LS-PREPOST Recent Developments in Model setup for Metal Forming

The speed of the development cycle in structural CAE is strongly dependent on the discritisation (meshing) of the FE models. Whereas 15 years ago, it took the Automotive Industry 3 month to build a BIW model , this time is now down to 3-5 weeks. This speed up is due to better CAD surface data and more powerful CAE preprocessors. But still this time is too long because decisions in the design development process are made on a daily or weekly basis. This timescale is too short for complete or even partial model updates. Therefore there is a necessity to further speed up the modeling process to enable decision making, based on CAE performance predictions and to make the modeling process cheaper.

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