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How to Calculate Stress and Strain with FEM Software?

Written by: Ajay Harish on 24 April, 2017

FEM users often wonder how stress and strain are calculated and how these quantities are related to the nodes? Which of this is calculated first? An…

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How You Can Save your Money with Free CFD Software

Written by: Anastasia Churazova on 21 April, 2017

CFD software solutions have a reputation for being notoriously expensive. This is one of the main reasons so few engineers were able to successfully integrate…


What is the von Mises Stress and Yield Criterion?

Written by: Ajay Harish on 19 April, 2017

The idea of von Mises stress was first proposed by Huber in 1904 but received more attention only in 1913 when Richard von Mises proposed…

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5 Reasons to Optimize Your Designs through CFD Online

Written by: Anastasia Churazova on 13 April, 2017

Performance optimization is an integral part of the product design process, regardless of the industry. It is becoming increasingly more crucial with the current trends…

container crane

Buckling Analysis of a RTG Crane

Written by: Guillermo Giraldo on 4 April, 2017

The RTG Crane (Rubber Tyred Gantry Crane, pictured in figure 1) is a fundamental equipment in any cargo port company. They allow fast stacking, unstacking and movement…

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Metal Sheet Optimization with FEA | Fixing Enclosure Failure

Written by: Manisankar V. on 4 April, 2017

Over the past years, cloud-based Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) has become an important tool in the product development cycle and is being used extensively in…

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Paving the Way towards CAE Democratization

Written by: Anastasia Churazova on 24 March, 2017

Consider for a moment all the technology you are using on a daily basis without giving it much thought. Imagine that in order to extract…

cross flow fan simulation

Cross Flow Fan – Testing Vibration and Aerodynamics with CFD

Written by: Netty on 3 March, 2017

The cross flow fan (also called tangential fan) is used extensively in the HVAC industry, as well as in electronics. Producing an even laminar airflow and allowing…