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Computer Aided Engineering

by SAMTECH s.a.

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SUMMARY

• General presentation of CæSam


• SAMCEF For WIND TURBINE (SAMTECH)
• ISAMI Analyst (AIRBUS)
• Available tools for other types of applications

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Why CAESAM?

• Need expressed by several customers


• Experience of SAMTECH through professional
solutions and support of customer’s skill tools

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What is CæSam ?

‰ CæSam provides a
interactive and batch
mode access to COTS
(NASTRAN, SAMCEF,…)
and LEGACY software.

‰ CæSam enables engineers to integrate their tools,


automate their processes, perform multidisciplinary trade
studies and optimization and ultimately design better
products, faster.

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How to use CæSam?

‰ Stand-Alone: A consistency
check system insures the
user to work with validated
data.
‰ Collaborative Work: Linked to
the Product Data Manager of
the customer, Data Sharing is
provided within and across
disciplines.

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CæSam Main Concepts

‰ Global Model (Analysis Model)(not compulsary)

‰ Different types of users

‰ Processes and Methods Æ Analyses

‰ Software Development Kit (SDK)


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CæSam Main Concepts : Global Model
‰ Geometry Master Model:
• In design and analysis phases, geometry is the center of the product
definition.
• But it doesn’t often exist from the beginning of the process…
¾ Conceptual Model
¾ Preliminary Model
¾ Detailed Model
‰ CaeSam Master Model
• Can be Virtual (just a Product Structure)
• Can be a well organised parameterised FEM model
• Will be entirely created in SAMCEF Field in future release
• Will be imported from a CAD system in future release but:
¾ Must be organised in parts
¾ Should be simplified for analysis…

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CæSam Main Concepts : Global Model

‰ Product structure:
• viewed as a tree + graphical representation (real
3D view or picture)
• elementary components called Structural Elements
(SE)
• Assembly of SE are possible: SEA
‰ Data base
• Properties = Engineering Objects (EO): all
validated data associated to SE
• Type of data:
¾ CAD part ¾ Physical properties
¾ Material properties ¾ Mesh
¾ Analysis ¾ Analysis Results
¾ Tests results (measurements)…

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CæSam Main Concepts : Users

ANALYST AUTHOR

Performs analysis using Creates, modifies and


predefined Templates manages Templates
in in
CæSam Analyst CæSam Studio

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CæSam Main Concepts : Analyses

‰ Analysis:
• Associated to SE or SEA Analyst
• Proposed to the user
through a customized GUI
with advanced capabilities
(2D-3Dviewers, dedicated
help, etc…) to define the
data, launch the
computation and
postprocess all type of
results
• Possibility to compute one
by one or in burst mode,
interactively or in Batch
mode

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CæSam Main Concepts : Analyses

‰ Methods:

• Coded writing of Fundamental skill (created by the customer skill


group with CAESAM Studio)
• Input/Output description= XML Files

MATLAB

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CæSam Main Concepts : Analyses

‰ Process:
• Chain of methods or processes
• Predefined Processes are proposed
• Created by an Author who makes them
PS
available to the appropriate SE
PS 1
M’

PS 2
M’’

Standard
PROCESS EXPERT user
(Author) PS 3
M’’’

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CæSam Main Concepts : SDK

Software Development Kit


Studio
‰ Used by experts (team of Authors)
‰ Interactive Development Environment
‰ Object Definition (SE, EO, …)
‰ Process and Methods definition
‰ Editors: standard available- specific to create
‰ Viewers: 2D - 3D available- specific to be added
‰ Available FEM Results:
‰ NASTRAN OP2 access
‰ SAMCEF access
‰ Source Code Management (compilation, link,…)

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CAESAM Architecture
Abstract Plugin Plugin Library
Viewer HTML Help Doc
Interface Viewer Plugin .html

Post Picture Image


Processor
Viewer Plugin .gif
Interface

Application Object
SF3D 3DView
Viewer Plugin .sfield
Interface

Material API MatAPI


Framework Plugin Load Case Plugin DB Server
Tools Manager Interface
LDAP LDAP
Network XML Username Plugin DB
Tools Tools Restriction
Analysis Process
Cache files FEM
Tools Tools Analysis Analysis Method 1
Process Analysis Method
Library
Analysis Method 2
Launch
Computation
Interface

External DB PDM PDM


Access Plugin DB

Each process is a plug in

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CæSam Analyst Desktop

Global
Model

Associated
EOs

Specific Editor
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CæSam Studio Desktop

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Targeted applications of CæSam

‰ Preliminary Design: overall behaviour


analysis (multidisciplinary) and
optimisation
‰ Detailed Design: local analysis and
optimisation, global-local optimisation
‰ Customer Toolbox

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CURRENT TYPES of APPLICATION

GLOBAL DESIGNÆ
SAMCEF FOR WIND TURBINE
DETAILED DESIGNÆ
AIRBUS : ISAMI Analyst

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SAMCEF FOR WIND TURBINE
CAESAM + SAMCEF +
Specific Post-processing tools +
EO libraries (gear boxes, blades, rotor,…)

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« GLOBAL DESIGN » APPLICATION

SAMCEF FOR
WIND TURBINE
(S4WT)

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S4WT: the structure of a Wind Turbine
‰ Conventional division of a WT…
Blades - rotor

Rotor shaft

Bedplate-main frame

Gearbox and housing

Tower

HSS, Disk brake and slip clutch


Generator and generator frame

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SE in S4WT

SE = parts:
• Tower
• Bedplate
• Gear Box
• LSS
• Rotor
• HSS
• Generator
• …

Note:
Conceptual SE,
Not necessarily
modeled

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SE in S4WT

‰ Every component can be represented by different


models

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S4WT Desktop: Predefinition of sets of transient
loadcases and automatic results generation and reporting

Create and
manage several
analyses

Analyses contain
« parameters »
and « load »
objects and lead
to specific
results

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Post-Processing in S4WT

Available viewers
– Results on
structure
– Curves such
as
acceleration,…
Post-processing
using adapted
programs

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ISAMI Analyst V3
=
CæSam V3.1 + AIRBUS Plug-Ins
+ AIRBUS libraries

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Detailed Design Application

AIRBUS
Detailed Design
Environment
ISAMI

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Overall Process

PDM, CAD idealisation tools,…

Repairs support
Manufacturing
Other DB Stress Dossier

Material D
DB Global Model AC
Flight
physics
CAD parts

Local optimisation

Experimental results
Local analysis

GFEM generation

GFEM analysis

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ISAMI : Overview

J.L.T

Engineering Data Damtol

Framework
Engineering Data
Framework (based on CAESAM) ) Profiles
FE buckling
)GUI ) Materials

)Stress Model Service )Fasteners Skill modules


)Integration service (with ISAMI Manager) )…

) Job service (ATOME)


) Reporting service
)…

ISAMI Analyst
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Global Model (called Stress Model in ISAMI Analyst)

Global FEM
displayed in Caesam

Stress Model

Global FEM

BDF converter tool

Global FEM and Stress Model


displayed in Caesam

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EO (1):
Material , Stacking, Coordinate System

Material Isotropic

Coordinate System
Stacking by plies

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EO (2):
Panel Geometry, Profile, Bolt, …

Bolt

Profile
User profile library
Generic profile library
Validated profile library

Panel Geometry

Profile

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Load Case selection and loading extraction

Automatically filled in
from OP2 file(s)

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Available analyses (analytical and FEM)
• Composite • Fatigue
– Buckling (FEM) – Initiation in plate and lug (FEM)
– Bolted Joint 1D –…
– Bolted L angle (FEM) • Statics
– Damage Tolerance – Stiffened panel buckling
– Plain Strength – Frame buckling
– Reparability Panel –…
– Reparability Stringer
– Notch sensitivity
– Filled Hole
– Open Hole (FEM)
– Holed Stiffened Panels (FEM)
– Holed Rib-Bay Buckling (FEM)
–…

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Post-Processing

RF mapping

Result of the RF
sensitivity calculation

• Available viewers of CæSam : FEM post-processors, Curve plotters, tables (Excel format), etc…
• In house programs for further computations, lists, etc…
• Reports: template to fill in with results

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CæSam :Post-processing of Global Analysis

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Reporting HTML report

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TOOL BOX for DATA PROCESSING
=
CæSam + Customer Skill Tools
+ Specific 2-3D Viewers

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How to plug in existing Skill Tools?

• Customer Skill Tools


– Skill tools = Existing tools to be adapted
– For each tool, define the necessary EO (= parameters or
attributes i.e input/output)
– For each type of EO, choose or develop the appropriate editor
– Eventually build libraries for some EO
• Specific Editors
– To manipulate input/output of the tools
– To be developed in JAVA
• Specific viewers: to choose amongst commercial or Open
source viewers: VTK, GNUPLOT, JFree Chart, …
– To connect to the editors

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Available usefull components

• Selector
• Filter
• Sorter
• Editor
• Viewer
• …

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Available Editor (double, integer, string, array…)

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Available component: SELECTOR

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Available component: FILTER

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EASY to Plug-In a new viewer

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Available 2D Viewer

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JFreeChart

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• It is worth thinking over a new organisation of all your
skill tools
• ? Groups of methods related to a particular
component of a structure for processing Data from
numerical and experimental tests,
• ? Just a ToolBox of Methods

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Advantages of CæSam for building a ToolBox

• Up-to-date ergonomy
• Available on PC – SUN – HP
• Easy migration thanks to CAESAM Studio
• Can integrate all existing Fortran methods without
difficulties
• Reporting facility based on FEMWORD
• Possibility to migrate progressively
• Existing 2D, 3D viewers but possibility to use Open
Source, Commercial software, Enhanced existing
SAMTECH viewers…
• Easy access to a team of experts….

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