SAMTECH announces the launch of TEA Thermal CAAV5 Based

SAMTECH brings its high level expertise in scientific software development to make SAMCEF Thermal available within CATIA V5 environment

Liege, Belgium – June 2003 - SAMTECH s.a., the leading European Company for the development of Integrated CAE Solutions, announces the launch of TEA Thermal, the first integration of SAMCEF Thermal solver within the CATIA V5 Analysis infrastructure (GPS).

With the new thermal module of Transparent Extended Analysis (T.E.A.), SAMTECH allows significant costs reduction of design activities. After having released in November 2002, at the last European CATIA Forum, the first version of TEA Mecano for transparent non-linear mechanical analysis, SAMTECH enables now CATIA V5 users to perform advanced thermal analyses thanks to TEA Thermal. With TEA Thermal, SAMTECH extends thus the V5 suite of SAMTECH analysis solutions embedded in CATIA V5 and provides CATIA V5 users with an easy access to thermal stationary analysis in addition to non-linear mechanical simulations (non-linear structures + contact) within the standard CATIA V5 environment.

TEA Thermal allows Designers and Thermal Engineers to benefit from the generative and associative characters of CATIA V5 to predict easily the thermal performances of their products, directly from within their familiar CATIA V5 environment. Using TEA Thermal, CATIA V5 designers are able to quickly generate thermal models by adding specific features to an existing linear model built with CATIA V5 (GPS).

TEA Thermal speeds up the design work thanks to the use of a single fully associative environment for the geometry definition, the thermal analysis data definition, the meshing, the launch of the solver and the post-processing.

“It is commonly agreed that the cost of making changes is increasing as the design process progresses. Decisions made at the early stages of the design process are of major strategic importance to the future success of the product and underpin all subsequent decisions. With TEA Thermal, SAMTECH answers to customer needs from medium and large industries by proposing the transparent use of advanced FE thermal analysis techniques very early in the design process, to further improve the quality of design while reducing design cycles and costs.”, said Didier Granville, Chief Marketing Officer, SAMTECH s.a.

“Developed in close partnership with Dassault Syst譥s, TEA Thermal CAAV5 Based offers a seamless integration of the simulation chain of thermo-mechanical systems within the CATIA V5 environment,” said S鶥rin Lanfranchi, R&D Director CATIA Simulation, Dassault Syst譥s. “TEA Thermal CAAV5 Based extends the CATIA V5 applications portfolio with a reliable and robust non-linear thermal simulation solution and will enable our users to develop better quality products within less time.”


Founded in 1986, SAMTECH is now the European leading provider of scientific analysis and optimization software, professional solutions and associated services.

SAMTECH develops and markets :

“Generic purpose software tools” :
- the general implicit linear and non-linear Finite Element Analysis package SAMCEF,
- the general explicit and fast dynamics code EUROPLEXUS,
- the CAD/CAE modeling environment FIELD,
- the task management and optimization platform BOSS quattro,
- TEA Mecano and TEA Thermal CAA V5 Based (non linear thermo-mechanical solution embedded in CATIA V5)

“Professional solutions” answering to dedicated industrial needs:
- SAMCEF Rotor (Rotor Dynamics),
- SAMCEF Bolt (Composite assemblies analysis),
- SAMCEF HVS (Analysis of High Voltage Substations)

“Third party and customized solutions” like SAFE from Airbus (Fatigue analysis), where SAMTECH provides its customers with software development professional services for the reengineering, the development, the packaging and the deployment of proprietary professional solutions

“Customized multi-physics solutions” based on OOFELIE. OOFELIE is commercialized by Open Engineering, the SAMTECH subsidiary that allows SAMTECH to be present on the multi-physics design markets and to provide services for the development of original highly coupled analysis solutions covering specific needs.


As world leader in PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) solutions, the Dassault Syst譥s group brings value to more than 65,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Syst譥s develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire life cycle of products from conception to retirement. Its offering includes integrated PLM solutions for product development (CATIA, ENOVIA, DELMIA, SMARTEAM), mainstream product design tools (SolidWorks), and 3D components (SPATIAL). Dassault Syst譥s is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) stock exchanges. For more information, visit

For further information about TEA Thermal and TEA Mecano, please contact :

Didier Granville, Chief Marketing Officer

Parc Scientifique du Sart Tilman
Rue des Chasseurs-Ardennais 8
4031 Angleur
tel + 32-4-361.69.69
fax + 32-4-361.69.80
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