SimulationX 3.8

New version 3.8 of the powerful and easy-to-learn software for system simulation in all industries

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SimulationX 3.8

Discover new fields of application including non-Newtonian fluids and the simulation of medical equipment for toxicological and pharmacological analyses. Enhanced as well as new model libraries for hydraulic lubrication systems, hydraulic brake systems and energy analyses for urban districts, for instance, and a model library for 3D belt drives are just a few highlights. With powerful calculation methods and a fresh graphical user interface, system simulation has never been more efficient and convenient.

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Model, simulate and optimize your technical systems for a sheer endless range of applications with a level of detail that is second to none

  • 25 years of modeling and simulation experience from our engineers are the basis for continuous improvements including 6 new libraries and more than 150 extensions
  • Enhanced functionalities in the disciplines power transmission, electromechanics, hydraulics, mechanics and pneumatics as well as completely new application fields, such as microfluidics, non-Newtonian fluids and energetic analyses for urban districts
  • Up to 10 times faster simulations, a cleaner user interface and more options for the visualization of results
  • New ways of learning whenever and wherever you want: e-learning courses extend the traditional offers from the ESI ITI Academy and help you get up to speed with the software

SimulationX 3.8 What is new?

The brand new version of the proven software solution for dynamic system simulation. Experience unmatched usability and interactive modeling to explore new applications with 6 new model libraries. Download the paper "SimulationX 3.8 What is new?"

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New Applications

Analyze and optimize the efficiency of energy systems for municipal quarters

Make your cities green and optimize electricity, heat and combined grids for urban districts and buildings. Reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions in urban context with reliable system level analyses. Using the dedicated SimulationX model library “Green City” you easily model and simulate complex energy systems including volatile energy sources, storage systems and consumers as well as charging infrastructures for electric vehicles.

Develop diagnosis equipment like microfluidic cell culture and lab-on-a-chip systems

The new SimulationX library Microfluidics provides comprehensive model elements to model, simulate and analyze physiological flow behavior through organs with the help of an artificial microcirculatory system. Fast and economical system simulations can help replace animal tests in pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries.

Get reliable information about complex fluid systems including non-Newtonian behavior

Non-Newtonian fluids, such as drilling mud, adhesives, paint, polymer solutions and polymer melts, blood, shampoo, lotions, ketchup etc., behave completely differently than ordinary Newtonian fluids like water, oil, gasoline or alcohol. Simulate fluid systems in the food, cosmetics or chemical industries, for example, or in machines working with liquid plastics or glue. The new SimulationX library Non-Newtonian Fluids opens the door to precise, virtual evaluations of plants and machinery with complex fluid behavior.

Feature Overview

Operating complex rope and belt assemblies with high precision including offshore heave compensation requires accurate controls and clever engineering. With the new, dedicated model library with pulleys, drums and belts/ropes, you can create detailed models of spatial rope and belt drives or winders for cables and wires fast and efficiently. Evaluate all interactions between belt or rope, input, output and controls as well as occurring forces and torques.

With dedicated circuit models, which are easily parameterized with catalogue data and the desired automatic controller action, design engineers can simulate the behavior of electric machines interacting with mechanical and electrical components. Electrical engineers benefit from ready-to-use circuit models for efficient and easy modeling, simulation and detailed analyses of the power electronics and controls in electric machines.

Evaluate the reliability of locking mechanisms for different boundary conditions with dedicated model elements in a system simulation. Also analyze and optimize the shift behavior and comfort of manual transmissions with dog clutches inside the synchronizer. Develop controls for automated locking and shifting applications fast and efficiently on a virtual mechanism model including related actuators and auxiliary components.

The new, dedicated model library Hydraulic Brake Systems helps speed up the development process for brake systems. Analyze resulting forces at the wheel brake cylinder and the “pedal feeling” during braking maneuvers with comprehensive system simulation. Use the ready-made, detailed braking component models for evaluations of braking comfort and for analyses of the vehicle’s overall behavior (e.g. stability during braking or ABS/ESP intervention).

Simulate the oil-circulation system for lubricating combustion engines and gearboxes with SimulationX and the new model library “Hydraulic Lubrication”. Examine whether the chosen design provides sufficient lubrication at the desired bearings with respect to heat input, heat transport and other influencing factors.

In HVAC systems and many manufacturing processes, the right humidity level is crucial for the human comfort or the product quality. Furthermore, the heat balance of thermal systems, for example in air coolers or condensing boilers, is influenced if vapor inside the air or gas condensates.Gases and mixtures in SimulationX can now incorporate humidity. Get reliable information about the condensing behavior of thermal systems based on accurate simulation results!

System Requirements

System requirements SimulationX 3.8

Components Minimum requirements Recommended
Operating system Windows Vista* Windows 8.1 x64 or higher*
Main memory (RAM) 1 GB (2 GB for x64 systems) depending on application** min. 4 GB
Hard drive min. 2 GB depending on application**
Graphics 3D-capable video card depending on application**
Drives - DVD-ROM drive for installation

* Latest service pack recommended.

** The main memory actually required varies by size and complexity of the model.

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