Ken Welch

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Ken was the cofounder and CEO at SIMSOLID corporation. He has over 30 years experience in the CAE industry in a variety of technical, sales and executive roles at companies including PDA Engineering, Rasna, Moldflow and MSC Software. Ken holds a B.S. and M.S. in civil engineering from the University of California, Davis.

High frequency modal analysis in Altair SimSolid

A modal analysis is used to find the natural frequencies along with the corresponding shape of the structure at each frequency.  This information is important for understanding the dynamic behavior of a structure. One primary objective of the modal analysis … Read More

Altair SimSolid product development history

Altair SimSolid functionality has grown significantly over the past year. We typically release new functionality multiple times per month. Want find out what was added.  Read on here. A snapshot of features/function available in Altair SimSolid today include: Analysis solutions – Static, … Read More

New Altair SimSolid fillet/seam weld connections

Altair SimSolid makes it easy to create connections between parts in an assembly. In addition to simply bonding faces, Altair SimSolid can also define explicit welds. Welds have both location and size. In addition to Spot and Laser welds, Altair … Read More