Simulate real-world scenarios to virtually validate and optimise designs and ensure safe operations.
Hexagon develops multiphysics simulation software that enables engineers to validate and optimise designs using virtual prototypes. Customers in virtually every industry use our software to complement and even replace the physical prototype ‘build and test’ process traditionally used in design.
Multiphysics for multiple uses
As a trusted partner, Hexagon’s multiphysics simulation helps companies improve quality, save time and reduce costs associated with design and test of real-world applications.
Our products accurately and reliably predict how products will behave in the real world to help engineers design more innovative products quickly and cost effectively.
Hexagon’s simulation technology is used by leading companies for linear and nonlinear finite element analysis (FEA), acoustics, fluid-structure interaction (FSI), multiphysics, optimisation, fatigue and durability, multibody dynamics (MBD) and control systems simulation.
Multiphysics simulation for buildings
Multiphysics simulation provides a solution to many challenges in the buildings sector. For example, optimising building HVAC system design and minimising heat losses with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) not only makes economic sense, but also creates a more sustainable world. Analysing the impact of elevator noise on apartments or offices provides a more comfortable living or working environment.
Multiphysics simulation for infrastructure
Hexagon and its partners provide a unique set of customised CAE tools to perform structural safety validation for all construction and infrastructure sectors, such as bridges, dams, foundations, tunnels, skyscrapers, nuclear plants or any other major civil engineering infrastructure.
Multiphysics for industrial facilities
Multiphysics simulation is widely applied in various industrial facilities throughout the world to improve the design and enhance productivity.
Tools like multibody dynamics (MBD) software are constantly utilised to optimise the processing speed of machinery systems and enhance the throughput of the production line by up to 30% or more. Finite element analysis (FEA) is also used to ensure the structural integrity of the refinery, as another example.
Multiphysics for mining
Hexagon’s multiphysics CAE solutions facilitate the virtual simulation of the entire mine construction process, taking into account the time-dependent material properties and soil-structural interactions, complementing Hexagon’s CAD solutions for the ultimate underground design challenges.
We’re climbing the automation curve
Our transition to Intelligent automation is accelerating. Ultimately, our innovations will give rise to new technologies and applications - many of which we’ve yet to imagine. Today, every Hexagon solution is mapped and tagged according to its level of automation, so customers can clearly track our progress towards the freedom of autonomy.
Human performs all tasks, no data being used
Human is in charge of performing tasks but certain functions are automated to simplify control
Some tasks are automated so that operation can be autonomous for short periods (or within specific circumstances)
Autonomous operation is possible within certain bounds, but human intervention may be necessary at short notice
Designed to complete required tasks autonomously, but may require human intervention if circumstances change beyond specific bounds
Control tasks automated under all conditions, but human may request to take over; can complete all expected tasks without human intervention
Our sustainability influence
Our solutions create meaningful improvements in quality, efficiency, productivity, and safety – the antidotes to the status quo of waste, pollution, diminishing margins, and increased risk. Explore the highlighted products helping industry address environmental challenges in land, air and water.
Products that make an environmental impact in forest monitoring, material reusability, farming or water usage.
Products that make an environmental impact in renewable energy, noise pollution elimination and e-mobility.
Products that make an environmental impact in saving our oceans, reducing pollution and increasing access to clean water.