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AUTODYN Solves Complex Explicit Analyses

AUTODYN Software

The Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, otherwise known as the Ernst-Mach-Institute (EMI), is concerned with the physical and technical aspects of high-speed mechanical and fluid dynamic processes. That includes experimental and numerical analysis of shock waves in solids, liquids, and gases; fluid-flow and combustion processes; impact and penetration processes over a wide range of velocities from 10 m/s to 10 km/s; the behaviour of structures under shock and impact; the behavior of elastic media when highly stretched or at high rates of dilatation.

AUTODYN has been in used by EMI for more than 10 years. Some typical simulations conducted regularly at EMI using AUTODYN, include:

  • Meteorite and space debris impacts on spacecraft components
  • Explosive blast analyses of buildings and facilities
  • Intercept of ballistic missiles and lethality investigations for missile defense
  • Perforation and Behind Armor Debris analyses of various armor configurations
  • Vulnerability analyses of composite aircraft components against fragmenting warheads