There are great possibilities to cut lead time in product development process by automation of the routine work. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is often used to test product properties virtually. But the process of setting up FEA is manual most of the times and not properly structured.
By exploring a design space with the help of FEA-application, we can automise that process. FEA includes lots of predictions and validations and it would be beneficial to formalise and automate the process of developing such calculation.
LS-DYNA was used as FEM application and a semiautomatic KBE system to explore the design space. By integrating KBE, FEM and CAD we can implement Design Automation.
Source: Jönköping University
Author: Patil, Aniket | Chebbi, Girish