Noran Engineering Inc. (Westminster, Calif.) has released NEi Nastran V9.0 Windows x64, finite element analysis (FEA) software, designed to run on 64-bit Windows operating systems. The software contains a new parallel equation solver technology called Parallel Sparse Solver (PSS), which is designed to exploit 64-bit technology (vs. 32-bit technology). Features include faster solution speeds, large model capability (15 million degrees of freedom), increased efficiency in the use of computing resources and a reduced need for “de-featuring.” The software reportedly can be used for all analysis types.
Editor PickAltair releases HyperWorks 2017
Altair (Troy, MI, US) has released HyperWorks 2017, with several functionalities added in areas such as model-based development, electromagnetism, nonlinear structural analysis, modeling and meshing, multiphysics and multi-disciplinary analysis, lightweight design and optimization.