Abaqus is an FEM software used to simulate different processes. Since the software is capable of using subroutine and scripting, it can simulate different complex models. We tried to cover most parts of this software including methods for simulating biomechanical and manufacturing processes. This software is useful for mechanic and civil engineers since it is based on finite element methods. In order to use the license, you might need to be an employee of a company or a student because in some cases the price can reach 20000$.
Here you can find some good learning material to get started with Abaqus software.
Abaqus tutorial for absolute beginners less than 35 minutes
What is Abaqus? Abaqus is an FEA software for multiple engineering purposes. It has been widely used by many researchers, companies, and students to simulate
Simufact Welding is designed for modeling and simulating a wide range of thermal joining processes by means of structural welding simulation. This includes usual arc and beam welding processes as well as brazing. Additionally, Simufact Welding provides possibilities to model heat treatment processes, variations of cooling and unclamping setups as well as mechanical loading of welded structures.
The Welding simulation in Simufact Welding uses the finite element method. This approach is especially suitable for calculation of elastic-plastic material behavior with hardening, thus being well suited for structural welding simulation. Complex processes during welding – induced by an arc or by evaporating metal inside a keyhole – are not taken into account. This means that process stability and weld seam geometry are not the results of a simulation but input parameters.
Structural welding simulation calculates effects of the heat input of the welding process from a mathematical description of heat flux during welding, namely, a description of the melt pool isothermal line by an equivalent heat source.
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OpenFoam is a CFD software used to simulate fluid flow phenomena.
OpenFOAM is an open-source CFD package that offers various simulation capabilities, especially fluid flow phenomena. It is a C++ toolbox that includes various pre/post-processing utilities. Also, since it is a free and fast developed CFD package many different research groups have decided to switch from industrial CFD software to the OpenFOAM package.
OpenFOAM is the leading free, open-source software for computational fluid dynamics (CFD), owned by the OpenFOAM Foundation and distributed exclusively under General Public Licence (GPL). The GPL provides users with the freedom to modify and redistribute the software as well as a guarantee of continued free use.
Here you can find some good learning material to get started with CFD simulations in OpenFOAM.
Piping Engineering is a specialized discipline of Mechanical Engineering which covers the design of piping and layout of equipments and process units in chemical, petrochemical or hydrocarbon facilities. Piping Engineers are responsible for the layout of overall plant facilities, the location of equipments and process units in the plot and the design of the connected piping as per the applicable codes and standards to ensure safe operation of facilities for the design life. Piping can be defined as an assembly of piping components used to convey or distribute process fluid from one item of equipment to another in a process plant. The piping components that form a part of this assembly are pipes, fittings, flanges, valves, piping specials, bolts and gaskets. This definition also includes pipe-supporting elements such as pipe shoes but does not include support structures such as pipe racks, pipe sleepers and foundations. As per ASME B31.3, the piping designer is responsible towards the owner to make sure that the engineering design of the piping complies with the requirements of this code and any additional requirements established by the owner.
Piping Engineering and Design Competencies
Piping Engineering broadly involves the following competencies:
- Plant Layout
- Equipment Layout
- Piping Layout
- Piping Materials
- Piping Supports
- Piping Stress Analysis
- CAD or 3D Modeling