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The Abaqus 6.10 enables designers, engineers and researchers in all industries to perform virtual tests that accurately predict real-world behaviour of materials and product designs.

The unified Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and multiphysics product suite for realistic simulation from Simulia is being launched by Dassault Systemes.

In response to expanding industry demand for realistic simulation, the release delivers more than 100 customer-requested enhancements for modelling, performance, usability, visualisation, multiphysics and core mechanics.

Abaqus 6.10 also introduces a multiphysics capability for performing Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation.

This enables users to perform coupled physics simulations with Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit, such as fluid-structure interaction between human tissue, a medical device and fluid flow; thermal analysis of electronic systems undergoing convection cooling; or transient thermal analysis of engine-exhaust systems.

The release is said to reinforce Simulia’s commitment to providing an open multiphysics platform through improvements to its direct co-simulation coupling interface.

This capability allows Simulia partners and customers to couple their applications directly with Abaqus for multiphysics simulation.

With this release, Simulia also delivers technology for realistic fracture and failure analysis.

Abaqus 6.10 features enhancements to its extended finite element method (XFEM) that improves the process for modelling fracture of composite materials.

It also provides performance improvements for parallel processing of simulations that use XFEM, or the implicit dynamic procedure, allowing more simulations to be performed in less time.

The XFEM capabilities in Abaqus 6.10 are said to simplify virtual safety evaluations of nuclear power-plant piping systems and pressure vessels.

With this release, realistic simulation of crack propagation based on the cohesive-segments method and linear elastic fracture mechanics is now feasible, while using the implicit dynamic procedure for improved stability.

Abaqus 6.10 will be featured at the 2010 Simulia Customer Conference (SCC) on 24-27 May in Providence, Rhode Island.

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About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault systems portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product – SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design – DELMIA for virtual production – SIMULIA for virtual testing – ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065) stock exchanges. For more information, visit our website.

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