We participated at Hispack 18 talking about the contribution of the digital twin to enable an enhanced collaboration of all the participants, reducing design times and costs.
Thirty years ago, Principia became Abaqus’ first user, and also first agent for the code, in Spain and Portugal. With the benefit of hindsight, we now realise that we made an excellent decision.
The dam was actually destined to fail from the very start, simply because the design calculations did not incorporate the true characteristics of the underlying ground. Principia was selected as expert witnesses for the accident.
CAE simulation tools can be of great help in optimising the cost and duration of evaluation of a package-s behaviour throughout its life cycle, including transport, without having to perform physical verifications on prototypes.
Understanding the reasons for the success of spider webs would allow us to apply that knowledge to the design of light structures or the development of biomaterials with higher strengths than are currently available.
It will not be easy to mimic biological structures with a view to improving hull coatings and reducing drag, but the tools of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) may be very useful.
On September the 11th, 2015, a crane collapsed through the roof of the Grand Mosque in Mecca. The investigation of the event required enlisting the help of computational mechanics in order to provide an explanation of the crane failure to the Saudi Binladin Group.
The search for nature-inspired, innovative solutions known as biomimetics allows us to solve not just run-of-the-mill problems, but also some major structural challenges.
Consultancy is always a fascinating activity. Each project brings new challenges, often unexpected, which we face armed with our know-how, tools and experience. Our only goal is to give full satisfaction to the client who trusts our capabilities.