The latest release of Isight provides designers, engineers, and researchers with an open system for integrating design and simulation models—created with various CAD, CAE, and other software applications—to automate the execution of hundreds or thousands of simulations. The software lets users trim time and improve their products by optimizing them against performance or cost metrics through statistical methods such as Design of Experiments (DOE) or Design for Six Sigma.
“Isight has features and add-ons that let us integrate all of the different codes and interfaces used for our physics subroutines,” said Cosimo Chiarelli, head of the Aeromechanics and Propulsion unit in Business Segment Space Infrastructure and Transportation at Thales Alenia Space Italia in Turin. “It played a key role in helping us unify our processes and saved a considerable amount of time in our design optimization process.” Key features of Isight 5.6 include:
- Reliability analysis techniques for importance sampling lets users compute and sample around the most probable point of failure in a design. When compared to sampling around the mean value point, importance sampling requires orders of magnitude fewer evaluations for the same accuracy in predicting the probability of failure or success. This is especially important in the verification of high-reliability systems, such as jet turbines or automotive brakes.
- Updates to Abaqus support multiple Abaqus/CAE cases by providing users with the option to parse all detected input files and create output parameters for multiple analyses
- Updates to the Data Matching component allow defining and matching multiple data sets within multiple ranges
- New options in an approximation viewer for overlay-constraint graphs perform quick trade-off studies by relaxing constraints, show or hide constraint boundaries, and view constraint violations using a floor projection graph
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