Company NewsJuly 7, 2021

How Integrated Simulation Technologies Can Accelerate Product Development

Simulation technology has come a long way since its inception around five…
Avatar Shripad TOKEKAR

Simulation technology has come a long way since its inception around five  decades back, when it was used for validating small components, and involved significant time due to limited hardware capacity. Today, sophisticated simulation technologies can address multiple, highly complex use cases, including multi-scale applications and multi-physics simulation needs. Due to its widespread applicability, demand for this technology is steadily increasing at a pace of 25% year-on-year (YOY) in India. Indeed, simulation can help to address some of your key, long-standing challenges in product development.

4 Ways Integrated Simulation Technologies Can Transform your Product Strategy

Traditionally, simulation’s primary role was to reduce dependence on physical testing and thereby accelerate product development, achieve first-time-right, and stay sustainable and optimized. Today, it is possible to achieve realistic simulations that reveal key details about the world that we inhabit, bridging the divide between the virtual and the physical. This results in a number of benefits:

1.   Accelerate the exploration of new ideas

As the world embraces innovation and new digital technologies, organizations are constantly pushed to explore, realize, and implement new and unfamiliar ideas. For example, personalized medical devices, carbon-neutral energy production, and additive manufacturing, 5G infrastructure, and electric vehicles are rapidly graduating from the niche category to become popular, mainstream initiatives. Simulation enables speedy and low-risk product development, in such cases.

2.   Adapt to increasingly complex systems

Alongside digitalization, product and infrastructure systems are also getting increasingly more complex. For example, electric vehicles necessitate highly complex requirements from the durability, noise vibration and harshness (NVH), and fluids perspectives. Next-generation simulations help to recreate these systems in a single model, complete with multi-physics, multi-scale capabilities.

3.   Collaborate across various stakeholders

Traditional simulations were limited to a silo. This created an information disconnect across various stakeholders, which led to longer lead times and production delays. With integrated simulation technology, there is a single platform that consolidates all the necessary tools and stakeholders. Design, simulation, and modelling, and manufacturing teams can work together on a “single pane of glass” to increase precision and reduce timelines.

Read the ebook, to learn real-world applications for integrated modeling and simulation, also known as MODSIM.

4.   Drive project continuity during a crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic restricted physical movement which meant organizations had to quickly adapt to working from home. A next-gen simulation solution would be able to leverage cloud technologies to make the necessary tools available from any location, even when WFH.  In addition, physical testing of products was not possible during times of strict lockdowns. This meant companies had to rely on virtual testing (i.e. increase simulations) to avoid delays in product development. Cloud technologies also allow for rapid (and temporary) expansion to meet peak project loads and for increased number of cores (a requirement during a design exploration study or when undertaking complex simulations).

To explore these benefits in more detail, we are excited to host the SIMULIA Regional User Meet on July 13th-14th, 2021. You can register for the event here

How SIMULIA Applications Drive Measurable Outcomes

SIMULIA, powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, helps to incorporate simulation technology at key junctures of the product life cycle and drive greater collaboration in industrial projects. Our key products including Abaqus, fe-safe, Isight, Tosca, Simpack, CST Studio Suite, Opera, PowerFLOW and XFlow (which will be explored in detail during the Regional User Meet) have been instrumental in driving measurable outcomes:

  • The consumer goods and retail company, Ariens, used Abaqus/CAE and fe-safe from Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA to develop upgrades for its Gravely ZT HD lawnmower. This dramatically reduced testing time and costs along with a 50% reduction in the part count.
  • Leading dump truck tray manufacturer DT HiLoad leveraged realistic simulations with Abaqus FEA from SIMULIA to customize product development and ensure optimum performance under varying loads and strains. This reduced truck tray weight by 50% and fuel costs while increasing truck capacity.
  • Fuji Xerox was looking to reduce the number of prototypes when developing an electromagnetic-compatibility(EMC)-compliant printer. The CST Studio Suite helped to simulate and test EMC and electrostatic discharge (ESD) at a large-scale, complex level. The entire model could be simulated in one workday and directly integrated into the metal frame via a 3D model.

SIMULIA Regional User Meeting India Returns on July 13 2021, in an Interactive, Virtual Format

Success stories like these demonstrate the power of next-generation, integrated simulation technologies, no matter your industry or specific use case. Our experts will be demonstrating these ideas in greater detail at the SIMULIA Regional User Meeting India.

The Regional User Meeting is among our most popular events pertaining to SIMULIA, bringing together the user community from all across India. This year, it will be held in a virtual format, so that you can join in from any location. The virtual format is designed to encourage interactivity through Q&A sessions and polls, where we are eager to hear from you and facilitate 1-on-1 interactions with SIMULIA technology users, R&D and technical experts. The two-day event commences at 10 am on July 13th .  The first day is focused on the structures and fluids domain. You can join us on July 14th for electromagnetics-focused discussions. There are insightful sessions from industry experts like Suyog SHINDE, Heavy Engineering, Larsen and Toubro Limited,  Prof. Punit MAHAJAN from IIT Delhi, and many others.

Simulation technology with next-gen multi-physics and multi-scale capabilities has enormous potential to transform how you build new products and drive world-changing innovations. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the simulation community – Register now.

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