28 May 2008
28 May 2008
Dassault Systèmes has launched Abaqus 6.8, its unified finite element analysis (FEA) software suite from Simulia.
Among the latest advancements are fully built-in and improved composites analysis capabilities that they say enable aerospace engineers to efficiently simulate the behavior of composite crack propagation, delamination, and possible failure.
With a focus on solving specific engineering challenges in automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy, packaged goods, and other industry segments, Abaqus 6.8 is designed to provide new and improved capabilities in core areas, including modelling and results visualization, structural analysis, composites failure, general contact, computing performance, and multiphysics.
“Abaqus FEA software provides the robust contact capabilities that we need to study complex loading and structural interactions while designing our large, two-stroke diesel engines,” stated Per Rønnedal, senior manager, R&D new design, MAN Diesel. “With the new capabilities in Abaqus 6.8, we have seen memory usage significantly reduced when running linear static analyses with multiple load cases. These improvements will allow us to test a number of design alternatives to optimize our diesel engine performance during early product development.”
“This latest release of Abaqus Unified FEA software is another milestone in our long history of developing simulation technology that accelerates our customers’ evaluation of real-world behaviour of their products and processes,” stated Steve Crowley, director of product management, Simulia, Dassault Systèmes. “With literally hundreds of new features and customer-requested enhancements, Abaqus 6.8 demonstrates Simulia’s commitment to technical excellence, industry-focused solutions, and customer satisfaction.”
Sharp & Tappin has installed and commissioned a Compcut 200 composite plate saw at Renault Sport Racing in Enstone, Oxfordshire, UK.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) selected a lightweight FiberSPAN fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) bridge deck, manufactured by Composite Advantage, for the Rugg Bridge on Route 57.
Alvant has been appointed to work on a two-year, £28 million project titled Large Landing Gear of the Future, which aims to deliver a 30% weight reduction and assist the aerospace industry’s drive to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions.