Version 70.5 of MSC/NASTRAN can simulate larger problems with less resources and speeds data recovery. Performance improvements and new reordering algorithms have been added to both direct and iterative solvers, reducing required disk space, memory, and CPU time. MSC reports that for some large problems, CPU time has been cut in half. Also new are a generic control system technology for all existing aerodynamic methodologies that allows for a more accurate simulation of vehicle control system behavior during flight, and a geometric and nonlinear damping feature to help automotive engineers better design suspensions. In addition, MSC has made its user messages available for customization. Commonly encountered error messages can be modified to provide site-specific information such as hints, tips, and work-arounds.
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Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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