How Finite Element Analysis Can Revolutionize Your Product Design?
Just a few years ago, you could only test your technology’s performance through real-time monitoring. That costs you money, time, and client loyalty. Finite element analysis (FEA) software has swooped to the rescue, letting you model your products in the digital sphere in enough detail to make accurate predictions. You can test your product’s response to heat, vibration, and real-world forces without spending a cent on production. FEA lets you find out where your design falls short without requiring you to build a physical product. The technology gives you more control over your R&D than ever before.
How it Works
The FEA market has evolved to include on-premise and cloud-based solutions that offer virtual reality (VR) environments. Their accuracy is so reliable they can handle part isolation and interactive cut-planes. A tableau approach has brought a new wave of accuracy to the technology, allowing you to test circuit models and other complex equations. With a little innovation and a some tableau fundamentals training, you can process a huge range of finite element models. Today’s FEA tools offer:
- Authentic, accurately-lit rendering.
- Environment mapping.
- Powerful frame rates that can animate millions of finite element models.
- Photorealistic rendering to assess the consequences of misuse.
- Computer-aided engineering (CAE) to cover the full lifespan of product design from the design stage to manufacturing.
- Computational fluid dynamics and multi-body dynamics.
- Loads models that can help predict performance using stress tools.
FEA tools are divided into stress analysis FEA, magnetic field FEA, and computational fluid dynamics.
Today’s engineers really can see the future through increasingly complex structural engineering tasks. Collaboration has become all-important, too, so brand titans like Microsoft are quickly moving towards cloud-based tools. To support this trend, CAE compression technology copes with limited bandwidths. Five software giants are leading the way:
ABAQUS Simulation Software
ABAQUS’ native 3D Experience Simulation Portfolio narrows the space between tests and results. Better correlation means better predictions, but it’s also an impressive CAE product. It cuts down on FEA tools and training, improving data transfer from simulation to simulation. It keeps track of every stage from pre-processing to post-processing, using linear dynamics to assess the effects of stresses and displacements.
Ansys Analysis Software
Ansys is a complex structural analysis tool that offers you a customizable set of automated solutions. Its intelligent meshing tool is intuitive enough to suit occasional users and experienced designers alike, but what sets it apart is its integration with other software. With Ansys, everything is in the cloud, but that doesn’t get in the way of its advanced powers. It can:
- Create simulations with complex materials with the help of built-in or user-defined models.
- Work with extreme deformations easily without requiring you to shift to explicit solvers.
- Analyse structural crack growth through a splitting morphing adaptive remeshing technique (SMART).
- Simulate metal additive production through a group of tools like ANSYS Additive Prep and Print.
- Work with vibration and transient analysis.
- Perform impact and explosion simulations.
MSC Software Corporation for Tight Product Design
MSC software’s virtual prototypes can negate the need for traditional prototype testing entirely. It’s a snappy product that does its job on-the fly, relying on both linear and nonlinear FEA to simulate systems, materials, and parts. It can simulate:
- Fluid-structure interaction
- Fatigue and durability
- Multibody dynamics.
MSC is a pioneer in the industry, having developed many of the stress-prediction tools in use today. It sticks tightly to its primary goals, which results in clean, tight software with clear priorities. It simulates across materials life cycles, relying on nonlinear analysis of multi-scale structures and materials. Nonlinear effects are versatile and flexible, so they can add to your static analyses considerably. MSC Software’s Hexagon solutions integrate with FEA software to generate actionable data.
COMSOL is known for being one of Samsung Research’s digital sound processing tools. If you’re hunting for a tool that focuses on multiphysics, COMSOL is one of the industry’s finest options. It’s perfect for modeling, testing hypotheses and performing stress analysis of composite material in various layers. The software is a particularly potent electrical circuits simulator, and it offers default algorithms to make your task a little easier. The software makes 3D modelling delightfully easy, so you’ll be up and running on the day you buy it.
In days of yore, you had to build your tools before you could monitor them, and data was thin on the ground. FEA software has redefined design and manufacturing, particularly of high-value assets. The cloud has revolutionized the field even more, letting you integrate your software products and pack extra oomph into your design process. Industrial design doesn’t get easier or cheaper than this.