Simcenter 3D is a flexible, open and scalable portfolio of the best predictive simulation and testing applications to support you at every step of your digital journey. Simcenter is a key component within Xcelerator.
Becoming a Simcenter client means more than purchasing world-class software or services; it opens the door to an unparalleled wealth of technical expertise. Our technology solutions are backed by a global team of engineering specialists dedicated to helping you meet the challenges of your industry and exceed the expectations of your market.
Simcenter is a flexible, open and scalable portfolio of best-in-class simulation and testing applications that support you in every step of your digital journey. Simcenter works in the NX environment, which ensures that you can achieve unseen speed & flexibility in preparing your models for computation.
Simcenter can help you with challenges related to:
Fluid dynamics is essential in our daily lives! Whether it is the gust of wind that makes a windmill turn or the effect of using an inhaler, CFD analysis is key. (Computational Fluid Dynamics) The NX simulation solutions integrate comprehensive flow analysis capabilities that help you visualise the flow characteristics of designs but also optimise them to achieve better performing, sustainable products.
Are your competitors gaining ground by using sound quality as a differentiating factor? Do stricter noise regulations have an influence on the sales of your products? Do you want to spend less time predicting sound fields? In the past, parametric analysis and design refinement was not feasible due to cost and time constraints.
Acoustic analysis is now possible with the help of Simcenter 3D. The interior and exterior analysis are helping you make informed decisions during the early design phases so you can optimise your product's acoustic performance. Simcenter 3D's unified and scalable modelling environment, combined with efficient solvers and easy-to-interpret visualisation capabilities, enable you to quickly understand your product's acoustic performance.
An analyst often spends a lot of time preparing models for simulation. That's why NX CAE provides all the advanced meshing, boundary conditions and solver interfaces for high-quality analysis. It also provides a superior geometry base that enables geometry editing and analysis model associativity for multi-CAD data. Thanks to NX CAE, everything takes less time compared to other modelling tools.
LMS Imagine.Lab, a solution for the mechanical industry, is a complementary application to reduce complexity. The app gives you access to a more flexible, innovative system to design a robust concept related to thermodynamics and fluid dynamics.
Simcenter 3D, in combination with NX Nastran solver and with numerous extensions (NX CAE, LMS Virtual.Lab, NX Nastran and LMS Samtech), is the latest generation 3D CAE solution based on the NX Platform.
The NX Nastran solver is one of the main solvers fully integrated into Simcenter 3D. It is a finite element (EE) solver for voltages, vibrations, buckling, structural analysis, heat calculations, acoustic and aeroelastic analysis.
How does a component or product assembly react under pressure or vibration? The more complex, the more tools engineers need.
NX for simulation contains all these different tools. For linear statics, life testing and non-linear analysis, engineers no longer need separate tools. Everything can be simulated via one user interface. The structural analysis is done with NX-Nastran, the first FEA solver for computing performance, accuracy, reliability and scalability. In addition to integration with the NX CAE environment, it can also be used as a stand-alone business solver. Other structural analysis solutions such as Ansys, Abaqus and LS-Dyna are also supported by NX CAE.
Make products lighter yet stronger? The use of composite to manufacture prototypes is often unaffordable. Simulation therefore plays an important role in the design and manufacture of new products using laminate composite materials.
In the field of composite analyses, Simcenter 3D is leading by a continuous development of material models and element types. The entire process is accelerated by Simcenter 3D through a seamless connection to the design, the accurate solvers and extensive post processing. The modelling of composites in Fibersim and the analyses in NX Nastran and the LMS Samcef solvers are things you can easily get to work with in Simcenter 3D as well.
Additionally, the Simcenter 3D environment allows you to efficiently design analysis models for external solvers such as Abaqus, Ansys and MSC Nastran.
Keeping the thermal management of a product within a range so that its performance is optimal? This requires adding or removing heat in a passive or actively controlled way. The NX CAE package includes comprehensive, world-class thermal simulation capabilities that allow you to better understand the thermal characteristics of your product and then adapt the thermal management solution for optimal performance.
Understanding complicated mechanical systems, such as photocopiers or aircraft wing flaps, is now done with kinematics. However, this ignores essential information such as the moving parts used to measure motors.
In addition to kinematics, NX CAE offers motion analysis that provides an accurate motion model. The integrated RecurDyn motion solver and robust post-processing functions provide analysis of a wide range of product behaviours.
Structural dynamics, heat transfer, flow, non-linear material behaviour and motion are a few different physics that are crucial within your simulation. How they will behave in relation to other physical domains. For example, in the engineering of aircraft engines.
Multi-physics simulation is completely streamlined with NX CAE and makes external data transfers unnecessary. So you can spend more time on simulation in conditions that closely approximate reality.
How can I use less material and continue to meet the same requirements? Simcenter offers business optimization capabilities that can help you answer this question by systematically searching for the best design that meets certain criteria. Issues such as weight of certain components can thus be drastically reduced or you can optimize a combination of parameters to improve your product.
Numerous companies already rely on this innovative technology to maintain and increase their competitive advantage.
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