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Workshop21 - Modeling of Porous Media in AcuSolve

This tutorial teaches how to model porous media in AcuSolve

Workshop22 - Modeling of Fan Component in AcuSolve

This tutorial shows how to use the fan component in AcuSolve

Workshop24 - AcuTrace_Bidirectional Coupling with AcuSolve for flow of Miscible Fluids

This tutorials shows how to run AcuSolve and AcuTrace concurrently for flow of miscible fluids

Workshop28 - Coupling AcuSolve and HyperStudy

This tutorial demonstrates how to provide a DOE study using AcuSolve and HyperStudy

DSM Success Story

Thermal Analysis of LED Lamps using AcuSolve

Boundary Layer Meshing in AcuConsole

This video demostration focuses on boundary layer meshing in AcuConsole.

Performance Evaluation, Scalability Analysis, and Optimization Tuning of Altair HyperWorks on a Modern HPC Compute Cluster

Engineers from wide ranges of industries face ever increasing needs for complex, realistic models to analyze the most challenging industrial problems; AcuSolve is designed to tackle these finite element-based Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations with superior robustness, speed, and accuracy. AcuSolve simulations are designed to carry out on large-scale computational systems effectively. The breakthrough in HPC parallel computing that allows such complex analyses to be performed that generate the high-quality results, while reducing simulation time from days to just hours. Behind this type of computational improvement that makes AcuSolve perform, it involves complex calculations and data exchanges among computational systems. The more complex simulations are being performed, the higher demands from the cluster performance are. In this analysis, the HPC Advisory Council has performed a deep investigation and profiling for the AcuSolve CFD solver to evaluate its performance and scaling capabilities and to explore potential optimizations. This study presents the optimization techniques and networking profiling results to further understand AcuSolve dependencies on the CPUs, communication networks, IO subsystems and the underlying hardware. The paper will review the effects by comparing various hardware using different simulation models.

RadTherm + AcuSolve: Customer Validation of Thermoelectric HVAC in Light Duty Vehicles

Ford Motor Company validates the application of RadTherm and AcuSolve for thermoelectric HVAC in light-duty vehicles.

Demo: Compute Manager and AcuSolve in Display Manager

A 5 minute high resolution demo of using AcuSolve and Compute Manager in Display Manager. Please note there is no audio.

Applications of Acusolve and Optistruct in the High-Temperature Reformation of Biomass

Applications of Acusolve and Optistruct in the High-Temperature Reformation of Biomass presentation given by Tim Laska of sundrop fuels at ATCx Energy.

Workshop23 - AcuTrace_Bidirectional Coupling with AcuSolve for Heat Transfer

This tutorials shows how to run AcuSolve and AcuTrace concurrently to compute unsteady flow with heat transfer around a cylinder

Increasing Robustness and Reliability of a Race Car Engine with AcuSolve

This study is part of Prodrive’s implementation of AcuSolve to enhance its CFD capability after many years of outsourcing these simulations.

AcuSolve Optimizations for Scale

This was a 2012 Americas HTC Presentation given by Gilad Shainer & Todd Wilde from the HPC Advisory Council. AcuSolve is a leading general-purpose finite element-based Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) flow solver with superior robustness, speed, and accuracy. AcuSolve simulations are typically carried out on HPC systems. The HPC Advisory Council has performed a deep investigation and profiling for AcuSolve to understand its performance and scaling capabilities and to explore potential optimizations. This paper presents the optimization techniques and networking profiling results to further understand AcuSolve dependencies on the network and the MPI library, and options for future optimizations using MPI offloads.

AcuSolve Validation - NACA0012 Airfoil

This benchmark validates AcuSolve for external aerodynamic applications. NACA0012 has been studied in depth both numerically and experimentally. AcuSolve results are compared with other CFD software results and with available test data

Workshop19 - Batch Mixer with Reference Frame

This tutorial provides the basic information regarding AcuTrace and how to use it. A Batch Mixer model is solved using AcuSolve and AcuTrace to compute the particle traces for flow field generated by AcuSolve. The output is visualized using AcuDisplay and AcuFieldView

Advanced Features for External Automotive Aerodynamics Using AcuSolve

Watch this 45-minute webinar to learn more on the use of advanced features for solving “on road” external automotive aerodynamics with Altair’s CFD solver AcuSolve. The webinar will focus on the analysis of external aerodynamics for passenger and racing vehicles while performing turning maneuvers. AcuSolve’s mesh motion capabilities, along with real time cosimulation with Altair’s multi-body dynamics solver, MotionSolve give engineers the ability to better simulate actual road conditions.

Korea Meteorological Administration Implements Cost-saving Innovations for Electricity Usage with PBS Professional and AcuSolve

“PBS Professional has been a very reliable workload manager for our large, complex supercomputing systems… Cray and Altair are supercomputing leaders in the weather and climate modeling industry, and we are more than happy to have collaborated for this groundbreaking HPC simulation project.” - Ha-young Oh, Assistant Director of National Center for Meteorological Supercomputer

HyperWorks 14.0 Webinar: Computational Fluid Dynamics

Whether you’re an analyst performing CFD modeling every day, or an engineer with a need to understand the impact a CFD analysis will have on a proposed design, HyperWorks offers a complete suite of tools for both the expert and novice users. From detailed component analysis to full systems performance, HyperWorks is your solution for problems ranging from 100,000 to 1,000,000,000 elements in size with parallel scalable solvers and robust pre and post processing software. In this webianr, you will learn about the new features available in Altair's flagship CFD solver, AcuSolve, as well as what's new in HyperWorks for CFD pre and post processing.

Webinar: Visualize it! From Zero to Remote Visualization with Display Manager

In this webinar, our expert walks through the process of using Display Manager within a cluster or supercomputing environment, including application setup and results viewing.

Aeroelastic Investigation of the Sandia 100m Blade Using Computational Fluid Dynamics

Recent trends in wind power technology are focusing on increasing power output through an increase in rotor diameter. As the rotor diameter increases, aeroelastic effects become increasingly important in the design of an efficient blade.

CFD Webinar Series Part 1 - Unstructured Meshing using Altair CFD Solver AcuSolve



Optimizing Cooling Passages in Turbine Blades

Turbine blades have internal passages that provide cooling during operation in a high temperature engine. The design of the cooling passages is critical to achieve near uniform temperature of the blade during operation. The temperature of the blade is dependent on the thermal properties of the blade material as well as the fluid dynamics of the air circulating in the cooling passages. Computational optimization methods have successfully been applied to design lighter and more efficient structures for many aerospace structures. An extension of these techniques is now applied to guiding the thermal design of a turbine blade by designing the optimal cooling passage layout. Optimization methods will be applied to determine the optimum pattern of the cooling passages and then to optimize the size of the individual cooling passages. The goal is to produce a more thermally efficient turbine blade design that will produce blades with longer lives and better performance.

Euro-Pro Embraces Simulation-Driven Design with Altair HyperWorks

Euro-Pro, maker of Ninja blenders and Shark vacuums, has embraced simulation-driven design to reduce physical tests and improve product performance and durability. HyperWorks solvers (OptiStruct, RADIOSS and AcuSolve) are used across the board via Altair’s HPC cloud infrastructure

UK ATC 2015: CFD - A Practical Tool for Large Passenger Carrying Vehicles

Presentation by Laurence Wood, Plaxton

Workshop18 - Static Mixer (kenics)

This tutorial provides the basic information regarding AcuTrace and how to use it. A Static Mixer model is solved using AcuSolve and AcuTrace and the output is visualized using AcuDisplay and AcuFieldView

Workshop8 - Natural Convection

This tutorial teaches how to set up a natural convection model in AcuConsole. A steady state simulation of buoyancy driven laminar flow caused by an internally heated cylinder within an air-filled cylinder is modeled.

Workshop20 - AcuReport - Blower

This tutorial provides the basic introduction to AcuReport. A report is generated for a blower model

Workshop17 - Sensor UDF

This tutorial teaches how to use a user defined function for controlling the temperature in the model. The UDF simulates the behavior of an electronic sensor.

Intel AcuSolve Case Study: Analyzing Complex Designs Faster

Working in collaboration with Intel’s technical support team and utilizing key Intel® software development tools, Altair was able to improve performance, scalability, and time-to-results for AcuSolve, Altair’s leading CFD flow solver.

Cooper Standard Speeds Development of Next-Generation Pumps with Altair’s AcuSolve CFD Solver

With more than 22,000 employees in 19 countries, Cooper Standard supplies the vehicle industry with fluid delivery systems, sealing and exterior systems, thermal and emission systems and AVS. The company’s Electromechanical Department is an advanced research and development arm of the Cooper Standard North America division. It’s goal is to marry mechanical systems with electronic controls. This new technology improves overall vehicle efficiency by providing on-demand fluid delivery and by eliminating the power loses inherent in conventional systems. In designing new pumps for this type of system, CAE Engineer Tom Lincoln uses computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software to simulate the flow of coolant through the device. He and his team began using CFD computer-aided engineering tools as long ago as 2003, and computer simulations have become an essential part of his organization’s product development process.

Workshop26 - AcuTrace_Blower with Reference Frame

This tutorial provides the basic information regarding AcuTrace and how to use it. A blower model is solved using AcuSolve and AcuTrace and the output is visualized using AcuFieldView

Workshop27 - AcuTrace_Blower with Sliding Mesh

This tutorial provides the basic information regarding AcuTrace and how to use it. A blower model is solved using AcuSolve and AcuTrace and the output is visualized using AcuFieldView

What’s Coming in HyperWorks 13.0

The First Webinar in the HyperWorks 13.0 Webinar Series.

HyperWorks 13.0 System Performance Multiphysics

Altair is the industry leader in multiphysics with comprehensive and in depth solution coverage across a wide range of applications. HyperWorks 13.0 enables system performance optimization and provides many tools for multi-disciplinary applications. Join this webinar session to learn more about the Altair multiphysics technology, particularly in the area of multi-body dynamics analysis coupled with CFD (MotionSolve’s co-simulation with AcuSolve), as well as the many enhancement and new features included in MotionSolve for system performance analysis and optimization.

HyperWorks 13.0 Fluid and Aerodynamics Solutions

HyperWorks 13.0 offers a very comprehensive solution for CFD and aerodynamics simulation, including AcuSolve and HyperWorks Virtual Wind Tunnel, a new solution designed to provide the best technology for external aerodynamics simulation in a very user-friendly environment.

DeWalt Optimizes Power Tools with HyperWorks

The development of modern electric power tools requires special attention to be simultaneously paid to both the efficiency and user comfort of the tool, as well as the robustness and durability of the devices. For the fulfillment of these two groups of attributes, computer-aided simulations using HyperWorks has become central to the development process of Stanley Black & Decker Deutschland GmbH.

Improving the Design of Subsea Riser Systems A Cray-Altair Solution for Improved Oil & Gas Component Engineering

With Cray and Altair, engineers have the computational systems they need to perform advanced subsea computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis with better speed, scalability and accuracy. With Altair’s AcuSolve CFD solver running on Cray® XC30™ supercomputer systems, operators and engineers responsible for riser system design and analysis can increase component life, reduce uncertainty and improve the overall safety of their ultra-deep-water systems while still meeting their demanding development schedule.

Aerodynamic Development of a Road Cycling Helmet with AcuSolve - LX Sim



Acer and Altair Cluster Transition Guide: Scaling from Workstation to Cluster for Compute-Intensive Applications

In this guide, Altair and Acer present the business case for switching to a cluster environment, including: documented performance gains when running a sample commercial application on both workstations and clusters; recommended cluster configurations; and key considerations for choosing and deploying a professional-grade cluster.

Aerodynamic Development of a Road Cycling Helmet with AcuSolve - LX Sim

LX Sim uses HyperWorks Suite and select Partner Alliance programs from Altair to help build an aerodynamic cycling helmet.

HyperWorks Virtual Wind Tunnel on Cray: Benchmarks and Recommended Configurations

With Altair’s HyperWorks Virtual Wind Tunnel running on Cray XC30 or CS300 systems, manufacturers of all sizes can now predict a vehicle’s external aerodynamic performance without the need for numerous physical wind tunnel tests. This document includes scalability benchmarks for both small and large problems, along with Cray’s recommended system configurations to run Virtual Wind Tunnel.

AcuNexus Brochure

Short overview of AcuNexus, highlighting benefits and capabilities of the NVH software.

Intro to AcuNexus Presentation

Introduction to CFD software, AcuNexus, and its use of abstract modeling.

Geometry Preparation in AcuNexus

Guide to preparing geometry for use in AcuNexus.

AcuSolve & RADIOSS Solution on FSI Model

This benchmark demonstrates the ability of AcuSolve to capture the effect of impulse load on a profile submerged in channel flow. A P-FSI simulations is performed using the structural output from RADIOSS.

AcuTrace Overview

This presentation gives a general overview of AcuTrace features and capabilites

Development of Tools to Streamline the Analysis of Turbo-Machinery

This was a 2012 Americas HTC Presentation given by Tom Lincoln from Cooper Standard. Cooper Standard partnered with Altair to create a tool in AcuSolve to speed the set-up of centrifugal pump CFD analyses. This tool steps the engineer through the selection of the components to the pump and then automatically identifies and meshes the surfaces in the model.

CFD and More with Acusolve and HyperWorks

This was a training presentation given at the 2012 Americas HTC. This presentation focuses on the use of HyperWorks tools for CFD applications. Basic topics involve the meshing and set-up of a simple fluid flow application. Advanced topics focus on the set-up, simulation, and post-processing of multi-physics applications.

Whirlpool Optimizes Design Problems and Significantly Cuts Prototyping Time and Cost

Case study on Whirlpool India’s usage of the Altair Partner Alliance

NetShape Gains End-to-End Solution Capabilities by Adopting Altair Partner Alliance Suite

Success story on NetShape India’s usage of the Altair Partner Alliance to scale-up capabilities while cutting software cost.

CFD Simulation of VIV Suppression Devices With Upstream Disturbances

This was an HTC 2011 presentation given by Dave Corson on behalf of Chevron. This paper presents the results of high resolution, time accurate CFD simulations used to understand and quantify the wake interaction between a straked cylinder and a cylinder mounted with the AIMS Dual Fin Splitter (ADFS).

Effect of underbody deformations of HTT Plethore LC750 supercar under aerodynamic loads using AcuSolve PFSI and RADIOSS

This was an HTC 2011 presentation given by Geneviève Dutil of Lx R&D. The use of Hyperworks in conjunction with AcuSolve has allowed Lx R&D to use a practical fluid structure interaction (PFSI) to determine the effects of deformation under aerodynamic forces of a high performance supercar underbody. This presentation will show how this approach led us to optimize the initial underbody to achieve optimal performances at high speed.

CFD model for active mixing in large potable water storage tank

This was an HTC 2011 presentation given by Robin Giguere from PAX Water Technologies. PAX Water Technologies has developed and deployed a small submersible mixer with a unique impeller design that homogenizes water temperature and composition in large potable water storage tanks. A comparison of the AcuSolve solutions of active mixing with experimental data at laboratory scale and at full scale will be discussed.

Workshop1 - Demo Pipe Flow

This tutorial provides the basic interaction with AcuConsole. A simple cad model of a pipe is imported, meshed, the boundary conditions are applied, and the model is solved. The results are post-processed using AcuProbe and AcuFieldView.

Workshop2 - Conjugate Heat Transfer

This tutorial shows how to set up a conjugate heat transfer problem in AcuConsole. A concentric pipe is modeled with water flowing inside and the outer cylindrical volume made of Steel is maintained at a constant temperature. This tutorial also teaches how to apply boundary layers to the surfaces, transform the mesh and provides a brief introduction to AcuFieldView

Workshop3 - Blower - Reference Frame

This tutorial shows how to use the Reference frame feature for rotating model problems. A simple blower is modeled with air entering radially and leaving axially. The impeller is frozen (no mesh motion) and rotational body forces are applied using the AcuSolve Reference frame feature. This tutorial also introduces the UDF functionality in AcuProbe for computing the pressure rise from inlet to outlet

Workshop4 - Blower - Sliding Mesh

This tutorials shows how to set up a transient sliding mesh blower model. A database already set up for running steady reference frame analysis is modified to run as transient sliding mesh. Mesh motion is applied to the impeller blades and the nodes at the interface are split to enable the sliding mesh.

Workshop5 - Compressible Nozzle

This tutorial uses the ideal gas model for modeling compressible flow through a nozzle. Mesh is directly imported into AcuConsole, and the model is set up with the help of Surface Manager and Volume Manager. UDF feature in AcuProbe is used for computing Mach Number at the center of the nozzle

Workshop6 - Rigid Body Motion

This tutorial teaches how to set up a rigid body mesh motion simulation in AcuConsole. An existing database is modified and the mesh motion and flow boundary conditions are applied.

Extrusion Meshing in AcuConsole

This video demonstration focuses on the process of creating extrusion meshes.

Grouping geometry in AcuConsole

This video demonstration focuses on different grouping options in AcuConsole.

Mesh generation - Region of Influence

This video demostration covers the usage of Region of Influence option in the Surface Mesh Attrributes panel

AcuSolve 11.0 Introductory Training

The training zip file contains workshops and the pdf instructions document.

AcuSolve 11.0 Advanced Training

The training zip file contains workshops and the pdf instructions document.

Workshop9 - Honey in Tea

This tutorial teaches how to set up a simulation using species. One species is used for modeling a small amount of honey that is dropped into a cup of tea.

Workshop10 - Modeling of Automobile Cabin using Solar and Enclosure Radiation

This tutorial teaches how to set up enclosure radiation, solar radiation and thermal shells. An automobile car cabin cooling down simulation is used for demonstrating these features

Workshop11 - HyperMesh - AcuSolve - HyperView

This tutorials shows the work flow for meshing the model in HyperMesh, setting up the model in AcuConsole and post-processing in HyperView.

Workshop12 - Wave Maker

This tutorial shows how to generate waves in a tank using a User defined function. The tutorial utilizes free surface, ALE mesh motion features, and mesh extrusion.

Workshop13 - Wave tank with Cylinder

This tutorial shows how to model a wavetank with a solid cylinder present. Different mesh generation features are used for refining the mesh around the cylinder.

Workshop14 - Sloshing Box

This tutorials shows how to model a sloshing tank. Free surface boundary condition and a User defined function is used

Workshop15 - Burner

This tutorial utilizes species transport to model the fuel and air mixing process of a burner.

Introduction to AcuSolve

Altair® AcuSolve® is a leading general-purpose Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solver that is capable of solving the most demanding industrial and scientific applications. Based on the Finite Element method, AcuSolve’s robust and scalable solver technology empowers users by providing unparalleled accuracy on fully unstructured meshes. Applications ranging from steady RANS simulations to complex, transient, multiphysics simulations are handled with ease and accuracy.

Fluid-Structure Interaction Simulation with AcuSolve

In this webinar, attendees will be exposed to the fluid-structure interaction (FSI) simulation capabilities of AcuSolve, Altair's finite element based CFD solver. Attendees will learn about the different types of FSI simulations that are supported by AcuSolve and how these technologies work in conjunction with other HyperWorks tools to provide a powerful solution for multiphysics applications.<br><br> <i>This is a recording of the webinar that took place on August 8, 2012 </i>

CFD Automation with AcuConsole and AcuSolve

This was a 2010 Americas HTC Presentation given by Ravi Lanka from Acusim. While showcasing the key features of AcuSolve and AcuConsole, the presentation will focus on AcuConsole’s automation capabilities with industrial applications. The automation procedure is a perfect option for the users to perform design optimization using HyperStudy.

HyperWorks provides flexibility and agility to development processes of Engineering Services Provider Beta Epsilon

Beta Epsilon designs racing cars and offers engineering. Beta Epsilon offers component and vehicle meshing, FEA analysis of metal and composite components, crash test simulation, optimization, and CFD simulation. Beta Epsilon uses HyperMesh, OptiStruct, HyperCrash, RADIOSS, AcuSolve, HyperView, and Virtual Wind Tunnel. With HyperWorks, Beta Epsilon could improve the quality of its products and extend its range of services.

Intel-Colfax-Altair Trial Cluster Testimonial: Suncoke Energy

Suncoke used Colfax’s “Try Before You Buy” cluster trial program to run an AcuSolve simulation for analyzing the flow dynamics of a system under negative pressure and extreme temperatures. Their job ran over 16x faster on the cluster.

Workshop7 - Flexible Ring

This tutorial introduces the different types of Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) that AcuSolve supports. A flexible ring is modeled using Practical Fluid Structure Interaction (P-FSI) and Direct Coupled Fluid Structure Interaction (DC-FSI)

Workshop16 - Rolling ship

This tutorial shows how to model a rolling ship using guide surface, free surface, and other mesh motion features.

ATCx - Altair Solvers Overview

An Altair solvers overview presentation given by Uwe Schramm, Chief Technical Officer, Altair, at ATCx West on June 18, 2014.

Workshop25 - Riser VIV

This tutorial shows how to set up a Practical FSI simulation. A flexible Riser is modeled

HyperWorks 12.0 Rollout Webinar Series Analyze and Optimize (Acusolve for CFD Analysis)



Smart Multiphysics Application of Computational Aero Acoustics using AcuSolve



Nippon Sharyo Uses AcuSolve Simulation to Make Japan’s Bullet Trains Safer, More Comfortable



Accurately Simulate Fluid Flow Analysis with AcuSolve CFD

AcuSolve™, part of the HyperWorks suite, is a leading general-purpose finite element-based Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) flow solver with superior robustness, speed, and accuracy. It is used by designers and research engineers at all levels of expertise, either as a standalone product or seamlessly integrated into a powerful design and analysis application. With AcuSolve, users can quickly obtain quality solutions without iterating on solution procedures or worrying about mesh quality or topology. This is the 45 minute introductory webinar recording demonstrating how the Next Generation Finite Element Based CFD Flow Solver is helping engineers efficiently perform CFD analysis, and see how you too can access this capability under your existing HyperWorks tokens! <i>This is the recording of the webinar that took place on June 20, 2012</i>

CFD Setup and Analysis in HyperWorks

HyperWorks provides a full suite of powerful tools for the CFD analyst. Using HyperWorks engineers can take multiple ways to achieve simulation goals easily and quickly. AcuSolve - Altair's finite element based CFD solver - guides engineers to make wise decisions by providing flow and thermal solution results. This webinar will give quick overview of these different workflows using HyperWorks, explaining why more and more CFD professionals use HyperWorks for CFD modeling, analysis and optimization. <br><br> <i>This is a recording of the webinar that took place on July 17, 2012</i>

Mahindra Two Wheelers Success Story

Two-Wheeler Designer-Manufacturer Cuts New Component Time to Market and Optimizes Component Design with the Altair Partner Alliance

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