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MSC Apex and CAEFatigue for Random Response analysis

Posted by Andy Woodward on 08-Sep-2021 12:00:00

MSC Apex is MSC software’s new GUI environment.  It’s been around for a few years and development is progressing steadily. 

While it does an amazing job with model preparation broad support for analysis solutions is still evolving.


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Space Sector Benefits

A key area for our customers in the Space sector is around Random Response analysis which is a requirement for predicting the damage caused during the launch event by the launch agencies.

Apex supports the underlying frequency response analysis but full support for pre-and post-processing the Random element for Nastran is not available as of the 2021.2 release. 

Delivering the Results
Apex is part of the MSC One token licensing system which also includes CAEFatigue, originally developed to supercharge the process of Fatigue Analysis in the frequency domain, which has a module for calculating the response due to a PSD loading from a Nastran Frequency Response output.

This video discusses how Apex and CAEFatigue can be used together to deliver the results needed using next-generation software in both cases. 

If this is of interest to you and you want to know more, please get in touch.  We’ve got a lot of experience both with the software and with serving companies large and small in the UK engineering industry and can make sure you understand the options and get the best value solution. 

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If you are not using MSC One tokens, or are using a non-MSC solver -  get in touch with DTE to talk about just how little it would cost to add Apex to your arsenal of tools, and enquire about a free trial license to see what benefits it would bring.

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Access through MSC One

All these Apex capabilities are included within the flexible MSC One licensing scheme, so if you’d like to discuss your requirements in more detail and to understand if Apex could help you, please get in touch with Lynsey Watts on 01993 883555 or send us your requirements. 

Using our 20+ years of experience in providing MSC solutions to the UK market, we will work with you to make sure you get the right packaging to minimise your costs.

  • Annual subscription, cost-effective investment in product development with access to a suite of multidisciplinary engineering software tools including MSC Apex, MSC Nastran, Patran, Adams, Marc,  SimManager, MaterialCenter, and more.
  • Full range of analysis capability including linear and non-linear static and dynamics analysis together with multibody dynamics.
  • Interfaces with most popular CAD systems with rapid geometry clean-up capability.
  • Ability to analyse connected physics and disciplines delivers better prediction of part and system behaviour.

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