Granta Extends Materials Data Support for Simulation

Granta Design announced that the JAHM Curve Data, an extensive dataset of temperature-dependent material properties, is now available within the GRANTA MI™ and CES Selector™ software. A key application for this data is to provide reliable inputs for simulation.

Under an agreement with JAHM Software, Inc. Granta users gain access to data covering more than 2,900 materials (including metals, plastics, and ceramics), with 24,000 sets of temperature-dependent data for elastic modulus, thermal expansion, thermal conductivity, S-N fatigue curves, stress-strain curves, and more. Now this data is fully released within the industry-leading GRANTA MI™ materials information management system. Companies use GRANTA MI to create a single, easily-accessible, traceable ‘gold source’ for all of their corporate materials information. This includes both proprietary intellectual property, such as simulation models derived from their test data, and data from Granta’s library of trusted reference sources. Users can access all of the data they need in one place, including from directly within Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) software via MI:Materials Gateway.

Version 5 of MI:Materials Gateway debuts a new architecture that provides a fast, intuitive user experience, with instant app start-up to enable extremely fast browsing and filtering of the materials in your company database. Designers and analysts launch the app within their chosen CAE environments and use it to find the right materials data, fast, and error-free, with guaranteed consistency and traceability. With this latest version, users can quickly review full material properties for a chosen material while still in the CAE environment, using new in-app datasheets. Version 5 also provides improved support for centralized deployment, enabling easier distribution and update of the app across design and simulation teams.

Dr Sarah Egan, Product Manager for Granta’s Data Products, said: “The ideal data for simulation comes from fully-tested, statistically-analyzed materials characterization. But that type of data is not always available, particularly in early-stage design when some initial design data may be required prior to investing in a full material testing program. So it is important to use high-quality reference data. The new JAHM Curve Data provides this for a wide range of materials and is an exciting addition to our materials reference collection.”

The JAHM Curve Data can also be accessed using CES Selector. This desktop PC software provides a method for engineers to access the data and export for use in simulations where their organizations have not yet implemented a GRANTA MI system. It also enables JAHM Curve Data to be included in materials selection studies—for example, where the engineer may wish to narrow down the choice of material for an application to those for which good simulation input data exists.

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