What is best practice in the preparation and use of materials data for simulation?

cad-thumbnailI recently presented at a web seminar hosted by Granta’s partners at Dassault Systèmes, and it raised an interesting question about the materials property data needed by simulation analysts. We were looking, in particular, at the Abaqus/CAE® software. Its users want accurate material properties for use in their CAE software. But they also want confidence in that data – to know that it comes from a reliable source. And their companies want control: i.e., to ensure that all of their analysts are using data that is consistent, up-to-date, and traceable should simulation results ever need to be reviewed or updated. How can we meet these various requirements without disrupting well-established workflows and processes?

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You can watch the video of the webinar to see how we answer that question at Granta. For us, the key is in connecting Abaqus/CAE to a corporate materials database through a simple app, right within the Abaqus interface. This allows the simulation user to find and apply the materials models they need without breaking their flow. If that corporate database is also the place where raw test data has been captured, processed, and analysed in order to generate simulation models, then we can be sure that we have the right data, and can maintain full traceability from test to simulation-ready data.

We think we’ve got an interesting answer here – and it seemed like a lot of people on the webinar agreed with us. But we’d love your feedback and ideas – get in touch!

Visit our website for more information or to arrange a demo on GRANTA MI:Materials Gateway for Abaqus/CAE >

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