Through computer-assisted engineering (CAE), using the finite element method (FEM), it is possible to predict the behaviour of a structure, a product or a process, so that you can include any appropriate modification in order to reduce the time and cost of the design process.
The Numerical Simulation Unit of IDONIAL Foundation has a wide experience in the field of simulation and it collaborates with the companies in the development of their R+D+i projects. Thus, its participation is essential in the cycle of design, validation and selection of the most appropriate material to obtain an enhanced final product, of high-quality and with a high added value or development of a new process.
With a highly qualified staff, the Numerical Simulation Unit of IDONIAL Foundation offers its clients the most advanced technology for design and analysis in order to perform structural, thermal, fluid-dynamics or coupled analyses as well as to simulate processes as complex as rolling bending, heat treatments, welding, additive manufacturing, etc.
- 3D CAD design: SolidWorks, Catia, SpaceClaim, AUTODESK-Inventor, ANSYS DesignModeler
- Topological Optimization: Altair OptiStruct
- Analysis: ANSYS Mechanical CFD
- Materials: JMatPro
Through the mechanical analysis of a component or assembly, using the finite element technique, it is possible to predict its behaviour obtaining the stress and deformation fields caused by applying the appropriate boundary conditions and loads. Thus, it is possible to carry out different types of analysis:
On the other hand, the use of the finite element technique in thermal analysis allows to obtain the temperature distribution of a component or equipment under stable operating conditions (steady-state analysis) or under start-up / shut-down conditions (transient analysis) considering the heat transfer mechanisms of conduction, convection and radiation.
Besides, coupling different physics (fluid-dynamics, thermal and structural), it is possible to simulate complex problems where phenomena of different natures concur.
- Thermo-structural analysis
- Fluid-structural analysis
- luid-structure interaction (FSI)
The fluid dynamics simulation (CFD) allows the solution of complex problems in the fluid mechanics field, with CFD it is able to obtain the fields of pressures, velocities, flow, temperatures, etc., in different types of analysis:
- Flow analysis: pressure, velocities…
- Particle drag
- Non-Newtonian Fluid
- Multiphase Flows
- Heat Transfer
- Forming structural elements (rolling, stamping…)
- Welding simulation. Determination of distortions and optimal welding sequence
- Additive manufacturing process simulation
- WAAM simulation
- Simulation of thermal cycles (solidification, heat treatments, cooling…).