Engineers who use NASTRAN can now also use ALGOR's user interface, automatic brick and tetrahedral solid meshing, and CAD associativity. ALGOR has released a NASTRAN product that provides compatibility with NASTRAN and FEMAP output. Engineer Dominic Lorino of Huber Inc. says the new tool lets him work with his legacy NASTRAN files within the same interface he uses when doing analysis with ALGOR.
Conventional wisdom holds that MIT, Cal Tech, and Stanford are three of the country’s best undergraduate engineering schools. Unfortunately, when conventional wisdom visits the topic of best engineering schools, it too often leaves out some of the most distinguished programs that don’t happen to offer PhD-level degrees.
Airbus Defence and Space has 3D printed titanium brackets for communications satellites. The redesigned, one-piece 3D-printed brackets have better thermal resistance than conventionally manufactured parts, can be produced faster, cost 20% less, and save about 1 kg of weight per satellite.
A group of researchers at the Seoul National University have discovered a way to take material from cigarette butts and turn it into a carbon-based material that’s ideal for storing energy and creating a powerful supercapacitor.
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