Reusing legacy finite element data to create system-level models

By Anthony Johnson

Assembling a system-level finite element model of an entire structure—from multiple component models—can be a daunting task. Frequently, this is due to various engineers or analysts working on each component model independently, which leads to downstream issues such as overlapping entity IDs and redundant entities. The precise final orientation of a component model may also not be available until other parts of the structure are properly positioned.

In this 30-minute webinar, we explore how to overcome these obstacles using specialized simulation software tools developed to streamline this process.

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Dynamic analysis with FEA software

By leveraging digital stress analysis and dynamic simulation, simulation analysts and engineers are able verify the integrity of assemblies and components long before production, reducing the need for costly prototypes (and in some cases eliminating the need for prototypes altogether). Leading-edge finite element analysis (FEA) software solutions provide engineering organizations with a unique competitive advantage by enabling high-level validation of products using powerful simulation capabilities, with embedded functionality to facilitate downstream FEA data reuse.

Minimize costly prototyping with Simcenter Femap

Simcenter Femap, owned and managed by Siemens Digital Industries Software, is an advanced simulation application for creating, editing, and inspecting finite element models of complex products and systems. Analysts and engineers can use advanced workflows in Simcenter Femap to model components, assemblies, and systems to determine a model’s behavioral response under real-world conditions.

In addition, Simcenter Femap provides powerful data-driven and graphical results visualization and evaluation, which combined with the industry-leading Simcenter NASTRAN solver, delivers a comprehensive solution for engineering simulation.

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