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Digital Design and Manufacturing


“Digital Design, Animation and Manufacturing” platform (DAMP) is committed to promoting informatization of manufacturing industry. DAMP provides users with an industrial simulation environment, which supports simulations at all stages of the product life cycle. It enables computer-based simulation and modelling on DAMP for product design, process design, product fabrication and assembly, etc. Digital simulation-based design techniques can effectively predict product performance in the real world, shorten the product development cycle and maximize the value of investments. In addition to supplying traditional CAD&CAE environments, DAMP combined with “Materials Science and Engineering” platform creates a virtual laboratory where one can start his product design from multi-scale material design. The superb computing capability of Tianhe-2 will offer a strong guarantee on reliable simulation of complex systems, and support users to maintain the core competitiveness in the “Industry 4.0” era.

In addition to providing software and hardware resources, DAMP is equipped with a support team to provide a range of technology solutions for users to handle engineering problems. We have co-constructed a collaborative innovation center of digital manufacturing with Guangdong General Research Institute for Industry Technology, Guangzhou Shipyard International Company, Guangzhou Automobile Group Corporation and other industry leaders. An innovation service center for 3D cloud printing sponsored by NSCC-GZ and Guangzhou research institute of O-M-E technology has also been set up. These associations and service centers will help Chinese manufacturing enterprise conduct supercomputer simulations, and promote industrial restructuring and upgrading.

Trail commercial software packages, such as Ansys and LS-DYNA, and many open source software products (like OpenFOAM, etc.) have been installed on DAMP. A series of computer simulations of large projects, such as aerodynamic design of commercial aircraft and high-speed rail train, have been successfully conducted on this platform.

Technical Features

On DAMP, engineers can perform a variety of computational simulation, such as structural mechanics analysis, fluid dynamics analysis, electromagnetic design, and multi-physics simulation. Structural design and strength calculation of a product can be done via the finite element method (FEM). Flow field, electromagnetic field problems can be solved by Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM), FEM and finite volume method (FVM). Those methods can be utilized to handle multi-physics simulations of products in the complex field, e.g. thermal stress analysis, piezoelectric, piezoresistive analysis and fluid-structure interaction analysis. Dynamic simulation of large-scale complex multibody system can be achieved by utilizing Wittenburg method, Schiehlen method or Kane method, etc.

Type Software Version Free/Fee Functions
macroscale OpenFOAM 2.2.3 Free, Open source FVM,CFD
macroscale LS-DYNA 7.1.1 commercial FEM,FVM,dynamic analysis
macroscale ANSYS Polyflow 15.0 commercial FEM,CFD
macroscale Ansys Mechanical 15.0 commercial FEM,Structral analysis
macroscale Ansys Fluent 15.0 commercial FVM CFD
macroscale Ansys CFX 15.0 commercial FEM CFD
macroscale Ansys ls-dyna 15.0 commercial FEM,FVM