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LMS Advances Its Solutions for Mechatronic Simulation in Partnership with European Industry Leaders

Joining the ITEA2 Research Project 11004 “MODRIO”

Leuven, Belgium, 17 September 2012 – LMS International, the leading partner in test and mechatronic simulation, joins the three-year European ITEA2 Research Project 11004 “MODRIO” – Model Driven Physical Systems Operation.

With a budget of EUR 19.5 million, MODRIO seeks solutions to support adoption of model-based systems engineering in the design of mechatronic systems. The project covers all phases of the development cycle — from early concept design, over detailed system design, to verification and validation — and operational use including diagnostics during the entire system’s life cycle.

The project is being implemented in cooperation with leading European companies in the energy and transport industries, including EDF (project coordinator), ABB, Siemens, EADS, Dassault Aviation and SCANIA.

Daniel Bouskela (EDF), leader of the MODRIO project, explains: “The MODRIO ITEA 2 project will extend the state-of-the-art in modeling and simulation based on open standards from system design to system operation. The resulting tools will be used in various industrial fields (energy, aerospace, ...) for safety analysis of complex systems, as well as their dependability and performance throughout their operational life. To that end, a large consortium of industrial end-users (EDF, Siemens, ABB, EADS, Dassault-Aviation...), research organizations (DLR, INRIA, U. of Linköping...) and tool vendors (LMS, ITI, Dassault-Systèmes ...) has been set up. The consortium is convinced in the power of models, and the opportunity to intensify their use for the design and operation of complex systems.”

In cooperation with the project’s industrial partners, LMS will expand its simulation and test solutions for mechatronic system engineering. This targets enhancements in Model Embedded Control, Real-Time simulation based on high-fidelity multi-body dynamics modeling in LMS Virtual.Lab Motion and Hardware-in-the-Loop. LMS will also increase support of modeling standard Modelica and continue innovation in its core product suites: LMS Imagine.Lab, LMS Virtual.Lab and LMS Test.Lab.

“MODRIO will allow LMS to strengthen its two core knowledge pillars of modeling and operational testing,” adds Jan Leuridan, Executive Vice President and CTO at LMS International. “Together with the industrial end-users, LMS will develop and validate new model-based solutions to support the design process of mechatronic systems. The increased use of models from the concept phase to the operational life will be key for the industry to manage the increasingly complex design process and the operational use of controlled mechatronic systems.”

The LMS operations in Belgium are supported in the project by a grant from IWT Vlaanderen, the Flemish government Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology; cf. www.iwt.be/english/welcome.

In France, the participation of LMS Imagine is supported through a grant of DGCIS, the Directorate General for Competitiveness, Industry and Services (DGCIS); cf. www.industrie.gouv.fr/dgcis/dgcis-english.pdf.

For more information about MODRIO and ITEA2, visit www.itea2.org.

About Siemens PLM Software

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with seven million licensed seats and more than 71,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies, delivering open solutions to help them make smarter decisions that result in better products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.

Note: LMS Virtual.Lab, LMS Imagine.Lab and SAMCEF are registered trademarks of LMS International or any of its affiliates. Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.

This press release was published by LMS International prior to Siemens PLM Software acquiring the company on January 3, 2013.

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Peter De Clerck
+32 16 384 200
peter.declerck@lmsintl.com

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