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R&DE (E) Drives Composite Innovation with Dassault Systèmes Solutions  

R&DE (E) Selects Abaqus FEA as Preferred Tool for Realistic Simulation

VÉLIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France and PROVIDENCE, R.I., USA, June 30, 2010Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Research and Development Establishment (Engineers) (R&DE (E)) has selected Abaqus Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software from SIMULIA to meet its virtual testing requirements. R&DE (E) is an engineering group working with metal and composite materials to drive innovation in structural and mechanical systems through research, collaboration, and the use of state of the art technology.

Composite materials are increasingly utilized by many industries due to their strong yet light-weight properties and the ability of their structural response to be tailored as needed. R&DE (E) has selected Abaqus FEA software for its robust linear and nonlinear structural analysis capabilities, as well as advanced composites modeling and simulation features. Abaqus is being used for performing not only static, but also dynamic load case simulations of impact penetration, vehicle dynamics, and geotechnical interactions. These are essential in determining the right composites material to be used in applications such as bridges, military vehicles, sonar domes, and ship superstructure.

“The bridges and vehicles developed at R&DE (E) need to withstand very harsh environments. Abaqus FEA provides accurate, realistic simulation capabilities for designing safe, reliable products,” states Mr. U.R. Gautam, group director, Integrated Management Systems Group, R&DE (E).

“SIMULIA India provides the best technical support in the industry,” added Dr. Makarand Joshi, head, Composite Research Center (CRC), R&DE (E).

“For several years we have been investing in R&D with a specific focus on composite simulation, including sophisticated tools for fracture and failure prediction,” stated Ken Short, VP, Strategy and Marketing, SIMULIA, Dassault Systèmes.  ”We work proactively with our customers and industry groups to help engineers design composite structures that meet our customers performance objectives ahead of costly prototype testing. This enables customers to meet regulatory and market demands on schedule and at lower cost than before.”

An offshoot of R&DE (E)’s research includes the development of innovative prosthetic hip implants designed to meet the needs of individuals with particular focus on the physiology of the Indian population.

“We are also using Abaqus FEA to study the loads on the human bone before and after the implant to ensure reduced stress on the bone structure,” said Mr. Kiran Akella, Scientist, R&DE (E). “Abaqus is a powerful tool to analyze implant and patient interaction.”


About R&DE (E)

Research & Development Establishment (Engineers), Pune was established at Dighi in Pune on 09 Feb 1962. The Establishment’s primary role was the development of mobility and counter mobility equipment for the Corps of Engineers. Recently, the establishment has ventured into development of unmanned ground vehicles, large composite structures for high performance applications and micro-electro-mechanical systems. The lab has provided self sufficiency in indigenous development of Combat Engineering Equipment. Over the years, the Establishment while carrying out its primary role has acquired expertise in ground system engineering for all the major weapon programmes.


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About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 115,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes applications provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences.  For more information, visit .

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Date: June 30, 2010