Behind the scenes, DirectFEM’s simulation core uses the Finite Cell Method, a derivative of standard finite elements, combining immersed boundary techniques with high-order shape functions.
Immersed Finite Elements
Instead of a boundary-conforming mesh, DirectFEM’s simulation core embeds the geometry in a regular background grid of finite elements.
High order shape functions
Thanks to high order shape functions, our solution offers a much higher per degree-of-freedom accuracy than standard finite elements.
Our multi-level refinement solution enables highly accurate results around ROI-s in a simple but efficient manner.
Many geometries supported
Combine and simulate CT scans, point clouds, standard CAD geometries – DirectFEM’s simulation core is able deal with them all.
The technology is ready to be deployed on a compute cluster, thanks to its scalable architecture.
Simple and accurate
The technology of DirectFEM was designed with simplicity in mind – no tedious preparation of geometric models, no more mesh generation. Simulation is a single click away!
Forget about meshing errors, geometric defects or incompatible CAD formats. Discover DirectFEM’s revolutionary simulation technology, the Finite Cell Method:
- No mesh generation required
- Works on dirty geometries, CT scans, point clouds and many more
- Requires much less human effort
DirectFEM harnesses state-of-the art embedded, highly accurate finite element technology combined with efficient local refinements:
- Invest computational effort only where you really need it
- Ready to be deployed in a massively parallel setting
Reap the benefits of a streamlined design-to-analysis process by sparing engineering time invested in mesh generation and simulation pre-processing:
- Spare up to 80% of engineering time
- Set up “what if” scenarios
- Get almost immediate feedback on design alternatives
Das Projekt DirectFEM wird im Rahmen des EXIST-Programms durch das Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie und den Europäischen Sozialfonds gefördert.