Altair Partner Alliance offers welding simulation

Altair announced that GeonX has joined the Altair Partner Alliance (APA), bringing access to Virfac®, a welding simulation software, to HyperWorks® users. Virfac provides quality predictions for manufactured parts with the ability to improve product lifespan and design before any prototype is required.

Virfac is capable of predicting residual distortions encountered by a part during the manufacturing process as well as residual stresses to help calculate the in-service fatigue life of the part. It is particularly suited for high-fidelity results on complex industrial applications and ensures manufactured part quality by predicting material transformations during the process as well as the final manufactured component.



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“Virfac is a new type of technology in the HyperWorks offering, and I believe this will help us identify many different ways to collaborate”, said Laurent D’Alvise, CEO of GeonX. “GeonX is really looking forward to exploring the possibilities of the partnership with Altair.”

“Through its advanced multi-physics, Virfac is able to capture extremely important phenomena in manufacturing processes”, said Subir Roy, senior director of industry solutions at Altair. “Simulating residual stresses and distortions in welding and heat treatment bridges the gap between physical and virtual reality.”

Virfac is applicable across many industries, including automotive, aerospace, heavy industry, shipbuilding and energy, helping predict and solve challenges encountered in the welding and manufacturing processes.