Sharda Motor Industries Ltd. Selects MSC Fatigue for Durability Analysis

SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwire - June 26th , 2012) – MSC Software Corporation, the leader in multidiscipline simulation solutions that accelerate product innovation, today announced that Sharda Motor Industries Ltd., one of the leading suppliers of exhaust systems to premiere Automotive OEMs in India, has incorporated MSC Fatigue into their Virtual Product Development process. MSC Fatigue will be used to perform durability analysis to predict the fatigue performance of the exhaust system and to take corrective actions, early in the design stage.

The recent feature advances in MSC Fatigue have enabled the Research & Development (R&D) Team at Sharda Motor Industries to design their exhaust systems against fatigue failures thereby improving the overall quality of the product. Access to MSC Fatigue helps end users determine optimal design options, which in turn helps save material cost. By working in close collaboration with the Testing Team to reduce the number of physical prototypes, the R&D Team is able to achieve first-time-right designs.

Matching the quality of other global players through focus on new product development, innovation and research & development; Sharda Motor Industries Ltd. is able to expand its footprint in the domestic and international supplier markets.

After evaluating many CAE technologies, Sharda Motor R&D selected MSC Software’s simulation solutions including MSC Nastran and MSC Fatigue as its main CAE platform,” said Dr. Sivanandi Rajadurai, Head - Research & Development, Sharda Motor Industries Ltd. “By applying MSC’s solutions, the company is able to perform exhaust system Noise Vibration Harshness (NVH) performance calculations, dynamic analysis and durability analysis in order to validate the system performance under road excitation and engine excitation. With the use of MSC Fatigue, the company is able to predict field failures on exhaust components and develop solutions to minimize failure and the number of physical prototypes.”

It is crucial that leading Automotive Suppliers adopt virtual simulation techniques to get their design right with fewer physical prototypes and testing,” said Eric Favre, VP – APAC at MSC Software. “In this case, it was important for Sharda Motor Industries to accurately predict the performance of their exhaust systems. The key to building confidence in virtual simulations is through reliability and accuracy of the simulation results. We are glad that Sharda Motor Industries has established the confidence in virtual simulation through our solutions and made it a part of their Virtual Product Development process.”

About Sharda Motor Industries Ltd, R&D

Sharda Motor is the market leader in manufacturing of exhaust systems, catalytic converters, independent front suspensions, seat frames, seat covers (two wheelers & four wheelers), soft top canopies, and more. Sharda Motor believes that its responsibility is to satisfy all of its customers by meeting their needs promptly and accurately and maintaining the highest quality standards. There must be equal opportunity for development, advancement and growth. Sharda Motor has state of the art manufacturing facilities with continuous focus on new product, innovation, technology advancement, and research and development. For additional information, please visit

About MSC Software

MSC Software is one of the ten original software companies and the worldwide leader in multidiscipline simulation. As a trusted partner, MSC Software helps companies improve quality, save time, and reduce costs associated with design and test of manufactured products. Academic institutions, researchers, and students employ MSC’s technology to expand individual knowledge as well as expand the horizon of simulation. MSC Software employs 1,000 professionals in 20 countries. For additional information about MSC Software’s products and services, please visit:

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