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Reliability Physics Analysis Tools for Implementing DO-160G STANDARD

Read how to apply Reliability Physics Analysis (RPA) in Ansys Sherlock to the DO-160G standard which covers “Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment” in the aerospace industry. PCBs installed in any airborne vehicles can be simulated in Ansys Sherlock to assess the vibrational and solder fatigue analysis in order to predict the life cycle/ Time-to-failure (TTF) of key components and the board itself.

Material Calibration Wizard in Rocky 2022 R1

Calibration is a crucial step in DEM to ensure that the virtual materials accurately represent real particles. Further, every bulk material is unique and unlike CFD or FEA simulations, standard values for materials will not always provide an accurate representation of the real particles. The Rocky Calibration suite provides engineers with 8 Rocky calibration projects to help automate the often lengthy calibration process by replicating standard material calibration tests. In the latest Rocky 2022 R1 release, a new application in the form of a Pre-Post Script further streamlines the calibration process by automatically adjusting the initial parameters needed to calibrate the materials efficiently. Rocky's new Material Wizard is a quick and straightforward tool that can jumpstart calibration work given experimentally measurable qualities like bulk density,...

Reliability Physics Analysis Tools for Implementing SAE J3168 STANDARD

Read how to apply Reliability Physics Analysis (RPA) in Ansys Sherlock to the SAE J3168 standard, covering Electrical, Electronic, Electromechanical Equipment, Modules and Components. This standard was jointly developed by the SAE Automotive Electronic Systems Reliability Standards Committee and SAE Avionics Process Management Committee, and is the first reliability physics analysis (RPA) standard developed specifically for use in the Aerospace, Automotive, Defence and other High-Performance (AADHP) industries.

Part 1: Using Simulation of Electronics Reliability to address industry standards (SAE J3168, MIL-810G, GMW3172 and/or DO-160G)

It is increasingly important for product designers to consider electronics durability and PCB reliability across the product’s entire service life – accounting for all external influences that it will experience during production, shipping, and the environment during its operation. Here we look at how simulation is used to satisfy the requirements dictated by common industry standards.

LEAP’s Highlights from Ansys 2021 R2 Structures Release – General Enhancements

Ansys 2021 R2 has arrived and in this post Peter Brand, Specialist Application Engineer at LEAP takes a closer look at the general enhancements and new features added to Ansys Mechanical. If you have not already watched them you can also see Peter's meshing highlights from Ansys 2021 R2 here. In the first section below Peter looks at several new features including a new cable element, CABLE 280 which offers improved robustness and accuracy over LINK 180 and hence is now the recommended option when modelling cable structures. There is also a new element for bolt pretension which uses new technology based on the joint, MCP184 that supports large rotation as well as small rotation. Other enhancements covered in this first clip include: • FE...

LEAP’s Highlights from Ansys 2021 R2 Structures Release – Meshing

Ansys 2021 R2 is here and with it comes a host of enhancements to Ansys Mechanical. Peter Brand, Specialist Application Engineer at LEAP has taken the time to go over some of these new features in a series of videos and in this first installment he looks at the improvements to meshing. If you are interested in watching Peter's general update highlights for Ansys 2021 R2 you can do so here. In the first clip Peter provides a brief introduction before diving in to take a closer look at the first enhancement, the Pull feature. Next Peter discusses the new 'Protect Internal Edges' feature when using Automatic Thin Sweep, a particularly useful tool when working with solid shell elements. Peter provides a short demonstration using...
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