Paris, France, and Providence, R.I., USA, May 22, 2007 – Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Airbus has adopted the Abaqus Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software from SIMULIA, the Dassault Systèmes brand for realistic simulation, as its preferred solution for static nonlinear FEA.
This decision comes as a result of an extensive benchmark of several FEA codes. The Abaqus FEA software has already been successfully applied on the A380 aircraft program for structural virtual testing, and represents a first step in what is to develop into a longer term collaborative relationship.
"This announcement reinforces the fact that the world's leading companies see nonlinear FEA technology as a key enabler for delivering realistic simulations with high-fidelity correlation to the physical world," said Dr. Ken Short, vice president of strategy & marketing, SIMULIA. "By providing the best technology, quality, and customer support in the industry, our realistic simulation solutions enable customers to gain significant business benefits by leveraging virtual testing throughout the enterprise."
According to a multiyear corporate agreement, Dassault Systèmes will provide software and services to Airbus sites located in Toulouse (France), Filton (U.K.), Hamburg/Bremen (Germany), and Getafe (Spain). Airbus will use the Abaqus FEA software for supporting development of advanced virtual testing methods. Airbus is an EADS company.
As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) stock exchanges. For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com
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Airbus is a leading manufacturer of airliners with more than 100 seats. The company’s product line-up covers a range of 12 aircraft models from a 100-seat single-aisle, to the largest civil airliner ever, the double-deck A380. In 2006, Airbus achieved a turnover of approximately 26 billion euros. It has delivered more than 4,500 Airbus aircraft to 250 customers around the globe. To date, Airbus has received orders for more than 7,100 aircraft. Information about Airbus is available at http://www.airbus.com