Modelling & simulations

Modelling and simulation tools at OCAS

With our modelling and simulation tools, we offer solutions for your design and engineering challenges in order to achieve maximum efficiency and to reduce costs. Depending on the complexity of your request, we choose the most appropriate approach in close collaboration with you. This can range from numerical and analytical tools such as MATLAB to more advanced finite element modelling (FEM) tools.

Thanks to a wide choice of available software tools – which can also be made to interact – our multi-disciplinary team selects the best combinations to improve your product or process development. The outcome of simulations can be experimentally tested at our facilities and compared with real-life tests for validation purposes, for example vibro-acoustic measurements.

A snapshot of some of our FEM tools:

  • AutoForm®: process definition and sensitivity analysis for die-making and sheet metal forming industries. Used to analyse, review and optimise every phase of the process chain.
  • SIMULIA/ABAQUS®: offers powerful and complete solutions for both routine and sophisticated linear and non-linear engineering problems covering a vast spectrum of industrial applications, such as dynamic vibration, multibody systems, impact/crash, nonlinear static, thermal coupling, acoustic-structural coupling, etc.
  • FE-Fatigue® (nCode): provides fatigue life prediction, goes beyond simplified stress analysis and avoids under or over-dimensioning your products by simulating actual loading conditions.
  • COMSOL® Multi-physics: for various physics and engineering applications, especially coupled, or multiphysics phenomena. We use the following modules: AC/DC (for electrical components and devices depending on electrostatics, magnetostatics and electromagnetic), Heat Transfer (analysis of heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation) and Structural Mechanics (stress-strain analysis with full multiphysics capabilities).
  • Flux®: used for electromagnetic and thermal physics simulations, both in 2D and 3D. Flux can handle the design and analysis of any electromagnetic device.
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD): for advanced flow simulations.
  • OptiStruct®: tool for conceptual design synthesis and structural optimisation to rapidly evaluate and improve lightweight, structurally efficient designs by creating innovative concepts.

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