Making Products Better with Virtual Life Management (VLM).
VLM technology models damage at the microstructural level, where damage occurs. VLM is a physics-based computational framework that accounts for a products material reaction to stress over time. VLM system simulates the stress a product experiences, the material's reaction to that stress, and the initiation and propagation of various damage mechanisms throughout the products life. VLM predicts product durability and life in 3D, on a cycle-by-cycle basis, at the microstructural level, while accounting for the inherent variability of material processing, product manufacturing and changes in in-service usage conditions. Click here to read more about Virtual Life Management (VLM) Technology.
Here are a few examples of the results VLM has produced for customers:
• Matched design/material combinations to specific applications resulting in focused development program and market segmentation opportunities.
• A predicted change in operating conditions and lubricant reduced operating costs by $4 million annually.
• Identified optimum geometry/material combination and reduced cost 20+%; client achieved targeted cost and market price point.
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