What? MORe is now even faster?!

new MORe version has sprouted from the dephts of MORe HQ in Zürich. This release is named after the beautiful Engadin village of Ftan. Therefore, we would like to introduce you to MORe 4.0 Ftan. Since the release of MORe 3.1 in December 2019, we were working to improve MORe in terms of features, usability, and appearance.

 

Let's have a quick glance at the new features

Rereduction

Models can now be further reduced for a particular operating point by just ticking the option in the analysis. This removes unused information of moving interfaces at a desired position of the components and thus has a huge impact on performance if many moving interfaces are used. We reach speedup factors of around 10. Please check the feature presentation for speed comparison.

Link property containers

The way link properties are defined has changed. Now there are link property containers where particular properties like stiffness, damping etc. can be added. This allows for more flexibility when defining link properties.

Non-linear link properties

With the new structure of link properties, we made the first step for the analysis of non-linear effects in couplings. Link properties can now depend on the state of the links (such as displacement or velocity). This enables the implementation of load-dependent stiffness or friction effects. We added simplified kinetic friction as a first non-linear link property.

Pyhton 3

Python 2.7 reached its end of life and is no longer supported by the Python community. Therefore, we updated the MORe code base to Python 3. This ensures that MORe is built on a platform which will receive updates and fixes for a long time.

In addition to that, we changed the Python environment from EDM to Anaconda. Fortunately, you don’t need to worry about this, as we have created a new installer.

Installer

Using Python 3 and the Anaconda distribution, we created a new installer. You can install MORe now with a few clicks on Windows! Furthermore, you can start MORe from the start menu or conveniently open a project by double-clicking on a .more file.

Bug fixes

As usual, we worked to eliminate as many bugs as possible in order to deliver a bug-free software. Please check the changelog on the download page to get information on what has been fixed.

MORe courses

We offer courses to teach you the fundamentals of mechanical and thermo-mechanical simulation and the application of these in our software. The goal of these courses is that you are able to efficiently use MORe and understand the relevant theory. The course location is either our facility in Zurich or virtually from your (home-)office. The duration is approximately two days.

We encourage you to always work with the latest MORe release. Since MORe is backward compatible, you will not lose your existing projects. Curios? Give it a try and let us know how you like it!

Joel Purtschert

Hi, I'm Joel! I completed my MSc ETH ME in August '19. During my studies I worked for MORe, and since October '19 I'm a fulltime MORe-Developer.

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