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Granta Showcase Latest Technology Materials Information Management & Data Systems for Composites at JEC Europe 2015

03 March 2015

Granta Design will demonstrate its latest edition of its flagship materials information management software, GRANTA MI Version 8 which will be showcased at JEC Europe 2015.

According to Granta, collaboration with an international Consortium of engineering enterprises, the Materials Data Management Consortium (MDMC), has helped ensure its MI is tuned for the particular challenges of composite data management. Support for simulation and Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) are a key current focus for this group.

GRANTA MI Version 8 has been developed to give users fast access to the data they need, improvements to performance, and Next Generation Access control to manage data security by adding a new web app interfac. The MDMC provides input to development through a dedicated Composites Project Group with members including leading aerospace organisations such as Airbus Helicopters, Boeing, NASA, and Rolls-Royce.

One focus of the latest phase of this Consortium is on ICME and at the show; Granta will present how its technology is used to facilitate the simulation of composite properties at different length scales, enabling deeper understanding of composite performance.

Granta says it will also be discussing the latest results from a recently-announced partnership with the National Center for Advanced Materials Performance (NCAMP). According to Granta, this agreement makes one of the world’s most comprehensive resources of composite design and test data available to users of their GRANTA MI software. User organisations can build up their resources of composite data, enabling comparison and analysis alongside in-house data, and thus faster and more reliable qualification of composite systems.

Granta explains that its MI is also extensively used by several key composites industry market sectors, including automotive, where a new Automotive Material Intelligence Consortium, comprising organisations that use the software, recently held its first meeting. Members include General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, and PSA Peugeot Citroen. Granta will provide an update on the progress of this project ahead of the next planned Consortium meeting in April.

“We are excited to present our latest technology at JEC Europe this year,” commented Dan Williams, Product Manager at Granta Design. “Materials information management is entering a new era, with initiatives such as ICME requiring ever more complex data management, while organisations expect increasingly diverse user groups to access materials information, and industries such as automotive are beginning to benefit. Our latest solutions support these advances, helping users make the most of their valuable composites knowledge.”






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