Simufact Forming 2021: What's New

Top5 Highlights in Simufact Forming 2021

New tetrahedral elements

With Simufact Forming 2021, the user benefits from new integrated tetrahedral elements for meshing. They provide him a much faster calculation and ensure highest accuracy at the same time, compared to existing tetrahedral elements in Simufact Forming 16.

The user only needs to change the element type to the new integrated tetrahedral elements and speeds up his process simulation up to 2.8x faster as in the previous version.

New damage modelling assistant

For the first time, Simufact introduces an assistant for damage modelling in Simufact Forming 2021. It convinces by its ease of use and the user benefits from increasing accuracy.

The damage model for itself has an enormous impact on the accuracy predicting the damage occurrence as well as the force progression. The creation and consideration of a damage model in the simulation has been very difficult to impossible until now.

In Simufact Forming 2021, the user enters the damage characteristics, such as equivalent strain and the averaged Lode angle at failure. The new damage modelling assistant automatically calculates, generates and calibrates the damage model. Finally, the user benefits from the newly generated damage model, which enables accurate calculations in the future.

New finite volume solver

A new Finite-Volume-Method (FVM) solver has been implemented in Simufact Forming 2021, called ‘Accelerated FVM solver’. It impresses with up to 1.5x times faster calculations compared to the existing FVM solver.

For the user of Simufact Forming 2021, it is now easier than ever to increase his calculation speed at the same accuracy for bulk metal forming simulation. He simply changes the solver type in the process definition and enjoys the speed-up in Simufact Forming 2021.

Provides up to 1.5x times faster calculations with new FVM solver
Provides up to 1.5x times faster calculations with new FVM solver

First approach to predict properties under loads

With Simufact Forming 2021, after process simulation, the user looks forward to structure simulation with basic functionalities. The structural simulation helps him, among other things, to determine the maximum load before the component fails and the force progression of a dynamic load.

In addition, with this new feature, the user has the possibility to simulate new process types, such as hydroforming.

Result transfer to and from 3rd party product

Thanks to this new feature, the user can transfer his process simulation results from the software into any format by the help of the MpCCI Mapper interface. It provides advanced and robust methods to map, compare and transfer simulation results and experimental data in integrated simulation workflows. Thus, the user benefits from the capability to transfer his results from 3rd party products prior to Simufact Forming and afterwards.

Result transfer to and from 3rd party product
Result transfer to and from 3rd party product

Additional improvements

Our user enjoys a great number of modernizations in Simufact Forming 2021: The GUI of Simufact Forming 2021, the icons, the product window, the splash screen as well as the installation wizard.

In addition, our version numbers of any new software release have changed starting with Simufact Forming 2021. In the future, further feature packs will be referred to as 2021.1 and service packs as 2021.0.1.

Overall, 1515 improvements (new features, bug fixes, documentation and other improvements) have been incorporated in Simufact Forming 2021 – and make them the fastest and most stable version ever!

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