1. Definition of CAE
Computer-aided engineering (CAE) is the use of computer software to simulate performance in order to improve product designs or assist in the resolution of engineering problems for a wide range of industries.
2. CAE Software
Especially, remember the below 4 types.
- Linear Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
- Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
- Multi-Body Dynamics (MBD)
- Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
3. CAE software in Product Development
4. MBD (Multi-Body Dynamics)
Numerical simulation in which multibody systems are composed of various rigid or flexible bodies. Connections between the bodies can be modeled with joints, forces and contact.
The study of the dynamic behavior of an assembly of rigid or flexible bodies, usually including large translational/rotational displacement.
The calculation of loads (at joints, contacts and where forces are applied) that can be used for component-level structural analysis.