LMS Samtech Samcef Gateway

Drive Samcef simulations from Catia V5

LMS Samtech Samcef Gateway provides you with extended simulation capabilities in a fully associative environment and enables you to export LMS Samcef data from a Catia V5 analysis document. It gives access to LMS Samtech Samcef Solver Suite from dialog boxes linked to the Catia generative part structural (GPS) environment; extra dialog boxes for features specific to LMS Samcef are available. You can input missing features via a text file that is automatically added at the end of the file produced by LMS Samcef Gateway.

With Samcef Gateway, you can quickly produce linear, nonlinear, mechanical and thermal models by adding specific features to an existing model built within the Catia V5 environment. LMS Samcef Gateway speeds up the design work using a single user interface for the:

  • Geometry definition
  • Analysis data definition
  • Meshing
  • Translation into Samcef files
  • Postprocessing

Finite Element Analysis Solution Sets

LMS Samcef Gateway Finite Element Analysis Solution Sets

The finite element analysis solution sets for LMS Samcef Gateway are mapping LMS Samtech Samcef Solver Suite:

  • Linear static analysis – produces a model for linear analysis (linear static) solver
  • Modal analysis – produces a model for linear analysis (modal) solver
  • Thermal analysis – produces steady state LMS Samcef Thermal models
  • Nonlinear structures analysis – produces a Samcef nonlinear model; includes access to LMS Samcef nonlinear features:
    • Large displacements
    • Rotations and deformations
    • Contact algorithms
    • Time integration schemes

Boundary Conditions

LMS Samcef Gateway Boundary Conditions

Imposed boundary restraints allow you to fix any combination of degrees of freedom or to generate statically determinate supports on a part (such as isostatic restraint). You can prescribe translational and rotational displacements; impose temperatures on CAD faces of volumic parts; and export all native Catia V5 connections and virtual parts (such as contact conditions, welded joint, tightening joint, stick parts and pressure fitting).

Mechanical Loads

LMS Samcef Gateway Mechanical Loads

The definition of a distributed force system equivalent to a pure force at a point or a local moment is allowed. It is possible to generate a line force field of given uniform intensity on a part edge (also known as line force density), a surface traction field on a part face (known as surface force density) or a volume body force field on a part (that is, body force).

Thermal Loads

LMS Samcef Gateway Thermal Loads

With thermal loads, you can:

  • Define point flux on a selection of points
  • Apply a distributed flux over a surface
  • Define convection
  • Glue heterogeneous models with heat transfer at the interface
  • Constrain the temperatures with lower and upper bounds
  • Model mutual radiation between different objects within an enclosure
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