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Latest additions to Simcenter extends system simulation capabilities

26 January 2018

Siemens announces the latest release of Simcenter Amesim software, its 1D mechatronic system simulation platform.

Formerly LMS Imagine.Lab Amesim software, this release ramps up system simulation productivity by offering a greatly improved user experience and better integration in overall design processes. Two new products, Simcenter Webapp Server and Simcenter Embedded Software Designer, extend the system simulation capabilities of the Simcenter portfolio. New releases of Simcenter System Synthesis and Simcenter Sysdm further facilitate system simulation architecture creation and model management. With these additions to the Simcenter portfolio, a robust suite of simulation software and test solutions, engineers can make accurate designs earlier in the development process, accelerating design cycles and resulting in more successful products. 

Simcenter Amesim is an integrated, scalable system simulation platform that allows users to virtually assess and optimise mechatronic system performance through the design cycle. Ready-to-use multi-physics libraries, combined with application and industry-oriented solutions, let system simulation engineers rapidly create models and accurately perform analysis. Simcenter Amesim supports the functional mockup interface (FMI) and Modelica, can be coupled with major CAE, CAD and controls software packages, as well as with other Simcenter solutions and Teamcenter software. This flexibility allows for easy integration with a variety of enterprise processes. The latest release offers greatly optimised modeling workflow and a completely redesigned user interface to improve ergonomics and overall productivity through standardisation with other Simcenter solutions.

“Thanks to the responsiveness of the Siemens PLM Software team, new capabilities introduced in Simcenter Amesim have enabled us to increase effectiveness in modeling and studying syphoning effects in our fuel system,” said Michael E. Herbstreit, associate technical fellow, Engineering Platform Systems of The Boeing Company.

Simcenter Amesim supports new applications that focus on current industry challenges, such as fuel economy, pollutant emission reduction and e-mobility trends. For the automotive industry, the latest release of Simcenter Amesim includes enhanced capabilities for real driving emissions estimation, valvetrain and lubrication system modeling, underhood heat exchanger pre-sizing, as well as battery and electric motor design when coupled with Simcenter STAR-CCM+ software. This release also comes with new functionalities for aircraft electrification as well as for propulsive and fuel systems design, applicable in the aerospace industry. For industrial machinery, the latest release introduces a tool that helps frontload controls validation through connections to various kinds of real and virtual programmable logic controllers (PLCs) from Siemens or third parties. 

"Our partnership with Siemens PLM Software gives us proven responsiveness and efficiency when creating new component models using Simcenter Amesim - components which are at the heart of innovative trends like thermal management in the cars of the future,” said Jérémy Blandin, 1D simulation manager in the research and innovation department of Valeo Thermal Systems.

This release of Simcenter Amesim strengthens integration throughout the Simcenter portfolio. Users can now benefit from embedded Simcenter STAR-CCM+ technologies to create more accurate models at early design stages when working on underhood or cabin thermal management applications. CAD import capabilities can now be used by automotive manufacturers for multi-body systems and volumetric pumps design, torsional vibration and engine cooling applications as well as by the aerospace industry for environmental control, landing and fuel systems. 

The use of system simulation can be extended to the enterprise level with the new Simcenter Webapp Server, which will be available later this year. With web-based access and pre-defined system model parameterisation in custom graphical user interfaces (GUIs), Simcenter Webapp Server greatly simplifies the mechatronic systems engineering workflow and therefore helps extend the use of system simulation throughout the company. Simcenter Webapp Server can support project engineers with system integration activities and offer technical sales staff direct access to evaluate the performance of mechatronic products. The solution is fully compatible with Teamcenter Active Workspace: web apps can be stored in Teamcenter, and users can access and run them directly using Teamcenter Active Workspace.

Embedded electronics and smart software continue to drive innovation and product differentiation. New Simcenter Embedded Software Designer has been developed to extend the concepts of digital twin to software engineering. By using this architecture-driven, model-based software development environment, software project engineers can easily create specifications for software code implementation, integration and verification. Simcenter Embedded Software Designer helps bridge the gap between software modeling and coding, improve software quality and increase productivity through enhanced traceability and greater re-use of software modules.
Simcenter System Synthesis helps simulation architects and project engineers deal with increasing amounts of variants and configurations. This integration environment offers efficient post-processing capabilities to enable users to create heterogeneous system simulation architectures from available models and evaluate system performance in a productive, interactive way. The latest version of Simcenter System Synthesis will come later this year with new advanced architecture-creation functionalities.

Simcenter Sysdm, a tool-agnostic environment for system simulation data and model management, enables collaboration, overall efficiency improvements and enhanced simulation quality. The latest version of Simcenter Sysdm delivers new capabilities for model lifecycle and collection customisation as well as client-server configuration.

“This latest release of our system simulation solutions not only brings enhancements aimed at helping our customers design products of the future, it also reinforces integration with other Simcenter solutions to provide a comprehensive simulation and test suite to drive innovation throughout every product development stage,” said Jan Leuridan, senior vice president of Simulation and Test Solutions for Siemens PLM Software

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