LMS Samcef Solver Suite

FEM solver solution suite for basic linear structures to advanced, flexible nonlinear mechanisms and thermal applications

The LMS Samtech Samcef Solver Suite is based on the finite element method (FEM) and covers a wide range of mechanical, thermal and thermo-mechanical applications – from basic to very advanced – primarily in the aerospace, defense and automotive industries.

You can apply the mechanical FEM solver solutions to linear applications such as linear static computations, modal and buckling analyses, linear dynamic simulations, super element generation, random excitations and shock responses. You can also perform nonlinear transient simulations within this family of FEM solvers. The FEM solvers can account for the material nonlinearities, geometric nonlinearities, contact conditions, large rotations and kinematic constraints. A dedicated module is also available for high-speed rotating machines. Thermal simulations allow solving transient analysis including convection, conduction, radiation and ablation.

Several modeling levels are available, including 2D plane stress or plane strain, harmonic and multi-harmonic, cyclic symmetry and full 3D. FEM solver modules are part of the same family; you can switch from one analysis to another (convert a linear simulation to a transient nonlinear simulation), combine analyses (thermo-mechanical, pre-stressed modal analysis) or conduct co-simulations. With parallel computing capabilities, the LMS Samcef Solver Suite also allows you to solve very large finite element models.

Composite Simulation

Composite Simulation

LMS Samcef Composites enables linear static, buckling and modal analysis; nonlinear static and dynamic analysis; transient and harmonic responses; and thermomechanical analysis. The composite FEM solver enables you to model laminate structures, honeycomb, filament wounded structures and sandwich panels. Manufacturing process simulation is possible for phenomena such as curing and crystallization.


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Nonlinear Analysis

Samcef Solver Suite - Nonlinear Analysis

LMS Samcef Nonlinear Analysis modules provide you with nonlinear solutions for critical conditions such as plasticity, hyper-elasticity and flexible contact. Moreover, advanced features support complex applications such as composite damage and delamination, as well as flexible nonlinear mechanisms in order to simulate real movement without simplification due to software limitations.


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Linear Analysis

Samcef Solver Suite - Linear Analysis

LMS Samcef Linear Analysis modules are dedicated to linear analysis of structures including linear static, modal, buckling, dynamic response (modal or direct) and random vibration. A large library of finite elements combined with a wide selection of load and boundary conditions give you a best-in-class modeling tool.


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Thermal Analysis

Samcef Solver Suite - Thermal Analysis

You can create simple and complex thermal models with LMS Samcef Thermal. Thermal analysis takes conduction, convection and radiation into account. Temperature distributions on your structure are easily computed and can be used as loads for a further mechanical analysis.


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Thermal Response

Samcef Solver Suite - Thermal Response

LMS Samcef Amaryllis allows you to model the thermal response of charring ablators during atmospheric re-entry or fire conditions, including char swelling and conduction-radiation coupling.


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Fracture Mechanics

Samcef Solver Suite - Fracture Mechanics

Fracture Mechanics with LMS Samcef is used to study the effects of cracks on structural integrity. LMS Samcef offers different modeling techniques and numerical methods. The most powerful method is the extended finite element method (XFEM), which automatically computes crack propagation. With these capabilities, LMS Samcef helps you determine if cracks are critical.


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