Dassault Systèmes Enlarges its Strategic Development Partnership with Airbus

  Dassault Systèmes Enlarges its Strategic Development Partnership with Airbus

    The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform at the Heart of a New Program for Realistic
               Simulation of Aircraft Strength and Performance

Business Wire

VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France -- February 8, 2013

RegulatoryNews:

Dassault Systèmes (Paris:DSY) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the
3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up
and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced a
partnership with Airbus to expand the use of Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE
platform’s realistic simulation applications (SIMULIA). This will accelerate
the structural analysis and virtual testing of their next generation aircraft,
starting with the A350-900.

Airbus’ ADVANS program (Accelerated Development for Vulnerability and
Nonlinear System) consists of innovative simulation methods to apply the
advanced nonlinear dynamic analysis capabilities of SIMULIA Abaqus to predict,
with a high level of confidence, the real-world strength and performance of
its aircraft structures. Accurate, nonlinear analysis, done earlier in the
design phase and prior to performing costly physical tests, results in a
higher quality design, faster, and at a lower cost. Airbus designers and
engineers will create very large simulation models, leveraging their aircraft
models designed in the CATIA application. Then, by using high-performance
computing clusters, they will be able to perform full-scale, nonlinear
structural simulations with SIMULIA Abaqus overnight.

“With this project, we are pushing the boundaries of high-performance
computing and our physics-based simulation applications to validate full-scale
aircraft designs overnight,” said Monica Menghini, Executive Vice President,
Industry and Marketing, Dassault Systèmes. “The 3DEXPERIENCE platform allows
users to experience the accurate physical performance of their aircraft design
much sooner and well before committing to physical tests. This accelerates
their ability to make highly-informed, mission-critical design and engineering
decisions.”

The Airbus’ ADVANS program represents a major milestone in the long-standing
relationship between Airbus and Dassault Systèmes. The SIMULIA application,
part of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, enables simulation users to move away from
approximate, linear analysis to more accurate, nonlinear simulation
technologies. This allows a deeper understanding of realistic structural
performance earlier in the design cycle.

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