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SIMULIA on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is revolutionary for the simulation user and the enterprise.  For the Simulation Specialist, the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform provides evolutionary functionality to extend his or her current set of expert tools.  Capabilities such as high-performance visualization for very large models, batch and rule-based meshing, and collaborative assembly are unique to 3DEXPERIENCE. It provides additional capability, efficiency, and through-put for existing simulation users, all based on the market-leading Abaqus technology.

Customers today demand enterprise- and group-wide tools, to enable extended teams to build and execute the most complex simulation models with the highest value. 3DEXPERIENCE is the first, and as yet the only, suite of capabilities available to support this function. It takes simulation from vertical engineering function to a horizontal business process of value throughout the enterprise.
As an integral part of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, simulation applications accelerate the evaluation and improvement of product performance, reliability and safety before committing to costly and time-consuming physical prototypes. We help our users meet their business goals with world-leading simulation applications, and through a global team of engineers. These engineers teach, mentor, and support users of our applications to reduce time and cost while delivering innovative, game-changing solutions to their customers.

Within the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform there are 3 key aspects of simulation:

Multiphysics Simulation

Multiphysics Simulation is implemented by market-leading Abaqus technology. It provides a complete suite of features for solving multiphysics problems involving linear and nonlinear solids, fluids, heat transfer, acoustics, vibration, low-frequency electromagnetics, electrostatics, and coupled behavior between these multiple physical responses. Co-simulation with external products is provided, extending the applicability even further. Complex material behaviors are provided in all domains, including metals, plastics, elastomers, soils, fluids, and other common engineering, as well as high-tech material, response. Single-part and complex assembly analysis is easy. Most Fortune 500 companies rely on Abaqus within the Multiphysics suite, as one of their go-to tools for engineering product development. Applications of Multiphysics include, thermo-mechanical durability of automobile engines, fatigue and fracture of composite structures, tire-soil interaction, inlet manifold thermomechanical durability, and electro-acoustic cutting of tissue, to name just a few. Many, many other applications are possible.

Simulation Process Management

Simulation Process Management provides the user with both a seamless experience, and access to simulation process controls and results on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. It delivers simulation process capabilities for product analysis and design, providing early guidance during the most critical stages of innovation. Simulation Process Management is a natural extension of the design experience and as such, enables users to study their design’s behavior and to explore candidate design alternatives, all from within the powerful 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

Simulation Process Management provides the framework to capture, reuse, repurpose, and reapply, throughout the enterprise, simulation methods that have been developed within your simulation team. These methods can be managed, updated, traced, and applied within the Simulation Process Management framework. While historically, simulation intellectual property (IP) remained within a given team in a customer organization, Simulation Process Management allows customers to corporatize this knowledge, turning it into a true corporate asset. Simulation Process Management allows a customer to go from single methods applied only once within the simulation team, to reproducible methods applied every time throughout the enterprise.

Design Simulation

Historically, simulation has been the domain of the simulation specialist. Today, customer organizations no longer have to be convinced of the value of simulation. Therefore, they are making demands on the CAD industry to provide tools to broaden the value and applicability of simulation beyond the specialist’s domain. Design Simulation is a product suite tailored to the needs of the product designer rather than the simulation specialist only. Design Simulation products function within the design environment rather, than only within a simulation environment. Design Simulation is based on leading technology, including part and assembly analysis, realistic material behavior product response, and scenario definition, that reflect how products are used. By using the designer’s familiar environment, training requirements are reduced and efficiency is increased. Design Simulation also fosters collaboration with the specialist by using technology identical to that used by the specialist, allowing the customer to even more greatly leverage the value of simulation.