SIMULIA provides Design Engineers with powerful simulation capabilities and seamless integration into their CAD environment using the DesignSight and CATIA Analysis products. Guided workflows enable designers to evaluate nonlinear stress and thermal behavior during the design process.
CATIA Structural Analysis
Assess mechanical behavior early in the design process
Global competition requires the creation of better products faster and at lower costs without sacrificing quality. Many companies have adopted Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), but it has often been used by a limited number of highly-qualified specialists towards the end of the development cycle. This practice ends up restricting CAE’s effectiveness in the design phase.
The generative capability of the CATIA Structural Analysis solution allows design-analysis iterations to be performed rapidly by designers working within the CATIA design environment. It enables linear stress and modal analysis on part and hybrid assemblies, as well as powerful stress and vibration analysis on complex assemblies, including surfaces, solids, and wireframe geometries.
- 60% improvement in the product design-analysis cycle time compared to non-integrated design-analysis solutions
- A user-friendly and comprehensive analysis environment enables both designers and engineers to inspect product quality
- Reduced costs resulting from the ability to detect problems early in the design process
- Productivity gains due to a common environment which enables seamless design-analyze-improve iterations
Linear stress and modal analysis on part and hybrid assembliesPowerful stress and vibration analysis on complex assemblies enabling designers and design engineers to simulate and validate assemblies that include surfaces, solids, and wireframe geometries
Associativity between design and analysis specificationsFull associativity between the assembly design and the analysis specifications is one of the core values of CATIA Analysis. Associativity means that the analysis model remains consistent with the design, no matter how often and substantial the changes to the design. The user can be confident that the analysis results reflect the current state of the design.
Easy-to-use pre- and postprocessing capabilitiesCATIA Analysis products provide a complete and integrated environment for preprocessing analysis models, running analyses, and viewing the results. The entire system is intuitive and visual, based on meaningful icons. CATIA designers can transition easily to using CATIA analysis products in the same environment.
Automatic mesh generation for 1D, 2D and 3D geometriesCATIA Structural Analysis generates reliable finite element meshes without user input. Tools are available for the user to modify and make improvements wherever necessary, as well.
Robust and automatic generation of connection elementsUsers can directly reuse connections defined as part of the assembly design or create new connections to perform structural analysis. CATIA Structural Analysis meshes each 3D solid part and generates all connections automatically to ensure meshing consistency. Because of the generative capability, the assembly connections are updated automatically whenever there is a design change. Available properties include fastened, contact, slider, rigid and smooth, as well as welding connections properties such as spot, seam, and adhesive. These connection properties can be customized to create the most realistic and accurate finite element models.