SDRC extended the power of VGX into the analysis arena. I-DEAS Variational Analysis, the first in a series of products powered by VGX technology, allows a designer to create a single piece of geometry that describes his or her entire design space. In I-DEAS VGX for Analysis, the design space is directly translated into an analysis space, such that when the first calculation is complete, you will know how the design will perform in every configuration described by the geometry. Variational Analysis also evaluates which design change produces the greatest effect on the model's performance. The new software allows an engineer to create product-specific design curves for any geometry with an unlimited number of design variables. Once meshed, one button gives the results for the entire design space in one solve, with no iterations and no re-start. SDRC Product Code 4432
Earlier this year paralyzed IndyCar drive Sam Schmidt did the seemingly impossible -- opening the qualifying rounds at Indy by driving a modified Corvette C7 Stingray around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Wearables are changing the way we see ourselves. With onboard sensors that have access to our bodies, we are starting to know our physical selves like never before, quantifying our activity, our heart rate, breathing, and even our muscle effort.
Last week, the bill for reforming chemical regulation, the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015, passed the House. If it or a similar bill becomes law, the effects on cost and availability of adhesives and plastics incorporating these substances are not yet clear.
This year, Design News is getting a head start on the Fourth of July celebration. In honor of our country and its legacy of engineering innovation -- in all of its forms -- we are taking you on an alphabetical tour through all 50 states to showcase interesting engineering breakthroughs and historically significant events.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.