The NAFEMS blog features contributions from our working groups, tutors, steering committees, as well as outside experts, all focussed on engineering analysis and simulation. We'll be covering industry news, a raft of technical topics, thought leadership, and all the latest from the analysis community.
The origins and legacy of the renowned structural analysis code and early pioneer of simulation-driven design. from the analysis origins series In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the engineering research community began to buzz about a new concept called topology optimization. The
from the analysis origins series This article chronicles the origins of Fluent, a pioneering Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) code in the 1980s that became the dominant market leader by the late 90s and is today part of ANSYS Inc., one of the leading simulation software providers for
from the analysis origins series by Dennis Nagy Principal, BeyondCAE Birth, Growth, Success, Stagnation, and Re-Birth MSC’s 55-year history has been fascinating, exciting, and disappointing, all at the same time. This article attempts to highlight all those facets from the personal viewpoint
Modelling Explosions and Combustion and the Impact of Piper Alpha from the analysis origins series Introduction by Steve Howell The catastrophic loss of the Piper Alpha platform claimed the lives of 167 people. On 6 July 1988, a small explosion caused secondary damage that resulted in a second
from the analysis origins series by Lynn Manning In the first of this new regular series on the roots of some of the major players in the analysis world, we take a look at the origins of HKS and ABAQUS, from its beginnings in the 1970’s, to the present day. An Englishman, a Swede and an