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Opterus R&D Licenses SwiftComp for Modelling Aerospace and Angling Structures

Opterus R&D Licenses SwiftComp for Modelling Aerospace and Angling Structures

  • Tuesday, 20th November 2018
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Opterus R&D has licensed AnalySwift’s SwiftComp software for research and development in the aerospace and angling industries.

“Opterus is excited to increase the accuracy and efficiency of our high strain composite space structures and fishing rod modelling capabilities using SwiftComp,” says Dr Thomas Murphey, President of Opterus Research and Development, a firm with expertise in design, analysis, simulation, fabrication and testing of composite structures. “Opterus has debuted a range of testing and predictive software technologies, including SwiftComp.”

With a background in aerospace composites, Opterus R&D specialises in deployable space structures, high strain composites, and large deformation structures. It additionally has expertise in the angling industry, where it offers product development technologies and R&D services that accelerate product innovation and time to market.

“We are pleased the SwiftComp software is able to assist in the composite simulation work done by Opterus Research and Development and Dr Thomas Murphey,” states Allan Wood, President and CEO of AnalySwift. “Opterus R&D is conducting cutting edge work in the composites industry on a variety of structures where accuracy and efficiency are crucial.”

In addition to aerospace structures, Opterus R&D focuses on the sporting goods market by pursuing the idea that solving the technical mysteries of angling will lead to better angling experiences on the water and increased economic opportunities off the water. SwiftComp allows fishing rod performance to be predicted based on simple material and taper parameters. Rod strength and deflection curves under any loading conditions are also readily calculated.

SwiftComp is a general-purpose multiscale modelling code that enables users to perform efficient and accurate modelling of composites. It quickly calculates the complete set of effective properties, and it can compute the best structural properties for use in structural analysis. SwiftComp can also predict accurate local stresses and strains in the microstructure. The program provides unified modelling for various types of structures including 1D (beams), 2D (plates/shells), and 3D structures, quickly and seamlessly linking structural mechanics and micromechanics. SwiftComp can be used either independently as a tool for virtual testing of composites or as a plugin to power conventional FEA codes with high-fidelity multiscale modelling for composites.

“SwiftComp can save users runtime when the software is being used in their research and enable engineers to tackle complex problems impossible with other tools,” explains Dr Wenbin Yu, Chief Technology Officer of AnalySwift. “Because of its versatile nature, SwiftComp has applications in aerospace, defence, automotive, energy, sporting goods, and any other industry involving composites. Whether engineers are designing a new composite material or analysing a structure, SwiftComp can reproduce first principle 3D FEA results at the efficiency of simple engineering models.”

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