Elizabeth Sharp

System Requirements

Discussion created by Elizabeth Sharp on Jun 19, 2020
Latest reply on Jul 30, 2020 by Frederick Law



Please would someone be able to advise me on a suitable computer set-up for running SW simulations on? 


I have recently been running a frequency domain 3D model, on windows 10, with system specs: 

i7-970 CPU

32GB RAM. 


My model is a cylinder of height 310mm, diameter 152mm and thickness of 1mm. My mesh size is 0.5mm of high quality mesh, I cannot use shell elements for some reason, it just doesn't work. When I run this model for the linear elastic case, finding more than 20 resonant frequencies, I get lots of errors popping up regarding computer memory and eventually the model stops. 


I know I will need to run this model for a dynamic case, using non-linear settings because of the type of material the cylinder is made from. So I have come to the conclusion that the computational power I have currently is more than likely not enough. 


Would anyone be able to suggest a spec for building another computer that could comfortably run the types of model I have described above? 


Thank you in advance!