CIMdata Publishes New Paper On Analysis, Simulation Time

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ANN ARBOR — CIMdata, the leading global product lifecycle management consulting and research firm announces the publication of a new paper that highlights body-in-white analysis — the phase in which the final contours of the car body are worked out, in preparation for ordering of the expensive production stamping die.

The paper covers how simulation of conduction — heat transfer — and computational fluid dynamcs link together to reduce turnaround time and increase the number of simulations.

The vision and implementation of integrating a simulation management system into a PLM environment at Daimler is now mostly in place. Customized add-on modules for the simulation make it easier for a non-CAE or -CFD expert to perform the work. PLM/XML provides the foundation to drive the data across the whole process. Geometry and material data are imported into the system, and temperature results and the recommendations for placing thermocouples for physical testing are generated. The results are extraordinary as the level of simulation is second to none.

This report is based on a presentation made by Thomas Walker, Manager of CD-adapco’s CAE Custom Tools Worldwide Engineering Services, at CIMdata’s PLM Road Map conference in the fall of 2011, with added participation by Walter Bauer, Manager of Vehicle Thermal Management at Daimler AG.

“Simulation Management: A Vision of PLM-to-Simulation Workflow Supported by Customized Software Modules” is available for download at: https://plmforesight.cimdata.com?download=SimulationManagement

CIMdata provides strategic management consulting to maximize an enterprise’s ability to design and deliver innovative products and services through the application of Product Lifecycle Management. Since its founding in 1983, CIMdata has delivered world-class knowledge, expertise, and best-practice methods on PLM solutions. These solutions incorporate both business processes and a wide-ranging set of PLM enabling technologies.

More at www.CIMdata.com.

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