PITTSBURGH, July 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --
- Ansys is supplying the BMW Group with Ansys LS-DYNA for passive
safety system development in the next generation of safe,
- LS-DYNA users can implement a coherent, passive safety concept
within a short development timeframe and with minimal use of
Together with its European Channel Partner DYNAmore, Ansys
(NASDAQ: ANSS) is supplying the BMW Group with Ansys LS-DYNA for
passive safety system development in the next generation of safe,
high-performance vehicles. Ansys LS-DYNA empowers users to optimize
the design and analysis of passive safety systems — supporting more
accurate predictions of vehicle behavior during
Vehicles must undergo extensive and rigorous crash test
scenarios during the design and development phases before they can
be proven safe. As vehicles become more complex, the regulations
for passing these tests become more stringent. Ansys empowers
vehicle manufacturers with simulation tools with a high degree of
fidelity to predict vehicle responses to these tests — speeding
product and development cycles.
Ansys solutions support virtual crash testing by enabling
engineers to optimize structural design for energy absorption
during crashes and improve the interplay between different
restraint systems, such as seatbelt tensioners and both front and
side airbags. Ansys LS-DYNA users can implement a coherent, passive
safety concept within a short development timeframe and with
minimal use of hardware.
Ansys LS-DYNA is a highly scalable multiphysics solver that
simulates the behavior of most vehicle components as well as the
complete vehicle within a fully coupled mathematical framework.
LS-DYNA is scalable on high-performance parallel computer
architectures, boasts an extensive range of material models, and
facilitates rapid implementation of development requests.
"The thorough and in-depth analysis of the methods and
algorithms in LS-DYNA initiated by the BMW Group was a very
demanding project for us," says Ulrich
Franz, Managing Director of DYNAmore. "The specific
requirements of BMW Group with regards to the technical
functionality and the integration into the existing processes and
workflows were the main challenges that could only be met with
great effort in all respects. DYNAmore works as an ongoing partner
in software development, method development, user support and as an
expert in materials science."
"Active and passive safety systems improve road safety and save
lives by greatly reducing the risk of injury to occupants during
unavoidable accidents. Following the successful acquisition of LSTC
and integration of LS-DYNA into our product suites, Ansys'
capabilities in this area are unmatched," said Shane Emswiler, senior vice president, Ansys.
"Our many ongoing collaborations combined with our open-ecosystem
and cutting-edge simulation solutions enable us to go one step
further in the integration of passive and active security systems
to meet the high demands of the automotive industry."
DYNAmore provides excellent support for many major automotive
manufacturers in Europe and
the United States in numerically
solving nonlinear physical problems. The product portfolio includes
the finite element software LS-DYNA, the pre- and post-processor
LS-PrePost and the optimization software LS-OPT as well as numerous
FE models for crash simulation (dummies, barriers, pedestrians,
human models, etc.). For decades, the company's focus has been on
support, sales, training, engineering services, software
development and system integration.
If you've ever seen a rocket launch, flown on an airplane,
driven a car, used a computer, touched a mobile device, crossed a
bridge or put on wearable technology, chances are you've used a
product where Ansys software played a critical role in its
is the global leader in engineering simulation. Through our strategy of Pervasive Engineering Simulation, we help the world's most
innovative companies deliver radically better products to their
customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of
engineering simulation software, we help them solve the most
complex design challenges and create products limited only by
imagination. Founded in 1970, Ansys is headquartered south of
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
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