solves nonlinear impact problems that involve large deformations with complex
contact and motion. Typical applications include crash, metal forming
processes, drop tests and ballistic scenarios. NEi Explicit can also be used to
solve static problems with millions of degrees of freedom. Because they are
extremely large and highly contact dominated, these problems are difficult to
solve using implicit FEA codes. It is completely
integrated with the NEi Nastran environment, making the learning process much
easier for Nastran users who are transitioning to an explicit solver. Existing
Nastran users can directly analyze a Nastran implicit model in the NEi Explicit
solver without any changes to the analysis file. The explicit architecture
lends itself to highly scalable parallel performance, and large deformation
contact solutions with highly nonlinear material behavior. NEi Explicit
provides analysts with automatic contact generation, rigid materials
definition, material deletion criteria with element deletion, and automatic
reconstruction of contact surface due to surface erosion.
HP revealed more of its 3D printing plans in a recent webinar. Senior vice president of inkjet and graphics solution business Stephen Nigro spoke about how the technology works and expanded on HP's vision of open collaboration to commercialize its Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology for end-production, and open collaboration on new materials. He also said HP will create software to help users decide when to use Multi Jet Fusion versus conventional subtractive manufacturing.
The Dutch are known for their love of bicycling, and they’ve also long been early adopters of green-energy and smart-city technologies. So it seems fitting that a town in which painter Vincent van Gogh once lived has given him a very Dutch-like tribute -- a bike path lit by a special smart paint in the style of the artist's “Starry Night” painting.
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