Paris, France, April 12, 2006 – Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announces the availability of Version 6.6 of ABAQUS®, its advanced finite element analysis software suite within the SIMULIA product portfolio. The company’s highly regarded analysis products, ABAQUS/Standard and ABAQUS/Explicit, offer new capabilities in vibration analysis, material failure characterization, tire modeling, and computing performance. Sophisticated new tools in ABAQUS/CAE, the premier model building and results visualization environment for ABAQUS analysis, help ABAQUS users accelerate the process of getting more accurate results and producing more compelling presentations.
With this significant new software release, Dassault Systèmes extends its leadership in providing a more unified FEA environment that is open to leveraging models and data from a variety of CAD and CAE software tools. The ABAQUS Version 6.6 suite is a powerful and robust simulation platform that enables manufacturing companies in every industry to develop innovative and reliable products faster and more cost effectively.
“ABAQUS Version 6.6 offers many new and exciting features that we expect to significantly enhance our capability to accurately and efficiently simulate complex tire structures,” says David M. Dryden, Manager, Research & Technology at Cooper Tire & Rubber Company. “We are especially looking forward to the ability to apply an extension of steady state transport theory to periodic treaded tire structures. This technology provides a highly efficient method to incorporate detailed tread geometries onto complex tire structures for analysis of tire/road interactions and offers the potential to advance the approximation of treaded tire structures in steady state rolling."
“A thorough understanding of customer challenges is always the starting point for improving ABAQUS software,” says Ken Short, vice president of strategy and marketing for ABAQUS, Inc. “ABAQUS Version 6.6 contains many technical innovations to help customers achieve more realistic simulation of product behavior. With enhanced usability features in ABAQUS/CAE and open-systems links to the major CAD and CAE packages, ABAQUS Version 6.6 provides a scalable environment for simulation and accelerates the process of achieving high-fidelity analysis results with less effort.”
Important features of ABAQUS Version 6.6 include:
With more than 115 major improvements, ABAQUS Version 6.6 achieves a new overall standard for performance, usability, and simulation fidelity, while upholding a distinguished reputation for flexibility and reliability.