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Structural analysis software

Simulate structures to understand how they perform for stress, deformation and more.

Consolidate structural analysis tools

Structural analysis simulation is the study of the effects of weight and tension on a structure. Understanding how a component or product assembly reacts under stress or vibration is critical in any industry. However, as products and materials become increasingly complex, engineers need tools that go beyond linear-statics analyses.

Simcenter provides the structural analysis software you need to simulate a wide range of applications, all within a single user environment. You no longer need one tool for linear statics, another to study fatigue, and yet another for nonlinear analysis. Asa result, engineering departments can consolidate structural analysis tools, and you only need to know a single user interface.

Aircraft structural design and analysis

Moving from fossil fuel-powered aviation to sustainable aviation constitutes a massive engineering challenge but is required to stay competitive. Learn about a connected airframe structural design and analysis approach to enable the evolution of sustainable aviation.

Structural analysis software capabilities

Linear analysis

Linear analysis is used to solve static problems, such as determining if a structure will fail under a prescribed load, and can also be used to solve transient problems where loads change over time. Simcenter features a complete range of integrated linear analysis functionality, including analysis for linear statics, normal modes and buckling. You can use these capabilities to evaluate structural performance for applications in a variety of industries.

Linear analysis of a mechanical structure

Nonlinear analysis

Nonlinear analysis is the appropriate simulation choice if deformations are large, if linear material assumptions are invalid, or if contact is a factor. Simcenter solves a wide range of nonlinear analysis problems. Nonlinear implicit and explicit analysis solvers enable engineers to address problems as simple as a plastic catch, or as complex as a car body roof crush analysis. Integrated explicit dynamic capabilities let you perform metal forming analysis or evaluate electronic hardware performance during a high-impact drop test simulation.

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Nonlinear analysis measuring an object's displacement

Aeroelastic flutter

Aeroelastic flutter is a critical phenomenon where an unstable structural oscillation occurs in an airframe caused by resonance frequencies coming from the airstream around the moving aircraft. Engineers need to understand when and where flutter will be a problem. Simcenter includes the tools you need to predict and avoid unwanted flutter, accurately.

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A Simcenter aeroelasitc flutter simulation on a wing wireframe
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Marine structural analysis

Combine simulation and testing to create a true digital twin, ensuring accurate structural analysis simulations.

A ship structure analysis visual from the Simcenter software.
Case study

Sumitomo Heavy Industries Marine & Engineering

Sumitomo Heavy Industries Marine & Engineering uses Simcenter Femap and Nastran to reduce design time with high-quality analysis and flexible modeling.

Responding quickly to ship structural analysis needs with easy-to-use Simcenter Femap
Case Study

Responding quickly to ship structural analysis needs with easy-to-use Simcenter Femap

Company:Sumitomo Heavy Industries Marine & Engineering


Location:Yokosuka City , Japan

Siemens Software:Simcenter 3D Solutions, Simcenter Femap