Structural Analysis Engineer (DRD)

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A Design Simulation Role which provides comprehensive structural analysis solution to assess the performance of products during the Design Engineering process and guide design decisions.
Structural Analysis Engineer equips the Design Engineer with all the tools needed to conduct structural static, frequency, buckling, modal dynamic response, and structural thermal simulation of product designs within the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. It provides unique capabilities to collaborate, simulate, and impact product development processes throughout the extended enterprise using state-of-the-art Abaqus simulation technology, ensuring accuracy of the virtual testing. Structural Analysis Engineer role delivers proven world-class Abaqus Realistic Simulation technology in a seamless and intuitive user interface within the 3DEXPERIENCE platform so all Product Engineers can easily get all the benefits of virtual testing for informed technical decisions. The integration of Structural Analysis Engineer in the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform permits seamless design iteration based on simulation results. Structural Analysis Engineer includes modal dynamic response simulation capability. Vibration behavior can be simulated to avoid resonance problems by knowing natural frequencies, and other common dynamic response design problems. Structural Analysis Engineer includes the Physics Results Explorer application for powerful post processing capabilities. It empowers users to understand the simulation results easily, assess design change impact on product performance and communicate with product development stakeholders with Simulation assets. Structural Analysis Engineer inherits the value of either of the following Platform Options as pre-requisites: Simulation Foundation (SEI) provides apps and services that allow all users to access the corporate library of deployed simulation methods and benefit from a single location to find and monitor all of their simulation studies. See the Simulation Foundation or Simulation Process and Optimization BFS documents for more information. Simulation Process and Optimization (SPI) Platform Option includes all values of Simulation Foundation plus development of re-usable, deployable simulation processes, enabling simulation value to be experienced as an integral part of your product development activities. See the Simulation Process and Optimization BFS for more information. The following role extensions provide additional capability when added to Structural Analysis Engineer: Fatigue Specialist (FGA): Uses fatigue simulation to predict accurate fatigue lives ensuring complex engineering products are designed for durability Available on premise and on public cloud Structure Functional Analysis Engineer (SFA): Uses finite element techniques to assess the structural integrity of steel structures such as ships, buildings and bridges subject to a wide range of loading conditions to guide design decisions. Available on premise and on public cloud Assembly Modeling Specialist (SMA): Create complex finite element assemblies requiring automated modeling techniques and the collaborative efforts of several engineering teams Available on premise and on public cloud Converter for Nastran (NAX): Provides openness for Nastran users import & direct Nastran export Available on premise and on public cloud Composites Simulation Engineer (SCI): Leverages CATIA Composite data to enable engineers to validate the structural integrity of composites products Available on premise and on public cloud Structural Analysis Engineer (DRD) includes embedded compute licensing allowing routine execution of one concurrent simulation job on up to 4 cores. Embedded compute is inseparable from its associated role. Access to embedded compute follows the same Named User or Concurrent license model as the role it is associated with. On Premise Role Optional Simulation Token Packs (SET) provide additional licensing allowing sustained execution of more than one concurrent simulation job and/or execution on more than 4 cores. On Cloud Role Optional Compute Token Packs (SVT-OC) provide additional licensing allowing sustained execution of more than one concurrent simulation job and/or execution on more than 4 cores Optional Compute Credit Packs (CCR-OC) provide additional licensing allowing burst execution when demand exceeds routine or available sustained execution capacity Compute Credit Packs (CCR-OC) are required to provide access to needed IT services for On Cloud computation  

Highlights

  • Fully integrated with 3DEXPERIENCE Design/Engineering and Simulation product suite By using the Designer’s familiar environment, training burdens are reduced and efficiency is increased Works hand-in-hand with Stress Engineer Role (MDS) by allowing the Product Engineers to directly open models built in MDS
  • By using the Designer’s familiar environment, training burdens are reduced and efficiency is increased
  • Works hand-in-hand with Stress Engineer Role (MDS) by allowing the Product Engineers to directly open models built in MDS
  • 3D CAD Data import in 3DEXPERIENCE Platform for 3D Design simulation 3D XML Files SOLIDWORKS Files CATIA Files (requires Design and Engineering role) Neutral CAD format such as IGES or STP Other CAD files by xCAD translator
  • 3D XML Files
  • SOLIDWORKS Files
  • CATIA Files (requires Design and Engineering role)
  • Neutral CAD format such as IGES or STP
  • Other CAD files by xCAD translator
  • Linear and nonlinear simulation setup (single or multi-step) for structural and thermal analysis Provides interactive access to common functionality in Abaqus
  • Provides interactive access to common functionality in Abaqus
  • Static, Frequency, Buckling, Thermal and Modal Dynamic analysis types Core analysis procedures for thermal (steady-state and transient) and structural analysis Dynamic response analyses including modal transient and modal harmonic analysis
  • Core analysis procedures for thermal (steady-state and transient) and structural analysis
  • Dynamic response analyses including modal transient and modal harmonic analysis
  • Realistic behavior Simulation under structural loading conditions All common loading and boundary condition types are available
  • All common loading and boundary condition types are available
  • Linear and advanced nonlinear material options Including engineering plasticity for metals and hyperelasticity for rubber (elastomers)
  • Including engineering plasticity for metals and hyperelasticity for rubber (elastomers)
  • Contact (surface pairs, detection, general contact and initialization) definition Parts within an assembly can be defined to be initially in contact
  • Parts within an assembly can be defined to be initially in contact
  • Deformable, intermittent contact between parts and assemblies Parts within an assembly can move into and out of contact with each other according to the loading
  • Parts within an assembly can move into and out of contact with each other according to the loading
  • High quality meshing directly on the design geometry, including rule-based meshing High quality solid and shell meshes can be created using meshing tools. Multiple mesh representations can be generated, managed, and used for various types of simulation. Meshes are strongly associated with the geometry and can be easily updated following geometric modifications without the need for recreation of attributes. Mesh visualization and quality check tools are available.
  • High quality solid and shell meshes can be created using meshing tools. Multiple mesh representations can be generated, managed, and used for various types of simulation.
  • Meshes are strongly associated with the geometry and can be easily updated following geometric modifications without the need for recreation of attributes.
  • Mesh visualization and quality check tools are available.
  • Automatic mesh generation, including mesh export Automatic mesh generation with tetrahedral elements is provided, including specification of element type. The generated mesh can be exported in Abaqus (.inp) or Nastran (.bdf) formats.
  • Automatic mesh generation with tetrahedral elements is provided, including specification of element type.
  • The generated mesh can be exported in Abaqus (.inp) or Nastran (.bdf) formats.
  • Efficient post processing tools to interpret and understand product behavior Report Generator Contour/Vector/IsoSurface Displays XY Plotting Animation/Cut Plane.
  • Report Generator
  • Contour/Vector/IsoSurface Displays
  • XY Plotting
  • Animation/Cut Plane.
  • High-performance results post-processing Efficient post-processing for the largest of simulation models using distributed HPC resources
  • Efficient post-processing for the largest of simulation models using distributed HPC resources
  • Leverages proven Abaqus technology Accurate structural and thermal simulations in an intuitive workflow
  • Accurate structural and thermal simulations in an intuitive workflow
  • High performance on multi-core workstations Modern simulation solution on multi-core distribute HPC clusters
  • Modern simulation solution on multi-core distribute HPC clusters

User values

  • Provide Product Development, Mechanical, Design, and Simulation Engineers the powerful and intuitive tools needed to perform sophisticated structural simulations using best-in-class Abaqus simulation technology. Rather than being a domain for the Specialist only, Structural Analysis Engineer role provides a unique platform to leverage the value of simulation more widely throughout the engineering team The integration of Structural Analysis Engineer in the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform permits seamless design iteration based on simulation results.
  • Rather than being a domain for the Specialist only, Structural Analysis Engineer role provides a unique platform to leverage the value of simulation more widely throughout the engineering team
  • The integration of Structural Analysis Engineer in the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform permits seamless design iteration based on simulation results.
  • Delivers access to sophisticated simulation technology within an intuitive interface Provides high-quality, realistic results using the latest Abaqus technology coupled with the power of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform
  • Provides high-quality, realistic results using the latest Abaqus technology coupled with the power of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform
  • More time efficient looking for geometry, part or assembly information, fastener data, etc. thanks to the collaborative nature of 3DEXPERIENCE. Simulation is managed as a core value of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform allowing simulation IP to become a true corporate asset, unlike existing standalone Specialist tools
  • Simulation is managed as a core value of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform allowing simulation IP to become a true corporate asset, unlike existing standalone Specialist tools
  • Offers multistep structural scenarios for product performance and quality testing during the product design process Determine the strength of a product designed by reporting stress and deformations distribution Improve designs at risk for resonance and other dynamic effects Combine nonlinear base state with dynamic response for improved vibration prediction Predict temperature distribution within a design as well as thermal stress, which is due to steady-state or transient thermal loading
  • Determine the strength of a product designed by reporting stress and deformations distribution
  • Improve designs at risk for resonance and other dynamic effects
  • Combine nonlinear base state with dynamic response for improved vibration prediction
  • Predict temperature distribution within a design as well as thermal stress, which is due to steady-state or transient thermal loading
  • Enables high performance results visualization, particularly for very large models Interrogation of realistic simulation results with speed, clarity, and control on the desktop for enhanced decision making. High performance visualization tools enable efficient post-processing of large-scale simulation data including an option to use remote machines for rendering and visualization computation.
  • Interrogation of realistic simulation results with speed, clarity, and control on the desktop for enhanced decision making.
  • High performance visualization tools enable efficient post-processing of large-scale simulation data including an option to use remote machines for rendering and visualization computation.

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