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26 Oct 2021

On Demand Webinar: Evaluate Performance of Electric Drive Trains with Multibody System Simulation

Developers of drivetrains and electric drives face several challenges including the need to improve noise and vibration performance, increase power, eliminate emissions, reduce weight and improve durability.

SIMULIA Simpack multibody simulation is the tool of choice for modeling the vibrational and acoustic behavior of drive chains for electric drive, taking into account gear meshing and the flow through gear wheel bodies, shafts, and bearings before the gearbox housing.

Watch this on-demand webinar to discover how simulation can reduce development time and cost, cut risk and improve the drive experience.

Presentation topics include:

  • Fundamentals of Multibody System Simulation
  • Drivetrain Challenges
  • Drivetrain Analysis Methods
  • Noise & Vibration Workflow

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28 Apr 2021

Webinar: 5G as a Driver for Industry Digitalization

Watch our On-Demand Webinar: 5G as a Driver for Industry Digitalization 

In this 60 minute Webinar, discover how 5G can improve industry processes and productivity and the associated deployment challenges and solutions.

Learn how 5G can improve productivity and processes, as well as what solutions are available to overcome 5G implementation challenges.

5G is often perceived as simply the next generation of cellular technology to support higher fidelity communication and faster data downloads. However, that is just a part of the picture. 5G is much more ambitious in scope than prior generations, with specifications intended to reach far beyond consumer mobile. 

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26 Apr 2019

Adaptive’s Cynde Murphy to Speak at V&V Symposium

V&V Verification and Validation Symposium
Conference May 15-17
Training & Committee Meetings May 13-14
Westgate Resorts, Las Vegas, Nevada

Dynamic Load and Weld Fatigue Calculation for Validation of a Telescoping Boom Chassis presented by:

Adaptive’s Cynde Murphy, Simulation and Services Manager
Bob LeGrande, Engineer Principal III, Terex Corp., AWP Division – Genie Industries
Kyle Roark, Engineer Principal II, Terex Corp, AWP Division – Genie Industries

Analytical simulation is a powerful tool that can allow for understanding the dynamic behavior and fatigue life of any structure. However, one of the most challenging tasks involved with developing a simulation is developing accurate and realistic load cases, which replicate field strains in the structure, so that it may be used for validation. Once a representative finite element model (FEM) of a structure is created, challenges arise when understanding and applying dynamic loads to the FEM so that correlation and validation with physical testing is accurate. One step further in complexity is being able to calculate dynamic stress profiles for the entire structure, and use those results for further investigation, in this case fatigue estimates.

Historically, analysts have had to rely on expensive prototyping and time-consuming full vehicle measurements, even within the iterations of one design concept. Analyze-Build-Test is quickly becoming a thing of the past, as product development companies strive for quick to market designs. Simulation experts at Adaptive Corporation, in conjunction with Terex, were able to circumvent this traditionally laborious process and develop an efficient and accurate validation process. Our team has leveraged the use of ANSA, ABAQUS, Wolf Star Technologies True-Load™ software and Fe-Safe, to develop an FEM, understand the dynamic mechanical loads and develop a duty cycle for the Terex telescoping boom chassis. This body of work can and will be subsequently used for design, simulation, fatigue analysis, validation and engineering development of iterations of the same chassis structure, as well as similar chassis designs.

The general steps of the process are as follows: FEM Creation of Assembly FEM of the chassis structure was created using ANSA pre-processor software. Instrumentation and Data Acquisition To successfully calculate mechanical loads acting on the Terex Telescoping Boom Chassis for the FEM, accurate strain measurements were required. Using the FEM and the Wolf Star Technologies True-Load™ software, optimal strain gages placement was identified and installed on a test chassis. Strain gage time history data for various proving ground events, such as cornering, washboard, curbs and potholes. Load Calculation and Development Using the time history data for the optimal map of strain gages, the FEM and True-Load™ software, equivalent (dynamic) unit loads were calculated. Fatigue Analysis Using dynamic stress results from the FEM, given a duty cycle that included a combination of various proving ground events, fatigue life estimates of the Terex Telescoping Boom Chassis and critical welds were calculated. Calculating the mechanical loads for this project allows Terex the ability to rapidly iterate on designs for this chassis, as well as provide a starting point for other similar chassis designs. This ultimately saves time and money in their product development cycle by reducing the efforts of traditional design-build-test cycle, by means of “virtual validation.”

If you aren’t able to attend the V&V Verification and Validation Symposium tune in to our on demand webinar: Dynamic Load Calculation and Correlation of an Aluminum Truck Body,” also presented by Cynde Murphy.

06 Jan 2017

What’s New in the SIMULIA 2017 Portfolio Releases?

There are plenty of new developments in the latest SIMULIA portfolio release (rolled out in November 2016).

New in Abaqus 2017:

  • Enhanced contact and constraints
  • XFEM contact improvements for Abaqus/standard
  • Advances in LCP (linear complementary problem) equation solver for Abaqus/standard
  • CZone Enhancements for Abaqus/explicit
  • Enhanced materials and elements
  • Development for welding and additive manufacturing (AM)
  • Event series
  • Usability

New in Isight 2017:

  • Updated SIMULIA Execution Engine (SEE)
    • Improved robustness and performance of TomEE
  • Component Enhancements
    • Abaqus component upgrade
    • ANSYS Workbench component upgrade
    • Excel/Word components upgrade
    • MATLAB component upgrade
    • Pointer-II performance improvements

What’s New in Tosca Structure and Tosca Fluid 2017:

  • Tosca Structure 2017 enhancements:
    • Improved fe-safe integration
    • New Tosca Python driver integrates Abaqus and Tosca together and offers up to 75% faster runtime performance
    • New custom interpolation schemes
  • Tosca Fluid 2017 enhancements:
    • Tosca Fluid improved interfaces for: StarCCM+ 9.02 – 11.04Tosca Structure

New in fe-safe

  • Weld fatigue enhancements
  • PSD improvements
  • Enhancements for Abaqus users
  • ANSYS Workbench component
  • Enhanced NASTRAN interface
  • Vibration fatigue enhancements
  • Improved batch/macro usability.
07 Dec 2016

Adaptive Adds Digital Product Development Expert Kevin Waugh to its Engineering Services Team



Waugh Brings Depth to Adaptive’s Bench with Expertise in Digital Product Design, Model Based Definition and Composite Design for Manufacturing

kwaugh2016December 7, 2016 — HUDSON, OHIO – Adaptive Corporation, the leading Digital to Physical Product Lifecycle Company, is pleased to announce it has hired Kevin Waugh to lead the engineering services team.  Waugh brings more than 20 years of experience working in digital product development roles in both small and large organizations with expertise in advanced design, model based definition and composite design for manufacturing.  Most recently he was part of the Engineering Transformation team at Sikorsky Aircraft, focused on the company-wide implementation of CATIA and ENOVIA for the production of military and commercial helicopters.

“Bringing Kevin on the Adaptive technical services team leapfrogs our technical capabilities to better support the growing needs of our CATIA customer base,” stated Eric Doubell, CEO of Adaptive Corporation.   “Our customers are looking to us to help optimize their use of CATIA, along with providing ongoing support, training and pathways forward as the 3DEXPERIENCE platform matures.  Further, Waugh’s understanding of how to applying model-based definition in the PLM process will help strengthen the value of their CATIA investment. Kevin will play an instrumental role in helping our customers create a successful path forward with CATIA and 3DEXPERIENCE.”

Composites Webinar

Kevin Waugh is hosting an educational Composites Webinar on December 15th at 1 pm EST.

Tackle Composite Design Challenges: See CATIA Composites with Laser Projection

About Adaptive Engineering Services

Adaptive has expanded the scope of training and engineering services that are now offered through the addition of Waugh’s expertise. For a comprehensive list of training and engineering services, please visit

About Kevin Waugh

Kevin has 20 years of experience in digital product development across a variety of industry settings, from small businesses to large OEMs.  For the last 12 years at Sikorsky Aircraft he provided support and methodology for the usage of CATIA and ENOVIA within the enterprise user base and collaborative supply chain for multiple aircraft programs.

His subject matter expertise includes advanced shape styling, model based definition, and composite design for manufacturing.  He is an active volunteer member of COE, the Community of Experts for Dassault Systemes, serving on the product definition and academic committees.  Additionally he is an adjunct professor teaching Engineering Graphics to graduating seniors at the university level.

About Adaptive Corporation

Adaptive Corporation is the leading Digital to Physical Product Lifecycle Company that helps streamline business processes, reduce costs and improve efficiencies for customers who need to bring new products to market.  Adaptive’s growth is powered by working closely with its 500+ customers to overcome the challenges around product development. Our customer base includes leading manufacturers of industrial and consumer products and the suppliers that provide the underlying sub-systems. Adaptive’s unique “Digital to Physical” product portfolio includes CAD/CAM, CAE, PLM, business analytics, metrology, and 3D printing solutions from leading IT providers.  Using a combination of these offerings, the Adaptive team crafts tailored solutions that help our customers shorten development and production cycles throughout product planning, development, manufacturing, and after-market service processes.  For more information, visit


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05 Dec 2016

A Better Way to Manage Product Development Projects

white-paper-banner-p5-socialOver the last three decades, there has been an explosion in project management software tools and certifications for project management methods. Terms like agile, resource management, critical path analysis, and risk mitigation are now common. But has this influx improved processes? The answer is no.

The newly-available white paper “Is There a Better Way to Manage Product Development Projects?” presents a series of solutions to improve product development projects including:

  • Aligning development projects with product portfolios
    • Favoring entire product line launches instead of serial product launches – thus sharing technologies
  • Coordinating a development project’s schedule and resources with its scope
    • Opting to create the scope within the project management solution instead of outside of it so that as requirements change, all teammates are kept in the loop
  • Automatic updates of project tasks from “doer” to “manager” without relying on manual reporting
  • Revealing risks based on real-time project development status

The paper goes on to fully explain how important a PLM system with embedded project management  is and the steps organizations should take to adopt a better product development project management system. Read the paper now.

10 Nov 2016

A Better Way to Manage Product Development Projects?

The last three decades have seen an explosion in project management software tools and certifications for project management methodologies. Terms like agile, resource management, critical path analysis, risk mitigation, etc. are now commonplace throughout the corporate world. However, has all of this attention to the project management discipline resulted in product development executing as planned? For too many companies the answer is still a resounding “no.”


Download the White Paper