OptiAssist for Abaqus
OptiAssist for Abaqus is powerful composite laminate development tool for SIMULIA Abaqus users. Delivered as a dedicated pre & post-processing environment and solver module, OptiAssist for Abaqus uses AI-Driven techniques to provide users with:
- - Automated ply shape optimisation
- - Efficient laminate optimisation of existing designs
- - Real-time evaluation of laminate changes
BENEFITS OF USING OPTIASSIST FOR ABAQUS
- - Eliminate costly manual iteration
- - Maximise a design's performance for multiple requirements
- - Seamlessly perform structural optimisation tasks inside your Abaqus workflow
- - Shorten laminate development times and reduce engineering iteration overhead
- - Maximise potential of composite materials through optimisation
- - Seamlessly integrate powerful optimisation tools into your engineering team
COMPATIBILITY & PREREQUISITES
As an extension to SIMULIA Abaqus' composite simulation capabilities, OptiAssist provides an optimisation environment for ply and laminate design working natively with Abaqus input and post-processing data.
OptiAssist for for Abaqus requires users have a valid installation and active license sof SIMULIA Abaqus Standard. Versions 2018 onwards of Abaqus are supported. All pre-processing is performed within the OptiAssist interface. Post-processing of results can be performed using and CAE post-processor that supports Abaqus odb format.
Imagine if every simulation didn't just provide you with the analysis results, but what would happen if you made a change to your laminate. Real Time response does exactly this. With no need to define any specific design data setup, extend your composite Abaqus simulations to allow live evaluation of adding and removing existing plies from your structure.
The technique, developed through OptiAssist’s application in Formula 1™, allows users to automatically develop laminates based upon multiple structural requirements with the freedom to evolve the ply preforms. Users can define candidate ply materials, types and orientations and closely control the sub-division of preforms in order to achieve manufacturable solutions.
Existing laminates can be optimised, considering both the number of plies and orientation. Considering multiple structural requirements, the detailed laminate optimisation techniques allow engineers to refine their existing designs through revisions to their existing laminate definitions, whilst not making changes to ply preform definitions.Within both ply shape and detailed laminate optimisation methods, the OptiAssist solver engine uses a minimum number of Abaqus solves, enabling results to be obtained within practical development timescales.
Developed for Abaqus composite users, OptiAsssist delivers results directly in odb format for visualization in all compatible post-processors. Updated laminate definitions are automatically generated in Abaqus .inp format and direct creation of CATIA .layup file format.
DEVELOPED IN COLLABORATION WITH DEMANDING PARTNERS - PROJECT OPTIMA
Borne out of GRM's continued drive for innovation and the search for a performance advantage by partners RedBull Advanced Technologies and McLaren, OptiAssist for Abaqus is the output of the OPTIMA collaborative project. Supported by the Institute of Digital Engineering, the IDE project brought together the technical competencies of GRM's optimisation expertise and the real world experience and application requirements of our collaborative partners. Learn more about the OPTIMA project here.
CONTACT YOUR LOCAL RESELLER
OptiAssist for Abaqus may be purchased directly from GRM or via one of our regional resellers, depending on your location. Contact GRM here or get in touch with one of our regional software partners.
Contact us for examples of success and to discuss your particular requirements.