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A Complete Finite Element Solver

for Structural Analysis

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A Complete Finite Element Solver for Structural Analysis

Altair® RADIOSS™ is the premier finite element solver for linear and non-linear simulations.
RADIOSS is used by top companies to simulate structures, fluids, fluid-structure interaction,
sheet metal stamping, and mechanical systems. The robust, multidisciplinary solution allows
manufacturers to maximize durability, noise and vibration performance, crashworthiness,
safety, and manufacturability of designs in order to bring innovative products to market faster.

Cost-Effective NASTRAN Replacement

Benefits • The most popular linear analysis
problems can be solved with RADIOSS.
Scalability, Quality, and Repeatability • Deeply integrated in HyperWorks,
• RADIOSS multi-processor and multi- RADIOSS increases end-user
domain solutions offer extreme scalability efficiency and significantly reduces
to increase solution throughput in modern
corporate investments in third-party
cluster and multi-core environments.
solver solutions.
• The diagnostic capabilities of the solver
provide unparalleled model debugging,
Crash and Impact Solution
leading to the accurate simulation of design
• RADIOSS has been a market leader
behavior and making the simulation
in crash and impact solutions for over
process less prone to modeling errors.
20 years and continues to advance
• Special provisions in RADIOSS
guarantee repeatability of results state-of-the-art technology to meet
regardless of the number of processors challenges in safety engineering for
used in parallel computation. all industries.

Fast Computation Speed for Large Models Optimization Ready

• Highly efficient solution algorithms for • Rapidly improve design performance
linear, non-linear, and modal analysis by utilizing the leading-edge
problems compared to conventional solvers. optimization solutions in OptiStruct
• Using intelligent memory management, on analysis problems.
RADIOSS easily simulates structures with
millions of degrees of freedom (DOFs) Responsive Support Organization
without any model size restrictions. • RADIOSS technical support is very
responsive in reacting to user input.
Accurate Results A rigorous quality assurance organization
• Modern element formulations eliminate makes it possible to implement new
errors often associated with bad features quickly and without regression
modeling practices. in quality.

Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) Analysis Safety and Crash Evaluation

scalar elements, as well as rigid elements Automated Robustness Studies and
Capabilities and bodies is available. A comprehensive Design Optimization
collection of linear and non-linear material, • Easily perform optimization and
RADIOSS has been an industry standard
failure and contact models is provided for robustness studies through RADIOSS’s
for dynamic loading simulation from crash
modeling complex events. tight coupling with OptiStruct
to high-speed impact for over 20 years.
Automotive and aerospace companies value and HyperStudy.
the contribution it makes to understanding Advanced composites modeling and simulation
and predicting design behavior in complex is leading the industry. External matrices Safety
environments. In recent years, through the may be used for modeling. Matrix generation For vehicle occupant safety simulation
addition of implicit finite element solver is provided through static reduction and RADIOSS has direct access to a large
capabilities, RADIOSS has also become a Component Modes Synthesis (CMS). library of finite element dummy, barrier and
widely used option for standard analyses impactor models. RADIOSS provides the
and linear dynamics such as frequency Comprehensive Material Library most comprehensive toolset in the industry
response analysis. • Correlated material laws and through partnerships with First Technology
rupture models include definitions (FTSS) and TASS. In addition, the HyperCrash
Solver Solutions for concrete, foam, rubber, steel, modeling environment provides outstanding
Finite element solutions in RADIOSS are: composites, biomaterials.
support for automotive crash and safety
• Linear static analysis • Multiple failure criteria may be applied
simulation with RADIOSS.
• Non-linear explicit dynamic analysis to any material.
• Non-linear implicit quasi-static analysis • Crack propagations can be followed
• Normal modes analysis for real and Mechanical Systems
using an XFEM method.
complex eigenvalues Dynamic mechanical systems simulation
• Linear buckling analysis using rigid and flexible bodies is made
NASTRAN Environment Compatible
• Frequency response analysis possible through the integration with
• Many RADIOSS solutions use standard
• Random response analysis NASTRAN type input syntax and write MotionSolve. The solutions include:
• Linear transient response analysis analysis results in both NASTRAN PUNCH • Kinematics analysis
• Linear coupled fluid-structure • Dynamics analysis
and OUTPUT2 formats to support legacy
(acoustic) analysis • Static analysis
models and compatibility within
• Linear steady-state heat transfer analysis • Quasi-static analysis
NASTRAN environments.
coupled with static analysis • Linearized solution
• Fatigue analysis
• Explicit Arbitrary Euler-Lagrangian Easy-to-Read Output File
• The RADIOSS output file contains clear All typical types of constraints such as
(ALE) formulation
and understandable warning, error, and joints, gears, couplers, user-defined
• Explicit Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
• Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) information messages. constraints, and high-pair joints can be
• One-step (inverse) and incremental sheet defined and analyzed. High-pair joints
metal stamping analysis Workload Management Interface include point-to-curve, point-to-surface,
• Minimize job turn-around time by curve-to-curve, curve-to-surface, and
Innovative element formulations provide employing PBS Professional to efficiently surface-to-surface constraints as well
accurate and robust solutions. A complete schedule and manage RADIOSS compute as contact. They can connect rigid bodies,
set of elements including shell, solid, bar, workload on server infrastructures. flexible bodies, or rigid and flexible bodies.

Correlated Material Law and Rupture Model Library Stress Analysis















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