APEX 101 TUTORIAL SERIES

We’ve developed a number of simple tutorials to supplement the Help movies embedded within Apex. These tutorials are focused more on model build strategy and analysis techniques, rather than specific functions within the tool-set.

These provide both the new and experienced user a number of options for addressing real-world FEA problems. The initial set is based around the modelling and analysis of a variety of different structures, using various element types and includes an ‘end to end’ analysis for each model.

In addition to our generic Apex 101 tutorials, we have developed a series of Aerospace-focused tutorials, which highlight a number of key FEA strategies for complex air vehicle and associated structures.

Apex 101 Tutorial Series Introduction

This introduction highlights some of the benefits of MSC Apex, and the Apex 101 tutorial series, delivered by Evotech CAE Ltd.

Apex 101 – Model Development and Analysis Using 1-D Elements

This tutorial is focused on a number of aspects of 1-D modelling and FEA within Apex, using a Sports Car Space-Frame as the target

Apex 101 – Model Development and Analysis Using 2-D Elements

This tutorial is focused on a number of aspects of 2-D modelling and FEA within Apex, using a mid-surfaced Aerospace Bracket as the target

Apex 101 – Model Development and Analysis Using 3-D ‘Tet’ Elements

This tutorial is focused on a number of aspects of 3-D ‘Hex’ modelling and FEA within Apex, using a solid Aerospace Bracket as the target

Apex 101 – Model Development and Analysis Using 3-D ‘Hex’ Elements

This tutorial is focused on a number of aspects of 3-D ‘Hex’ modelling and FEA within Apex, using a complex Pipe Manifold as the target

Apex 101 – Model Development and Analysis for Welded Structures

This tutorial is focused on a number of aspects of weld modelling and FEA within Apex, using the Nominal Stress (2’25”), Structural ‘Hot Spot’ Stress (10’23”) and Effective Notch Stress methods (16’04”)

Apex 101 for Aerospace Applications – Composite Modelling and Analysis

This tutorial is focused on a number of aspects of composite modelling and FEA within Apex, specifically for Aerospace applications. Key stages include model build (2’15”), fastener automation (15’45”), composite part definition (19’46”) and laminate modification/optimisation (34’12”). This was originally presented as a webinar in conjunction with MSC Software.

Apex 101 for Aerospace Applications – Model Connection Strategies

This tutorial is focused on a number of aspects of the model connection definitions within Apex, specifically for Aerospace applications. Key stages include glued contact (2’31”), edge ties (22’11”), and fastener connections, including Python automation for the generation of hundreds of fasteners (39’21”). This was originally presented as a webinar in conjunction with MSC Software.

Apex 101 for Aerospace Applications – Idealization and Meshing

This tutorial is focused on a number of aspects of the model idealization and meshing techniques within Apex, specifically for Aerospace applications. Key stages include Stiffness and Load Path Model with 1D/2D elements (02:37), Joint and Stiffener Detail Model with 2D elements (13:20), Detailed Stress Model with 3D tet elements (26:41) and Hybrid Modeling Techniques with 3D hex elements (34:37). This was originally presented as a webinar in conjunction with MSC Software.

Apex 101 for Aerospace Applications – Assembly Management and Modeling

This tutorial is focused on a number of aspects of the assembly management and modeling techniques within Apex, specifically for Aerospace applications. Key stages include Model Assembly Definition (02:23), Sub-Model Verification (14:52), Full Assembly Verification and Analysis (25:32) and Model Representation (29:26). This was originally presented as a webinar in conjunction with MSC Software.

Apex 101 for Aerospace Applications – Introduction to Process Automation and Scripting

This tutorial is focused on a number of aspects of process automation and scripting within MSC Apex, specifically for Aerospace applications. Key stages include an Introduction to Apex Automation (02:28), Apex Automation Examples (07:55), Scripting Community Examples (26:03) and a Complete FEA Development Example (32:00). This was originally presented as a webinar in conjunction with MSC Software.