- Analyzes coupled multiple physical processes at multiple scales
- Coupled diffusion-reaction-deformation processes
- Coupled electro-mechanical processes
MDS, LLC is focused on the creation of practical yet rigorous tools for seamless integration of engineering modeling, simulation, testing and optimization of products involving multiple spatial and temporal scales.
MDS, LLC features product, Multiscale Design System for linking Continuum scales (MDS-C), is a plug-in to commercial finite element software (ABAQUS Standard, ABAQUS Explicit, ANSYS, LS –DYNA) that provides practical yet rigorous and validated multiscale capabilities to commercial codes. MDS has its own parallel nonlinear macro-solver (MDS-MACRO) that can be used as an alternative to commercial finite element codes.
While a good number of multiscale software frameworks (stand alone or plug-ins) already exist (Helius from Firehole, MAC/GMC from NASA, CZone from Engenuity, DIGIMAT from eXstream Engineering), MDS-C provides unmatched combination of practicality, mathematical rigor, verifiability and versatility:
MDS-C is equipped with a systematic model reduction technology that reduces complex unit cells having hundreds of thousands of finite elements to a manageable number of deformation modes and state variables. The optimal kinematics (modes/state variables) is automatically selected to provide desired level of accuracy in quantities of interest.
MDS-C is free of scale separation assumption inherent to competing multiscale products. The characteristic material length scale is identified by MDS-C based on user-specified experimental data at a coupon level. MDS-C provides mesh insensitive results at a component and micro levels.