Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), is a simulation tool used for analyzing complex thermal and fluid phenomena. It is instrumental in maintaining the quality and safety of many products we use on a day to day basis, such as an automobile or even the house we live in. CFD software is indispensable for “Front-loading” product development to ensure the best product concepts are identified early in the design process. Design quality will be improved during the conceptual design phase by conducting basic studies of fluid and thermal phenomena that directly affect product performance.
Visualizing the complicated movements of a gas or liquid flow can be quite convoluted. By implementing simulation software, Cradle CFD, into the workflow, analyzing these movements is easier than ever. It enables the user to predict the performance of their products before physical testing. This results in a more optimized design early in the product development cycle. In some cases, simulation can even replace the need for physical testing, altogether. Utilizing Cradle CFD will provide engineers with the understanding of these type of movements and an easy to use tool that anyone could implement.
Cradle CFD strength lies in its coupling capacity with other simulations tools, such as mechanical and structural software. The reinforced co- simulation capability with MSC Software products, such as Marc, Nastran, Adams, and Actran, it is possible to represent more accurate, realistic phenomena in simulations, allowing users to take more pragmatic approach for assessing design performance and potential risks.
MSC Software provides a family of high performance solutions for FEA that meet the needs of experienced experts and designers, new engineers, and everyone in between. These solutions help companies meet their business challenges by helping engineers gain deeper insight in their products through virtual testing. Engineers using MSC’s structural analysis programs are able to evaluate many different types of designs, giving high confidence that the final design will successfully meet prescribed requirements before the physical
product is built.
From single components to large complex systems, from linear static to highly non-linear dynamic problems, MSC’s structural analysis capabilities are built to grow with your business, optimize your cost of ownership, and support you in achieving your goals.
MSC Software is used for many types of structural analysis:
MSC’s current offerings for engineers involved in additive manufacturing (AM) of polymers or metals are designed to optimize the 3D printing process in order to:
Additive Manufacturing (AM) has been successfully applied using both metals and plastics in the aerospace, automotive, bio-medical, tooling, and other applications.
MSC’s vision for the future is to provide a complete AM toolkit that helps companies to optimize their entire AM process chain – including CAE, selection of raw material, manufacturing, and quality assurance.
Some of the challenges that currently exist in this space include ill-defined and poorly tracked process parameters, which leads to engineers running several print jobs against several parameters. This in turn leads to longer process development time, high amounts of material waste, and time wasted on printing parts that are unfit for
Volume Graphics Software for Industrial CT
Volume Graphics enables its customers to keep the quality high by getting full insight into their products—from design to serial production. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Germany, the
company has more than 20 years of experience in the development of software for non-destructive testing based on industrial computed tomography (CT). Since 2020, Volume Graphics has been part of Hexagon.
Volume Graphics applications such as the comprehensive CT analysis software VGSTUDIO MAX cover all needs related to metrology, defect detection and assessment, material properties, whether a customer is using the all-encompassing technology of CT or other 3D data formats such as point cloud, mesh, and CAD. Thanks to its modular concept, VGSTUDIO MAX evolves with the needs of the costumer. And with VGinLINE, a ready-to-use framework that relies on the advanced capabilities of VGSTUDIO MAX, customers can semi- or fully automate their quality control process.
CT data provides the basis for the insightful results the Volume Graphics software delivers, as CT non-destructively reveals every aspect of an object. Because CT reconstruction produces a complete representation of an object in 3D from a large number of 2D X-ray images, software such as VGSTUDIO MAX allows the user to draw conclusions on the external and internal structures of
the object and its material properties. Thus, the user gets answers to more complex questions. Moreover, the technology of CT is uniquely positioned to fuel simulations with real-world data. In the end, customers can improve their simulations and validate results—all by using CT data analyzed with Volume Graphics software.