Latest Simcenter 3D enhancements deliver better insight into product performance
February 26, 2020
Improved Simcenter 3D rotor dynamics simulation solutions allow users to minimize rotational unbalance and unnecessary external forces in applications such as aircraft engines, gas turbines, automotive engines, industrial equipment, and even electronics.
Siemens Digital Industries Software today announces the availability of the latest version of Simcenter 3D software, part of the Simcenter portfolio of simulation and test solutions that helps companies engineer innovation. Simcenter 3D helps product engineering teams be more productive and produce consistent simulation results with a unified, easy-to-use shared platform covering most simulation disciplines. The latest version of Simcenter 3D continues to deliver the most comprehensive, fully-integrated CAE solution on the market today, to help optimize design and deliver innovations faster and with greater confidence.
The latest release of Simcenter 3D includes many improvements in four key areas:
- Multidiscipline Integration: Simcenter 3D offers new simulation methods that increase realism and deliver better insight into product performance. Industrially-validated rotor dynamics simulation capabilities have been extended, to include nonlinear connection elements for example, allowing engineers to minimize rotational unbalance and unnecessary external forces in applications such as aircraft engines, gas turbines, automotive engines, industrial equipment, and even electronics – like in the case of computer disk drives that spin at high rates.
- Faster CAE Processes: New Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH) composer tool helps engineers quickly create system-level finite-element (FE) models, starting from subassembly models such as an automotive body-in-white, door, suspension, and more. Automating the full-vehicle FE model increases process speed and also helps reduce human error.
- Ties to the Digital Thread: The seamless integration with data management from Simcenter is now extended to enhanced ties to the physical testing group. Deeper test/analysis correlation capabilities from Simcenter 3D, such as new pre-test planning for determining sensor locations, can help determine best methods to use for physical testing and increase confidence that simulations are accurately predicting real-world results.
- Open and Scalable: Simcenter 3D is an open environment where engineers and designers can gain the benefits of faster CAE processes by using Simcenter 3D in connection with other CAE solvers. Added support for cyclic symmetry can help engineers simplify the modeling and simulation process for components when using the Abaqus solver.