Using Mesh-Geometry Relationships to Transfer Analysis Models between CAE Tools

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Integrating analysis and design models is a complex task due to differences between the models and the architectures of the toolsets used to create them. This complexity is increased with the use of many different tools for specific tasks during an analysis process. In this work various design and analysis models are linked throughout the design lifecycle, allowing them to be moved between packages in a way not currently available. Three technologies named Cellular Modeling, Virtual Topology and Equivalencing are combined to demonstrate how different finite element meshes generated on abstract analysis geometries can be linked to their original geometry. Establishing the equivalence relationships between models enables analysts to utilize multiple packages for specialist tasks without worrying about compatibility issues or rework.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd International Meshing Roundtable
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783319023359
ISBN (Print)9783319023342
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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