LMS Samtech Tea Pipe

Perform advanced nonlinear flexible mechanical simulation analysis of pipes (flexible/rigid hoses)

LMS Samtech Tea Pipe is a comprehensive and powerful software package for the mechanical nonlinear simulation analysis of many types of hoses, cables and pipes (such as brake cables in a car or air and water hoses around a motor). As an LMS Tea Pipe user, you can analyze the behavior of pipes within a Siemens PLM Software NX or CATIA® V5 environment.

With LMS Tea Pipe, you can use a pipe manufacturer database to define material behavior as well as define pipe connectors and supports on points and geometries from CAD models. You can find the optimal length, the connector positions and orientations while checking collisions or curvatures. As a result, you can export deformed pipes to create a new pipe shape and use the input for further analysis.

LMS Tea Pipe calculations account for:

  • Nonlinear geometrical behavior of pipes
  • Vulcanization process of preshaped hoses
  • Wheel rotations and translations
  • Dynamics such as inertia and damping

LMS Tea Pipe benefits from advanced visualization tools of NX/CATIA V5, allowing efficient and straightforward preprocessing and postprocessing of nonlinear mechanical analysis. The results include deformed mesh, nodal normal distance, curvature, force, moment and successive configurations.


Tea Pipe Benefits

LMS Tea Pipe helps you:

  • Easily and quickly conclude the best design for pipes using numerical simulation in a transparent method – without requiring special simulation knowledge
  • Avoid lengthy and costly trial and error methods by providing the optimum shape for the pipe to be reused in a global vehicle description
  • Reduce design cycle length and costs related to pipe design
  • Increase product reliability and decrease costs due to maintenance and warranty

Multi-level Scalable Tool

Tea Pipe Multi-level Scalable Tool

LMS Tea Pipe has three directions of scalability. Starting from the same input data, the material hypothesis of the model may be switched easily between isotropic, multilayer isotropic, orthotropic and fully composite. If local specific results are needed, the beam model may be transformed in a shell model by a button click. Finally, starting from a simple quasi static mounting, advanced analyses are available. Analyses include parametric study, optimization, natural mode shapes, linear harmonic response and nonlinear transient response. Parametric study and optimization are only available in CATIA V5 but will be available in NX in April 2016.

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