Paul Dvorak

Paul
Dvorak

Paul Dvorak - Senior Editor21 years of service. BS Mechanical Engineering, BS Secondary Education, Cleveland State University. Work experience: Highschool mathematics and physics teacher; design engineer, Preformed Marine Corp. Primary editor for CAD/CAM technology.Email: paul.dvorak@penton.com 

Articles
Non-FEA companies assist with simulations
You expect analysis news from FEA software developers, but how about from Microsoft?
2007 Saturn Aura XR
Most auto reviews start with how good a car looks, but in the case of the Saturn Aura, let's start inside because it's quite striking.
On the cutting edge of FEA
FEA has been useful in evaluating designs. Now it's finding more ways to improve manufacturing.
Online expert runs your FEA
Small and midsized companies may not afford to keep a full-time FEA expert on staff.
CFD Takes Guess Work Out of Manufacturing Extrusions
Getting a new extrusion die to shape a profile that meets design specifications has often been more art than science.
Saturn Sky
Drop-dead gorgeous might be an understatement when describing the Saturn Sky.
A better way to Accelerate Learning
Just-in-time training is an effective way to diagnose and fix mechanical problems.
Guidelines for handling contact in simulations
It's not uncommon to analyze a mechanism in which components initially touch or later come into contact.
Big designs in flux? No problem for this CAD
IronCAD 3D modeling software provides a different, more flexible design method compared to traditional history-based systems.
Templates simplify simulations and build FEA best practices
Combining CAD with analysis theoretically lets engineers perform their own structural, thermal, and other types of virtual testing before turning computer models into physical prototypes.
Simulated tires and simulated races lead to real wins
Adding tire performance to its vehicle-dynamics simulations lets the Newman-Haas Racing team more accurately predict how a car will handle on a particular track.
Kia Rio5
It's surprising how much a low-cost car can cost.
Designers intro to FEA, part III
In the previous FE Update (Sept. 12), Design Generator President Paul Kurowski, remarked that the four most common types of analyses are linear static, modal, linear buckling, and steady-state thermal.
CFD software helps shape a sports car
Recent years have seen the automobile industry relying more heavily on numerical methods for aerodynamic design and less on expensive experimental tests.
FEA lets race car run lighter
When builders at Skip Barber Racing School design with 2D software, they seldom redesign or analyze existing components.
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