Posted on 1/1/2010

Source: Maritime Reporter Engineering News

HyperSizer: A software technology out of NASA holds promise for the shipbuilding and offshore energy markets


HyperSizer is a structural sizing and design optimization tool that works in a feedback loop with finite element analysis (FEA) to automatically search for solutions that minimize weight and maximize manufacturability. From Collier Research Corporation, it is the first NASA software to be licensed and commercialized as part of the agency’s effort to transfer technology to U.S.  companies outside of aerospace. HyperSizer is particularly applicable to complex composite materials, providing the capability to optimize the architecture of large structures— like aircraft, railcars, ships, or even wind turbine blades—ply-by-ply and element-by-element. Read more…