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HyperCrash

For an overview of what's new in HyperCrash 14.0, watch the 14.0 overview.

CFD 14.0 Overview

See an overview of the new features available in the CFD user profile for 14.0.

AcuSolve Solver Setup in HyperMesh

Discrete or continous parameters can be defined and assigned to AcuSolve solver variables once the AcuSolve case is setup. The HyperStudy Job Launcher is used to transfer the relevant data to HyperStudy.

Mesh Controls

New options to refine the 2D mesh based on the proximity, angle, and shapes have been added. The options can be accessed through the mesh controls, along with surface deviation meshers.

Hole/Gap Fill Utility

This tool is located in the mesh menu for all user profiles. It is a useful utility to fill the holes and feature loops. It works for first order tri or quad elements. Filling selected components has never been easier.

HyperStudy 14.0 Overview

Watch the video to see an overview of the new features in HyperStudy for 14.0.

Inclusion Matrix

The inclusion matrix enables optimizers to optionally accept available run data as an input. This can save significant time during the optimization process, as the optimizer can utilize previously run data.

FEKO Model Type

HyperStudy 14.0 offers a new FEKO Model Type along with a guided wizard to extract responses from the model.

HyperForm 14.0 Overview

See an overview of the new features available in HyperForm for 14.0.

Batch RIT and Nesting Tool

HyperForm supports for modeling the Hot Stamping process using a new material model (Hot Stamping HS Steel) that accounts for mechanical, thermal, and metallurgical changes during the forming process.

Carrier Nesting

Carrier option added to support nesting for progressive die use cases. Added carrier options includes (double) side carrier, (double side) central carrier,and (double side) nested carrier.

Optimization-driven Product Development at Volvo

Harald Hasselblad (PhD) - Senior Analysis Engineer at Volvo Car Group Sweden - talks about introducing an Optimization Culture Arena to support simulation driven development in his company.

OptiStruct Overview 14.0

See an overview of the new features available in OptiStruct for 14.0

Lattice Optimization

OptiStruct now offers a novel solution to create blended solid and lattice structures from concept to detailed final design. This technology is developed in particular to assist design innovation for additive manufacturing (3D printing).

Fast Contact

Fast Contact Analysis is now available for Node-to-Surface (N2S) contact and for CGAP/CGAPG elements. This is supported for models without material nonlinearity or friction. Large displacement nonlinear analysis is not supported.

Finite Sliding Analysis

Finite sliding contact is now available for Surface-to-Surface (S2S) contact to simulate large sliding at the contact interface. Finite sliding is activated by setting the TRACK field on the CONTACT entry to FINITE.

RADIOSS 14.0 Overview

See an overview of the new features available in RADIOSS for 14.0.

HyperGraph Overview 14.0

See an overview of the new features available within HyperGraph for 14.0.

Flexible Reports- Best Match

This feature allows searching for the best curve channel match based on the Type, Request, and Component names when curve channels are not available in the selected result files.

Inspect Mode

HyperGraph contains enhanced functionality for displaying and analyzing even a large number of curves, thereby improving a curve's visibility and usability. Inspect mode, which increases the screen area of a plot, is triggered via double click.

Report Overlay Summary Table

This new feature can replace customized solutions which are designed to create summary tables for overlaid reports. Two methods can be used: appending rows/columns or inserting rows/columns.

MBS 14.0 for Aerospace

In this overview, you will see some of the new features in the MBS solution designed, for the Aerospace Industry.

MBS 14.0 for Automotive

In this overview, you will see some of the new features in the MBS solution, designed for the Automotive industry.

MBS 14.0 for Machinery

In this overview, you will see some of the new features in the MBS solution for uses in Machinery.

AcuSolve Overview

See an overview of the new features within AcuSolve for 14.0.

Improved Turbulence Models

Major improvements have been made to the SST and k-omega turbulence models within AcuSolve. The new formulation improves the accuracy and robustness of the models by incorporating a change in variables for the omega equation.

AcuTrace - 2 Way Mixing

AcuTrace has been enhanced to support tracing of spherical particles having finite mass. When exercising this option, the particle velocity is no longer governed solely by the local flow velocity.

Transient Finite Mass Particle Tracing

AcuTrace has been enhanced to support finite mass particle tracing. Common applications for finite mass particle tracing include fluidized bed simulations and other applications involving the transport of small particles within a flow field.

Static Finite Mass Particle Tracing

AcuTrace has been enhanced to support finite mass particle tracing. Common applications for finite mass particle tracing include fluidized bed simulations and other applications involving the transport of small particles within a flow field.

AcuSolve Tutorial Book

The AcuSolve installation now comes equipped with tutorials that provide detailed instructions for getting started (with a code) and working with some of the commonly used features.

HyperMesh 14.0 Overview

See an overview of the new features available in HyperMesh for 14.0.

Modularization & Common Model

A new part-based workflow is available, which brings modularization to HyperMesh. One of its primary benefits is that it promotes flow of data from PDM to HyperMesh.

BatchMesher Workflow

New options are available for accessing the BatchMesher. One of those methods is through the Mesh Controls Browser. In this demonstration see how to use the Mesh Controls Browser and BatchMesher in HyperMesh 14.0.

Mesh Controls

A new browser-based workflow for meshing has been implemented. This workflow utilizes the new "mesh control" entity.

Aerospace Tools Overview

See an overview of the new tools available in HyperMesh 14.0 for aerospace users.

Entity Management

Redundant entity management is enabled which provides the ability to control which FE/geometry, material, and/or property attributes are read into session.

HyperView 14.0 Overview

See an overview of the new features available in HyperView and HyperGraph for 14.0.

Multi Model Results Overlay

This enhancement allows users to plot and view results for multiple overlaid models in a single window without having to switch between the models (In previous releases, result plots could only be viewed on current model).

Top/Bottom (Z1/Z2) Contour

This new method of contouring can be used to read and contour results (for example, stress or strain) on both the top and bottom layers of a shell element simulteneously in a single plot.

Video Overlay Enhancements

Significant improvements have been made to Video Overlay. A clean overlay of a Model and Video/Image can be achieved by providing the properties of the camera used to capture the image or by a multi-point alignment method.

Visibility Control Toolbar

A new toolbar called Visibility Controls has been added to HyperView for quick visibility manipulation- Isolate, Hide, Display All/None/Reserve and Unmask. This toolbar works on both component and element selections.

ESAComp for Aerospace

One page flyer showcasing how ESAComp can be applied for design optimization in the aerospace industry.

Design-Optimization of a Curved Layered Composite Panel Using Efficient Laminate Parameterization

In this paper, presented at the 2016 SAMPE Long Beach Conference, an aircraft door surround model is optimized with respect to the objectives and constraints typical for this type of component using HyperStudy and ESAComp.

A Design-Validation-Production Workflow for Aerospace Additive Manufacturing

There is a lot of hype these days regarding Additive Manufacturing (AM) or 3D Printing. Are companies seriously looking at this technology to make real parts for actual applications? For the aerospace industry, the hype is starting to become more real.

Slotted Waveguide Array

The slotted waveguide array is a popular choice for use in radar systems due to its mechanical robustness, compactness and ability to handle high power levels.

Using HyperWorks to Develop Human Body Models for Vehicle Crash Simulation

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a leading research university in biomedical sciences and bioengineering that provides students and faculty with outstanding opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Printed Ka-band Reflectarrays with Offset Feed

Printed reflectarrays combine the advantages of parabolic reflector antennas with microstrip arrays, yielding high-gain, low-profile, low-cost antennas with simpler feeds that are easy to fabricate. This white paper demonstrates how FEKO can be used to model a printed reflectarray and its feed.

SimLab 14.0 Rollout Webinar

In this webinar the entirely new user experience of SimLab 14.0 is beeing discussed. Besides a presentation this video contains a demo of pre- and post-processing of an analysis in SimLab 14.0.

Virtual Durability Process: Bringing Together MBD, FE and Fatigue

Simulation is indispensable within any product development organization. We at Altair believe this outright and you see that in the vision statement from our CEO, to radically change the way organizations design products and make decisions. Simulation driven design is applied at different stages of development, from concept stage to the final design tuning and validation. Optimization is an integral part of it, so your starting point is an optimal design.

Solid Hex Meshing the Human Lumbar Spine

Computational modeling and simulation, which uses computer-based mathematical techniques, is on the verge of revolutionizing the field of medical devices. Modeling techniques allow computer models to eliminate bad ideas and refine the good ones long before they leave the drawing board.

Introduction to KTex Family by CEDREM

KTex Family is a set of tools dedicated to composite materials to represent them precisely at the scale of the yarns and take into account the impact of manufacturing processes on their mechanical properties.

Introduction to LW Finder by LW Engineering

LW Finder takes the guesswork out of strain gauge placement. LW Finder provides accuracy and control when using strain gauges to measure structural loads. It finds the best locations to place strain gauges and predicts measurement error.

FEKO Webinar Recording: FEKO 14.0 Automation & Scripting

FEKO 14.0 will be released with a myriad of new automation features. Extensive support for automation in CADFEKO has been added. In addition, control over custom dialogs has been improved. An introductory overview of automation will be presented, along with examples of how automation can be used to improve efficiency when working with FEKO.

Partner Spotlight: Brüel & Kjær

Alun Crewe, Vice President of Strategic Marketing at Brüel & Kjær, discusses NVH testing software, Insight+, available through the Altair Partner Alliance.

Transmission Modeling and Simulation with MapleSim

Maplesoft has developed a MapleSim library of components, transmission sub-assemblies, and complete powertrain examples that show the use of these components in driveline applications. Built with guidance from several transmission manufacturers, this MapleSim library allows you to mix the best of physical models and empirical data to maximize model fidelity, optimize your designs, and improve overall vehicle fuel-efficiency.

Maplesoft Engineering Solutions Team Helps FLSmidth Develop Revolutionary Mining Equipment

FLSmidth engaged the services of Maplesoft’s Engineering Solutions team to develop design and analysis tools that would help them design a Dual Truck Mobile Sizer (DTMS) - an innovative machine that can be relocated throughout a project, as the haul distances increase.

Maple Improves Quality of Life for People with Limited Upper-Body Mobility

Kinova’s Robotic Algorithms and Control Team faced a key challenge in the design of the controller for their robotic arm, JACO. In order to safely operate the robotic arm, they needed to design advanced algorithms involving large matrix equations to calculate the kinematics and applied forces through the arm.

Composite Plate Optimization with Practical Design Constraints

Composite free size optimization has the potential to generate weight savings and performance improvements for many applications of composite structures. Key to realizing such improvements is practical application of design and manufacturing constraints in the optimization model.

Renault Uses Maple to Develop and New All Electric Vehicle Engine

<i>*Document is written in French</i><br><br> In order to enter the expanding market of electric vehicles, Renault wanted to create a new concept of electric motor. Read how Maple helped them do so.

Altair Leveraging Disruptive Cloud Technologies

As decreasing hardware prices and attractive business models are democratizing high-performance computing (HPC) resources in the cloud, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB) now have greater computing flexibility than ever before. 

Design Methodologies for ALM and Lattice parts

Design for additively made parts has become a very hot topic. Many engineers see the potential for topology optimization when designing ALM parts, but once they start the workflow, they tend to get bogged down in how to complete the process.

Advance Electromangnetic Simulations and their Applications in Oil & Gas Industry

Advances in computational electromagnetic tools have made electromagnetic (EM) simulations possible for various applications. Now numerical simulations can be performed to evaluate the effects of antenna design, placement, radiation hazard, EMC/EMI, etc. for wide ranging industry applications. Numerical approaches that include full wave techniques such as Method of Moments (MoM), Multilevel Fast Multipole Method (MLFMM) and asymptotic techniques such as Physical Optics (PO) and Uniform Theory of Diffraction (UTD) are being utilized to solve many challenging problems that were not possible in the past.

Advanced Design, Analysis and Optimization of Composite Structures

With stricter requirements on performance and weight, in many cases, composite materials are now becoming the natural choice of designers and engineers given their desirable characteristics such as low weight and high strength. Material properties can be tuned so they are directional – stiffer in one direction while compliant in another for example.

Multiphysics - A New Generation of Simulation

The application of CAE early in a product’s design cycle can make an important difference in its cost and functionality.  However the level of fidelity of the design early in the cycle limits the application of many traditional CAE tools.   Fortunately this is where systems modeling can be applied due to the nature of utilizing a more abstract representation of the overall system and its components. 

How Advanced Simulation will Impact the Offshore Industry both Now and in the Future

The easy days of Oil and gas extraction is over, and the ability to extract Oil and Gas from harsh enviornments is very dependent on the ability to overcome technical challenges through the use of advanced numerical analysis and simulation.

Challenges to Extending Design Verification and Optimization in Completion Tool Development

The oil and gas industry has shifted dramatically in the past year. The forecast for the industry is extremely different today compared to just a couple of years ago. To adjust, oil and gas producers are focusing on driving capital and operating efficiency to preserve their margins.

Automated Finite Element Model Creation using Structural Condition Data for Marine & Offshore Assets

Advanced structural integrity management software is capable of using a structural Computer Aided Design (CAD) geometry to track the condition of a marine or offshore asset in a virtual environment. ABS Nautical Systems Hull Manager 3D (HM3D) converts a 3D CAD model to a database that stores vessel condition information and provides the ability to track condition changes due to structural degradation.

FEA Based Design Optimization to Mitigate Anchor Cage Impact Damage Risk

The power of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) simulations can be effectively used for failure analysis and design optimization to improve product reliability and mitigate operational risks. Expandable Liner Hangers used for wellbore construction within the oil and gas industry are complex mechanical systems that require sophisticated setting tools.

Leveraging Geometric Shape Complexity, in Optimal Design for Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM) technology enables the possibility of realizing highly efficient, optimized structural components with configurations not achievable using conventional manufacturing methods.

Benchmark Study: Optimizing High Fidelity Crash & Safety Simulation Performance

Cray, Intel and Altair have collaborated to analyze crash and safety simulation performance that provides engineers the power, speed and accuracy needed for their design analysis.

Design Loop with CSC and CCC from Impact Design

Cross Section Creator enriches the functionalities and capabilities of Crash Cad Calculate, provides the possibility of fast and easy extraction of Cross Sections from a mesh model and consequently closes the optimization and design loop. This short tutorial explains how.

FEKO Webinar: Preview of FEKO 14.0 under HyperWorks

The release of FEKO 14.0 will be the first version of FEKO released under altair HyperWorks since the acquisition of EM Software & Systems S.A. by Altair Engineering last year. In addition to discussing some changes to this HyperWorks integration (such as licensing), the webinar will introduce new extensions to the FEKO solver and user interface.

FEKO Webinar: Choosing the Right Solver in FEKO

One of the key features in FEKO is that it includes a broad set of unique and hybridized solvers, giving the possibility to combine methods to solve complex and electrically large problems, with all solvers included in the same package. Presented by Jordi Soler, Director of Business Development, Electromagnetics, this webinar provides an overview and guide on how to choose the most appropriate method in FEKO.

Sharma & Associates

Sharma & Associates (SA), a Chicago-based consulting firm that is focused on providing engineering solutions to the railroad industry, led the effort. Since 1995, SA have delivered safe, effective and efficient solutions to its customers, which include the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), the Association of American Railroads (AAR), railroads and transit agencies, rail car builders and rail car component manufacturers. The objective of the Altair ProductDesign team effort was to develop an ‘Engineer Protection System (EPS)’ that can protect train crew in frontal collisions (a common mode of train collision) from secondary impact injuries.

Introduction to nanoFluidX by FluiDyna

nanoFluidX is a particle-based fluid dynamics simulation tool to predict the flow in complex geometries with complex motion.

FEKO Integrated in HyperWorks 14.0

Altair’s computer-aided engineering (CAE) simulation software platform for simulation-driven innovation is Hyper- Works, which includes modeling, visualization, analysis and optimization technologies and solutions for structural, impact, electromagnetics, thermal, fluid, systems and manufacturing applications. The electromagnetics solver suite in HyperWorks is FEKO, a comprehensive electromagnetic analysis software used to solve a broad range of electromagnetic problems. It includes a set of hybridized solvers, giving the possibility to combine methods to solve complex and electrically large problems, with all solvers included in the same package.

LW Finder Flyer

Introduction to strain gauge placement software, LW Finder by LW Engineering.

Minimising Mass and Increasing Durability of a Vehicle Suspension System Using OptiStruct

Gestamp selected Altair to develop a set of custom tools within HyperWorks, eliminating the need for an initial 'trial and error' design loop while reducing mass and increasing durability of a rear twist beam suspension system. The company achieved a reduction in lead time while producing competitive low cost, low mass RTB designs.

HyperMesh and Custom Export Template Streamline CFD Analysis in Research Projects at Arizona State University

Integrative Simulations & Computational Fluids Lab researchers from SEMTE (School for Engineering of Matter Transport and Energy) at the Arizona State University (ASU) wanted to use the commercial code HyperMesh as a general preprocessor to mesh complex geometries for use with the spectral element CFD code Nek5000. The challenge was to benefit from the rich functionality of existing meshing tools such as HyperMesh while using the Nek5000 code, since this CFD code requires 3D hexahedral elements. SEMTE researchers set up a project to develop a converter tool with which a HyperMesh mesh could be exported into a format the Nek5000 code could work with. With this export template the overall process is now much more user-friendly and less error-prone. The mesh is generated in HyperMesh and the export template organizes all the data and sorts it so it can be imported in the proper formats into the Nek5000 user template.

StressCheck Solutions for the Modern Aerospace Industry

StressCheck has become the “Go-To” tool in the aerospace industry for analysis of critical components, sub-assemblies and assemblies in the areas of detailed stress analysis, fracture mechanics, composite materials and many other applications exhibiting challenging detailed linear or non-linear behavior.

Electromagnetic Design in the Electronic Industry

Technology advancement in the electronic industry is unyielding, but new trends will build on RF communications to drive new product functionality. Some examples include the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G mobile networks and automation/smart technology.

Partner Spotlight: ECS/Magna - FEMFAT

Axel Werkhausen, Manager of Sales & Support at ECS, discusses durability analysis software, FEMFAT, available through the Altair Partner Alliance.

ESAComp for composite structures design and verification in the Aerospace Industry

This webinar provides an overview on how to use ESAComp to efficiently tackle daily tasks concerning laminate design (incl. handling different environments, strength sets, probabilistic laminate analysis), design of structural elements (e.g. panels), and design verification (application of selected failure criteria and computation of reserve factors or margins of safety).

U-Shin Improves Product Design of Automotive Parts with Altair CAE Solutions

U-Shin is a global automotive part supplier, specializing in the development and production of automotive system appliances and mechatronics products as well as on the research of element technologies. Safety, reliability, adaptability, quality, eco-friendliness, are among the major concerns of the company.

Intel Solution Brief: Altair and Simulation-Driven Design

Altair and Intel offer a simple, cost-effective on-ramp to a complete simulation-driven design platform. This paper describes joint offerings including HPC and CAE in the public cloud.

Specialized Wins at Le Tour de France with Altair HyperWorks

Learn how Specialized analyzed and improved the aerodynamic performance as well as optimized the weight and structural efficiency of the new S-Works Venge frame.

How to Achieve Better Success rates in Aerospace Projects

In this webinar PTB Analytics, an advanced project planning tool will be presented along with relevant information for how it helps users achieve better project results. A specific use case from the aerospace and defense industry will be used.

SwiftComp - Get the right results, right away!

Drawing on cutting-edge university research, SwiftCompâ„¢ provides an efficient yet accurate tool for computational modeling of composite materials and structures. It can be used either independently as a tool for virtual testing of composites or as a plugin to power conventional FEA codes with high-fidelity modeling for composites.

NovaFlow&Solid CV Use Case: Heavy Machinery

NovaFlow&Solid CV (NFS), from NovaCast, is a casting process simulation system that can simulate virtually any type of casting. NFS simulates casting components used in the heavy machinery industry, regardless of if they are small or big, simple or complex.

StressCheck Use Case: Aerospace

Aerospace application example of how to apply StressCheck to compute maximum first principal stress in the area of airplane wing attachments.

Partner Spotlight: Moldex3D

Dr. Venny Yang, President at Coretech System, discusses injection molding software, Moldex3D, available through the Altair Partner Alliance.

MapleSim to VisSim

Rapid physical modeling, analysis and model deployment to VisSim.

Cabin Comfort - Analyze Airflows and Thermal Effects

It is cost prohibitive to rely on climatic wind tunnel tests in the initial vehicle HVAC system design process. Additionally, the passenger compartment airflow and thermal environment is one in a state of constant change requiring use of transient CFD simulations. In this 45-minutes complimentary session, we will give an overview of Altair’s CFD solution to simulate the airflow in the passenger compartment and include all relevant thermal effects such as convection, conduction and radiation heat transfer in the cabin. The geometry model of the vehicle interior is based on an Altair-developed generic cabin model. This geometry is used to demonstrate the model build and execution process including how to automate the model build process.

Using RADIOSS, HyperStudy and MultiMech for Improved Composite Design

The purpose of this webinar is to demonstrate how you can use the composite microstructure analysis tools of MultiMech to enhance the existing functionality of RADIOSS , specifically when dealing with the simulation of complex composite parts.

AlphaCell for Aerospace: Design, Optimize and Understand Your NVH Treatment

For optimizing the sound packages in project early stages, the Transfer Matrix Method (TMM) as implemented in AlphaCell is a reliable method.

Intel Solution Brief: Maximize Performance and Scalability with RADIOSS on Intel® Xeon®

This paper summarizes the findings of a benchmark project to evaluate the performance and scalability of RADIOSS on Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 v2 family-based platforms.

Safety Comes First – Development of a Maxi-Cosi Child Seat Using a CAE-Driven Design Process

When developing a new child seat, safety is paramount. Dorel Juvenile, market leader in child safety in cars, was confronted with the task to develop a new child seat - the Maxi-Cosi 2wayPearl. To investigate and analyze the best feasible design, considering the occurring forces during an accident, Dorel Juvenile turned to Code Product Solutions, an engineering service provider that supports their customers in the development and optimization of products, using computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools. Within the development process, Code Product Solutions engineers employed the Altair HyperWorks CAE suite utilizing RADIOSS® for crash simulation, OptiStruct® for the layout of highly loaded plastic parts that comprise the reclining system, HyperMesh® for pre-processing tasks, and HyperCrash® and HyperView® during post-processing.

Improving Rudder Shock Loading Following a Nearby Blast Event Using RADIOSS

Engineers in the Marine, Shipbuilding, and Offshore industries face many design challenges including physical space constraints, extreme weather conditions, deep water and remote locations. These constraints create an extreme environment for the engineer to develop a sound, reliable and safe operating platform.

Seat Design for Crash in the Cloud - NAFEMS World Congress 2015

The benefit of design exploration and optimization is understood and accepted by engineers but the required intensive computational resources have been a challenge for their adoption into the design process. The HyperWorks Unlimited (HWUL) appliance provides an effective solution to these challenges as it seamlessly connects all the necessary tools together in the cloud. The aim of this study is to showcase the benefits of HWUL on an optimization driven design of a complex system. For this purpose an automotive seat design for crash loadcases is selected.

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