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Dassault Systemes (DS) has announced that Research and Development Establishment (Engineers) has selected Abaqus finite element analysis (FEA) software from Simulia to meet its virtual testing needs.

Research and Development Establishment (Engineers) is an engineering group working with metal and composite materials to drive innovation in structural and mechanical systems through research, collaboration and the use of modern technology.

Composite materials are increasingly utilised by many industries thanks to their strong yet lightweight properties and the ability of their structural response to be tailored as needed.

The group has selected Abaqus FEA software for its robust linear and nonlinear structural analysis capabilities, as well as advanced composites modelling and simulation features.

Abaqus is being used for performing static and dynamic load case simulations of impact penetration, vehicle dynamics and geotechnical interactions.

These are essential in determining the right composites material to be used in applications such as bridges, military vehicles, sonar domes and ship superstructure.

U R Gautam, group director of the Integrated Management Systems Group at Research and Development Establishment (Engineers), said: ‘The bridges and vehicles developed at Research and Development Establishment (Engineers) need to withstand very harsh environments.

‘Abaqus FEA provides accurate, realistic simulation capabilities for designing safe, reliable products,’ he added.

An offshoot of the engineering group’s research includes the development of prosthetic hip implants to meet the needs of individuals with a particular focus on the physiology of the Indian population.

Kiran Akella, scientist at Research and Development Establishment (Engineers), said: ‘We are also using Abaqus FEA to study the loads on the human bone before and after the implant to ensure reduced stress on the bone structure.

‘Abaqus is a powerful tool to analyse implant and patient interaction,’ he added.

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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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