The simulation process includes steps for model preparation, often called pre-processing, and results analysis, often called post-processing. Pre-processing steps include importing, defeaturing, and cleaning up CAD geometry, creating the finite element mesh, and defining loads and boundary conditions as well as solution parameters. Pre-processing is often the longest, most time-consuming step in the simulation process.
Simcenter offers the tools you need to reduce the time you spend preparing analysis models so you can spend more time evaluating results. Quickly move from multi-CAD geometry data to a complete, run-ready analysis model using unique tools for CAE geometry editing, comprehensive meshing, finite element assembly management, multi-CAE solver environments, and fast simulation results post-processing and reporting. Quickly and efficiently pre- and post-process simulation models for accurate and fast simulation solvers so you can spend more time engineering innovation.
Import CAD models from any source. Easily defeature CAD geometry to remove sliver surfaces and other detailed geometry that is irrelevant for simulation. Use abstract solid geometry for thin-walled models to create mid-surfaces when creating a 2D shell mesh.
Efficiently mesh your models using extensive modeling functions for automatic and manual mesh generation of 1D, 2D and 3D elements in addition to numerous techniques for the application of loads and boundary conditions. User-defined geometry edits, mesh and boundary conditions are all associated with the base design, which means when the base design geometry changes, you can rapidly update your model. This approach greatly reduces downstream modeling time, which results in huge time savings across a project’s many design-analysis iterations.
Easily visualize, animate and report on your simulation results. Simcenter pre- and post-processing tools give you the commands you need to understand what is happening to your model in detail. You can also export high-resolution images and animations, as well as automate report creation so you can share with various development stakeholders.
As companies increase their reliance on simulation, they seek ways to speed up the analysis process and increase simulation throughput. One way to increase simulation throughput is to capture repetitive CAE processes, standardize them, and then automate them. Simcenter allows you to capture the expertise of senior analysts and make it available for junior engineers in your organization to use in the form of wizards or templates.
Simcenter Femap with Nastran played a critical role in the design of NASA’s Orion spacecraft. A sixty analyst team used the integrated solver and pre- and post-processor to optimize the design of the successor to the space shuttle.
Company:Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Industry:Aerospace & defense
Location:Denver, Colorado, United States
Siemens Software:Simcenter 3D Solutions, Simcenter Femap