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The urgency of the problem of the structural analysis of future product
To date, the relevance of the mentioned topics is not in doubt, since:
  • all the time increases the complexity of modern technical solutions;
  • there is a need for optimizing the design for weight and size and other parameters to improve the competitiveness of the product;
  • the design is carried out in the shortest possible time;
  • often there is no possibility of costly full-scale testing of products.   

The purpose of the appearance of the built-in analysis of strength

To enable the designer at the early stages of the design to make the right and informed design decisions using the built 3D-model. This undoubtedly improves the quality and saves time spent on product development, and thus making it competitive!


Typical objects strength analysis

Small size parts and assemblies: traction lugs, stops, brackets, angles, arms, body parts, support members, etc. For such parts and assemblies it is important to quickly assess the strength of the elements of a possible design optimization using an association of geometric and computational models.

The main tasks of the designer, performing strength calculations

- Preparation of 3D-models for holding strength calculation (simplified geometry); 
- Analysis and assignment of boundary conditions (loading, consolidation); 
- Automatic generation of finite element mesh in the 3D-model; 
- Select the desired type of calculation and adjustment of its parameters; 
- View of the results and analysis of the values of the basic design characteristics (voltage, safety factors, movements, etc.); 
- Carrying out modification of the model based on the results of the calculations (geometry / material); 
- Re carrying out computational analysis to confirm product availability.

When APM FEM system may work directly in KOMPAS-3D work window

- Set the boundary conditions (fixed and external loads); 
- Automatically impose a finite element mesh in the 3D-model (as a constant and a variable partitioning step required for models with complex geometric transitions); 
- Select the type of calculation and execute it; 
- Visualize the results for further analysis and preparation of settlement and explanatory notes.

APM FEM allows for the following types of calculations
- Linear static analysis; 
- Calculation of stability; 
- Calculation of natural frequencies (resonance) and waveforms; 
- Calculation of stationary heat conduction problems; 
- Calculation of thermoelasticity problem (for the joint implementation of static and thermal calculations).

Advantages of APM FEM

  • Single interface of KOMPAS 3D- . As for the geometry and for the calculation model KOMPAS-3D interface provides a simple and easy user experience. All the steps to create 3D-models, to prepare it for the calculation and viewing the results are carried out in a single window;
  • One geometric kernel . Finite element analysis system works directly with the geometric model (core) KOMPAS-3D. No need to transfer files via third-party formats, thus reducing the likelihood of errors.
  • Affordable price . APM FEM - a simple and inexpensive solution that allows acquisition without "heavy" CAE full-featured system to assess the strength of the structural elements;
  • Integration with CAE full-featured system . If there is the need to analyze the strength of complex parts and assemblies based on the nonlinear behavior of the material or design elements, as well as to meet the challenges of the dynamic analysis prepared by the design task can be automatically transferred to the module structural analysis APM Structure3D (part of the APM WinMachine system manufactured by SEC TMA) . To calculate the arbitrary dimension of problems, which is limited only to the actual volume of the computer's memory, you can use the 64-bit version of APM Structure3D module;
  • Technical support . Since the software company located in Russia, there is always the opportunity to receive timely and qualified assistance on all matters arising in solving real-world computing tasks.

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