We recently presented a webinar ‘Mid-Surfacing & Shell Meshing of Complex Geometries’ in conjunction with MSC Software, looking at best practices in MSC Apex (see below for the full video recording).
This was focused on a typical aerospace component, a thin-walled machined shear panel, with the following,
- Multiple Features
- Variable Thickness
- Fastener Holes
We highlighted a couple of different approaches to maximise efficiency for this type of structural component,
Workflow 1 – ‘CAD to Results’
- Geometry Preparation (09:43)
- Mesh Definition (23:16)
- Attribution and Verification (34:26)
Workflow 2 – ‘Legacy FEA Model’
- Orphan Model Manipulation (49:00)
A Q&A session was held at the end of the webinar.