CAE is the abbreviation for Computer Aided Engineering and describes computer-aided development. This includes all variants of product development processes that can be carried out on the PC, such as:
CAE processes are divided into preprocessing, solver and postprocessing. During preprocessing the system is built up (e.g. geometry), the physical properties are defined (e.g. material models) and boundary conditions are determined (e.g. loads, restraints etc). The solver then solves the mathematical problem using numerical methods. In the postprocessing the evaluation and visualization of the results takes place.
Advantages of CAE: