In today’s fast-paced competitive landscape, manufacturing companies are pressured to deliver quality products in a shorter span of time. To this end, manufacturers need to make products faster and leaner without compromising on quality.
How can you solve Fluid Flow and Heat related issues early in the Design Process?
According to the study conducted by industry analysts and CAE vendors, testing the design at the prototype stage has been proven to be very expensive. Companies that introduce an analysis tool to check the design performance, and identify and fix problems, early in the design process are the most successful.
FloEFD embedded in Solid Edge, is a powerful analysis tool that allows engineers to quickly run various ‘what if’ scenarios, and optimize their design directly inside of the Solid Edge window.
- Simply fits into the process
- Provides increased flexibility to test design ideas faster
- Helps the design team become more efficient
- Helps the analyst team focus on solving more complex analysis problems
- Enables faster verification
- Easy creation of fluid body from native Solid Edge CAD data
- Provides an intuitive user experience
- Guided problem setup and automated, accurate, fast and easy meshing
- Robust solver for highly complex geometry
- Provides timely feedback
- Easy visualization tools
Simcenter FloEFD for Solid Edge is the best fully CAD embedded computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software that helps reduce design time. In addition, it meets the product requirements such as lower weight, faster speed, complex behaviors, etc.
Design engineers can conduct up-front, concurrent CFD analysis using the CAD interface by moving simulation early in the design process. This ensures safety and efficiency in the design and performance of complex fluid systems while reducing the number of prototypes, and lowering production costs
The biggest advantage is the rapid and accurate simulation of fluid flow and heat transfer. With full integration of FloEFD in the CAD and the removal of manual meshing processes, design engineers can quickly compare different variants of designs, based on their fluid- dynamics features, and use only those with the ones that meet the desired requirement. In case any modification is required in the model, it can be done in CAD directly.
Simcenter FLOEFD automatically updates the new variant and adds the previously set analysis information including material properties and boundary conditions to it without disrupting the workflow. Upon re-meshing, the model can again be analyzed.
By being fully embedded in CAD, the software uses the same native geometry for analysis. Therefore, exporting data and healing it in preparation for analysis is no longer required. The software simply slots in and does not require you to learn a new interface every time the software is used.
FloEFD offers automated meshing technology with SmartCells™ that lets the designer mesh the model with minimal intervention. It also delivers powerful parametric studies and design comparison functionality for easier what-if analysis.
When selecting an analysis tool, all team members irrespective of their competency level should be able to use it. FloEFD is the best software solution for analysis and being CAD-embedded it is easier to validate various analysis models, repeatedly. Moreover, it is easy to switch between processes, i.e. from design to analysis.