SIMULIA is a leading simulation brand by Dassault Systèmes, with a large variety of different softwares. It is designed for those who want to simulate their products under real-world conditions to test their performance, reliability, and safety. The softwares helps to optimize designs, improve product quality and reduce costs and time to market.
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SIMULIA is considered a world class simulation solution for a number of reasons.
With the different softwares, you can simulate multiple physics domains, such as structures, fluids, electromagnetics, acoustics and more.
It can be integrated with a number of other systems and softwares, allowing seamless data exchange and collaboration.
These are some of the reasons why it is used in such a variety of industries and disciplines, including industrial equipment, aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, energy, and healthcare.
The benefits are many, here are three of them:
- Design and launch decisively better products
- Collaborative capabilities for team members to work together on complex simulations and share data and results.
- Shorten design process and time-to-market
Best-in-class companies simulates with SIMULIA
Create reliable simulation results
SIMULIA offers a range of simulation capabilities such as finite element analysis (FEA), Computational fluid dynamics (CFD), optimization, multi-physics simulation, and more.
This allows the user to address a variety of simulation challenges and also be able to analyze complex systems.
Since SIMULIA uses advanced technology, it provides accurate and reliable simulation results.
Integration with other softwares such as CAD tools, PLM systems and HPC clusters can be done. This makes it possible for you to collaborate and exchange data easily.
Simulia softwares are available as standalone products and on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, with some variations depending on the physics domain. For standalone products, see for example Abaqus
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The video on the right will show you an overview of the software including how to create a model, a part, how to rotate and autofit views and much more.
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HOW TO USE SIMULIA
Using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform for your simulations offer many advantages compared to the traditional approach with standalone softwares.
With the cloud based platform your 3D-CAD-model can be directly linked to your simulation, and no exports or manual file conversions are needed, all is saved on your cloud. The results can be viewed by everyone with access and results and insights are shared easily between departments.
With our flexible and scalable licensing options, you can choose to rent or buy the software – all depending on your need. Renting a licence is a good option who wants easy access to excellent tools and full flexibility at a low cost.
on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform
The SIMULIA brand covers the domains: Structures, Fluids,
Electromagnetics, Vibro-Acoustics, and Multi-body motions, along with Multiscale/Multidiscipline tools and Optimization and Automation Tools. Here are three of those presented:
Structures, Fluids, and Electromagnetics.
Structural Simulations on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform are based on the powerful and world-class Abaqus technology. Depending on your needs there are several roles with different capabilities available. The entry roles enable linear and static simulations on parts and simply connected assemblies
Fluid Simulations/CFD on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform lets you analyze the flow of gases and liquids in external and internal systems. Steady-state and transient simulations of laminar and turbulent, Newtonian and non-Newtonian, incompressible, and compressible flow can be done.
These tools let you simulate electric and magnetic fields and their interaction. Virtually all electronic components emit electromagnetic waves and of course communication devices in particular. This role on 3DEXPERIENCE is called Electromagnetics Engineer
Functions and features within SIMULIA Structural roles
|Functions and features||Structural Designer||Structural Engineer||Structural Performance Engineer||Structural Mechanics Engineer|
|Added Key Functionality||Linear analysis||Linear analysis |
for large assemblies
|Non-linear analysis||Explicit dynamics|
|Analysing parts and assemblies||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Thermal steady state||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Solid tet elements||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Large variety of solid, shell, |
beam and connector
elements and fasteners
|Simplified bolt connector||✓||–||–|
|Small sliding contact||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Finite sliding contact||–||–||✓||✓|
|Abaqus General contact||–||–||✓||✓|
|Simplified parametric design study||–||✓||✓||–|
|Comprehensive parametric design study||–||–||–||✓|
|Model preparation tools||–||–||–||✓|
|Material model calibration tools||–||–||–||✓|
Structural Simulations on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform are based on the powerful and world-class Abaqus technology. Depending on your needs there are several roles with different capabilities available. The entry roles enable linear and static simulations on parts and simply connected assemblies.
Typical aims of such a simulation can be:
- Have I designed my component with the right dimensions to sustain the static load during operation?
- What are the elastic deformations of a support frame for a large machinery, when the working loads are applied to it?
- Are there any areas of the model that experience high stresses?
The more advanced roles have the capacity to run for example highly non-linear impact and crash tests, large plasticity or rubber deformation scenarios, or random vibration and natural frequency extractions.
Typical aims of such a simulation can be:
- How does my rubber component deform when elongated?
- Will the gasket seal hold under pressure?
- Will the screen of your smartphone crack when dropped onto the ground?
- What will the deformation of the chassis and frame of a vehicle during a vehicle crash test?
- Will my support frame for a drone propeller and motor vibrate too much?
Do you need to evaluate the durability of your products to safeguard against material fatigue?
SIMULIA on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform uses fe-safe technology to calculate damage and lifespan to simulate the durability of your product.
When you need to minimize the weight of your product while maximising the strength, Tosca technology is used for topology optimization, finding the optimal shape for your given load case.
Fluid Simulations /CFD
An easy-to-use and powerful CFD tool is available on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. It lets you analyze the flow of gases and liquids in external and internal systems. Steady-state and transient simulations of laminar and turbulent, Newtonian and non-Newtonian, incompressible, and compressible flow can be done.
Typical aims of such a simulation can be:
- Is my electronics component cooling off as it should?
- What is the drag around my drone model as it travels through the air?
- What is the distribution of air in the different channels in my pipe system?
This role is called Fluid Dynamics Engineer
There is also a dedicated role for evaluating plastic injection molding,
like Solidworks Plastics, but now on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
This solution is typically good for questions like:
- Are the walls and ribs of my plastic component of the right thickness?
- Will any sink marks appear?
- Will the component shrink or warp after cooling and ejection?
This role is called Plastic Injection Engineer
These tools let you simulate electric and magnetic fields and their interaction. Virtually all electronic components emit electromagnetic waves and of course communication devices in particular.
Electromagnetic simulation can typically address questions like:
- What is the WIFI coverage?
- Are there any interferences between different antennas?
- What are the optimal antenna placements for best reach?
This role on 3DEXPERIENCE is called Electromagnetics Engineer
Frequently asked questions
To make an informed choice about SIMULIA, you need all the relevant information. Here are the answers to the questions we are asked most frequently.
Is SIMULIA on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform easy to use?
The software has an easy-to-use interface, and various assisting tools are available in the software to guide you and get you started. PLM Group can offer onboarding and help you get started.
Can I rent SIMULIA on 3DEXPERIENCE?
Simulia is available on a term-license basis as one option.
Which level of SIMULIA on 3DEXPERIENCE is right for my company’s needs?
Please check the technical description or reach out to use and we will guide you based on your needs
Can I use SIMULIA on 3DEXPERIENCE to simulate directly on my Solidworks Models?
Yes! There are several ways. Solidworks can be directly linked to Simulia on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, and the link between your 3D-model and your simulation results is maintained. This saved a lot of time because no exports or manual conversions are needed when moving between the two softwares.
Why should I choose SIMULIA on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform over Solidworks Simulation?
Solidworks Simulation is a very competent solution for structural or fluid simulations, and Simulia takes it to the next level. Simulia handles complex non-linear and dynamic problems and has all the advantages of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and its collaborative nature.
I cannot do my Simulations on the cloud for security or other reasons
Simulia on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform conforms to relevant security standards and is considered of highest importance. Please see here for more information: https://www.3ds.com/trust/3dexperience-trust-center
In addition to this, there are standalone solutions as well, for example Abaqus for structural simulations.
Can I test SIMULIA on 3DEXPERIENCE before I invest?
This depends on your needs and situation. Reach out to us and our sales representatives for an offer.
Does Simulia on 3DEXPERIENCE run on GPU or CPU?
Some Simulia software can run on GPU, but Simulia on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform runs either on your local CPUs or on cloud cores.
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“What if?” is the question that inspires and fuels innovation. And that thought can be the starting seed for creating great solutions. We want to be there for you on your creative journey and be a helping hand when you need it.
We have skilled engineers here for you that helps you get started with onboarding you with the software. We also have a support team for any questions that might come along the way.
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Simulia can be used in a variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, energy, and healthcare.
OMotion is a growing company that use simulation when developing new unique and electric vehicles.
“We have been able to simulate this directly in SOLIDWORKS to validate the design and guarantee durability and safety”,
says CEO and founder Ola Svensson.
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