Simulation and Analysis
Computer-aided engineering (CAE) is the general name given to all product engineering during the product development phases, from virtual testing to production planning.
Simulation and Analysis Usage Areas
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Simulation and analysis are among the most commonly used methods in the context of mechanical design: finite element analysis (static and dynamic), computational fluid dynamics, thermal analysis, multibody dynamic analysis, optimizations and life analysis.
Simulation and Analysis Advantages
With this process, product development processes can be accelerated without the need to create physical prototypes at early development stages. By taking advantage of analysis and simulation: reductions in design renewal costs can be achieved. Dramatic reductions in physical testing costs are achieved. The usage time of the product is shortened. By using optimization methods, better quality products and productions can be obtained in terms of production cost and engineering.
What is Simulation and Analysis?
Computer-aided engineering is a standard in almost every industry that uses design software to develop products in a digital environment. CAE is an important digital engineering application that tests and simulates the physical properties of the product over CAD data without the need for a physical prototype. CAE or Computer Aided Engineering is a term used to describe the procedure of the entire product engineering process, from design and virtual testing to production planning with sophisticated analytical algorithms. Computer-aided engineering is standard in almost every industry that uses some form of design software to develop products. CAE is the next step in not only designing a product but also supporting the engineering process, as it allows to perform tests and simulations of the physical properties of the product without the need for a physical prototype. The types of simulation analysis most commonly used in the context of CAE include Finite Element Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Thermal Analysis, Multibody Dynamics, and Optimizations.