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NOSA-ITACA code version 1.1b is now available

The improved version of NOSA-ITACA is now available at A more friendly monitor analysis has been implemented. Bugs related to card creation are now fixed. At you can find also some tutorials that will guide you through the use of the code. Enjoy !

Abaqus left eigenvalue and eigenvector

Dear all,


I am working on the subject of the instability problem using Abaqus. 

One of the representative examples may be the squeal noise. 


In the Abaqus simulation, we have the difficulty in obtaining the left eigenvectors. 


It seems that the following comments do not work properly to obtain the left eigenvectors. 


Does anyone know how to obtain the left eigenvectors in SIM?




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Ackward behavior in Abaqus

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Hello colleagues! 


I am facing a very strange phenomenon in Abaqus 2019. Setting up a transient consolidation analysis, and despite converging and showing job as complete, no output is written to the job at all. Needless to say, I am requesting standard field output every n=1 steps and the analysis is 10 increments or so. It's quite frustrating to see your mesh disappear when you expect to see nice colors. If this ever happened to you please do share how you went about it. 



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A nonlinear static analysis of a masonry church by NOSA-ITACA

The last tutorial (Tutorial4) about a non linear static analysis of a masonry church performed by the NOSA-ITACA code, is now available at We perform the analysis supposing the structure made of two masonry-like materials with zero tensile strength and bounded compressive strength and a linear elastic material.

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NOSA-ITACA code tutorials

Now at website

you can download tutorials where it is shown how to

perform modal analysis, linear static and non linear static analysis by NOSA-ITACA code. Enjoy them !

Otherwise you can watch them on YouTube at

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NOSA-ITACA code now runs on UBUNTU 18.04

Running NOSA on Ubuntu 18.04 is not (yet) officially supported, but you may use the package for Ubuntu 16.04, as indicated at

See also the prevoius post about it ! Enjoy !


Webinar: High Value Parts in Simpleware Software, June 12th

Simpelware High Value Parts Webinar


Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Time: 8 am PDT (US West Coast) / 11 am EDT (US East Coast) / 5 pm CEST (Europe)

Duration: 15 min presentations + Q&A

Join this webinar to learn how Simpleware software enables dynamic inspection and non-destructive evaluation of high-value parts.

Modeling Prophylactic Sacral Dressings with Tel Aviv University

The sacrum is the most susceptible anatomical site for developing pressure injuries (PIs), including deep tissue injuries, during supine lying. Prophylactic dressings are generally designed to reduce friction, alleviate internal tissue shear loads, manage the microclimate, and overall cushion the soft tissues subjected to sustained deformations under the sacrum.

15 Minutes Webinar - Improve High-Value Part Inspection and Simulation-based NDE with Simpleware Software

Wed, Jun 12, 2019 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM BST

Join this webinar to learn how Simpleware software enables dynamic inspection and non-destructive evaluation of high-value parts.

The webinar will cover workflows from industrial CT data to models, from quantitative analysis to dimensional measurement, surface deviation, and use of Surface/CAD geometries. Learn how Simpleware software’s unique features enable comprehensive processing of industrial data and export of robust meshes to simulation to study how manufactured components perform against design requirements.

Webinar on Simpleware-CCNY Head Model: June 5th, 2019

Wed, Jun 5, 2019 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM BST

Join this webinar to learn about the Simpleware-CCNY head model which offers a significant resource for anyone wanting to evaluate product designs and simulate how they interact with the head.

The Simpleware-CCNY head model is a highly detailed representation of the head created in Simpleware software from scan data. The City College of New York (CCNY) is the source of the data, which consists of T1 and T2 weighted scans performed on a Siemens Trio TIM 3.0 Tesla scanner.

Simpleware: 15-minute Medical Devices webinar - May 2nd 2019

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Join this short webinar to learn about solutions to typical bottlenecks for medical device design, from patient-specific modelling to pre-surgical planning. We will cover the ways in which Simpleware software solves common medical device design challenges, with topics including: 

• Brief overview of the key features of Simpleware software

• Benefits of CE-marking and FDA 510(k) clearance in Simpleware software

Web Workshop - Intro to Simpleware Software for Reverse Engineering, Mar 27 2019

Join us for this interactive web workshop where we will demonstrate 3D image processing and analysis using Simpleware software. We walk also you through the workflow of building high-quality models for the inspection and non-destructive evaluation of manufactured parts.

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NOSA-ITACA: a free finite element software for structural analysis

NOSA-ITACA is a software product of the Mechanics of Materials and Structures Laboratory of ISTI-CNR, distributed via the website.
The package includes SALOME v8.3.0, and is available for Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04.
NOSA-ITACA enables you to conduct both linear and nonlinear static analyses and modal analyses.
NOSA-ITACA can be used to study the static behavior of masonry buildings of historic and architectural interest and model the effectiveness of strengthening operations.

Synopsys Simpleware ScanIP Medical Now Available

We are pleased to announce the release of the Synopsys Simpleware ScanIP Medical edition. This exciting new version of Simpleware ScanIP comes with FDA 510(k) clearance, and CE and ISO 13485:2016 certification as a medical device.

Simpleware ScanIP Medical is the ideal choice for those working with 3D imaging to create medical devices for pre-clinical workflows such as implant design and patient-specific planning.

Web Workshop - Introduction to Simpleware Software for Life Sciences, Jan 30 2019

Join us for this interactive web workshop where we will demonstrate 3D image processing and analysis using Simpleware software. We walk also you through the workflow of building high-quality models for advanced analysis of anatomies, implants, medical devices, and surgical techniques.

Register to watch live or download on-demand

Synopsys Simpleware O-2018.12 Out Now

We are pleased to announce Simpleware Release O-2018.12. The latest version of Simpleware software includes many exciting new features and performance improvements. Version O-2018.12 significantly enhances Simpleware’s ease-of-use and reliability as a comprehensive solution for all your 3D image processing and analysis workflows.

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Presentation of Cast2cloud, a web-based platform for mechanical and thermal simulations

Dear iMechanica,

We are pleased to present Cast2cloud (, the first and only web-based platform for interacting with Cast3M. The latter is a finite element software developed by the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) for mechanical and thermal simulations. It is available free of charge for teaching and research. For further information, please refer to

Simpleware Phoenix Workshop - Dec 12th 2018

From 3D Images to Models - Introduction to Simpleware Software Workshop

Date / Time: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 / 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Location: SNPS Phoenix/Chandler, AZ 85226, USA

Fee: Free-to-attend. Pre-registration is required as places are limited

3D Medical Printing Webinar, Nov 14th 2018

3D Printed Anatomical Models: How Mediprint Leverage Synopsys and Stratasys Technology for Patient-specific Solutions

Wed, Nov 14, 2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM GMT

Web workshop - Introduction to Simpleware Software, Nov 28 2018

Join us for this interactive web workshop where we will demonstrate the ease of 3D image processing with Simpleware Software. We will walk you through the workflow of how to build high fidelity models from 3D data for a variety of applications.

Learn more and register your free place here

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Release of VEMLab v2.2.1 (now it runs in Octave!)

VEMLab: a MATLAB library for the virtual element method


Release of VEMLab v2.2.1

>>  From VEMLab v2.2 to VEMLab v2.2.1:

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A Julia implementation of the maximum-entropy basis functions

A free and open source Julia implementation of the 1D, 2D and 3D maximum-entropy basis functions can be downloaded here.


What fatigue damage model do you suggest to use in numerical simulations?

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I want to simulate fatigue damage of foams (like PVCs). What fatigue damage model do you suggest? What model is regularly used in Industry? is there anyone who simulate fatigue damage in Abaqus?Any information is welcomed... Thanks in advance


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