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Simulations To Improve Lenovo's Product Quality

Lenovo (LNVGY) says it will deploy SIMULIA's software to establish a simulation technology center within Lenovo's Innovation Design Center to evaluate realistic product performance during the design of Lenovo's innovative PC and portable electronics products.

"Reliability and quality are major challenges for information technology and personal electronic products," stated Zhifeng Xin, manager of Lenovo IDC. "We are using Abaqus to perform design analysis on all of our products, including personal computers, notebooks, cell phones and servers. By partnering with SIMULIA to establish our new simulation center, we will deploy efficient analysis methods to accelerate the development of high-quality, market-winning products."

Lenovo uses Abaqus during the design process to simulate dynamic impact, heat transfer, vibration, fatigue, and other realistic performance characteristics of their products. To evaluate and reduce noise and vibration in their desktop computers, Abaqus is used to compute the natural frequencies of the assembled computer. This enables design engineers to determine what parts to modify and where to add damping materials in order to make the computer quieter and more durable.

For virtual drop testing of cell phones, Lenovo uses Abaqus to simulate the stress and strain on the cell phone design as it is dropped from various directions. Such virtual tests help to identify appropriate design changes and to determine if the product will meet performance requirements.

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