Dassault Systèmes (Paris, France and Providence, R.I.) has announced the availability of CZone, an add-on product for Abaqus finite element analysis software, from the DS SIMULIA brand, for simulation of crush loads on structures made of composite materials. The add-on enables the user to accelerate the design and evaluation of energy-absorbing composite components and assemblies in automobiles, helicopters, aircraft, trains and other transport vehicles. A product of Engenuity, the software includes direct implementation of crush-based element force generation and failure for defined crush zones, typically located at the forward edges of a product. The add-on also determines the extent of composite material crushing as well as other modes of potential failure, such as delamination, fracture and buckling.
Measurement software updated
Verisurf Software Inc. (Anaheim, CA, US) has introduced Verisurf 2017, the latest release of the company's measurement software for advanced surface analysis, quality inspection, assembly guidance and reverse engineering.