Collier Research Corp. (Hampton, Va., USA) reports that it has released version 6.4.5 of its HyperSizer composite structural analysis and optimization software. Collier says the latest iteration of the software is based on a reconfigured core technology with built-in “intelligence” that is said to produce more accurate answers with less user input.
“The software requires less input from the user to set up an optimization of, say, an aerospace structural component or a wind turbine blade," says Craig Collier, president and founder. "It looks at load magnitude and from there is able to configure itself automatically to do a pre-setup of the proper optimization parameters. This gives the engineer consistent, reliable results regardless of their expertise level.”
The company also says the analysis engine of v6.4.5 takes advantage of high-performance computing technology to speed up runs by 200 to 400 percent. Further, optional quick sizing and variable tuning capabilities are as much as 1,000 times faster. The new version now supports nonlinear and dynamic load stepping Abaqus and Nastran FEA solutions. For the wind industry, weight/cost optimization has also been added to enable engineers to include the effects of material choices on tools, labor and facilities when studying tradeoffs between carbon fiber and fiberglass. Click HyperSizer for a full list of product improvements and capabilities.
HyperSizer provides stress analysis and sizing optimization, reducing the weight of aircraft, space vehicles, wind turbine blades and other structures, whether designed with composite or metallic materials.