ADINA System Newsletter
Volume 4, Issue 1
The next ADINA-AUI training course will be
held at ADINA R & D on December 6-7, 2001.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
AUI Initialization File
Analysis of Hydraulic Engine Mount
Potential-Based Fluid Elements
September 11, 2001 was a day that shocked
people around the world. We feel deep
sorrow for the families who have lost loved
ones in this terrible tragedy.
ADINA System 7.5 Released
The ADINA System 7.5 was released in August
2001. To obtain an overview of the enhancements
and new capabilities in ADINA 7.5, please refer to
the ADINA System 7.5 Release Notes which are
included in the ADINA 7.5 distribution CD in a pdf
(Acrobat Reader) file.
In our previous newsletter, we have listed the
supported platforms and minimum operating
systems required to run ADINA 7.5. For the latest
update on the system requirements, in particular
relating to the IBM AIX operating system, please
visit the Support page on our web site.
In the ADINA System 7.5, three key areas of im-
provements make the ADINA User Interface (AUI) a
much more productive tool for our users.
1. Faster graphics performance
The display speed for mesh plots is significantly
improved. Comparison results were presented
in the previous newsletter.
2. Finding help
The HTML-based online help system provides
an easier and faster way for users to find
information on the use of the ADINA System.
3. Easier execution of tasks
New icons provide quick access to commands
which required many mouse clicks in previous
versions. In addition, customizable toolbars,
shortcut keys, and macro icons allow each user
to create his/her most effective environment.
Figure 1: Analysis of Automotive Hydraulic Engine Mount
Engine vibration modeled
with sinusoidal prescribed
Hydraulic fluid modeled
using slightly compressible
fluid material model
ADINA System Newsletter, September 2001