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Purdue Software Launched by AnalySwift Helps Reduce Design Cycle of Materials and Structures

AnalySwift LLC has introduced SwiftComp, which is the new software designed at Purdue University to provide state-of-the-art, high-fidelity modeling of composites.

Doctoral student Bo Peng (at left), associate professor Wenbin Yu (center) and doctoral student Ernesto Camarena conduct research on SwiftComp, software developed by Yu that reduces the design cycle of materials and structures. The software also analyzes models too complex for existing methods. North Logan, Utah-based AnalySwift, a commercial software provider, has licensed SwiftComp through the Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization. (Purdue Research Foundation photo)

Wenbin Yu, Associate Professor in Purdue's School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, developed the innovative software capable of decreasing analysis times without any lose in precision while capturing details of composites.

This breakthrough technology, licensed by AnalySwift, holds promise for engineering firms and manufacturers in the advanced composites industry, who can now utilize it to minimize the material and structure design cycles, and evaluate models, which are highly complex to perform with current techniques.

AnalySwift President and CEO, Allan Wood informed that the customers of AnalySwift belonged to various conventional sectors, such as automotive, energy and aerospace.

"These sectors face challenges including getting products to market more quickly, designing earlier in the process and improving technical R&D capabilities. Imagine the competitive advantages engineers and companies could achieve when reducing analysis time from days to minutes. SwiftComp can make that happen."

According to Wood, SwiftComp is more flexible than conventional analysis software.

The software can quickly and easily calculate the effective properties of composites and heterogeneous structures and materials including composite laminates, woven composites, stiffened structures, sandwich structures, corrugated structures and other buildup structures and heterogeneous materials. As long as a building block for the structure can be identified, SwiftComp can compute the best structural model for use in macroscopic structural analysis. It also computes the local stresses in the microstructure, which is essential for strength and failure of composites.

Allan Wood

Yu explained that SwiftComp is highly efficient and can strengthen the ability of manufacturing and engineering sectors to exploit the maximum potential of advanced composite materials for a range of applications, such as wind turbine blades, sandwich structures and composite cars, rotor blades and aerostructures.

SwiftComp takes the fundamental building block of material as input, then outputs the structural properties needed for macroscopic analysis. The software can be used for virtual testing of composites or as a plugin to power conventional FEA codes with high-fidelity multiscale modeling for composites.

Allan Wood

Wood highlighted that the codes created by Yu are being used by numerous researchers in academia, industry and national laboratories.

Wenbin Yu is well known and highly respected in our field and he brings real-world solutions in the areas of structural mechanics, micromechanics, multiphysics modeling and multiscale modeling. Licensing SwiftComp further enables AnalySwift to deliver on our motto, 'Right results. Right away.' We are excited to demonstrate its value to engineers and companies that model composite materials and structures.

Allan Wood

SwiftComp has been made available via an online platform hosted at Purdue University called cdmHUB. This platform enables users to assess new as well as current composite simulation tools. It also hosts a number of simulation challenges to teach and unite the composites society.


Stuart Milne

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Stuart Milne

Stuart graduated from the University of Wales, Institute Cardiff with a first-class honours degree in Industrial Product Design. After working on a start-up company involved in LED Lighting solutions, Stuart decided to take an opportunity with AZoNetwork. Over the past five years at AZoNetwork, Stuart has been involved in developing an industry leading range of products, enhancing client experience and improving internal systems designed to deliver significant value for clients hard earned marketing dollars. In his spare time Stuart likes to continue his love for art and design by creating art work and continuing his love for sketching. In the future Stuart, would like to continue his love for travel and explore new and exciting places.


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