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A shell structure is thin in one direction and long in the other two directions. Shell structures are used in a variety of architectural and industrial applications as they are lightweight, can span large areas, and can be designed to...

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The paper “CAE Applications in Hydraulics — Experimental and Analytical Study of a Check-Valve, L. Leventhal, SAE 03NVC-377” contains an interesting application of our fluid-structure interaction code ADINA-FSI. ADINA-FSI is used as the tool in a parametric study of check-valve...

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On the launch of ADINA version 9.4 (ADINA 9.4) one year ago, it was announced that the new ADINA sparse solver released in ADINA 9.4 achieves considerable speedups with no compromise in accuracy. This speed increase is of great value...

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Shield tunneling using a large tunnel boring machine (TBM) is widely used to construct underground tunnels for subways. During tunneling, the soil strata substance is pressed, crushed, and removed by the TBM boring head. The shields, which are pushed along...

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The VOF surface-capturing method, available in ADINA 8.1, can be used to study the motion of bubbles due to buoyant and interfacial forces. The animation below shows the ascension of an air bubble in oil. Both the air and the...

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Robustness is an important requirement in nonlinear analysis. One of the requirements of a robust analysis code is that it obtains a realistic solution even with a coarse mesh. In engineering practice, the use of a coarse mesh should lead...

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A new meshing feature is present in ADINA 8.1 that enables the user to create a volume mesh from a collection of surface elements making up a closed volume. This is achieved without modifying the surface mesh. This feature is...

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Naples-Bari Route, Apice-Orsara Double Railway Line, Irpinia-Orsara Operational Lot Provinces of Avellino and Foggia, Italy  

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A new meshing feature is present in ADINA 8.1 that enables the user to create a volume mesh from a collection of surface elements making up a closed volume. This is achieved without modifying the surface mesh. This feature is...

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