Latest June 3D Simulation Projects in SimScale’s Library

We’d like to bring some inspiration for you this week with an overview of our June 3D simulation projects, directly from the SimScale’s Project Library. We have prepared a mix of different 3D simulation and validation projects, just to show you how creative you can get with the SimScale platform.

Here are this month’s highlights:

Compressible Aerodynamics of a Commercial Aircraft

Using the Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) method, this simulation project focuses on an airflow simulation around an Aircraft at low sub-sonic compressible flow regime. The domain was meshed with ‘SnappyHexMesh‘ from the SimScale platform and resulted in a high quality 6 million cells mesh, which ensures the projects’ success. The final result gives insights into the velocity field at different sections with the streamlines and contours of pressure distribution on the surface.

Compressible Aerodynamics of a Commercial Aircraft with SimScale - 3D simulation projects

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Stress Analysis of a Hip Joint Prosthesis

This is a 3D simulation project which shows what can be done with SimScale within the Biomechanics and Medicine fields. The static stress analysis of a hip joint prosthesis is based on a fully automatic tetrahedralization and uses titanium and steel as primary materials. In the figure below you can see the von-Mises stress contour plot obtained, which can be easily reproduced with the SimScale platform. Designing and producing such a prosthesis can make an undeniable difference in the world, by helping more than 180,000 people each year in regaining their mobility.

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Truss Bridge Eigenfrequency Analysis

A truss is a triangulated framework of elements that act primarily in tension and compression. Developed in the 1940s by structural engineers with the aid of computer programming, it is commonly used for railroad and other transportation bridges.

Despite their appreciated qualities like strength and durability, truss bridges are often considered to be expensive to fabricate today, due to several tests they need before building. The SimScale platform can be used to reduce these costs, allowing different types of simulation including the natural frequencies that are responsible for the existing vibrations without any external load.

Creating the geometry in Onshape and subsequently uploading it to the SimScale platform, we made a frequency analysis of the truss bridge for the first 20 eigenmodes. The result includes information on the truss bridge’s deformation and the eigenfrequencies with respect to the eigenmodes.

Truss bridge eigenfrequency analysis with SimScale - 3D simulation projects

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Superheater Boiler Pipe Creep Analysis

Consisting of a set of pipes, a superheater is a device used to convert saturated or wet steam into dry steam for steam engines or other processes, including steam reforming. Due to the high pressure involved, the chosen material when creating a superheater has to be suitable for high temperature and pressure sustained for a long period of time.

In this 3D simulation project, a superheater pipe was tested for the high steam pressure and than the stresses were relaxed for maximum 100,000 hours to check it’s behavior over this time period.

Superheater boiler pipe creep analysis with SimScale - 3D simulation projects

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Thermal Analysis of a LED Mounted on Different Heat Sinks

Whether we talk about aviation lighting, automotive headlamps, traffic signals, general lighting or even camera flashes and advertising, light-emitting diodes (or LEDs, how we often call them) are the preferred light sources for majority of products. To make them more efficient and long-lasting, one has to consider proper sinking of the heat generated by these LEDs.

One of the 3D simulation projects in the SimScale library is this thermal analysis of a LED with Insulated Metal Substrate (IMS) mounted on different heat sinks. For the simulation, the plate fin, inline pin fin and staggered pin fin heat sink types were the ones considered and the final result clearly shows the most suitable one for creating the LED.

Thermal Analysis of a LED Mounted on Different Heat Sinks - 3D simulation projects SimScale

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Braking System – Thermal Analysis in 3D Simulation Projects

Finally, the last project that we would like to summarize, is a simulation for the ones of you interested in the Automotive industry should find exciting. This simulation focuses on the transient thermal analysis of a car braking system.
Along with several other given details, the speed and weight of a car were used for calculations of heat power, deceleration of the car, and the thermal effect of the brake pads on a car disk.

The results show the outcome of heated disk brake temperature and flux after the car finally comes to a stop.

Thermal analysis of a car brake with SimScale - 3d simulation projects

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Want to learn more? To see the 3D simulation projects in detail and find other interesting projects, have a look at our Public Projects library and feel free to simulate them for yourself.

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