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The Norsea Gas Terminal in Northern Germany plays a vital role in the connection of pipeline systems coming from the North Sea to the natural gas distribution network throughout Germany. Built in 1977, the terminal was set to be replaced in 2015 by the GASSCO Emden terminal being built by Linde Engineering to ensure the continued safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to the region.
The ALWiP is a weapons mount platform that enables the weaponization of commercial helicopters for use in tactical aerial defense situations. The image above shows the ALWiP mounted on a BELL 407 helicopter in a configuration that allows for the use of Hellfire missiles and M134 Miniguns.
On November 10, 2014, The Metropolitan Museum of Art unveiled a reconstructed statue of Adam, created by 15th-century Renaissance sculptor Tullio Lombardo. In 2002, the pedestal on which the statue was displayed collapsed and Adam fell to the floor, breaking into 28 large pieces and hundreds of small fragments. What followed was a twelve-year effort that has in many ways changed the world of monumental stone sculpture conservation.
CAE Associates determined that finite element models could be developed to do this quickly and efficiently. FEA models of seamed polymer bags were developed with the ANSYS Workbench/LS-Dyna software that simulated the process of filling the bags with a liquid in a specific orientation. This software was selected because it is best-suited to solving and predicting the highly nonlinear behavior associated with the motion of flexible membranes and fabrics.
IBM desired a quick and user-friendly method for designing and analyzing their rack cabinets. Traditional methods took too long and required an experienced ANSYS user to properly build the models. Instead, they wanted to provide input in Microsoft Excel and have it automatically build and analyze the cabinet in ANSYS. IBM chose CAE Associates based on their expertise with the ANSYS software as well as their many years of experience in developing customized, automated ANSYS routines and processes.
A standard connection, used to allow relative rotational motion between parts commonly consists of two clevises connected by a pin. Typical use would allow for an easy extraction of the pin to separate the parts; however after an accident condition, extracting the pin or rotating the parts could prove difficult. A clevis geometry sample was created for the purpose of both physical and analytical testing to determine the expected loads to operate the hinge. The intent of the analytical work was to provide a validated and reliable means of predicting the response of a clevis after an accident event.
Morgan Aircraft is developing a breakthrough technology for Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft. By using an innovative propulsion system, the VTOL aircraft is designed to be a passenger aircraft that can take off and land from virtually any location. Knowing that precise prediction of aerodynamic performance and stability is critical to the success of the program, Morgan Aircraft requested CAE Associates to lead the research and simulation effort.
A leading global research center wanted the means to assess the effects of geometric and material parameters on the impact behavior of multi-layered materials. To this end, they asked CAE Associates to develop parametric ANSYS scripts that automatically create LS-Dyna models of sphere impacts on multi-layered assemblies.
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