June 4, 2020 9:00am PST.

During vehicle assembly, automotive body painting and electrophoretic (e-coat) application is very complex and expensive. For example, multiple ovens spanning hundreds of feet are used for curing and can reach temperatures of more than 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Engineers and designers ensure that the heat is uniformly distributed during the curing process. Engineers must address many other challenges to ensure the coating and painting process is successful after the first iteration. Other challenges include ensuring surfaces are clean before coating and painting, avoiding gas bubbles and excess liquid, and optimizing dipping and draining. The list of challenges to address is extensive, but time and budget constraints limit engineers to a small number of physical prototypes. As a result, many challenges are not addressed early and are discovered late in the process. 

Join us for a complimentary webinar showcasing the latest technology available to simulate the coating, painting, and e-coat application process. This simulation technology enables engineers to virtually evaluate significantly more prototypes and address challenges sooner in the development process. The content in this presentation is applicable, but not limited to, oven simulation, e-coating simulation, spray washing, and dipping and drainage. 

When: May 27, 2020  
Time: 10am PST  
Duration: 45 minutes 

MSC Industry Simulation Expert, Yuya Ando will lead this presentation and will be available for a QA session after the presentation. Take advantage of this opportunity and learn how the latest simulation technology and methods are used to minimize the costs associated with the paint shop process. 

Benefits of Attending: 

  • Explore the latest CAE technology used to simulate and improve the paint shop process
  • Learn how simulation technology is used to simulate the following:
    • E-coat Application – Air pocket detection, E-coat film thickness prediction, optimization of voltage control, drainage & carry over prediction.   
    • Baking – temperature prediction, optimization of the oven parameters 
    • Spray Washing – optimizing the parameters such as the number of nozzles, pressure, liquid distribution, and contact time to ensure cleanliness of surfaces
  • View multiple industry examples that have benefited from simulation technology 

Who Should Attend?  

  • BIW Engineer 
  • Corrosion Protection Engineer 
  • Paint Shop Engineer 
  • Managers and Directors of Paint shop, Manufacturing Engineering, Operation, Manufacturing and Production 

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An FPSO vessel (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) is often a repurposed large tanker or ship that enables capabilities comparable to a traditional offshore oil refinery but is more mobile. Benefits of an FPSO vessel include its small dependence on underwater infrastructure and its ability to be easily repositioned, say in the event of poor weather, or for access to marginal fields. The conversion of large tankers or ships to FPSO vessels and the modification of existing FPSO vessels requires engineers to verify that any new designs and modifications meet safety targets for static stress, buckling, and fatigue. The verification process involves a combination of both hand calculations and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software such as MSC Nastran. The FEA process, until now, has been known to be time-consuming and often required models of modified structures to be generated from scratch.

Join us for a complimentary webinar that showcases the latest FEA technology available for modeling and analysis and promotes the development of FPSO vessels, all while saving engineers weeks of work. Specifically, Richard Carroll, technical director at DOCAN Ltd., an engineering consultancy group, will present and highlight the use of MSC Apex to modify and re-analyze a preexisting Nastran FPSO model. The unique geometry generation, editing, meshing, and stress analysis capabilities of MSC Apex enabled engineers at DOCAN Ltd. to validate new designs faster than ever imagined before.

When: June 4, 2020 Add to Calendar
Time: 9:00am PST | 12:00pm EST
Duration: 1 hour


After the presentation, the presenter will be available for a Q/A session.  Take advantage of this opportunity and learn how the latest simulation technology and methods are used to expedite the stress, buckling, and fatigue analysis process.

Benefits of Attending:

  • Learn how simple it is to modify complex FEA models with no underlying geometry
  • Understand how the simulation tools available in MSC One can address structural mechanics, heat transfer, acoustics and more for applications including new design or retrofit of marine vessels, oil rigs, and floating structures
  • Expand your experience and acquire new knowledge on how to make modifications cost-effectively and safely, without needing to start FE models from scratch

Who Should Attend?

  • Structural Engineer
  • Naval Architect
  • Stress Engineer
  • Operational Installation Manager
  • Engineering Manager
  • Engineering Director

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