In this whitepaper, specialists from Onshape®, SimScale®, and ESTECO cover the implementation of a modern design-simulate-optimize workflow in the product development cycle.
This article analyzes the structural performance and integrity of a casing snap-fit assembly using cloud-native nonlinear static analysis. The focus of this analysis was to detect the peak stress regions, and therefore better understand the likelihood of permanent deformations.
This Blog posts highlights two case studies that demonstrate rapid ventilation design assessments. These techniques enable architects and engineers to quickly and accurately predict air movement and air quality, determine HVAC sizing, and assess ventilation strategies.
Flow through rotating equipment is inherently unsteady. For example, pumps and compressors in HVAC and oil and gas applications experience pressure surges during start-up, shut-down, valve closures, and power fluctuations. Rotating machinery is regularly subjected to unsteady and destabilizing effects resulting from rotor-stator interactions, vortex shedding, and shock formations.
Broad access to simulation: it’s a matter of survival for engineering teams. SimScale is making it happen —now.
Some products operate in environments and under conditions that are impossible and/or extremely difficult and expensive to recreate for testing purposes but can be modeled inside simulation tools at less cost and risk. For example, medical applications that require extensive and invasive human testing such as the nonlinear stress analysis of cardiovascular stents can now be easily simulated.
As engineers strive for the optimal design solution, a multiphysics approach is essential to fully capture the real-world interactions between different physical phenomena. Physical prototyping can amount to a huge investment in time and cost, meaning running analyses across multiple physics earlier in the design process is key.
Performing a design space and performance optimization with desktop-centric tools comes with significant barriers to entry that prevents design studies from taking place across many applications. By leveraging the power of end-to-end shape optimization completely in the cloud, the cost of expensive hardware and software maintenance fees are eliminated.
Human-centric design is a multi-faceted approach to design thinking that accounts for environmental, physiological, and psychological aspects of human performance. It aims to capture the impacts of all three aspects by using an evidence- and science-based approach to modifying the indoor and outdoor environment. This way, people living and working in homes, schools, offices, and outdoor spaces can be safe, comfortable, and productive in the most sustainable way possible.
To design and create heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) components with higher performance, analyzing them for aerodynamic and pressure-flow characteristics is critical. Most types of ventilation systems need to be designed to have maximum airflow through them while reducing the pressure losses across the unit.
Design and test high-performance rotating machinery components with engineering simulation on the cloud.
Design and test electronics cooling and thermal management strategies with engineering simulation in the cloud.
Design better products, faster, by investigating structural, thermal, and fluid flow behavior with engineering simulation in the cloud.
For the first time, HVAC engineers are able to explore the full design space for HVAC product designs, not just at the component level but the spatial (room) level where the products are installed. This reduces cost and time by avoiding the trial-and-error characteristics typically seen in physical prototyping.
Rotating equipment design and analysis is quite complex, with very stringent requirements on reliability, durability, and efficiency. Additionally, the emerging focus on developing equipment and processes that are more sustainable, economical, and globally accessible has led rotating machinery designers and engineers back to the drawing board to answer a variety of questions.
A dedicated Revit workflow now minimizes time spent in CAD simplification and accelerates early-stage design decisions.
Cooling data center buildings is critical, as they consume large amounts of energy and are considered a carbon-intensive industry. This is set to continue as the global trends of digitalization and cloud computing further accelerate.
Accurately predicting temperature distribution used to be considered a time-consuming and costly exercise that resulted in poorly understood thermal response in electronics products. This Blog post walks through the most common challenges faced by electronics designers and demonstrate how access to simulation at the early design stages is essential to achieving the required design performance, reducing physical prototyping costs, and increasing confidence in overall quality.
SimScale is committed to making engineering simulation more accessible to all engineers, especially those working in industries that have not traditionally leveraged simulation in their design processes.
In an interview with Insights Success, David Heiny, CEO and Co-founder of SimScale, shares his insights into the company’s journey and its simulation solutions and services.
SimScale's Anastasia Churazova writes about democratizing simulation in this 2018 blog post.
Even for large or complex designs, the access to up to 96 cores and real-time simulation allows customers to get their results faster than was ever possible before with any traditional simulation tools.