SIMSOLID’s Meshless Simulation Software Releases Professional Edition
Shawn Wasserman posted on February 24, 2016 |
Image courtesy of SIMSOLID.)

Image courtesy of SIMSOLID.)

SIMSOLID has just announced a new ‘Power Edition’ of their software. SIMSOLID is a geometry and mesh free simulation technology for linear statics, modal, thermal and thermal stress simulations.

The major difference between the Standard Edition and Power Edition is the inclusion of non-linear analysis. This will allow engineers to simulate both large deformations and small strains.

The new product also allows for larger model sizes and the utilization of multiple cores when solving the simulation. Where the standard edition limits users to 150 parts and 8 computational threads, the professional edition does not have these limitations.

Other differences between SIMSOLID Professional Edition and the Standard Edition include:

  • Follower loads that change the load based on the deformed direction of the model
  • Copy all static analysis settings (contacts, loads, constraints) from a static analysis into a nonlinear analysis workbench
  • Standard Edition price: $1500/year, $200/month
  • Professional Edition price: $2500/year

However, SIMSOLID has also explained that they have made improvements to their flagship software, SIMSOLID Standard Edition. For instance, the standard release now supports more boundary condition definitions.

The standard edition will also introduce hinge boundary conditions for partial or full cylindrical faces that are oriented as convex or concave. These hinges will allow the model to rotate around the center of the cylindrical face while limiting axial and radial movement.

Another new boundary condition is made for bearing load. Similar to the hinge boundary, this load is also applied partial or full cylindrical faces that are oriented as convex or concave. However, the load is applied as a pressure to the face with a magnitude that is divided up using a sinusoidal distribution. Engineers are able to control the direction and load span angle of the bearing load.

The use of meshless simulation might still seem a little odd to the classic simulation analysts and engineers. To read up more on SIMSOLID’s technology read this previous article.

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