Autodesk, Inc

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Autodesk, Inc

Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and simulation software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building and construction industries use Autodesk software to design, visualize, and simulate their ideas before they're ever built or created. Their analysis and simulation software allows users to integrate mechanical, structural, fluid flow, thermal, and plastic injection molding simulation tools into the design process, enabling improvement in quality, reduced costs, and faster time to market. Autodesk® Simulation Moldflow®provides simulation tools for injection mold design, plastic part design, and the injection molding design process. Autodesk® Simulation CFD software (formerly CFdesign®) provides accurate, flexible fluid flow and thermal simulation tools. Autodesk® Simulation Composite Analysis® (formerly Helius:MCT) enables advanced multiscale finite element analysis of composite materials providing a robust and efficient tool for evaluation of progressive failure, damage tolerance, and structural response of composite parts.

Software Partnership

SIMULIA Integration Partner

Value proposition

Simulation Moldflow is an advanced injection molding process simulation tool for predicting and eliminating potential manufacturing problems and optimizing part design, mold design, and the injection molding process itself. The results of a Moldflow simulation can include calculations of material properties and residual stresses in the plastic part. SIMULIA's Interface for MOLDFLOW provides a link between MPI and Abaqus by translating finite element model information, including material property and residual stress data, from a Moldflow analysis into a partial Abaqus input file. Abaqus can then be used to perform subsequent structural and/or thermal analysis of the pre-stressed molded component for which accurate, spatially varying material properties are defined.

Simulation CFD provides a multiphysics capability to Abaqus users by adding heat transfer and fluid flow to their analysis process.  Simulation CFD produces reliable simulations of high-speed turbulent and incompressible flow, as well as conduction and convective heat transfer.  The tool interfaces with Abaqus by supplying simulation results to an Abaqus input file to provide an explicit Fluid-Structural Interaction analysis process. Enabling users to include pressures and thermally-induced loading in their structural analysis results in a more accurate structural analysis. 

Simulation Composite Analysis is an add-on for commercial finite element analysis (FEA) packages delivering multi-scale and progressive failure technologies for analyzing composite materials. Developed specifically for composites, it provides an unsurpassed combination of accuracy, efficiency and robust convergence in predicting damage evolution and material failure in composite structures.  Simulation Composite Analysis integrates seamlessly with Abaqus/Standard FEA to provide users with state-of-the-art modeling capability for unidirectional and woven fiber-reinforced composite materials.

Simulation Composite Analysis is employed via a graphical user interface (GUI) within the Abaqus/Standard environment. It includes a plug-in application that allows for simple inclusion of composite materials into an FEA model, as well as an add-on module that enables the Abaqus/Standard solver to perform multi-scale analysis. Simulation Composite Analysis includes two auxiliary applications. Material Manager is used to easily characterize new composite materials and add them to the Composite Material Library. xSTIFF simplifies the creation of compatible Abaqus input files by automatically calculating and inserting any extraneous stiffness parameters required by elements that use reduced integration.

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