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Resolution and Convergence
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Scan&Solve uses a finite number of elements to analyze the object.  The resolution refers to the number of elements in use in the solution grid.  A resolution sufficient to show the small changes…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by V Phanindra Bogu Feb 17, 2016.

Materials and Failure Criteria

Two important classes of materials available in Scan&Solve are ductile and brittle materials.  Ductile materials tend to yield before breaking, while brittle materials often fail suddenly without…Continue

Started Aug 11, 2015

Elastic Modulus and Poisson's Ratio

So, how are stress and strain connected?  For isotropic materials, such as most metals, there are two values that relate values of stress and strain and fully describe a material's behavior when…Continue

Started Aug 3, 2015

Stress and Elasticity

Stress analysis is the core goal of Scan&Solve and begins with a simple observation: when a force is applied to a material, it will deform.  In the following Scan&Solve simulation, a marble…Continue

Started Jul 20, 2015

 

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Will Sixel replied to Ben Mihelich's discussion 'Seeking additional material suggestions: What materials would you like added?'
"Hi Leslie, We can definitely add ceramic material properties. Are there specific ceramics that you use that you would like included? Will"
Jan 5
Will Sixel posted blog posts
Nov 1, 2016
Will Sixel replied to Patrik Sundblom's discussion 'Steel strength'
"In this case, since Scan&Solve only uses the yield stress to calculate danger level, you can instead have Scan&Solve show the Von Mises stress in the material (under advanced options in View). For each section of different thicknesses, you…"
Nov 1, 2016
Will Sixel replied to Patrik Sundblom's discussion 'Steel strength'
"Hello Patrik, For clarity, is the yield stress changing in the material as an effect of the manufacturing process? It may be helpful to include a picture of your model. If you are interested in modeling the solids as separate pieces with their own…"
Oct 28, 2016
Will Sixel replied to Rinus Bos's discussion 'Stress visulasation'
"If you are in rendered view mode and the baked texture result is not displaying, then the issue lies in the Rhino rendering system. For help with troubleshooting that, I suggest contacting Rhino support. You can email, call, or chat with them:…"
Oct 14, 2016
Will Sixel replied to Rinus Bos's discussion 'Stress visulasation'
"Hi Arief, I have some debugging steps for you to try. Under the Scan&Solve view tab, select "Bake", check the box for "Rhino Mesh Object", select the ellipses after the texture box and select a location to save the color map.…"
Oct 11, 2016
V Phanindra Bogu replied to Will Sixel's discussion 'Resolution and Convergence'
"Well, I tested the CAD model in Ansys and SNS software bothe are same as per stress distribution but the output numerical results are not equal, somehow I am very happy  with this software. "
Feb 17, 2016
Scan&Solve replied to Will Sixel's discussion 'Resolution and Convergence'
"We agree that our software is awesome for structural analysis  :-) Please see the documentation that lists which models in Rhino are supported.  If Rhino thinks that the model is solid,  then the model is good enough for SnS.…"
Feb 17, 2016
V Phanindra Bogu replied to Will Sixel's discussion 'Resolution and Convergence'
"Well, your software is awesome especially for structural analysis of CT bone data but how I conclude the results are pretty good.  If mesh file is having any error (not a water tight model/closed surface) can this software simulate the…"
Feb 17, 2016
Scan&Solve replied to Will Sixel's discussion 'Resolution and Convergence'
"The best reference is probably this journal paper.   We are not aware of any specific studies related to femur bone or skull.  Of course, every application is different,  but the principles of using FEA are pretty much the…"
Feb 17, 2016
V Phanindra Bogu replied to Will Sixel's discussion 'Resolution and Convergence'
"I read the scan and solve based journal papers but how I confirmed the solution is converged and I observed that when changing resolution (i.e elements) automatically the results are changing so what it means? published papers: SCAN AND…"
Feb 17, 2016
Scan&Solve replied to Will Sixel's discussion 'Resolution and Convergence'
"Comparison  of Scan&Solve and classical FEA can be found at this page,  where you can also find the link to detailed technical paper.   A popular introduction written some time ago can be found here.  You can find…"
Feb 17, 2016
V Phanindra Bogu replied to Will Sixel's discussion 'Resolution and Convergence'
"Thank you, may I know which meshless method is using for this software and explain the solvers (SNS, ISS, DSS)"
Feb 16, 2016
Scan&Solve replied to Will Sixel's discussion 'Resolution and Convergence'
"Generally speaking,  this kind of benchmarking requires setting up identical testing conditions and assumptions...  which may defeat the purpose of the whole experiment.   For example,  Scan&Solve enforces the restraints over…"
Feb 15, 2016
V Phanindra Bogu replied to Will Sixel's discussion 'Resolution and Convergence'
"The basic mechanical analysis software needs to mesh with different elements (tetra, hexa....etc) for getting simulation results but how I can confirm this scan&solve simulation results will match with ANSYS or Hypermesh results."
Feb 15, 2016
Michael Freytag commented on Will Sixel's blog post 'Assessing caster mount design'
"As shown in the picture below, once constructed, the mount works quite well.  Thank you Will!"
Sep 24, 2015

Will Sixel's Blog

Scan&Solve Pro Analysis: Spirit of the Rivers

For generations before axe first struck timber to develop the current civilization of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, the land was inhibited by culturally rich indigenous people. To commemorate those who once inhabited the area and so graciously protected the land, the bronze monumental sculpture Spirit of the Rivers  is being built on the shores of Lake Michigan (read more about Spirit of the Rivers…

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Posted on November 1, 2016 at 10:00am

Assessing caster mount design

The object to be studied is a table saw with two wheels on one side of it.  To make it fully mobile, two additional caster mounted wheels will be added to the opposite side of the table saw…

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Posted on August 19, 2015 at 3:33pm — 1 Comment

Evaluating CNC plasma cutter support stiffness

This blog post will delve into another structural design problem that was solved with Scan&Solve.  A CNC plasma cutter was designed and a question arose regarding the end plates…

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Posted on July 24, 2015 at 2:15pm

Analyzing tube failure with Scan&Solve

This story starts with an unexpected failure, as many engineering problems do.  My hope is to show the great utility of Scan&Solve at every stage of the design process.

Two tabs were being used as a bolt mount attached to steel tubing.  However, the steel tubing failed, causing the tab to break away. The tab appeared to have failed from the bottom first, then the tab separated after flexing away from the tubing. The top tab, now having to bear the entire load, then deformed as…

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Posted on June 26, 2015 at 4:30pm

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