July 3, 2013
“We’ve developed a completely different approach that will make the general engineer’s job easier while providing reliable results much faster than before,” said Collier Research president and founder Craig Collier. “The software requires less input from the user to set up an optimization of, say, an aerospace structural component or a wind turbine blade. It looks at load magnitude and from there is able to configure itself automatically to do a pre-setup of the proper optimization parameters. This gives the engineer consistent, reliable results regardless of their expertise level.”
The new version now supports nonlinear and dynamic load stepping Abaqus and Nastran FEA solutions. For the wind industry, weight/cost optimization has also been added to enable engineers to include the effects of material choices on tools, labor, facilities, etc., when studying tradeoffs between carbon fiber and fiberglass.
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