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File size handling

Question asked by Peter Holmi on Mar 1, 2010
Latest reply on Mar 16, 2010 by 1-L7XAXT

Does anyone have suggestions for running studies on large assemblies when the results take several minutes to appear?  I have run multiple simulations on the same assembly and the file is so slow to respond as to be almost unusable.  The studies include three shock tests (linear dynamic analysis (Modal Time History) studies, a static test, a frequency test, and three non uniform Random Noise vibration test (5-500 Hz, 10 Hz increments).  The model has 35K elements and 65.5K total nodes.  Each Random Noise test resulted in a 9.4 GB CWR file.  The simulation folder size is 79 GB.  It can take 20 minutes to switch between one result file and another.  During that time, the CPU usage remains below 10% the entire time and only runs on one of the cores.

I am open to suggestions as to the best way to handle these studies.

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