Quarter car suspension simulation using SolidThinking Activate

In the previous tutorial we have seen how you can create a 1d model of typical spring damper and simulate it dynamically either by using the differential equations or by transfer function through SolidThinking Activate (or by Simulink). Here we will see how to simulate a simplified suspension system of a quarter car model. TheRead more about Quarter car suspension simulation using SolidThinking Activate[…]

Modeling Single Input Single Output System using SolidThinking Activate

Few weeks back SolidThinking Activate (equivalent to Matlab Simulink) is released under its math and system modelling portfolio. Being a Simulink user thought of exploring it with the classical spring and damper system, a single input single output (SISO) system. The system   Image source: wiki   Where, m = 1 kg; k = 1Read more about Modeling Single Input Single Output System using SolidThinking Activate[…]

SolidThinking Inspire 2016.1 Released

Few weeks back SolidThinking Inspire version 2016.1 has been released. I am following the tool from its version 2015 avatar, and really happy the way the tool is flexing its muscle to become probably the most easy to use yet powerful concept generation/optimization for the design engineers. Some new features, I found useful as designRead more about SolidThinking Inspire 2016.1 Released[…]

Do Value Engineering Upfront, Right at Design Stage

Typically the value engineering (VA/VE) practices take already designed, validated and productionised components and apply the VA/VE methodologies to increase the value of the product either by reducing cost (weight) or increasing functionality.   What if we, the designers or design engineers, could do the value enhancement of the product at virtual concept design stageRead more about Do Value Engineering Upfront, Right at Design Stage[…]

HPDC vs LPDC

High pressure die casting or HPDC Block diagram of HPDC process is shown below, molten metal is poured into the cylinder where the piston force the molten metal to flow into the mould cavity.   Once the poured metal inside the mould cavity get cold and take shape the die halves got opened and theRead more about HPDC vs LPDC[…]