Resources for SimLab sT  

SimLab Tutorials - Solver Setup for Thermal Steady State Analysis

Create material and apply properties; create user-defined contacts; apply thermal loads and define loadcases; define lines static loadcases with the temperature leadcase included; create proper solver settings for each loadcase; export and solve for multi-physics analysis

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SimLab Tutorials - Setting up a CFD Steady State Analysis - Manifold

Define boundary and initial conditions; create material and apply properties; edit the solver settings to run the analysis

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SimLab Tutorials - Conjugate Heat Transfer

Create a tetra mesh with CFD boundary layer; work with turbulence and temperature equations; define CFD boundary conditions based on inflow average velocities and convective heat flux; define symmetry plane; create material and define properties; run and post-process a CFD steady state analysis

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SimLab Tutorials - Steady Flow in a Centrifugal Blower

Create a tetra mesh with CFD boundary layer; work with moving reference frame; define CFD boundary conditions based on turbulence viscosity ratio; edit the solver settings; run and post-process the analysis

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SimLab Tutorials - Natural Convection Around a Hot Cylinder

Create a tetra mesh with CFD boundary layer; apply gravity and define Heat source; apply initial and temperature boundary condition; create symmetry planes; visualize results as contour or as vector

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SimLab Tutorials - Turbulent Flow in a Mixing Elbow

Import custom ribbon; create a tetra mesh with CFD boundary layer; apply CFD boundary conditions; run a steady state turbulent flow analysis; visualize results as contour or as vector

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SimLab Tutorials - SPH Analysis with nFX - Drivetrain

Define nFX material and properties; apply simulation conditions; create nFX particles; export solver deck

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SimLab Tutorials - Modal Frequency Response Analysis of a Crank Shaft

Create a modal frenquency response analysis in the solution browser; define an excitation load based on applied loads; create a table with modal damping values; define the solution settings and output requests; compute solution and review results; plot and X Y graph for the displacements versus frequency

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SimLab Tutorials - Modal Frequency Response Analysis of a Sphere

Create isotropic and fluid material and define the properties accordingly; define acoustic behavior to a shell entity; apply enforced displacement to be used for an excitation load; create solver settings and output requests; compute the solution and review the results; plot an XY graph for the pressure versus frequency

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SimLab Tutorials - Pre-Tensioned Bolt Analysis of Connecting Rod

Import material database, create washer surface and define property; create solid bolts with pretension; define loads, constraints and contacts; define loadcase and solver settings; compute and review the results

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SimLab Tutorials - Linear Static Analysis of ConRod

Create linear static solution; define constraints and loads; define contacts; create material and apply properties; run the analysis and review the results

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SimLab Tutorials - Normal Mode Analysis - Brake Assembly

Create coincident mesh with join tool; create normal analysis solution; define constraints and spring elements; apply stick contact type; solve and review the displacement and stress

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SimLab Tutorials - Modal Frequency Response Analysis_Bracket

Create RBE and apply constraints; apply an excitation load; create material and apply properties; define a load case and modify the solution parameters; run the analysis and plot the frequency dependent results

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SimLab Tutorials - Non Linear static Analysis_flex plate

Apply symmetry constraints; apply enforced displacement constraint; create 3d bolt with pretension; create advanced contacts; create loadcase; modify solution parameters; solve and review the results

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SimLab Tutorials - TFSI_AutoSolve

Import model containing a CFD solution; check the loads and boundary conditions created on a second solution; create a loadcase that included the output temperature and pressure from the CFD solution; review the mapped loads and results

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SimLab Tutorials - Coupled Linear Structural Thermal Analysis

Create a heat transfer solution and add thermal constraints and heat flux; create a linear static solution and include the thermal analysis subcase as loadcase parameters; visualize the loadcases results separately

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SimLab Tutorials - Linear Steady State Heat Convection Analysis

Create a steady state heat transfer solution; apply thermal loads such as constant temperature and uniform convection; solve and visualize grid temperature

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SimLab Tutorials - Linear Transient Heat Transfer Analysis

Split faces using chaining edges; create a transient heat transfer solution; create material with thermal properties; define initial conditions; apply thermal loads such as time dependent heat flux and convection; define solver settings and analyze

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SimLab Tutorials - Steady State Heat Transfer Analysis

Create different materials with thermal properties for the cylinder, fin and insulators; create steady state heat transfer; apply tie contacts between the bodies; define thermal loads such as flux and convection

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SimLab Tutorials - Suspension Insulator

Create electrostatics solution using flux solver; create dielectric material by atributing a relative permitivity; define region physics such as air, dielectric and perfect conductor; create tangential field symmetry plane; compute and review the results

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SimLab Tutorials - Transient Heat Transfer Cooling Time Study - Casted Housing

Create material with thermal properties; create transient heat transfer; define initial conditions; define time dependent convection; define the solver settings and analyze

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SimLab Tutorials - Conjugate Heat Transfer

Create a tetra mesh with CFD boundary layer; work with turbulence and temperature equations; define CFD boundary conditions based on inflow average velocity and convective heat flux; define symmetry plane; create material and define properties; run and post-process a CFD steady state analysis

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SimLab Tutorials - Steady Flow in a Centrifugal Blower

Create a tetra mesh with CFD boundary layer; work with moving reference frame; define CFD boundary conditions based on turbulence viscosity ratio; edit the solver settings; run and post-process the analysis

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SimLab Tutorials - Transient Flow in a Mixing Elbow

Create a navier-stokes flow transient solution; apply average velocity inlets and define outlet; create convective wall and define symmetry plane; define initial conditions; create material and define solid and fluid properties; defineproper solution parameters; update results and review the output

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SimLab Tutorials - Thermal FSI of Exhaust Manifold

Extract fluid surface from the solid; create CFD tetra mesh and boundary layer; apply boundary conditions with constraint option activated; run and post-process steady state analysis

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SimLab Tutorials - Turbulent Flow in a Mixing Elbow

Import custom ribbon; create a tetra mesh with CFD boundary layer; apply CFD boundary conditions; run a steady state turbulent flow analysis; visualize results as contour or asa vector

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SimLab Tutorials - Natural Convection Around a Hot Cylinder

Create a tetra mesh with CFD boundary layer; apply gravity and define heat source; apply initial and temperature boundary conditions; create symmetry planes; visualize results as contour or as vectors

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SimLab Tutorials - Setting-up a Model for Molding Process

Import, position and inspect a CAD model; create mesh controls, surface mesh and organize the parts; create solution and define polymer properties to the bodies; define initial and boundary conditions; apply solver settings, export the deck and solve

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SimLab Tutorials - Parametric DOE Optimization using CAD Software Creo

Create a CAD parametrized model in PTC creo; create a project in simlab; run a project using interactive mode; set up a DOE study and run the experiments

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SimLab Tutorials - Topology Optimization with Manufacturing Constraints

Create RBE connectors; create LBC and load cases; define the design space for a topology optimization; define responses; create manufacturing constraints; set an optimization objective; run an optimization with OptiStruct

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SimLab Tutorials - Topology Optimization with Pattern Constraints_Y Bracket

Create RBE connectors; work with specifications for loads and loadcases; set up a topology optimization including pattern constraints; run an optimization with OptiStruct; view and post-process optimization results

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SimLab Tutorials - Parametric Optimization using HyperStudy - Part I

Start recording a nominal problem; create parameters; import a parametrized CAD file; create a 2D/3D mesh using the parameters; solve and define the study responses

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SimLab Tutorials - Parametric Optimization using HyperStudy - Part II

Create a new study inside HyperStudy; register solver script; setup nominal problem; conduct a DOE study; build a fit model; optimize on the fit

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SimLab Tutorials - Topology Optimization with Solutions - Bracket

Create a linear static solution, define loads and boundary conditions then compute; define a topology optimization, design space, constraints, response and objective; export the optimized shape as .stl; import the .stl file and perform a mesh cleanup; transfer properties and LBCs to the optimized geometry and apply TIE contact; re-analyze the model then review the results

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SimLab Tutorials - Bore Distortion

Import a results file with split faces; create a coordinate system; compute the bore distortion; view and export bore distortion results

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SimLab Tutorials - Post-Processing Optimization Results

View and post-process results of topology optimization

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SimLab Tutorials - Groups and Colors in Automation

Use color information to create groups; create groups automatically from features; obtain edge groups from faces and bodies; use boolean operations between groups; run a project in different models

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SimLab Tutorials - Scripting with Process Recording_ConRod

Record a process into JavaScript or Pythonscript; re-run the recorded script on a different model

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SimLab Tutorials - Process Recording using Parameters_ConRod

Record a process into JavaScript or Pythonscript using a set of process parameters; re-run the recorded script using different parameter values

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SimLab Tutorials - Process Recording using Templates_ConRod

Use mesh-, LBC- and loadcase templates during a process recording; record a process including solver setup and solver execution

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SimLab Tutorials - QuickMesh_Gear

Import a CAD geometry; Quickly tetmesh a solid body using different global settings; Export your mesh.

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SimLab Tutorials - Mesh Controls_Gear

Identify, select and isolate geometry features; Tetmesh a solid body using Mesh controls; Export a mesh template based on the face color.

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SimLab Tutorials - Meshing with Body Break_Engine Assembly

Update CAD features; Import a mesh template; Cut and separate a section of a body using Region mesh control; Remove details using Logo mesh control; Mesh a valve seat; Create a circular gasket imprint

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SimLab Tutorials - Meshing with Process Automation_Piston

Perform a mesh automatically running a Javascript or Pythonscript from the process automation menu

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SimLab Tutorials - Hex Meshing using Extrude function_Y Bracket

Hex mesh 2.5D geometries using extrude; Hex mesh axial symmetric bodies; Edit the number of hex layers through a body.

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SimLab Tutorials - Region Definition by Two Planar Faces

Create region mesh control based on 2 planar faces; Edit the dimensions of the cuboid region by changing the values, scaling and moving the region; Create region mesh control based on 2 intersecting planes

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SimLab Tutorials - Weld Modeling

Prepare the mesh for a triangular weld; Create a triangular weld; Prepare the mesh for a bead weld; Create the bead weld

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SimLab Tutorials - Welding Process with Connection

Create a bead weld using the open loop edges; Connect weld bead bodies defining a spline curve trajectory; Perform a boolean operation between weld bodies and the weld bead

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SimLab Tutorials - Exploring Weld Basic Feature

Weld two bodies containing a gap; Configure weld parameters within the weld basic feature

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SimLab Tutorials - Tetra Mesh with Boundary Layers - Manifold

Create fluid domain; Create a volume mesh with boundary layers

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SimLab Tutorials - CFD Meshing of an Exhaust Manifold

Create a surface mesh, modify layers and apply volume layers mesh control; Generate fluid body; Generate boundary layer and volume mesh

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SimLab Tutorials - CFD Meshing Of a Differential Gearbox

Join cylindrical and planar faces; create inlet and outlet faces by filling holes; Select surfaces connected to a face; Generate fluid body; Create boundary layer and volume elements

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SimLab Tutorials - Defeaturing and Cleanup_Gear

Simplify your model by removing features; Locally remesh faces; quality cleanup your mesh

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SimLab Tutorials - Mesh Editing_Housing

Local remesh faces, if needed with grid mesh; Manual cleanup elements by swapping and collapsing edges; Defeature the model by flattening and aligning faces

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SimLab Tutorials - Editing holes and circular faces_Housing

Remove and modify holes; Change the number of elements around/along circular faces; Align faces and edges to a given radius; Remesh partial cylinders

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SimLab Tutorials - Advanced Grid Meshing

Use different methods to create grid meshing; Interactive meshing, Mesh transition, Project to CAD, Three sided faces, Intersection picking

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SimLab Tutorials - Edit Mesh of Section Cut_Engine Assembly

Replace faces within a model; Translate faces and features using transform; Create identical/mirrored faces with replace faces

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SimLab Tutorials - Gasket Meshing

Imprint gasket edges on faces; Create gasket faces using edge offset; Create gasket bodies using extrude; Imprint gasket faces using Imprint gasket

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SimLab Tutorials - Logo removal

Remove a logo from meshed bodies

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SimLab Tutorials - Assembly with shared nodes

Align cylindrical surfaces; Create shared cylindrical/planar faces; Check for shared entities; Separate shared entities to obtain coincident nodes; Cleanup joined parts through re-meshing

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SimLab Tutorials - Assembly with Shared Nodes

Create shared cylindrical/planar faces; check for shared entities; cleanup joined parts through re-meshing; display equivalence nodes

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SimLab Tutorials - Thread Removal

Select cylinders based on a defined radius; create groups using select adjacent layers; create mesh control; use remove thread tool; remesh cylindrical faces using isoline mesh control; remesh cylindrical faces by modifying layers; change cylinder radius

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SimLab Tutorials - Auto 1D Bolts

Create/edit 1D bolt definition file; create automatically 1D bolts with/without pretension

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SimLab Tutorials - Auto Hex Bolts

Create 3D bolts using faces/groups; merge and move bolts in a model; create solid pretension loads using Select

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SimLab Tutorials - CAD based Hex Bolts

Create 3D bolts from CAD bolts; Create pretension load using Create; copy/reposition the bolts

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SimLab Tutorials - Create 1D Bolts

Create 1D bolt head; create 1D bolt thread; Join the bolts using connect

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SimLab Tutorials - Quick Modal Analysis

Create RBEs; constraint a model; set up and execute a quick normal mode analysis; view the results

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SimLab Tutorials - Analysis 1D Pretension and Bearing Pressure

Define material and properties; define quickly 1D bolts with pretension; defining loads and constraints; define contacts; export solver deck; run a linear static analysis with OptiStruct; visualize entities

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SimLab Tutorials - Linear Static Analysis of Connecting Rod

Create a local coordinate system; define contraints and loads; define contacts; create material and apply properties; export to solver and import results

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SimLab Tutorials - Normal Mode Analysis of an Assembly

Create matching faces through assembly; assign load, mass and spring connection; assign material and properties; execute the analysis and verify results

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SimLab Tutorials - Thermal Stress Analysis_Safety Valve Assembly

Apply constraints on 1D bolts RBE nodes; apply pressure loads; create mapping of thermal loads; import contact definition; create material and apply properties; create load case; solve and review the results

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SimLab Tutorials - Non-Linear Static Analysis

Apply symmetry constraints; apply enforced displacement constraint; create 3d bolt with pretension; create advanced contacts; create load case; modify solution parameters; solve and review the results

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SimLab Tutorials - Solver Setup for Non-Linear Analysis

Create group-based 3d bolts with pretension; apply user-defined contacts; create material with elasto-plastic curve; apply constraints and bearing pressure; create loadcases and define non-linear static solver settings

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SimLab Tutorials - Modal Frequency Response Analysis_Bracket

Create RBE and apply constraints; apply an excitation load; create material and apply properties; define a load case and modify the solution parameters; run the analysis and plot the frequency dependent results

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Introducing Altair SimLab sT

Analyzing full-featured parametric CAD assemblies is an extremely labor intensive process requiring skilled CAE expertise. Common practices to shorten simulation cycles have included simplifying and defeaturing CAD geometry – offering little “engineering” value, negatively impacting results accuracy and consistency, and falling short of desired program objectives.

There is a better solution! Introducing Altair SimLab sT, an automated multiphysics simulation environment differentiated by live, bi-directional connections to parametric CAD systems for high-fidelity analysis of solid (thick-walled) assemblies and fluid flow systems.

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