ESI Launches Virtual Performance Solution — Version 2016

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ESI Group has announced the latest release of Virtual Performance Solution (VPS), a solution enabling manufacturers to face emerging design challenges – including those related to lightweight and green vehicles – while avoiding over-engineering. Using VPS, design and simulation engineers can rapidly test their innovations on virtual prototypes, rather than real ones, and evaluate the impact of real driving conditions.

VPS also offers the virtual testing of product performance across multiple domains, using a single core model. With this latest release of ESI Virtual Performance Solution, manufacturers can predict in a more efficient way the impact of use of composite and advanced lightweight materials on product performance, and simulate the vibration-induced noise.

As automotive OEMs strive to develop lightweight vehicles, they continue to face challenges related to the introduction of new materials, new grades, and new processes. Today’s innovative multi-material strategies require a precise understanding, and an early prediction, of the as assembled behavior. Any level of uncertainty may lead to conservative decisions and costly over-engineering.

The selection of advanced lightweight materials, composite materials, ultra-high strength steels or aluminums can hardly be based on existing know-how. Rather, today’s innovative multi-material strategies require a precise understanding, and an early prediction, of the as-assembled behavior. Any level of uncertainty may lead to conservative decisions and costly over-engineering.

Virtual Performance Solution 2016 offers new functionalities to help OEMs tackle challenges related to the introduction of new materials, and thereby enables them to design the next generation of lightweight vehicles. First, thanks to new dynamic re-meshing capabilities, the accuracy of rupture propagation after an impact is now better captured; important as engineers investigate in detail what happens in the crash rupture area when using new materials and novel assembly methods.

More information is available HERE.

(source: ESI press release)

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