ESI Releases SimulationX 3.9 for Manufacturing

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ESI Group has announced the release of SimulationX 3.9, a software platform for multiphysics system simulation. Designed for many industries – from automotive, energy, and mining to industrial machinery, railways, aerospace and aeronautics – SimulationX has proven to be one of the most reliable and customer-friendly solutions on the market.

With the latest version of the system simulation software, SimulationX 3.9, you can model, simulate and optimize your technical systems for a sheer endless range of applications with a level of detail that is second to none!

  • Three new libraries and more than 100 extensions
  • Improved calculation methods and enhanced results visualization
  • Faster modeling, calculation, and analysis
  • Higher performance while handling large models

Customizable to each industry specific need, this new version of SimulationX is multitask and integrates the features necessary to support engineers in their day to day work. SimulationX is a simulation platform for physical analysis that addresses almost all machine and plant engineering disciplines. OEMs, suppliers, engineering companies, as well as research and educational facilities use SimulationX to make the right decisions during the concept phase for new products.

SimulationX is optimized for complex Multiphysics systems, reliable analysis to be conducted with a minimal set of parameters and in short calculation time. Especially for extensive variation studies, this feature saves valuable time and opens doors to targeted system optimization.

Not limited to a specific application or industry, SimulationX is the most customizable solution available. ESI’s solution also benefits from a unique ability to communicate with other Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) solutions such as Finite Element Method (FEM) simulation software, Model Based Systems Engineering, optimization tools, and real-time-platforms.

Through convenient input assistants, it is easy for users to write their own model code based on the modeling language Modelica. It is as easy to use for simulation experts as well as beginners to tackle several challenges. Simulation engineers can now process the results of their work to quickly and easily retrieve all the information they need to make the right decision. ESI provides not only the platform and model libraries with comprehensive analysis methods but also associated engineering services.

Historically known as a proven solution with a focus on simulating physical systems, SimulationX 3.9 is making big strides towards providing a single modeling and simulation platform for complete, technical systems. By implementing the Modelica Synchronous language elements, ESI’s software is now able to efficiently simulate synchronous circuits as used in almost all digital controls.

With SimulationX, digital control structures can now efficiently be designed and tested in the same environment and in interaction with a model of the physical machine. SimulationX 3.9 masters both comfort and efficiency in system modeling and simulation to offer maximum freedom to all users, including in the mining sector. For example, the new SimulationX belt conveyor library integrates the use of a novel approach for automated model setup and modeling of belt conveyor systems. Users who face specific analysis tasks can combine the belt conveyor models with proven elements from other SimulationX libraries, such as Power Transmission, Electro-Mechanics and Heat Transfer.

Linking the digital models of a belt conveyor’s mechanical and electrical components in SimulationX produces a digital twin which allows for design optimizations and virtual commissioning of the belt conveyor. Parameters for converters and motors as well as complex controllers can be tested and chosen in advance to validate the technical performance and to minimize time and tests on site for a faster and safer commissioning process – something from which we benefit as much as our customers,” says Dr.-Ing. Torsten Hellmuth, Product Manager Bulk Material Handling, Siemens AG, Process Industries and Drives Division.

New features in SimulationX 3.9 allow engineers to navigate easily within complex model structures and conveniently set their necessary parameters. Along with improved calculation methods and results visualization, all main work steps have become faster: modeling, calculation, and analysis. This latest version addresses several challenges including higher performance while handling large models, as well as enhanced visualization, navigation features for the diagram view, and easier parametrization.

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