CAD has for decades been the focus of engineering geometry. Based on the research in the Cambridge University Computer Lab in the 70’s by Ian Braid and colleagues, both Parasolid and ACIS emerged as kernels in many of today’s CAD systems. These are all NURBS based, so-called, solid modellers. With constraint management, direct modelling and fast computing, artefact design has gone wonderfully organic. But to ensure such artefacts are fit for purpose, physical simulation is required to check their behaviour in the domains of strength, heat, fluid flow, electro-magnetics. Hence the wide development of discrete representations that enable computation of these simulations, based on the CAD geometry (FEA, CFD, CEM etc).
Generating these discrete meshes or grids from CAD geometry has been a frustrating business. Consequently, it is now widely accepted that engineering simulation needs a variant of the CAD geometry, which is becoming known as CAE geometry.
International TechneGroup Ltd. (ITI) in Cambridge (formerly TranscenData Europe Ltd, and before that, FEGS Ltd), has been working on CAE geometry and meshing problems for its clients for 30+ years. We believe it is timely to run a workshop on this topic to bring together those working in this field: end users, academics and vendors.
International TechneGroup Ltd (ITI) is running a workshop on the topic of CAE Geometry, bringing together end users, academics and software vendors.
Advanced FEA, CFD and CEM simulation helps ensure that today’s products are fit for purpose. However, generating discrete meshes or grids from CAD geometry that are suitable for simulation can be frustrating. It is widely accepted that engineering simulation needs a variant of the CAD geometry which is becoming known as CAE Geometry.
CAE Geometry includes: surface representation, sub-division surfaces, iso-geometric analysis, geometry cleaning & repair, model simplification, dimensional reduction, partitioning, shrink-wrapping, morphing, imprinting, reverse engineering, medial object/axis computation, and more.
The workshop will be run over two days in Murray-Edwards College (was New Hall), 5 minute walk from central Cambridge on Thursday-Friday 14-15 September.
For more information and registration, click here.