FEA Includes Checking Code From Steel Industry

June 16, 2005
Algor V17 features American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) code checking, tree support for surface and body loads, support for hyperfoam and anisotropic materials, rotating reference frames for modeling circulating flows, and combined graph and result contour displays.

AISC code checking facilitates designing steel structures of beams and trusses, and ensures code compliance to satisfy third-party approvals.

V17 also includes a streamlined electronic user's guide which makes it easy to find help, streamlined startup with improved launch screen and dialogs, and a ruler to display scale when viewing models. Additional features include expanded sketching capabilities, improved speed of Superdraw sketching, modeling and meshing support for anisotropic material properties in linear stress analysis, and new Mechanical Event Simulation (MES) capabilities such as support for hyperfoam materials.

Algor Inc.
150 Beta Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
(412) 967-2700

Sponsored Recommendations

The entire spectrum of drive technology

June 5, 2024
Read exciting stories about all aspects of maxon drive technology in our magazine.


May 15, 2024
Production equipment is expensive and needs to be protected against input abnormalities such as voltage, current, frequency, and phase to stay online and in operation for the ...

Solenoid Valve Mechanics: Understanding Force Balance Equations

May 13, 2024
When evaluating a solenoid valve for a particular application, it is important to ensure that the valve can both remain in state and transition between its de-energized and fully...

Solenoid Valve Basics: What They Are, What They Do, and How They Work

May 13, 2024
A solenoid valve is an electromechanical device used to control the flow of a liquid or gas. It is comprised of two features: a solenoid and a valve. The solenoid is an electric...

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Machine Design, create an account today!