SimScale is revolutionizing computer-aided engineering for product design

SimScale is a web-based CAE/ engineering simulation platform that is revolutionizing the way engineers, designers and scientists design products. It is harnessing the power of the cloud and cutting-edge simulation technology to build an ecosystem in which simulation functionality, content, and people are brought together in one place enabling them to build better products.
Through its new CAE Community, SimScale brought the price of engineering simulation down to ZERO.

SimScale is a powerful cloud-based CAE platform supporting multiple simulation types including solid mechanics, fluid dynamics and thermodynamics. No specialized local hardware, software or licenses are needed. A standard web browser and broadband internet connection are sufficient to set up and run a numerical simulation, having access to a full-fledged HPC-powered simulation environment.

What is the story behind SimScale?

SimScale, as a cloud-based engineering simulation SaaS provider, was officially founded in 2012 in Munich/Germany, aiming to change the way engineers, designers, and students design products by giving them access to sophisticated yet easy-to-use multi-physics simulation methods for virtual prototyping to develop better products, faster, and more cost-efficiently.

What is the SimScale CAE Community?

The SimScale CAE Community enables users to collaborate and connect with other professionals and get access to thousands of simulation projects from other Community users. With the new Community Plan and the collaboration-focused features, SimScale is set to become the world’s first online ecosystem of simulation functionality, content and people brought together on one platform.

A few weeks ago, SimScale hit a 10 000 public projects milestone, 6 months after the launch of the SimScale Community plan, granting everybody free access to SimScale with a full feature functionality and 3000 core hours of computing resources. Simulation projects, created as part of the Community plan, are automatically added to the library of public projects enabling users to easily leverage the simulation know-how for their own simulation setups.

For what applications is SimScale suitable?

SimScale is suitable for many applications, from basic fluid flows (pipelines, vehicle aerodynamics, compressible aerodynamics) and heat transfer simulations, to solid mechanics — static and dynamics simulations, frequency analysis and so on.

You can combine them with thermal or mechanical coupling and have fluid flow interacting with structure, heat transfer with structural analysis, etc. Add to all of these the family of particle simulations (particle with flow, without the flow) and acoustics. It covers a good percentage of the applications that are possible to do simulations with.

What's next?

Product releases and improvements are happening on an ongoing basis. The newest feature is conjugate heat transfer, which now makes full modeling of heat exchangers, cooling and heating systems, and many similar applications possible on SimScale. Public projects are growing every day with more professionals joining the Community, getting SimScale closer to 100 000 users. And this is just the beginning.