HyperSizer - Collier Research Corporation

Provides design, stress analysis, and detail sizing optimization through its trademarked HyperSizer software for the aerospace, wind energy, high-speed rail, automotive, and shipbuilding industries, with a broad range of structural capabilities.

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What Is HyperSizer?

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HyperSizer for Aircraft Originally developed specifically for airframes and now used for UAVs, commercial aircraft, space launch, and wind energy, HyperSizer CAE software performs 80% of the analyses required right out of the box.

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HyperSizer for Wind Energy HyperSizer software automates the analysis methods and design practices for the wind turbine blade industry for increased safety, life, performance, and reduced reoccuring and non-reoccuring cost.

As Seen In CompositesWorld

carbon fiber bikes

Safe cycling: Keys to composite bike design integrity
Steps bike designers and manufacturers must take to keep high-performance carbon fiber bikes safe, upright and on the road or trial.

Dream Chaser spacecraft

Collier's HyperSizer software used for Dream Chaser design and analysis
The Dream Chaser spacecraft team is reviewing flight performance data and refining the vehicle’s design adaptations using the HyperSizer software.

Optimizing composites for the Stratolaunch
Stratolaunch represents an unprecedented use of composites in an aircraft. Optimizing the design of composites for the launcher was a daunting challenge.

manufactured structures

More companies join NASA’s Advanced Composites Consortium
The project’s goal is to reduce product development and certification timelines by 30 percent for composite aircraft.

JEC World 2016, the full report
CompositesWorld's editors report on the technologies and products that caught our eye at JEC World 2016, in early March.

Composites design optimization software updated
Collier Research Corp. has introduced the newest version of its HyperSizer optimization software, called HyperSizer Express, which delivers key capabilities of the full professional version of HyperSizer in a user-friendly package aimed at the composites engineer.

Spirit AeroSystems used HyperSizer software for V-280 Valor program
HyperSizer software automates structural sizing and load analyses.

Hybrid analysis: Making the most of FEA by leveraging traditional analysis
CW guest columinst Collin Petersen (Janicki Industries, Sedro-Woolley, WA, US) suggests the use of more traditional analysis methods, where it is sensible to do so, making your finite element analysis (FEA) significantly simpler in the process.

Design, analysis, optimization software
Collier Research Corp. (Newport News, VA, US) featured at SAMPE 2015 the latest version of its signature design, analysis and optimization software, HyperSizer.

Hypersizer workshop at CAMX
Collier Research's optimization software will be explained and demonstrated during this one-day workshop on the day prior to the CAMX event.

CAMX offers unprecedented new product access
CAMX 2014, Oct. 13-16 in Orlando, Fla., promises to be North America's largest ever composites trade show and conference. As a result, exhibitors are coming to the event with a wide array of new and existing materials, machinery, software and technology designed to help make composites fabrication faster, easier and more adaptable. CompositesWorld has been gathering information from CAMX exhibitors about what they will be featuring and introducing in their booths. This week's CAMX newsletter offers a preview of some of what you will find on the show floor.

Software Update: Simulation saves
A look inside the increasingly well-equipped virtual toolbox for composite design, analysis, and manufacturing.

CAMX 2014 preview: Collier Research
Collier Research Corp. (Hampton, Va., USA) will hold public and private demonstrations of HyperSizer, its software used to lightweight the heat shield of NASA’s Orion Multi-purpose Crew Vehicle.

Optimization software improves small, low-cost satellite design
Ames Research Center’s (Moffett Field, Calif.) designs and builds a low-cost, small spacecraft on a quick turnaround, using a modular strategy based on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) parts and with the aid of several design software packages and finite element solvers.

SAMPE 2013 Long Beach new product showcase
The SAMPE 2013 trade show (May 6-9, in Long Beach, Calif.) was the venue for introductions of a large number of new composite materials, technologies and manufacturing processes. Here's the HPC editorial staff's compilation of what was on display.

Purging conservatism from composite designs
Craig Collier, president of Collier Research Group (Hampton, Va.) says cross-discipline software interconnectivity will unlock the full potential of composites.

SAMPE 2011 Long Beach Product Showcase
Huge show, huge new product offerings … huge success.

Learjet 85 composite pressurized cabin a cost cutter
Single-piece carbon fiber composite structure selected over multipiece aluminum fuselage barrel section in new bizjet design.

HPC NOV 09 Drawing

Optimizing the Ares V payload shroud
Sizing software allows rapid analysis of candidate composite architecture for highly loaded and weight-sensitive launch vehicle component.

CCM CAD Concept

Aircraft simulation gets composites aware
Rapid software evolution enables faster, better virtual solutions to complex composite design problems.


Software Secures Lighter, Stronger, Safer Airframe
The U.S. Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) Air Vehicles Directorate is pursuing high-speed aerospace system concepts that include the LRS (Long Range Strike) aircraft. The LRS is to fly at Mach 3.5 and is in the concept definition stage, planned for military utility in the 2020+ timeframe. The lab's goals are to

Product Categories of HyperSizer - Collier Research Corporation

Auxiliary processing equipment, repair equipment, and supplies
  • Auxiliary processing equipment
    • CAD/CAM/CAE hardware/software
Testing, gauging, monitoring, analytical equipment and software
  • Modeling/simulation/virtual testing software
  • Thermal analysis instruments
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • CAD/CAM/CAE design
  • Education/Training
  • Finite element modeling/analysis (FEM/FEA)
  • Materials analysis
  • Product design
  • Consulting
    • Consulting, materials
    • Consulting, process development
  • Testing
    • Testing, materials
    • Testing, structural