As a global technology leader in computer-aided engineering (CAE) simulation software and services, our traditional business partner MSC Software Corporation, announced the debut release of the MSC CoSim engine that has been developed in order to provide a co-simulation interface for the direct coupling of different solvers/disciplines within a multiphysics framework enabling engineers to set up co-simulation models between Adams (MBD), Marc (FEA) and scFLOW (CFD) and it covers a wide range of industrial scale applications including washing machine drum vibration to fuel tank sloshing for FSI and MBD; moving diaphragm valves to non-standard fans and pumps; dynamic windshield wiper blades to hydraulic actuators; and non-linear rubber door seals to vehicle bushes. At most companies, CAE is performed as an isolated activity within a single functional team or engineering discipline. The performance, safety, and reliability of their products, however, is greatly influenced by the interactions between these disciplines. Co-simulation helps to avoid inaccurate assumptions, and therefore leads to a better correlation between CAE simulation and physical testing, so engineers gain a richer insight into the performance of the actual product without over-design. Co-simulation can provide a higher level of simulation accuracy with realistic engineering analysis demands inside real world engineering design timescales.

Co-simulation provides engineers with a unique, more complete & holistic performance insight by coupling together multiple simulation disciplines. In the center of this chain of solvers and simulations, obviosly stays the generation of the CAE models. MSC Apex Modeler is a CAE specific direct modeling and meshing pre-post processor, that streamlines CAD clean-up, simplification and meshing workflow. The solution features sophisticated and interactive tools that are easy to use and easy to learn. Paolo Guglielmini, CEO of MSC Software speaking about the release of the new MSC CoSim Engine said: “We are super excited about this product release which is the culmination of many years of development of co-simulation technologies inside MSC Software. I genuinely believe that this is pushing the boundaries of true multiphysics simulation and it raises the bar for the uptake of CAE co-simulation in the real world to the masses of engineers today who can benefit from it.