Rand Simulation Acquires Predictive Engineering LS-Dyna Customers

Ansys channel partner continues expansion into LS-Dyna consulting.

Ansys channel partner continues expansion into LS-Dyna consulting.

Rand Simulation, an Ansys Elite Channel Partner and a division of Rand Worldwide, has entered into a partnership with Predictive Engineering to acquire their Ansys LS-Dyna (LS-Dyna) customer base and supplement in-house expertise to support customers using this technology. By expanding LS-Dyna consulting, training and support capabilities, Rand SIM says that it has strengthened its structural analysis business unit and is better equipped to support the large segment of the market that relies on this Ansys technology for its best-in-class explicit dynamics simulation needs.

“Integrating a fracture mechanics pioneer like George Laird, Ph.D., P.E. and president at Predictive Engineering, into our pool of talented experts allows us to provide customers with consulting, training and support expertise that leverages his decades of hands-on experience earned from countless explicit dynamics structural simulation engagements,” said Jason Pfeiffer, vice president, Rand Simulation. “This partnership equips us to serve our new and existing LS-Dyna customers with the highest level of technical expertise in the industry. Our clients are always looking to make their products safer through the performance of non-linear and transient simulation analyses in areas such as crash, impact penetration, ballistics, etc. This expanded LS-Dyna expertise allows us to help them simulate real world problems using this robust, accurate and efficient tool.”

Rand SIM’s strategic expansion to include the LS-Dyna product and related consulting expertise was prudent given that Dyna is now part of the Ansys portfolio and follows on the heels of the recent addition of a team focused on optics and photonics. The LS-Dyna skills complement existing engineering and design consulting services around the core physics of fluids, heat transfer, structures, electromagnetics, optics and photonics. By building a specialized team of experienced LS-Dyna professionals, Rand SIM can help structural engineering teams predict how a prototype will respond to real-world events such as crashes, drops, earthquakes, impact and penetration, bird strikes and more. This ongoing expansion demonstrates Rand SIM’s commitment to staying at the forefront of industry trends and providing the highest level of expertise to their customers across North America.

“I’m excited to share my decades of LS-Dyna insights with the Rand Simulation team who have a proven track record of commitment to the success of their customers,” said George Laird, Ph.D., president at Predictive Engineering. “It’s exciting to see first-hand how Rand Simulation is becoming stronger than the sum of their individual people and I look forward to accelerating their LS-Dyna expertise so that they can share the capabilities of this powerful tool across their broad base of customers. I am also confident that my former LS-Dyna customers who have now become valued customers of the Rand Simulation team, are in excellent hands.”

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

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