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HyperWorks Partner Alliance Adds Converse Process Structure Interaction Software to Analyse Fibre-Reinforced Parts

  • Friday, 1st June 2012
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Altair has added CONVERSE software from PART Engineering to the HyperWorks Partner Alliance (HWPA) to provide process structure interaction software to the array of applications available at no additional cost to HyperWorks users.

According to Altair, CONVERSE offers engineers an easy-to-use tool that bridges the gap between injection moulding simulation and mechanical simulation by importing the results from a third party injection moulding software, processing them, and then exporting the results into a third party mechanical FEM software.

“Using CONVERSE for our structural simulations of fibre-reinforced parts, we have the ability to model anisotropic material properties efficiently,” said Michael Gabler, Group Leader of Simulation for TRW Airbag Systems. “This capability increases the quality and the value of the simulation results significantly.”

Altair explains that CONVERSE provides users with highly reliable results in simulating short-fibre-reinforced injection moulded parts as well as realistic simulation of thermo-mechanical behaviour of moulds and inserts. It enables the user to consider the anisotropic properties different properties parallel and transverse to the local fibre orientation in the part, as well as consider process loads that affect the inserts or the moulds themselves.  The software is designed to improve the overall designs of moulds and parts.

“We are very pleased to join the HyperWorks Partner Alliance,” said Dr. Wolfgang Korte, CEO of PART Engineering. “Now that CONVERSE is in the HyperWorks Partner Alliance, we will have an even further reach across a vast number of industries by way of Altair’s unique and flexible licensing model.”

Altair says their existing HyperWorks customers can use their current HyperWorks Units to access CONVERSE through the HWPA, a suite of third-party applications from HyperWorks partners. The flexibility of HyperWorks Units means users can deploy the largest and most complete suite of CAE applications available at no incremental cost and with no long-term commitment. 

“CONVERSE from PART Engineering is an extremely valuable complement to the manufacturing simulation solutions currently available on the HyperWorks platform,” said Antoine Poussier, Altair Vice President of Global Partner Programs.  “With this addition, Altair welcomes into the HyperWorks Partner Alliance yet another leading solution that broadens its simulation technology offering.”

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