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SIMULIA

SIMULIA offers an advanced simulation product portfolio, including Abaqus FEA, Multiphysics, Isight, Tosca and SIMULIA SLM. In addition, SIMULIA V5 and V6 solutions enable realistic simulation for both designers and design engineers currently working in the CATIA V5 or V6 environments. These integrated analysis solutions eliminate the transfer and translation of geometry and allow users to perform analysis directly on their reference model in CATIA.

SIMULIA helps to deliver high quality products and services at an acceptable cost while maintaining strong customer satisfaction and product reputation. No matter what the industry or the size of the company, SIMULIA has proven industry expertise to meet your individual manufacturing needs. Aerospace & Defense manufacturers and suppliers use SIMULIA solutions as part of their integrated development environment to evaluate design alternatives, collaborate on projects and leverage computing resources for more efficient analysis.

SIMULIA offers Abaqus Unified FEA solutions for predicting the strength and deformations in structures in the linear and nonlinear regime. Our pre and post processing technology and sophisticated solvers provide a complete and reliable solution for your simulation and structural analysis needs. SIMULIA solutions enable you to accurately predict complex real-world behavior. This includes strength and deformation in large structures and equipment linear and non-linear analysis, the impact of thermal loads, vibrations, fracture and failure, degradation due to corrosion and how fluids, gasses and structures interact.

ABAQUS

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.

FE-SAFE

FE-SAFE is the technical leader in fatigue analysis software for Finite Element models and is capable of meeting its users’ most demanding applications. It directly interfaces to all leading FEA suites and is used by leading companies in the transport and mobility, aerospace and defense, general manufacturing, power generation, marine and offshore industries worldwide to determine fatigue life and optimize designs. fe-safe is renowned for its accuracy, speed and ease of use.

fe-safe has been developed continuously since the early 1990’s in collaboration with industry to ensure that it continues to set the benchmark for fatigue analysis software. It was the first commercially available software to focus on modern multiaxial strain based fatigue methods and the first to incorporate capabilities for non-metallic materials. fe-safe analyses metals, elastomers, thermo-mechanical and creep fatigue and employs the Verity® structural stress method or the fatigue analysis of welded joints – the only commercial software to incorporate this methodology.

With fe-safe as an integrated part of the design process, customers have the ability to:

  • accurately identify fatigue hotspots
  • optimize designs to use less material
  • reduce product recalls and warranty costs
  • validate design and test programs
  • improve correlation between test and analysis within a single user interface
  • reduce prototype test timesspeed up analysis times, thereby reducing man-time hours
  • increase confidence that your product designs pass their test schedules as “right first time”

Isight and SIMULIA Execution Engine

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.

It helps drastically to reduce design cycle time through integrating workflow processes in an automated environment and deliver more reliable, better-quality products through accelerated evaluation of design alternatives.

TOSCA

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.

SIMULIA V6

SIMULIA V6 enables collaboration on performing virtual tests and meeting performance requirements. Its portfolio, which leverages proven Abaqus technology, provides powerful tools that enable fast, accurate performance studies on parts, assemblies, components and products designed with V6. It also enables organizations to capture their simulation knowledge, deploy approved methods, manage applications and share simulation results to enable collaboration and accurate performance-based decisions.

The major benefits of SIMULIA V6 are realistic simulation which is a strategic capability becomes as a natural part of the design experience through the Design Sight products with minimal simulation knowledge required. It also enables the capture and reuse of realistic simulation IP which improves confidence in accuracy, reliability and repeatability of simulation results.

V6 Simulation allows designers and engineers to collaborate on making performance-based decisions. It also leverages the V6 platform to collaborate while managing and securing Simulation IP and interlinks simulation with design and manufacturing.

SIMULIA V5

SIMULIA provides complete design-integrated simulation capabilities within the CATIA V5 design environment. Designers can use the familiar CATIA user interface to perform analysis directly on their master reference model in CATIA. Data integrity issues are avoided since there is no transfer and translation of geometry.

The combined CATIA Analysis and the SIMULIA Extended Analysis product suites have been developed for designers and engineers who need to accurately size their designs and quickly evaluate their real world performance during the design phase. To access the basic nonlinear and thermal analysis capabilities included in ANL and ATH, users must first be working with Generative Part Structural Analysis (GPS), the backbone product to the CATIA V5 Analysis offering.

It helps to design and analyze in a single environment to reduce the need to export models to a stand-alone simulation tool. It also improves product performance while meeting performance and operating specifications. The scalable solutions also allow users to perform linear, nonlinear, or thermal analysis to meet their design application required. In addition with these benefits, the design iterations can be evaluated rapidly so that more design options can be considered while staying on time and on budget given the same project timeline.

SIMULIA SLM

SIMULIA’s Simulation Lifecycle Management solution enables product development companies to perform simulation data management as well as test data management to achieve a competitive advantage and maximize their investment in simulation technology.

SIMULIA SLM also accelerates product development by ensuring decision traceability and providing timely access to the right information through secure storage, search and retrieval with distinct functionality dedicated specifically to simulation scenarios and data. The SIMULIA SLM product suite, combined with ENOVIA technology, offers an open and flexible configuration based on your organization’s simulation data management process management needs.

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WHITEPAPERS

  • SIMULIA – Design Integrated Realistic Simulation Download
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  • SIMULIA – Lifecycle Management Download
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  • SIMULIA – Cluster Computing with Abacus FEA Download

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What's new in ABAQUS 2020x

COMPLETE SOLUTIONS FOR REALISTIC SIMULATION

Complete Solution for Realistic Simulation

Product simulation is often performed today 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. For example, in the automotive industry engineering work groups can 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.

Benefits

  • Improved correlation between tests and analysis results
  • Greater efficiency in model generation
  • Improved data transfer between simulations
  • Reduction in a company’s FEA toolset and training expenses
  • More flexible workforce through standardization on a single complete capability for structural simulation

Features

  • Linear and nonlinear analysis including geometric, material, and contact nonlinearities.
  • Material models for metals, composites, human tissue, rubber, thermoplastics, and more
  • Material fracture and failure
  • Robust contact capabilities
  • High-performance computing

Material and Enhancements:

  • Abaqus/Standard now provides a capability to model solid-state phase transformation that can be used to simulate metals-based additive manufacturing and heat treatment processes.
  • Abaqus/Explicit now provides non-quadratic yield surfaces for plasticity based on the criteria proposed by Barlat.
  • Coupled temperature-displacement cohesive elements are now available in Abaqus/Standard.
  • Accuracy of the linear elastic fatigue crack growth procedure in Abaqus/Standard has been significantly improved.

Contact Enhancements:

  • The interference fit capability that previously existed in Abaqus/Standard is now also available in Abaqus/Explicit.
  • The small sliding contact formulation which was previously available for contact pairs in Abaqus/Standard is now available with general contact in Abaqus/Standard.
  • Thermal expansion of rigid bodies, kinematic couplings, and BEAM MPC’s is now supported.
  • General contact property assignments such as friction can now be defined in terms of the underlying material assignments.

Modeling & Visualization Enhancements:

  • Abaqus/CAE can now directly import Solidworks .sldpart and .sldasm files without need for a 3rd party translator.
  • Nodes and elements on dependent part instances can now be renumbered at the assembly level in Abaqus/CAE
  • Abaqus/CAE now supports evaluation of the hyperfoam material model
  • Cells within a partitioned solid part can now be independently color coded
  • Model instances (subassemblies) can now be used with linear and radial patterns

Other key enhancements:

  • A new constraint-preconditioner enables use of the iterative solver for large model that include features such as hybrid elements, distributing couplings, and hard contact.
  • Abaqus/Explicit now provides options to delete elements based on distortion and time increment size. Optionally, instead of deleting element, Abaqus/Explicit can switch to a linear kinematic formulation.
  • A new Eulerian-Lagrangian contact formulation provides more accurate and robust contact enforcement.
  • Abaqus/Explicit now offers a hybrid thread/MPI parallel processing capability that provides improved scaling and reduces memory requirements on modern multi-core HPC architectures

What's new in Isight 2020x

ISIGHT & THE SIMULIA EXECUTION ENGINE

PROCESS AUTOMATION AND DESIGN EXPLORATION.

Isight Enhancements

  • Export Isight Approximations to FMU
  • Integer & discrete parameter support in Adaptive DoE & ADoE optimization

Component Enhancements

  • New FMU component
  • New CST component
    • Supports CST Studio Suite 2019 PP4 & 2020 GA
  • PowerFLOW component delivered with Isight
    • Separately licensed with the PowerFLOW product
  • Abaqus component upgrade
    • Support for Abaqus 6.14 – Abaqus 2020
  • CATIA V5 component upgrade
    • Supports CATIA V5 R28, CATIA V5 R29, and CATIA V5 R30
  • SolidWorks component upgrade
    • Supports SolidWorks 2017 SP2 through 2020 releases
  • Matlab component upgrade
    • Supports Matlab R2013b, R2014b, R2015b, R2018b, R2019a
    • Native code integration method removed allows parallel execution. Models are automatically converted to use the Java socket interface.

SIMULIA Execution Engine (SEE) Enhancements

  • LDAP Groups support in TomEE based SEE via Configuration Utility

Isight/SEE Platform upgrades

  • Java 8
  • Websphere 9.0.0.11, Weblogic 12.2.1.2.0, Oracle 12cR1

What’s New for Tosca Structure 2020x and Tosca Fluid 2020

Tosca Structure

  • Automatic creation of Stop Conditions
    • Automatic stop conditions that check if the optimization has converged are now automatically created for sensitivity-based shape and bead optimization. This closes a gap to Topology and Sizing optimization workflows and ensures consistent behavior of all sensitivity-based optimization types.
  • Upgrade to Python 3.7.1
    • Tosca now ships with python 3.7.1. All user scripts are called using the upgraded python interpreter. Most user scripts written for python 2.7 should automatically be converted without issues to run with the new version. In case of compatibility issues please contact support.
  • Tosca Structure topology
    • Optimization problem stabilization for  minimizing structural volume or mass
      • Minimizing structural volume or mass: the mathematical optimization problem can be ill-posed leading to convergence issues. Stabilization can be activated to improve convergence behavior.
  • Tosca Structure.shape
    • Enabling sensitivity based shape optimization with Abaqus non-linear analysis
    • Non-linear static analysis
      • (NLGEOM=YES, *PLASTIC, *CONTACT …)
    • Including all modeling non-linearities as large deformations, contact and non-linear materials.
    • Stress constraints
    • Reaction force constraints, even on *COUPLING elements
    • 2D and 3D elements
    • Abaqus execution in MPI-mode
    • Better performance, especially for stress constraints
    • Automatic creation of Stop Conditions
      • Automatic stop conditions that check if the optimization has converged are now automatically created for sensitivity-based shape and bead optimization. This closes a gap to Topology and Sizing optimization workflows and ensures consistent behavior of all sensitivity-based optimization types.
    • Sensitivity based optimization with plastic equivalent strain magnitude (PEMAG) design response is available for Abaqus in r2020x HF1-FP2006.
  • Tosca Structure.bead
    • Enabling sensitivity based bead optimization with Abaqus non-linear analysis which replaces the “linearized” workflows
    • The Sensitivity based bead optimization now supports
      • Non-linear static analysis
        • (NLGEOM=YES, *PLASTIC, *CONTACT …)
      • Stress constraints
      • Reaction force constraints, even on *COUPLING elements
      • Abaqus execution in MPI-mode
      • Better performance
    • Automatic creation of Stop Conditions
      • Automatic stop conditions that check if the optimization has converged are now automatically created for sensitivity-based shape and bead optimization This closes a gap to Topology and Sizing optimization workflows and ensures consistent behavior of all sensitivity-based optimization types.
    • Sensitivity based optimization with plastic equivalent strain magnitude (PEMAG) design response is available for Abaqus in r2020x HF1-FP2006.
  • Tosca Structure.sizing
    • Sensitivity based optimization with plastic equivalent strain magnitude (PEMAG) design response is available for Abaqus in r2020x HF1-FP2006.
  • Tosca support in ABAQUS/CAE 2020
    • Improved command-line handling of Tosca and Abaqus within Abaqus /CAE, ie. more Abaqus command-line options are now allowed.
  • Supported solver interfaces
    • Abaqus 2020
    • ANSYS® v19.2
    • MSC Nastran® 2017
    • Supported life solver interfaces
      • fe-safe 2020
      • Femfat ® 5.3

Tosca Fluid

  • Tosca Fluid improved interfaces for:
    • STAR-CCM+® versions: 9.02 – 14.02
    • Ansys Fluent® versions 15.0.0 – 19.2.0

What’s new in fe-safe 2020x

FE-SAFE

DURABILITY ANALYSIS SOFTWARE FOR FINITE ELEMENT MODELS

  • Improved robustness of weld line definitions for solid and shell elements
  • Enhanced nodal force method for Verity weld fatigue relaxing some of the meshing requirements
  • New worst of normal and shear Verity weld analysis algorithm
  • New full multiaxial Verity weld analysis algorithm
  • Verity weld fatigue with random vibration (PSD) analyses
  • Additional PSD analysis algorithms
  • Improved performance and robustness of PSD analyses
  • Results summary available by group, not just model as a whole
  • Groups/sets created by fe-safe are written to ODB