Optimize product designs to speed product development, improve quality, and save on material costs with powerful finite element modeling for solids and composites.
Simulate the Real World Accurately
Import computer-assisted design (CAD) files natively and visualize, layer, group, and modify finite element models. Simcenter Femap is a premier CAD- and solver-independent finite element analysis (FEA) solution. View models in a variety of ways while adding or removing different elements to perform quality control and verify design accuracy.
Femap’s hex-dominant 3D meshing increase both speed and accuracy, leading to significant time savings. For example, it can create a model with 300,000 nodes that would require 2.5 to 3 million nodes with a traditional approach.
Powerful Geometry Editing and Analysis
Take advantage of powerful, cost-effective simulation and Femap’s standalone FE preprocessing. Prepare loads, boundaries, assemblies, and contact points quickly. Clean up files easily and benefit from reduced training time thanks to an easy-to-learn interface and workflows based on industry best practices.
Simcenter Femap’s extensive toolkit also makes it easy to remove unnecessary detail and clean up surfaces and curves. Its preprocessing features include data surface editors and contact and connection analysis.
FEMAP’s Robust Modeling
Run large solid models along with 1D and 2D element modeling. Apply advanced analytics and Simcenter Nastan. Femap’s modeling capabilities maximize efficiency with no loss in accuracy.
Use modeling features such as:
- Mid-plane extraction for thin-walled solid models
- 1D and 2D element modeling and meshing
- Solid element growth factors for capturing model detail
FEA modeling and simulation
Post-Processing for Easy Results Analysis
View and analyze results and output data to gain a thorough understanding of how a model will likely behave. The solution’s high degree of Nastran integration supports advanced analysis types.
Organize, manage, and select the format of data outputs via Femap’s Data Table functionalities, including:
- XY plotting
- Animations of time, frequency domain, and deformed shape
- Dynamic cutting planes
- Grid point force balance
- Free body diagrams
- Integrated report generation features with support for a wide range of file types
Easier Modeling of Composites
The increasing use of composite materials demands simpler ways to work with these materials. Femap simplifies designing both layups and plies.
- Layup viewer
- Layup editor to copy and rotate plies and edit their properties
- Group function to view, organize and manipulate plies for layups
Global ply features:
- Pre-processing to define and maintain global plies
- Visualizer displays extent of global plies across laminates
- Post-processing visualizes results for global plies across a structure
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