COPRA FEA RF 2021.1
The target of the new 2021.1 version is to: Increase software capabilities, enhance the usability of the software from a roll forming industry perspective and improve the existing documentation to allow a better understanding of the available functionalities and their usage.
With this new tool COPRA FEA RF users get not only the already existing stepby-step illustrated instructions on software functionalities but also video tutorials.
The COPRA FEA RF InfoCenter consist of:
- User guides with step-by-step illustrated instructions
- Video tutorials
A new material database was developed where the user can easily create an entry, with the relevant material properties, for each desired material. This material database was already introduced in the latest version of COPRA RF and it can now also be used in COPRA FEA RF. The materials defined in the COPRA RF and selected for the relevant project will be automatically used in the subsequent finite element analysis using COPRA FEA RF.
A user-defined page layout can now be defined when creating a report. The page layout can then be personalized to match the corporate identity of the company.
Additionally, the content of the report can now be spread into two columns.
This user-defined page layout can be applied for automatically generated reports as well as for manually generated reports, as long as the report is in PDF format.
The new version of COPRA FEA RF WireRolling will introduce a new feature which allows the user to analyse how the material flows during the process. Analysing the material flow uring wire rolling processes helps to identify the overall distortion of the final part and the areas with high/low strain levels. The acquired knowledge is particularly important to optimize the process and avoid ;defects.
Manually modifying a mesh can be difficult and time consuming but important and necessary when meshes with specific characteristics are desired. To avoid that the user has to redo all the manually modification steps again and again, COPRA FEA RF offers the possibility to select an already existing mesh and import it into a different simulation model. The possibilities in COPRA FEA RF 2021.1 are even greater, any manually modified mesh used in a simulation model can now be imported into any other type of, possibly more advanced, simulation model.
The latest version of COPRA FEA RF introduced a new feature to predict wear areas in the profile. This new feature allows user to get a better insight on the forming process and visualize areas of the profile where surface defects are expected. This knowledge facilitates the optimization of the forming process with focus on minimizing surface defects.
Prediction of wear related topics are included both in driven simulations – Total Wear, Total Wear Station, Relative Sliding Velocity Vector, Wear Rate Sliding Vector and Contact Exposure – and non-driven simulations – Contact Exposure. In the newest version of COPRA FEA RF this feature was further developed, the user will now be able to select some of the prediction of wear related topics in the preparation of an automatic report.