JEC Europe 2015 preview: Granta Design

Granta Design (London, UK) will demonstrate the latest edition of its flagship materials information management software, GRANTA MI Version 8.

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Granta Design (London, UK) will demonstrate the latest edition of its flagship materials information management software, GRANTA MI Version 8. Collaboration with an international consortium of engineering enterprises, the Materials Data Management Consortium (MDMC), has helped to ensure that GRANTA MI is tuned for the particular challenges of composite data management. Support for simulation and integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) are a current focus for this group. Granta will also discuss latest results from two new collaborations: an agreement with NCAMP (Wichita, KS, US), and a new consortium focused on the automotive sector.

GRANTA MI Version 8 adds a new web app interface and next-generation access control to manage data security – an important feature when handling valuable data in the collaborative, regulated or confidential environments typical of composite projects. The MDMC provides input to development through a dedicated Composites Project Group. MDMC members include leading aerospace organizations such as Airbus Helicopters, Boeing, NASA and Rolls-Royce. One focus of the latest phase of this consortium is on ICME. At JEC, Granta will show how its technology is used to facilitate the simulation of composite properties at different length scales, enabling deeper understanding of composite performance.

Granta will also discuss the latest results from a recently-announced partnership with the National Center for Advanced Materials Performance (NCAMP). This agreement makes one of the world’s most comprehensive resources of composite design and test data available to users of the GRANTA MI software. User organizations can build up their resources of composite data, enabling comparison and analysis alongside in-house data, and thus faster and more reliable qualification of composite systems.

GRANTA MI is also extensively used by several key composites industry market sectors, including automotive, where a new Automotive Material Intelligence Consortium, comprising organizations that use the software, recently held its first meeting. Members include General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, and PSA Peugeot Citroen. Granta will provide an update on the progress of this project ahead of the next planned Consortium meeting in April.

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