Algor's Release 12 automatically compares your input against allowable low- or high-value limits as you enter the data. This live data-checking feature alerts the user if a value is unreasonable and prevents errors during subsequent finite element analysis. The new release also focuses on ease-of-use with such features as an improved FEA data entry interface, pull-down lists that eliminate possible typing errors, and the need to reference separate documentation. In addition, the effects of liquids can be simulated using "hydrodynamic finite elements" in a Mechanical Event Simulation. Assemblies having several components, such as an automobile front-suspension assembly, are importable as a single model, and engineers can perform a mechanical event simulation of a model with several components at the same time. Algor Inc. Product Code 4425
The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
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