What’s new: Simcenter Testlab 2021.1

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Simcenter Testlab Neo


Realize new levels of testing productivity through process and technology innovation in Simcenter Testlab Neo, including completed workbooks for acoustics, durability, signature processing, reporting and data sharing.

Years of engineering experience are integrated into a new environment that offers greater productivity, more insights, increased confidence and easier collaboration.

The task-driven user experience in Simcenter Testlab Neo is designed for the novice and the expert, with a fully customizable process designer speeds up analysis, multi-disciplinary analytics support, and the capability to embed simulation models as part of any process flow. It also offers display panels, as well as intuitive and interactive graphs accelerate results interpretation.

Model-Based System Testing


Close the loop between test and simulation using faster simulation model validation through integrated model execution and simulation data processing with Model-Based System Testing (MBST).

Model-based system testing accelerates system testing at any development stage of the model-based development process. By integrating test and simulation in a single environment for product performance validation, the risks and costs of testing can be reduced, the productivity increased, and extra system insights can be gained.

MBST maximizes the consistency of used tools and methods while providing a highly agile mechatronic system engineering environment. It also enables attribute-specific evaluation using virtual models, combined virtual-physical models, and physical prototypes.

Digital Image Correlation


Accelerate structural dynamics testing with Digital Image Correlation (DIC), a new technique for measuring full-field 3D displacements, strains and vibrations, bringing a paradigm shift in materials and structures testing

The fast development of digital camera technology in combination with high-performant DIC techniques is currently bringing a paradigm shift in this domain. Thanks to DIC, it is now possible to extract full-field 3D geometry, displacement and strain information, under any load and for almost any type of material, with limited instrumentation.

Based on only a pair of cameras digital image correlation measures full 3D displacement and strain fields at ten thousand of points. Rely on our non-contact structures and material testing solution to reduce high-spatial resolution modal testing from days to a few hours. Increase confidence in your digital twin by providing a modal model with a spatial resolution equivalent to that of an finite element model.

Frontload full NVH synthesis


Frontloads full vehicle NVH analysis with component-based transfer path analysis methodology with improved component characterization methods and predictive NVH synthesis supporting performance evaluation of virtual prototype assemblies.

Predicting the in-vehicle noise contribution of components, such as powertrain, road, HVAC and steering system during early development, is tremendously challenging. To avoid endless design iterations, engineers need modular technologies that leverage measured individual component models into full-vehicle noise predictions.

This is exactly the scope of component-based TPA. The process starts by characterizing the source loads independently, based on acquired free velocities or blocked forces. Next, using sub-structuring techniques, engineers can study the component-level NVH performance without having to physically create the full vehicle in all its variants. Such early predictions help to avoid issues and allow a more realistic design target setting.


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All in all, the new Simcenter Testlab 2021.1 software release offers test and simulation teams new capabilities to innovate smart products efficiently and optimize testing productivity.

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