TROY, Mich., March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Altair Partner Alliance announced today that AnalySwift will be joining the program and adding its complex composite modeling tool, SwiftComp Micromechanics, to the growing offering of partner applications available to HyperWorks users under Altair's license manager. SwiftComp is a unique software that combines efficiency and accuracy when assisting with the design and modeling of complex composites to improve structural designs, estimating a structure's capabilities or engineering a new material with enhanced performance characteristics.
"AnalySwift is thrilled to be working with the Altair Partner Alliance," said Allan Wood, president & CEO of AnalySwift. "As the world-class micromechanics program, SwiftComp Micromechanics is a unique and versatile tool that can be used for the analysis and modeling of composites. With the ability to be applied to a large span of industries and assignments, SwiftComp is exceptionally valuable, now especially for Altair's HyperWorks users."
SwiftComp Micromechanics is a truly general-purpose micromechanics code, applying a powerful mathematical approach to enable quick results without the loss of accuracy. While being extremely efficient, SwiftComp accurately calculates a complete set of physical properties in seconds. It runs only one analysis, which can be done on a typical laptop computer, and takes just seconds to complete, unlike other approaches, which may take several hours. The software obtains a complete set of fully coupled, multiphysical properties without the application of highly crafted load and boundary conditions, postprocessing or multiple runs.
"The time savings could easily be orders of magnitude," said Wenbin Yu, Ph.D., chief technology officer for AnalySwift. "A major benefit to users is the ability to efficiently design and analyze materials and structures in ways not possible otherwise--for instance, models that are too large to be handled by computers in a practical way."
The necessary properties can be calculated by SwiftComp for any heterogeneous material, including layered, binary, fiber/particle reinforced, and woven composites, as well as any other composites created using other manufacturing techniques. This tool also can achieve a complete set of three-dimensional material properties using a one-dimensional analysis of the 1D unit cell for binary composites. It also can analyze other heterogeneous materials, including construction materials, metals, bone and brain tissue, ice and many others.
"AnalySwift is another important addition to our broad suite of Altair Partner Alliance products that addresses the needs of our customers using advanced composite materials," said Robert Yancey, senior director – aerospace for Altair. "To make full use of the advantages offered by advanced composites, tools such as SwiftComp are necessary to design and analyze these materials so that they meet customer requirements."
With the ability to deal with any microstructure containing a given number of constituents, SwiftComp is an incredibly versatile tool, applicable to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace and aircraft, wind energy, automotive, marine, defense and construction, to name a few. It can be used to perform multiscale modeling of composite structures, homogenization of heterogeneous materials and multiphysics micromechanics analysis of composites, among other processes.
Available for the last 12 years, Altair's innovative unit-based licensing system allows HyperWorks users customizable access to a growing portfolio of applications while optimizing their return on investment (ROI) with each new partner added. Since the start, every license has been composed of a pool of recyclable HyperWorks units (HWUs), which can be used to access any application within the HyperWorks family.
After experiencing this original licensing model's success, Altair has offered the opportunity for third-party companies to run their own applications under this unit-based system, a collaboration now known as the Altair Partner Alliance. The overall flexibility of these HWUs empowers users and allows them access to the largest and most complete suite of CAE applications available, making the benefits to participating HyperWorks customers infinite. The ROI increases for users each time a new application is added to the offering, since any of the partner programs can be accessed using the same leased HWUs they are already using to run HyperWorks. This makes more than 50 additional applications available at no incremental cost or long-term commitment.
HyperWorks users can download SwiftComp Micromechanics at www.altairalliance.com/analyswift. To learn more about AnalySwift and SwiftComp, please attend one of the introductory webinars, being held on April 1, 2013, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. EDT. These webinars will be hosted by Altair and presented by AnalySwift.
AnalySwift offers users an unprecedented combination of efficiency and accuracy in multiphysics modeling as a leading provider of engineering design and analysis software for composite materials and structures. AnalySwift's revolutionary solutions are based on a uniquely powerful mathematical approach, providing customers a competitive advantage through reductions in engineering time without a loss of accuracy. Utilizing technology developed at Utah State University and Georgia Tech, with the support of U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. National Science Foundation, USTAR and industry, AnalySwift offers the best available combination of efficiency, accuracy and versatility for multiphysics analysis of composite materials and structures.
Altair empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held, with 1,800 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 27-year track record for high-end software for engineering and computing, enterprise analytics solutions, and innovative product design and development, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com or www.simulatetoinnovate.com.
About the Altair Partner Alliance
Altair's HyperWorks platform applies a revolutionary subscription-based licensing model in which customers use floating licenses to access a broad suite of Altair-developed, as well as third-party, software applications on demand. The Altair Partner Alliance effectively extends the HyperWorks Platform from 28 internally developed solutions to more than 50 applications with the addition of new partner applications. Customers can invoke these third-party applications at no incremental cost using their existing HyperWorks licenses. Customers benefit from unmatched flexibility and access, resulting in maximum software utilization, productivity and ROI. For more information about the Altair Partner Alliance, visit www.altairalliance.com.