SOLIDWORKS® Simulation Premium is an advanced structural simulation solution embedded in SOLIDWORKS CAD. Now that the 3DEXPERIENCE Works is available for SOLIDWORKS users with an exciting simulation technology from SIMULIA, one query is often asked: Why someone who already uses SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium should consider 3DEXPERIENCE Works Structural Simulation?
Here are the top five reasons:
Solve static and dynamic problems with industry-leading Abaqus technology utilized by simulation professionals worldwide.
Run low-speed and relatively nonlinear events during your design process: sliding contact combined with huge deformation or large pressure, nonlinear materials, and sequential loading; standard applications are ensuring proper sealing of a rubber component, including a rubber gasket, that is fairly nonlinear, and metal forming process, wherein multi-steps are required.
The Abaqus implicit approach is right for fixing these types of issues.
Simulate correctly and efficiently snap-fit or snap through nonlinear activities. Considered as a medium speed, these integrate contact with friction and huge deformation with viable instabilities.
Abaqus implicit dynamic method is frequently the maximum appropriate solution for fixing these types of problems.
Perform superior simulation of high-speed dynamic events (less than 1-second types of events) regarding complex contacts and nonlinear materials and rapid effect. Typical applications are impact test, drop test, collapse, damage, and failure.
Abaqus explicit method is the exceptional approach for fixing these varieties of problems.
Abaqus unique contact technology with General Contact for a one-click setup is a quick and strong computation of your most complicated assemblies.
Abaqus contact set of rules is the maximum mature, robust, and correct on the market. There are exclusive methods to set up contact interactions: manually, with Contact Pairs, or automatically, with General Contact. General Contact will save you time on set-up (no need to select faces which can be or might be in contact) and at some point, of solve time, due to the fact Abaqus solves complex touch extremely fast, even on assemblies of lots of elements.
Superior meshing tools enable high-quality meshing and correct effects.
Element types and sizes in finite element analysis are like pixel sizes and colors in a photo. They have an immediate impact on the accuracy of the results.
More types of elements mean more types of issues to clear up. If we think about a rubber gasket, for example, brick (hexahedral) elements will deform a lot higher than tetrahedral elements, so the results will be more correct. Further, within the case of metal-forming simulation, Abaqus continuum shell elements solve a complicated event with speed and accuracy and provide key thickness output data to better examine the metal deformation all through the producing method.
With 3DEXPERIENCE Works Structural Simulation, you can verify the performance of any geometry kind and complex structural scenario with complete and strong meshing capabilities.
Simulation for enhancing product design should not be about strength and stiffness or optimization alone. Simulation for improving product design is also about product existence (how lengthy a product will stay earlier than failure, based on repeated loading). Industry necessities and standards are stricter regarding the durability test of a new product layout. Physical tests for durability are very lengthy and costly. Simulation is excellent for durability as it can provide accurate insights in a short quantity of time.
Durability stress and strain-based strategies are both required to validate low and high cycle events.
Multi-axial loading is fundamental for realistic simulation and significant consequences.
Without a huge library of fatigue materials with S-N curves, it is challenging to respond to a client’s fatigue needs. With more than 350 fatigue materials, Simulation gives plenty of materials that cover maximum durability scenarios.
3DEXPERIENCE Works Structural Simulation materials library comes with an extensive variety of customizable materials, including metal plasticity, hyper elasticity, nitinol (super elasticity), crushable foam, damage properties, concrete, and much more.
Present solutions on the market for calibrating materials for simulation are too difficult or too limited. 3DEXPERIENCE Works Structural Simulation has a devoted application called Material Calibration that is easy to apply and powerful sufficient to extract material properties from test data, so, for instance, it’s ideal for hyper-elastic materials.
With complex and large simulations your present simulation solution may run for hours on your local computer. This is difficult because you can’t do different work while the simulation is computing. With the cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE Works platform all simulations, something their kind of physics, can run on a local computer or in the cloud. This feature is unique within the marketplace and its value is large. For instance, a complicated nonlinear dynamic simulation, like a drop test, will run remotely at the cloud as opposed to taking hours for your local computer. Your computer will be free to do different work and you will get quicker insights, permitting you to make informed decisions.
The other reason for acceleration is the SIMULIA solver technology. For instance, consider a nonlinear structural FEA. With simply the Abaqus solver you can drastically lessen the clear-up time of a nonlinear simulation while compared daily SOLIDWORKS Simulation.
Duplicating statistics, making screen captures, and prolonged reports via email can lead to errors and negative communication between teams. To enhance data traceability and collaboration between technical and non-technical team members, 3DEXPERIENCE offers the capabilities to search engineering information, search by relationship (find the CAD attached to a simulation or vice versa), and create dashboards for enterprise and technical purposes.
Lightweight simulation results can be effortlessly considered by means of anybody involved in an assignment from any connected device. It is good when group participants are dispersed amongst one-of-a-kind places or operating from home. Even non-simulation customers can participate in web-based reviews to enable extra efficient, data-driven decisions.
An intuitive trade-off examine utility, also available from a web dashboard, makes comparing different design alternatives very smooth. From one table, each member of the team can examine unique design options and proportion feedback and thoughts, which hurries up layout decisions.
In summary, the reasons to consider 3DEXPERIENCE Works Structural Simulation are that the SIMULIA Abaqus technology will allow you to resolve nonlinear structural quicker and with more self-belief. SIMULIA’s fe-safe technology permits you to test durability issues to make certain product life and strength. The Material Calibration application allows you to extract material properties for extra accurate simulation results. Excessive-overall performance computers on the cloud speed up larger or complex simulations, allowing you to continue your day-to-day work on your computer. And, finally, it is so much easier to share, evaluate, and compare simulation results along with your colleagues.
For more information about the 3DEXPERIENCE Works Structural Simulation portfolio, contact your local SOLIDWORKS reseller.