet-elements for the concrete. When setting up such a model you have to take care to ensure that the mesh is contiguous and that the 1-D elements connect

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Femap used by NASA

19 June 2014, by Alan No Comments
Case Studies, Femap, News

Delivering a roving science laboratory from Earth to the planet Mars requires meticulous planning and precision performance. You only have one chance to get it right; there’s no margin for error. Engineers and scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at the California Institute of Technology had to make crucial decisions thousands of times over

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Femap with NX Nastran’s Best Kept Secret

22 May 2014, by Alan No Comments
Assemblies, Femap, Solid Edge, Synchronous Technology

It is a little known fact that Solid Edge and Femap can be coupled together to provide a complete modelling/FEA solution where the analysis model is connected to the design model in the CAD system. Solid Edge is a comprehensive 2D/3D CAD system for designing parts and assemblies.  Its strength is shown when model changes

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Femap with NX Nastran TechTip: Groups and Layers

22 May 2014, by Alan No Comments
Femap, Tips

Layers and Groups are ways in which complex models can be separated into convenient bits. After years of experience, our recommendations are these: Layers are better for pre-planned separation of significant parts of the model. Remember, entities belong to only one layer.  New entities are placed on the Active layer.  Copied entities are placed on

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This manufacturer boosted productivity by 50%!

30 April 2014, by Alan No Comments
Case Studies, Femap

Industrial machinery producer Kotchergenko realized a 50% increase in productivity, 20% faster model generation and improved product quality with Femap. It also made a 25 percent improvement in information flow/sharing. At Kotchergenko, Femap with NX Nastran is used to conduct structural design calculations through the finite element analysis (FEA) method. A numerical tool for problem

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Femap V11.1.1 Released

25 March 2014, by Alan No Comments
Femap, News

Femap V11.1.1 has just been released. While it is considered a ‘minor release’, there have been some significant enhancements that that continue to keep Femap with NX Nastran at the forefront of both productive ease-of-use as well as serious engineering depth for expert analysts. 1,446 total views, 4 views today

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Femap and Solid Edge Simulation

6 March 2014, by Alan No Comments
Femap, Solid Edge, Synchronous Technology

One of the questions many design/engineering organisations face is whether to invest in CAD-embedded FEA or go for standalone general purpose FEA like Femap with NX Nastran.  Each has its merits, and in this post we outline why either or both would be the right choice. 2,035 total views, 3 views today

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What’s New in Femap V11.1

26 November 2013, by Alan No Comments
Femap, News

We are pleased to announce the formal release of Femap Version 11.1. This is a significant release with substantial productive functionality to make more advanced FEA easier to complete.

Here is a quick summary of Femap with NX Nastran V11.1 enhancements:

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Femap v11 released – watch the new feature videos

20 January 2013, by Alan No Comments
Femap, Synchronous Technology

Femap version 11 from Siemens PLM Software is the latest release of the robust finite element modeling pre- and post-processor for engineering simulation and analysis. Femap works in combination with a wide variety of finite element analysis solvers, including the industry-leading NX Nastran application, also from Siemens PLM Software. 772 total views, 2 views today

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News – November 2012

20 November 2012, by Alan No Comments
Femap

Femap V11 previewed at Siemens PLM Simulation Connection. Attendees at Siemens PLM Connection in Melbourne were given a sneak preview of Femap V11, and we had the privilege of beta testing a pre-release version.  There are certain aspects of the new version we are allowed to reveal, and the top three items are: 1. External

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