Leuven, Belgium – November 23, 2009 – LMS, the engineering innovation company, has released the
latest version of its integrated solution for 3D functional performance simulation: LMS Virtual.Lab
Revision 9. A milestone release, the LMS Virtual.Lab Revision 9 software suite is filled with brand-new
performance capabilities and breakthrough technology to ramp up engineering productivity, most
notably with new BEM and FEM capabilities and a brand-new ray tracing solution in LMS Virtual.Lab
Acoustics. Dedicated industrial application solutions found in LMS Virtual.Lab Motion have been
significantly enhanced for improved usability as well, while the new thermal fatigue solution in LMS
Virtual.Lab Durability and the MADYMO coupling safety feature in LMS Virtual.Lab Structures are
clearly breakthrough solutions in their respective simulation markets.
“We are very excited about LMS Virtual.Lab Revision 9. Of course, it provides major advantages for all
types of performance engineering in general, but I really must say, for the acoustics market, we kicked
it up a notch. Not only did we massively broaden the suite’s FEM capabilities, but we also enhanced
our unique BEM technology. These breakthrough developments show why we’re the acoustic
simulation market leader,” stated Stefaan Goossens, Vice-President Simulation at LMS International.
In addition to the extensive work on LMS Virtual.Lab Acoustics, LMS Virtual.Lab Motion has been
extended with key industrial applications for driving dynamics, aerospace, wind, powertrain noise &
vibration, tracked vehicle and a superior 1D/3D co-simulation methodology for mechatronics systemlevel
Especially for thermal applications, LMS Virtual.Lab Durability’s new thermal fatigue feature helps
engineers analyze the impact of changing temperatures on fatigue behavior to accurately evaluate
fatigue on vital engine parts, exhaust systems and turbo chargers.
For the transportation safety market, the new coupling with MADYMO occupant safety software permits
users to easily position MADYMO crash test dummies, and by integrating the MADYMO crash test
dummy with the vehicle FE model, users can perform complete occupant safety simulations.
LMS customers with active service contracts are currently receiving their upgrades. LMS users
interested in the latest version should contact their local LMS representative or see
www.lmsintl.com/virtuallab-rev9 for more information.
Journalists: LMS Virtual.Lab specialists are available for interviews. Please contact
Email Contact to arrange an interview
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About LMS International
LMS is an engineering innovation partner for companies in the automotive, aerospace and other
advanced manufacturing industries. With approximately 30 years of experience, LMS helps customers
get better products to market faster and turn superior process efficiency into key competitive
advantages. With a unique combination of 1D and 3D simulation software, testing systems and
engineering services, LMS tunes into mission critical engineering attributes, ranging from system
dynamics, structural integrity and sound quality to durability, safety and power consumption.
With multidomain solutions for thermal, fluid dynamics, electrical and mechanical system behavior, LMS can
address the complex engineering challenges associated with intelligent system design. Thanks to our
technology and dedicated people, LMS has become the partner of choice of more than 5,000
manufacturing companies worldwide. LMS, a Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA partner, is certified to
ISO9001:2008 quality standards and operates through a network of subsidiaries and representatives in
key locations around the world. For more information on LMS, visit www.lmsintl.com
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