GRANTA MI for Simulation

Get the materials data you need for simulation. Guarantee full traceability, increase confidence in results and re-use of data, and enable a more efficient workflow between CAD and CAE.
Materials data is essential for simulation. GRANTA MI ensures that analysts get the right materials data, in the right format, error-free.

There are two options:

GRANTA MI Enterprise – full support for enterprise data management. Generate accurate materials models, with full traceability to the source test data and analyses. Combine with the full library of authoritative reference data from ANSYS Granta. Deploy data for use in CAE, increasing confidence in results and re-use of data.  More details below.

GRANTA MI Pro – a fast-start solution for simulation and design. Build and manage a list of approved in-house materials data. Combine with a dataset of 700+ materials selected from the ANSYS Granta library. Access from within ANSYS Workbench or via a web app. More information here.

Key benefits

Save time and cost by providing the right materials data to analysts, directly within their CAE environment.

Manage materials property data and materials models maximizing reuse and increasing confidence.

Enable efficient, accurate derivation of simulation data from tests, with full traceability.

Connect the material datasets used CAD in CAE, enabling gaps to be filled early on, minimizing delays.

Viewing curve data from JAHM in MI:Explore

Viewing curve data in a GRANTA MI web app

Selected success stories


What systems are supported?

Granta has strategic partnerships with leading providers of CAE software, enabling direct access to materials data from apps embedded within these systems. We also provide tools to export data to other systems – examples include LS-DYNA, Nastran, PAM-CRASH, PAM-STAMP, Patran, and RADIOSS.


Granta is part of the ANSYS organization, the leader in engineering simulation. We enable fast access to materials data for users of ANSYS Workbench and ANSYS Mechanical, ensuring accurate, consistent inputs for simulation.

Support for ANSYS >


Granta has worked with BETA CAE to integrate GRANTA MI with the ANSA simulation software, supporting both Windows and Linux versions.

Support for ANSA >


Granta and Altair collaborate to ensure that materials data in the GRANTA MI system can be accessed from within the HyperMesh environment.

Support for HyperMesh >


Granta supports synchronization of materials data between GRANTA MI and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, as well as direct access to managed materials data from within the Abaqus/CAE simulation software from SIMULIA.

Support for Dassault Systemes software >


Granta and Siemens PLM are Foundation Software and Technology Partners, supporting direct access to materials data from within the NX environment.

Support for Siemens PLM software >


GRANTA MI export technology enables materials property data stored in a GRANTA MI database to be exported in the materials cards format required by your specific choice of simulation system.  It is also possible to integrate in-house modeling and simulation tools with GRANTA MI.  Formats that have been supported include:

  • Nastran
  • Patran

Arrange a demo

Contact one of our application engineers to schedule a hands-on demo of GRANTA MI:Simulation


Download a PDF datasheet providing an overview of GRANTA MI Enterprise for Simulation.

Test to simulation

Read more about how GRANTA MI Enterprise supports management of the full lifecycle of materials test data, including enabling the analysis required to generate traceable materials models.

Reference data

Granta provides third party reference data, such as the JAHM Curve Data, MMPDS, and CAMPUS Plastics, that can be used as inputs for simulation.