ESI Group has released Virtual Performance Solution (VPS) Version 2012. VPS allows customers to virtually assess and optimize the overall performance of a future product at a very early stage of the design process, the company says. It can cut product development costs and time-to-market by reducing the number of physical prototypes, and by significantly improving the whole design process efficiency throughout the supply chain.
The solution enables efficient multi-domain optimization to improve safety margins and lower product weight, reduce the number of physical prototypes, shorten design cycles and cut development costs. Featuring a single-core model for all domains of performance, and the ability to run all load cases on a single cluster, it reduces model conversion tasks and errors, and the lead times induced by synchronization between domains, in comparison to using multiple solvers on multiple hardware platforms.
Improvements in this version include the modeling of non-linear phenomena for strength and durability; modeling of highly damped components for noise, vibration and harshness (NVH); the accuracy of airbag deployment for safety; and the handling of assembly pre-loads for all domains.
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