Multiphysics for IronCAD 2018 speeds up FEA analysis of assemblies

IronCAD, a provider of design productivity solutions, has announced the immediate availability of the latest version of its fully integrated Multiphysics for IronCAD (MPIC) Finite Element Analysis (FEA) extension.

The software features a new automatic tie/glue feature for assemblies that makes it possible to perform FEA analysis on CAD models that may contain intentional gaps or overlaps for welding or thermal expansion/shrinkage where traditional analysis previously required perfectly matched assemblies.

Using this new capability as the foundation of the integrated analysis, CAD designers can now take advantage of simulation capabilities to validate design concepts in record time compared to previously time-consuming processes for preparing data for analysis.

MPIC also extends its ease of use, especially for CAD designers looking to adopt analysis earlier in the prototyping cycle to provide accurate, realistic and quick analysis.

Additional improvements in the Multiphysics for IronCAD 2018 release include:

  • Unlimited assembly size analysis – Eliminating size limitations on assemblies now extends the capabilities of designers to analyse full assemblies for more accurate simulation comparisons.
  • Two-way synchronisation – The new two-way synchronisation between the analysis model and CAD model makes it faster for the design engineer to work between both states while having clear visibility between the design components and components used for analysis.
  • Fatigue – Fatigue analysis has been added to the Dynamic add-in module that allows the designer to easily predict the lifecycle of parts using the built-in fatigue material data.
  • Hydrostatic Pressure – A new hydrostatic pressure loading boundary condition is available to simulate the pressure loading of the submerged behaviour of solid parts without actually assigning the external fluid domain.
  • Multithread Support Enhanced– Multithread formulation has been further refined for the latest eight-generation Intel processor and the new AMD Ryzen processors without any artificial/licensing thread limit.

‘For years, we have persistently refined our technologies to bring CAE democracy to more designers and the MPIC 2018 update contains the largest push’, quoted Dr Ted Lin, Director at AMPS (Advance Multi-Physics Simulation) Technologies Company, which provides the FEA technology in MPIC.

‘Multiphysics for IronCAD 2018 takes a major leap in usability with the automatic tie/glue capabilities for CAD design, which was previously a time-consuming or often skipped step in the design cycle,’ stated Cary O’Connor, Vice President of Marketing at IronCAD. ‘Designers can now quickly analyse assemblies early on to make critical changes when it is less costly — while maintaining a productive overall design process.’


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