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A powerful, on-demand Computer Aided Engineering platform within your browser. Take the feature tour below:

Stress field of an engine piston under static load

Linear Static behavior

Use the linear static analysis for investigating the structural response of your design to static loads. This computationally cheap solver provides results on early design drafts in order to identfy optimization potential.

Modal / Frequency analysis

Determine the eigenfrequencies and the associated modal displacements of structures to ensure their reliable function under external influences like vibrations.

An eigenmode of an airfoil
Structural behavior under dynamic loading

Nonlinear and dynamic simulations

More advanced solvers are constantly integrated. Use the dynamic solver types to model transient processes where the steady-state assumption does not hold. The platform also provides the capability of modeling nonlinear material behavior like plastic or hyper-elastic.

Parts and assemblies

All structural mechanics solvers support natively single parts or complete CAD assemblies. You can assign different contact constraints between the single parts of the assemblies such as sliding, rotational, or bonded contact in order to describe the kinematics of your assembly.

The structural response of a CAD assembly to a static load

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Laminar and turbulent modeling

Depending on the Reynolds number of your application, you may model it laminar or turbulent. The platform supports multiple turbulence models which enables you to choose how sophisticated you want your analysis set-up to be.

Turbulent flow through a cyclone separator
Steady-state simulation of a nozzle flow

Steady-state and transient solvers

Almost all fluid mechanical solvers support both a steady-state as well as transient setup. Either just investigate the steady state of your application or set up transient simulations for very time-dependent processes.

Mass transport within fluid flows

We are constantly enhancing the capabilities for simulating fluid mechanical processes. One of the latest additions is the possibility to simulate mass transport in a fluid flow. This example shows the transport of oxygen in water flowing through a T-junction.

Oxygen transport within water flow
Compressible flow around an airfoil

Incompressible and compressible fluids

The platform provides access to multiple incompressible solvers for modeling low-speed, low-temperature fluid flows. Along with these, there are several compressible solvers as well. As an example you can see the compressible air flow around an airfoil at Mach 0.7.

Single- and multiphase flows

Simulate fluid systems with one or more phases. The Volume of Fluid method enables the efficient modeling of free surface flows as they often appear in marine or process engineering applications.

A falling water column surrounded by air
A porous media within a muffler

Advanced modeling concepts

Several advanced modeling concepts such as porous media or rigid body movement of fluid domains allow the modeling of more complex applications.

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Thermostructural behavior

The structural response to thermal loads is an important design criterion for many industrial applications. The SimScale platform provides you with the capabilities for investigating these effects early and efficiently.

Structural response on a thermal load
Natural convection around a heat sink

Conjugate heat flow

The conjugate heat flow solver enables you to simulate a heat flow through adjacent solid and fluid regions while simultaneously solving the flow field. As an example, this solver offers you the opportunity to model convection processes around a heat source as shown in the figure.

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Acoustic eigenfrequency analysis

The Finite Element based solver allows you to make a natural frequency analysis of complex geometries. The resulting eigenmodes and eigenfrequencies give you further insights into the acoustic behavior of a design.

Acoustic eigenmodes within a car cabin

Handling and processing of bulk materials

A discrete element method solver allows the virtual simulation of the behaviour of bulk material within industrial application. The image shows the simulation of solid particles within an industrial mixing mill.

Particles within a mixing mill
Support for different CAD formats

CAD model upload

Start the setup of your numerical analysis with uploading a CAD file from your application. The CAD model is displayed instantly in 3D and you can interact with it just as you do with your local desktop software. Currently, the platform supports the formats STEP, IGES and BREP as well as the triangulated format STL.

CAD model preparation

The platform provides a growing set of CAD model preparation operations. For example, feature recognition for STL files enables you to create application specific meshes like boundary layer creation even if the STL file only provides surface information.

Feature recognition for triangulated surfaces
Automatically created tet-mesh for the analysis of a gear wheel

Automated mesh creation

Highly automated meshing operations allow you to set up a numerical analysis quickly and efficiently. The automated meshing approach analyzes the CAD model serving as a basis for the meshing operation and adapts the algorithm accordingly. The resulting mesh is suitable for your first simulations of an application.

Tetrahedral meshing

Tetrahedral meshing operations enable you to create meshes for complex designs easily and reliably. The additional capability of inflating prismatic boundary layers makes this mesh creation approach valuable for fluid dynamics simulations.

Tetrahedral volume mesh with prismatic boundary layer
Hex-dominant mesh around a vehicle body

Hex-dominant meshing

The hex-dominant algorithm for mesh creation makes it possible to generate very efficient meshes for Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations. In general, when compared to a tetrahedral mesh, a hex-dominant mesh of the same geometry has a smaller cell count but nevertheless preserves the simulation's accuracy.

Online Visualization

As soon as a simulation is completed, the SimScale post-processing environment gives you direct access to the results. Apply filters to further analyze the result data and back your design decisions. The current post-processor is powered by ParaViewWeb.

Clip through the displacement field of a connecting rod
Stress field of an engine piston

Result download

You are free to download all computed results and further analyze or visualize them locally. The open workflow of the platform enables you to use the capabilities you need and therefore extend your desktop tools.


No specialized local hardware, software or licenses are needed. A standard web browser and broadband internet connection are sufficient for efficiently and flexibly setting up numerical simulations on the SimScale platform.

Only a standard web browser is required
Share projects with clients, colleagues or the SimScale support

Project management

Being an online platform, SimScale can offer you new ways of managing your simulation projects. Share results or simulation setups with colleagues, clients or the SimScale support team. Use the public link tool to enable others to import one of your projects for review.

Project library

Setting up a complete numerical analysis from scratch can be time-consuming. The platform's integrated project library enables you to browse and search a variety of publicly available simulation projects for various diverse applications. Just import them, adapt them to your needs and run your own analysis based on them.

Nothing but a standard web browser
Take advantage of a growing community around the SimScale platform

Community features

The SimScale user base is constantly growing. The platform enables everyone to profit from each other's know-how. Sharing information, simulation setups or results is straightforward. The SimScale platform aims at transforming Computer Aided Engineering from a desktop software to an online platform where users can collaborate with and learn from each other.

Choose hardware on-demand

Once your simulation setup is complete, you may choose on what kind of hardware you want it to be computed. Decide whether you want to use a standard workstation, hundreds of them in parallel or a large cluster. Your job will be automatically transferred to large computation centers where you only pay for what you actually use.

The SimScale infrastructure gives you access to unlimited computing capacities
Unlimited computing capacities on demand

Compute massively parallel

Since our platform provides access to unlimited computing capacity, there is no need to wait anymore and run your simulations sequentially. Start multiple machines in parallel for running parameter studies where you compare different design versions or choose more cores and memory to run more sophisticated simulations. The scalable infrastructure of the SimScale backend provides scalability and at the same time flexibility.

Seamless feature integration

The SimScale team and its partners are constantly working on enhancing and improving the capabilities of the platform. Therefore, new feature are released monthly. You profit directly from the new functionality without having to update. Do you have a specific analysis or application in mind? Let us know!

Seamless feature integration
Extending the SimScale platform network

A generic CAE frontend

The SimScale platform is designed for the general setup of numerical analyses so that it serves as a generic frontend for all kinds of CAE functionalities. This allows the integration of different meshers, solvers and other codes on the backend. For example, in the first release version, the finite element based simulations are carried out with CalculiX while the finite volume based solving is done with OpenFOAM®. All available codes are described in the documentation on the platform.