December brought big news from SimScale: engineering simulation became practically free with the new SimScale Community Plan, and the SimScale Connector App for Onshape was launched just two days ago!
October and November also brought some news and useful posts on the SimScale blog. In case you’ve missed some of them, here are the highlights:
Many specializations under the umbrella of mechanical engineering are using integrated FEM in product design and development. This article talks about the beginnings of the finite element method and the developments in its use over the last 75 years.
The SimScale Public Projects Library contains over 200 simulations—all of which you can use as templates for your own projects. You can find several valve analyses created to help you improve your products faster and more efficiently. The most recent project is this analysis, which simulates the opening of a pressure relief valve using 6 DoF body motion.
The heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry (HVAC) is facing major changes due to technological progress and emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT). With new products being launched every day, HVAC equipment manufacturers are seeking out new and innovative ways to meet growing customer needs and stay on the cutting edge of industry standards for energy efficiency, comfort and performance. In this article, you’ll find some tips for HVAC professionals and companies, based on the HVAC industry’s continued evolution and trends.
Ben Lewis is the president of Custom Machines. With over ten years of experience in mechanical and electrical engineering, he works on challenging projects in many industry verticals, such as mining, rolling stock, confectionery, agriculture, and manufacturing. Over a year ago, Ben Lewis became a user of SimScale and started incorporating the platform into his work. Pawel Sosnowski, the lead sales engineer at SimScale, had the pleasure of talking to Ben about his experience with SimScale.
In January of this year, we announced that SimScale reached the milestone of 10,000 users. Now, just nine months later, we are happy to welcome an additional 40,000 users to SimScale! It’s really exciting for us to see that 50,000 professionals from all over the world are using our cloud-based platform for their simulation needs. Working in more than 15 different industries, our users are performing structural mechanics (FEM), fluid dynamics (CFD) and thermodynamics analyses to improve their designs.
To meet the stringent safety standards for child seat design, the engineers at Malaika implemented rigorous product testing and design verification procedures at both the component and system-level. The SimScale platform has been a requisite part of this process, and a series of component simulations have been completed to validate the structural integrity of the primary ISOfix connection to the main chassis and the adjustment rack. Read this customer success story here.