SimLab

SimLab is a process-oriented finite element modeling software especially suited for solid element modeling. A variety of very well laid out processes are included and will accelerate your work significantly.

SimLab allows you to quickly and accurately simulate engineering behavior of complex assemblies. Modeling tasks are automated to reduce human errors and time spent manually creating finite element models and interpreting results. SimLab is not a traditional off-the-shelf pre- and post-processing software but a vertical application development platform that captures and automates simulation processes.

“With SimLab the time for pre-processing is dramatically reduced — from as much as four days down to just two to four hours for the same job.”
–Rohit Ramkumar, Manager CAE Group
Dana Corporation.

 

Benefits

Highly efficient, feature based, modeling approach

  • Improves modeling repeatability and quality
  • Directly identifies geometry features inside of the CAD environment such as fillets, gaskets or cylinders.

 

Automates modeling tasks for complex assemblies

  • Meshing
  • Assembly of parts and components
  • Mesh generation for mating surfaces of an assembly
  • Part connections

 

Eliminates tedious CAD geometry clean-up and removes geometry translation errors

 

Accelerates CAE model development for complex assemblies

  • Employs an advanced template based meshing process
  • Removes manual mesh clean-up
  • Simplifies load and boundary condition definition and generation

 

Simplified model and assembly modifications

  • Part replacement
  • Add or modify ribs within solid models
  • Change fillet/cylinder/hole properties
  • Local model morphing

Automatic template based contact creation

Accelerates CAE model development for complex assemblies

Quality mesh without cleanup of geometry

CAD to FE comparison

Automated elliptical mesh generation for acoustic simulations

Penetration checker

Mesh imprint of an array of spheres for noise vibration studies

Efficient assembly of complex geometries

Capabilities

Automated Mesh Generation

  • Tetra and hexa meshing of solids
  • Quad and tria meshing of surfaces
  • 1D mesh creation for joining parts and contact surfaces

 

Feature Based Meshing

  • Automatically identifies CAD features
  • Applies template criteria to mesh creation of features, such as cylinders, fillets or holes.
  • Automatic recognition of contact surfaces

 

Analysis and Criteria Based Meshing

  • Uses templates and captured knowledge to generate accurate meshes per analysis type, such as Stress NVH, Acoustic, Fatigue, etc.

 

Managing Assemblies

  • Robust and comprehensive toolset for handling a full system of components.
  • Recognition of mating components and contact surfaces

 

Loads and Boundary Conditions

  • Streamlined processes for identifying and grouping nodes and elements
  • Quickly automates assigning boundary conditions to many groups within an assembly
  • Automated templates for:
    • Bolt modeling
    • Gasket, bearing loads, and joint modeling
    • Mass property idealization
    • External material and property based connections
    • Contact detection and modeling