James Crist

Senior Application Engineer , EnginSoft USA

James obtained his Bachelor’s in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he focused on numerical methods and simulation. He is currently a Senior Application Engineer at EnginSoft where he supports a variety of simulation tools. He primarily works with customers on multi-body dynamics and multi-physics problems.

Session Track:

Monday, May 15 3:10 PM - 3:40 PM 105

CA1217B - Why Motion Matters

This talk will start by explaining what multi-body dynamics is, when it should be used, and the key areas to consider when deciding between a CAD-integrated vs. dedicated MBD tool. To reinforce those concepts a deceptively complex problem of determining the maximum acceleration of a bottle moving through an assembly line will be considered at various levels of complexity. Starting with a simple hand calculation up to a 4-solver co-simulation, attendees will see how the physics included in a model affects its results.

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