Mathsoft and ESRD Combine Calculation Management, FEA Solutions to Enhance Performance in Engineering Organizations.CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and ST. LOUIS -- Companies will combine products for government and military customers worldwide
Mathsoft(R), the leader in calculation management, and Engineering Software Research and Development, Inc. (ESRD ESRD end-stage renal disease.
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ESRD End-stage renal disease, see there ), a leader in finite element analysis Finite element analysis (FEA) is a computer simulation technique used in engineering analysis. It uses a numerical technique called the finite element method (FEM). There are many finite element software packages, both free and proprietary. (FEA (Finite Element Analysis) A mathematical technique for analyzing stress, which breaks down a physical structure into substructures called "finite elements." The finite elements and their interrelationships are converted into equation form and solved mathematically. ) technology, today announced a strategic alliance to promote integrated solutions to U.S. and allied government and military customers worldwide.
By combining analysis and calculation management capabilities, the companies will help aerospace and defense organizations work more intelligently and productively to bring better products more quickly to market.
The companies will integrate the Mathsoft Calculation Management Suite(TM) with ESRD's StressCheck(R) 7 finite element analysis solution. The integration, driven largely by key customers of both ESRD and Mathsoft in the military sector, will enable engineers to import FEA results into Mathcad(R) worksheets, run computations on that data, feed results back into StressCheck, and manage all resulting engineering and analysis project information across departments, functional engineering groups, suppliers, and geographically dispersed teams A Geographically Dispersed Team (GDT) – also known as a Virtual team – is a group of individuals who work across time, space, and organizational boundaries with links strengthened by webs of communication technology. utilizing the Calculation Management Suite.
"There is a strong push to capture corporate knowledge and integrate advanced solution processes into a management system that enables quick retrieval and reuse reuse - Using code developed for one application program in another application. Traditionally achieved using program libraries. Object-oriented programming offers reusability of code via its techniques of inheritance and genericity. of legacy analyses," said Randy Dennison, ESRD director of business development. "The Mathsoft Calculation Management Suite provides an ideal framework to join complementary technologies, closed-form solutions and finite element See FEA. solutions, and in doing so we create a centralized cen·tral·ize
v. cen·tral·ized, cen·tral·iz·ing, cen·tral·iz·es
1. To draw into or toward a center; consolidate.
2. engineering information repository An information repository is an easy to deploy secondary tier of data storage that can comprise multiple, networked data storage technologies running on diverse operating systems, where data that no longer needs to be in primary storage is protected, classified according to captured that serves to increase efficiency and streamline the product development/certification process."
The Calculation Management Suite is a customizable solution for creating and centrally managing the engineering methods and values that represent product development and engineering designs. The Web-based suite lets engineers simultaneously design and document their work and centrally manage it for reuse, auditing, oversight, publishing and collaboration throughout the entire development process. The result is faster product development, higher product quality and easier compliance with regulations.
StressCheck 7 provides the most advanced FEA technology, with industry-leading accuracy and reliability delivered in an easy-to-use and fail-safe environment. StressCheck's unique infrastructure supports corporate requirements for standardization standardization
In industry, the development and application of standards that make it possible to manufacture a large volume of interchangeable parts. Standardization may focus on engineering standards, such as properties of materials, fits and tolerances, and drafting and automation of analysis procedures, and can be figured for use by non-specialists and teams. The integration will be available this summer.
"Design, finite element analysis, intensive mathematical calculation and calculation management are all facets of a single process - product development - that is best accomplished with fully integrated tools, rather than a series of isolated ones," said Mathsoft director of business development Lisa-Jean Clifford. "Integration streamlines the design process, reduces errors, and gives engineers more time to concentrate on innovative solutions to higher-level challenges. We look forward to a long and productive partnership with ESRD."
About ESRD, Inc.
ESRD is committed to the challenge of improving the reliability of information generated by numerical simulation while substantially reducing the time and effort required to perform computer-aided design computer-aided design (CAD) or computer-aided design and drafting (CADD), form of automation that helps designers prepare drawings, specifications, parts lists, and other design-related elements using special graphics- and calculations-intensive and analysis tasks. ESRD's flagship product A primary product of a company, which is typically why the company was founded and/or what made it well known. For example, MS-DOS, Windows and the Microsoft Office suite have been flagship products of Microsoft. CorelDRAW is a flagship product of Corel Corporation. , StressCheck(R), has many innovative and unique capabilities that support this goal, including the parametric handbook and error control via automatic convergence information for any quantity of interest. StressCheck supports standardization and automation of analysis tasks through a capability referred to as "Toolkit FEA." The goal of Toolkit FEA is to make advanced CAE (1) (Computer-Aided Engineering) Software that analyzes designs which have been created in the computer or that have been created elsewhere and entered into the computer. technology accessible to a practicing engineer in a form that minimizes the level of expertise required to use it effectively. StressCheck is the first finite element analysis tool to offer a truly safe environment for a designer or non-FEA expert, thereby enabling upfront use of FEA early in the design cycle. Learn more about ESRD at www.esrd.com.
About Mathsoft Engineering & Education, Inc.
Mathsoft Engineering & Education, Inc. pioneered calculation management solutions that protect engineering innovation, investments and intellectual capital while improving organizational efficiency and productivity. Mathsoft software is the internationally recognized standard for technical calculations and applying mathematics. Ninety percent of Fortune 1000 companies, 500 government agencies and 2,000 colleges and universities around the world use Mathsoft to capture the strategic value in their engineering calculations. More information on Cambridge, Mass.-based Mathsoft is available at www.mathsoft.com.
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tr.v. des·ig·nat·ed, des·ig·nat·ing, des·ig·nates
1. To indicate or specify; point out.
2. To give a name or title to; characterize.
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