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Simulation

At EDAG Netherlands, we can assist you in your development process by means of simulation modelling. Simulation modelling  is the process of creating and analysing a digital prototype of a physical model to predict its performance in the real world. 

Efficiency and sustainability are two key characteristics for all but a few projects for both the current and future mobility. Variables like aerodynamics, weight, budget and environmental impact are incredibly important influences on the total efficiency and sustainability of a vehicle and its production. Back in the day, hand design and calculations were performed after which a physical prototype was built and tested. This resulted in a large number of physical prototypes, which brought about an expensive development process. 

Making use of simulation modelling allows our engineers to: 

  • Optimise the design and/or geometry for weight and strength
  • Select materials that meet weight, strength, budget and sustainability requirements
  • Simulate part failure and identify the loading conditions that cause them

Simulation modelling is based on the use of a ‘Finite Element Analysis’ better known as FEA. When using FEA, your product is divided into very small elements that are calculated individually based on the introduced forces and fixing points. The total calculation of all these individual, small elements gives you an estimation of the behaviour of your product. 

Our simulation experts at EDAG Netherlands can save you large amounts of time and money by validating your component, product or vehicle before making and testing physical prototypes. At EDAG Netherlands we mostly use Nastran in Simcenter NX and we can advise and support you with Abaqus and LS-Dyna, amongst other things.  

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