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Better Indoor Climate thanks to Simulation and Optimization

Kampmann GmbH is an internationally leading specialist for heating, cooling, air-conditioning and integrated building automation. Within their virtual development process they are using the Altair HyperWorks® software suite, in particular AcuSolve®, the CFD solver; OptiStruct®, the suite's FE-solver and an optimization tool; and HyperMesh® for modeling and meshing tasks. For plant control design, Kampmann is currently considering solidThinking Activate®, a mapping software for control systems. Thanks to simulation, Kampmann engineers are now able to answer questions regarding the internal processes of the system, which are difficult, if not impossible, to study through physical testing.

Smart City - Pozuelo Del Alarcón

The citizens of Pozuelo de Alarcón in Spain wanted a cleaner and more efficient city. The goals were to protect the environment, decrease energy consumption, reduce CO2 emissions, and control expenses. The city council used Carriots platform to realize its digital transformation by: • monitoring city infrastructures • Smart irrigation in 11 parks with humidity sensors • Smart parking in 970 spaces with mobile app • Smart street lights adjusting for weather & traffic

Surrogate Models for Antenna Placement on Large Platforms

The RF Engineering group at the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), develops advanced computational electromagnetics and multiphysics algorithms and tools, leveraging vast know-how in EMC for a wide range of applications. Typical challenges include electrically-large and multi-scale EM problems such as antenna placement on large platforms, and mutiphysics problems such as the electrical –thermal–mechanical analysis of composite materials. In a project that dealt with electrically large platforms, an efficient modelling tool was required to identify optimum antenna positions and minimize interference between various antennas. FEKO was used during the development process, helping to determine the design parameters of the surrogate models using its powerful optimization function.

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.

Explicit Dynamic Simulation of Tool Drop on the Outer Wing of the Swift020 Unmanned Aerial System using RADIOSS®

The successful launch of a new platform UAS is a comprehensive design engineering and manufacturing endeavor. The full lifecycle must consider maintenance and replacement components. As these requirements often require the use of tools (i.e. screw drivers, wrenches, pliers), the concern became apparent that as the flight surfaces are minimum gage, heavy tools dropped on the structure could cause irreparable damage. The objective of this project was to determine the specification for maximum maintenance tool weight such that, if dropped from a nominal height of 0.762 meters, would not cause permanent damage to any part of the Swift020 UAS. The Altair solution included a RADIOSS Explicit Dynamic Impact Simulation.

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%.

Topology optimization and new manufacturing methods enable lightweight design in agricultural engineering

Amazone develops and produces innovative agricultural technology, enabling and supporting modern and economical arable farming methods. For the re-design of an originally welded suspension component as a casting part, solidThinking Inspire was used for topology optimization. The benefits included increased durability by a factor of 2.5 and an 8% reduction in weight.

Ryerson’s International Hyperloop Team

Ryerson's International Hyperloop Team utilized solidThinking Inspire and metal additive manufacturing to redesign and produce a custom motor bracket for its Hyperloop Deployable Wheel System.

Wilson Golf

Wilson has a strong relationship with Altair, having worked alongside Altair ProductDesign on a number of successful projects in the past and valuing the broad range of simulation and design technologies available in the HyperWorks and solidThinking software suites. Altair’s technical and industrial design teams were selected to assist in the development of the show, working under the direction of Wilson Labs.

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>

Faraone

Faraone accelerates the design approach for lighter and stiffer architectural components with premium technology from solidThinking.

CalsonicKansei North America

CKNA contacted Altair ProductDesign for training on the Squeak and Rattle Director, which led to more in-depth consultation on the squeak and rattle methodologies, ultimately saving the company time and money by helping them identify detrimental issues early on and by improving vehicle quality.

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.

APEL Extrusions

APEL Extrusions employs solidThinking Click2Extrude for testing die extrusion performance. Click2Extrude allows APEL Extrusions to run numerous simulations while limiting both time and cost.

Alstom

Alstom utilized solidThinking Inspire to optimize an existing component design to be manufactured with casting or alternatively with additive manufacturing technologies. This resulted in a 70% weight reduction.

LEIBER Group

LEIBER utilized Inspire to design and optimize a vehicle suspension beam, resulting in over 50% mass savings.

Triton Bikes

Triton Bikes utilized solidThinking Inspire to Increase performance, decrease the overall weight, and simplify manufacturability of a 3D printed custom bike rear yoke.

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

High Performance Computing Speeds-up Optimization Processes for Tailor Rolled Blanks at Mubea

OEMs and suppliers include every possible technique to support lightweighting in the automotive industry. It is common to use optimization techniques in order to identify and tab existing lightweight potentials as well as design tailor rolled components in a vehicle, the design optimization of which is normally based on crash simulations. Due to the large size of these simulations, a single run can take 1 to 12 hours. To conduct all the simulation runs needed for assessment and evaluation of different design concepts, the use of HPC is necessary. HWUL- VA was able to reduce the turnaround time for a lightweight study significantly at Mubea.

Sintavia

Sintavia utilized solidThinking Inspire to prove the ability to additively manufacture optimized aerospace replacement parts that exceed existing part performance while decreasing the overall weight.

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.

Auburn University applies HyperWorks to Optimize the Design of Composite Suspension Components and Monocoque for a SAE Formula Student Racecar

To optimize the car performance, the Auburn University SAE Racing Team focused on selected components that were most promising in terms of mass reduction with equal or increased stiffness. HyperWorks enabled them to reduce component mass-to-stiffness ratio, thereby improving car performance, speed up development time, as well as grow in knowledge of composite material design and optimization

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

Gator Motorsports

Gator Motorsports utilized solidThinking Inspire to redesign its brake pedal, as well as suspension bell cranks. This resulted in increased stiffness and a reduction of weight.

Politecnico di Milano University

The Politecnico di Milano University used Inspire to quickly and easily find the ideal shapes and materials for three architectural design concepts.

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

Technische Universität Dresden

The team at Technische Universität Dresden used solidThinking Inspire to redesign a Formula Student steering column mount that saved 35% of the weight and is produced with additive manufacturing.

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

ESAComp for Aerospace

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

HyperWorks Becomes Part of Mechanical Engineering Curriculum at Dalhousie University

As a key industry tool, HyperWorks becomes part of the Curriculum, providing hands-on training to Mechanical Engineering Students at Dal

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.

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

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.

3D Systems

3D Systems utilized a process incorporating solidThinking Inspire to generate the ideal skateboard deck and truck material layout for a unique design now displayed at the Cooper Hewitt – Smithsonian Design Museum.

Baker Hughes Drills 60% off Product Development Time With HyperWorks-Driven Simulation

One of the world’s leading suppliers of oilfield services, products, technology and systems, Baker Hughes operates globally with nearly 59,000 employees. The company, headquartered in Houston, Texas, recently recorded $21.4 billion in annual revenue from sales of both services and highly innovative products for the world’s oil and natural gas industry.

Fluid - Structure Interaction Analysis and Optimization of an Automotive Component

This paper discusses the behavior of a flexible flap at the rear end of a generic car model under aerodynamic loads. A strong bidirectional coupling between the flap’s deflection and the flow field exists which requires this system to be simulated in a coupled fluid-structure manner.

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.

Establishing Simulation-Driven Design at Scania

Mikael Thellner from Scania Trucks talks about improved design processes thanks to solidThinking Inspire. Designers can evaluate their products in earlier stages due to the ability to do analyses themselves.

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

Scania

Scania uses Inspire to speed up its design and development process to produce lighter and more efficient components.

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.

MAHLE

Analysis of MAHLE's automotive components and systems creates a huge amount of simulation data which is used to generate project reports. This reporting process can be a slow, manual process that ties up a great deal of the engineering team’s time that could be better spent investigating the results. The company wanted to explore ways of streamlining its simulation results reporting process when developing new pistons and connecting rods.

AAM

AAM employed Inspire to redesign an automotive carrier with less weight (20%) and material usage than the original.

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.

Stanley Black & Decker Case Study

Stanley Black & Decker chose Altair’s HyperWorks Unlimited to optimize their CAE processes for power tool design, enabling them to explore concepts more deeply, reduce cycle times and make better decisions 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.

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.

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

Automation of Engineering Analysis and Design Process in Subsea Industry

Automation of Engineering Analysis and Design Process in Subsea Industry

CAE Simulation driven Product Development of Expandable Liner Hanger

CAE Simulation driven Product Development of Expandable Liner Hanger presentation given by Ganesh Nanaware of Baker Hughes at ATCx Energy 2014.

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>

Optimal Design Exploration Using Global Response Surface Method: Rail Crush

As design exploration and optimization methods have become commonly accepted across a range of industries, such as aerospace, automotive or oil and gas, they are frequently utilized as standard practice to efficiently produce designs and aid critical engineering decisions. The widespread acceptance of these methods coupled with the power of modern computing has led to applications across a range of design problems and ever-increasing complexity. The size and scope of this expansion continually pushes the boundaries of existing exploration and optimization methods. Furthermore, a complete exploration of the optimal design space includes computationally intensive features such as multi-objective optimization, to understand the trade-off between competing objectives, and global optimization, to avoid local extrema.

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.

Tesla Optimizes CAE - Desktop Engineering Reprint

Automating CAE connectors creation in HyperMesh and utilizing HyperStudy for pedestrian impact simulation helped optimize Tesla’s design cycle and get better crash and safety performance.

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.

HardMarque

HardMarque used both solidThinking Inspire and Evolve for concept generation and design refinement for an additive manufactured titanium piston.

Intel Solution Brief: Maximize Performance and Scalability of RADIOSS on Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 v2 Family-Based Platforms

This paper summarizes the findings of a benchmark study with RADIOSS and Intel® Xeon® processors. In the study, Altair benchmarked RADIOSS using a modified crash simulation model on a single-node platform -- RADIOSS was able to easily take advantage of all 60 cores, running the workload 2.75X faster than on a comparable 24-core platform.

Reducing Weld Distortion by 93% with HyperStudy

Gestamp Tallent Ltd is a world class designer, developer and manufacturer of cutting edge, chassis structural and suspension products, body in white structures, modules and systems for the automotive industry. Gestamp used the BMW MINI front subframe tower to demonstrate the weld distortion optimisation approach. The tower is particularly susceptible to distortion due to its tall and thin dimensions. The objective of this optimisation was to minimise the distortion of the tower measured by the displacement of the top of the tower as the weld sections cool. In order to further investigate weld removal optimisation they chose HyperStudy.

Peter Macapia Success Story

Acclaimed Architect Peter Macapia Explores New Architectural Frontiers with solidThinking Inspire

Peter Macapia, LabDORA

Architect Peter Macapia is exploring new frontiers in architectural design; a different way of looking at the design of buildings thanks to solidThinking Inspire.

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>

Simulation Tools: Driving the Future of Design

The Clemson University Deep Orange 3 program introduced future engineers to analysis software, enabling them to develop a novel sports car concept architecture.<br><br> By Dr. Paul Venhovens<br> <i>Concept To Reality</i> Winter 2013 <a href="http://www.altair.com/MagazineFreeSubscription.aspx">Subscribe to C2R Magazine</a>

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>

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.

Click2Cast & Inspire Use Case

Guide to using Click2Cast with solidThinking Inspire.

PBS Professional Drives Computational Science at Scuola Normale

PBS Professional is managing the DreamHPC cluster at Scuola Normale di Pisa, a 2600-core Dell cluster used for compute-intensive simulations requiring parallel efficiency, scalability and fast memory access.

PBS Professional Wins at NCI Raijin, Largest Supercomputer in Southern Hemisphere

Australia’s National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) chose PBS Professional to manage workload for its ‘Raijin’ cluster from Fujitsu, the largest supercomputing system in Australia with over 1000 users.

PBS Professional at Kirchhoff Automotive

Hear how Kirchhoff Automotive improves resource utilization with PBS Works Works suite of HPC solutions.

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.

PBS Pro at Czech National Supercomputing Center

The IT4I National Supercomputing Center uses PBS Professional to manage its new Bull cluster being shared by over 200 planned users. Center officials say PBS “provides the robust commercial functionality we need in a scheduler”

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.

Clemson University Chooses PBS Professional for HPC Workload Management

Clemson University's IT department, Clemson Computing and Information Technology (CCIT), selected PBS Professional over open-source alternatives for mission-critical workload management. “We were looking to fulfill two requirements that our open source scheduling tool could not handle – reliability/scalability and technical support. After evaluating workload management vendors, Altair’s PBS Professional scheduling software came out on top as the solution that met our HPC needs.”

Intel-Colfax-Altair Trial Cluster Testimonial: Nexteer Automotive

Nexteer Automotive used Colfax’s “Try Before You Buy” cluster trial program to run an OptiStruct simulation for design optimization. Their job ran in just 30 minutes instead of 2-3 days.

Weizmann Institute Case Study: Switching to PBS Professional for HP Clusters

The Weizmann Institute replaced Moab with PBS Professional to manage a 3,096-core HP cluster shared among hundreds of users. The transition process was easy, thanks to Altair’s excellent customer services and support. Now, the Institute enjoys higher cluster usage rates and greater productivity from their award-winning scientists.

BiggerBoat Solutions Makes Waves in Auto Industry Using HyperForm to Cut Die Development Costs and Time

When the auto industry crashed in 2008 and the tool shop where Jay Weiner worked closed its operations, he started his own company, called BiggerBoat Solutions Ltd. He carries out metal-forming simulations for major tooling suppliers and originalequipment manufacturers. With 15 years of experience in tooling design, Weiner and his Toronto-based practice offered a service that no one else had perfected but that was crucial to a key process in automotive manufacturing: the simulation-based die design for stamped sheet-metal parts.

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.

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