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Adaptive multiscale modeling technology facilitates materials innovation

Most companies are looking for disruptive technologies to set their business apart from the competition, with innovation as the key to their survival. It’s clear that developing new materials or innovative applications of existing materials are critical for the manufacturing industry.

Multiscale modeling enables more efficient materials innovation in multiple industries. Adaptive multiscale modeling facilitates speed without losing accuracy as compared to state-of-the-art 3D simulation methods based on the finite element analysis (FEA) method.

This white paper describes how new adaptive multiscale modeling technology, employed by Simcenter 3D Materials Engineering software, benefits the virtual design of materials and complex products.

A fully integrated simulation platform that identifies failures and makes products stronger and more durable

Simcenter 3D is a fully integrated simulation platform for modeling, simulating and analyzing complex engineering products. When using Simcenter 3D Materials Engineering, one can identify when, where, how, and why material may fail at the microstructural level and then predict how this will affect the performance of the overall part.

Simcenter 3D Materials Engineering comes with a full suite of tools for fast and accurate modeling and simulation of the product performance using adaptive multiscale technology. It employs multiscale modeling technology that takes material information at the microscale into account along with the broader part model. This technology helps improve the virtual design of materials and complex products by delivering speed without losing accuracy compared to state-of-the-art 3D simulation methods based on the FEA method.

Download this white paper to learn how to make products lighter, stronger and more durable.

Solutions, benefits, challenges and introducing Simcenter Multimech

Four case studies introduce solutions, results and benefits to Simcenter 3D Materials Engineering software. The following topics pertinent to material innovation are discussed:

  • Why materials innovation is inefficient, especially in adopting new materials

  • What the conventional approach to physical testing means for materials engineering challenges

  • A FEM-based solution to model the microstructure of the material

  • Established approaches to multiscale modeling

  • A unique, multiscale FE software platform: Simcenter Multimech