In finite element analysis, solid geometry of thin structures is commonly idealized as 2D midsurfaces and meshes, but the process is highly elaborate and time consuming. In addition, performing a structural analysis via the Finite Element (FE) method is also a long process often requiring numerous functions, inputs and clicks in existing pre/post processors.
This webinar will briefly discuss streamlined methods to expedite the midsurface creation process. A majority of the presentation will be devoted to how MSC Apex can be used rapidly configure midsurface meshes and perform a structural analysis via the FE method. The webinar will also showcase the integration of solid and shell elements via MSC Apex “glue” technology to quickly integrate a “bulky” solid section into an existing midsurface mesh.