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ESTECO Unveils modeFRONTIER 2014

The software now includes NX integration, a new pilOPT optimization node and updated algorithms.

ESTECO SpA has shipped the new modeFRONTIER software. The platform now has three new direct integration nodes, enhanced RSM(response surface methodology) training and a multi-strategy user-oriented optimization algorithm.

The multi-purpose self-adapting algorithm, titled pilOPT, offers a “one-click” optimization experience. It only requires the configuration of only one parameter and achieves coverage of the Pareto front in minimal time.

Designer Node The DOE Designer Node allows users to expand design space coverage. Image courtesy of ESTECO.

Powell’s method has been added to the optimization portfolio as an alternative to gradient-based algorithms. This method requires less computational effort and is useful for calculating the local minimum of continuous complex functions.

The stepwise RSM algorithm provides an automatic procedure for selecting the polynomial regression model with the optimal number of combination of predictor terms. The resulting polynomial is accurate and requires little effort on behalf of the user when training and testing the fitness of different candidate models.

Also added is a new DOE (design of experiments) designer node, which generates DOE configurations at runtime, allowing expanded coverage of the design space and the ability to focus on precise regions for fine-tuning of the exploration phase.

NX Integration modeFRONTIER 2014 now offers NX CAE integration. Image courtesy of ESTECO.

modeFRONTIER 2014 now has integration of three new direct nodes for NX CAE, SolidWorks Flow Simulation and PowerFLOW.

For more information, visit ESTECO.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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