The Altair Partner Alliance says that AnalySwift is joining the program and adding its complex composite modeling tool, SwiftComp Micromechanics, to the growing offering of partner applications available to HyperWorks users under Altair’s license manager. SwiftComp is a unique software that combines efficiency and accuracy when assisting with the design and modeling of complex composites to improve structural designs, estimating a structure’s capabilities or engineering a new material with enhanced performance characteristics.
SwiftComp Micromechanics, a general-purpose micromechanics code, applies a powerful mathematical approach for quick results without the loss of accuracy. While extremely efficient, SwiftComp accurately calculates a complete set of physical properties in seconds. It runs only one analysis, which can be done on a typical laptop computer, and takes just seconds to complete, unlike other approaches, which may take several hours. The software obtains a complete set of fully coupled, multiphysical properties without the application of highly crafted load and boundary conditions, postprocessing, or multiple runs.
“The time savings could easily be orders of magnitude,” said Wenbin Yu, Ph.D., chief technology officer for AnalySwift. “A major benefit is the ability to efficiently design and analyze materials and structures in ways not possible otherwise, such as models too large to be handled by computers in a practical way.”
The necessary properties can be calculated by SwiftComp for any heterogeneous material, including layered, binary, fiber-particle reinforced, and woven composites, as well as other composites created using other manufacturing techniques. This tool also can achieve a complete set of 3D material properties using a 1D analysis of the 1D unit cell for binary composites. It also can analyze other heterogeneous materials, including construction materials, metals, bone, brain tissue, ice, and many others.
With the ability to deal with any microstructure containing a given number of constituents, SwiftComp is a versatile tool, applicable to a wide variety of industries such as aerospace and aircraft, wind energy, automotive, marine, defense, and construction. It can be used to perform multiscale modeling of composite structures, homogenization of heterogeneous materials and multiphysics micromechanics analysis of composites, among other processes.
Available for the last 12 years, Altair’s unit-based licensing system gives HyperWorks users customizable access to a growing portfolio of applications while optimizing their return on investment (ROI) with each new partner added. Every license is composed of a pool of recyclable HyperWorks units (HWUs), which can be used to access any application in the HyperWorks family.
The overall flexibility of HWUs empowers users and lets them access the largest and most complete suite of CAE applications available, making the benefits to participating HyperWorks customers infinite. The ROI increases for users each time a new application is added to the offering, because any of the partner programs can be accessed using the same leased HWUs they are already using to run HyperWorks. This makes more than 50 additional applications available at no incremental cost or long-term commitment.
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