HyperSizer Pro Software from Collier Research

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HyperSizer® is Design, Analysis, and Optimization Software for Composite and Metallic Structures

HyperSizer is used throughout the design process--including certification--to quantify all critical failure modes, reduce structural weight, and sequence composite laminates for fabrication to avoid unexpected design problems and weight growth as the design matures. It provides a complete CAE software interface that is used from preliminary design to final analysis. The unified software standardizes the design process by automating the following tasks:

Preliminary Design Optimization, specializing in airframe fuselage, wing, and engine structures. Complete structures are modeled in HyperSizer with panel and beam concepts that are mapped directly to the finite element model on import.

Final Analysis Margins of Safety Calculations, automating hundreds of industry standard failure analyses to evaluate the strength and stability of entire airframes to thousands of user-defined load cases.

Stress Report Documentation, for all failure modes that includes the analysis methods and calculations required for FAA airworthiness certification. Summary tables of controlling margins, load sets, and failure modes are included.

Test Data Validation, correlating failure analyses to test data by simply defining the load at which the test specimen failed. By integrating the test data failure loads with the analytical predictions, engineers are able to quickly establish and permanently maintain the record of prediction accuracy.

HyperSizer Extends the Capabilities of Your Existing Software

Whether using CAD (such as CATIA or Pro-E), a finite element modeler (such as Patran or Femap), or FEA (such as Nastran, Ansys or Abaqus), use HyperSizer with these tools to achieve a realistic, fully-optimized, and manufacturable design and eliminate costly hours of manual calculations, offline spreadsheets, and model remeshing.

Use HyperSizer to standardize your company's analysis with best in class verified and validated methods. Since the same analysis methods are used from preliminary to final design, there are no surprise negative margins of safety that would detrimentally affect your schedule or cause weight growth. With HyperSizer you can:

  • Reduce structural weight by more than 20% by fully exploring the design space to find weight optimum panel and beam concepts.
  • Increase productivity by automating the types of airframe structural analyses that are performed by a stress engineer using closed-form, empirically based, and numerical solutions.
  • Reduce design cycle time and engineering effort while also evaluating millions of panel and beam cross sections and automatically iterating with FEA to update the load path. No remeshing is required.
  • Certify structures faster by analyzing hundreds of industry standard failure methods, generating complete documentation for FAA certification, and providing a test database for test data validation.

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Collier Research Corporation

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www.hypersizer.com

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  • (2014), "HyperSizer Pro Software from Collier Research," http://cdmhub.org/resources/505.

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Jennifer Hause

HyperSizer - Collier Research

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