Siemens Digital Industries Software has just announced an update of its Simcenter 3D software, part of the Xcelerator portfolio of software and services.

The new software helps engineers to tackle the complexity of product development by using advanced simulation. Simcenter 3D offers thorough support for turbomachinery modelling, a dedicated drop test application for handheld devices, tightly integrated topology optimisation with the NX Design environment, and a new much faster acoustic solution method. Willy Bakkers, vice president of solution domain product management, simulation and test division at Siemens, said:

“This release of Simcenter 3D brings together our combined expertise and experience across a wide range of industry sectors, capabilities and physics. Our customers are finding bold new ways to make use of complex physics simulation to drive innovation across industries. Our job is to make sure they have the best-in-class tools available when they need them.”

Siemens’ Simcenter 3D 2022 release provides enhancements in four key areas:

  1. Simcenter 3D’s solution for the turbomachinery industry has been extended with additional thermal multiphysics, rotordynamics and thermal fatigue capabilities to more accurately capture the complex physics happening within these machines.
  2. Acoustics auralization capabilities will allow engineers to not only simulate but also listen to the acoustics/sound within the context of the end-user’s experience. Engineers will be able to mix all contributing sounds and listen to the combined acoustics results. In this release, topology optimization is now more tightly integrated with the NX Design environment so that simulations are ‘replayable’ and become easier for designers to create lightweight, yet structurally capable designs.
  3. Two core updates will enable customers to break new ground more quickly than ever before. The new high-performance boundary element method with adaptive order solution (BEMAO) used for acoustics simulation is up to 10 times faster compared to the standard boundary element method, while new load case filtering for aerostructures allows engineers to quickly determine the final critical list of load cases from the thousands of load cases experienced in an airframe.
  4. Simcenter 3D now connects with Xcelerator Share for Xcelerator as a Service (or XaaS) subscribers. The Xcelerator Share collaborative cloud environment helps users or distributed workgroups seamlessly share files and communicate results to aid ad-hoc collaboration. Еngineers can now launch simulations remotely to any workstation or HPC cluster right from their desktop.

Evaluate sound performance with auralization: New in Simcenter 3D, pressure results as function of time (bottom right) can be played as an audio file. Photo Credits: Siemens

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