Midsurfacing: Using Shell Elements

If you work with thin-walled solids, using a midsurface shell model can reduce the degrees of freedom in your model by factors of ten and save hours of time in your analysis and postprocessing. But you’re probably thinking: “Isn’t creating a midsurface model just going to add more time to … Read More

5 Things You Should Know About Flutter

If you like this article, be sure to check out my webinars: This recording includes a demonstration of Aerodynamic Flutter, a static aeroelastic analysis, and the benefits of Aeroelastic tailoring. This webinar demonstrates Static Aeroelastic Trim Analysis and Flutter Analysis. Flutter, and aeroelasticity in general, is a topic that is … Read More

An Advanced Overview of Freebodies in FEMAP

This guide provides an in-depth overview of freebodies in FEMAP. If you would like to see the breakdown of each particular step and get a better understanding of freebodies, view the accompanying webinar hosted by Russ Hilley. What is a Freebody? Freebodies provide an insight into nodal forces and moments that are … Read More