Coreform wins Department of Energy Phase IIB SBIR to develop an isogeometric approach to streamlining high-end structural dynamics simulation for automotive and other applications

OREM, UTAH — Coreform LLC, the leading developer of commercial spline-based simulation software, announces its award of a Department of Energy Phase IIB SBIR to develop an isogeometric approach to streamlining high-end structural dynamics simulation for automotive and other applications

Developers in automotive, defense, and related industries seek to run computer simulations on new designs to ensure accuracy, assess failings, and predetermine fatal and non-fatal errors; however, setting up and running these simulations is extraordinarily complex and correspondingly expensive. Even today’s best methods for high-profile problems (e.g., simulating automotive crashes) require millions of dollars of effort to set up each simulation. These current methods are time-consuming, tedious, and frustrating even for seasoned veterans.

Coreform has developed an innovative technology that might solve this problem. Their patented flexible isogeometric analysis (Flex IGA) technology allows the interaction between the workflows in engineering design and analysis to be dramatically shortened, with improved accuracy. The Coreform technology will give analysts the ability to calibrate the level of accuracy given their requirements, from allowing for simulations to be run on CAD geometry with zero model simplification to detailed modeling for extreme accuracy.  It also promises to accelerate high-end structural dynamics simulation times by up to 500x while returning more accurate results.

“We are very proud of the Flex IGA technology, and we are pleased that the DOE SBIR program sees this as a valuable project to pursue,” says Coreform Director of Product Management Gregory Vernon. “We think this is going to change the game for high-end structural dynamics simulation applications.”

This DOE Phase IIB SBIR will continue the maturation of the patented flexible isogeometric analysis (Flex IGA) technology, expand the range of physics available, and enhance the technology to leverage High-Performance Computing (HPC) fully. Customer-proposed benchmark problems will be used at all stages to verify the approach. The proposed methodology will produce a final toolset that will remove error-prone parts of the simulation workflow, improve simulation fidelity, simplify the user experience, and allow engineers of all experience levels to run high-end structural dynamics simulations for automotive other applications.

About Coreform LLC

Coreform is the leading developer of commercial spline-based simulation software and is the fastest-growing computer-aided engineering (CAE) company on the 2020 Inc. 5000, with global firms including Toyota, Honeywell, Honda as customers.  Founded in 2014, the company’s globally recognized authorities in the field of isogeometric analysis are among the most widely cited authors in engineering sciences. The company’s spline-based simulation software is based on its proprietary spline geometry instead of traditional meshes and provides many significant advantages over traditional FEA simulation software. Coreform is headquartered in Orem, Utah, USA. Visit www.coreform.com for more information.