Altair SimLab™

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Altair SimLab: The New Platform for Multiphysics

Altair SimLab: The New Platform for Multiphysics Gunaseelan Krishnasamy, Vice President, SimLab Development, Altair

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CAD to Multiple Physics in Minutes with SimLab

Analyzing full-featured parametric CAD assemblies is an extremely labor intensive process requiring skilled CAE expertise. Common practices to shorten simulation cycles have included simplifying and defeaturing CAD geometry – offering little “engineering” value, negatively impacting results accuracy and consistency, and falling short of desired program objectives.

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BMW Motorrad

By automating the crankshaft modeling process using Altair SimLab, BMW Motorrad, the motorcycle division of BMW was able to significantly reduce their model creation time, and enable accuracy in budgetary forecasting and planning. As a result of making it an inhouse resource, they were able to gain flexibility and consistency in model quality, with a high-degree of efficiency with iterations.

Customer Stories

Getting Started with SimLab

From CAD to analysis in minutes

Getting Started

SimLab Automated Results

Improve CAE accuracy with automated results convergence

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Modeling: Bearings and Weldings

Parametric modeling of bearings and weldings in SimLab

Getting Started

Integration CAD/FEA for Optimization/DOE

Seamlessly setup and run optimization and design of experiment (DOE) studies in SimLab

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Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Setup and run fluid a dynamics analysis in SimLab

Getting Started

Automated Weld Mesh

Automatically create weldings mesh in SimLab

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Vibro-Acoustic Analysis

Setup and run a vibro-acoustic analysis in SimLab

Getting Started

Automated Bearings Mesh Creation

Automatically create bearings mesh in SimLab

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Structural Optimization

Setup and run a structural optimization in SimLab

Getting Started

Mesh Editing with Face Replace

Update model mesh with automated geometry recognition in SimLab

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Automated LBCs Assignment

Automatically assign load boundary conditions (LBCs) in SimLab

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SimLab Tutorials - Solver Setup for Thermal Steady State Analysis

Create material and apply properties; create user-defined contacts; apply thermal loads and define loadcases; define lines static loadcases with the temperature leadcase included; create proper solver settings for each loadcase; export and solve for multi-physics analysis

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SimLab Tutorials - Setting up a CFD Steady State Analysis - Manifold

Define boundary and initial conditions; create material and apply properties; edit the solver settings to run the analysis

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SimLab Tutorials - Conjugate Heat Transfer

Create a tetra mesh with CFD boundary layer; work with turbulence and temperature equations; define CFD boundary conditions based on inflow average velocities and convective heat flux; define symmetry plane; create material and define properties; run and post-process a CFD steady state analysis

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SimLab Tutorials - Steady Flow in a Centrifugal Blower

Create a tetra mesh with CFD boundary layer; work with moving reference frame; define CFD boundary conditions based on turbulence viscosity ratio; edit the solver settings; run and post-process the analysis

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SimLab Tutorials - Natural Convection Around a Hot Cylinder

Create a tetra mesh with CFD boundary layer; apply gravity and define Heat source; apply initial and temperature boundary condition; create symmetry planes; visualize results as contour or as vector

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SimLab Tutorials - Turbulent Flow in a Mixing Elbow

Import custom ribbon; create a tetra mesh with CFD boundary layer; apply CFD boundary conditions; run a steady state turbulent flow analysis; visualize results as contour or as vector

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SimLab Tutorials - SPH Analysis with nFX - Drivetrain

Define nFX material and properties; apply simulation conditions; create nFX particles; export solver deck

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SimLab Tutorials - Modal Frequency Response Analysis of a Crank Shaft

Create a modal frenquency response analysis in the solution browser; define an excitation load based on applied loads; create a table with modal damping values; define the solution settings and output requests; compute solution and review results; plot and X Y graph for the displacements versus frequency

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SimLab Tutorials - Modal Frequency Response Analysis of a Sphere

Create isotropic and fluid material and define the properties accordingly; define acoustic behavior to a shell entity; apply enforced displacement to be used for an excitation load; create solver settings and output requests; compute the solution and review the results; plot an XY graph for the pressure versus frequency

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SimLab Tutorials - Pre-Tensioned Bolt Analysis of Connecting Rod

Import material database, create washer surface and define property; create solid bolts with pretension; define loads, constraints and contacts; define loadcase and solver settings; compute and review the results

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SimLab Tutorials - Linear Static Analysis of ConRod

Create linear static solution; define constraints and loads; define contacts; create material and apply properties; run the analysis and review the results

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SimLab Tutorials - Normal Mode Analysis - Brake Assembly

Create coincident mesh with join tool; create normal analysis solution; define constraints and spring elements; apply stick contact type; solve and review the displacement and stress

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SimLab Tutorials - Solutions Based Modal Frequency Response Analysis - Bracket

Create RBE and apply constraints; apply an excitation load; create material and apply properties; define a load case and modify the solution parameters; run the analysis and plot the frequency dependent results

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SimLab Tutorials - Non Linear Static Analysis - Flex Plate

Apply symmetry constraints; apply enforced displacement constraint; create 3d bolt with pretension; create advanced contacts; create loadcase; modify solution parameters; solve and review the results

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SimLab Tutorials - TFSI - AutoSolve

Import model containing a CFD solution; check the loads and boundary conditions created on a second solution; create a loadcase that included the output temperature and pressure from the CFD solution; review the mapped loads and results

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SimLab Tutorials - Coupled Linear Structural Thermal Analysis

Create a heat transfer solution and add thermal constraints and heat flux; create a linear static solution and include the thermal analysis subcase as loadcase parameters; visualize the loadcases results separately

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SimLab Tutorials - Linear Steady State Heat Convection Analysis

Create a steady state heat transfer solution; apply thermal loads such as constant temperature and uniform convection; solve and visualize grid temperature

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SimLab Tutorials - Linear Transient Heat Transfer Analysis

Split faces using chaining edges; create a transient heat transfer solution; create material with thermal properties; define initial conditions; apply thermal loads such as time dependent heat flux and convection; define solver settings and analyze

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SimLab Tutorials - Steady State Heat Transfer Analysis

Create different materials with thermal properties for the cylinder, fin and insulators; create steady state heat transfer; apply tie contacts between the bodies; define thermal loads such as flux and convection

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SimLab Tutorials - Suspension Insulator

Create electrostatics solution using flux solver; create dielectric material by atributing a relative permitivity; define region physics such as air, dielectric and perfect conductor; create tangential field symmetry plane; compute and review the results

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SimLab Tutorials - Transient Heat Transfer Cooling Time Study - Casted Housing

Create material with thermal properties; create transient heat transfer; define initial conditions; define time dependent convection; define the solver settings and analyze

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SimLab Tutorials - Solutions Based Conjugate Heat Transfer

Create a tetra mesh with CFD boundary layer; work with turbulence and temperature equations; define CFD boundary conditions based on inflow average velocity and convective heat flux; define symmetry plane; create material and define properties; run and post-process a CFD steady state analysis

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SimLab Tutorials - Solutions Based Steady Flow in a Centrifugal Blower

Create a tetra mesh with CFD boundary layer; work with moving reference frame; define CFD boundary conditions based on turbulence viscosity ratio; edit the solver settings; run and post-process the analysis

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SimLab Tutorials - Transient Flow in a Mixing Elbow

Create a navier-stokes flow transient solution; apply average velocity inlets and define outlet; create convective wall and define symmetry plane; define initial conditions; create material and define solid and fluid properties; defineproper solution parameters; update results and review the output

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SimLab Tutorials - Thermal FSI of Exhaust Manifold

Extract fluid surface from the solid; create CFD tetra mesh and boundary layer; apply boundary conditions with constraint option activated; run and post-process steady state analysis

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SimLab Tutorials - Solutions Based Turbulent Flow in a Mixing Elbow

Import custom ribbon; create a tetra mesh with CFD boundary layer; apply CFD boundary conditions; run a steady state turbulent flow analysis; visualize results as contour or asa vector

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SimLab Tutorials - Solutions Based Natural Convection Around a Hot Cylinder

Create a tetra mesh with CFD boundary layer; apply gravity and define heat source; apply initial and temperature boundary conditions; create symmetry planes; visualize results as contour or as vectors

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SimLab Tutorials - Setting-up a Model for Molding Process

Import, position and inspect a CAD model; create mesh controls, surface mesh and organize the parts; create solution and define polymer properties to the bodies; define initial and boundary conditions; apply solver settings, export the deck and solve

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SimLab Tutorials - Parametric DOE Optimization using CAD Software Creo

Create a CAD parametrized model in PTC creo; create a project in simlab; run a project using interactive mode; set up a DOE study and run the experiments

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SimLab Tutorials - Topology Optimization with Manufacturing Constraints

Create RBE connectors; create LBC and load cases; define the design space for a topology optimization; define responses; create manufacturing constraints; set an optimization objective; run an optimization with OptiStruct

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SimLab Tutorials - Topology Optimization with Pattern Constraints_Y Bracket

Create RBE connectors; work with specifications for loads and loadcases; set up a topology optimization including pattern constraints; run an optimization with OptiStruct; view and post-process optimization results

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SimLab Tutorials - Parametric Optimization using HyperStudy - Part I

Start recording a nominal problem; create parameters; import a parametrized CAD file; create a 2D/3D mesh using the parameters; solve and define the study responses

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SimLab Tutorials - Parametric Optimization using HyperStudy - Part II

Create a new study inside HyperStudy; register solver script; setup nominal problem; conduct a DOE study; build a fit model; optimize on the fit

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SimLab Tutorials - Topology Optimization with Solutions - Bracket

Create a linear static solution, define loads and boundary conditions then compute; define a topology optimization, design space, constraints, response and objective; export the optimized shape as .stl; import the .stl file and perform a mesh cleanup; transfer properties and LBCs to the optimized geometry and apply TIE contact; re-analyze the model then review the results

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