Algor 21 upgrades FEA modeling, solution, and results evaluation and presentation. V21 offers more power, flexibility, and ease-of-use for simulating engineering analyses of product designs. New and improved features include a behind-the-scenes representation of the CAD model (called the “virtual CAD” modeling layer) and meshing algorithms for better mesh matching and automatic contact in complex assemblies; calculation of mass transfer due to diffusion in 3-D transient analysis; full 3-D display of 2-D axisymmetric and planar model results (using rotation or thickness values); and enhanced reporting capabilities including a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) dialog.
Highlights include: support for CoCreate OneSpace Modeling 2007, capability to save customer-defined material input to a material library, Improving automatic contact detection including contact pairs, cyclic symmetry that constraints in linear static stress analysis, Phase change in transient heat transfer analysis, Fracture mechanics to simulate crack propagation in structures, Duncan-Chang material model for soils, Automated nonlinear analysis settings.
The new features expand Algor’s range of simulation capabilities including static stress and Mechanical Event Simulation (MES) with linear and nonlinear material models, linear dynamics, steady-state and transient heat transfer, steady and unsteady fluid flow, electrostatics and full multiphysics. All analysis capabilities are available within FEMPRO®.
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