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Altair acquires Multiscale Design Systems for microstructural optimization

News International-French

8 Apr 2015

Altair announces that it has completed the acquisition of Multiscale Design Systems, LLC, developer of MDS, a family of products focused on micromechanics, microstructural optimization, and life prediction of complex materials.

The company’s technology integrates modeling, simulation, testing, uncertainty quantification, and optimization of composite materials and structures at multiple spatial and temporal scales.

Known for its mathematical rigor and versatility, MDS will bring important new composites expertise to the Altair HyperWorks suite, including multiscale analysis, stochastic design, fatigue analysis, and multiphysics simulation. A member of the Altair Partner Alliance since last year, MDS is already available to HyperWorks users, along with a number of other cutting-edge technologies related to composite materials analysis and simulation. A much tighter integration with Altair solvers RADIOSS and OptiStruct is expected in future.

Since 2008, Multiscale Design Systems, LLC has won numerous Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I and Phase II awards. Focus areas include environmental degradation of high-temperature polymer and ceramic matrix composites subjected to thermal oxidation, thermal fatigue, moisture ingression, physics-based life prediction capabilities, modeling of concrete failure under blast and fragment loading, 3D nondestructive imaging techniques for mesoscale damage analysis of composite materials, and mechanical loading.

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