Crack propagation in composites and how to avoid it: A DLR case study
Ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) have become especially popular in space applications due to their ability to withstand extremely high temperatures. At the German Aerospace Center (DLR), researchers are investigating the use of CMC components for high-temperatures and demanding-environment applications. …
Meet Siemens at NAFEMS CAASE20
Throughout the year, engineers at Siemens work with our customers and partners to deliver improved, more robust simulation software that will help users deliver innovations faster and with greater confidence. We are looking forward to sharing these new technologies with you at CAASE20….
Bearing Transmission Failures: How to Avoid Them With Virtual Prototyping
Bearings allow complex machinery to rotate by making the rotation possible while reducing friction, and are therefore vital to system efficiency and reliability. Improving bearing design through virtual prototyping is a cost-effective and thorough design approach, which reduces transmission downtime and failures….
Excellence in electric vehicle NVH at Karma Automotive
What should an electric sports car engine sound like? There is currently no clear answer to this question, as there is very little history of electric vehicles to draw from. Engine noise is also brand-specific, so even existing electric vehicles will sound different depending on which company produced them. …
How Rule of Mixtures is Killing Your Composite Design
Rule of Mixtures is probably the most known and widespread method of estimating composite properties. Its notoriety in composite design circles is also its main problem: Rule of Mixtures has been overused and applied to cases that do not even come close to respecting its original, simplifying assumptions. …