FEATURE-BASED APPROACH FOR THE AUTOMATED SETUP OF ACCURATE, DESIGN-ACCOMPANYING FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSES
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad, Skec Stanko
Author: Kestel, P.; Schneyer, T.; Wartzack, S.
Section: DESIGN SUPPORT TOOLS
Finite element analyses (FEA) gain huge attention in engineering design practice. However, an efficient use of FEA requires early application in the product development process. Furthermore, extensive specialist knowledge is a crucial prerequisite to perform reliable simulations. Due to time constraints, design accompanying FEA are performed too rarely by experienced simulation engineers or, if they are applied by non-expert simulation users, are not sufficiently accurate. Hence, a feature-based approach is presented, to support and automate the setup of design accompanying simulations.