Materiality has released Version 11 of its software for materials with a toolset for test engineers to capture measured properties, analyze data and create test reports for distribution. A computer-aided engineering (CAE) material file management framework has also been released along with a next generation CAE modeler for material parameter conversion for LS-DYNA, RADIOSS and Abaqus.
Matereality uses a CAE Material library in which existing material file repositories within the enterprise can be bulk imported to the CAE Material library where they can be categorically linked to the enterprise materials and tagged by solver and unit systems. Once under the management of the Matereality software, these files can reliably deployed as individual files or as material file libraries to preprocessor software such as ANSYS Workbench, Altair HyperWorks and ANSA.
A new version of Matereality’s CAE Modeler has been released for LS-DYNA, RADIOSS and Abaqus to aid in the mechanics of creation of candidate material cards.
Drawing upon a back-end data model, users have drag-and-drop capability to perform tasks such as model extrapolation beyond tested data, modulus change, rate dependency tuning and failure criteria adjustment, while assuring self-consistency of the underlying material model. Unit system conversions are also facilitated, eliminating error and ensuring that material inputs to simulation correctly reflect the intent of the CAE analyst.
Matereality says it provides a robust, scalable infrastructure for storing and analyzing and comparing data. Adding test data from a variety of sources is now offered with Matereality’s new Excel macro importer, which allows the test engineer to create simple data maps to read data from the standard spreadsheets used by the laboratory.
Ancillary project-related data files can also be uploaded for archival and safe-keeping, attached to the measured data via a new bulk load feature. Material data once imported is easily analyzed with the Analyzer module where statistical and graphical comparisons replace the use of Excel for such activities. Test reports can be authored using the new Printer module which automatically collates testing information, graphs, data tables and analytics.
At the Enterprise level, system administrators can now create customized search apps and dashboards. Combined with preexisting technology, they can now create unique experiences by positioning combinations of apps to present materials information and tools needed by the different kinds of users within the enterprise.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company.