Available from HyperSizer Composite Design Software
HyperSizer Pro includes all the functionality of HyperSizer Basic plus the ability to couple the analysis to a finite element model. Both Abaqus and Nastran solvers are supported.
When the finite element model is imported, groups of elements with the same property ID are considered a structural component. Panel and beam concepts are defined in the same manner as HyperSizer Basic. During analysis, the element forces of each component are post-processed to compute the design-to loads. With the design-to loads known, the analysis (and optimization) proceeds in the same manner as HyperSizer Basic. After the analysis is complete, a new set of finite element property data is generated in ASCII format. This data is used to update the finite element model in order to update the FEA computed load paths. This iterative process of sizing in HyperSizer and solving the finite element model is automated using HyperFEA™.