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ANSYS acquires Evolutionary Engineering

ANSYS has acquired EVEN (Evolutionary Engineering), a provider of composite analysis and optimisation technology relying on cloud computing.

In Australia, ANSYS is represented by LEAP Australia.

EVEN has been a partner of ANSYS, offering EVEN's composite technologies through a product called ANSYS Composite PrepPost.

This product is tightly integrated with ANSYS Mechanical in ANSYS Workbench and with ANSYS Mechanical APDL. EVEN also provides engineering services in composites applications and in other areas in its fields of expertise.

Composites blend two or more materials that possess very different properties. Because they combine light weight, high strength and outstanding flexibility, composites have become standard materials for manufacturing in a range of industries, including automotive, aerospace, energy, marine, motorsports and leisure.

As a result, the use of composites has grown dramatically in the last decade. This popularity has fostered the need for new design, analysis and optimisation technology.

Since EVEN is considered a leader in composite simulation, this acquisition emphasises the high priority ANSYS is giving to this emerging technology.

Composites pose many challenges for R&D teams that need to identify the appropriate formulation for a required use.

To successfully produce layered composites, engineers must define the optimal material formula — which depends on the number of layers involved along with the thickness and relative orientation of each layer.

ANSYS Composite PrepPostis a pre- and post-processing solution for layered composite materials integrated into the ANSYS software portfolio.

The solution empowers users to efficiently model the most complex composite structures and, at the same time, fully understand the potential failure of product models.

Users can subject product designs to simple physical stresses and compute progressive damage, delamination and cracking.

The technology's post-processing capabilities enable users to conduct in-depth investigations of ultimate product integrity and behaviour. Users can view global results or conduct detailed analysis at the level of individual layers.

"Composites simulation is a fast growing market with application across multiple industries, broadening our industry knowledge and competencies in this area," said Jim Cashman, president and CEO of ANSYS.

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