Got Simulation? I think the following video (link below) clearly demonstrates how design analysis has lead the way in improving the safety of everyday products. The video shows from many angles how dramatic a head-on collision can be, but in a typical modern day automobile, being able to walk away from it is something that we may take for granted!
You may ask: Why should I choose to begin my blog with this post? The straightforward answer is simulation should be just another step in today's engineering design process. People frequently will hear me say that a design is not complete without simulation, because it is my true feeling that design analysis/validation is something that is misunderstood by a majority of people. Everybody needs to be doing more simulation, they just don't know it. It is my duty to share my personal experiences about why simulation is integral in the design process... and there will be many tips about the SolidWorks Simulation products provided along the way!
Title slide reads: "In celebration of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's 50th Anniversary, a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air was crashed into a 2009 Chevrolet Mailbu."
Download ZIP of WMV video: http://bit.ly/XgCG0 (11.5 MB)