MultiMechanics Blog

Tools of today for the materials of tomorrow.

Filament Wound Pressure Vessels & Space Shuttle Disasters

One of the most visible symbols of American ingenuity and exploration over the past 50 years has been the progress and perseverance of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). It is the epitome of human curiosity. It is a constant example of how we live with unknowns for only
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Physical Testing vs Multiscale Virtual Simulation of Advanced Materials

The transportation industry is increasingly adopting advanced materials, which, as a result of increases in specific strength, offer improved efficiency, lower emissions, and decreased fuel consumption compared to traditional metal components. However, the transition to advanced materials has been slowed as structural analyses have become more complex and demanding. The
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MultiMechanics and Opterus R&D Partner to Create Advanced Material Models in Response to NASA Solicitation

MultiMechanics and Opterus R&D, a Colorado-based satellite component manufacturer specializing in the design and testing of deployable space structures, have announced a collaboration in response to a NASA Solicitation seeking further exploration of the use of thin-ply High Strain Composites (HSCs) for space applications. These advanced composites have the potential to reduce weight and increase performance of space systems, but they exhibit behavior that is difficult to predict using currently available Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tools.
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What do the Model T and F-150 have in common? Advanced Materials!

Henry Ford’s Model T just celebrated its 110th birthday. Introduced on October 1, 1908, the Model T was the first and most popular mass-produced automobile in the world. By 1921, Ford Model Ts accounted for over half of the world’s automobile production. The car was lauded for the revolutionary process
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MultiMechanics Joins Siemens’ Solution Partner Program to Deliver Multiscale Capabilities to Siemens’ Simcenter 3D Users

MultiMechanics is excited to announce that we will integrate our flagship product, MultiMech, with Siemens’ Simcenter™ portfolio. This partnership brings the ability to zoom into the material microstructure and connect material behavior to overall part performance directly within Siemens PLM Software’s Simcenter portfolio. This partnership will enable Siemens’ Simcenter 3D
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MultiMechanics Selected as Finalist for Mondial.Tech Startup Award, CAMX Award, and Award for Composites Excellence

MultiMechanics has been selected as a finalist for three industry awards: the Mondial.Tech Startup Award, the CAMX Award, and the Award of Composites Excellence (ACE). These awards recognize technologies that are shaping the future of composites and transportation.  The Mondial.Tech Startup Awards recognize pioneering technologies in the automotive industry. MultiMechanics
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Advanced Composites Spotlight: Long Fiber Thermoplastics

Much attention has been given to the advent of long fiber thermoplastics due to their desirable recycling, manufacturing, and mechanical properties. However, the question remains as to whether current analysis tools and techniques can safely capture this material’s behavior.  A thermoplastic is a polymer (or resin material) which becomes pliable
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How Solvay Uses MultiMech for ANSYS to Optimize Material Performance: Live Webinar

MultiMechanics is partnering with Solvay and ANSYS to produce the webinar “How Solvay Uses MultiMech for ANSYS to Optimize Material Performance.” The webinar will take place on Thursday, August 30th at 8:00AM CST. Improving efficiency, lowering emissions, and decreasing fuel consumption are global trends that are currently transforming the transportation
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The Benefits of Optimization in Composites Engineering

The analysis of composites and other heterogeneous materials is complex for a number of known and very well-documented reasons.  Many virtual testing techniques have been developed to help predict the behavior of composite parts; however, most tools end up relying on a great deal of physical testing of a composite
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Multiscale Analysis: A General Overview and Its Applications in Material Design

Multiscale modeling is a broadly used term to describe any situation where a physical problem is solved by capturing a system’s behavior and important features at multiple scales, particularly multiple spatial and/or temporal scales. Applications for multiscale analysis include fluid flow analysis, weather prediction, operations research, and structural analysis, to
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