Composite Design with OptiAssistFree Trial or Callback

“GRM are very proud to have supplied GENESIS & OptiAssist to the Formula 1® Team winning the Driver’s Championship for 15 of the last 16 years.” – Martin Gambling, Managing, Director, GRM

OptiAssistOptiAssist is an extension to OmniQuest GENESIS' pre & post-processing tool, Design Studio, delivering an analysis and optimisation environment tailored to the composite engineer's requirements. Enhancing the advanced composite capabilities of GENESIS, OptiAssist delivers:

  • - Composite Modeller
  • - Composite Reporter (HTML, .layup)
  • - Ply Sensitivity Plotter
  • - Laminate Optimisation


Through GENESIS & OptiAssist, users can uniquely optimise ply patterns and laminates for multiple loading requirements including strength.



Composite Design with OptiAssistFree Trial or Callback

“GRM are very proud to have supplied GENESIS & OptiAssist to the Formula 1® Team winning the Driver’s Championship for 15 of the last 16 years.” – Martin Gambling, Managing, Director, GRM

OptiAssistOptiAssist is an extension to VR&D GENESIS' pre & post-processing tool, Design Studio, delivering an analysis and optimisation environment tailored to the composite engineer's requirements. Enhancing the advanced composite capabilities of GENESIS, OptiAssist delivers:

  • - Composite Modeller
  • - Composite Reporter (HTML, .layup)
  • - Ply Sensitivity Plotter
  • - Laminate Optimisation


Through GENESIS & OptiAssist, users can uniquely optimise ply patterns and laminates for multiple loading requirements including strength.



 

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SUMMARY


The feedback from our customers is that GRM's composite software tools have been developed by people who clearly understand the day-to-day challenges of efficiently analysing and developing composites.  For over 16 years, GRM have developed the OptiAssist product, combining the analysis and optimisation capabilities of VR&D Genesis with a composite focussed user interface.

OptiAssist provides a complete FEA suite of tools to laminate, analyse, optimise, understand and communicate your developing composite designs.

LAMINATE ANALYSE UNDERSTAND OPTIMSE DEVELOP EXPORT REPORT

 

 BENEFITS OF USING OPTIASSIST CAITO® OPTIMISATION SOFTWARE PRODUCTS 

  • Shorten laminate development times and reduce engineers iteration overhead
  • Maximise potential of composite materials through optimisation
  • Understand the performance of your laminates
  • Report and communicate your CAE developed designs


    COMPATABILITY & PREREQUISITES

    Recognising that companies often have several, establishing tools and procedures for analysing and developing composite laminates, OptiAssist is compatible with the following data: 

  • Nastran PCOMPG
  • Laminate Tools/CATIA Layup File
  • Simulia Abaqus .inp file import


     

    Using the Composite Modeller, develop your laminates in the FEA environment.  Automatically manage the creation of complex analysis property data and manipulate plies using efficient functions; split, merge, map and duplicate.  Using the GENESIS FEA solver, analyse and interrogate the performance of your designs.
    LAMINATE ANALYSE

      Laminate & Analyse Tutorial

    Utilise ply shape and detailed laminate optiisation tools, seamlesly integrated into the analysis and laminate development environment.    OptiAssist's unique strength is its combination of powerful optiisation tools with an engineer-led laminate development process, harnessing optimisation whilst creating manufacturable layups.

    OPTIMSE DEVELOP

     Thickness Optimisation Tutorial

    OpiAssist's Sensitivity Plotter tool automatically manages the assessment of your laminate construction, identifying, and ranking the importance of plies for each of your analysis load cases.

    UNDERSTAND

     

    Allowing direct communication of analysis generated laminate to composite designers and manufacturing, Composite Reporter automatically generates Powerpoint and HTML plybooks, allowing markup, dimensioning and annotation of each ply.
    EXPORT REPORT

     Free Shape Optimisaton Tutorial 
    CASE STUDY: CFRP CHAIR


    OptiAssist is used around the world as a tool to help showcase the capabilities of the latest composite materials.  GRM's Japan office teamed up with Sakai Sangyo with the aim of developing a CFRP chair to demonstrate the new manufacturing possibilities of their latest materials.

    Enlisting the help of Mirai Ringyo to produce the concept surface designs, OptiAssist and Genesis were used heavily throughout the development process.  By using the advanced user topometry methods within OptiAssist a laminate was developed for the chair, based upon a variety of durability and strength loadcases.

    CFRP CASE STUDY IMAGE 1 CFRP CASE STUDY IMAGE 2

    The optimisation process also identified many areas where it was possible to create many areas where it was possible to create holes, which were added ina seccond design iteration to create extra impact in the design.  The final result was a lightweight CFRP chair capable of withstanding the stringent JIS regulatory loads with a safety factor of 1.3.

    Throughout the 2 week laminate development process, OptiAssist Composite Reporter was used to quickly and efficiently  communicate the laminate designs back to the project partners for easy feedback - bridging the gap between design, manufature and analysis.  The final prototype was manufactured and displayed at "8th Highly Functional Material Week" in Osaka during May 2019.

    Contact us for examples of success and to discuss your particular requirements.

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