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A little humor for your day...Cats using Abaqus

Hi everyone,

There is a video on YouTube now of a cat using Abaqus...more specifically, the Abaqus Knee Simulator (Abaqus 6.12 release). Hope it makes you laugh: 

Have a great week!


Exhaust Manifolds to Medical Devices: 11 Examples of Success with Isight at the SCC

To download any of the 11 conference papers, click here: Note that a brief one-time registration is required, but it will provide you with access to the entire SIMULIA Learning Community.

On-Demand Access to View Recorded Abaqus 6.12 Presentations

Were you unable to attend the 2012 SIMULIA Community Conference (SCC)? Did you miss the Abaqus 6.12 release webinar to learn about the latest features and enhancements? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, we have good news for you!

For your convenience, we are providing you with on-demand access to two SCC General Lectures focused on Abaqus 6.12, in addition to the standard release webinar. Click on one of the links below to bring you to the SIMULIA Learning Community, where you can perform a quick registration to view all three recordings.  

2012 SIMULIA Community Conference - May 15-17, 2012 - Providence RI, USA

May 15-17, 2012 - Providence RI, USA

Keynote speakers include Bernard Charles, President and CEO of Dassault Systemes, Jim O'Sullivan from Technip and Anthony Ferguson from 3M. They will be joined by an additional 85 user presenters.

If you have not registered yet, do so today. Join more than 450 of your peers from more than 130 unique organizations from around the world in one place - Providence, RI.

2012 SIMULIA Community Conference - International Gathering of Simulation Experts

2012 SIMULIA Community Conference
May 15-17, 2012 – Providence, Rhode Island
Join our international gathering of simulation experts

Early Bird Discount—save $100 off the SCC registration fee!
Advanced Seminars; 90+ Customer Presentations; Network with Peers; Engage with SIMULIA Managers; Discover Complementary Technologies

Tech Brief: Composite Winglet Optimization for Reliability and Robustness

A new tech brief was recently released on composite optimization. See below for additional information:  

Composite materials offer the potential for structures of lighter weight than their metallic counterparts. The stiffness and strength of a laminated composite structure depends directly on the ply stacking sequence. A design process that includes the effects of manufacturing tolerances and variability in lamina properties will allow for a more reliable and robust structure.

Call for Papers Open – 2012 SIMULIA Customer Conference

Join us in Providence, RI, May 15-17, 2012, and share your success story!Abstracts for papers are due November 7, 2011.All users of SIMULIA products including Abaqus FEA, Multiphysics, Isight and Simulation Lifecycle Management (SLM) are invited to submit an abstract.

Get more information here:

Aerospace Customer Papers featuring SIMULIA Solutions

Our Aerospace sector boasts an extraordinary amount of dedicated customers that produce high-quality conference papers year after year on their use of SIMULIA solutions. The papers provide extensive and in-depth coverage of the industry’s most popular topics: aircraft design, structural analysis, landing gear, composite testing, bird-strike and more. Download these select papers from the 2011 SIMULIA Customer Conference to learn more on how industry-leading companies such as Airbus, EADS, and Rolls-Royce Deutschland use Abaqus and Isight. 

Check out our latest issue of SIMULIA Realistic Simulation News!

From spacecrafts to army helmets, the latest issue of SIMULIA Realistic Simulation News delivers customer success stories and industry strategy focused on Aerospace and Defense. 

Our feature article is an exciting and in-depth report on Dutch Space’s application of Abaqus in literal rocket science: virtual testing of a new metallic thermal protection system for hypersonic space vehicles.

Also in this issue:

Designing Safer Vehicles with Realistic Simulation of Airbag Deployment

Airbags are one of the major protection systems used in a car crash. They play one of the most important roles in preventing severe injuries and fatalities during vehicle crashes. The advancement of new technology and airbag regulations necessitates that airbags be tested for safety in all kinds of scenarios, including situations where the occupant interacts with the airbag before it is fully deployed.

Water Landing of Space Flight Re-entry Vehicles Using Abaqus/Explicit

Space flight re-entry vehicles need to withstand heavy impact upon landing and it is critical for engineers to understand the effects on the vehicle and the crew to ensure the safety of the mission.  In order to gain this insight, engineers need to be able to model both the space craft structure and the landing medium such as water, sand, clay, etc.

What's that Car Noise? New SIMULIA Tech Brief Available: NVH Analysis with Rolling Tires

The sources of noise in a vehicle are many, including the engine, driveline, tire contact patch and road surface, brakes, and wind to name a few.  A Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH) engineer is tasked with predicting these noises early in the design phase to make the necessary adjustments to ensure a harmonic ride, so to speak. The latest SIMULIA Tech Brief illustrates the effects that rolling tires have in contributing to NVH.

What's New in Abaqus 6.11?

Did you miss the live Abaqus 6.11 release webinar? Download and view the recording at your convenience by visiting:

An Introduction to ATOM: Nonlinear Structural Optimization for Improved, Rapid Product Design (FREE WEBINAR)

Register for this FREE webinar to learn how the Abaqus Topology Optimization Module (ATOM), from Dassault Systemes SIMULIA, delivers advanced capabilities for nonlinear structural optimization and provides important benefits to engineers and product designers by identifying the optimized topology and shape of a structure.

For more information, visit:, or -> events -> webinars.

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