Desktop Engineering (DTE) Blog

Desktop Engineering Blog

scSTREAM: internal & external flows for cooling electrical devices

Thermal and Condensation Simulation

We are getting more and more interest in the Cradle CFD products from MSC Software, particularly scSTREAM due to its ease of use and powerful capabilities around flow, thermal and condensation simulation which make it ideal for engineers working in the battery charging arena.

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Topics: Various - CAD CAM FEA PLM, TechTips, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Hexagon MSC Software

Actran Diffuse Sound Field (DSF) demo

Actran, from MSC Software, is an acoustics simulation software, originally designed for predicting noise within, and around vehicles, such as cars and aircraft.  

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Topics: Various - CAD CAM FEA PLM, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Aerospace, Hexagon MSC Software, space techologies

Improve composite FEA process AND get manufacturing output

How to improve your composite FEA process AND get manufacturing output as a side benefit

When working with laminated composites it is important to consider the effects that draping the pre-pregs has on the orientations and thickness that get used in finite element analysis. 

Laminate Modeller is a plug-in tool for MSC Patran that does this fundamental job, but offers so much more. 

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Topics: Various - CAD CAM FEA PLM, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), TechTips, Hexagon MSC Software

How to define composites in MSC Apex

MSC Apex is the quick-to-learn, easy-to-use, intuitive Finite Element Modeller from MSC Software.

Defining and using laminate materials is part of the base license and uses a zone-based methodology for managing the stacking sequence.

The video demonstration is a short walk-through on how to go about applying laminate material (composite) properties to a mesh in MSC Apex, illustrating how a panel has its zones defined, and how you can interrogate a laminated model to understand the material definition.

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Topics: Various - CAD CAM FEA PLM, Hexagon MSC Software

How & Why with Adams Flex

How To and Why To use Flexible Members in Mechanical System Design

System dynamics is very important in the design of mechanisms – ignoring dynamic effects and flexibility in your system by simulating mechanisms using simple kinematics such as the tools in your CAD system, can lead to problems in behaviour downstream - as this short video illustrates.  

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Topics: Various - CAD CAM FEA PLM, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Hexagon MSC Software, CAE Tools

Unboxing MSC One

The MSC One Method

With MSC Software's subscription based token system, you receive a pool of tokens. Your tokens are checked out from the pool and are used to access and run a full range of CAE solutions available under the MSC One licensing system from MSC Software. Each individual software item requires a certain number of tokens to run. After each use, your tokens are returned to the pool for other use. There are dozens of software items available under MSC One.

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Topics: Various - CAD CAM FEA PLM, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Hexagon MSC Software, CAE Tools

DTE achieves Highest Technical Certifications

Desktop Engineering has recently achieved the highest possible certification level for Dassault Systemes.

As part of our ongoing accreditation process both sales and support members of our company have completed a total of more than 32 certification exams. These exams tested their knowledge of the brands ENOVIA and CATIA together with the 3DEXPERIENCE Industry Solutions derived for processes in the relevant industry. These include “Engineered to Fly” for aerospace, or “Bid to Win” for automotive.

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, Various - CAD CAM FEA PLM, Dassault Systemes, Training, CATIA

Predicting Flowrate with scFLOW

CFD demonstration

A common use of Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) is in the design of fans and pumps.  This short video demonstration shows how simple it is to set up a centrifugal fan model in scFLOW

In this example we are looking to predict the flowrate throughput for a given fan speed, which is easily done by following steps in the wizard driven interface. 

 

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Topics: Various - CAD CAM FEA PLM, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Hexagon MSC Software, CAE Tools

3DEXPERIENCE Platform – Key Features End Users Will Relate To!

PLM (Product Lifestyle Management) can be a scary term. Costly, complicated and ‘only for large companies’ are some of the general concerns people will often raise. 3DEXPERIENCE on the cloud is a real game changer with regards to most misconceptions around PLM.

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, Various - CAD CAM FEA PLM, TechTips, Manufacturing, Remote Working

scFLOW Simulation Demo

Next generation CFD tool

scFLOW from MSC Software is a state-of the art Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) package which uses a polyhedral mesh to solve some very complex problems with short run-times that have surprised long term users of other CFD packages.

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Topics: Various - CAD CAM FEA PLM, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Hexagon MSC Software, CAE Tools