DEP MeshWorks is a feature based morphing tool that can rapidly morph existing FE and CFD models to match new geometry and/or to new proportions.
Component and full system level FE/CFD models (such as automotive vehicle crash, NVH and durability models) can be morphed to fit target design features such as styling lines, sections, proportions etc. precisely.
A wide variety of morphing techniques such as control block (lower and higher order), direct parabolic, spherical, polycube and field based morphing are available to address varied applications.
An extensive set of automated and interactive tools to create ‘control blocks’ for assembly level morphing is available.
Typical automotive morphing scenarios such as morphing to match styling, upper body to carry over under body matching, morphing sedan to station wagon or SUV etc. can be executed rapidly.
Specialized morphing such as fillet radius change, section change, pattern replication etc. are also available.
DEP uses MeshWorks,a comprehensive CAE model parameterization engine with a broadrange of categories of parameters that can be used at all stages of product development.
Categories of parameters include: gauge, shape, sections, spot weld pitch, seam-weld-spacing, adhesive length, topology (member repositioning), features (number of holes, ribs, bulkheads, crush-initiators etc. in a given space) and general parameters.
Regular FE/CFD models can be converted to intelligent parametric FE/CFD models. The parameters can be exercised as one-time execution or linked to Design of Experiments (DOE) and Multi-Disciplinary Optimization (MDO) schemes.
Multiple runnable CAE models (literally hundreds of them) can be generated automatically by exercising the parametric CAE models.The different types of design parameters
1. Shape parameter.
2. Structural (gauge / material) parameter .
3. Feature parameter.
4. Macro parameter.
5. Topology parameter.
4. General text parameter.
- Creation of multiple holes in a given zone.
- Creation of multiple crush initiators in a given zone.
- Creation of multiple ribs in a given zone.
- Automatic remeshing after design generation.
- Smoothing and quality improvement after design generation