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How to Use Contour Line in Geometry

This presentation gives instructions on how to export a Contour Plot (single line), re-import it as an Interpolation Curve on a Work Plane in the Geometry, extrude the Work Plane, then Convert to Solid to create two domains separated by the new surface.

Stationary Incompressible Flow over a Backstep using Argyris Elements

This model examines the physics of plane, incompressible and steady flow over a backward step in the absence of external forces. It addresses a common benchmark problem in the field of computational fluid dynamics. There is no known exact solution, but experimental data have been published, making it possible to check the accuracy of the FEM solution. The model exemplifies a divergence-free ...

Tapered Membrane End Load

This example shows a 2D plane stress model of a membrane with a thickness of 0.1 m. The load is a uniformly distributed horizontal load of 10 MN/m (that is, a pressure of 100 MPa) along the right end. At the left end, the membrane is constrained from movement in the x direction. At the left end's midpoint, the membrane is kept fixed. The resulting x-direction stress is compared to a NAFEMS ...

Thermal lensing in high-power laser focusing systems - new

Modern high-power industrial fiber laser systems can deliver up to 3kW of single-mode laser radiation on to surfaces to be cut, drilled, welded or marked. Even using highly transmissive materials, the optical component used to focus the laser beam on to target surfaces can be affected by the large amount of power carried by the light. As the laser beam pass through the optical components, ...

Double Pipe Heat Exchanger

Double-pipe heat exchangers, with their typical U-turn shape, are one of the simplest and cheapest type of heat exchangers used in the chemical process industry. This example studies the cooling of hot oil (130°C) by a cool oil (60°C) entering in counter-current. As the oils flow through the system, the material properties of both change with the varying temperature. The model uses the ...

Tapered Cantilever with Two Load Cases

This example shows a 2D plane stress model of a thin tapered cantilever. Different boundary and load scenarios are examined. It is demonstrated how to apply and how to evaluate different load and constraint groups. Resulting stresses are compared to NAFEMS benchmark values and they are found to be in good agreement.

Vibration in a Washing Machine Assembly

Vibration and noise in washing machines, due to the non-uniform distribution of clothes in the barrel, is a common problem worth studying and optimizing for. This model simulates a multibody dynamics model of a horizontal-axis portable washing machine. An eigenfrequency analysis is performed to compute the natural frequencies and mode shapes of the entire assembly. A transient analysis is ...

Diffraction Grating - new

This model uses the Wave Optics Module and the Ray Optics module to model the propagation of rays through a diffraction grating at different angles of incidence. It uses the S-parameters computed by the Electromagnetic Waves, Frequency Domain interface on a unit cell of the grating to specify the reflectivity and transmissivity of each diffraction order in the Geometrical Optics interface, ...

Ideal Tank Flow System - new

In the chemical and biochemical industries, for instance in fermentation processes, reactors having well-mixed conditions and liquid level control are common. This example shows how to use the Reaction Engineering interface to model a 0D ideal system of tank reactors in series with regulated feed inlet and outlet streams. The volume change in each reactor is monitored as well.

Connecting Shells and Beams

Many engineering structures consist of thin and slender components, where a full solid model will result in extremely many small elements. For such structures, it is much more efficient to use shell or beam elements. In this tutorial and verification model, it is shown how to connect beam and shell elements in different situations. The results are also compared to a solid model of the same ...

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