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Interfaces

In order to provide user friendly interfaces, the model reduction feature has been integrated in OOFELIE and in MS Excel as illustrated on the following picture.

Schematic vue of design flow using reduced models

At top level, the user uses OOFELIE to create his 3D model, to define reduction settings and to perform the extraction of the reduced model. OOFELIE applies the appropriate reduction algorithm to the model and generate a model of super element. The super element model, that is parameterised, can be imported in MS Excel, thanks to a dedicated interfaced that has been developed. Using this MS Excel interface, illustrated on the following pictures, the user can easily define the boundary conditions and excitation to apply on the model and define the simulation settings.

Defining simulation settings using OOFELIE in Excel

Once a simulation is performed, the results are automatically displayed in the MS Excel interface, including numerical values and plots, according to the user selection.

Results visualisation using OOfelie in Excel

Results computed on the reduced model can also be expanded to the initial 3D model and exported to be visualised. MS Excel is here used as an interface. The management of the reduced models (including accessing the definition, performing the simulations and exporting results) is performed by OOFELIE that behaves as a Python server.