Yesterday, Altair announced its acquisition of Multiscale Design Systems, LLC, developer of the MDS family of products for modeling, simulation, testing, uncertainty quantification, and optimization of composite materials and structures at multiple spatial and temporal scales.
Multiscale Design Systems joined the Altair Partner Alliance last year, making MDS available to all HyperWorks® users. The company boasts a strong focus on micromechanics, microstructural optimization, and life prediction of complex materials.
“We will continue to develop, enhance, and invest in MDS as part of HyperWorks while retaining an open architecture approach with respect to other 3rd party solvers,” said Uwe Schramm, Chief Technical Officer at Altair. “Altair is committed to creating good interfaces and continuing to build partnerships to excel in the domain of composite materials.”
Founded in 2008 by Dr. Jacob Fish and associates, Multiscale Design Systems has won numerous Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I and Phase II awards. Altair looks forward to a much tighter integration of MDS with solvers RADIOSS® and OptiStruct® in the near future.
“We have partnered with a number of significant original equipment manufacturers to analyze state-of-the-art materials for automotive, aerospace, and defense,” said Dr. Jacob Fish, “Altair’s deep expertise in CAE, coupled with its significant footprint across a variety of industries, will help to extend the reach of our technology and increase its application.”