FEARCE

FEARCE

Finite Element Analysis

Fearce

FEARCE is a finite element (FE) pre- and post-processing tool written specifically to support engine and vehicle analysis. FEARCE acts as an interface to integrate each stage of an FE analysis – from assembling component models into larger systems, through the application of loads and boundary conditions, to the solution and post-processing of results. 

How it works

FEARCE adds automation to these key tasks so that complex analyses can be performed quickly and accurately while ensuring common processes are reliable, repeatable and traceable between iterations.
 

Key features

  • Integrated graphical user interface (GUI), providing a single environment for all key stages in the process
  • Unique network approach allows a user to construct complex FE assemblies from component models
  • Automated connectivity of interfaces between components
  • All types of connectivity can be applied, including advanced non-linear interfaces, such as contact joins and structural or thermal gaps. Dissimilar meshes can be joined using multi-point constraints
  • All connectivity is automatically checked – with conflicts, fixes and warnings flagged and documented
  • Easy application of force, pressure or displacement loads to the system
  • Automatic mapping of boundary conditions from external sources
  • Direct mapping of loads from VECTIS, WAVE, PISDYN and ENGDYN
  • Internal linear solver and translators to automatically set up solution decks for all major third-party FE packages
  • Full suite of post-processing tools, including: Plots and animations
    ; Load-case combination and factoring
    ; Bore, bearing and valve distortion studies
    ; Durability analyses
    ; Noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) studies
     
Applications

Applications

FEARCE - solution and post processing

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FEARCE - thermal boundary conditions

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Relevant resources

Exhaust muffler shell noise and structural exhaust system vibration prediction

Exhaust muffler shell noise and structural exhaust system vibration prediction

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Dynamic analysis of a valvetrain system and integrating for 3D structural analysis

Dynamic analysis of a valvetrain system and integrating for 3D structural analysis

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Power cylinder, improve quality and lead time in liner CAE analysis

Power cylinder, improve quality and lead time in liner CAE analysis

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Noise and Vibration Optimization of a Gasoline Engine

Noise and Vibration Optimization of a Gasoline Engine

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