MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Itasca Consulting Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Itasca International Inc., headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., announces the purchase of Simulation Works, Inc. Based in St. Paul, Minn., Simulation Works, Inc. designs and develops the KUBRIX1® software used by design engineers and researchers in the automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, biomedical, petroleum and electronics industries to automate the more human-intensive and costly aspects of computer-aided engineering.
The purchase of Simulation Works, Inc. will integrate KUBRIX software into Itasca products and services, benefiting clients and promoting expansion into new markets. Itasca is a global, employee-owned, geotechnical consulting company and software developer for the geomechanics, hydrogeological and microseismics communities. Itasca’s software range includes the leading numerical modeling software for geomechanical design analyses in earth resources engineering: FLAC, FLAC3D, UDEC, 3DEC and PFC.
“We’ve distributed KUBRIX to the geotechnical community for the past seven years and this purchase will allow us to fully integrate the software into our engineering services and products,” said Itasca General Manager Will Pettitt, Ph.D. “These new capabilities will offer significant benefits to our clients in the mining, oil and gas, power generation and civil engineering industries, and promote expansion into new markets where KUBRIX is already established.”
KUBRIX is a unique, automatic grid generator (hexahedral, octree and hybrid tet-hex techniques) used in conjunction with CAD software to produce sophisticated computer models. Its capabilities meet the demanding geometrical requirements of rock structure in geo-engineering projects, including non-manifold surfaces and hundreds of materials and intersecting intermittent faults.
“The addition of KUBRIX to Itasca’s impressive portfolio of advanced discrete and continuum analysis software will result in substantial efficiency savings in engineering projects,” said Simulation Works, Inc. Technical Director Reza Taghavi, Ph.D. “That’s because KUBRIX streamlines the workflow from geo-data to analysis, freeing engineers from tedious manual grid generation, which enables them to concentrate on solving the problem at hand.”
Taghavi will continue in his role as KUBRIX product manager at Itasca, which includes developing mesh generation technologies and increasing Itasca’s market penetration.
For more information on KUBRIX and Itasca’s capabilities and products, visit www.itascainternational.com.
1 KUBRIX® is a Registered Trademark of Itasca Consulting Group, Inc.