Finite Element Analysis

Finite element analysis (FEA) software has become widely accepted in manufacturing for its ability to streamline design, prototyping, and testing. It has made possible the new field of virtual prototyping, where a digitally complete representation of a part, assembly, or product is tested as thoroughly inside the computer as one would test a physical prototype.

With our FEA product suite, users are able to address their FEA needs from routine to sophisticated for a wide range of industrial applications. Work groups share a common data model structure and integrated solver technology, no matter the specific task of the group. In automotive, for example, various groups can consider dynamic vibration, multibody systems, nonlinear static, thermal coupling, impact/crash issues, and more from one data set.

Many companies use simulation tools from a variety of vendors. No matter what your organization is using, we can help you create efficiencies and reduce engineering costs by analyzing your environment.

The modeling approach to FEA

Using a hybrid modeling approach to analysis, users are able to work with geometry-based data alongside imported meshes without associated geometry. Our  powerful modeling and visualization tools, customization features, capture and reuse of analysis workflows, and the ability to create user-defined subroutines.

The use of feature-based parametric modeling makes our toos more efficient for both pre- and post-processing analysis. A complete range of analysis functionality is available, including acoustics, connectors, damage, fracture, and failure.

Multiphysics

Multiphysical phenomena are the norm for products today. We offer is a robust solution for solving multiphysics problems in both material and product behavior actions under real-world operating conditions including:

  • Thermal/stress
  • Thermal/electrical
  • Low-frequency electromagnetics
  • Structural/acoustics
  • Fluid flow through porous materials

Visualization

The ability to visualize the results of complex engineering analysis projects has become a key to accelerating product development. Visual diagnostics make it easy to track progress and assess status. Complex models can be made easier to understand using a variety of visualization options, including contour, path, x-y, and ply stack plots. Specific regions can be highlighted using display groups, view cuts, and free-body display options.

The benefits of unified FEA

Standardization on the unified approach to FEA brings sophisticated CAE inside a collaborative platform. All engineering data becomes part of the single product definition environment, reducing costs due to easier access and improving quality throughout the product development process. Data reuse is increased and manufacturing costs lowered as engineering efficiency increases.