ASD/CLAS Client Testimonials

“We had tried other commercially available tools in the past to solve this type of nonlinear CLA problem. Even with just a few deadbands, the solution time-histories were riddled with numerical noise, rendering the results useless for our purposes. ASD/CLAS solved this very difficult problem with no issues producing very rational response time-histories. In addition, ASD/CLAS’s results viewer allowed us to quickly go through all component and OTM time-histories and its custom report generator allowed us to quickly generate the required comparison tables for our customers. All this was done in ASD/CLAS’s user friendly, configuration managed environment.”
S. V., Lockheed Martin Technical Fellow and Engineering Analysis Manager, Lockheed Martin Corporation

“We selected ASD/CLAS based on its ability to eliminate the various complexities associated with the coupled loads analysis process. With this capability, we can drive our design process in lock-step with our analysis process, providing the design team with loads updates as the design evolves and quickly converging to an optimized design (weight savings) that meets all structural requirements. ASD/CLAS is an impressive and as advertised capability. Also, ASD provided excellent training. Our team was ready to conduct coupled loads analysis after the morning session.”
T. C., East Coast Operations Manager, Oceaneering Space Systems

“A very impressive capability. Easy to learn and use. Takes all the trouble out of component-modal synthesis.”
P. G., Lead Engineer, Loads & Dynamics, Teledyne-Brown Corporation

“In the Lockheed Martin Corporation’s support to the NASA Space Shuttle cargo integration function, I was recently tasked to execute a mission specific nonlinear coupled load analysis, the nonlinearities consisting of ISS component interface dead-bands, i.e., rattle space at interfacing attach points between major hardware elements to be delivered to the International Space Station. This NASA risk mitigation task was successfully completed and was only enabled by Lockheed Martin’s use of Applied Structural Dynamics' Coupled Loads Analysis System, ASD/CLAS.

From my prospective, having used many tools with nonlinear capabilities, ASD/CLAS was not only the easiest of all of the tools to implement, but the only tool I’ve seen to produce dead-band transient results that matches the physical characteristics/limitations of the phenomena. The resulting time histories, forces, and motion across the dead-band gap, exhibit a beautiful adherence to the physical limitations that define the nonlinear interfaces.

ASD/CLAS is a proven asset to my NASA flight support function. It has brought praise from our NASA customer. It excels over all other tools I’ve seen, in both linear and nonlinear coupled loads analyses.”
S. B., Lead Engineer, Loads & Dynamics, Lockheed Martin Corporation