* MSC.Software Donates Multidiscipline Simulation Software to Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwire - September 15th, 2010) - MSC.Software, the leader in multidiscipline simulation solutions that accelerate product innovation, today announced that it has donated 50 simulation software seats to Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering.
The simulation technology will better prepare students for industrial jobs by assisting them in solving more complicated and realistic design and engineering problems. Associate Professor of Mechanical engineering Christopher Lee, Ph.D. at Olin College is one of the professors using the software in his undergraduate classes.
Lee believes that MSC.Software's simulation solutions will help Olin College develop stronger and superior educational content. After using the software in courses such as Mechanics of Solids and Structures and Mechanical and Aerospace Systems, Lee plans to integrate MSC.Software's simulation software into many more courses. The knowledge his students gain in multidisciplinary simulation methods and techniques will allow them to hit the ground running when they join industry.
"MSC.Software is a seamless fit to Olin's academic program. It provides a wide spectrum of simulation tools that will enable our students to 'do' in our 'do-learn' approach to engineering education," said Associate Professor Lee from Olin College.
MSC.Software's donation, made through MSC.Software's University Program, includes the company's state-of-the-art multidisciplinary (MD) simulation products, including MD Nastran, Patran and Marc that are widely used in a variety of engineering disciplines and industries, particularly in the aerospace, defense, automotive, machinery, energy, and medical fields.
"We are delighted to collaborate with the first US engineering college founded in the 21st century," said Dominic Gallello, President & CEO at MSC.Software. "Olin's unique combination of teaching students engineering, entrepreneurship and leadership prepares very special future members of the engineering workforce. We are proud that our tools can better prepare them with additional skills that the automotive, aerospace and general manufacturing industry is looking for."
About Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Opening in 2002, Olin College is located in Needham, Massachusetts. Even with its short history, Olin is regarded as having one of the top engineering programs in the United States. Olin College offers degree programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering. It attempts to separate itself from traditional engineering schools with its focus on project-based and team-based learning. It is also unique in its practice of providing half-tuition scholarships to all of its accepted students.
MSC.Software is a global leader of multidiscipline simulation solutions that help companies improve quality, save time and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products. MSC.Software works with thousands of companies worldwide to develop better products faster with simulation technology, software, and services. MSC.Software employs 1,000 people in 20 countries. For additional information about MSC.Software's products and services, please visit www.mscsoftware.com.
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Infolytica Corporation releases major update to MotorSolve
September 9, 2010 - Infolytica Corporation announced today the latest release of MotorSolve, the electric motor design software for brushless dc, induction and switched-reluctance machines, is now available. MotorSolve v2.4 has several new templates, new VHDL-AMS model exporting of an induction or brushless-dc motor for use in multi-domain simulations and now supports multi core processing.
Summary of Major Changes
- Several new templates have been added, including:
- wound rotor induction machines template
- embedded variable orientation magnets IPM rotor template
- PWM analyses are now twice as fast in most cases
- Over 20 new or improved analysis and results computations
- Added response surface model export of BLDC and IM motors to Simulink and VHDL-AMS format
- Support for multi core processing
- Many common functions (sin(0, sqrt(), etc..) can now be applied to input parameters
"MotorSolve v2.4 includes many features our users have requested we add, making the package the preferred FEA-based electric motor design software on the market" says Behzad Forghani, Vice-President of Infolytica Corporation. "It's easier than ever to use MotorSolve to design and verify the performance characteristics of an electric motor with accuracy and speed."
The company will be hosting a free one hour webinar on September 16th, 2010 at 1:30 PM EDT (GMT -05:00). What's new in MotorSolve v2.4 will highlight the new features of the package and allow attendees to ask their questions directly to an Infolytica Corp. application and software specialist.
Click here to register for the webinar.
Pricing and Availability
MotorSolve v2.4 is now available for PC's running Microsoft Windows XP, Vista and 7. For information regarding pricing or to request an evaluation, please contact an Infolytica Corporation representative nearest you.
Maintained clients can visit support.infolytica.com to download this update or read the Release Notes for full details.
About Infolytica Corporation
Since 1978, Infolytica offers state-of-the-art CAE software for magnetic, electric, and thermal analyses. Engineers from a wide range of industries use Infolytica software to design and analyze applications such as electromechanical devices, non-destructive testing (NDT), induction heating, power electronics, sensors, and industrial transformers.
Pointwise Offers Free License for SAE Aero Design Competition
FORT WORTH, TX (07 September 2010) -- As a sponsor of SAE International's Aero Design® West, Pointwise is making its computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software available without charge to students participating in the SAE Aero Design competition in both the east and west events. The SAE Aero Design West competition will be in Fort Worth, TX, 18-20 March 2011.
"Part of our mission at Pointwise is CFD and meshing advocacy, which includes encouraging the development of engineering students," said John Chawner, Pointwise president. "By providing our software for student teams, we give them the opportunity to work with the same tools used by professional aerospace engineers around the world and experience the same high quality technical support our customers enjoy. We believe it's a profitable investment in the CFD community and the profession."
Complete information and applications for the free licenses are available at www.pointwise.com/sae. The licenses will be good until 31 May 2011.
The design competition is intended to provide undergraduate and graduate engineering students with real-life engineering challenges. Besides the flight of their design, teams are scored on their design report and oral presentations, which demonstrate communication skills vital in the engineering workplace.
The SAE Aero Design West competition will be in Fort Worth, TX, 18-20 March 2011. SAE Aero Design East will be in Marietta, GA, 29 April-1 May 2011.
Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing engineering analysts today - mesh generation for computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The company's Gridgen and Pointwise software generates structured, unstructured and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers, such as ANSYS FLUENT, STAR-CD, ANSYS CFX and OpenFOAM as well as many neutral formats, such as CGNS; runs on Windows (Intel and AMD), Linux (Intel and AMD), Mac and Unix, and has scripting languages that can automate CFD meshing. Large manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide rely on Pointwise as their complete CFD preprocessing solution. More information about Gridgen and Pointwise is available at pointwise.com.
SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.
Pointwise and Gridgen are registered trademarks and Pointwise Glyph, Gridgen Glyph, and T-Rex are trademarks of Pointwise, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owner.
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Tata Motors chooses ESI’s Sheet Metal Forming simulation software to reduce noise
Based on a Noise-Vibration-Harshness (NVH) study showing that maximum engine noise comes from the oil sump, Tata Motors, India's largest automotive company, selected PAM-STAMP 2G, ESI’s Sheet Metal Forming Simulation Suite, to investigate and then completely redefine and optimize its oil sump concept.
The main objective was to reduce noise by implementing ‘Silent Steel’ in the new engine oil sumps for upcoming vehicle platforms. ‘Silent Steel’ is a three-ply sandwich material in which two sheets of steel are held together by a layer of polymer. The resulting material displays inherent advantages in Noise-Vibration- Harshness (NVH) characteristics, which are particularly significant in the immediate vicinity of the vehicle engine. Changing the material to the layered silent steep also meant completely redesigning the part; changing the shape of the oil sump and adopting new stamping tools.
Complex design due to multiple constraints
The initial sump design, as conceived by the Product Designer, needed to be prototyped for validation. Although the techniques used for prototyping, including heating and hammering blank sheets, provided fairly accurate product geometry, they were not nearly representative of the stamping process which would be implemented later on. Feasibility could not be assessed and tooling limitations could not be anticipated with the three-ply silent material. Due to the progress of vehicle development, additional constraints from interfaces and assembly accumulated.
Productivity boost with PAM-STAMP 2G
As constraints from the vehicle environment, from tooling, and from the material itself were building up, over 25 different geometry modifications were needed before reaching a satisfactory final design that was good enough to be tried out physically with silent material. PAM-STAMP 2G’s, complete, integrated, scalable and streamlined stamping solution covering the entire tooling process including quotation and die design with formability and try-out validation, springback prediction and correction, was thus used to validate each design evolution until a defect-free feasible solution was reached.
The first physical prototypes in the stamping tool workshop matched very closely the modelled result.
“With simulation solutions such as PAM-STAMP 2G, simple and easy-to-manufacture part design proves very cost-effective and without compromise in terms of quality,” declared Brian D’ Cruz, Program Manager, Tata Technologies. “The constructive and positive team effort leads to unique cost-effective solutions that could have been discarded as unfeasible without the synergized effort of Tooling and Product Designers.”
PAM-STAMP 2G allowed Tata Motors to benefit from an early resolution of various manufacturing and vehicle-level constraints leading to a marked reduction in prototyping time and significant gains in time-to-market. These achievements kindled a very high faith in virtual prototyping abilities, opening the path for more daring designs much earlier in the product development phase. Indeed, Tata Motors developed such a confidence in virtual simulation that digital validation was subsequently considered sufficient to release physical manufacturing.
To read the full story about Tata Motors and ESI, go to: http://www.esi-group.com/corporate/news-media/success-stories/tata-motors
For more information on ESI’s Sheet Metal Forming Simulation Suite, please visit: http://www.esi-group.com/products/metal-forming
About Tata Motors
Through subsidiaries and associate companies, Tata Motors has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand and Spain. Among them is Jaguar Land Rover, the business comprising the two iconic British brands. It also has an industrial joint venture with Fiat in India. With over 4 million Tata vehicles plying in India, Tata Motors is the country’s market leader in commercial vehicles and among the top three in passenger vehicles. It is also the world's fourth largest truck manufacturer and the second largest bus manufacturer. For more information, visit www.tatamotors.com.
About ESI Group
ESI is a pioneer and world-leading solution provider in virtual prototyping that takes into account the physics of materials. ESI has developed an extensive suite of coherent, industry-oriented applications to realistically simulate a product’s behavior during testing, to fine-tune manufacturing processes in accordance with desired product performance, and to evaluate the environment’s impact on performance. ESI’s solutions fit into a single collaborative and open environment for End-to-End Virtual Prototyping, thus eliminating the need for physical prototypes during product development. The company employs over 750 high-level specialists worldwide covering more than 30 countries. ESI Group is listed in compartment C of NYSE Euronext Paris. For further information, visit www.esi-group.com.
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