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Developed high pressure valves that are now used in earthquake prone areas

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"Rockwell International employed NASTRAN to identify high stress areas in valve products and the mechanical configurations necessary to accommodate them. Also used in seismic and vibration analysis of valves to establish design adequacy under severe conditions, such as those that might occur in an earthquake. Program offers significant savings in analysis effort compared with other analytical approaches."

Source: http://spinoff.nasa.gov/spinoff/spinitem?title=Power+Plant+Valves

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