What Is Structure Simulation Software?

Structure simulation software utilized by Design Department Inc.

An engineer’s purpose is to apply mathematical and scientific principles to solve technical problems. Seems simple enough, but math and science procedures involve large amounts of numbers and data. This may seem daunting or not very intriguing for some, but for the innovative and creative mind of an engineer, the manipulation of numbers and data coupled with the curious nature of the scientific method are core components for producing the outcomes market leaders demand.

Understanding the tools engineers use to push the boundaries of design gives the average observer a peek behind the curtain into how these innovative tools are utilized throughout the product development cycle. Structure simulation software is one of the main working interface tools engineers use to analyze multi-physical interactions, which are performed to save on experimental costs, reduce the number of design cycles, and bring products to the market faster.

Multiphysics is the study of multiple interacting physical properties such as heat transfer, fluid flow, deformation, electro magnetics, acoustics, and mass transport. Analyzing multi physical interactions is how designers create simulations and develop conclusions about how the physical components of a design are interacting. This helps in drawing conclusions on how to make the physical properties of a design interaction differ to produce a more efficient outcome.The functional purposes designers and engineers use structure simulation software can be applied across multiple industries. The software is most commonly used in the transportation industry to simulate accidents and crashes. Structure simulation software is utilized to help users meet regulatory and certification requirements, specifically for automobiles and their crash safety regulations. Structure simulation software is also commonly used for drop tests in the aerospace industry, as well as applications for manufacturing, electronics, civil engineering, and healthcare.

The designers and engineers of Design Department Inc. use structure simulation software within projects to speculate, innovate, and conclude multi physical product outcomes. Practically, this software is used by businesses to save money. Performing physical experiments can be time consuming and expensive. With the capabilities of structure simulation software, businesses are able to save money on these vital tests and accumulate data on crash simulations. Another practical use for structure simulation data is to reduce the total number of design cycles. Typically, a design cycle involves brainstorming, ideation, design, testing, and launching, which are all important steps, but overall require large amounts of time and resources. Structure simulation technology does not eliminate these steps from the product design cycle, but it certainly reduces the amount of cycles that take place, which overall save resources. What really makes this technology efficient for designers and engineers is its ability to speed up the design process, and get products to the market faster. In some scenarios there could be a need for businesses to find a solution for a faulty product quickly. The advanced capabilities of this technology makes faster solutions a greater possibility.


The intent of this article is to provide insight into the tools Design Department Inc. uses to bring more innovative products to market. If you have product issues, or need a more innovative offering for your product line, Design Department Inc. is a good fit for your business. Contact us today and we’d love to help lead you to the edge of innovation!

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