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Scania selects HEEDS MDO for Vehicle Dynamics Optimization

ScaniaGothenburg, Sweden (October 22, 2012) – Scania, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, and engines selected HEEDS MDO as its solution for vehicle dynamics optimization. “HEEDS helps us solve problems faster, better, and easier than we were able to do alone,” says Anders Ahlström, Senior Analyst at Scania. “This software surpasses anything on the market in its ability to help us drive innovation.”

The incorporation of HEEDS into the engineering processes at Scania was made possible through the support of CAE Value AB, the European-wide distributor of Red Cedar Technology’s products. CAE Value engineers assisted Scania in parameterizing Scania’s vehicle dynamic simulation models and incorporating HEEDS to tune these models and discover designs that optimize handling and durability performance.
 

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Red Cedar Technology and ETA Revolutionize Die System Design, Simulation, and Optimization

Dynaform-OP
East Lansing, MI (October 16, 2012) – Designing die systems that yield great looking designs with minimal waste, optimal performance, and an absence of wrinkling and cracking is a daunting task. ETA’s new DynaForm OP™, part of the Inventium Suite™ of products, provides the perfect solution. DynaForm OP™ combines the power and speed of Red Cedar Technology's SHERPA™ optimization engine with the simulation and analysis strengths of the DynaForm product to deliver a solution that makes it simple to optimize complex die designs. Initially, DynaForm OP™ will be focused on supporting drawbead optimization to determine proper binder force, lubrication, gage, and material. The module will also support 2D optimization of blank shape and size. Eventually, the two companies expect to offer fully automatic die face optimization.

The new OP module features an internal incremental solver that delivers exceptional speed using symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) on dual core and quad core PCs running Windows 7.

Under the new agreement, ETA will embed SHERPA™ into the DynaForm OP product in an OEM licensing arrangement.
 

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Red Cedar Technology embeds VCollab 3D Visual Collaboration Software in HEEDS POST

VCollab in HEEDS POST
East Lansing, MI (October 9, 2012) – Users of HEEDS multi-disciplinary design optimization software will soon be able to easily visualize the effect of various design variable changes on system performance without having to re-open the CAE or CAD tools where the models were created. During an optimization process, or afterward, HEEDS users can access HEEDS POST to check on the progress that HEEDS is making in meeting the optimization objectives and will be able to query each design evaluated to visualize form (CAD), stress or displacement (FEA), mode shapes (FEA), linkage positions (MBD), temperature contours, or flow streamlines (CFD).
This visual query capability in HEEDS POST will be provided through a VCollab 3D plug-in from Visual Collaboration Technologies, Inc.
 

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LMS and Red Cedar Technology Forge Alliance on Mechatronics

LMS AMESim
East Lansing, MI (October 15, 2012) – Mechatronic product designs combine complex mechanical, structural, electrical, hydraulic, fluidic, and pneumatic systems to yield exceptional performance. Designing and optimizing these systems requires exceptional simulation technologies linked with an industry-leading optimization search engine. LMS and Red Cedar Technology have agreed to work together to bring such an innovative solution to the marketplace.

Through this agreement, Red Cedar will build a portal between its HEEDS multi-disciplinary design optimization software and LMS’ AMESim mechatronic system simulation environment thereby allowing mechatronic designers a simple means for optimizing system performance and cost.
 

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Banks on HEEDS to Help Win EcoCar2 Competition

EcoCar2
East Lansing, MI (September 4, 2012) – What do you get when you combine HEEDS + NX + ANSYS + Star-CCM+? For Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), an academic leader, this combination provides a good chance for them to win the latest Chevy Malibu Eco Future Contest.


ERAU is one of 15 teams representing prestigious universities that are participating in the EcoCar2 Competition, which is organized and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors. This three-year contest challenges the teams to:
• Reduce fuel consumption,
• Reduce well-to-wheel greenhouse gas emissions,
• Reduce criteria tailpipe emissions, and
• Maintain consumer acceptability for performance, utility and safety as applied to the Chevy Malibu.
 
HEEDS (Red Cedar Technology’s flagship product) provides the process automation capabilities to integrate various CAD and CAE tools and perform robust, design optimization. This enables commercial and academic design teams to produce innovative solutions which meet and exceed performance objectives. To learn more about HEEDS call 517.664.1137 or visit www.redcedartech.com.
 
To learn more about the Chevy Malibu Eco Future Contest and to keep track of ERAU’s progress you may wish to read this link and contact Domenic Barsotti, et al at ERAU in Daytona Beach, Florida.

 

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