Realistic simulation solutions

SIMULIA is a PLM solution from Dassault Systèmes, to which special software products for simulation and numerical analysis of the physical behaviour of products are assigned. Not only the physical behaviour of mechanical systems can be analysed in detail, with SIMULIA's software products in addition whole processes can be represented and optimized.

Sectors and processes

Crash simulation, fatigue strength analyses - not only the automotive industry profits from reliable forecasts. Limited resources require powerful and optimized constructions in the building industry. Filigree structures and innovative composite materials enable advances in aerospace and medical technology, to name just a few sectors in which SIMULIA is increasingly being used. Projects that CENIT has supported in recent years demonstrate the performance capability of SIMULIA.

Typical applications of our customers include problems from the following areas:

  • Static and dynamic structural analysis of complex materials under geometric and physical nonlinearities,
  • Parameterized and non-parameterized structure and shape optimizations,
  • Automated service life and strength analyses and
  • Multi-body simulations in real time and under real boundary conditions.
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Integrate simulation software into your development process with us and benefit from 

  • Efficient, comprehensive solutions for complex problem statements,
  • User interfaces that ensure simple operation,
  • Early integration of the simulation into the development process, which enables a fast and reliable evaluation of different design alternatives,
  • Virtual prototypes, that reduce the cost and number of necessary real test cycles,
  • Optimal interpretation of the designs already at the first attempt - "Get it right the first time" and
  • Professional consulting and support focused on your needs.

Support and training

In addition to individual trainings, specially adapted by CENIT to your applications, Dassault Systèmes provides a widely branched platform for users to exchange information with the SIMULIA Learning Community. A large number of tutorials and e-seminars is available for efficient familiarization with the various software products. Online documentations and technical comments complete the offer in the support area. In addition, our qualified support team is always at your side for complex tasks.

The classic products

The central core of SIMULIA's products is the powerful FE (finite elements) solver Abaqus. Abaqus is one of the leading finite element programs, of which the first version was released in 1978. Today, the solver includes a large number of material models and high-quality finite elements.

The linking of the FE solver Abaqus with further special tools leads to comprehensive possibilities in the range of automated system analyses. Convince yourself of the diversity of our solutions and contact us specifically regarding your task.

ABAQUS | The finite element program for realistic simulations
Implicit and explicit computations of static and dynamic systems as well as integrated pre- and post-processing - Abaqus provides a comprehensive range of numerical methods and equation solvers and forms the basis of efficient finite element analysis.

TOSCA | Efficient optimization based on FEA and CFD simulations
Topology, shape and surface optimization for applications in structural and fluid mechanics. Tosca enables non-parametric optimization and so provides a valuable tool in the early design and form finding process.

FE-SAFE | Lifetime analysis software for finite element models
Strength and lifetime analyses as well as localisation of critical voltage states in components under cycling load. FE-safe supplies a comprehensive material library and enables an automated, reliable prediction of structural and material failure.

ISIGHT | Process automation and optimization
Process optimization and automated simulation processes that link Dassault Systèmes' product range and additional more commercial software packages. Generate complex DOEs, parameterized optimizations, statistical evaluations and much more with automated result evaluation by drag-and-drop.

Simpack | Dynamic of multi-component systems

Transient solutions for high-frequency excitation of mechanical and mechatronic systems, composed of a multitude of components. Even frequencies in the acoustic range can be identified. The individual components can move as rigid elements, but the consideration of flexible components is also possible. Starting with the strain of moving connecting rods in a combustion engine up to the analysis of the driving dynamics of complete cars. Simpack even enables the simulation of complex wind turbines and all this almost in real time.

PowerFLOW | Lattice-Boltzmann high fidelity solutions for transient flows 

Do you want to optimize the chassis of cars or the shape of aircraft? Then PowerFlow is the right tool. Even highly turbulent flows along tear-off edges can be accurately depicted using the Lattice-Boltzmann method. With PowerFLOW, not only the compressibility of fluids is taken into account in the context of aerodynamics. Thermal and acoustic effects can also be studied with high resolution. Virtualize your own wind tunnel and investigate the flow around complex shapes. Even spatial currents are tangible in a short time with massively parallel working high performance computers and automated pre- and post-processing.

XFlow | CFD based on the Lattice-Boltzmann method

XFlow has expanded Dassault Systèmes' portfolio in the field of fluid mechanics. Like PowerFLOW, it is based on the Lattice-Bolzmann method, an innovative method for the analysis of turbulent flows. In addition to fluid-structure interactions with real moving solids, multiphase flows can also be numerically analysed and the development of free surfaces can be followed in detail.

CST STUDIO SUITE | Simulation of electromagnetic fields 

The CST STUDIO SUITE is a product specially developed for the simulation of electromagnetic fields. Whether you want to examine the radiation from X-ray apparatus or ensure failure-free communication with smartphones, the CST STUDIO SUITE delivers reliably high-quality solutions for electromagnetic fields in a wide frequency spectrum. It stands next to the EM products Antenna Magus, Fest3D, IdEM, Opera and Spark3D and shows the wide portfolio of Dassault Systèmes.

Construction-related roles

  • Structural Simulation Designer (MDS)
  • Structural Analysis Engineer (DRD)
  • Pre-requisiteSimulation Foundation (SEI)

Expert roles

  • Mechanical Analyst (SMU)
  • Structural Mechanics Analyst (PXA)
  • Fluid Dynamics Engineer (FMK)
  • Pre-requisite

The Finite Element Program. The performance of products can be improved if numerical simulations accompany their development.

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With the CST software all frequency ranges can be analyzed. CST uses powerful solvers for frequently used applications, especially for EMI solutions.

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Benefit from the comprehensive functionalities of the software package in the field of multiaxial stress based fatigue methods of metallic materials and elastomers.

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Dassault Systèmes provides Isight, a product that independently organizes communication in design processes.

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Tosca extends the SIMULIA product portfolio with a powerful topology and shape optimization tool.

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