Posts Tagged 'Integration'

COMSOL Multiphysics Direct Integration Node within Nexus

iChrome is proud to announce new Direct Integration Node to COMSOL Multiphysics as part of Nexus v.2.5.

The COMSOL Multiphysics Node allows users to explore and modify Parameters and Probes of native COMSOL models making even easier integrating COMSOL Multiphysics solutions within Nexus with few click of your mouse.
All this without compromising your freedom to implement more specific integrations via Advanced Integration editing of COMSOL scripting if you wish to do so.

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CADfix Direct Integration Node within Nexus

iChrome is proud to announce a new Direct Integration Node (*) to CADfix as part of Nexus.
This allows CADfix users to leverage the advanced features of CADfix to repair and prepare CAD models, removing barriers that may prevent the use of pre-existing solid models within integrated and automated design process software such as Nexus.
CADfix provides an extensive set of geometry manipulation tools for importing CAD/CAM/CAE data, repairing, simplifying and conditioning the geometry for different analysis applications, ...

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Optimization of Tractor Front Axle Support

iChrome’s software solutions, Nexus and Shaper, have been instrumental to Same Deutz-Fahr, a leading tractor manufacturer, to achieve weight reductions and an overall performance increase of complex 3D assemblies such as Front Axle Supports. The main objective of this work was to improve the initial shape of a tractor front axle support with the goal to minimize the overall weight under performance requirement constraints. An overall weight saving of 15% compared to the previously adopted design, has been ...

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Ansys Workbench Direct Integration Node within Nexus

iChrome is proud to announce the new Direct Integration Node (*) to Ansys Workbench Platform as part of Nexus v2.4. This will allow users to integrate entire Ansys multiphysics analyses and simulation processes within Nexus with few clicks of their mouse. Exploring and modifying parameters of native Ansys Workbench Platform models, including CAD geometry dimensions, material properties and boundary conditions directly from within Nexus has never been so easy!

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Nexus advanced plotting functionalities: regression lines and clustering charts

Nexus, the iChrome’s process integration and optimization software solution, has been enhanced with further advanced plotting functionalities including user-defined regression and clustering algorithms expanding the already extensive set of 2D and 3D chart templates.

The new plotting functionalities will allow Nexus users to dynamically explore and estimate relationships among arbitrary complex sets of data with the use of advanced data manipulation and statistic tools making even easier monitoring results on the fly.

The new regression lines and clustering chart template ...

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SolidEdge Direct Integration Node within Nexus

iChrome and Cosmos Italia are proud to announce the release of the SolidEdge Direct Integration Node which expands Nexus CAD/CAE library (*) recently updated with the introduction of Catia and SolidWorks nodes (read more).

Taking advantage of SolidEdge Direct Integration Node, Nexususers will be able to fully integrate SolidEdge native models with few clicks of their mouse and  link SolidEdge models to any Nexus CAE node such as Ansys, Abaqus and Nastran ...

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CATIA and SolidWorks Direct Integration Nodes within Nexus

iChrome is proud to announce new Direct Integration Nodes to CATIA and SolidWorks as part of Nexus v.2.4 (*). These will allow users to explore and modify parameters of native CATIA and Solidworks models making even easier integrating CAD and CAE models in your design process.

The CATIA and SolidWorks nodes enable designers to select and modify CAD properties, update native models, running pre-registered macros and extracting geometric parameters (such as mass, areas, volumes, inertia, etc) and other information with ...

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Size and Shape optimization of Composite Stiffened Panels via MLS free-mesh morphing

This work combines Moving Least Square mesh morphing methods with classical optimization techniques to optimize Composite Stiffened Structures against buckling constraints. The idea is to use standard optimization methods to handle thicknesses and percentages of the composite laminates and Moving Least Square morphing capabilities to modify the shape of the stringers without generating new meshes from geometry during the optimization process.


The considered structural assembly is reported in the figure below. A flat panel with ...

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Optimization of an ORC Radial Turbine Nozzle

Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbogenerators usually operate in thermodynamic regions characterized by high pressure ratios and strong real-gas effects in the flow expansion, requiring therefore a non-standard turbomachinery design. An effective approach can be based on the intensive use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and optimization procedures to investigate a wide range of possible configurations.


Expansions through impulse stages of ORC turbines are commonly characterized by large pressure ratios and a low speed of sound ...

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Optimization of Transonic Wing with Advanced 3D Mesh Morphing

Aerodynamic efficiency is a key aspect in commercial aircraft design as it allows reducing fuel consumption and meeting emission and performance requirements. The main goal of this work is to improve the initial shape of the wing of an innovative three lifting surfaces configuration aircraft in order to minimize drag at transonic cruise condition.


The classic approach to aerodynamic shape optimization requires the definition of a geometrical parameterization of the CAD model. In this case, ...

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