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Primeur weekly 2015-05-18

The Cloud

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Welding simulation now offered by GeonX through the Altair Partner Alliance

13 May 2015 Troy - GeonX S.A. has joined the Altair Partner Alliance (APA), bringing access to Virfac, a welding simulation software, to HyperWorks users. Virfac provides quality predictions for manufactured parts with the ability to improve product lifespan and design before any prototype is required.

Virfac is capable of predicting residual distortions encountered by a part during the manufacturing process as well as residual stresses to help calculate the in-service fatigue life of the part. It is particularly suited for high fidelity results on complex industrial applications and ensures manufactured part quality by predicting material transformations during the process as well as the final manufactured component.

"Virfac is a new type of technology in the HyperWorks offering, and I believe this will help us identify many different ways to collaborate", stated Laurent D'Alvise, CEO of GeonX. "GeonX is really looking forward to exploring the possibilities of the partnership with Altair."

Several solvers are employed by Virfac as computing engines, all dependent on the accuracy level and physics necessary for a particular model, which help the software address a wide range of problems. The main computing engine applied by Virfac is Morfeo, a massively parallel finite element (FE) solver capable of non-linear thermo-mechanical-metallurgical detailed modelling of manufacturing processes. Morfeo performs simulations of various manufacturing processes on high performance computing systems. This connection helps Virfac perform advanced simulation of welding processes including fusion welding, friction stir and inertia friction welding, as well as creating the capability to mimic results of various heat treatment, surface treatment, additive manufacturing and damage tolerance based on the XFEM technology.

"Through its advanced multi-physics, Virfac is able to capture extremely important phenomena in manufacturing processes", stated Subir Roy, Senior Director of Industry Solutions at Altair. "Simulating residual stresses and distortions in welding and heat treatment bridges the gap between physical and virtual reality. Altair is eager to bring this technology to its users involved in solving complex manufacturing problems via simulation."

Virfac is applicable across many industries, including automotive, aerospace, heavy industry, shipbuilding and energy, helping predict and solve challenges encountered in the welding and manufacturing processes.
Source: Altair Engineering

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Primeur weekly 2015-05-18

The Cloud

Bright Computing to release new OpenStack distribution at the OpenStack Summit ...

IBM's silicon photonics technology ready to speed up Cloud and Big Data applications ...

Supermicro debuts new X10 3U MicroCloud with 8x hot-plug server nodes supporting Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processor family ...

Oracle collaborates with Mirantis to bring Database as a Service powered by Oracle Multitenant to OpenStack-based private Clouds ...

New Zealand Ministry of Health selects IBM Cloud ...

EuroFlash

Altair PBS Professional to manage workload for Met Office supercomputer ...

Welding simulation now offered by GeonX through the Altair Partner Alliance ...

New data centre and new supercomputer for TU Dresden strengthen research in Saxony ...

Bright Computing signs partnership agreement with NTS Africa to drive adoption of infrastructure management ...

Peter Lodahl receives prestigious ERC Advanced Grant ...

Quantum 'gruyères' for spintronics of the future ...

USFlash

Harper Government in Canada invests in leading-edge technologies to advance market growth and commercialization ...

Indiana University gets NSF grant of nearly $9 million to improve international research networks ...

Chombo-Crunch sinks its teeth into fluid dynamics ...

Cray installs India's first petaflop supercomputer at the Indian Institute of Science ...

Lopsided Star Explosion Holds the Key to Other Supernova Mysteries ...

Center for Computational Research at University at Buffalo receives $9 million award to improve tool that maximizes supercomputing performance ...

Earthquakes reveal deep secrets beneath East Asia ...

HP to help drive Aimia's globalization and business expansion through new IT services ...

Supermicro launches new high end 4-way SuperServer solutions supporting up to 6TB in 96x DDR4 DIMMs ...

More businesses are turning to Watson Analytics for fast access to strategic insights ...