Using preproduction simulation to reduce mesh preparation time by one to five times
High-performing companies rely on specialized expertise to decrease costs associated with repetitive testing
SIGMEO is a national distributor of Simcenter FEMAP, Simcenter NASTRAN, Simcenter Samcef, HEEDS™ software and Simcenter STAR-CCM+™ software or digital simulation. The company specializes in selling, training and supporting Simcenter Femap with NX™ NASTRAN software.http://www.sigmeo.fr
- Seilh, France
- Simcenter Nastran, Femap
- Industry Sector:
- Aerospace & defense, Heavy equipment, Industrial machinery
Supporting the numerical simulation process
SIGMEO specializes in digital simulation technology for the aerospace, defense, industrial machinery and heavy equipment industries. Founded in 2003 in Seilh, France, SIGMEO is a simulation leader that supports 98 percent of French companies that use Simcenter™ Femap™ software, which is part of the Siemens Xcelerator business platform of software, hardware and services. As experts in structural calculation of composites, its team supports customers throughout the product development numerical simulation process.
With a recognized specialization in Simcenter Femap, SIGMEO provides advanced training and support expertise at its annual conference, as well as with webinars, online training and custom-built Simcenter Femap add-on tools. Its team is focused on supporting nonlinear domains and delivering insights and expertise for complex engineering simulations that drive faster and more advanced product development.
For example, the field of composites requires high-performance requirements. SIGMEO provides specialized insights and experience for complex engineering simulations, including advanced expertise in the nonlinear domain by integrating Simcenter Samcef® software into the Simcenter NASTRAN software environment.
Inventing a new way to travel
Lisa Airplane, a French company, was developing an all-terrain recreational aircraft that could take off and land on varied surfaces, including land, snow and water. With the aim to revolutionize recreational aviation, it turned to Siemens Expert Partner SIGMEO to recommend and implement a simulation environment for design, simplification, optimization, iterations and reporting. They agreed that Simcenter Femap was the right solution. The company was able to reduce overall cycle time calculations and tests by two weeks and optimize many components to reduce aircraft weight by 15 percent.
“Simcenter Femap is a pre- and postprocessing tool that can be considered universal since it accepts numerous CAD model formats as input, and interfaces with the market’s main solvers on input and output,” says Thierry Boudrier, director, SIGMEO.
“The competitive price and ease of use of Simcenter Femap makes it an affordable solution for users seeking to benefit from a robust, proven solution.”
Balancing creativity with public safety
French theatre company, La Machine, is led by artists, technicians and theater designers who bring unusually constructed objects and performances to the public while adhering to strict public safety regulations. It considers movement as language and is considered in all designs.
SIGMEO recommended Simcenter Femap software integrated with the Simcenter NASTRAN solver and provided implementation training and support for its engineers. La Machine engineers were operational within only three days of training, which helped improve time and quality immediately. With faster cycles and more digital tests, the company reduced the number of physical tests and became more agile. They also saw improvements for the data entry phase in time by a factor of between one to five.