Latest June 3D Simulation Projects in SimScale’s Library

BlogCAE HubLatest June 3D Simulation Projects in SimScale’s Library

This week, we’d like to provide some inspiration with an overview of our 3D simulation projects for June, taken directly from the SimScale Projects Library. We have selected a variety of different 3D simulation and validation projects, to demonstrate just 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 mesh of six million cells, which ensures the project’s success. The final result provides key insights into the velocity field at different sections, considering 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 that illustrates the possibilities within the fields of medicine and biomechanics when using SimScale. 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 resulting von Mises stress contour plot, which can be easily reproduced using the SimScale platform. Designing and producing such a prosthesis has an undeniably positive effect in the world. More than 180,000 people each year use a prosthesis to help regain their mobility.

Stress analysis of a hip joint prosthesis with SimScale - 3D simulation projectsClick here to import this project into your workspace

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, and aided by computer programming, a truss is commonly used for railroad and other transportation bridges.

Despite their many positive qualities, like strength and durability, truss bridges are often considered to be expensive to fabricate today. This is primarily due to the many essential tests they must undergo before reaching the building stage. The SimScale platform can be used to drastically reduce these costs, allowing different types of simulation—for example, simulation of the natural frequencies that are responsible for the existing vibrations without any external load.

By 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 material chosen for creating a superheater has to be able to withstand high temperatures and pressure sustained for long periods of time.

In this 3D simulation project, a superheater pipe was tested for the high steam pressure, then the stresses were relaxed for maximum 100,000 hours to check its 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 are thinking about aviation lighting, automotive headlamps, traffic signals, general lighting, or even camera flashes and advertising, light-emitting diodes—or LEDs, as we often call them—are the preferred light sources for the 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 an LED with an 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 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 are going to summarize is a simulation that those 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 the 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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