20% Lighter Structure in 20% of the Time, Easier to Learn and Use, Computationally Faster
The all new HyperSizer® V7 is easier to learn and use. Less user input is required at every stage of analysis and optimization. Computationally faster, HyperSizer V7 handles larger FEMs, thousands of optimization zones, and thousands of load cases. Composite laminate sequencing is now fully integrated into the sizing optimization workflow process. Detailed stress reporting and user-defined analysis method "Plug-ins" are key new features that can take your project from preliminary design to final certification.
In this video, learn about the type of data that HyperSizer is able to transfer to both CATIA CAD models and finite element models during the structural design process. The use case is a commercial aircraft wing box designed with composite stiffened panels. HyperSizer optimized stringer cross-sectional dimensions are imported into CATIA. Fully developed and sequenced laminates for the skins and stringers are imported into CATIA as "virtual plies." Play Video
2014 HyperSizer AIAA Structures Best Paper
Craig Collier (right) congratulates the winners of the second annual Collier Research HyperSizer American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Structures Best Paper Award, K. Chauncey Wu (left), Bret K. Stanford, Glenn A. Hrinda, Zhuosong Wang, Robert A. Martin, and H. Alicia Kim, for their paper entitled "Structural Assessment of Advanced Composite Tow-Steered Shells" presented at the 2014 SciTech Conference. The award, which was endowed by Collier Research, will continue to be presented at the yearly conference.
Successful LADEE satellite designed
NASA used HyperSizer to optimize the first modular Common Bus vehicle for use in a moon-dust mission. By using HyperSizer throughout the design-test-build cycle, the engineering team could fully validate their modular design for LADEE. During critical design review (CDR), NASA was able to produce graphical outputs that clearly illustrated structural margins, critical load cases, and critical failure modes. The tool generated a stress report that became part of the final Primary Structure Stress Substantiation Report.