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February 4, 2015 Software Cradle selected Optimus Technology to embed in its SC/Tetra and scSTREAM thermal-fluid analysis tools

Noesis Solutions and Software Cradle Co. Ltd., Osaka, Japan, today announced that Software Cradle selected the Optimus engine from Noesis Solutions to embed in its SC/Tetra and scSTREAM simulation software toolsto provide comprehensive market-leading design space exploration capabilities. Under the terms of the agreement, Noesis Solutions will incorporate its Optimus multi-disciplinary design optimization software into Software Cradle’s SC/Tetra and scSTREAM environments, offering CFD engineers user-friendly yet powerful means to explore the design space and optimize thermal-fluid product performance. The new Optimus-powered Software Cradle tools are scheduled for commercial release in the course of 2015.

Adding market-leading design exploration and optimization

Noesis Solutions’ flagship product Optimus, developed since 1997, offers validated and robust design exploration and optimization technologies that are fully OEM ready. Optimus is already integrated into the simulation software tools of leading worldwide vendors. And today it is announced that the Optimus engine will become available in Software Cradle’s SC/Tetra and scSTREAM thermal-fluid analysis tools. This way Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) engineers will have Optimus’ powerful design of experiments (DOE), response surface modeling (RSM) and (robust) design optimization capabilities available at their fingertips.

SC/Tetra and scSTREAM are renowned for analyzing thermal-fluid product performance, based on unstructured mesh and Cartesian mesh models respectively. With Optimus incorporated into these simulation tools, engineers specify design objectives and constraints and instantly have Optimus direct a coordinated and automated thermal-fluid simulation campaign without setting up a workflow manually. This approach rapidly explores the design space up-front and efficiently optimizes model configurations toward the best possible CFD performance, driven by inexpensive-to-use (RSM-based) design optimization algorithms.

The Optimus-powered Software Cradle tools automate model parametrization throughout the thermal-fluid design optimization process. Engineers can readily visualize the design space and evaluate it using dedicated Optimus data mining capabilities. Optimus’ graphic post-processing toolset enables engineers to gain deeper insight into the influence of individual parameters and constraints. In addition these tools accelerate what-if analyses thanks to parameter propagation. Incorporating Optimus into SC/Tetra and scSTREAM allows for more thorough and efficient route to tackling CFD engineering challenges in automotive, architectural, chemical, biomedical, electrical, and electronic industry sectors.

Bringing CFD-optimized products to market faster

Superior product performance and minimized development time are critical in today’s competitive environment,” says a Software Cradle representative. “CFD engineering teams deserve the best possible solution to efficiently deliver benchmark products to their customers. With Software Cradle’s SC/Tetra and scSTREAM thermal-fluid analysis tools powered by Optimus technology, manufacturers are able to bring higher value-adding CFD products to market faster.

We are pleased that Software Cradle has chosen our industry-proven Optimus technology to extend its SC/Tetra and scSTREAM thermal-fluid analysis tools,” says Naji El Masri, Noesis Solutions CTO. “Thanks to its robustness, Optimus technology is increasingly being adopted by engineering software vendors like Software Cradle to strengthen their simulation solutions. By incorporating Optimus design exploration and optimization capabilities into SC/Tetra and scSTREAM, users can be confident to identify the optimal CFD design configurations efficiently.

September 10, 2013 – Noesis Solutions announces the 2014 edition of its biannual Optimus World Conference to take place October 14-15 in Paris.

The conference builds on the success of the 2012 conference in Munich, which gathered more than 80 design engineers from leading manufacturing companies and research institutions worldwide. It offers engineering teams the opportunity to share successful optimization projects, and learn about the benefits of process integration and design optimization. Industry presenters will show how they apply automated ‘Engineer by Objective’ optimization strategies to differentiate and incorporate targeted brand values.

Conference addressing today’s development challenges

The 2014 edition of the Optimus World Conference will be hosted in Paris. The French capital city with its major rail, highway and air transport hubs is easily accessible for travellers across the world. Paris is not only a convenient location; the City of Light’s impressive landmarks provide an excellent setting for the 2014 Optimus World Conference.

Keynote sessions and parallel track presentations will reveal a wealth of information related to the successful application of process integration and design optimization (PIDO) technologies in various industries. The conference serves as a forum for worldwide research, design and engineering professionals to exchange Optimus project experiences and learn about the latest trends in simulation and optimization technology. In addition, everyone present will have the opportunity to meet Noesis Solutions delegates and CAE software partners, and learn about new Optimus software developments.

‘Engineer by Objective’ customer testimonials

Naji El Masri, CTO of Noesis Solutions marks: “Last year in Munich, we welcomed representatives from leading manufacturers such as Asahi, Audi, BMW, SNECMA, Thales Alenia Space, Tyco Electronics and Volkswagen. They showed how they increase customer satisfaction and product profitability through automated ‘Engineer by Objective’ optimization strategies covering multiple engineering disciplines. Similarly, international delegates illustrated Optimus’ key role in academic research studies and sponsored industrial research projects. We are really looking forward to learn how our growing circle of Optimus customers is dealing with ever-more complex engineering challenges. Also, as we consider openness to be a key Optimus capability, we welcome our CAE software partners to participate in this event – demonstrating the added value their customers create through integrated Optimus solutions.”

31/01/2012 - New Divis partnership brings exclusive integration of ClearVu technology into Optimus

ClearVu Analytics Modeler and Global Optimizer plug-ins further enhance Optimus’ capabilities, performance and ease of use

Leuven (Belgium), January 31st 2012 – Noesis Solutions and Divis Intelligent Solutions GmbH announce the integration of ClearVu Analytics Modeler and ClearVu Global Optimizer into Optimus. Exclusive access to both modules allows Optimus users to obtain highest response surface quality for any given application and tackle high-dimensional, non-linear global design optimization challenges quickly and reliably. The integration of Divis’ industrial-proven methods into the Optimus platform for process integration & design optimization, allows manufacturers to design benchmark products faster, delivering higher margins, profits and market share.

Noesis Solutions' Optimus platform enables manufacturers to identify superior product designs, by managing a parametric simulation campaign using their existing simulation tools.  Optimus users typically use Design of Experiments (DOE) to define a virtual experiment plan that acquires the most relevant design information possible with minimum simulation effort.  They then use this information set to explore the design improvement potential using Response Surface Modeling (RSM) methods, and to identify an optimized product design considering multiple objectives and constraints.

The ClearVu Analytics Modeler for Optimus dismisses engineers from the complicated and lengthy task of manually identifying the best response surface for a given set of virtual experiments. The ClearVu Analytics Modeler continuously optimizes the learning parameters for all available RSM methods, avoiding the widespread phenomenon of overfitting models to the data. ClearVu Analytics Modeling delivers the best response surface, which can be used to investigate the design optimization potential in great detail.

The second ClearVu module that is exclusively available in Optimus is the ClearVu Global Optimizer. It is a powerful algorithm developed for non-linear design optimization, potentially covering multiple disciplines and objectives. This new optimizer integrated into Optimus resolves even the most complex design optimization tasks, including problems with high-dimensional, mixed-integer objective functions.

As the ClearVu Global Optimizer applies dedicated evolutionary optimization strategies and automatically adapts strategy parameterization, it remains easy to use. Optimus users can achieve considerable time gains, as the ClearVu Global Optimizer requires only a small population size and a limited number of objective function evaluations.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Bäck, CEO and Chief Scientist of Divis Intelligent Solutions GmbH: “Divis’ specialists developed the ClearVu Analytics Modeler and Global Optimizer to maximize the speed and performance of dealing with new, complex product designs. We are glad that Optimus users worldwide can now benefit from these enabling modules. We maintain a close relationship with Noesis Solutions as we previously collaborated successfully in international industry projects.”

Hans Wynendaele, Noesis Solutions CEO: “Optimus is renowned for capturing and automating the most complex simulation process workflows without any programming skills. Through Divis, we are able to make the leading-edge ClearVu technology available in the Optimus software suite. It illustrates that our design optimization and process integration platform pushes innovation forward. The exclusive partnership with Divis offers the Optimus global user community the extra capabilities to get even better products on the market faster.”


A propos de Noesis Solutions :

Noesis Solutions is a simulation innovation partner to manufacturers in automotive, aerospace, and other engineering-intense industries. Specialized in simulation process integration and numerical design optimization, its flagship software Optimus helps customers adopt an ‘Engineer by Objective’ development strategy to resolve their toughest multi-disciplinary engineering challenges. Optimus identifies the best design candidates by managing a parametric simulation campaign that orchestrates customers’ software tools. Customers using this approach report design time savings averaging over 30%, while achieving 10% or more product performance improvements.

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