Virtual prototyping software and applications provider ESI has released the Version 2012 of its Virtual Performance Solution (VPS).
With the Virtual Performance Solution, the company said the customers can virtually assess and optimise the overall performance of a future product at an early stage of the design process.
The new version also claimed to reduce the number of physical prototypes and improve the whole design process efficiency throughout the supply chain in order to cut product development costs and time-to-market.
VPS allows engineers to handle interactions across multiple domains efficiently and enables efficient multi-domain optimisation to improve safety margins, lower product weight, reduce the number of physical prototypes, shorten design cycles and cut development costs.
Featuring a single-core model for all domains of performance and the ability to run all load cases on a single cluster, VPS reduces the model conversion tasks, errors and the lead times induced by synchronisation between domains, in comparison to using multiple solvers on multiple hardware platforms.
VPS delivers enhanced performance for massively parallel computing for all domains of performance, and increases the overall workflow flexibility.
The unified user environment for all domains (Visual-Environment) enables the management and the synchronisation of the virtual engineering processes.
ESI's new VPS 2012 includes the modeling of non-linear phenomena for strength and durability, the modeling of highly damped components for Noise, Vibration & Harshness (NVH), the accuracy of airbag deployment for safety and the handling of assembly pre-loads for all domains.