Simulation Specialist can leverage ExSight, the expert-level product family for advanced nonlinear finite element analysis (FEA) and multiphysics simulation on the V6 platform. ExSight leverages Abaqus FEA technology and provides advanced capabilities for modeling, meshing, simulation and visualization of results for analysis experts.
Simulation Lifecycle Management (SLM) enables Simulation Specialists to manage simulation data, capture and deploy company best practices, distribute simulations across computing resources, and share the simulation results to improve collaborative decision making.
SIMULIA Multiphysics Pack
ExSight Multiphysics Pack delivers realistic simulation on the V6 platform.
ExSight Multiphysics Pack is part of SIMULIA’s ExSight product family, which together with the DesignSight and Simulation Lifecycle Management families constitutes a comprehensive product portfolio for realistic simulation built on the V6 platform. ExSight is intended for simulation specialists and provides extensive capabilities for setting up and running simulations.
- Provides fundamental pre- and post-processing functionality for realistic simulation on the V6 platform
- Leverages V6 lifecycle management
- Enables rapid turnaround time of large models using high-performance computing resources to permit more design alternatives to be considered
- High performance results visualization
Implemented on the V6 platformSimulation models, scenarios and results can be shared and accessed across the enterprise. All lifecycle operations are supported, such as versioning, transferring ownership, locking, and changing maturity. Simulation lifecycle management is integrated in the Version 6 compass as an advanced search (east quadrant), allowing easy identification of all of the simulations that have been performed on a given product.
Simulate realistic multiphysics behaviorProvides capabilities for setting up and running nonlinear solutions using high-performance computing within an easy-to-use interface. ExSight uses Abaqus Multiphysics technology to provide solutions that analysts can trust.
Meshing.High quality solid and shell meshes can be created using the meshing tools. Multiple mesh representations can be generated and used for various types of simulations. The mesh is strongly associated with the geometry and can be easily updated following geometric modifications without the need for recreation of simulation attributes. ExSight includes automatic mesh generation with tet elements and allows users to specify the element type to be used for simulation. Several mesh visualization and quality check tools are available and mesh groups can be defined. The generated mesh can be exported in Abaqus (.inp) or Nastran (.bdf) formats.
Materials and SectionsAllows for materials to be defined for simulations and stored for future use. Convenient search and management tools make it easy to find the correct material and assign it to the model. Material definitions can be exported or imported from external files such as 3DXML, FBDI and the Abaqus input (*.inp) file. Material models for elastic, plastic, hyperelastic and viscoelastic behavior are supported. Additionally, solid, shell and pre-tension sections can be defined.
ContactProvides a convenient general contact option that can be enabled for automatic modeling of contact during simulation based on surface proximity and interaction between parts.
Stress and natural frequency simulationMulti-step nonlinear and static perturbation simulations can be setup. In addition, frequency simulations can be defined to calculate the natural frequencies of the model. For each simulation step, attributes can be defined and user controls are available for customizing the analysis time incrementation. A stabilization option is available to improve convergence and reduce solution times.
Loads, Restraints and Initial ConditionsExSight provides an extensive library of loads and restraints for creating realistic simulation scenarios. Available structural loads include pressure, force, torque, and bolt force. Additionally, forces and torques can be offset from the surface and rotated to the desired orientation. Bolt and displacement restraints can be defined in addition to clamp restraints and grounded ball joints that enable a surface to rotate freely without translations. Loads and restraints can be created and modified in different steps of the simulation using convenient review panels. Initial temperatures can be specified on a part at the start of the simulation. Time varying, tabular amplitudes including a smooth step option can be used to scale applied loads.
Output Request and Analysis executionField output request can be included for regions of the model based on user requirements and used for results post-processing. Easy to use diagnostic information is included that enables analysts to debug and resolve problems with simulations that do not run or have convergence difficulties.
Results VisualizationProvides a wide range of tools for visualization of simulation results for models with solid, shells and continuum shell elements. Capabilities include undeformed and deformed model display, contouring, symbol plot and probes. Rendering options can be used to customize the display and minimum and maximum values can be highlighted. Display groups enable results display to be limited to a subset of the model for closer inspection of the results. View cuts can be used to cut away a part of the model for display of results on the interior. Several options are available for customizing the display of view cut and for translating the cut. Job diagnostics tools can be used to investigate and resolve convergence and modeling problems. A convenient option for generating simulation reports is also included.