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Success Story: IVECO Australia

HyperWorks and the Altair Partner Alliance Streamline Testing of Truck Components at IVECO Australia

More Efficient and Economic Injection Mold Tools thanks to Topology Optimization, CFD Simulation and 3D Printing

Toolmaking is usually characterized by cost-intensive, custom made, single-unit production. To create innovative tools, the industry increasingly relies on new manufacturing methods such as 3D printing. To meet market demand, PROTIQ GmbH, a spinoff from Phoenix Contact needed to increase productivity through more efficient injection mold tools. The Altair solution included development of optimized tools using simulation, optimization and additive manufacturing (model setup with HyperMesh, topology optimization and FE analysis with OptiStruct, CFD analysis with AcuSolve and refinement with solidThinking Evolve. The benefits included increased productivity due to shorter production cycles, weight reduction of 75%, shortened development time and production costs reduced by 25%.

Less Interior Squeak and Rattle Noise Using a Simulation Driven Design Approach

In the development of new vehicles, the PSA Group aimed to detect Squeak and Rattle (S&R) problems before availability of physical testing. This led to a collaboration between PSA’s method development engineering team and Altair’s domain experts.

Case Study: Denso Subros Thermal Engineering Center

Denso Subros Thermal Engineering Center (DSEC) Develops Fatigue Analysis Workflow with Altair OptiStruct and Moldex3D and nCode DesignLife available via the Altair Partner Alliance.

Subros Leverages Altair HyperWorks® to Build Optimized Product Designs While Reducing 60% Simulation Time and 40% Prototyping Costs

Subros is the leading manufacturer of thermal products for automotive applications in India and operates in technical collaboration with Denso. Being a major supplier of AC units to the predominant automotive segments and all classes of vehicles produced by global players in the country, it is very important for Subros to honor deadlines of product delivery with agreed benchmarks of quality. The Subros team has used Altair solutions such HyperMesh for FE modeling, RADIOSS and OptiStruct for structural analysis, AcuSolve for flow analysis, and solidThinking Inspire for Modal Analysis

Mando Softtech India Achieves Greater Simulation Accuracy with Altair HyperWorks®

As Manufacturers of Automotive Components such as Chassis and Brakes, Mando Softtech India has to ensure that they maintain highest performance and quality standards of the products they develop. Implementation of Altair HyperWorks solutions has helped them considerably reduce their product development time and costs, while augmenting product quality. Their overall development time was reduced by up to 30 to 40%.

ICAT Achieves Robust Structural Integrity of their Automotive Components using Altair HyperWorks®

The International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) is an automotive testing and R&D centre. In their pursuit to carve a niche as a one-stop solution for the automotive industry’s needs in the areas of product design, testing and validation, the ICAT team required a very advanced suite of software solutions. They needed a software suite that would save them time, money and also help in all phases of product development. The Altair software suite has greatly helped the team in providing timely and appropriate solutions to their clients.

A Unique Design Enables Bladeless Wind Turbines to Harness Energy

Vortex Bladeless engineers created prototypes of this innovative wind turbine a couple of years ago. To reduce development time and cost, they turned to finite-element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solutions to hone their designs and product development process. Computational modeling helps to confirm that an innovative design for a bladeless wind turbine will fly. <br><br>By Beverly A. Beckert<br> <i>Concept To Reality</i> Winter/ Spring 2017<br> <a href="http://www.altair.com/MagazineForm.aspx?campaign=&showRating=false" target="_blank">Subscribe to C2R Magazine</a><br><br>

Simulation Speeds Roll Cage Design

Australian company relies on virtual tools to test the roll cage structures that keep motorsports drivers safe. Bremar Automotion provides simulation, testing, validation and design optimization services. <br><br> By Beverly A. Beckert<br> <i>Concept To Reality</i> Winter/ Spring 2017<br> <a href="http://www.altair.com/MagazineForm.aspx?campaign=&showRating=false" target="_blank">Subscribe to C2R Magazine</a>

Lighter, farther, faster, greener: TUfast Eco team drives to success with HyperWorks

For the Shell Eco-marathon, an international contest for sustainable mobility, student teams from schools and universities all over the world design vehicles that are as energy-efficient as possible. After passing a technical check, the vehicles compete for energy efficiency. In this discipline the vehicles are evaluated for the vehicle’s reach per kWh. To compete in this category, a driver with a minimum weight of 50 kg has to drive a distance of 17.9 km in less than 43 minutes. The challenge for the TUfast Eco team was breaking the world record for efficient vehicles and participation in the Shell Eco-marathon. The Altair solution included topology optimization with HyperWorks.

Use Case: OptiStruct with Moldex3D for Structure Analysis

Evaluating product design using OptiStruct and Moldex3D as an alternative to costly and time consuming mold trials.

Benefits of the Symbiosis of Topology Optimization and Additive Manufacturing in Architecture

The challenge was to investigate the potential offered by the symbiosis of topology optimization and additive manufacturing for architectural projects. The Altair solution included the use of the HyperWorks suite, especially OptiStruct for optimization tasks. The benefits were reduced construction time and costs due to decreased material usage while receiving better and more esthetic results.

Harita Seating Standardizes on Altair Suite of HyperWorks for all CAE Applications

HYperWorks used by leading Indian manufacturer of seating systems Harita, for homologation testing, regulations and crash analysis for all commercial vehicle seats, bus passenger seats and tractor & off-road seats

Inspired by Nature: Electric Motorcycle goes 3D - Combining Topology Optimization, New Materials, and Additive Manufacturing in the Development of the Airbus APWorks Light Rider Results in a Revolutionary Lightweight Design

The Airbus APWorks Light Rider is the world's first 3D printed motorcycle prototype. Altair OptiStruct® was used for inspiration of its organic structure. Using additive manufacturing, a simulation-driven design process approach and topology optimization during the process achieved optimum lightweight design.

Close Hauled with Hyperworks - Student Team of Politecnico di Torino Sails Away from Competition

The project focused on the design and construction of a skiff, a particular kind of sail boat, within the given regatta regulation. With its modeling and calculation tools, HyperWorks helped the team to significantly reduce weight while increasing stiffness, while saving time and costs.

HyperWorks Enables Ingeniacity to Reduce Mass of Sailing Yacht Composite Bowsprit by 65%

Altair's HyperWorks Suite provided the pre-processing, optimization and FE-solving tools to help create a new bowsprit design that was 34kg lighter than the previous model

Success Story: OHB System AG

HyperWorks and the Altair Partner Alliance Streamline Development Process of Optical Satellite Components at OHB System AG.

APWorks Choses OptiStruct for Topology Optimisation for the 3D Printed Light Rider

Despite its skeletal appearance, the Light Rider is an extremely strong yet lightweight electric motorcycle designed by Airbus subsidiary APWorks as a showcase of what’s possible when OptiStruct's topology optimisation is coupled with metallic 3D printing. Written by Tanya Weaver from DEVELOP3D.

Using Topology Optimization with solidThinking Inspire for Improved Casted Rail Compoments

A simulation driven approach was taken using solidThinking Inspire for topology optimization, Evolve for shape refinements and HyperWorks for FE analysis for the optimization of an existing component design to be manufactured with casting/AM technologies

A Vision of Tomorrow's Architechture: Designing the LAVA Bionic Tower

Exploring design variants with OptiStruct's FE-based topology optimization to generate a free-form exoskeleton structure

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.

Biberach University of Applied Science, Institute for Architecture and Urban Development

Create modern, functional, stiff, and light architectural designs. Altair OptiStruct used to create feasible designs

Robot Bike Co.

Developing a Fully Customizable, Additively Manufactured Mountain Bike

Implementing CAE into the Design Process for Composite Tennis Racquets at Wilson Sporting Goods

Wilson Labs, the innovation hub at Wilson Sporting Goods, leveraged OptiStruct and Altair ProductDesign for composites finite element analysis to reduce design cycle time and enhance product value.

VTT optimises industrial valve block for Additive Manufacturing

Reprint of the article published on Metal AM - vol. 2 no. 1 Spring 2016

Thales Alenia Space

Companies from across a wide range of industries are attempting to find the potential impact that additive manufacturing (AM) could have on design and manufacturing processes. During its own efforts to explore AM and its potential for space satellite development programs, Thales Alenia Space Spain wanted to conduct a research project to see how optimization techniques could be used in conjunction with new manufacturing technology. The primary objective of the study was to use design optimization techniques to reduce the thermal compliance of a satellite’s aluminium filter bracket, while also optimizing the component for weight and readying the final design for the additive manufacturing process.

Advanced Composite Material Calculations at eStress Using HyperWorks, LAP and CoDA

eStress' needed to develop a practical and generalized approach to assess the behavior of curved composite beams under corner unfolding loading for design sizing. This process shows how HyperWorks, LAP and CoDA worked together to achieve this.

Optimized Design for 3D Printed Valve Block Sheds Weight, Size and Gains Improved Performance

Not every component or product is suitable for 3D printing, depending on its size, form and design as well as the quantity needed. A valve block is very suitable for 3D printing and has a high potential for improvement in weight, performance, and design freedom when additively manufactured.

Composite Rotor Blade Analysis using Altair HyperWorks

As part of a senior design project – the design and analysis of a coaxial rotor craft – Christopher Van Damme, at the time of the project senior undergraduate student within the department of Engineering Mechanics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, had to analyze a composite made helicopter rotor blade. In his analysis he had to employ Computer-Aided Engineering tools to cover the required studies regarding static, modal, frequency response, and dynamic analysis of the rotor.

Structural Design of Concrete Shells in Seismic Areas Using HyperWorks

Challenge: Structural optimization to design expressive structures that can safely be employed in seismic areas Altair Solution: Investigate shell structures

SOGECLAIR Aerospace Employs HyperWorks to Optimize Additively Manufactured Aircraft Components: Topology optimization of a large engine pylon structure

To find new development and manufacturing approach to reduce weight while ensuring safety, HyperWorks offers SOGECLAIR Aerospace an innovative, streamlined development environment with more design freedom, faster development cycles, and lower costs. A CAE-driven design process combining topology optimization using OptiStruct and Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM).

Student Racing Team from Politecnico di Torino uses HyperWorks to Improve Weight, Manufacturability, and the Performance of Race Car

The students used HyperWorks which resulted in a weight reduction of 30% for those parts that were taken under consideration.

Student Team H2polit0 of Politecnico of Torino Applied HyperWorks to Reduce Vehicle Weight and Fuel Consumption on Shell Eco Marathon Europe Competition

Student teams from around the world participate in the Shell Eco-marathon (SEM), a unique low energy consumption competition for student teams. Within the competition the teams strive to design, build and drive the most energy-efficient car. In three annual events in Asia, Americas, and Europe, student teams compete on the track to see who goes furthest on the least amount of fuel. The competition evaluates different aspects of the car, the most important of which is of course the energy consumption: the less energy the car needs, the better it will rank.

Design and Optimization of a High Performance C-Class Catamaran with HyperWorks

Born in 1961, based on a challenge between Great Britain and the United States about who builds the fastest catamarans, the ‘C-Class’ has been the driver of many innovations in the world of multihull sailing.

Climbing the Winner’s Podium with HyperWorks

HyperWorks allows for the option to increase the stiffness of the wheel shell through the use of OptiStruct. By applying HyperWorks to their composite design and development process the team was able to increase the stiffness of the chosen components by 10 percent while learning how to do a structural layout of carbon fiber composites.

ThyssenKrupp Elevator

ThyssenKrupp Elevator wanted to explore ways to ensure that an innovative, ropeless elevator system design was as lightweight as possible in order to maximize the loading capacity of the cabins. Altair ProductDesign was selected to explore methods and materials that could help to minimize the weight of the design due to the company’s experience in removing mass from products in the automotive and aerospace sectors.

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.

Application of HyperWorks for Collaborative/Global Computer-Aided Engineering And Design Instruction at Brigham Young University

For a recent ME 471 class, a team of five students re-engineered the chassis/suspension platform for a 1969 Chevrolet Camero. At the conclusion of the project, the team presented a comprehensive review of their re-design vehicle to a panel of PACE program representatives and partners. Key to arriving at an efficient design was the early application of Altair topology optimization to the chassis, suspension, and wheel design of the vehicle. Altair HyperMesh was applied to generate finite element models that formed the basis for the topology optimization studies. The team results showed that  The chassis mass was reduced by 34% through the application of topology optimization. The suspension control arm mass was reduced by 28%. The team was able to apply the Altair HyperWorks simulation tools in a seamless manner with the Catia-based CAD data that was generated for the vehicle re-design.

Indian Engineering Institute CoEP Establishes CAE Optimization Center Employing Altair HyperWorks

This success story illustrates how a reputed engineering institute of national acclaim has set-up a CAE - Optimization Lab, equipped with Altair HyperWorks CAE tools, to expose their students to the latest technologies in product design, analysis, and optimization. Within the range of the CAE - Optimization Lab, CoEP has launched various courses to impart knowledge on Altair HyperWorks. This CoEP initiative bridges the gap between industry expectations and needs and the knowledge that graduating students possess. Being trained on advanced and contemporary technologies such as the HyperWorks suite has opened new opportunities for students to embark their career, has improved the national ranking of the college due to investing in a modern and robust infrastructure, and also has benefitted the industry by creating a talent pool of well-trained manpower, available to work on breakthrough engineering initiatives.

Haier Redesigns Air Conditioners and Packaging with Altair HyperWorks to Eliminate Drop Damage

Haier Group is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of home appliances and consumer electronics. The company is the leader of its industry in China, where it is headquartered.<br><br> Haier ships its products all across the globe and in more than 100 countries, so well designed product packaging is crucial to the company’s ability to deliver products without damage to even the farthest destinations.<br><br> Download the Case study to see how Altair was able to reduce costs of physical testing and eliminate drop damage using simulated drop testing with HyperWorks.

Re-Loc

Re-Loc is a UK based company that developed a new product to help to accelerate the process of positioning metal reinforcement bars inside concrete bricks. The Re-Loc product is a clip that fits tightly inside the brick’s cavity and attaches to the bar, holding it securely in place as the cavity is fillled with concrete. The team had already developed a rough design and proved that it could perform its intended job, but problems arose when it came to the high manufacturing cost of the product. Re-Loc approached Altair ProductDesign to explore ways of reducing material use and cost from the part and to bring the design to a production level.

Simulation Powers Development of Professional Power Tools

CAE is a core element in developing high-end, long-lasting professional power tools at DeWalt, a Stanley Black & Decker brand. <br><br> By Evelyn Gebhardt<br> <i>Concept To Reality</i> Winter/ Spring 2015 <br> <a href="http://www.altair.com/MagazineFreeSubscription.aspx" target="_blank">Subscribe to C2R Magazine</a><br><br>

Optimization Technology: Leveraging a Solid Foundation to Innovate Better Products

Steady improvements in the OptiStruct solver platform over 20 years have enabled users to tackle increasingly complex design challenges. Now, OptiStruct in combination with 3D printing helps to achieve more efficient structural designs. <br><br> By Uwe Schramm<br> <i>Concept To Reality</i> Winter/ Spring 2015 <br> <a href="http://www.altair.com/MagazineFreeSubscription.aspx" target="_blank">Subscribe to C2R Magazine</a><br><br>

OptiStruct Plays a Key Role in the Air Wing Design for a Multi-Disciplinary, Collaborative University Capstone Design Project

The Georgia Tech Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) took the lead in collaborating with five Universities to develop a senior-level capstone design course that would give engineering students collaborative design experience using state-of the art computational tools. The multi-disciplinary course was completed over two semesters. Students, under the direction of University professors and industrial mentors, completed a fixed-wing aircraft design.

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

Monash Motorsport takes advantage of optimization and additive manufacturing technologies and wins again!

Since their first Australian SAE Student Racing competition in 2000, the Monash Motorsport team has steadily improved the performance of their race car. Recently the students discovered the benefits of combining Altair‘s OptiStruct optimization technology and 3D printing. Based on an initial prototype rear hub design from the 2013 car, the team proceeded to pursue titanium front hubs and uprights to decrease the car’s unsprung mass. This was a tough challenge, since the former design was already made of lightweight aluminum. To tackle this, Monash Motorsport employed Altair’s optimization technology OptiStruct to design and optimize a titanium upright, which was then produced using additive manufacturing technology from CSIRO. As a result, the students were able to reduce the component’s weight by a further 30 percent whilst maintaining the component stiffness and reducing the development time and costs.

In Search of the Perfect Snowmobile Design

Polaris uses optimization software to achieve lightweight designed and recede time to market. Learn how in this reprint of an article published on the January 2015 issue of Desktop Engineering magazine.

RUAG Space - Satellite Antenna Bracket

Weight reduction is a decisive factor in the space industry, since the lighter a satellite is, the less it costs to send it into space. Since 2013, RUAG Space has been conducting intensive research and development work to investigate how to ‘print’ its components using an Additive Manufacturing (AM) process. The goal of the engineers was to take full advantage of the design freedom AM offers and to create an aluminum component that would be significantly stiffer while at the same time lighter than the original design. In addition, RUAG’s engineers also wanted to cut down design and development time to get results and the final component faster.

EDAG: Developing Commercial Vehicles Inspired by Nature

As Germany's largest independent engineering partner to the worldwide automotive industry, EDAG is continuously seeking for new technology and for innovative processes to streamline vehicle development.

Applying Optimization Technology to Drive Design of a 100-Meter Composite Wind Turbine Blade

This presentation demonstrates how numerical optimization can be applied using OptiStruct to aid in the design development of a 100-meter composite wind turbine blade.

Combining topology optimization with laser additive manufacturing reveals new potential for lightweight structures

Challenge: Development of design and optimization methods to improve components made with laser additive manufacturing methods. Altair Solution: HyperWorks, OptiStruct, Simulation Driven Design Process Benefits: increased material efficiency, lighter and stiffer structures, less user training required, flexible and adaptable manufacturing process

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.

Fully automated in a single process: Optimization and manufacturing of CFRP components

Use of HyperWorks and adapted threestep optimization process for Composite materials integrated in the production process Benefits:<ul><li>process suitable for large volume series</li><li>flexibility in production</li><li>short learning curve for users</li><li>light and yet stiff components </li></ul>

Rolo Bikes

Rolo Bikes approached Altair ProductDesign due to its familiarity with the HyperWorks suite and expertise in the application of CAE techniques to optimize carbon fiber structures. The objective of the program was to optimize a new bike frame to achieve world leading performance for weight, stiffness and comfort. In addition, the team was also tasked with developing an efficient and cost effective virtual testing process to analyze the performance of future bike frames from Rolo and other partner companies.

HyperWorks helps ACENTISS in the development of Elias, a new electrically powered ultra-lightweight airplane

Recently, ACENTISS has developed the all-electric technology demonstrator ELIAS (Electric Aircraft IABG ACENTISS) based on the one-seater UL aircraft ELECTRA ONE from PC-AERO GmbH. To perform all the needed engineering and development work of the project ACENTISS applied Altair’s HyperWorks suite.

CAE Technology Applicable to the Aerospace Industry - JEC Reprint

In this article, published on the May 2014 issue of JEC Composites Magazine, Shan Nageswaran explains why the latest version of HyperWorks® represents the most advanced evolution of computer-aided engineering (CAE) technology applicable to the aerospace industry.

Luxon Engineering Applies Optimization-driven Design to Motocross Components

The motorcycles used in motocross racing demand light weight and high strength components in order to gain a performance advantage over the competition. In this video testimonial Billy Wight, President of Luxon Engineering, presents a case study of applying Altair HyperWorks optimization techniques in the design of a motocross triple clamp assembly and rear suspension linkage.

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.

Reducing Weight and Maximising Fuel Efficiency of a Formula Student Car with OptiStruct

Durham University Electric Motorsport (DUEM), are a UK-based team of students who design, build and race electric vehicles. In this project, DUEM wanted to demonstrate how they have applied the latest weight saving technology to achieve a faster, more efficient car by optimising an upright design for multiple load cases. As existing users of the Altair HyperWorks simulation suite, the DUEM team looked to OptiStruct to help meet this challenge.

Aircraft Carrier Alliance

<b>Creating a Structurally Efficient Design for the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier</b><br><br>When making key decisions at the concept and preliminary design phases of a naval ship project, the designer is often obliged to work with limited data on the major structural design drivers for the vessel. This can lead to a largely subjective design approach which can result in inefficiency and even structural problems being locked-in from the start. To solve any issues, increased material use, weight and unnecessary complexity, as well as high design and manufacture costs can be introduced to the end product. To evaluate the potential of simulation-driven design under the unique requirements of naval ship design, the ACA partnered with Altair ProductDesign.

When Engineering Intuition is Not Enough

A new technology helps design engineers quickly create dramatically lighter structures — and better understand the effects of material placement in whatever they’re developing.<br><br> By Beverly A. Beckert<br> <i>Concept To Reality</i> Winter 2013 <a href="http://www.altair.com/MagazineFreeSubscription.aspx">Subscribe to C2R Magazine</a>

Using Analysis to Innovate with New Materials

Analysis and optimization tools enable Samsung engineers to reduce the cost of appliances without sacrificing performance.<br><br> By Beverly A. Beckert<br> <i>Concept to Reality</i> Winter 2013 <a href="http://www.altair.com/MagazineFreeSubscription.aspx">Subscribe to C2R Magazine</a>

Success Story: Mahindra Two Wheelers

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

Success Story: M.TEC

M.TEC Engineering Continues to Benefit and Yield New Business Due to Advantages of the Altair Partner Alliance (APA)

Case Study Sogeclair

Case Study about Sogeclair's use of HyperWorks Industry: Aerospace interiors Challenge: Development of new flooring concept to fix the cabin seats while realizing a lighter structure, adjustable panels for all types of aircraft, and an easier installation and maintenance. Altair Solution: Use of HyperWorks, especially HyperMesh and HyperView as a pre- and postprocessor, OptiStruct for optimization issues, RADIOSS for linear and nonlinear simulation, and solidThinking Evolve/Inspire for concept modeling Benefits:<ul><li>Saving development time and costs</li> <li>Use a new approach in the design leveraging optimization</li> <li>Reduce product weight through structural optimization of composite components</li></ul>

Assa Ashuach uses solidThinking Inspire to Optimise 3D Printed Stool Design

Industrial Research and product design consultancy Assa Ashuach Studio, design and manufacture lifestyle products and also limited edition studio pieces using new design and production methods to achieve unique forms and aesthetic qualities.

Renault

<b>An Innovative Approach to Lighter and More Efficient Powertrains</b><br><br> Carmakers the world over are investing heavily in the development of lighter vehicles and more economical engines that can go further on less fuel. Renault’s powertrain division wanted to further decrease the weight and increase the performance of existing and in-devolopment engines by redesigning key components to use a minimum amount of material. As an existing user of Altair’s simulation solutions, Renault approached Altair ProductDesign to assist in the development of the required optimization design methods and processes for use at component and sub-system levels.

Success Story: HBPO GmbH Achieves Flexibility and Cost Efficiency in Automotive Development By Leveraging the APA

HBPO GmbH optimizes their design process by utilizing multiple products, such as Moldex3D, Total Materia and MADYMO, alongside HyperWorks products for the development of their front end modules.

Altair Products and Partners Offering Assist Commercial Vehicles Seat Manufacturer to Enhance its Development Process

Isringhausen applies DesignLife, Moldex3D, and Total Materia alongside RADIOSS, OptiStruct and other HyperWorks tools to optimize weight and durability of their customized seats while still meeting safety standards.

Creactive Design

<b>Using Optimization to Improve the Design of a Classroom</b><br><br> Product design consultancy and structural engineering partner, Creactive Design, wanted to explore the possibility of utilizing optimization technologies to improve the design of a cross-functional roof for an innovative new classroom environment. The classrooms, under development at architecture firm, Future Systems, would be prefabricated in glass reinforced plastic (GRP) to a high standard, making them energy efficient, durable and eminently replicable. The ambitious project was called the “World Classroom”. Creactive approached Altair ProductDesign, to assist in this explorative project due to Altair’s reputation for developing the market leading optimization software solution, OptiStruct.

Samsung Uses OptiStruct to Redesign Washing Machine Component for Optimized Weight and Material Usage

To carry out optimization on the pulley, Suzhou Samsung chose OptiStruct, a key component of Altair’s HyperWorks suite of computer-aided engineering tools and a modern structural analysis and optimization solver. “OptiStruct provided us with important optimization features,” said Mr. Cheng, “such as topology, size and shape optimization. We were particularly interested in topology optimization to obtain the most efficient structure or distribution of material used in the structure.”

HyperWorks, especially OptiStruct is one of the central tools supporting the CAE efforts of BASF Engineering Plastics

Mathematical optimisation methods can provide significant support in virtual CAE part development. In the early phases of the project topology optimisation affords valuable clues to the design of the geometry of the part.

Danish Team Uses HyperWorks to Prove the Value of Topology Optimization for Concrete Architectural Structures

Denmark’s Aarhus School of Architecture was interested in exploring the potential of applying the kind of simulation-based topology optimization used in the automotive, aeronautical and naval industries to architectural concrete structures and coupling it with robotic fabrication of polystyrene formwork for concrete casting. Led by Per Dombernowsky, who served as project manager and engineer, and Asbjørn Søndergaard, who headed the project’s design and optimization aspects, the combined academic and industrial team created the Unikabeton Prototype project.

Innovating in the Cloud

CAE cloud computing speeds innovation and cuts bottom-line IT costs. <br><br> By Dale Dunlap and Ravi Kunju<br> <i>Concept To Reality</i> Summer / Fall 2012 <a href="http://www.altair.com/MagazineFreeSubscription.aspx">Subscribe to C2R Magazine</a>

Simulation: The Connection between Speed and Safety in Racing

Chassis manufacturer relies on simulation and optimization to develop the fastest – and safest – race cars on today’s circuits.<br><br> By Luca Pignacca<br> <i>Concept To Reality</i> Summer / Fall 2012 <a href="http://www.altair.com/MagazineFreeSubscription.aspx">Subscribe to C2R Magazine</a>

[AB]structures Relies on HyperWorks in Developing Three Record Breaking Round the World Racing Yachts

[AB]structures, an Italian structural design and engineering company, used the CAE suite HyperWorks first for the Volvo Ocean Race in 2006 to design the yacht for the ABN AMRO White team and has used it since then successfully for several other Volvo Ocean Race and America’s Cup yachts. This year [AB]structures used HyperWorks to structurally design and optimize three VO70 Round The World Racing Yachts for the 2011 – 2012 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. This included the yacht Groupama 4, skippered by Franck Cammas, which claimed victory on July 9, 2012 in Galway, Ireland, after 9 months and more than 37,000 nautical miles sailed around the world under the harshest conditions.

Mabe - Improved Protection of White Goods through Packaging Optimization

For white goods manufacturer Mabe, the quality of the design and engineering of their home appliances is paramount. The products need to be highly robust as well as visually appealing but must also arrive with the customer in perfect condition. The appliances’ packaging must be equally well designed to protect from drops, impacts and other disruption events, but over-protecting the goods can result in significantly higher costs. The objectives of this project were to use the HyperWorks suite to simulate the effect of the distribution environment events to a washer and dryer product and perform optimization to improve product protection while reducing material costs and weight.

Formidable Challenges in Formula Student Racing

<b>Industry:</b> University<br> <b>Challenge:</b> Remove weight and improve performance from vehicles<br> <b>Altair Solution:</b> Optimization with HyperWorks tools<br> <b>Benefits:</b> <ul><li>Reduce weight of vehicle while keeping or increasing the component stiffness <li>Speed up time of development process <li>Save material and real-world testing <li>Reach top rankings during competitions </ul>

Altair BUSolutions

<b>Developing the World’s First Series Hydraulic Hybrid Bus</b><br><br> The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requires modern transit bus systems to provide more efficient services across America. Currently, U.S. public bus transit authorities are subsidized to meet operating budgets with State and local subsidies exceeding $19 billion per year and Federal subsidies exceed $7 billion per year. The goal of the BUSolutions project is to design and manufacturer a new bus with improved fuel economy, lower emissions and a lower life cycle cost than today’s buses.

Van-Rob Expands the Scope of Its Projects, Saves Time and Money, Using Altair Partner Alliance Software in Designing Automotive Assemblies

Van-Rob, a tier-one automotive supplier headquartered in Aurora, Ontario, designs and manufactures metal stampings, modular welded assemblies, structural welded assemblies, and mechanical assemblies. Van-Rob needed upgraded its durability and fatigue technology to satisfy customer demand, but infrequent use made it difficult to justify cost. Altair’s APA licensing model allowed Van-Rob to use nCode DesignLife for durability analysis without needing to spend resources on additional licensing.

Simulation Streamlines Aircraft Door Development

The Eurocopter Group leverages analysis to cut design time and automate the process of developing safe aircraft closures.<br><br> By Michele Macchioni<br> <i>Concept To Reality</i> Summer/Fall 2011

Bird Strike Simulation Takes Flight

The increasing number of bird-plane impacts gives rise to new CAE methods to address aircraft safety.<br><br> By Robert Yancey<br> <i>Concept To Reality</i> Summer/Fall 2011

Structural Optimization Helps Launch Space Payloads

Aerospace company employs simulation software to reduce weight in the Launch Abort Manifold for the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle.<br><br> By Blaine E. Phipps, Michael H. Young and Nathan G. Christensen<br> <i>Concept To Reality</i> Summer/Fall 2011

Topology Optimisation of an Aerospace Part to be Produced by Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM)

OptiStruct helped EADS achieve significant weight savings in the design of ALM (additive Layer Manufacturing) components.

MCE-5 DEVELOPMENT uses HyperWorks Suite to optimize engine performance

MCE-5 DEVELOPMENT is developing the MCE-5 VCRi variable compression ratio engine which reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions from 20% to 35%. The MCE-5 VCRi engine provides a concrete technological and commercial response to the environmental, energy and economic challenges faced by the automotive industry. The MCE-5 VCRi engine combines advantages of both Diesel and gasoline.<br><br> For more information on the MCE-5 VCRi project, please visit: <a href="http://www.VCR-i.com" target="_blank">www.VCR-i.com</a>.

Cleveland Golf Drives Product Innovation Through Simulation and Optimization Using HyperWorks

Much more goes into a golf club than simply wood, iron and graphite. To shape the performance, the distinctive appearance, the personalized feel and even the sound of the club striking the ball, manufacturers must precisely engineer every aspect of the design. Today, simulation-driven design has dramatically reduced development time for new golf clubs while allowing them to meet strict regulations more efficiently.

Bloodhound SSC: On Track to Break the World Land Speed Record

Designers of an innovative supersonic car draw on technology to address engineering challenges – and to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists.<br><br> By Beverly A. Beckert <i>Concept To Reality</i> Spring/Summer 2010

Forklift Manufacturer Cuts Pre-Processing Time in Half and Solves Stubborn Design Problems with Altair’s HyperWorks Suite

The main goal of NMHG and Chief Engineer Dr. Pedro Bastias was to virtually design, test and evaluate each product before any physical prototypes are made. Using HyperWorks, NMHG is saving time, cutting costs and identifying new ways to resolve stubborn engineering problems.

HyperWorks Improves Development Processes in Automotive Industry

In 2008 PWO Germany (Progress-Werk Oberkirch AG) had to develop and produce a new steel made automotive cross car beam (CCB) for the dash board of a new car. PWO received the CAD model, the design space definition and other pre-defined standards of the component from the customer and developed and produced the fitting cross beam based on this information. PWO used the HyperWorks Suite to develop the component. HyperMesh was used to transfer the CAD model into a FEA model, which was then used to run dedicated analysis and simulation tasks. To fulfill the requirements for crash and modal analysis, the company used OptiStruct to optimize the component, RADIOSS and other external solver to run the calculations and HyperView for the post processing. HyperForm was used to check the production feasibility of the individual components and for metal forming simulation tasks. It was important for PWO to have a software suite available that could cover all simulation tasks within one graphical user interface and licensing system.

HyperWorks Improves Development Processes at Automotive Consultancy

csi entwicklungstechnik GmbH, a leading engineering service provider for the automotive industry has enhanced its simulation power with Altair‘s HyperWorks Suite. The company consolidated its CAE tools and now uses the large scale of HyperWorks, which offers a solution for almost every application needed in modern product development. csi will apply OptiStruct for optimization tasks, MotionView and MotionSolve for multi-body applications, and HyperMesh for pre-processing tasks. Additionally HyperShape/CATIA will be used for CAD integrated optimization and weight reduction.

Improving Efficiency and Accuracy at Eaton Aerospace with HyperWorks

The Hydraulic Systems Division of Eaton’s Aerospace Group designs hydraulic components and systems on many of the world’s military and commercial aircraft in the skies today. Eaton uses Altair HyperWorks within it's simulation processes to improve solution efficiency and accuracy.

Structural Innovation Takes Shape

Structural optimization plays a key role enabling Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP to create buildings with unique shapes and aesthetic values.<br><br> This article was featured in the Spring/Summer 2009 issue of <i>Concept to Reality</i>. To subscribe to our <b>free</b> magazine, please <a href="http://www.altairhyperworks.com/MagazineFreeSubscription.aspx">click here</a>.

Innovative Design Analysis Solutions to Handle the Complexity of Modern Structures

This is a press article published by CAD User Magazine in June 2009. "The signature buildings that architects love to put up these days might be designed to enhance the architect’s reputation along with the skyline of the client city, but their increasing complexities of shape pose significant challenges for the builders. In the first instance such large projects are never single sourced. They rely on close integration between a number of partners, each addressing significant issues. Secondly, they come with demands for shorter development times with increased pressure to reduce engineering costs (engineering, because of the complexity of the projects, being a major cost element)."

Altair® HyperWorks® and Product Design Consultation at Force Protection

At Force Protection Inc. Altair HyperWorks and Product Design work together to increase CAE throughput and improve survivability prediction in a new class of military vehicles built for unconventional warfare.

HyperWorks at B/E Aerospace: Lighter, Safer Seats for Airline Passengers

When you settle in for a flight on a major airline, you are probably in a seat and surrounded by equipment designed and built by B/E Aerospace. With design and manufacturing facilities across the globe, B/E Aerospace is the leading manufacturer of cabin interior products for commercial and private passenger aircraft. One of B/E Aerospace’s leading products is its line of commercial and business airline seats. These seats are engineered and tested at its Commercial Airplane Products Group in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

OptiStruct Technology Application in Early Concept Design Stage Enables Weight Reduction of Cast and Forged Parts

Using Altair OptiStruct, India based Ashok Leyland was able to reduce cost and improve reliability of the components in their stride towards design an development of innovative, optimal and robust design solutions. Leveraging OptiStruct's technology was able to take quick and reliable design directions on the track rod lever.

OptiStruct Cuts Development Time to Design a Light Weight and More Durable Window Regulator Lift Plate at ArvinMeritor

Using Altair OptiStruct, ArvinMeritor was able to design a lighter weight window regulator lift plate which eased assembly. The new snap-fit design reduced the material compared to original design, without sacrificing performance and durability.

Product Development Success Hinges on the Pursuit of Innovation

Introducing simulation tools into the design and manufacturing process has enabled Multimatic to transform innovative ideas into patented products.

Biomedical Research at the Scripps Clinic: Modeling Orthopedic Implants with Altair HyperWorks

Every year, countless people — regardless of their age or level of physical activity — begin to experience the effects of osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease. As we age, the cartilage that cushions the joints begins to deteriorate. The head of the adjacent bones begin to break down from the friction, causing pain in the joint. When the condition worsens and non- surgical remedies are exhausted, surgeons may recommend joint replacement. Typically, titanium alloy implants are lined with plastics that act as cartilage and are fixed in place with cement or screws by the surgeon. The implants can give patients a new lease on life, dramatically reducing pain and improving mobility. However, questions naturally arise in the patient’s mind: How much range of motion will I have in the new joint? How much strength will I recover? And how long will the new joint last?

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