Tenix standardises CAE platform

New capability for fluid dynamics and blast simulations

Defence and technology contractor Tenix is set to rollout a computer-aided engineering (CAE) software suite to meet the needs of its aerospace, land, marine and electronics systems division.

The company's general engineering manager, Pat Lockley, said Tenix has made the decision to standardise on software from Ansys for a strong set of structural analysis tools as well as computational fluid dynamics capabilities.

He said the software will provide integrated, multiphysics solutions for customized aircraft, land vehicles and ships to meet the needs of its civil and military customers.

"Having CAE solutions in a single, integrated software environment means that we can deploy the best-available computer-based design tools to our separate divisions; at the same time, we have a common enterprise-wide toolset for all our defense-related engineering systems integration projects," Lockley said.

With Ansys as its sole supplier of CAE solutions, Tenix has the additional capability of carrying out fluid dynamics and blast simulations, which will allow its geographically dispersed divisions to collaborate closely and realize increased business synergies and efficiencies not possible before.

Ansys president and CEO, Jim Cashman, said the decision to go with the full product portfolio illustrates the benefits that can be gained by using a comprehensive integrated suite.

"The defense company now has headroom to grow their use of CAE to meet their evolving business needs," Cashman said.

"Tenix will also be able to take full advantage of our ongoing significant investment in research, development and innovation."

Tenix is Australia's largest locally owned defense and technology contractor, employing some 4000 people and earning almost $1 billion annually.

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