Siemens updates Simcenter 3D software

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Siemens Digital Industries Software has announced update to its Simcenter 3D software, part of its Xcelerator portfolio of software and services.

The updated software enables engineers to tackle the complexity of product development by using advanced simulation.

Among the new capabilities, Simcenter 3D now offers increased support for turbomachinery modelling, a dedicated drop test application for handheld devices, tightly integrated topology optimisation with the NX Design environment, and a new acoustic solution method that is up to 10 times faster than standard methods.

“This release of Simcenter 3D brings together our combined expertise and experience across a wide range of industry sectors, capabilities and physics,” said Willy Bakkers, vice president of solution domain product management, simulation and test division at Siemens. “Our customers are finding bold new ways to make use of complex physics simulation to drive innovation across industries. Our job is to make sure they have the best-in-class tools available when they need them.”

Siemens’ Simcenter 3D 2022.1 release delivers enhancements in four key areas:

  1. Simcenter 3D’s solution for the turbomachinery industry has been extended with additional thermal multiphysics, rotordynamics and thermal fatigue capabilities to more accurately capture the complex physics happening within these machines. A new dedicated set of tools to simulate spiral bevel gears enables accurate, system-level NVH analysis on these mechanisms to reduce gear whine. Additionally, a new dedicated application simplifies and streamlines the drop-test simulation process for electronic and other handheld devices for engineers who are not simulation experts.
  2. Acoustics auralisation capabilities will allow engineers to not only simulate but also listen to the acoustics/sound within the context of the end-user’s experience. Engineers will be able to mix all contributing sounds and listen to the combined acoustics results to answer questions such as “What will a loudspeaker sound like when you put it in a car and combine it with background noise from the engine, HVAC, wind and road?” In this release, topology optimisation is now more tightly integrated with the NX Design environment so that simulations are ‘replayable’ and become easier for designers to create lightweight, yet structurally capable designs.
  3. Two core updates will enable customers to break new ground more quickly than ever before. The new high-performance boundary element method with adaptive order solution (BEMAO) used for acoustics simulation is up to 10 times faster compared to the standard boundary element method, while new load case filtering for aerostructures allows engineers to quickly determine the final critical list of load cases from the thousands of load cases experienced in an airframe.
  4. Simcenter 3D now connects with Xcelerator Share for Xcelerator as a Service (or XaaS) subscribers. The Xcelerator Share collaborative cloud environment helps users or distributed workgroups seamlessly share files and communicate results to aid ad-hoc collaboration. Finally, engineers can now launch simulations remotely to any workstation or HPC cluster right from their desktop.