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Dassault Systèmes' 3DEXPERIENCE Platform Adopted by Dana Holding Corporation to Improve Project Efficiency

Image 1. 3D-Live Simulation Navigator provides simulation-focused functionality such as the ability to identify and navigate all simulations performed on a given part or assembly. The expanded activity view (lower left) enables an easy-to-use environment to make simulation information available to non-CAE users, like engineering management, to support decision-making.

Abaqus 6.12 and Isight/SEE 5.7 Release Images and Captions

Image 1. The Coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian (CEL) adaptive mesh refinement enhancement for Abaqus 6.12 improves performance in models in which large deformation exists, such as airbag deployment, by automatically refining the mesh as needed in Abaqus.

Image 2. In Abaqus 6.12, wedge elements can be generated along selected boundaries of a part or a cell, and the interior filled with tetrahedral elements. Adding layers of small elements along the walls improves the analysis of boundary effects in fluid flow and heat transfer analyses.

Image 3. Mesh parts can now be converted into geometry with Abaqus 6.12. This enhancement is useful for creating geometry from deformed meshes (e.g., a stent), creating an interior acoustic cavity inside of a vehicle, as well as a number of other industry applications.

Image 4. Abaqus 6.12 provides a new capability that allows conventional elements to be converted into particles on-the-fly based on user defined criteria, which introduces an entirely new set of workflows to be performed in Abaqus.

Image 5.  The new porous media capability in Abaqus 6.12 simulates both diffusion of flow velocity and heat conduction through the solid media.

Image 6. Isight from SIMULIA, the Dassault Systèmes brand for realistic simulation, improves efficiency, accelerates product design, and reduces manual errors with solutions for process automation and design exploration.

Image 7. Isight 5.7 introduces a new reliability analysis technique, based on the Sobol sequence, which generates a recursive binary partition in order to maintain uniform sampling. The convergence rate for a Sobol sequence is much higher than for a traditional Monte Carlo method, which requires fewer samples to achieve the same accuracy.

Image 8. The new self-organizing map feature in Isight 5.7 uses component history data to cluster Isight datasets. This allows the user to gain insight into a combination of characteristics that usually go together, such as the combination of high-fuel efficiency, low engine displacement, and low vehicle weight.

Image 9. The new pack-and-go feature in Isight 5.7 collects copies of all disk files from a sim-flow into one central location and generates a version of the model that refers these copies to that central location. 'Packing up' these models and files into a single file will reduce user error and effort when trying to share sim-flows.

Image 10. A new capability to end a single work item on the dashboard, as opposed to ending an entire job, is now available in the SIMULIA Execution Engine (SEE) 5.7 release.

Dassault Systèmes Announces Isight 5.6 for Simulation Automation and Design Optimization

These graphics are associated with the 6-December-2011 press release from Dassault Systèmes.

Image 1. Isight 5.6 provides a reliability analysis technique for importance sampling that allows users to compute and sample around the most probable point of failure in a design.

Image 2. The Abaqus component in Isight 5.6 supports multiple Abaqus/CAE cases by providing users with the option to parse all detected input files and create output parameters for multiple analyses.

Image 3. The Data Matching component in Isight 5.6 enables the definition and matching of multiple data sets within multiple ranges.

Image 4. Isight 5.6 delivers a number of postprocessing enhancements, including a new option in the approximation viewer to examine constraint violations using a floor projection graph.

Image 5. The new "Fastflow" execution capability in SEE 5.6 executes part of a model, or fastflow submodel, on a single station, which reduces the 'over the wire' traffic and results in faster performance. In this example, "Optimization1" is the fastflow submodel.

Dassault Systèmes Delivers New, Innovative Realistic Simulation Technology in SIMULIA’s Abaqus 6.11 Release

Image 1. Abaqus 6.11 marks the first release of the Abaqus Topology Optimization Module (ATOM). This add-on product enables Abaqus users to perform topology and shape optimization on single parts and assemblies, while taking into account large deformation, material nonlinearity and contact.

This image illustrates the setup and postprocessing of the topology optimization of a spur gear and shaft assembly in Abaqus.

Image 2. Abaqus 6.11 introduces an enhanced CATIA V5 interface, which now supports bidirectional associativity, with Abaqus providing seamless parameter updating for design iterations.

When driven by parameter-optimization software, such as Isight, this functionality allows the parametric execution of design of experiments (DOE) and optimization studies.

Image 3. Abaqus 6.11 provides tools for more efficient large-scale fastener modeling for applications such as rivets in an aircraft fuselage.

Image 4. Abaqus 6.11 introduces an interactive mapping capability for defining spatially varying parameter values based on an external data source, such as pressure loads from a CFD simulation for application on a blade.

Image 5. Abaqus 6.11 delivers the ability to display stress variation on beam sections, such as bridge beams subjected to dynamic loading.

Animation 1. The smooth particle hydrodynamics capability in Abaqus 6.11 can model certain types of fluid flow such as liquid spraying through a nozzle.

Animation 2. The media transport capability in Abaqus 6.11 provides an efficient technique to model continuous industrial processes.

Animation 3. Abaqus 6.11 introduces a new capability to account for contact pressures in the flow of electric current between different parts, useful for applications such as spot welding, in which contacting metal surfaces are joined by the heat generated from resistance to electrical current flow.

Dassault Systèmes Announces Isight 5.5 for Simulation Automation and Design Optimization

Image 1. Isight 5.5 provides support for Dymola (also from Dassault Systèmes) which leverages the popular Modelica language.

This image illustrates an Isight simulation process flow utilizing the new Dymola component.

Image 2. This image illustrates a Dymola wheel suspension model at the component editor screen in Isight 5.5.

Image 3. A custom scripted exploration strategy for creating custom search techniques at the application programming interface (API) level, without having to program a custom optimization plug-in, is now available in Isight 5.5.

Dassault Systèmes Announces Abaqus Side Impact Crash Dummy for Realistic Simulation

Image 1. Abaqus WorldSID50 during side impact barrier validation test. Virtual crash tests involving simulation models for the vehicle and dummy can be carried out many times, much faster, and at far less expense than physical crash tests on costly vehicle prototypes.

Image 2. Abaqus WorldSID50 (with suit) Finite Element mesh. The model is representative of the average male in terms of height, mass, and proportion.

Image 3. Abaqus WorldSID50 during Thorax certification pendulum test. The Abaqus WorldSID50 development process has validated the dummy simulation against nearly 300 separate physical calibration tests for material, component, subassembly, and full dummy load cases.

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Dassault Systèmes Helps National Taiwan University Improve Electric Car Design with CATIA and SIMULIA Solutions

Image 1. Vehicles developed by the FORMOSUN team of National Taiwan University.

Image 2. Evolutional structure optimization with Abaqus from SIMULIA, the Dassault Systèmes brand for realistic simulation, for an electric car.

Image 3. Design for optimal power density of an electric motor using Abaqus from SIMULIA, the Dassault Systèmes brand for realistic simulation.

Dassault Systèmes Announces Isight 5.0 from SIMULIA for Simulation Automation and Design Optimization

Image 1. Isight 5.0 introduces support for the Eclipse development environment, making it easier and faster for users to develop and package components.

This image illustrates the intuitive user interface and common component project templates included in the Eclipse development environment.

Image 2. The NoiseAnalysis component released in Isight 5.0 allows users to assess the quality of their Abaqus models and suitability for use with Isight.

This image illustrates the ability of the NoiseAnalysis component to identify an unsuitable model due to noisy output behavior and provides the user with recommendations for eliminating the noise and improving the model.

Image 3. Isight 5.0 users now have access to additional Design of Experiment methods (DOE), including the fractional-factorial and Box-Behnken methods.

The image shown represents the option to select fractional-factorial as the designated DOE technique which reduces the number of experiments of a full factorial design.

Dassault Systèmes Accelerates Exploration of Real-World Product Performance with Abaqus 6.10-EF

Image 1. Abaqus 6.10-EF dramatically improves support for substructure modeling capabilities. Abaqus users can now generate substructures easily using Abaqus/CAE, import them into an assembly, recover the results during an analysis, and reuse the substructures in future models, saving significant modeling time.

This model illustrates an automotive engine mechanism model with the conrods modeled as substructures for improved computational efficiency.

Image 2. The new 3D pressure penetration loading option in Abaqus 6.10-EF can now be used with any contact formulation, allowing for higher-fidelity simulation results.

This model illustrates uneven pressure being applied to a syringe plunger during use, which can result in fluid leakage between the rubber seal and barrel.

Image 3. The new Stream toolset in Abaqus 6.10-EF enables users to visualize fluid flow data by placing a rake, or a line segment with a number of points specified along its length, allowing the display of fluid flow in the model.

An example application is a conjugate heat transfer analysis for an exhaust manifold using Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/CFD.

Image 4. Abaqus 6.10-EF provides mid-surfacing enhancements, improved robustness, and semi-automatic mid-surfacing capabilities, with new options to enhance usability.

The model shown is an aircraft panel modeled in 3D (right image) and the midsurfaced shell representation (left image) generated using the mid-surfacing tools in Abaqus/CAE.

Dassault Systèmes Announces New Release of Isight for Simulation Automation and Design Optimization from SIMULIA

Image 1. Isight 4.5 provides new scalable parallel algorithms for leveraging multicore computing resources, and enhanced approximation and reliability methods which enable customers to explore design options that were previously impossible due to time and cost constraints.

Dassault Systèmes Announces New Multiphysics Technology in Abaqus Release 6.10 from SIMULIA

Image 1. Abaqus 6.10 provides native CFD analysis capabilities for fluid-structure interaction and conjugate heat transfer simulations. This model illustrates the transient thermal analysis of an engine exhaust system.

Image 2. Part or assembly based view cuts capability in Abaqus 6.10, for both meshes and geometry, allow interior of models, such as this turbomachinery assembly, to be visualized. This capability makes it easier to position assembly components and assign attributes.

Image 3. Abaqus 6.10 provides enhancements to the extended finite element method (XFEM) for the modeling and analysis of composite material fracture.

Image 4. The native CFD capability in Abaqus 6.10 enables full system structural and thermal analysis in conjunction with natural/forced convection cooling which can be used to study thermal performance of electronic products. This model shows temperature isosurfaces on an electronic circuit board model.

Image 5. The performance, mesh editing and selection improvements in Abaqus 6.10 make it easier to work on large models containing a mixture of geometric and orphan mesh components.

Dassault Systèmes Delivers Isight 4.0 for Simulation Automation and Design Optimization


Image 1. Isight 4.0 users can export approximations to Excel, use Excel features to customize vertical applications, and share Isight approximations with non-Isight users via email.

Image 2. Isight 4.0 users can configure min/max for graphs, allowing them to compare graph data from run to run interactively. Graph setup is retained when data is filtered, and users have more control over the graph points.

Image 3. Models in Isight 4.0 can now be authored with Jython/Python scripts, enabling engineering experts to create reusable models that change their runtime behavior as a function of model inputs.

Dassault Systèmes Announces New Release of Abaqus FEA from SIMULIA

Image 1. The improved implicit dynamics procedure in Abaqus 6.9-EF effectively solves challenging contact problems such as this gear pawl mechanism.

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Image 2. Structures subject to air blast loading can be analyzed efficiently in Abaqus 6.9-EF using a new incident wave interaction based on the accepted industry formulation.

Image 3. Models with large, dense matrices such as this earthen dam can be solved quickly using the new iterative solver in Abaqus 6.9-EF.

Image 4. Models such as threaded connector assemblies can be meshed interactively with cylindrical elements—which, for example, can be useful in the analysis of pipelines by oil and gas companies.

Image 5. Using the new Discrete Orientation option, spatially varying material orientation or orientation for composite layups can be defined accurately on curved parts such as an aircraft winglet component. The image shows the orientation defined during preprocessing and as applied on the mesh and visualized during postprocessing.

Dassault Systèmes Announces New Release of Abaqus FEA from SIMULIA

Image 1. Performance and robustness improvements in Abaqus 6.9 allow large models such as this powertrain assembly to be meshed and visualized more efficiently.

Image 2. In this pressure vessel example, XFEM in Abaqus 6.9 allows for the prediction of crack growth along arbitrary paths that do not correspond to element boundaries.

Image 3. This paste dispensing simulation is enabled by a new viscous shear model available in Abaqus 6.9. This capability can also be used in other applications such as simulating the flow of blood or molten polymers.

Image 4. Enhanced performance of the AMS eigensolver in Abaqus 6.9 significantly improves the efficiency of large-scale linear dynamics workflows such as this automotive noise and vibration analysis.

Image 5. New visualization capabilities in Abaqus/CAE enable the display of resultant section force and moment on a planar view cut as illustrated on this aircraft landing gear.

Energy Innovations to Drive Down the Cost of Solar Energy with Realistic Simulation from Dassault Systèmes

Image 1. Abaqus from SIMULIA is used to analyze the structural optimization of the mounting system for 2.55 kW Sunflower HCPV energy production. Realistic simulation enables engineers to evaluate the stress and deformation of the system to achieve high reliability, low backlash, accurate pointing, and robust torque output to survive all environmental conditions for open country exposures.

Image 2. Sunflower HCPV energy production simulation is performed using Abaqus from SIMULIA to analyze deformation caused by exposure to environmental conditions. Realistic simulation enables engineers to evaluate the ability of the power collecting module to meet performance requirements.

ASUSTeK Computer, Inc. to Accelerate Electronic Product Innovation with Dassault Systèmes Realistic Simulation Solutions

Image 1. Abaqus from SIMULIA is used to analyze a Notebook LCD module subjected to pressing load. Realistic simulation shows the engineers from ASUS the deformation and stress distribution, revealing where there is potential risk.

Image 2. A process simulation for a Notebook power button is performed using Abaqus from SIMULIA to analyze the stress caused when pushed. Realistic simulation enables design engineers to evaluate whether the Notebook’s power button meets performance requirements.

Image 3. A 1.5m-height virtual drop simulation for a mobile phone is performed using Abaqus from SIMULIA to analyze the stress distribution as the phone strikes a hard surface. Realistic simulation enables design engineers to evaluate the ability of the mobile phone and its components to meet performance requirements.

Dassault Systèmes Delivers New Solutions for Simulation Automation and Optimization

Image 1. Isight is a desktop product for creating flexible simulation process flows, consisting of a variety of applications, in order to automate the exploration of design alternatives and the identification of optimal performance parameters.

In this image, Isight enables the rapid integration of applications and the optimization of simulated behavior.

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Image 2. Fiper, an add-on product to Isight, enables users to share Isight simulation process flows, distribute and parallelize their execution across available compute resources, and share results. The Fiper add-on can be accessed directly from Isight or from a customizable Web user interface.

In this image, Fiper enables the execution of simulation workflows from a Web browser.

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Dassault Systèmes Announces New Composite Crush Simulation Technology

Image 1. A mass of 1150 kg moving at an initial velocity of 9.1 m/s impacts a complex composite cone structure in an experimental sled test. Crushing of the cone progresses to a point where a large fracture develops suddenly in the transition region between the cone and its backup structure.

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Image 2 & 3. CZone for Abaqus results predict well both the crushing response and the sudden fracture outside the crush front. Acceleration histories of the sled mass correlate well when comparing experimental data (blue) against simulation results (green).

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Image 4. Crushing of a composite cone structure with a rigid insert bonded into a cutout in the cone is simulated in CZone for Abaqus. As the impactor reaches the bonded insert, a fragment including the insert and portion of the cone breaks away from the structure, comparing well against a similar fragment that is produced in the experimental test.

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Image 5. The composite front wing for an F1 race car is impacted against a rigid pole. Progressive crushing of the wing occurs as the pole penetrates through the wing. Significant forces are also transferred through the structure, causing the wing to then break away from the vehicle.

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Dassault Systèmes Announces New Release of Abaqus Unified FEA from SIMULIA

Image 1. General contact in Abaqus/Standard 6.8-EF greatly simplifies contact definition for complex models with many interacting parts. For example, an engineer can use this capability to understand the realistic behavior of an automobile hydraulic clutch assembly.

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Image 2. A new fastener modeling capability in Abaqus/CAE 6.8-EF allows modeling of point-to-point connections such as spot welds and rivets. For example, an engineer can create fastener definitions on this aircraft fuselage skin-stringer panel in only minutes.

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Image 3. An enhanced SolidWorks Associative Interface in Abaqus/CAE 6.8-EF provides geometry transfer and maintains the relationship between SolidWorks and Abaqus models. Updates include improved performance and robustness for large assemblies and support for SolidWorks 2009.

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Dassault Systèmes Announces Accelerated Simulation Performance with Microsoft’s Windows HPC Server 2008

Image 1. Using 128 cores of a 256 Core Intel Harpoon Cluster, R Systems used this model of an automotive rear differential-axle model (courtesy of Dana Holding Corporation), to evaluate the performance of Abaqus FEA Software and Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008. Abaqus FEA enables the analysis of how bearings and bolts perform during assembly of the differential-axle as well as how the full assembly performs under various operating loads (input from the vehicle transmission with output to the axles that drive the wheels). The simulation which normally solves in a little over 2 days with 8 cores, solved in 3.5 hours using 128 cores.

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Dassault Systèmes Announces Isight for Abaqus

Image 1. In Isight for Abaqus, the user can trade off design alternatives from a DOE study and visualize the virtual prototype with one click in Abaqus/Viewer. In this landing gear example, the user is able to select the design with the smallest deflections that still meets the maximum allowable stress criteria.

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Lenovo Establishes New Simulation Center with Solutions from Dassault Systèmes’ SIMULIA

Image 1. Abaqus from SIMULIA is used by Lenovo to compute the natural frequencies of a desktop computer. Realistic simulation enables Lenovo’s design engineers to determine what parts to modify and where to add damping materials in order to make the computer quieter and more durable.

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Image 2. Virtual drop tests of a cell phone are performed using Abaqus from SIMULIA to analyze the stress and strain of main parts as the phone strikes a surface from various directions. Realistic simulation enables design engineers to evaluate whether the stiffness of the phone’s components meets performance requirements.

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Image 3. Virtual ball impact tests of a cell phone are performed using Abaqus from SIMULIA to analyze the stress caused by the impact of a hard object on the LCD screen. Realistic simulation enables design engineers to evaluate whether the phone’s components meets performance requirements.

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Dassault Systèmes Announces Major Advancements in New Abaqus Release from SIMULIA

Image 1. The new anisotropic hyperelastic material model in Abaqus 6.8 enables the complex modeling and analysis of biological tissues. This capability enables medical device manufacturers to improve the performance and reliability of medical devices such as stents.

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Image 2. A low-cycle fatigue method in Abaqus 6.8 assists electronics engineers in assessing the lifecycle of solder joints, which helps predict failure in electronics systems due to repeated temperature cycling.

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