Machining modeling solutions provider Third Wave Systems will release version 6.0 of its finite element analysis product, Third Wave AdvantEdge, this month. Third Wave AdvantEdge is physics-based material modeling technology used by companies that machine metal to optimize their cutting processes and machining strategies, providing detailed information about chip formation, temperatures, stresses, forces, and other material behavior not accessible during trial-and-error tests.
AdvantEdge version 6.0 will contain enhanced algorithms that enable the software to more effectively utilize computing cores for significant computing speedups compared to version 5.9. Users will also have the opportunity to employ massively parallel computing, designating up to 40 computing cores for any given project. Benchmark testing at Third Wave has demonstrated speedups of between 10 and 20 times for milling and drilling, respectively, when comparing serial mode to 40-core computing, the company says.
The solution will also contain enhanced material model options for 2D modeling. This new mechanism will enable more accurate characterization of flow stress behavior by allowing users to capture not only isotropic hardening components (currently available within the user-defined yield stress model), but also kinematic hardening components of reverse loading.
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