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: 

Designers introduction to FEA
Most introductory classes in finite-element analysis probably breeze over the details that would explain exactly what the software is doing and why.
What new analysts should know about composites
Recent additions to FEA software make it easier to find stresses and strains in composites.
Solid ideas for fluid-structure simulations
Fluid flowing around or through a component can cause significant displacement and stress.
Dodge Magnum R/T AWD
Dodge execs may be wincing a bit at their lousy timing.
Best practices for CFD simulations
Designers increasingly run their own flow and heat-transfer simulations rather than sending them out to analysts.
Finding the Missing Links
Here's how to design mechanical linkages without solving a single trig equation.
Tilt the modules and shrink the fans, says thermal software
The whole point of simulation software is to test ideas on the fringe.
Nonlinear FEA Includes Tire Modeling, And More
Abaqus V6.6, nonlinear FEA software, includes adaptive remeshing, multilevel substructuring, materialfailure modeling, bolted joints, tire modeling, and more.
Digitize the room - Laser scanner makes it possible
New software is boosting the speed and detail available through laser scanning.
Software puts 3D models into digital documents
New software can embed 3D data in Word documents.
Software adds muscle to Lean Engineering
Lean design programs cut waste that is hard to see.
Mercury Milan Premier
It was clear from the get-go that the Mercury Milan was going to be a likable car: It was midsize, eye-catching, and even the base vehicle would come with a long list of standard equipment at a reasonable price.
One model, many simulations
Software developer MSC.Software, Santa Ana, Calif., says it has developed a method that lets design teams use one model for a wide range of simulations, such as motion, CFD, and thermal, as well as to represent linear and nonlinear aspects.
Converging on an accurate solution
Most FEA students quickly learn that finer meshes usually produce more accurate solutions.
Software puts teeth into gear design
When a job calls for designing nonstandard gearing, you might crunch through the AGMA or ISO calculations or turn to one of several gear-design programs.

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