Machine Design

FEA Includes Virtual Connectors

COSMOSDesignSTAR 2006 stand-alone design-analysis program features drop tests, fatigue life, and virtual connectors for assemblies.

Virtual connectors make it easy to perform complex assembly analyses without modeling connectors. And nonlinear loads can be defined by dragging and dropping from linear static studies. For errors, a What's

Wrong function advises if loads, restraints, and meshes are valid. The program works with most CAD systems.

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