MSC Software ran an Apex model build challenge at the recent Simulating Reality Conference in India, where new and experienced Apex users could attempt a timed FEA task, focused on the following;
- 2D Shell mesh development of a thin-walled aerospace rib, and
- 3D Hex mesh development of a solid joint knuckle
The challenge was to generate a fully-verified FEA representation of each structure in the shortest time frame.
We at Evotech CAE have risen to the challenge, as described in the following videos. We were able to create a fully-verified and exported production quality output from the original CAD definition, as follows;
- 2D Shell mesh development – completed in 12 minutes
- 3D Hex mesh development – completed in 8 minutes
If you’d like to take up the challenge, the Evotech-version of the CAD geometry is available for download here, and a trial version of MSC Apex available here. We’d love to hear how you got on in your current FEA toolset, and of course, MSC Apex!