Engineering departments today must develop smart products that integrate mechanical functions with electronics and controls, utilize new materials and manufacturing methods and deliver new designs within ever shorter design cycles. This requires current engineering practices for product performance verification to evolve into a Digital Twin approach, which enables to follow a more predictive process for systems driven product development.
Simcenter™ software uniquely combines system simulation, 3D CAE and test to help you predict performance across all critical attributes earlier and throughout the entire product lifecycle. By combining physics-based simulations with insights gained from data analytics, Simcenter helps you optimize design and deliver innovations faster and with greater confidence.
Simcenter lets you predict performance of your 3D geometry based designs. In our Simcenter 3D CAE products, you can import geometry from any CAD source and prepare analysis models in a unified environment for a wide range of CAE methods including finite element, boundary element, computational fluid dynamics, and multi-body dynamics.
Simcenter’s integrated high-end, multi-discipline solutions are scalable for use by general CAE analysts and discipline experts. Additionally, by linking 3D simulation to Simcenter’s 1D and testing solutions, you can achieve unmatched accuracy.
To accurately predict real-world performance of your product you need simulation tools that capture all of the physics that will influence its performance during its operational life, including those that cross the boundaries of traditional engineering disciplines. To improve your product you need to be able to predict how performance changes in response to multiple parametric design changes.
Simcenter STAR-CCM+ is a complete multiphysics solution for the simulation of products and designs operating under real-world conditions. Uniquely, Simcenter STAR-CCM+ brings automated design exploration and optimization to the simulation toolkit of every engineer, allowing you to efficiently explore the entire design space instead of focusing on single point design scenarios.
The additional insight gained by using Simcenter STAR-CCM+ to guide your design process ultimately leads to more innovative products that exceed customer expectations.
Flow induced noise is a significant component of the acoustic signature of a vehicle (or other product). Simcenter offers an extensive library of accurate models for predicting aeroacoustics noise sources, including: steady state models, direct models (DES/LES), propagation models and acoustic perturbation equations (APE) solver.
Simcenter supports hybrid aero-acoustic methods in which at first, a CFD simulation is used for capturing flow turbulences, which are translated into aero-acoustic sources to be plugged into a second acoustic (FEM) simulation model. The latter then predicts the acoustic propagation of these sources, including reflections and absorption in the environment. As such, for instance the cooling noise of electronic equipment of the HVAC noise in a car can be predicted.
Couple to other simulation tools through dedicated interfaces, or an intuitive API. This enables the multi-physics simulations with different time scales ranging from microseconds to thousands of seconds, providing faster and more accurate analyses and shorter turnover times for development and assessment of complex designs
Simulate complex electrochemically-driven processes involving ion and electron exchange between fluid and solid phases. Simcenter STAR-CCM+ offers a general-purpose electrochemistry approach that allows you to simulate flow, energy, and electrochemistry together and open the door to real-world chemistry applications in 3D
Many products include complex microelectronics and power electronics subsystems. An efficient and cost effective cooling is essential to optimal and reliable operation of such products, which has to be designed in from the start of the product development. Electronic products are comprised of complex components and sub-assemblies such as PCBs which have specialized modeling requirements.
The computational fluid dynamics (CFD) capability in Simcenter offers an efficient and accurate set of fluid dynamics models and solvers with excellent parallel performance and scalability. It provides a solid foundation for multidisciplinary design exploration.
Problems that involve multiple moving and interacting components can be easily simulated using overset meshing, mesh morphing, or a combination of both. The moving mesh capabilities can also be used for parametric studies and for steady or unsteady simulations, providing an easy way to reposition or replace objects to study multiple design configurations.
The discrete element method (DEM) can be used to simulate the motion of a large number of interacting discrete objects (particles), such as the granular flow of aggregates, food particles, metal powders, tablets and capsules, and wheat or grass. Simcenter STAR-CCM+ is the first commercial engineering simulation tool to include a DEM capability that is fully coupled with numerical flow simulation.
Simcenter provides insight into the interactions between turbulent flow field and underlying chemistry of reacting flows, helping you improve the trade-off between the performance and emissions of your device for different operating conditions.
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Almost all real-world engineering problems ultimately depend on the interaction between fluids and solid structures. Simcenter STAR-CCM+ offers both finite volume (FV)-based computational fluid dynamics and finite element (FE)-based computational solid mechanics (CSM) in an easy-to-use single integrated user interface. Using this approach you can solve static, quasi-static, and dynamic problems including those with nonlinear geometry and multiple parts using bonded and small sliding contacts.
Digitally validate Li-ion cell design including geometrical cell specifications and cell performance. Extensive components of a battery cell are available, as well as a material database to support the user in its model development.
Engine simulations involve moving components, multiphase flow, combustion and heat transfer. You no longer have to be an expert user to simulate internal combustion engines: using an application-specific workflow and simplified interface allows you to set up engine simulations quickly and easily. Expert users can use those simulations as the starting point for performing more complicated multiphysics engine simulations that exploit the full range of Simcenter STAR-CCM+ simulation capabilities.
Accurately representing the physical behavior of the different fluid and solid phases is key to capturing the real-world performance of your product. Simcenter offers a variety of both Eulerian and Lagrangian modeling capabilities to suit your simulation needs.
Computational rheology is used to model non-Newtonian or viscoelastic materials in industrial problems. The rheology solver accurately resolves the dominant physics of complex rheological material flow and helps predict their behavior.
Simcenter 3D is a unified, scalable, open and extensible environment for 3D CAE with connections to design, 1D simulation, test, and data management. Simcenter 3D speeds the simulation process by combining best-in-class geometry editing, associative simulation modeling and multi-discipline solutions embedded with industry expertise. Fast and accurate solvers power structural, acoustics, flow, thermal, motion, and composites analyses, as well as optimization and multi-physics simulation.
Acoustics analysis can help you conquer these challenges. Simcenter offers interior and exterior acoustic analysis within an integrated solution that helps you make informed decisions during the early design stages so you can optimize your product’s acoustic performance. A unified and scalable modeling environment combined with efficient solvers and easy-to-interpret visualization capabilities enable you to quickly gain insight into the acoustic performance of your product.
In the quest to make products lighter yet stronger, manufacturers are increasing their use of composite materials. It is also prohibitively expensive to create prototypes of products made from composites, so simulation must play a key role in the development of new products using laminate composite materials. Simcenter is at the leading-edge of composites analysis through continuous development of material models and element types. Simcenter speeds the entire process for simulating laminate composite materials through a seamless connection to composites design, accurate solvers and comprehensive post-processing.
Since the real-world performance of your product depends on how it interacts with fluids, either gases, liquids or a combination of both, you need to predict how those fluids behave, and to be ale to turn their influence to your product's advantage.
Simcenter provides industry leading computational fluid dynamics software that allows you to simulate almost any engineering problem that involves the fluids, structures and all of the associated physics.
The diverse and increasingly significant role of electromagnetics in product development and design brings new challenges. In this regard, committing to deliver products which are higher in efficiency, reliability, compatibility, and durability starts with comprehending how these complex fields and waves behave and change.
Simcenter includes distinct low and high-frequency electromagnetic simulation capabilities for the unique demands in each domain. Expand your insight into the performance of electromechanical components, energy conversion, design and siting of antennas, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and electromagnetic interference (EMI). A range of dedicated solvers (time and frequency based; linear and nonlinear, finite and boundary element) offers a transformative CAE process, with simulations ranging from a fast, initial analysis to inherent realism for final verification.
An uncomfortable truth about modern engineering is that there really are no easy problems left to solve. In order to meet the demands of industry, it’s no longer good enough to do ‘a bit of CFD’ or ‘some stress analysis’. Complex industrial problems require solutions that span a multitude of physical phenomena, which often can only be solved using simulation techniques that cross several engineering disciplines.
Understanding the operating environments for intricate mechanical systems – like in wing flaps or landing gear, sliding sunroofs or suspensions, or photocopiers and other mechanisms – can be challenging. Motion simulation calculates the reaction forces, torques, velocities, acceleration and more for mechanical systems. You can directly convert CAD geometry and assembly constraints into an accurate motion model or create your own motion model from scratch, and the embedded motion solver and robust postprocessing capabilities allow you to study of a broad range of product behaviors.
Understanding how a component or product assembly reacts under stress or vibration is critical in any industry, but as products and materials become increasingly complex, engineers need tools that go beyond linear statics analyses. Simcenter includes the structural solutions you need for a wide range of structural analysis problems within a single user environment. You no longer need one tool for linear statics, another to study fatigue, and yet another for nonlinear analysis. As a result, engineering departments can consolidate analysis tools, and you only need to know a single user interface.
Thermal management is a major consideration for a wide range of products, including industrial machinery, automobiles and consumer electronics. The objective of any thermal management solution is to maintain a product’s temperature within a range that is optimal for performance. Accomplishing this may require the removal or addition of heat, either passively or in an actively managed fashion, and this can be evaluated using thermal simulation software.
Simcenter includes comprehensive, best-in-class thermal simulation capabilities that can help you to understand the thermal characteristics of your product and subsequently tailor your thermal management solution for optimal performance.
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 to 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.
How can I reduce material in a component or change its properties while ensuring it continues to meet performance targets? Simcenter delivers engineering optimization techniques that can help you answer these this question by systematically searching for the best design that satisfies certain criteria. Reduce component weight or find the right combination of parameters to improve product performance through comprehensive topology, geometry, and parameter optimization capabilities.
Reduce the time you spend preparing analysis models, and 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, FE assembly management, multi-CAE solver environments, and fast simulation results post processing and reporting.
As companies increase their reliance on simulation, they are seeking 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.
FloEFD is a full-featured 3D computational fluid dynamics analysis solution built into major MCAD systems such as Creo, CATIA V5, Siemens NX, Solid Edge and SolidWorks. It tightly integrates with Inventor.
FloEFD is the fastest and most efficient computational fluid dynamics analysis tool that is tightly integrated with all major CAD workflows including Inventor and SolidEdge. It enables engineers to directly work on their CAD model for preparing and evaluating their concurrent CFD simulation.
FloEFD helps design engineers conduct up-front, concurrent CFD analysis using the familiar MCAD interface. This reduces design times by orders of magnitude when compared to traditional methods and products.
Concurrent CFD can reduce simulation time by as much as 65 to 75 percent over traditional CFD tools. It allows optimization of product performance and reliability while also reducing physical prototyping and development costs, without time or material penalties.
Tight integration enables users to do multiple design studies and evaluate how the modifications influence the performance of the design.
The compare configuration and parametric study capability inside FloEFD enables engineers to understand the influence of changes in the geometry or boundary conditions on the results. Users can evaluate the design envelope by assessing results by numerical values, by graphs and by visual images and animations and thereby compare a wide range of project permutations.
FloEFD features an easy-to-use GUI with considerable intelligent automation built-in as standard: .
FloEFD uses Cartesian meshing technology which is recognized as the most efficient framework for simulating fluid flows, heat and mass transfer. In addition, the meshing process can be automated easily for even the most complex CAD geometries. When coupled with an immersed boundary cut-cell approach, this form of preprocessing inside FloEFD gives unprecedented speedup in the overall design process.
FloEFD now includes sliding mesh modeling, letting you create more realistic simulations of rotating equipment and transient flow behaviors, such as when fluid quantity is highly non-uniform around a rotating part.
HEEDS is a powerful design space exploration software package that interfaces with all CAD and commercial CAE tools to drive product innovation across all industries. HEEDS accelerates the engineering design process by automating analysis workflows (Process Automation), maximizing utilization of existing investments in computational hardware and software resources (Distributed Execution), efficiently exploring solutions (Efficient Search), and then assessing the performance to ensure real-world goals are met (Insight & Discovery).
HEEDS enables automated workflows for the ease of driving product development processes. With an extensive list of developed interfaces to commercial CAD and CAE tools, HEEDS quickly and easily integrates many technologies without the need for custom scripting. The data is automatically shared between different modeling and simulation products to evaluate performance trade-offs and design robustness.
HEEDS leverages existing hardware investments which allows for the efficient use of all available hardware resources. Utilize Windows and Linux based workstations or clusters either on-site or abroad, as well as cloud computing resources to accelerate innovative product development. For example, geometry modifications can be automated on a laptop with Windows® operating system, a structural deformation simulation can be performed on a Linux workstation, and a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation can be performed on multiple cores of a Linux cluster or on the cloud.
As opposed to most traditional optimization tools that require highly specialized technical expertise and simplification of models to allow for efficient search, all designers and engineers can use HEEDS to unlock innovation. HEEDS includes proprietary Design Space Exploration functionality to efficiently find design concepts that meet or exceed performance requirements. HEEDS automatically adapts its search strategy as it learns more about the design space to find the best possible solution within the allotted timeframe. It is easy to use, designed to meet deadlines, and capable of providing significant value!
HEEDS provides the ability to easily compare performance over a wide spectrum of designs that exhibit desirable characteristics and robustness. The software helps users visualize design performance trade-offs between competing objectives and constraints, with various plots, tables, graphs and images, to gain insight and discover innovative solutions. This facilitates the development of designs that are production-ready; enabling a truly digital twin!