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What's New in Simcenter 3D 2206

Simcenter 3D is evolving fast! This release is no exception, with updates across all lines of business allowing users to visualize their results more easily and collaboratively than ever before. The enhancements in this release help you drive engineering innovation while continuing to focus on our four core pillars, enabling:

  • Complexity modeling

  • time optimization

  • exploration of possibilities

  • Integration.


Go faster

Most engineers find the traditional simulation process too slow. Simcenter 3D removes the simulation bottleneck through more efficient simulation processes. The following enhancements in this release help speed up modeling and simulation so you can spend more time engineering:

Simcenter 3D Aerostructure Models

Simcenter 3D Aerostructures 2206 has a new upgrade to the single margin of safety model. With this model, it is now possible to use a single model in multiple studies.

Simcenter 3D Durability with updated Endurance Analysis

You can now complete your strength analysis as part of your fatigue analysis, making the process simpler with fewer parameters.

New Simcenter 3D Additive Manufacturing optimized compensation scheme

The new optimized compensation scheme iteratively shifts all nodes until the distortion simulation in the compensated part predicts a final shape close to the nominal geometry.

Simcenter 3D Engineering Desktop now has drag and drop functionality

Interaction in post-processing has been improved, with the ability to drag and drop data into the graphics region. Contour views as well as XY graphics can be dragged and displayed directly.

Faster runtimes and better scalability of MUMPS Solver in Simcenter 3D Structures

Improvements made to the SOL 401 multistep nonlinear solution, including an updated MUMPS direct solver, an updated CASI iterative solver, and improved iteration efficiency provide for reduced runtimes and improved scalability.


Model the Complexity

Your products are complex and you need to accurately simulate and predict performance by capturing the right physics, geometry and operating environment. Simcenter 3D's multidisciplinary integration helps you more accurately simulate real-world conditions, seamlessly transfer data, and streamline multiphysics workflows. Here are some of the 2022.1 highlights that help you better model the complexity of your products:

The most accurate eDrive NVH prediction tool extended with electromagnetic excitations

Dealing with engine and gear noise requires a deep understanding of electrical and mechanical systems. Properly capturing relevant effects requires a lot of information, such as electromagnetic excitation mounting stiffness, microgeometry, bearing clearances, bearing preload, etc. Now you can consider both mechanical and electromagnetic excitations in a single environment.

Simcenter 3D Acoustics now supports visco-thermal effects in small ducts

Holes and gaps are often found in electronic products such as smartphones, at the speaker and microphone positions. Simulate their effect (damping) on ​​the sound, more accurately, and with no computation time penalty. Surface impedance equivalent fluid models are used instead of linearized Navier-Stokes formulations.

​Use Releasable Supports in Simcenter 3D Flexible Pipe

Releasable support allows the designer to impose a temporary waypoint so that constraints are respected. By default, design points of an NX Routing model are imported as releasable braces.

New characterization possibilities in Simcenter 3D Electromagnetics

Characterize your relay with a simulation of transient electromagnetism in Simcenter 3D. Then you can observe the position and torque evolution over time as shown in the image.


Explore the possibilities

Simulation needs to happen at all stages of development – ​​including the concept and design stages. Enhancements in this version of Simcenter 3D help democratize simulation beyond the realm of simulation experts:

Optimize your topology with Simcenter 3D Structures

Improved flexibility with the ability to include bodies in the design that are not part of the optimization and the option to use Face to Face and Body to Body connections. You can now constrain the ideal design to the center of gravity within a sphere, cylinder, or next to a plane.

Up to 20 times faster design space exploration and design optimization of electrical cables and harnesses

Embedded optimization can now use instant design and update functionality. while upgrades to CPU time mean it travels through the design space and optimizations up to 20x faster.


Stay integrated

Finally, simulation should not happen in a vacuum. Simulation is just part of the overall development process, and these enhancements to Simcenter 3D help you keep simulation integrated into that process:

Simcenter 3D Structures and Simcenter Star-CCM+

Leverage Simcenter Star-CCM+ CFD results in Simcenter 3D to define accurate loads in multiphysics applications.


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