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What is the stress in the tether?

What is the stress in the tether?New 

What is the stress in the tether?Hi, Greg recently saw an interesting article on tethered space elevators, see:60,000 miles up: ...
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Tol Analyst

Tolerance Stack Analysis

Tolerance Stack Analysis Some of you engineers out there may have spent time calculating tolerances. Simple concept. In practice however ...
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On shore vs Off shore manufacturing

On shore vs Off shore manufacturing

Manufacturing news On shore vs Off shore manufacturing Which is best for you? It's a question we all have to ...
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Utilizing SolidWorks

Utilizing SolidWorks

Utilizing SolidWorks We’re all aware that in today’s work environment that time equals money, and an increase in the efficiency ...
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Rapid Prototyping: Part 1.

Rapid Prototyping: Part 1.

Rapid Prototyping: Part 1 Click below links to find more about rapid prototyping We share some common pitfalls to avoid ...
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How to solve problems

How to solve problems

How to solve problems Click the below link to find our ways to solve problem at Motovated Design & Analysis ...
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Fatigue on High Tensile Welded Connections

Fatigue on High Tensile Welded Connections

Fatigue on High Tensile Welded Connections Optimization of design is very important. With this in mind it can be very ...
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Practical Tips on Doubler & Gusset Design

Practical Tips on Doubler & Gusset Design

Practical Tips on Doubler & Gusset Design In this tip we review and compare some common doubler and gusset designs ...
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Designing for Manufacture in Sheetmetal

Designing for Manufacture in Sheetmetal

Designing for Manufacture in Sheetmetal In this Tip & Trick are some simple guidelines for designing sheetmetal parts which are ...
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Motovated Design & Analysis Newsletter - August 2012

Motovated Design & Analysis Newsletter – August 2012

Tips & Tricks: Torquing Bolts Correctly A big challenge in assembling bolted joints is verifying that the required bolt preload ...
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Analysis Tips


Tips & Tricks: 3 Steps to verify FEA results.

Tips & Tricks: 3 Steps to verify FEA results.

Engineering Analysis - Tips & Tricks: 3 Steps to verify FEA results. Before you set up an FEA, we suggest ...
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Tips & Tricks: How material edge treatments aid folding plates

Tips & Tricks: How material edge treatments aid folding plates

Tips & Tricks: How material edge treatments aid folding plates Folding thick plates Sometimes the edges of thick plates can ...
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Tips & Tricks: AutoDesk Force Effect

Tips & Tricks: AutoDesk Force Effect

Tips & Tricks: AutoDesk ForceEffect Ever had to scribble down a rough sketch of some problem geometry, run some quick ...
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Tips & Tricks: Part 2 - What's the best value FEA approach for your business?

Tips & Tricks: Part 2 – What’s the best value FEA approach for your business?

Tips & Tricks: Part 2 - What's the best value FEA approach for your business? 'CAD-embedded' Finite Element Analysis (FEA) ...
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Tips & Tricks - Re-entrant corners!

Tips & Tricks – Re-entrant corners!

Analysis of re-entrant stresses in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) This tip relates to analysis of re-entrant stresses in Finite Element ...
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Tips & Tricks - machine bracket redesign

Tips & Tricks – machine bracket redesign

Tips & Tricks - machine bracket redesign In this tip, we take a look at redesigning machine brackets to reduce ...
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Tips & Tricks - which weld is the best?

Tips & Tricks – which weld is the best?

Tips & Tricks - which weld is the best? Weld 1: standard fillet weld     Weld 2: combination groove ...
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Tips & Tricks: Designing for Hertzian Contact

Tips & Tricks: Designing for Hertzian Contact

Machine Design - Tips & Tricks: Designing for Hertzian Contact Sometimes in machine design it is very difficult to avoid ...
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Tips & Tricks: Inplane Effects

Tips & Tricks: Inplane Effects

Tips & Tricks: Inplane Effects The example below highlights how compressive and tensile loads effect the capacity of a part ...
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Tips & Tricks: Inplane and large displacements

Tips & Tricks: Inplane and large displacements

Tips & Tricks: Inplane and large displacements A common analysis example is a flat-walled tank under a pressure load. With ...
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Tips & Tricks - Weld Analysis Tools

Tips & Tricks – Weld Analysis Tools

Tips & Tricks - Weld Analysis Tools SolidWorks 2010 comes with a new edge weld tool which helps designers size ...
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Tips & Tricks - Choosing Sections for Torsion Loading

Tips & Tricks – Choosing Sections for Torsion Loading

Tips & Tricks - Choosing Sections for Torsion Loading Torsion Loading - The type of section chosen will greatly influence ...
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Tips & Tricks - Designing for Impact Loads (Round 2)

Tips & Tricks – Designing for Impact Loads (Round 2)

Tips & Tricks - Designing for Impact Loads (Round 2) Energy absorption is the key to designing beams for impact ...
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Tips & Tricks: 3-2-1 Jig Theory applied to FEA Boundary Conditions

Tips & Tricks: 3-2-1 Jig Theory applied to FEA Boundary Conditions

Tips & Tricks: 3-2-1 Jig Theory applied to FEA Boundary Conditions Any solid body as 6 rigid body degrees of ...
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Tips & Tricks: Fast and Easy Meshing!

Tips & Tricks: Fast and Easy Meshing!

Tips & Tricks: Fast and Easy Meshing! We all know how frustrating it can be to get complex models to ...
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Tips & Tricks: Simulation Modelling for Quicker Solution Times

Tips & Tricks: Simulation Modelling for Quicker Solution Times

Tips & Tricks: Simulation Modelling for Quicker Solution Times Here at Motovated we like to integrate analysis and FEA right ...
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Tips & Tricks: Tips For Shell Analysis In SolidWorks Simulation

Tips & Tricks: Tips For Shell Analysis In SolidWorks Simulation

Tips & Tricks: Tips For Shell Analysis In SolidWorks Simulation If you have spent much time performing shell analyses, you ...
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Tips & Tricks: Solid Works Tips

Tips & Tricks: Solid Works Tips

Tips & Tricks: SolidWorks Tips In this SolidWorks Tip & Trick we offer few hints we have found helpful when ...
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Tips & Tricks: Creep Analysis of Plastics in SolidWorks

Tips & Tricks: Creep Analysis of Plastics in SolidWorks

Creep Analysis of Plastics in SolidWorks In this Tip & Trick we take a look at the creep analysis of ...
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Tips & Tricks: Part 1 - Which FEA Simulation Software Is Best?

Tips & Tricks: Part 1 – Which FEA Simulation Software Is Best?

Tips & Tricks: Part 1 - Which FEA Simulation Software Is Best? FEA Simulation Software. For most engineering problems there ...
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