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Heavy Machinery

The pressure of the global economy on constructions, mining, and agriculture, has created the need for the heavy equipment industry to reduce product costs while increasing their effectiveness. From structural analyses studies on mechanical parts, to the behavior of cranes under wind loads, or safety analyses, such as roll over simulations, BETA CAE systems ANSA / META pre- and post- processing suite finds extensive applications offering the opportunity for parallel cost reduction and product performance optimization.

Solutions Highlights

ANSA easily covers even the most demanding quality requirements for both shell and solid mesh. ANSA pre-processor offers state-of-the-art meshing capabilities. Through the integrated batch meshing tool that leads to controllable and effortless optimal results for both shell and solid meshing. The resulting shell and volume elements models easily meet the meshing requirements and quality criteria in less than 75% of the time needed by other software.

ANSA offers an efficient solution for powertrain pre-processing through the complete solutions package for meshing, assembly, contacts definition, and boundary conditions set-up. On top of the unmatched meshing capabilities and the geometrical feature treatment, the connections modeling through representations and automatic definitions makes assembly modeling as easy as ever. Moreover, ANSA offers a wide range of multiple semi- and fully- automated tools for the creation of welding models and contact definitions. Through the connection manager multiple connection type definitions are realized in a single step saving valuable time. META offers also a complete solution for powertrain. It stands out from the competition due to its organization capabilities, the variety of tools for the assessment of the results, the available functionalities for the identification of the areas of interest and hot spots, the tools for direct calculations based on solver results, the options for the communication of the results, and for its automation capabilities.

Optimization studies play an important role in new products’ design, aiming for example to weight reduction. Our suite couples directly with the established optimizers offering also automatic meshing quality improvement on the optimized model according to the desired quality criteria.

For performing motion analyses, to analyze the dynamics of mechanical systems, such as suspensions, the Kinetics tool of ANSA offers an advanced Multi-Body Dynamics (MBD) solution.

Selected Cases

Volvo Construction Equipment: Analysis process automation within VPD braås 


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