Product News: Siemens' Simcenter 3D enhancements

Jan. 13, 2020
The goal is producing consistent simulation results.

Siemens Digital Industries Software announced the availability of the latest version of Simcenter 3D software, part of the Simcenter portfolio of simulation and test solutions aimed to help companies engineer innovation. Simcenter 3D helps product-engineering teams be more productive and produce consistent simulation results with a unified, easy-to-use shared platform covering most simulation disciplines, according to Siemens, which claims the latest version of Simcenter 3D optimizes design and delivers innovations faster and with greater confidence.

Siemens notes that the latest release of Simcenter 3D includes upgrades in four key areas:

  • Multidiscipline integration: Simcenter 3D offers new simulation methods that increase realism and deliver better insight into product performance. Industrially validated rotor-dynamics-simulation capabilities have been extended, to include nonlinear connection elements for example, allowing engineers to minimize rotational unbalance and unnecessary external forces in applications such as aircraft engines, gas turbines, automotive engines, industrial equipment, and even electronics (as with computer disk drives that spin at high rates).
  • Faster CAE processes: The new Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH) composer tool helps engineers quickly create system-level finite-element (FE) models, starting from subassembly models. Automating the full-vehicle FE model increases process speed and helps reduce human error.
  • Ties to the digital thread: The seamless integration with data management from Simcenter is now extended to the physical-testing group. Deeper test/analysis correlation capabilities from Simcenter 3D, such as new pre-test planning for determining sensor locations, can help determine best methods to use for physical testing while increasing confidence that simulations are accurately predicting real-world results.
  • Open and scalable: Simcenter 3D is an open environment where engineers and designers can gain the benefits of faster CAE processes by using Simcenter 3D in connection with other CAE solvers. Added support for cyclic symmetry can help engineers simplify the modeling and simulation process for components when using the Abaqus solver.

Simcenter 3D and the Simcenter portfolio are part of Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio.