Featured Guest bi-monthly next on 09/30

    Dilip Bhalsod


HEY DILIP, Come on down!   We have a double shot of extra strong expresso, for when you read this - grin!  SURPRISE!

Pop quiz and we'll call it "From the UK to Detroit" Where did Dilip start out?
Answer:  automotive industry at British Leyland, UK in 1978.

Then, luckily for us and General Motors he came here to the US and from 1984 to 2004 Dilip worked at General Motors USA for 20 years on various aspects of automotive crash analysis and provided LS-DYNA technical support.

Now why is that important you ask? Well, did you ever try to call someone and they can't answer your technical question? OH WAIT, like asking me and instead I tell you how to saddle a horse (yes, I really can do that but not engineering)

And then LSTC wisely grabbed him. No, they did NOT  kidnap him.   From 2004 to 2016, he was Technical Manager at LSTC’s office in Michigan where he was responsible for LS-DYNA technical support.

And then I (meaning me, Marsha) retired to blog and Dilip Bhalsod ALSO became the LSTC Global Business Manager, responsible for America and Europe distributor management, sales, marketing, Vendor, and alliance partners.

AND on top of that he does simulations I love to watch - GO FOOTBALL!

 Thierry Marchal

I can guarantee aside from a nice cup of coffee, that Thierry is passionate about biomedical engineering.  Hi Thierry!  Waving helllloooo!

NOW, why was I interested?  On his blog he asked a question and I found it interesting.  Thierry said, "Imagine building a digital twin of the patient specific cardiovascular system"  THAT would be great and if I needed it in the future I know that I'd feel SO much safer if they did something on my digital twin first!

I never knew who Rene Favaloro was.  Do you?  NO! Well then it is a must read on heart surgery.
Argentinian heart surgeon Rene Favaloro

 George Laird
of Predictive Engineering


HEY, George!  Want a pitcher of coffee? 

So, on George's very own blog he has some great articles.  One I liked of his is because he answers the question,  "“What is the difference between a design engineer and a simulation engineer?"

 "How to Become a Journeyman Simulation Engineer" 

And I quote George, "It is an inside joke among simulation engineers about how long does it take to be considered a “journeyman” simulation engineer. The answer is about five years since it takes that long for your mistakes to catch up with you!"

08/26/19 Steve Pilz of ANSYS

Let's welcome Steve with a cup of coffee and a shout out: "YO, Steve!"

Now, a few months ago Steve did a blog on Additive Manufacturing.  

What is Additive Manufacturing you ask? Well, that's a darn good question.   I had to look it up.  It's  joining materials to make objects from 3D model data, usually layer upon layer.   Sounds easy?  Nope - it isn't!   SO, Steve explains in his blog what the issues are, since it was a tad confusing to me without his explanation.

Simplify Inspections of Additive Manufactured Parts with CT Scanning and Mechanical Simulation

"Quality assurance inspections prove that additive manufacturing (AM) a perfect part is a lot harder than many engineers thought."