A new video now available from the Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA group demonstrates how the Abaqus Knee Simulator application can accelerate the advanced design of knee implants using finite element (FE) analysis and 3D modeling. The video is hosted by Cheryl Liu, Ph.D. of Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA and Paul Rullkoetter, Ph.D. of OrthoAnalysts.
What is the Abaqus Knee Simulator?
The Abaqus Knee Simulator is a validated computational modeling tool for performing basic to advanced knee implant analyses and simulations. This tool offers five fast and easy-to-setup workflows which reduce your reliance on time-consuming trials and expensive lab equipment, while still meeting regulatory requirements. The video includes an overview of the five workflows, validation of the model, and a demonstration of the software tool.
The Benefits of the Abaqus Knee Simulator versus Physical Simulation
The Knee Simulator is an application that works with Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA software. The application includes five pre-validated workflows knee implant design engineers can use to test their designs without the time-consuming process of creating physical models. The five workflows include; Contact Mechanics, Implant Constraint, TibioFemoral Constraint, Basic TKR Loading, and Wear Simulator.
Dr. Chiu explains how the Contact Mechanics workflow can take up to four hours to run. In contrast, the creation of a physical model to conduct the same test could take four weeks and cost approximately $14,000.
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.