09 April 2013
09 April 2013
EVEN - Evolutionary Engineering (EVEN), a provider of composite analysis and optimisation technology will become a wholly owned subsidiary of ANSYS, a simulation software supplier.
The terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. At its headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, EVEN has 12 employees and has been a partner of ANSYS, offering EVEN's composite technologies through a product called ANSYS Composite PrepPost.
ANSYS say this acquisition emphasises the high priority the company is giving to this emerging technology. Composites pose many challenges for R&D teams that need to identify the appropriate formulation for a required use. To successfully produce layered composites, engineers must define the optimal material formula — which depends on the number of layers involved along with the thickness and relative orientation of each layer. ANSYS Composite PrepPost is a pre and post-processing solution for layered composite materials integrated into the ANSYS software portfolio. The solution allows users to efficiently model the most complex composite structures and, at the same time, fully understand the potential failure of product models. Users can subject product designs to simple physical stresses and compute progressive damage, delamination and cracking. The technology's post-processing capabilities enable users to conduct in-depth investigations of ultimate product integrity and behaviour. Users can view global results or conduct detailed analysis at the level of individual layers.
"We are very pleased that our long-standing partner relationship with the EVEN team has resulted in EVEN becoming part of the ANSYS family," said Jim Cashman, president and CEO of ANSYS. "Composites simulation is a fast growing market with application across multiple industries, broadening our industry knowledge and competencies in this area. The tight coupling of the EVEN products within our platform is highly beneficial, so we look forward to working with the EVEN employees and customers."