Performance engineering for consumer goods

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The consumer goods market, including home appliance and tools industries, is at the dawn of delivering product upgrades that cater to the future of connected smart homes while meeting performance and regulatory requirements.  Companies specializing in household appliances rely on our advanced simulation and testing solutions to develop innovative, cost-effective carbon-abated products.

Performance engineering combines test, simulation, and mechatronic system validation solutions, bringing the digital twin concept - best-in-class modeling, best-in-class testing, or the combination thereof–which is a crucial enabler to designing right the first time. 

The consumer goods market, including home appliance and tools industries, is at the dawn of delivering product upgrades that cater to the future of connected smart homes while meeting performance and regulatory requirements.  Companies specializing in household appliances rely on our advanced simulation and testing solutions to develop innovative, cost-effective carbon-abated products.

Performance engineering combines test, simulation, and mechatronic system validation solutions, bringing the digital twin concept - best-in-class modeling, best-in-class testing, or the combination thereof–which is a crucial enabler to designing right the first time. 

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Accelerate product design with consumer products and retail simulation

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Explore the integrated product validation methodologies for Consumer Goods of your free Simcenter trial and discover how a comprehensive digital twin helps solve issues at an early stage, ensures high quality, fewer recalls and reduces unnecessary costs.

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Consumer goods companies that look towards the future explore innovation and personalized offerings beyond the conventional challenges – cost, quality, time to market, and scope.

As home appliances and tools get more intelligent and interconnected, manufacturers work towards a mission to provide products to support more responsible and sustainable lifestyles. The ongoing technology infiltration of IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) and AI (Artificial Intelligence) algorithms offers tremendous potential for designing, improving, and consistently delivering an excellent combination of technology, sustainability, and elegance that wins consumers' hearts.

Solving product complexity

Such breakthrough capabilities also increase product engineering complexity and project overrun. In addition, the market is overcrowded with several players leading to price competition and profit erosion.

Consumer-focused companies need holistic multi-physics solutions to scale innovation and turn complexity into competitive products. As appliance manufacturers transform and unlock the potential of digital solutions, combined simulation and test solutions permit the balance needed between modeling complexity, rich insights, speed, and confident decisions.

Our integrated best-in-class system simulation, CAE simulation, and testing solutions deliver insight into appliance performance and efficiency, noise, and vibration, and cooling throughout the product lifecycle.

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Solution capabilities

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Acoustic simulation

Simcenter acoustic software offers interior and exterior acoustic simulation analysis within an integrated solution that helps you make informed decisions during the early design stages to optimize your product’s acoustic performance. A unified and scalable modeling environment combined with efficient solvers and easy-to-interpret visualization capabilities enables you to gain insight into the acoustic performance of your product quickly.

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation

Simcenter provides industry-leading computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software for fast, accurate CFD simulation of almost any engineering problem involving the flow of liquids, gases (or a combination of both), and all of the associated physics.

Design exploration

Design exploration software takes simulation to the next level by allowing users to determine appropriate values of variables that yield product designs that result in exceptional performance.

Multiphysics simulation

Complex industrial problems require solutions that span a multitude of physical phenomena, which often can only be solved using simulation techniques that cross several engineering disciplines.

Structural analysis

Understanding how a component or product assembly reacts under stress or vibration is critical. However, as products and materials become increasingly complex, engineers need tools that go beyond linear-statics analyses. Simcenter provides the structural analysis software you need to simulate a wide range of applications within a single user environment.

Thermal simulation

Simcenter includes comprehensive, best-in-class thermal simulation capabilities that can help you understand your product's thermal characteristics and subsequently tailor your thermal management solution for optimal performance.