Multi-Physics for IronCAD (MPIC)
IronCAD has updated its integrated analysis solution, MPIC (Multi-Physics for IronCAD), which provides advanced FEA (finite element analysis) focusing on ease of use for fully coupled multiphysics stress, thermal, electrostatic and fluid analysis.
In the latest release, fluids has been enabled and is fully coupled with stress, thermal and electrical physics for true multiphysics capabilities. The new CFD (computational fluid dynamics) module is based on the newest advanced Optimal Least-Square formulation with a velocity-vorticity-pressure equal order/convergence formulation.
Other improvements include a new unit system for more flexible metric or US unit system engineering applications. The simulation analysis is computed based on the actual user geometry/material unit to better preserve numerical accuracy. A new energy-based MLS (moving-least-squares) FE tying fills the intended/unintended small gaps/overlapping of parts for general assembly analysis without laborious geometry fixing. In addition, customers now have new reporting options to create meaningful reports of your analysis to easily share among your team.
IronCAD customers will also benefit from a more convenient analysis interface which now employs a contour display slide bar to dynamically vary the contour display to search for peak results. Plus, a new streamline slide bar easily controls the streamline density interactively to trace heat flow, flow line, or any user specified components to easily visualise the physics.
MPIC is included with full product capabilities, including fluids with the standard IronCAD solution for 30 days then extends as a node-limited version allowing users to experiment with validation of designs. Even though the extended version is node-limited, MPIC's technology using Sefea (strain-enriched finite element analysis) gives users extended capabilities to test products at a lower mesh level. Sefea is the newest enriched finite element formulation developed specifically for low-order 4-node tetrahedron elements commonly used in CAD simulation. It achieves the same accuracy as 2nd-order elements, but is more robust, without mid-side-node noise, and requires much less computing cost.