nCode DesignLife selected as corporate solution for durability analysis at General Motors

HBM, provider of state-of-the-art test and measurement solutions for optimizing product life-cycle performance, announced today that General Motors has selected nCode DesignLife™ software to perform fatigue and CAE durability analysis. Engineering teams across General Motors’ global automotive operations in U.S.A, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Brazil, India, Korea and Australia now use nCode DesignLife as a key tool in their engineering analysis processes to ensure new vehicles and components are designed to the highest durability standards.

nCode DesignLife is the latest generation of nCode software to be deployed at General Motors. For over 10 years, nCode has provided software for fatigue and durability analysis, and training in the use of the software to over 300 engineers at General Motors. “Fatigue analysis is a vital part of our design process at GM” said Dr. A.K. Khosrovaneh, Structural Durability Technology Manager at General Motors. “nCode DesignLife brings proven technology and process improvements to enable durability assessment before physical prototypes are made.”

About General Motors

General Motors (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM), one of the world’s largest automakers, traces its roots back to 1908. With its global headquarters in Detroit, GM employs 202,000 people in every major region of the world and does business in more than 120 countries. GM and its strategic partners produce cars and trucks in 30 countries, and sell and service these vehicles through the following brands: Baojun, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Daewoo, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall, and Wuling. GM’s largest national market is China, followed by the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, and Italy. GM’s OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services. More information on the new General Motors can be found at

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Test data processing and durability analysis

nCode GlyphWorks is a data processing system that contains a powerful set of pre-defined tools for performing durability analysis and other insightful tasks such as digital signal processing. Designed to handle huge amounts of data, GlyphWorks provides a graphical, process-oriented environment that contains leading analysis capabilities for saving both time and money in environmental qualification and product validation.

CAE-based fatigue analysis

nCode DesignLife is an up-front design tool that identifies critical locations and calculates realistic fatigue lives from leading finite element (FE) results for both metals and composites. Design engineers can go beyond performing simplified stress analysis and avoid under- or over-designing products by simulating actual loading conditions to avoid costly design changes.

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