CAE Knowledge Library

Information and resources to support your CAE skills and knowledge are at the heart of our business. This section provides you with valuable information to improve your individual knowledge and your team’s performance. Get answers to the most commonly asked questions about our products and services, and learn about available training resources. You can also choose from a variety of technical topics addressing common topics, read our latest press releases and find out about upcoming events.

Flexible Body Multibody Dynamic Simulation using RecurDyn Webinar

A 15 minute webinar recording showing the use of Recurdyn Multibody Dynamics Simulation Software for Flexible Bodies

  • Recurdyn
  • Video
  • Webinar
  • Multibody Dynamics
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Coupling 1D (System Level) and 3D CFD Analysis

By coupling 1D and 3D codes (a multi-scale modelling approach) it is possible to simulate large and complex domains by modelling the complex parts with a 3D approach and the rest of the system with a 1D approach.

  • 1D CFD
  • CFD Services
  • FlowNex
  • Case Study
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Combined 1D and 3D CFD Analysis of Gas Turbine

The goal of this work was to improve the critical points that affect the procedure, such as modeling of complex fittings and bend interactions. For this purpose, dedicated CFD analyses were performed.

  • 1D CFD
  • CFD Services
  • FlowNex
  • Case Study
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Modelling of condensation formation and disposal inside an automotive headlamp

A numerical method has been implemented in order to study this problem and has been applied to real case headlamp designs providing good agreement between numerical and experimental results.

  • Ansys
  • Automotive
  • Whitepaper
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
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Honda Engine CFD Particle Method Analysis

This study focused on a particle method suited to the analysis of complex fluid phenomena such as free surfaces and liquid breakup and coalescence, and attempted to predict the oil separating behavior of the breather chamber with the Moving Particle Semi-implicit method.

  • Automotive
  • CFD Services
  • ParticleWorks
  • Case Study
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Thermal Optimisation of e-Drives Using Moving Particle Semi-implicit (MPS) Method

A novel technique to model the temperature of windings in oil cooled e-machines has been developed. It aims to reduce the time taken to generate and solve thermal models by using a combination of particle based fluid modelling and steady state finite element (FE) thermal modelling.

  • Automotive
  • CFD Services
  • ParticleWorks
  • Case Study
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Oil Splashing CFD Analysis at Comer Industries

This paper shows the results of the MPS method on a two speed reduction gear box, that is part of the rotor drive transmission change for a forage harvester machine.

  • Heavy Industry
  • Gear Box
  • ParticleWorks
  • Whitepaper
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
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Corelation of Oil Accumulation on Surface of a Rotating Wheel

In 2015, Dana evaluated the ability of
Particleworks to predict the accumulation of oil on the surface of a rotating component within one of their axle assemblies.

  • Automotive
  • Powertrain
  • ParticleWorks
  • Recurydyn
  • Case Study
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Designing & analysing the cooling of a medium speed engine piston with MPS method

The method combines simple analytical formulas for calculating heat load of the piston, MPS-method of Particleworks software for simulating the cooling effect of oil and finite element analysis for calculating the piston temperature field.

  • Automotive
  • Powertrain
  • ParticleWorks
  • Whitepaper
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Strains and Load reconstruction of Razor™ two-wheeled Scooters

The article provides a complete evaluation of a 2-wheeled Razor™ Scooter with analysis models & experimental strain measurement. It shows the application of the software True- Load to calculate operating loads from a variety of dynamic loading events.

  • Automotive
  • Finite Element (FEA)
  • True-Load
  • Whitepaper
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Airflow on Lettuce in Space

This model provided deep insight into the air distribution and the local environmental conditions around the aerial part of the plants

  • CFD
  • Ansys CFX
  • Recurydyn
  • Case Study
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CAE's Pivotal Role - Interview - Electronic Warfare Company

Umberto Lecci, Elettronica Group, a world leader with a complete portfolio of state-of-the-art electronic warfare for modern operational scenarios, discusses the pivotal role of Computer Assisted Engineering.

  • Aerospace
  • CAE
  • Interview
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Flexible Multibody Dynamics at Toyota Material Handling

In the development process of a vehicle, it’s necessary to consider different types of load, both static and dynamic.

  • Automotive
  • Multibody Dynamics
  • Recurdyn
  • Case Study
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3D-Simulation Enhances Positive Displacement Machines

Accurately generate the grid for correct representation of the chamber volumes, and to create sufficient mesh resolution especially within the gaps and in their vicinity.

  • Industrial Machinery
  • CFD
  • Twin Mesh by CFX Berlin
  • Case Study
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Designing sacrificial element for energy absorption purposes in Hitachi trains

This component was made of a special composite material which combines the qualities of lightness, efficiency and low cost. Simulation was used to speed up the design phase and to better understand the product performance.

  • Transportation
  • CAE
  • LS-Dyna
  • Case Study
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Green Technology industry overcoming design challenges

MapleSim lets green technology engineers accelerate their product development by customizing software models for batteries, full electric and hybrid electric vehicles, renewable energy generation, etc.

  • Energy
  • 1D Simulation
  • MapleSIM / Maplesoft
  • Case Study
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Using a 1D-3D co-simulation of a hydraulic pump failure

A virtual system model that includes the Piping and Instrumentation Diagram or the Process Flow Diagram of the pipeline.

  • CFD
  • 1D - 3D Co-simulation
  • Fllownex
  • Case Study
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Ergonomic simulation – Safeguards the health and satisfaction of the workforce

Optimal working conditions have to be created to ensure a reliable and efficient production process.

  • Workplace Simulation
  • ViveLab Ergo
  • Case Study
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Improved Fatigue Prediction for Rotating Components

This new and more precise method for damage analysis of rotating components represents a considerable improvement over the standard methods currently in use.

  • Industrial Equipment
  • Fatigue Prediction
  • FEMFAT
  • Case Study
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CAD for Automated Design Studies with Simulation Tools

CAESES offers efficient CAD and process integration to automate simulations that optimize product shapes.

 

  • CAD
  • CAESES
  • Software Update
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CAE Software Reinvented for the Cloud

Even for large or complex designs, the access to up to 96 cores and real-time simulation allows customers to get their results faster than was ever possible before with any traditional simulation tools.

  • Cloud
  • SIMSCALE
  • Software Update
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Multibody Dynamics Case Study of Chair Lift

RecurDyn Dynamic studies are required to predict the accelerations, verify that the cams are properly shaped, and to extract the loads to structurally size the parts. The multi-body model is all but trivial because it requires the combination of highly flexible bodies and the massive use of contacts.

  • Equipment
  • Multibody Dynamics
  • RecurDyn
  • Case Study
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RecurDyn MBD Circuit Breaker Case Study

RecurDyn was used to simulate a Double Pole Single Throw Switch using three different modeling schemes

  • Electical
  • Multibody Dynamics
  • RecurDyn
  • Case Study
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RecurDyn MBD Engine Dynamics Study

Efficient contact technology allowed realistic simulation of the kinematic joints with clearance between the coupled parts. A detailed representation of the experimental engine loads completed the engine model

  • Automotive
  • Multibody Dynamics
  • RecurDyn
  • Case Study
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RecurDyn MBD Flexible Belts Case Study

Facilitates extraction of stresses and strains from entire structure and takes into account all friction forces, shape and misalignment dynamics and structural flexibility

  • Automotive
  • Multibody Dynamics
  • RecurDyn
  • Case Study
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RecurDyn MBD Forklift Dynamics Case Study

Various load cases and driving maneuvers can be set up in order to assess the forklift’s static and dynamic stability; in addition, the loads that each part of the forklift can be measured and used as input for structural and fatigue-life verification.

  • Heavy Industry
  • Multibody Dynamics
  • RecurDyn
  • Case Study
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RecurDyn MBD Music Box Case Study

A virtual prototype of a music box must necessarily include highly flexible bodies and the extended contacts with their surfaces. This is a classic scenario that exploits the best features of RecurDyn software, such as the Full-Flex and the Geo-Contact technology

  • Consumer Goods
  • Multibody Dynamics
  • RecurDyn
  • Case Study
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RecurDyn MBD Track Vehicle Case Study

In this example, a tracked bulldozer was simulated to evaluate the dynamic behavior of the vehicle on different terrains and with different obstacles. The model can also be used to calculate the loads operating on the vehicle’s structure, and to analyze the forces acting between the links in detail

  • Heavy Industry
  • Multibody Dynamics
  • RecurDyn
  • Case Study
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RecurDyn MBD Excavator Case Study

A series of revolute joints connects the arm bodies in a single kinematic chain going from the bucket to the cabin. The latter body is then connected to the vehicle base through one more revolute joint with vertical axis.

  • Heavy Industry
  • Multibody Dynamics
  • RecurDyn
  • Case Study
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