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SimScale is an engineering simulation platform that is revolutionizing the way engineers, designers, scientists, and students design products. The SimScale platform is accessible completely via a standard web browser, with an easy-to- use interface which supports numerous simulation types including: solid mechanics, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, acoustics, and particle analysis.

By harnessing the power of the cloud for simulation, SimScale eliminates the hurdles that accompany traditional simulation tools: high installation costs, licensing fees, deployment of high-performance computing hardware, and required updates and maintenance. Users always have the latest version of SimScale.

With the SimScale community, all users have free access to thousands of simulation projects. From beginners to advanced users, the community is a place for “crowdsourcing” simulation knowledge and collaboration. Individuals, small businesses, and large enterprises worldwide have introduced SimScale into their workflow to virtually test and validate preliminary designs rather than using costly physical prototyping.

SimScale offers Community, Commercial, and Enterprise plans which can be customized to meet the needs of any user. Founded in 2012 in Munich, Germany, SimScale is comprised of a talented team of engineers, computer scientists, and mathematicians who are dedicated to making simulation technology accessible to everyone.

Expertise Required: 

None, we provide webinars and workshops to enable our users to work with SimScale

Audience: 

Engineers, designers, scientists, and academic users

Input: 

SimScale supports the generic CAD formats STEP, IGES, BREP as well as the triangulated surface format STL

Output: 

Geometry: IGES, STL, STEP, BREP
Mesh: UNV for Structural mesh, openfoam mesh file for Fluid mesh
Results: ZIP file containing a VTK file of the results which readable by local Paraview and a CASE file readable by Paraview

Strengths: 

Easy to use - GUI and training from our team

Scalable - Start with a free community account or a 2 week trial and scale the simulation capacities as needed

Efficient - As it is a web-based platform, there is no setup required. By not starting every simulation from scratch and leveraging the large amount of already completed simulation projects, the setup time is significantly reduced.

Powerful - With simulation functionality ranging from solid mechanics, fluid flow to thermal, acoustic analysis and particle phenomena, every SimScale user has access to state of the art simulation methods and the necessary computing resources.

Collaborative - By providing completely web-based access to all simulation data and functionality, it is easy to collaborate on the SimScale CAE platform. You can comment on simulation projects of other users, get help on your own projects and easily share your simulation results with co-workers, partners, vendors, or customers.

Open - SimScale is an open ecosystem where simulation functionality, content as well as people are brought together in one place. Interested engineers and designers can join free of charge and collaborate with their peers. Simulation software developers can join via the partner program and deliver their functionality to the SimScale community.

Secure - SimScale offers a highly secure working space. Data transferred to and from the platform is protected with industry standard encryption technology, using AES encrypted hard drives on our servers as well as in our external data centers. We ensure your data is backed up on multiple servers so that you will never lose the projects that you are working on.

Country: 
Worldwide
Major Capabilities: 
Whole-building Energy Simulation
HVAC System Selection and Sizing
Indoor Air Quality Simulation
Language: 
English
Platform: 
Linux
Windows
Mac OS X
Web/Saas
Pricing: 
Free
Free for Non-Commercial/Academic Use
Free To Try
Help and Support: 
Free Email Support
Peer Support Forum
Free Phone Support
Subscription Email Support
Subscription Phone Support
Last Software Update: 
12 October 2016
Last Entry Update: 
12 October 2016
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