Realistic Simulation for Aerospace & Defense

Manufacturers and suppliers use Realistic Simulation Solutions from SIMULIA to evaluate design alternatives, collaborate on projects and leverage computing resources for more efficient design analysis.

Ballistics & Blast

(Courtesy of U.S. Army - ARDEC, Picatinny Arsenal)

Problems of ballistics and blast are highly dynamic, involve complex nonlinear mechanical phenomena such as failure and plasticity, and often require the modeling of multiple physical domains (such as underwater explosions or UNDEX). System failures under these loading conditions almost always have catastrophic, if not fatal, consequences. The challenges to realistically simulate ballistics and blast are many, but the Abaqus Unified FEA product suite from SIMULIA is tailor-made for precisely these sorts of problems.

Our intuitive and world-class graphical interface (Abaqus/CAE) allows for the building of complex geometries organically within the tool and for the import of entire systems through our associated interfaces with popular commercial CAD systems such as Pro/Engineer and CATIA. Our Unified FEA system is designed for users across the entire spectrum of functions within an organization to work with a single geometry set, greatly reducing model development time and harmonizing data across the enterprise. Then, using our best-in-class material and element libraries with our highly optimized parallel Abaqus/Explicit solver you can realistically simulate these highly complex loading conditions, reducing design cycle times dramatically and speeding deployment of mission-critical and life-preserving components.

Solution Capabilities

  • Unified modeling and simulation environment based on Abaqus/CAE
  • Best-in-class element and material libraries
  • Highly optimized parallel explicit solver
  • Coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian (CEL) approach for problems involving extreme deformations and multiple physical domains
  • Build-in fabric models