Today, product simulation is often being performed by engineering groups using niche simulation tools from different vendors to simulate various design attributes. The use of multiple vendor software products creates inefficiencies and increases costs. SIMULIA delivers a scalable suite of unified analysis products that allow all users, regardless of their simulation expertise or domain focus, to collaborate and seamlessly share simulation data and approved methods without loss of information fidelity.
The Abaqus Unified FEA product suite offers powerful and complete solutions for both routine and sophisticated engineering problems covering a vast spectrum of industrial applications. In the automotive industry engineering work groups are able to consider full vehicle loads, dynamic vibration, multibody systems, impact/crash, nonlinear static, thermal coupling, and acoustic-structural coupling using a common model data structure and integrated solver technology. Best-in-class companies are taking advantage of Abaqus Unified FEA to consolidate their processes and tools, reduce costs and inefficiencies, and gain a competitive advantage.
In today’s complex product development and manufacturing environment, designers and engineers are using a wide range of software tools to design and simulate their products. Often, chained simulation process flows are required in which the parameters and results from one software package are needed as inputs to another package and the manual process of entering the required data can reduce efficiency, slow product development, and introduce errors in modeling and simulation assumptions. SIMULIA provides market-leading solutions that improve the process of leveraging the power of various software packages. Isight and the SIMULIA Execution Engine (formerly Fiper) are used to combine multiple cross-disciplinary models and applications together in a simulation process flow, automate their execution across distributed compute resources, explore the resulting design space, and identify the optimal design parameters subject to required constraints.
Our proven simulation automation and optimization solutions enable engineering teams to:
• Drastically reduce design cycle time through integrating workflow processes in an automated environment.
• Deliver more reliable, better-quality products through accelerated evaluation of design alternatives.
• Lower hardware investments through effective use of legacy systems and more efficient job distribution.
• Eliminate the bottlenecks of ineffective communication by enabling secure design collaboration among partners.
e-safe — The Durability Suite
Industry is putting increasing pressure on manufacturers to use less material to deliver lightweight but stronger components, lower warranty and recall costs and all in less time. Many companies use advanced finite element analysis to calculate design stresses, but the fatigue analysis is often still done by manually picking stress points for spreadsheet analysis. This is time-consuming and unreliable because it is easy to miss failure locations.
The fe-safe suite of software is world-leading technology for durability analysis from FEA, directly interfacing to all major FEA suites (Abaqus, ANSYS, Nastran (MSC, NEi, NX), Pro/Mechanica) and its capabilities have been developed to meet the most demanding industry applications.
fe-safe was the first commercially available fatigue analysis software to focus on modern multiaxial strain-based fatigue methods and it continues to set the benchmark for fatigue analysis software.
fe-safe is included in Extended Packaging, allowing unified access to all solution technologies within the portfolio through a single token pool.
The fe-safe suite provides:
• fe-safe: Accurate, reliable multiaxial fatigue analysis, regardless of the complexity of your loadings and model
• fe-safe/Rubber: Unique, leading-edge technology for the fatigue analysis of elastomers
• Verity Module in fe-safe: The original, patented Verity® Structural Stress Method for seam, structural and spot welded joints
• fe-safe/TURBOlife: Thermomechanical fatigue analysis with unique capabilities for creep-fatigue interaction
• Smooth workflow between the SIMULIA portfolio of products: Abaqus, Isight and Tosca
Regardless of the complexity of your fatigue analysis, fe-safe fits smoothly into your design process, enabling you to develop products that are designed for durability.
Tosca - The Optimization Suite
Today’s engineers aspire to develop innovative products in the shortest development time possible. Lightweight design, safety, comfort, performance, efficiency, and durability are just some of the aspects to take into account.
As leading technologies for structural optimization and flow optimization, both Tosca Structure and Tosca Fluid offer efficient optimization based on industry standard FEA (Abaqus, ANSYS, MSC Nastran) and CFD software (STAR-CCM+ and ANSYS Fluent).
The Tosca optimization suite enables engineers to take full advantage of any improvement potential while leveraging advanced simulation capabilities. It creates optimized design concepts to achieve the highest performance, quality, and eco-efficiency in a shorter development time.
For companies that design plastic parts or injection molds or manufacture plastic parts, Simpoe-Mold helps users predict and avoid manufacturing defects during the earliest stages of part and mold design, eliminating costly mold rework, improving part quality, decreasing time to market and optimizing production cycle times. The Simpoe-Mold plastic injection simulation solution is targeted towards all players involved in the plastic industry, whether they are product designers, mold designers, mold makers or plastic part manufacturers. Simpoe-Mold allows simulation with shell and solid mesh, with or without inserts, and it can handle complex shapes. Simpoe-Mold also allows simulation of more advanced processes, such as gas-assisted injection, co-injection molding, bi-refringance, overmolding, multi-shots or multi-domain injection.
• Predict and avoid manufacturing defects
• Eliminate costly mold rework
• Improve product quality and reliability
• Decrease time to market
• Reduce need for expensive and time consuming physical testing
• Optimize cycle times
• Accurately account for costs