Structural Simulation

Accurately simulate a wide range of structural problems

Understanding how a component or product assembly reacts under stress or vibration is critical in any industry, but as products and materials become increasingly complex, engineers need tools that go beyond linear statics analyses. Simcenter includes the structural solutions you need for a wide range of structural analysis problems within a single user environment. You no longer need one tool for linear statics, another to study fatigue, and yet another for nonlinear analysis. As a result, engineering departments can consolidate analysis tools, and you only need to know a single user interface.

Structural Simulation

Our structural simulation solutions can help you accurately simulate the following types of solutions:

Linear analysis

Linear analysis is used to solve static problems, such as determining if a structure will fail under a prescribed load, and can also be used to solve transient problems where loads change over time. Simcenter features a complete range of integrated linear analysis functionality, including analysis for linear statics, normal modes and buckling. You can use these capabilities to evaluate structural performance for applications in a variety of industries.

Nonlinear analysis

If deformations are large, if linear material assumptions are invalid, or if contact is a factor, then nonlinear analysis is the appropriate simulation choice. Simcenter solves a wide range of nonlinear analysis problems. Nonlinear implicit and explicit analysis solvers enable engineers to address problems as simple as a plastic catch, or as complex as a car body roof crush analysis. Integrated explicit dynamic capabilities let you perform metal forming analysis or evaluate electronic hardware performance during a high impact drop test simulation.

Structural dynamics

Evaluating dynamic response is a key role of various engineering applications, such as assessing passenger comfort in aircraft and automobiles under varying operating conditions, or evaluating the effect of vibrations on the performance of consumer products and electronic devices.


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