SIMULIA Regional User Meetings
United Kingdom Regional User Meeting
Topology Optimization using Tosca for Abaqus
When used in combination with finite element analyses, topology optimization techniques can help you improve your designs to produce lightweight, strong and durable components. In addition, using structural optimization techniques can significantly reduce the number of design iterations required during a product development process. This leads to huge savings in tooling costs and vastly reduces the time to market for the product. The objective of this seminar is to introduce users to the topology optimization capabilities available in “Tosca for Abaqus.” An easy to use interface native to Abaqus/ CAE is available for the setup, execution, monitoring and post-processing of topology optimization problems. In combination with Abaqus analysis products, Tosca for Abaqus offers an unparalleled structural optimization capability for linear and highly nonlinear problems. Attendees will leave the course with an understanding of how to apply topology optimization techniques to a structural finite element analysis including setting up design volumes, defining simulation objectives and constraints to consider manufacturing and structural requirements. They will be able to post-process and interpret the results of the simulation to make design recommendations or design alternatives.
Hands-on with Linear Dynamics with Abaqus: Effective Solution of Structural Vibration Problems
Linear dynamics and acoustics simulation has become standard practice in many industries to increase user comfort, increase product efficiency, decrease fatigue, and improve the overall experience with engineering products by consumers. This course introduces the user to the algorithms and methods used to study linear dynamic problems with Abaqus/Standard. Additional attention will be devoted to acoustics simulation and noise. In this course, attendees will learn how to extract eigenmodes about a certain frequency, maximize the convergence rate during eigenvalue extraction, determine whether the number of extracted eigenmodes is sufficient to represent the structure's response adequately, perform transient, steady-state, response spectrum and random response analyses using the eigenmodes, use multiple base motions, and apply damping in linear problems for structures and solids, including internal and external acoustics. Hands-on exercises will reinforce the fundamental concepts presented in the lectures.
Abaqus/CAE and Solvers
With Abaqus/CAE you can quickly and efficiently create, edit, monitor, diagnose, and visualize advanced Abaqus analyses. The intuitive interface integrates modeling, analysis, job management, and results visualization in a consistent, easy-to-use environment that is simple to learn. Abaqus/CAE supports familiar interactive computer-aided engineering concepts such as feature-based, parametric modeling, interactive and scripted operation, and GUI customization. Users can create geometry, import CAD models for meshing, or integrate geometry-based meshes that do not have associated CAD geometry. Associative Interfaces for CATIA V5, SolidWorks, and Pro/ENGINEER enable synchronization of CAD and CAE assemblies, rapidly updating model with no loss of user-defined analysis features. Abaqus/CAE also offers comprehensive visualization options, enabling users to interpret and communicate the Abaqus results.
In this course, a general overview of the important features available in Abaqus/CAE will be covered, including creating parts using the feature-based modeler, importing parts into Abaqus/CAE, partitioning parts, meshing, defining analysis attributes, submitting and managing Abaqus simulations, and viewing the results of the simulations. This course is also intended to complement the Introduction to Abaqus Standard and Abaqus/Explicit course, which briefly describes how to perform linear and nonlinear analyses with Abaqus.
“Tune it all out” – Fundamentals of CST 3D EM modelling for EMC
Traditionally, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) issues are often solved in an EMC lab. EMC is addressed when there is a problem or when a product is taken for certification. The adoption of 3D field simulation at the beginning of a project provides an insight into the root causes of electromagnetic resonance effects through field visualization and animations. EM simulations also help towards compensating and mitigating EMC issues, study for “what if” scenarios and develop best practices for fast design cycles and high product quality.
The main objective of this workshop is to provide a learning opportunity for those that are new to EMC/EMI as well as provide online demos and workflows to those who already have experience in this area. Topics included in the workshop are emissions, printed circuit boards, shielding, cables and EMC filtering.
Topics covered in the workshop (includes online demos):
- CST EMC Simulation for Early Stage Analysis and Troubleshooting
- Conducted emission of a motor control and a DC-DC converter for automotive applications
- Radiated emission of a DC-DC converter and the potential coupling to automotive AM/FM antenna
- Cable Simulation workflow
- Co-Site EMI Simulation Technology and Workflow
- Signal Integrity and Radiated Emission of Flexible Printed Circuits