Altair® SimLab® Applications

SimLab is a process-oriented multidisciplinary simulation environment to accurately analyze the performance of complex assemblies. Multiple physics including structural, thermal, and fluid dynamics can be easily setup using highly automated workflows, helping to drastically reduce the time spent creating finite element models and interpreting results.

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Electronic System Design

SimLab helps bring Altair’s simulation-driven design philosophy to the electronics industry, inspiring innovation while ensuring timing, performance, reliability, and compliance targets are met. A direct interface to common ECAD formats allows EDA users to confidently identify and correct potential design issues earlier in development. Thermal analyses can be easily performed without requiring advanced CFD knowledge. Automate structural stress, vibration, and drop test performance assessments with robust and repeatable workflows for fast, accurate, and consistent analysis, even for occasional users. SimLab even models fiber orientation during the injection molding process of plastic enclosures and manages structural solver coupling.

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Structural Analysis and Optimization

With application specific workflows for drop test, fatigue, and structural optimization, SimLab simplifies complex analysis problems. Import an existing CAD geometry, retain parametrization, and automatically mesh to quickly experiment with design variants for an increased understanding of linear static, non-linear static, normal modes, modal frequency response, or small displacement performance. Alternatively, be guided through the definition of a design space, responses, constraints, and an optimization objective to use Altair® OptiStruct®to generate a lightweight and structurally efficient design proposal.

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Thermal and Flow Analysis

Reduce the complexity of transient heat transfer, steady state and transient flow, plus injection molding simulations with SimLab. Quickly understand the performance of a heat sink, convection heating system, or the cooling of an axle housing with fast meshing, material property assignment, and defined boundary conditions. Move from CAD to the simulation of turbulent flow problem with surface mesh, volume mesh, and boundary automated layer generation. The injection molding application simplifies the pre- and post-processing of advanced manufacturing simulations.

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Multiphysics Modeling

While SimLab accelerates the simulation of structural, thermal flow, and electromagnetic physics, its workflows also enable the fast analysis of thermal and mechanical physics using a single model including a one-step transient thermal stress analysis. These advanced simulations allow engineers to understand how parts behave under real world conditions in environments requiring linear or nonlinear steady-state, linear transient analysis, or contact-based thermal analysis.

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