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We’ve demonstrated to a number of clients our exceptional advanced simulation capabilities. From the development of blast simulation methods to the propagation of damage through a composite structure. The foundation of this development work is always material modelling methods. Our engineers are drawn from backgrounds where they are educated in materials science and the methods used to capture their behaviour. This understanding allows us to deliver models with outstanding accuracy, but balanced with timely delivery.
Using these material modelling techniques and our knowledge of simulation methods, we recently delivered a package of blast simulation work for a defence OEM (pictured). A blast model requires the charge, soil, air and vehicle structure to be modelled in detail. This is a unique combination of models to achieve accuracy and we were able to prove these techniques in correlation to multiple tests. These ranged from simple panels on lifting rigs through vehicle chassis to a full vehicle structure with occupants. These methods have subsequently been used to develop seating systems and vehicle structures to meet the requirements of STANAG and AEP55.
Through our collaborations with academia we have been fortunate enough to be involved in projects at the forefront of technology. We have recently been able to develop our composite impact simulation methods to a level of accuracy not previously seen. These methods have been proven through coupon, sub-system and multiple component level tests. By using the opportunities available to us we have validated our models and gained the utmost confidence in their capabilities.
Other projects using advanced simulation methods have included system level models which include thermal, rotational and interference contact representation. These have given detailed understanding of manufacturing processes and guided component designs.
In terms of future developments we see CAE-led design as offering a fundamental change in speed and effectiveness of product design. The methods we are continually developing will greatly improve the use of CAE and how it interfaces with design teams.