September 12, 2022
Altair announces that Altair Radioss—a finite element analysis (FEA) dynamic simulation code—is now available as an open-source technology under the name OpenRadioss. Radioss is a commercial software product used globally to help major automotive original equipment manufacturers develop crash performance vehicles, aerospace companies simulate “hard” landings and bird strikes, and consumer electronics manufacturers analyze impact events like cell phone drops.
“Radioss is a first-rate technology for solving transient dynamic events with outstanding robustness and accuracy. It is a tool that’s massively parallel and readily scalable, and gives numerically consistent and reliable results,” says James R. Scapa, founder and chief executive officer, Altair. “Staying true to Altair’s open architecture philosophy, OpenRadioss allows everyone to contribute, drive their own innovations, develop and share their own models, and experiment by getting inside the code.”
With OpenRadioss, Altair envisions faster advances in technology, the company reports. Additionally, the newly established OpenRadioss Community can benefit from the code base, modern software architecture with the most advanced hybrid (SMP+MPI) parallel structure, and numerical methods based on explicit time integration schemes, Altair adds.
This international community from the world’s universities, startups, and technology providers and researchers will extend OpenRadioss’s capabilities, disseminating the code to new users, industries and organizations, according to Altair.
Additionally, OpenRadioss can read and run models written with LS-DYNA1 syntax, enabling the community to contribute and harmonize model building. OpenRadioss is positioned to be accessible open-source software for accurate simulation of complex multiphysics dynamic events.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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