Unified Simulation Environment

Caedium is a Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) system delivered in a single, unified simulation environment, so what?

The CAE industry is dominated by expensive software applications dedicated to a single, highly specific task (e.g. meshing). Each application has a unique user interface and terminology. In the worst, but common, case an engineer needs to learn up to 4 separate applications:

Transferring vast quantities of data between the applications is necessary, time-consuming and tedious - such that if the geometry changes the whole chain of applications down-stream must be revisited and reconfigured.

Currently only a few integrated systems are available and they are typically for a single physics type such as structural Finite Element Analysis (FEA).

Multi-physics calculations are often provided within CAD systems via extensions. However, rarely are these extensions fully integrated, often launching a separate dedicated physics application, again with its own unique and different user interfaces.

When CAE capabilities are seamlessly integrated within a CAD system, typically these capabilities are constrained by the limited generic functionality (e.g. visualization) provided by the CAD system.

The burden of learning imposed on a engineer by current CAE software is large, given the variation in user environments and terminology. A single unified, multi-physics, simulation environment could ease the learning burden, offering:

  • Geometry capture and creation
  • Physics definition and solution
  • Visualization and plotting

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Caedium offers such an environment with some additional benefits:

  • Quickly and easily move from geometry creation to physics definition to visualization and back again
  • Geometry creation techniques apply to visualization sources, e.g. a particle release source
  • Automatically mesh parameters inferred from the physics definition
  • Goal driven, where simulation solving is governed by what quantities (e.g. fluid velocity) are required for visualization or plotting

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