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Brant Ross to Speak at the AIMCAL Applied Web Handling Conference

Topic is "Initial Application of Multi- Flexible Body Dynamics Software to Web Handling Simulation"

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March 24, 2008 -- YPSILANTI, Mich. - Brant Ross will speak during session 3 of the 2008 AIMCAL Applied Web Handling Conference, on Wednesday, 5-7-08, at 11:00 am-11:30 am at the Radisson University Hotel, Minneapolis, MN.

The following is the abstract of Dr. Ross's discussion:

"Physical simulation of a web is challenging because it requires the characterization of a flexible body going through geometrically-nonlinear deformation as well as making contact with rollers and guides. Nonlinear FEA software can be used to study the web but the run times for a web moving though a reasonable motion can be extremely long. The use of commercial off-the-shelf multi- flexible body dynamics software offers hope for detailed results with shorter run times. This presentation describes the use of the RecurDyn software to simulate web behavior, including the distribution of strains though the web. The response of the web to misalignments are described. The approachability of using off-the-shelf software is shown."

Below are figures of some of the results that Dr. Ross will discuss:


The response of a web to the misalignment of the lower roller.

The conference is sponsored by AIMCAL, the Association of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators, and CEMA, the Converting Equipment Manufacturers Association. The conference covers applied web handling technologies within the Converting, Paper, and Plastics industries.

For more information, please visit: www.aimcal.org/association/AWEB08/intro.asp. The full conference agenda can be viewed at: www.aimcal.org/association/AWEB08/agenda.asp.

Note to Editors: RecurDyn is a trademark of Function Bay, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks belong to their respective holders.

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