New software claims to speed up virtual vehicle development

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Software provider Fast Concept Modelling & Simulation (FCMS) and CAE specialist TecoSim are to develop a new solution that speeds up the design process in the early concept phase and thus supports faster virtual vehicle development.

This new method, called Tec|Concept, analyzes and recalculates complete vehicle designs or individual module designs to significantly speed up the virtual development process. It enables diverse and complex requirements such as quality, weight, stiffness and crash behavior, to be integrated early in the development process. In addition, the possible impact of individual process-specific aspects such as paintwork adhesion, deep drawability, casting and cost increases, can be taken into account during virtual recalculation.

The CATIA-CAA-based Fast Concept Modelling (FCM) software is used for interdisciplinary harmonization between simulation and design engineering. It supports the simple, rapid creation of geometrical models and the automatic export of FE models for crash, NVH and static analyses. The use of a parametric CAD model allows a large number of possible designs to be created automatically within a short period of time.

“Whereas before five or six optimization geometries were calculated, Tec|Concept now allows over 100 new concept solutions,” said Udo Jankowski, member of the management board at TecoSim.

February 17, 2016

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