Many software tools exist to convert 3D images from various formats (including micro-CT, CT, MRI & FIB-SEM) to meshes used in computational analysis. However, these tools require extensive product knowledge and may require additional time consuming steps of converting into CAD models which adds unnecessary complexities and efforts.
Simpleware was developed for the computational FEA & CFD community to convert scans or any 3D stacked image to a mesh.
- Benefits of Simpleware:
- Easily segment data from 3D image datasets (micro-CT, CT, MRI & FIB-SEM) and import CAD files for assembly and meshing purposes
- All segmentation, filtering, and smoothing tools are applied in X, Y, and Z directions to ensure the most accurate mesh
- Expedites the setup of complex FEA and CFD models by allowing user to apply material properties, setup contact (CAE), fluid/solid interactions including customized boundary layers(CFD) and apply mesh refinement to regions of interest
- Mesh multiple materials with a "water tight" or a congruent mesh