Benefits


Web-based

No need to install any extra software

Just open a regular web browser such as Firefox or Chrome and search online for “caeplex.” It works in any operating system such as Windows, MacOS, GNU/Linux, iOS, Android, etc.

Cloud-based

No need to buy extra hardware

The computations are performed on our servers so CAEplex works on any existing PC, laptop, tablet or phone without requiring any hardware update nor maintenance. No need to buy a new computer nor to add RAM to your oldie one.

Quick & easy

Get results in seconds (literally)

Our killer feature: “ease and speed.” A CAEplex case can be solved from scratch down to the results in less than one minute thanks to our 3-step workflow. If you know a faster FEA app, please let us know.

Mobile-friendly

Use it from a tablet or smartphone

CAEplex can be used from any mobile device such as a tablet or phones, no matter how old or wrecked. Access and show your work from any location at any time.

Collaborative

Share your projects with other people

Just copy & paste the URL (or get a short one like this caeplex.com/r/a7d0) and let other people see (and even modify) your engineering work at CAEplex.

Industry 4.0-ready

Cloud, mobile, collaborative & agile

Enjoy working in an agile development leveraging simulation (we rather say “modeling”), additive manufacturing, and mobile online collaboration.

CAEplex’ features


The 3-step workflow

1. Problem

Define material properties and boundary conditions

2. Mesh

Choose the properties of the finite-element mesh

3. Results

Obtain the stresses and warped displacements

  • Problem types

    1. steady-state linear 3D elasticity
      • Boundary conditions
        • Prescribed/fixed displacements in each degree of freedom
        • Symmetry conditions, both tangential and radial
        • Prescribed rotation around a center and axis
        • External pressure
        • Total force
        • Moment loads
      • Internal loads
        • Weight
        • Centrifugal
        • General algebraic expression
      • Temperature distribution
        • Algebraic expression
        • Point-wise scattered data
        • From a heat conduction project
    2. steady-state thermal 3D conduction
      • Boundary conditions
        • Temperature
        • Prescribed heat flux
        • Convection condition
      • Internal heat source
        • Algebraic expression
  • Non-uniform material properties through algebraic expressions and/or scattered data
  • Material interfaces treated as glued connections

  • Meshing capabilities
    • Tetrahedral grid elements, either first-order (TET4) or second-order (TET10)
    • Global and local mesh refinement control
    • Selection of 2D and 3D meshing algorithms
    • Different levels of grid optimization
    • History of past meshes
  • Solver features
    • GAMG preconditioner
    • GMRES sparse solver
    • Smoothed node-averaged results at the nodes
    • Simple interactive web-based post-processing view
    • Full VTK output

Under development

  • Download input files and run the case locally
  • Management of project history and revisions
  • Generation of engineering reports
  • ASME stress linearization

Engineering back-ends


Gmsh

Gmsh, a three-dimensional finite element mesh generator
by Christophe Geuzaine and Jean-François Remacle

Fino

Fino, a free finite element solver
by Seamplex


Not a point-and-click guy? Be our guest and knock yourself out with Seamplex’ free engineering back-ends

Verification and validation


SimSolid “Real World” Validation Manual For Stress Accuracy

A report compares 18 cases solved with Solidworks and Simsolid. Here are the same cases solved in CAEplex:
  • On convergence of linearized stresses in an infinite pipe computed using the finite element method HTML PDF
  • Three single-part linear elastic benchmark problems PDF
  • Parallelepiped whose Young’s modulus is a function of the temperature PDF
  • Thermo-elastic expansion of finite cylinders PDF

Verify our code by yourself at Github