The process of creating midsurface geometry and finite element meshes of injection molded plastics such as automotive interior trim components, aircraft overhead bins, and electronic cases can require extracting dozens of planar and curved midsurfaces, adjoining specific free edges, meshing, and more. Unfortunately with existing finite element pre/post processors, the process can require multiple days to complete.
This presentation discusses optimal methods and CAE software available to reduce the time needed to create midsurface models and meshes. The topics discussed can expedite the process up to 10x. A live demonstration will be performed on an automotive head liner and will be used to highlight the time savings gained from implementing the concepts and CAE technology discussed in this presentation. The use of MSC Apex will be highlighted throughout this presentation.