Structures such as large cranes, ship hulls, and shipyard ramps are typically massive assemblies. They often include thousands of parts that are welded together. Consequently, they present a range of unique challenges to finite element modeling (FEM), model validation, and simulation that are difficult to overcome. If at all possible, it will take weeks to months to build finite element models due to the sheer number of parts. Moreover, you will struggle to run simulations for more than a few design iterations. But did you know there’s an easy solution that allows you to build and test massive structures in no time?

Simulate structures, save time

As a result of the difficulties posed by large fabricated structures, engineers tend to rely on more approximate methods to evaluate them. Do you recognize this issue? Well, the good news is that it is not necessary to opt for second-best solutions. With MCS Software Corporation’s award-winning Computer Aided Engineering platform ‘MSC Apex’ (currently in its seventh release), it is possible to simulate massive structures in their entirety. What makes this easy-to-use solution even more special is that you can virtually do this within minutes instead of weeks or months. Therefore, MSC Apex allows you to work in a painstakingly accurate and less time-consuming way.

Curious about MSC Apex?

Do you find it impossible to simulate your structures or does it take heaps of time because you can’t maintain an overview of all the different parts? MSC Apex can help you analyze your massive structures. Curious to see how this works? Watch the video below!

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Mathijs Pont

An engineer by heart, but equipped with a commercial mindset. Mathijs has gained experience with new, exciting technologies like metal, composite, and plastic Additive Manufacturing, but he also loves the conventional, robust ways of getting things done. Also, he is a huge fan of rugby.