Computer-aided engineering (CAE) is the broad usage of computer software in analyzing and virtually testing engineering products. With a CAE tool, you can simulate, validate, and optimize products based on numerical analysis’ results.
CAE solutions are used to analyze the robustness and to improve performance of components and assemblies. At the same time, engineering simulation is the major support for design teams in product optimization.
Nowadays, an integration between CAD and CAE has become necessary. Using the SaaS version of both solutions can reduce the differences, offering the possibility of creating a CAD model and run engineering simulations with minimal effort.
A CAE simulation session generally includes 3 main phases:
Pre-processing – upload of CAD model, defining the model and environmental factors
Engineering simulation has a wide range of applications, from small components or products to complex appliances, plants, HVAC equipment, and heavy machines. Here are some examples extracted from SimScale Public Projects library:
Equipment and machines parts from an industrial process: water flow through a globe valve, centrifugal water pump using the Multi-Reference-Frame method (MRF), acoustic eigenfrequencies of a muffler, sloshing of fuel inside a moving fuel tank, or particle acceleration in a mill wheel.
All the projects presented in this article can be imported into your own workspace from SimScale’s Public Projects and used as templates.
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