Supported Operating Systems
- Windows 64-bit (Vista or later versions)
- Linux 64-bit (tested systems: Red Hat 6.9, Debian 8.8)
Further software requirements
An installation of Java 1.7 (64-bit version) or higher is necessary. The LBF®.WheelStrength GUI needs a working Java Virtual Machine. The installed graphic driver should be the latest version and supporting OpenGL.
For RAM and other hardware-related requirements for the FE-solver program, please see the related installation and configuration guide of this FE-solver.
Additionally to the space required by your FE-process you will need 4 GB RAM for LBF®.WheelStrength postprocessing and at least 30 GB free hard disk.
To work with big models with a high number of nodes 16 GB RAM and 200 GB free hard drive capacity are recommended.
Tested FE-solvers and versions
- MSC.Nastran 2012.2
- ANSYS 13, 14, 14.5, 15, 17.2
- INTES Permas V16
- DS SIMULIA Abaqus 6.12-1
- Altair HyperWorks OptiStruct 14.0.210 (*.bdf / *.op2)
For the Nastran interface the standard input deck format is used (*.bdf, *.dat).
For the ANSYS interface the used input deck file format is the ANSYS APDL-file (*.cdb, *.inp).
For the PERMAS interface the standard input deck format is used (*.dat.gz).
For the Abaqus interface the standard input deck format is used (*.inp).
For the OptiStruct interface the Bulk Data File format (*.bdf) is used.