MpCCI Mapper

Concept

Mapper allows to check the geometric compliance of two models by calculating the local distances between them. The (automatic) mesh alignment helps to adjust the positions of two models if they are not in a non-conformal coordinate system.

A robust mapping algorithm enables the transfer of various physical quantities (with nodal-, element- or shell-layer based locations) for all standard shell element and mesh types. The mapping works for different integration types as well as for different number of integration points in thickness direction for source and target model.

By using a so-called »back-mapping validation« the user can check and estimate the influence of locally incompatible mesh discretizations on the mapping quality.

In a similar way the user may compare experimental data (e.g. from forming analysis tools like Atos, Argus, or Autogrid) with simulation results. The Mapper can provide local quantity difference images, which then can be used to adjust the parameters of the forming simulation.

The Mapper is an easy to use software tool which is dedicated to the data mapping and model comparison tasks.

GUI - MpCCI Mapper
© Photo Fraunhofer SCAI

Graphical user interface of MpCCI Mapper "This model has been developed by The National Crash Analysis Center (NCAC) of The George Washington University under a contract with the FHWA and NHTSA of the US DOT"

This model has been developed by The National Crash Analysis Center (NCAC) of The George Washington University under a contract with the FHWA and NHTSA of the US DOT

MpCCI Product Pages

More information, manuals and the software itself can be found on our product pages at http://www.mpcci.de.

File Interfaces


The Mapper supports most of the leading file formats for forming/stamping, structural analysis, and crash behaviour. The Mapper also supports a growing number of formats for (photogrammetric) measurement tools.

Further interfaces are under development. If you are interested to map your own file formats through Mapper we would be happy to support you.

 

Supported Simulation Disciplines and Codes

Forming

  • LS-Dyna
  • PAMStamp
  • AutoForm
  • RADIOSS
  • Indeed
  • Forge

Crash

  • LS-Dyna
  • PAMCrash
  • RADIOSS
  • Abaqus
  • ANSYS Mech.
  • MSC.Nastran

Welding

  • Abaqus
  • ANSYS Mech.
  • Sysweld

Measurement

  • Argus / Aramis
  • Atos
  • Autogrid
  • STL

 

 

Supported Quantities

Mechanical

  • thickness
  • stress
  • strain
  • plastic strain
  • pressure
  • local material properties

Thermal

  • temperature