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What exactly is simulation?

Whether a house, bicycle, smartphone chip or artificial heart, they all start as a digital 3D model on a computer. Virtual tests, or simulations using the 3D model can help to clarify all manner of different aspects.

In the end, simulation is “only” a function of complex mathematics and physics, both of which are preprogrammed into special simulation software. Since its use is very straightforward, those working in research and development can work on very important issues such as: How can products be made safer? How can CO2 be reduced? Which surgical reduces the risk for patients?

Implement CAD, modeling and simulation projects in a student friendly way

Are you involved in STEM teaching at school, in a youth or students’ research center or a student lab? Then Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D simulation tools are the perfect way to help young people discover the fun of technology, physics, mathematics and computer sciences.

Simulation in practical use

Technical simulations visualize physical relationships. Different solutions for technical tasks can thus be easily compared.

Understanding Airplane Lift and Physics

How do airplanes fly and stay in the air? The Wright Brothers figured this out by mastering a physics force called “lift”. Mostly created by the wings, lift holds an aircraft in the air.

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Exploring Drag and Physics

How did the Wright Brothers’ Wright Flyer airplane lift off, How does a streamlined sports car go faster than a bulky truck? This is due to a physics phenomenon called “drag” or “drag force” where air particles push against the front of objects, slowing them down. From creating airplane simulations to modeling race cars


Build a virtual wind tunnel with ANSYS Discovery, then test and improve aerodynamics with flow simulations.


Quickly check 10 new bicycle frames to identify the best ideas for further devlopement

CADFEM ESOCAET: Master's Program

CADFEM esocaet (European School of Computer Aided Engineering Technology, offers software-independent and certified CAE training from offering trainings to attending a Master’s program at an accredited university. CADFEM esocaet is the ideal basis for your CAE career goals

How does simulation fit into teaching?

Digital models are created with CAD, either from existing objects or from design ideas. Using the engineering simulation techniques, models can be tested in different scenarios and variants can be compared. And this is where physics comes into play. Most of the time it’s about finding out how much force is applied, whether everything withstands material savings or how the drag force can be reduced.

There are simulation tasks that are so complex that even experts need a certain amount of time to find particularly good solutions. But many applications can be carried out without any prior knowledge: Simple tools and smart task selection make CAD, modeling and simulation the perfect digital solutions for many STEM subjects. To ensure quick success, we offer you support at the start.

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