Computer-Aided Engineering on AWS Empowers Engineers to Innovate
Unleash productivity with CAE Today, computer-aided engineering (CAE) is standard in any industry that uses design software to develop new products or to create new features for existing products.
January 2, 2020
CAE allows engineers to perform simulations of a product’s physical properties quickly by eliminating the need to build a physical prototype. Virtually all industries are using CAE in product development processes, including: automotive, aerospace, plant engineering, electronics, energy, and consumer goods.
Simulating with CAE takes only a few hours at most, compared to the days or weeks it would require to build a physical prototype. Products that can be test simulated range from extremely small components inside electronic devices or machine parts, to very big and complex structures such as race cars, bridges, skyscrapers, or even power plants.
Engineers need simulation models to quickly and accurately ensure the effective functioning of a product in all environments and at different periods of time in a product’s lifecycle. However, realistically simulating a product’s complex geometries and testing those in all conditions requires an immense amount of computing power.
CAE simulations require storing and processing large amounts of data, and this is only possible with “clusters” or groups of really powerful high performance and reliable computers connected through high speed communication channels.
Modern simulation tools, software as a service (SaaS) solvers, and cloud computing, have removed barriers to streamlining the difficult endeavor of CAE. Engineers can now leverage the power and speed of high performance computing (HPC) in the cloud to speed up the standard CAE workflow and significantly reduce the cost and time required for each design iteration cycle.