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.

How to create a bolt load in Altair SimSolid

In traditional FEA, there are many approaches to simulate bolt loading. Most of them are based on the idea of bolt shank shrinkage. The shrinkage creates the force applied to parts which are connected to the bolt.  The bolt itself usually … Read More

How to create a bolt load in Altair SimSolid

In traditional FEA, there are many approaches to simulate bolt loading. Most of them are based on the idea of bolt shank shrinkage. The shrinkage creates the force applied to parts which are connected to the bolt.  The bolt itself usually … Read More

Managing materials in complex assemblies

Applying material properties in Altair SimSolid is very straightforward. Open the material application dialog, select a material property, select one or more parts in the Project tree or the Graphics window and pick “Apply to selected materials” – simple. But what if … Read More

How to export Altair SimSolid animations

With our latest release, Altair SimSolid can now export deformation or mode shape animations into a H.264 encoded MP4 file. To export an animation, right mouse button select any animation bookmark (those with a triangle in the upper left corner) … Read More

How to export Altair SimSolid animations

With our latest release, Altair SimSolid can now export deformation or mode shape animations into a H.264 encoded MP4 file. To export an animation, right mouse button select any animation bookmark (those with a triangle in the upper left corner) … Read More

New Altair SimSolid inertial loads

A inertia load is a body load uniformly distributed over the volumes of the parts in an assembly. In Altair SimSolid, both translational and rotational inertia loads are available. For any given analysis, one translational inertia load and multiple rotational inertia … Read More