More about Design Optimization technology from FE-DESIGN

By Mark
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In case you haven’t heard, Dassault Systèmes announced a really exciting acquisition today. The SIMULIA brand is expanding with the addition of FE-DESIGN to the growing 3DEXPERIENCE platform. This will extend SIMULIA market leading solutions for design optimization. Check out the News Release for the official statement.

If you’re unfamiliar with FE-DESIGN products, you’ve been missing out! :-) Headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, FE-DESIGN developed TOSCA Structure and TOSCA Fluid, two leading optimization technologies for both FEA and CFD simulations. These tools provide exceptional advantages to the simulation analyst, helping to create innovative and more easily manufactured design early in the product development process to deliver better products to the market faster.

  • TOSCA Structure is the market leading technology for structural optimization, leveraging a variety of FEA packages. It allows for rapid and reliable design of lightweight, rigid and durable components and systems. Using topology optimization with TOSCA Structure technologies can help determine optimal design proposals during the design concept phase. Further detail improvements through shape and bead optimization make these designs ready for production and manufacture.
  • TOSCA Fluid is so far the only available system for topology optimization of channel flow problems. Starting from an initial design space, an optimized design of a flow channel is determined automatically by TOSCA Fluid. With only one CFD solver run an optimized structure is derived (e.g. structural redesign with significantly reduced pressure drop). This unique technology allows an economic topology optimization of industrial large scale flow applications.

Imagine the possibilities for increased efficiency and creative design when using these technologies with in association with current SIMULIA products like Isight, our process automation and design optimization solution. Such a combination will provide a comprehensive suite of applications to support decisions ranging from the shape of a product to entire business processes.

You can learn more about design optimization from this SIMULIA webinar replay.

Last but not least, join us at the SIMULIA Customer Conference, May 21-24th, 2013 in Vienna, Austria to learn more about design optimization, TOSCA technologies and how they can improve your simulation & design efficiency. Looking forward to seeing you there! :-D

 

Mark MONAGHAN is a Senior member of the SIMULIA User Advocacy team

When real and virtual merge

By Richard
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As promised here, Quentin, our Virtual Race Contest Winner, shares his thoughts about the Offhore Racing with Michel Desjoyeaux 3D Serious Game compared to the real thing.

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Keep 3D-ing,

Rich

Out of This World Engineering

By Tom
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EXPERT Re-entry Vehicle Thermal FE Analysis - Courtesy Dutch Space

You may have read my earlier post about the End of a Space Shuttle Era – the Space Shuttle’s last flight, where I hinted at what NASA was going to do next. I thought I’d update you a little, sharing work from other companies using SIMULIA’s simulation tools on projects that could decide the future of space travel.

Most recently in the SIMULIA magazine – Realistic Simulation News, Dutch Space shared with us how they used Abaqus to analyze the new re-useable spacecraft test bed (EXPERT) being designed by the European Space Agency. They focused on testing their Thermal Protection System (TPD), which is fitted to the nose-cone, the area of the craft that’s subjected to the brunt of the heat during re-entry.

The nose cone TPS is a very challenging component to design. It has to be structurally strong as well as being able to withstand enormous changes in temperature. Because of this, it’s made up of two parts; a ceramic matrix composite (which handles the extreme heat very well) and a conical metal after body.

Abaqus is able to handle the complex virtual testing of this component, testing temperatures and forces that are very difficult to replicate here on earth

Inflatable Lunar Habitat - Coutesy ILC Dover

Inflatable Lunar Habitat - Coutesy ILC Dover

One of our other customer’s ILC Dover also shared their story. With the prospect of traveling further than the orbit of our planet always an option, ILC Dover is looking to help support our (relatively) fragile human life forms on other planets. They started back in the 50’s and 60’s by designing space suits for the Apollo missions, but have taken things one step further with inflatable habitats.

I guess you could consider this to be a really big space suit capable of looking after multiple humans, but the inflatable habitat is designed to be a home away from home for traveling astronauts. In this example, the inflatable house is pictured in a lunar environment, using Abaqus, however, has enabled them to test the environmental conditions and the inflation process of the structure in multiple scenarios for any atmospheric condition imaginable.

The habitat is designed to fold down into the smallest space possible for transportation and then inflate to become several times the folded size.

To find out more about these two exciting projects, check out the full articles here:

Dutch Space – Simulating Spacecraft Launch and Re-entry

ILC Dover – Camping on the Moon – or even Mars

Best,

Tom

@3DSTom



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