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Take your chance and test your knowledge about Simcenter Amesim!

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Do you really know how to use Simcenter Amesim? Are you a true Simcenter Amesim professional?

 

Test your abilities with a simple quiz and learn more about our software!

 

So, True or False?

 

  1. Simcenter Amesim is just a 1D software package.
Spoiler

False. 
Using Simcenter Amesim you can manipulate:

  • 0D models (no spatial consideration).
  • 1D lumped or computational fluid dynamics (CFD) 1D models (hydraulic line model lumped in volumes or a shaft modelled with a few inertia and stiffness).
  • 2D lumped models – planar mechanical systems or thermal models.
  • 3D lumped models– mechanical assemblies or engine thermal models.

 

  1. Simcenter Amesim is a highly recognized software for hydraulic systems modelling.
Spoiler
True.
But not only. Many more application domains can be addressed accurately: mechanics, electrics, thermal, internal combustion engines, drivelines, vehicle dynamics, aero systems ….

 

  1. Simcenter Amesim supports the FMI standard.
Spoiler

True.

More than supporting, the Simcenter Amesim team is an active member of the consortium and helps to define the standard.

 

  1. Simcenter Amesim is not a true Modelica tool.
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False. 
Simcenter Amesim supports the Modelica language, allowing users to work with existing Modelica libraries or create their own custom libraries. It is possible to work exclusively with Modelica models, or to couple them with classical Simcenter Amesim models. Users can then leverage the Simcenter Amesim platform to simulate, post-process and analyse their Modelica-based components.

 

  1. Simcenter Amesim is focused on the automotive industry.
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False. 
Simcenter Amesim has also comprehensive solutions for many other industries: aeronautics and space, off-highway, heavy equipment, industrial machinery, energy, marine, and other industries. Its versatile, physics-based approach makes it relevant for studying any complex or smart systems in any industry.

 

  1. Simcenter Amesim can be interfaced with other simulation software.
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True.

Simcenter Amesim can be interfaced with a wide variety of complementary CAE solutions, from Simulink to multi-body simulation (MBS) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). It is even possible to interface your own in-house company software using the generic co-simulation interface.

 

  1. Due to the broad application domains of Simcenter Amesim, some components can be very difficult to parameterize for specific domains industry.
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False.

With the help of apps it is possible to define customized graphical user interface for a specific application domain which will pre-process parameters, so that an end-user can provide the parameters he is accustomed to. Simcenter Amesim comes already with many different apps for specific application domains (vehicle dynamics, electric motor parameterization, transmission, etc.).

 

  1. With Simcenter Amesim, you can create automation scripts.
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True.

Indeed, it is easy to script models for various types of analyses or tasks (parameter variations, optimization …) using Python, Matlab, Scilab and virtual basic for applications (VBA). However, it is also possible to access to core features through the circuit application programming interface (API) and hence build a complete model from scratch through scripting.

 

  1. It is necessary to use complementary software to perform optimization or design of experiments with Simcenter Amesim. 
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False.

Simcenter Amesim comes with a standard design exploration module allowing users to conduct DOE calculation, optimization and Monte Carlo studies. The response surface model capabilities of this module allow to fully benefit from the nonlinear programming by quadratic lagrangian (NLPQL) and genetic algorithm implemented in it. These studies can be parallelized locally (taking advantage of the multi-core architecture of most modern computers) but also on a network.

Additionally it is possible to couple Simcenter Amesim with other optimization software packages like Mode Frontier, Optimus…

 

  1. It is possible to expand standard Simcenter Amesim components with in-house know-how.
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True.

The software comes with submodel editor (a complete development environment for Simcenter Amesim components). Since most standard components are delivered with their source code it is possible to edit them and add in-house know-how in these components.

 

Comments
Experimenter
Experimenter

Salve I would need some help to simulate an axial piston engine multi stroke. could you help me?

Community Manager

Hello co1,

If you have any questions related to LMS Amesim, do not hesitate to go on the 1D Simulation Forum and to start a discussion there: https://community.plm.automation.siemens.com/t5/1D-Simulation-Forum/bd-p/Simcenter_1D_forum