I am sure that many of us who have run a simulation static study have come across this warning message, where an excessive displacement warning was generated and asked us to continue running the current study or enable the Large Displacement option to improve the accuracy. Fig. 1: Excessive Displacement Message What actually happens in…
Tools > Mass Properties is an exceptionally helpful tool for estimating what your part will weigh based on the geometry you have modeled and the density of the material that you have applied. But have you ever ran into a situation where you have finally finished modeling a new part only to find that it doesn’t meet your design goals for weight because you haven’t been checking the mass properties as you go? Wouldn’t it be great if you could see the mass without having to access mass properties? Well, sensors can help you there.
One of the most interesting projects I’ve worked on was one that involved deformation due to creep effects. Looking back, the most difficult part of that project was determining the material properties, particularly the creep constants. In this blog I wanted to share how we developed those constants in the context of the project, and get you thinking about creep effects in your own products.
Hawk Ridge Systems offers a range of analysis software to help you make design decisions and in addition to that, we also offer different types of analysis consulting services which include consulting, mentoring, and training. So how do you choose between consulting or mentoring? When choosing between consulting and mentoring, it really comes down to whether you want to receive a report of the results for your analysis or want to learn how to setup the analysis and obtain results yourself.