FEA/CFD Preparation
Taking FEA from theory to patient care

Imagine you could not only predict the fit of a new device, but also its long-term functionality in the patient’s body. Finite Element Analysis has the potential to completely revolutionize the way patients are treated. Being able to efficiently create a high-quality patient-specific FEA mesh from medical image data in an easy way with the Mimics Innovation Suite, brings you one step closer to a real clinical application.

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Our strategic partnerships allow seamless transition from meshes created in the Mimics Innovation Suite to:

  • ANSYS
  • ANSYS Fluent
  • ABAQUS
  • NASTRAN
  • PATRAN
  • COMSOL

Orthopedic: FEA Preparation

Create high-quality meshes for analyses on complex anatomical models:

  • Create complex non-manifold (multi-part) meshes
  • Obtain detailed analytics of your mesh and improve mesh quality
  • Refine your meshes based on geometrical characteristics
  • Map gray values from your CT data to assign heterogeneous material properties
  • Choose from a number of tools to define flat surfaces, curved surfaces, or custom regions as boundaries, element sets, or node sets  
  • Link to all major FEA and CFD solvers

Streamline your pre-processing workflow towards FEA/CFD:

  • One-click conversion from masks to high-quality 3D models
  • Mesh quality analysis and improvement tools
  • Feature-based meshing (high curvature and thin regions)
  • Combine CAD parts to your anatomical 3D models and create multi-part meshes without losing accuracy on your CAD parts
  • Heterogeneous material property assignment

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Cardiovascular: CFD Preparation

FEA/CFD preparation allows you to:

  • Obtain optimized surface meshes
  • Create highly accurate tetrahedral volume meshes
  • Refine your mesh locally
  • Generate a non-manifold mesh
  • Assign material properties based on image gray values
  • Export the 3D object, the STL, or the mesh to a solver of choice
  • And more...

Different tools are available, making it possible to:

  • Re-mesh in order to optimize the STL model
  • Inspect and visualize the quality of your mesh through an inspection scene
  • Refine volume and local volume meshing
  • Create non-manifold assembly for different masks in the datasets
  • And more...

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Obtain high-quality meshes faster, even with challenging cases

Your FEA mesh preparation workflow has been drastically improved with new robust algorithms to create uniform meshes and non-manifold assemblies, an improved link to your FE solver and a simplified user interface. In this version, it will be easier for a novice to get started with FEA meshing, while experienced users will be able to complete more challenging cases in less time.

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