Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
Structural analysis uses the Finite Element Method (FEM) and related technologies to understand how products and assemblies behave under real-world loading and temperature conditions.
With structure simulation technology, you can model virtual prototypes that help you answer many fundamental questions in advance of or instead physical testing such as:
- Will my product fail due to maintenance or misuse? Where will the breakdown occur and what will be the reasons for it?
- Will it break during service or due to mis-use? How will it break?
- How long will my product last?
- What needs to be done to make my product last longer?
Getting answers to these questions through the use of modern finite element modeling technologies will allow you to reduce the cost of manufacturing the final product and extend its life cycle. Unlike physical testing, computer simulations can answer a wider range of questions than just “will or will it not break”, namely “Why did this part of the product fail?” or “What needs to be changed in the design to prevent this from happening”? In addition, the absolute advantages of computer simulation include independence from the time of the study, since it is available 24 hours a day.
The SIMULIA structural analysis portfolio includes the following products: Abaqus, Fe-safe and Tosca Structure. SIMULIA Abaqus is a technology leader in linear and non-linear finite element analysis (FEA) that allows you to solve engineering problems using both explicit and implicit methods. Fe-safe technology is a SIMULIA Abaqus module designed to analyze the durability and fatigue of structure during cyclic loading. Tosca Structure technology is a SIMULIA Abaqus module designed to optimize the topology, shapes, seams and dimensions of a structure. All of these technologies have proven themselves in solving the most complex industry problems due to their flexibility, functionality and performance when calculated on HPC (including GPU and Cloud technologies).