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MultiMech for Ansys Released

Posted by MultiMechanics on May 11, 2016 11:46:21 AM

We're happy to announce the release of an integrated solution to better meet the needs of customers working with composites and other advanced materials. Engineers and designers working with innovative materials now have access to a best-in-class TRUE Multiscale™ simulation solution directly within Ansys Workbench.
The integrated solution gives ANSYS users access to MultiMechanics’ material analysis tools within ANSYS® Workbench™.  “We are very excited to release this tool”, says Dr. Flavio Souza, Chairman and CTO of MultiMechanics, Inc.. “Such close partnership with ANSYS has enabled us to embed MultiMech™ in an intuitive and native workflow within ANSYS® Workbench™. This is truly a 10x improvement especially when it comes to user experience and accurate prediction of failure in advanced materials.”
Excitement is shared both ways, as points out Richard Mitchell, Lead Product Marketing Manager for ANSYS' Structural Mechanics product line: "We are very excited about the new developments from MultiMechanics and the opportunities that MultiMech™ will bring to our valued customers. Making use of the open architecture of the ANSYS simulation platform to deliver their TRUE Multiscale™ technology, MultiMechanics is opening new doors to multiscale material modelling. Combining ANSYS' leading simulation platform with MultiMechanics’ powerful multiscale technology will give customers the ability to concurrently couple macro-scale events with sub-scale calculations in a single simulation."
Using MultiMechanics’ breakthrough TRUE Multiscale™ technology, engineers no longer need to resort to guessing about composite properties, how manufacturing induced variation affects performance, or how a composite material behaves and fails within a part. Through this integration, engineers can now analyze new or existing parts and confidently predict how the material microstructure affects the part design - all quickly accomplished within ANSYS. Assigning a realistic composite microstructure to a part in ANSYS is now as quick and easy as assigning any other material card.  MultiMech™ will soon be available on the ANSYS App Store through the ANSYS Customer Portal.
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Topics: Multiscale, Ansys

Multiscale Analysis: A General Overview and Its Applications in Material Design

Posted by MultiMechanics on Mar 17, 2015 12:54:00 PM

Multiscale Modeling is a broadly used term to describe any instance where a physical problem is solved by capturing a system’s behavior and important features at multiple scales, particularly multiple spatial and(or) temporal scales.  For instance, the picture below is a temporal multiscale representation of the origins of life.  

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Topics: Multiscale, Composite Analysis

A Brief History of Finite Element Analysis - Part I

Posted by MultiMechanics on Dec 8, 2014 12:09:00 PM

The first patent for computer software was filed in 1968 by Applied Data Research for a number sorting system. That same year, MSC in partnership with NASA released the first version of their now famous “NASA Structural Analysis” software (NASTRAN). It’s very humbling to think that alongside the inventions of commercial computing, were the sprouts of today’s $6 billion Simulation and Analysis industry.

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Topics: Finite Element Analysis, Multiscale

Composite Analysis - Sweating the Small Stuff

Posted by MultiMechanics on Nov 24, 2014 2:38:00 PM


The ability to tailor the composition of a material to obtain desired overall properties is a very appealing prospect. Engineers are able to create you own materials to fit your specific need!  However, with the advent of these novel materials, engineers are also inventing new ways for those materials to behave and fail. As a result, these engineers will need new ways to predict that behavior, beyond the traditional means used to analyze century-old isotropic materials.

One can at times feel like Leonardo DaVinci, creating a form-fits-function masterpiece - and at other times like Dr. Frankenstein, creating an unpredictable monster. It is a double-edged sword, and a topic that has been discussed and researched for several decades.

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Topics: Finite Element Analysis, Multiscale, Composite Analysis, Virtual Testing