Tips & Tricks

Here you will find articles on how to solve specific issues related to ESI's software solutions. Missing ESI products will be added progressively. Each article has a short abstract which is accessible to everyone. As logged users you can see the full article with all attached screenshots, and you can post comments related to each article.

Visual-Environment Highlight of Visual-Seat: STAN Thermal Dummy
STAN is a thermal dummy to test thermal comfort and moisture management characteristics of automobile, truck, and airplane seating. This device is commercialized by Thermetrics® and some relevant information can be found here: https://thermetrics.com/products/manikin/...
Christian Marca
Virtual Seat, Virtual Integration Platform

Visual-Environment Highlight of Visual-Seat: Sewing Simulation Guided Setup
Sewing simulations aim at assembling flat cover patterns and wrapping them around deformable foam block. This application exists in Visual-Seat for many versions as a set of toolboxes and functionalities enabling to set-up this type of input. This has been enhanced...
Christian Marca
Virtual Seat, Virtual Integration Platform

Visual-Environment Highlight of Visual-Seat: Foam Blocks Positioning
When assembling the different components of the seat, it may happen that the foam at rest is intersecting the frame and/or the suspensions. In order to remove those intersections, a simulation-based technique had been implemented previously by applying surface pressure...
Christian Marca
Virtual Seat, Virtual Integration Platform

Modelling pretension of Bolts
To simulate bolt pretension, a new medium called PRELOAD has been developed. With this medium, the strain generating the pretension is automatically computed and applied on the model.
Sandrine Dischert
Multiphysics

3D Combine
As existing 2D Combine in Visual-Mesh, 3D Combine has been introduced to undone refinements.
Sandrine Dischert
Multiphysics, Virtual Integration Platform

New pattern in Visual-Mesh 3D split
The aim of this new 3D pattern is to allow users to refine mesh on a restricted area
Sandrine Dischert
Multiphysics, Virtual Integration Platform

Computation Manager - Basic & Advanced mode
The computation manager help users to generate the computation input with parameters adapted to the model to study
Sandrine Dischert
Multiphysics

Interface SYSWELD / ABAQUS
The objective of this interface is to perform a restart with ABAQUS using a SYSWELD computation. The difficulty is to transfer the metallurgical effects in a data structure which is not designed for it.
Yonggang Duan
Welding & Assembly

How to Obtain Best Results within Reasonable Time from a Heat Treatment Simulation
Heat treated parts are in most cases not clamped during heat treatment, for an FEM analysis, at least a static determined clamping is needed that does not allow any rigid body motion.
Yonggang Duan
Welding & Assembly

Stamping/HT Chaining of 3D Ring - Restart tool in Visual Heat Treatment
This article is to show effects of heat treatment on stresses when industrial mechanical parts are stamped (or welded) by 3 typical heat treatment steps: Heating, Quenching and Tempering. Tempering is generally considered effective in relieving stresses induced by...
Yonggang Duan
Welding & Assembly