Saint-Gobain

Saint-Gobain’s mission is to provide innovative solutions to the habitat and construction markets for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. As one of the top 100 industrial groups in the world, Saint-Gobain is a company focused on creating products that make homes more comfortable while being sustainable.

The Challenge

Verallia, Saint-Gobain’s Packaging Sector, wanted to create light weight eco-designed glass bottles using less raw materials and energy while maintaining strength and resistance to breakage.

Dassault Systèmes Response

Using Abaqus FEA coupled with Isight automated workflows, engineers were able to optimize the geometry for a lighter weight carbonated beverage bottle with mechanical resistance that equaled that of a heavier bottle.

Benefits

SIMULIA's Abaqus and Isight solutions enabled Saint-Gobain's R&D engineering team to perform loading scenarios on a wider variety of bottle shapes, save significant analysis time, and reduce the CO2 footprint of their glass containers.