The entire suite of HyperWorks CAE tools, including HyperMesh RADIOSS, HyperView and OptiStruct, have been selected by the Tadano Faun Group to develop and optimise the design of its cranes.

Using this, the company expects its design and simulation departments to grow closer together and to improve the entire development process by being faster and able to better exchange models and data files. Of benefit was how to define, create and alter weld connections. Faun has also found considerable cost benefits by relying on the HyperWorks licensing system, which offers access to all HyperWorks tools and third-party provider tools included in the HyperWorks Partner Alliance (HWPA).

Andreas Hofmann, head of the calculation, statics and structural analysis department at Faun, said: “We don’t have to buy one tool now and another for a different type of simulation later. With the HyperWorks licensing system we have access to the entire HyperWorks suite and possibly also to third-party products. For example, we could conduct noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) analysis using specialised third-party vendor software through the HWPA, whenever we need it, at no additional costs.”