Consumer Goods Analysis as Key Tool: Why SimScale?
In a previous article we talked about the role of engineering simulation / CAE in the Consumer Goods industry. Now we will focus on the SimScale platform and how you can virtually test and perform consumer goods analyses in a web browser.
Keep reading: several free simulation templates also await.
SimScale’s Advantages in Consumer Goods Analysis
With a simple opening in a web browser, the SimScale engineering simulation platform could have a major impact in product cost reduction, quality improvement and effectiveness in market releases. SimScale’s CAE platform offers various functionalities and analysis types, helping companies operating in the consumer goods industry simulate products designs and to use the resulting data as well as the 3D visualizations to create better products.
Cloud-based, robust, and easy-to-use, SimScale supports consumer goods simulation with plenty of different analysis types, including Structural Mechanics (FEM), Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Thermodynamics, Acoustics, and Particle Analysis.
There is a wide range of consumer products that can benefit from simulation. Starting with sport equipment, bikes, bike parts and wheels and finishing with automobiles and motorcycles, product designs can be virtually tested and optimized in less time and at lower cost.
Better than Historical Methods
One of the most interesting consumer goods simulation analysis is presented in depth in this customer case study: Designing Premium Racing Wheels Tokyowheel. Using SimScale’s CFD analysis capabilities, Tokyowheel obtained the same results as those provided by on-premises software, with a substantially smaller investment.
SimScale enabled Tokyowheel to perform fluid flow analyses of strategically different wheel designs in parallel and in a timely manner.
A traditional local workstation has many limitations related to running performances. By using SimScale’s cloud-based platform, Tokyowheel’s team was able to run many more simulations, and in turn iterate more design changes. Each design change was quickly implemented in CAD, and immediately tested in the SimScale environment to inform further work, which conducted to a better final product.
Large Portfolio of Consumer Goods Analysis Projects
Here is a selection of the main product categories that could be analyzed with SimScale and different analysis examples that can be found in SimScale Public Projects library:
Food and Beverage – A simple bottle opener could be simulated before sent to the 3D printer to ensure its performance
- Consumer Electronics – A casing of a mobile phone is tested when being dropped from 2 meters height
- Home and Kitchen Appliances – A convective flow inside a Light Bulb is analyzed
- Sports Equipment – Airflow analysis around a bobsled
- Automobiles and Parts: Car cabin flow analysis, Suspension structural analysis, Car monoshock wishbone structural analysis, and transient thermal analysis of a car braking system
- Personal safety: Consumer snap fit mechanism, contact stress analysis, and the dynamic analysis of a carabiner subjected to displacement along its strong axis.
All the consumer goods analysis projects presented in this article can be imported into your own workspace and used as templates. Feel free to browse the SimScale Public Projects for other interesting simulations.