CAE Fields and Phases
CAE areas covered include:
- Stress analysis on components and assemblies using FEA (Finite Element Analysis);
- Thermal and fluid flow analysis Computational fluid dynamics (CFD);
- Multibody dynamics(MBD) & Kinematics;
- Analysis tools for process simulation for operations such as casting, molding, and die press forming.
- Optimization of the product or process.
- Safety analysis of postulate loss-of-coolant accident in nuclear reactor using realistic thermal-hydraulics code.
In general, there are three phases in any computer-aided engineering task:
- Pre-processing – defining the model and environmental factors to be applied to it. (typically a finite element model, but facet, voxel and thin sheet methods are also used)
- Analysis solver (usually performed on high powered computers)
- Post-processing of results (using visualization tools)
This cycle is iterated, often many times, either manually or with the use of commercial optimization software.
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