Simcenter Amesim

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Simcenter Amesim is the leading integrated, scalable system simulation platform, allowing system simulation engineers to virtually assess and optimize the performance of mechatronic systems. This will boost overall systems engineering productivity from the early development stages until the final performance validation and controls calibration. Simcenter Amesim combines ready-to-use multi-physics libraries with the application- and industry-oriented solutions that are supported by powerful platform capabilities, to let you rapidly create models and accurately perform analysis. This open environment can be easily coupled with major computer-aided engineering (CAE), computer-aided design (CAD), and controls software packages.

Electrical Systems Simulations 

Simulate electrical and electromechanical systems from concept design to control validation.Simcenter helps optimize the dynamic performance of mechatronic systems, analyze power consumption, design and validate control laws for electrical devices for the automotive, aerospace, industrial machinery, and heavy equipment industries.

Using Simcenter, you can investigate various electrification architectures of conventional vehicles, and virtually assess the impact of electric subsystems on the global performance of electric and hybrid electric vehicles. You can also address the challenge of developing more electric aircraft and future electrified propulsion systems.

Fluid System Simulations

Optimize the dynamic behavior of hydraulic and pneumatic components while limiting physical prototyping to the strictly necessary. With a wide choice of components, features and application-oriented tools, Simcenter allows you to model fluid systems for a wide range of applications such as mobile hydraulic actuation systems, powertrain systems or aircraft fuel and environmental control systems.

Simcenter provides you with comprehensive component libraries to support occasional and expert users when modeling fluid systems, from functional to detailed models. The seamless communication between libraries and the accurate modeling of physical phenomena enable the design of any fluid system and the coupling with controls and other related systems in a single platform.

Mechanical System Design

Manage the increasing engineering complexity of mechanical systems. Simcenter includes state-of-the-art modeling techniques that allow multi-dimensional (1D, 2D and 3D) dynamic simulations.It enables you to study rigid or flexible bodies and complex non-linear frictions by analyzing low- or high-frequency phenomena. It takes into account contacts between complex geometries to increase reliability and robustness of developed kinematics. And it comes with multi-physics actuator models for accurate analysis of the coupling between mechanical structures and electric or hydraulic motion.

Simcenter allows you to frontload architecture and design decisions. The software comes with powerful modeling, analysis and optimization tools that help you virtually explore a large number of possible system architectures, predict performance, energy balance, noise and vibration behavior, and validate early in the design cycle the configuration that meet requirements. It also features connection between plant models and control models or code, to support the development of best-in-class mechatronic systems.

Propulsion System Simulation

Develop the next generation of propulsion systems. The success of your future design will be critically influenced by propulsion technologies onboard. The increasing needs for performance, safety and efficiency cannot be met without integrating innovative propulsion architectures.

The multi-physics system simulation approach enables you to address the great variety of architectures and technologies. Powertrain electrification in automotive, reusable launch systems for the space industry or the use of alternative fuels (LNG) for ships are examples of technology implementation that modeling capabilities of Simcenter can support. You will be able to design and assess the impact of the propulsion system on various metrics such as onboard power generation or vehicle pollutant emissions, by performing a complete analysis of cross-system influences in a single platform.

Thermal Management Systems

Design efficient and reliable systems by optimizing thermal management. Keeping the temperature of components within the optimal operating range, evacuating excess heat or reusing it to improve performance and efficiency has become an inherent challenge for today’s complex systems. To help you address thermal integration issues, Simcenter offers you a comprehensive set of solutions that cover the whole design cycle from predesign stage to final validation.

Simcenter helps maximize thermal performance such as comfort in cars, planes or rooms, while optimizing energy efficiency. You can use the software to represent the real operating environment of your system, including interactions with surroundings when designing and validating your temperature control strategies. Additionally, Simcenter enables you to study the integration of energy recovery systems and their impact on performance and energy consumption. You can also benefit from the advanced post-processing features to graphically visualize energy flows in your system.