Upcoming CAE Webinars
Particleworks Tips and Tricks
In this monthly series our expert Particleworks engineers will share some of their favorite features and workflows to get the most out of Particleworks. Topics will vary each month and highlight often overlooked features or options, best practices, and lessons learned from our projects. These presentations will be informative for novice and expert users alike so invite your coworkers!
Every 2nd Tuesday of the month | 10:00AM CT
RecurDyn Tips and Tricks
This monthly series offers brief tips and tricks for RecurDyn MultiBody Dynamics software.
Every 4th Thursday of the month | 10:00AM CT
CAE Webinar Recordings
Understand, Predict, and Optimize Real-World Designs with Multiphysics Simulation
In the past, only one type of physics could be considered at one time and the models were coarse. As computer hardware became faster and the simulation software more capable, more detailed models could be used. However, these details models continued to lack the ability to study the interaction between different types of physics. For this reason, we advocate the use of multi-disciplinary technologies to provide engineers, at every stage of the product cycle, a clear picture of the interactions that define the overall product behavior. No matter how small, each part and process in the chain must be considered when creating robust, accurate, and reliable simulation models. Join our webinar on to learn how this multi-disciplinary approach can help your design process.
Optimize your Product Design
Simulation is a key piece of the product development process but part of a larger puzzle. Making the best use of all available human and compute resources requires a digital pipeline to contextualize information as it moves through an organization. Optimization tools such as Iliad fill this role by providing a platform to connect different software tools and data sources while visualizing their connections. Once a process is defined it can be automated in a variety of ways, from simple DOE testing to completely hands off optimized designs. Join us to learn how OmniQuest’s Iliad can help your business.
What's New and Overview of RecurDyn 2023
EnginSoft USA is excited to share with you the new capabilities and enhancements of RecurDyn 2023. For example:
- The performance of the Newton-Raphson Static solver has been significantly improved, and includes the calculation of linear and nonlinear flexible bodies. Some models can be solved much more efficiently by solving at discrete time intervals.
- Contact calculations are significantly faster due to algorithm improvements that have been developed over more than two years.
- DOE studies and system optimization can better include morphing geometry, with an improved geometry update function that considers the geometry hierarchy.
- A new bidirectional heat transfer function between the RecurDyn FFlex body and the Particleworks fluid particles enables multi-phase heat transfer calculations.
- Other enhancements include a new primitive geometry meshing function, a new Endless Simulation function, and improvements to the DriveTrain Toolkit and the Analysis Result Recording.
Evaluating a Gearbox Application Using Particleworks
Past methods required a physical prototype or test bench for gear mesh lubrication studies. The need for physical builds has now been replaced by Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations. While not a trivial task, the studying of gear mesh or oil splashing is now a common practice. Particleworks takes this task even further by utilizing a meshless CFD tool to accomplish gearbox applications.
October 27 | 11:00AM CT
Modeling Springs Accurately Using Multibody Dynamics
In certain high-speed applications involving springs, obtaining accurate simulation results requires the detailed modeling of the springs beyond just the forces they exert between their endpoints. Increased accuracy requires that the mass of the spring be taken into account to capture the inertial effects of the coils. Capturing the true behavior also requires the modeling of contact between the spring coils and themselves and with other objects. This webinar will show you that by using a powerful Spring Toolkit, you can include all of the detailed behavior of springs to obtain accurate simulation results and improve product design.
November 9 | 10:00AM CT
Advantages of Using RecurDyn for NVH Analysis
RecurDyn multibody dynamics and multiphysics is a good platform for NVH because excitations that occur in a mechanical system are often nonlinear: 1) Flexible bodies with large deformations and momentum effects, 2) Nonlinear relationships with other types of physics. In this presentation we will validate the accuracy of this approach by the close correlation of the simulation and experimental results. The benefits of design changes to NVH performance are accurately identified in simulation because the inputs not being changed can be locked to be the same (unlike physical testing that has variability in test and design inputs). Noise that is emitted from flexible bodies can be estimated by the RecurDyn acoustics module. Such estimates can be used to suggest design changes (ribs or other stiffening) for reducing noise.
Multi-Physics-Enabled Fatigue Analysis Using RecurDyn/Durability
Fatigue can turn a perfectly functional part into an expensive warranty problem. Anytime a part experiences dynamic stresses it should be evaluated for fatigue performance to ensure it will last as long as intended. Fatigue analysis requires an accurate time history of strains in the component, and a multi-physics simulation is often needed in order to calculate accurate loads in the system. RecurDyn provides excellent multi-physics capabilities for mechanical systems that include assemblies in motion.
In this webinar you will see a refresher course on what fatigue is and how a part's expected lifetime is calculated. Once the basics have been covered you'll see how RecurDyn's Durability toolkit can help you make these calculations for complex real-world parts.
New Multibody Dynamics for PTC Creo Interface for Simplified and Automated Flexible Body and Contact Modeling
What's New in RecurDyn V9R5
- Vibration Shape Toolkit
- Python ProcessNet
- Creo-RecurDyn Interface Extension
- New DOE Capability
Introduction to Machine Learning for Uncertainty Quantification of Engineering Simulations
Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) is a set of Machine Learning (ML) methods that puts error bands on results by incorporating real world variability and probabilistic behavior into engineering and systems analysis.
CFD Design Process with Romax and Particleworks
E-Motor Cooling Solutions with Particle-Method CFD
Presented by Chris Garcia
Handling Flexible Bodies in Multibody Simulation
Presented by Fabiano Maggio, Phd.
High-Fidelity Simulations of Mechanical Systems with RecurDyn
RecurDyn is commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS), open architecture, multibody dynamics software. RecurDyn also interfaces with additional COTS modules and enables the development of custom applications. Using RecurDyn as a software platform for custom simulations of mechanical systems yields lower purchase costs, development costs, and increases robustness. A case study will be presented that describes the use of RecurDyn as a platform for an updated version of the NATO Reference Mobility Model (NRMM).
NVH with KISSsoft and RecurDyn
The simulation of the NVH behavior is essential for certain types of gears and contributes significantly to the evaluation of gear optimization. The forced vibrations are calculated in the drive train, which arise from the excitation in the meshing and are transmitted to the housing as variable forces and moments at the bearings. The radiation power is determined for the housing thus stimulated, thus enabling an assessment of the noise behavior of the transmission.
We're here to help you understand Particle Method CFD Particleworks! This introductory webinar will cover how the CFD Method works, the comparison vs. traditional methods, advantages and disadvantages, and when Particleworks should be used in the design process.
Come see what's new in RecurDyn V9R4. We will be discussing enhancements such as GUI, MFBD, and Toolkits.
Particle Method CFD for Engine Cooling
Thermal behavior of many systems, such as e-motors and pistons, are very important but difficult to model and simulate. This leads to increased development time and ultimately higher product cost. Particleworks uses a unique method called MPS which allows these systems to be modeled and simulated faster than conventional finite volume methods.
The goal of design is to develop a product using reasonable choices. Optimization is a method to make the best choices. This webinar will cover the setup of an optimization model, including design variables, constraints and objective functions. Techniques for the correct formulation of the requirements will be covered and various optimization examples related to multibody simulation will be introduced.
Using Quad-Physics to Optimize the Conveyance of a Fluid Product Line in Flexible Packaging
The dynamic behavior of a fluid-filled, flexible container transported on a manufacturing line along a conveyer is simulated, with the goal of optimizing the product transport time. The simulation is at the level of quad-physics, meaning that four types of physics are simulated together.
Meshless CFD Integrated with ANSYS Workbench
Particleworks is a mesh-free, liquid-flow simulation software based on the moving particle simulation (MPS) method, which is capable of complicated fluid simulations such as liquid dropping, mixing, lubrication, spraying, sloshing and splashing.
Creo 7.0 introduces Fluid Flow Simulation to Creo Simulation Live (CSL). But how do you know when to use CSL vs traditional methods? We demonstrate how to get the best value from each capability for fluid flow, thermal, structural and modal simulation capabilities directly integrated within your Creo environment.
How NASA reduces system forces and motion using Flexible Multibody Dynamics with RecurDyn