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Solid Edge Simulation

Best-in-class simulation capabilities provide powerful tools to digitally validate designs.

Powerful simulation functionality embedded inside Solid Edge

Simulation software is essential for bringing superior products to market sooner and at a lower cost. The Siemens portfolio of best-in-class simulation technologies enables product development workflows in the construction and testing of the digital twin to be completed in record time.

Based on proven Femap finite element modelling and Simcenter Nastran technology, Solid Edge Simulation greatly reduces the need for physical prototypes, lowering material and testing costs and saving design time.

Finite element model creation

By connecting your 3D models and 2D drawings to a single source of product data, the Teamcenter® Integration for Solid Edge enables you to collect, organise, and distribute your Solid Edge data so that your design and manufacturing teams can access it. To help you further optimise your design-through-manufacturing process, Teamcenter offers a full range of product lifecycle management (PLM) features.

Low-effort mesh creation, mesh control without parameters, and mesh-based thermal and structural simulations are all possible.

Boundary condition definition

Utilize the boundary condition definitions necessary to analytically simulate realistic operating situations. The Quick Bat input options and handles make it simple to set up loads and limitations, which are geometry-based. Use time history results to verify thermal and cooling performance, such as transient heat transfer.

Satisfy increasing demands for high performance and efficiency of hydraulic systems by determining the maximum and minimum pressure exerted by a fluid at equilibrium due to the effect of gravity.

Import fluid pressure and temperature results from Simcenter FLOEFD for Solid Edge as structural loads for analysis.

Results Post Processing

With the extensive graphical post-processing capabilities, you can easily interpret and comprehend the behaviour of the generated model. If the results indicate that a design improvement is necessary, synchronous technology makes it simple to make the necessary model alterations.

Solving FEA

Analyze and picture how components will cooperate in an assembly. Know how a product will perform over the course of its operational cycle and how it will operate in actual use.

To conserve manufacturing resources, run beam analysis checks to determine whether assemblies are overbuilt depending on the amount of stress placed on them.

To analyse thermal conditions on mechanical or electromechanical assemblies, conduct steady-state heat transfer analysis and thermal stress analysis. With time history results, validate thermal and cooling performance such as transient heat transfer.

Calculate the expected relative displacements of the structure at the natural frequency, as well as the natural frequencies at which a section of an assembly naturally vibrates.

Based on the supplied excitation forces, simulate vibration levels, including displacement and acceleration, in the specified frequency range. The use of modal superposition allows for very quick and effective calculation.

Finding the load at which a structure becomes unstable is essential, especially for models or assemblies that have thin sections.

Scalability to Simcenter

You can quickly change and update geometry from any source thanks to the core simulation technologies used in Solid Edge simulation solutions, which are based on and scale to Siemens Simcenter product offerings. Solid Edge, for instance, has an automated launch feature for Simcenter Femap. Femap model files can be used to save the results of Solid Edge Simulation. The transfer of geometry, loads, and constraints is smooth.

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