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RUAG Space Streamlines Composite Analysis with Improved Data Workflow

RUAG Space combines the power of the Altair HyperWorks Suite with the advanced composite failure analysis methods from ESAComp to improve their efficiency and composite modeling process.

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.

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.

Safety System Simulation with MADYMO-RADIOSS

The Webinar will outline how engineers can combine the best of both worlds in a single co-simulation environment and gain considerable time saving in vehicle developments. The Radioss-MADYMO coupling solution enables engineers to use the same MADYMO dummy and restraint models in occupant safety analysis as well as in the RADIOSS structural analysis. This removes the need to create intermediate FE models of the restraint system, which reduces development time and provides higher confidence in simulation results.

Forming Simulation of Woven Composite Fibers and Its Influence on Crash Performance

The automotive industry, in its constant quest for weight reduction, is increasingly considering composite materials as a substitute for sheet metal components to meet future fuel consumption standards. However, composite forming processes are expensive and difficult to control because of the complexity of the material behavior with fiber and matrix layers or plies and its dependency on many parameters, such as non-linearity of tensile stiffness, effect of shear rate, temperature and friction. Hence, numerical simulation could be a viable approach to predict material behavior during composite forming. The objective of this study is to highlight capabilities of RADIOSS™ to simulate forming simulation of composite plies made from woven fibers, each ply modeled as a layer of woven fibers along two directions of anisotropy, warp and weft. For validation the well-known double dome model published in NUMISHEET’05 proceedings is used. The compared result is the shear angle after stamping that is, the final angle between warp and weft fibers, at several prescribed points on the ply. The variation of this angle has a strong impact on material characteristics which severely deteriorates when a critical value is reached. Hence, a study on crash simulations is performed, after mapping fibers angles from stamping simulation.

Using HyperStudy and MultiMech for Advanced Composite Material Design

The purpose of this webinar is to demonstrate how sensitivity analysis can be used to uncover the “important” features of a composite system, so that material designers can intelligently work to extract (and improve on) the relevant properties. In this webinar we will be using the design exploration techniques found in Altair HyperStudy to perform a multiscale sensitivity analysis on the non-linear behavior of a chopped-fiber composite microstructure (Global Scale) with an embedded nano-silica matrix (Local Scale).

MapleSim to VisSim

Rapid physical modeling, analysis and model deployment to VisSim.

Delivering Enhanced Workflow for Advanced Sizing of Composite Structures

Challenges of composite structures design will be presented along with how these can be tackled using the ESAComp-HyperWorks integration, which extends existing composite specific post-processing capabilities of HyperWorks.

Composites Material Properties

This was a 2010 Americas HTC Presentation given by Roger Assaker from eXstream. This presentation highlights Multi-Scale Modeling of Reinforced Plastic Parts with Digimat to RADIOSS.

Composites Analysis and Optimization

This webinar explores and demonstrates the comprehensive capabilities of HyperWorks to analyze, design, and optimize composite laminated composite structures.

HyperWorks for Aerospace: Model Build Webinar

This webinar covers an overview of HyperMesh 14.0 and present live demos, including all the latest functionality of the 14.0.120 release.

RD-2050 Random Response Analysis of a Flat Plate

Interactive Tutorial demonstrating how to set up the random response analysis for the existing frequency response analysis model.

Using RADIOSS, HyperStudy and MultiMech for Improved Composite Design

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

RD-2030 Modal Transient Dynamic Analysis of a Bracket

Interactive Tutorial demonstrating how to perform modal transient dynamic analysis using RADIOSS.

Using HyperWorks to Generate Electrically Large Surface Meshes for Radar Cross Section or Antenna Placement Simulation

Radar Cross Section (RCS) and installed antenna placement are important parameters for aircraft designs. RCS is a measure of how detectable an object, such as an aircraft, is with radar. A large RCS indicates that an object, such as a jet aircraft, is easily detected.<br><br> SELEX Galileo used HyperWorks to generate arbitrarily large surface meshes, with defined electrical properties at the element level, for use with electromagnetic (EM) solvers to calculate either RCS of an aircraft or to determine where to place an antenna for optimum performance.<br><br> For this case study a fast-jet aircraft with approximately 100 million mesh elements was assessed for radar tracking and avoidance capabilities.


<b>A Safer Landing with Water Impact Analysis</b><br><br> Using Altair’s own HyperWorks virtual simulation suite, Altair ProductDesign built an accurate finite element model of the module from CAD data supplied by NASA, as well as a section of water and air which matched the conditions from the lake used during the physical tests. The effect on the module’s structure during impact was simulated to gauge how well the results correlated with the physical tests. The results showed excellent correlation between the simulation and physical tests, identifying areas where the model, input parameters and meshing methods could be improved to give a more accurate prediction of the event.

Success Story: OHB System AG

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

Finite Element Modeling and Testing of Aerospace Seats under Crash Conditions

This was a 2012 Americas HTC Presentation given by Benjamin Walke from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. In an effort to enhance and supplement structural testing methods, specifically crash analysis, a simplified yet accurate FEA modeling method is developed to better understand a design performance during physical testing. A critical area of performance is crash test analysis. The modeling method was based upon crash conditions referenced from FAR 25.562 as well as physical test methods for crash analysis. The crash modeling utilizes HyperMesh, HyperCrash, and LS-DYNA so as to offer insight into structural performance.

Composite Plate Optimization with Practical Design Constraints

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

Design and optimization of a high performance C-Class catamaran with HyperWorks

Reprint of the article published on composite solutions magazine 2/2016.

Use Case: KTex Family for Manufacturing

Predicting the impact of the manufacturing process on composite materials.

Applications of Advanced Composite Simulation and Design Optimization

Usage of fiber reinforced composite material entered an new era when leading aircraft OEMs took an unprecedented step to design and manufacture essentially full composite airframe for commercial airliners. Composite structures offer unmatched design potential as the laminate material properties can be tailored almost continuously throughout the structure. However, this increased design freedom also brings new challenges for the design process and software. Moreover, as a relatively new material, composite behaviors are more complex and less fully understood by design engineers. Therefore, reliable simulation for highly complex events like bird strike and ditching can play an important role in shortening the product design cycle. This paper showcases two area of CAE tools for composite applications. On advanced simulation, bird strike simulation with Altair RADIOSS [1] is demonstrated on an aircraft underbelly fairing. On design optimization, an airplane wing structure is designed using an innovative composite optimization process implemented in Altair OptiStruct [1-3]. OptiStruct has seen increasing adoption among aerospace OEMs, as demonstrated in the Bombardier application process described in this paper.

RD-2010 Modal Frequency Response Analysis of a Flat Plate

Interactive Tutorial demonstrating how to import an existing FE model, apply boundary conditions, and perform a modal frequency response analysis on a flat plate.

RD-2000 Direct Frequency Repsonse Analysis of a Flat Plate

Interactive Tutorial demonstrating how to import an existing FE model, apply boundary conditions, and perform a finite element analysis on a flat plate.

Introduction to HyperMesh

Altair HyperMesh is a high-performance finite element pre-processor to prepare even the largest models, starting from import of CAD geometry to exporting an analysis run for various disciplines.

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.

HyperWorks 13.0 Lightweight Design and Composites

Altair is well-known for its expertise in designing lightweight and composites structures. In this webinar some of the new and enhanced features developed in HyperWorks 13.0 for composites modeling and visualization will be presented along with new material laws and failure criteria for laminated composites and polymers. New composites forming functionalities in HyperForm and the HyperMesh drape estimator will also be shown.

Computer Simulation's Role in Advancing Composite Aircraft Structures

Reprint of an article published on the December 2014 issue of Aerospace & Defense Technology magazine

Global-Local Analysis using StressCheck, HyperMesh and OptiStruct

Global data, in the form of nodal loads generated during structural analyses may be output from Altair's HyperMesh or OptiStruct to represent cut section boundary conditions. This data can then be imported into StressCheck as Total Loads at Points (TLAPs) and applied to boundaries of highly detailed model for computation of local stresses, strains, stress intensity factors, buckling load factors and more.

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.

Using HyperWorks to Develop Human Body Models for Vehicle Crash Simulation

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

UK ATC 2015: How Analysis & Optimisation Help Meet the Time Consstraints in F1

Presentation by Simon Gardner, Sahara Force India

Predicting impact of manufacturing process on composite performance with HyperMesh, KTex Family and RADIOSS

RADIOSS already offers many material laws dedicated to composite materials. On top of that, many representations are possible thanks to shell and solid elements. However, weaving patterns of the yarns in a ply are hardly taken into account, and predicting the behavior of these yarns (orientation change but also fibre volume fraction evolution) is a main concern. In this frame, KTex Family is a group of modules, fully integrated in HyperMesh, aiming at improving the composite experience within Altair software suite.

Cal Poly Pomona Uses HyperWorks to Design a Winning Formula SAE Racecar

Cal Poly Pomona applies HyperWorks to optimize the design of a new wheel shell and analyze laminates for a SAE Formula student racecar.

Advance Electromangnetic Simulations and their Applications in Oil & Gas Industry

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

Numerical Methods in FEKO

FEKO offers a wide spectrum of numerical methods and hybridizations, each suitable to a specific range of applications. Hybridization of numerical methods allows large and complex EM problems to be solved.

Stamping Process Integration of Composites in Crash Analysis

This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Cécile DEMAIN from Solvay Engineering Plastics. Thermoplastic composites (TPC) developed by Solvay Engineering plastics are composites based on polyamide 6 or 6.6 as a matrix and can be reinforced with glass fibers or carbon fibers. The two main interests vs. TPC. thermosetting composites are cycle time and recyclability. The development of TPC PA66 or short fiber hybrid structures / TPC PA66 is today's challenge.

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.

Multiscale Designer 2017 Brochure

Multiscale Designer is an efficient tool for development and simulation of multiscale material models of continuous, woven, and/or chopped fiber composites, honeycomb cores, reinforced concrete, soil, bones, and various other heterogeneous materials. Applications include multiscale material modeling for design, ultimate failure, statisticalbased material allowables, fatigue, fracture, impact, crash, environmental degradation, and multiphysics simulations and provides plugins to commercial FEA solvers; Optistruct, RADIOSS, LS-DYNA, and Abaqus.

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.

Multibody Analysis of a Vending Machine

This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Dr. Marco Morone from Altran. It was performed a MB analysis of a vending machine. The aim of analysis was to analyze and optimize a cam in order to reduce the friction a acceleration peaks. A rigid MB model in Motion view was generated with contacts. From model results were optimized the cam profile was improved.

Speed and safety : composite materials in Motorsport

This was a 2012 Americas HTC Presentation given by Luca Pignacca from Dallara Automobili. This presentation gives an insight of what safety criteria govern the design and the manufacturing of modern racing cars , such as Formula 1 and Indycars, and will show how good engineering can be used to reduce the risk of fatalities for racing drivers. It will also explain the challenges which Dallara and Altair will face in the near future to develop new tools for the dynamic structural analysis of carbon composites structures.

Innovative Solutions for Bird Strike, Ditching and Impact

Learn about how RADIOSS can be used to model aerospace impact events including bird strike and ditching. Explore different modeling techniques and examples.

Gasoline engine development using LOGEengine

LOGEengine is an integrated simulation method for the prediction and optimization of engine in-cylinder performance parameters and studies of fuel effects on exhaust emissions. It contains a stochastic reactor model for 0D modelling (0d-SRM) with local effects in gas-phase space, direct fuel injection, temperature and species concentrations as random variables, detailed chemical kinetics, prediction of engine exhaust emissions (Soot, NOx, uHC), turbulence consideration via mixing modeling and self-calibration. LOGEengine can also model soot formation for diesel engines using detailed kinetic soot models, with gas phase chemistry, soot particle inception, condensation, coagulation, surface growth and oxidation. It can run equivalence ratio - Temperature (f-T ) diagnostics maps for analysis of regimes of emission formation in diesel engines using zero-dimensional methods with low CPU cost. It analyses local inhomogeneities in gas-phase space for species concentration and temperature due to mixing, fuel injection and heat transfer to cylinder walls, and their influence on soot and NOx formation from different fuels and in individual combustion cycles.

Balancing Manufacturability and Optimal Structural Performance for Laminate Composites through a Genetic Algorithm

This paper details the application of a specialised genetic algorithm to reduce the mass of a laminated composite wing rib. The genetic algorithm has been customised specifically to optimise the performance of polymer-laminated composites. The technology allows the mass to be minimized by the removal or addition of plies of various discrete orientations whilst satisfying the structural intent of the component. For the rib structure assessed, the structural constraints consist of limits placed on the displacement, stress (i.e. ply failure index) and buckling behaviour.

Targeting Composite Wing Performance – Optimum Location of Laminate Boundaries

This paper investigates the application of newly available optimization functionality available in OptiStruct to provide design guidance to generate innovative laminate composite solutions. Due to the flexibility of laminate composites, it has great potential to exhibit displacement characteristics that could significantly increase the aerodynamic performance. Free element sizing technology is used to determine concept lay-up solutions. These solutions determine the laminate make-up, thickness and the various laminate boundaries of an aircraft wing covers under multiple loading conditions which meet the required displacement targets whilst also minimising mass. These preliminary studies demonstrate that the technology can successfully achieve displacement targets for multiple load cases. Each analysis study can be completed within minutes and consequently can be utilised as a valuable concept design tool.

Materials Property Data for Simulation Webinar - release of GRANTA MI:Materials Gateway™

Watch this 45-minutes webinar recording to find out how the new MI:Materials Gateway for HyperMesh application provides access to validated CAE materials models from directly within HyperMesh. See how to get the data you need, fast and error-free. Understand how and why leading engineering enterprises manage their materials information to ensure delivery of traceable, high quality information for simulation. GRANTA MI:Materials Gateway both provides access to this managed proprietary data and to a unique, comprehensive library of reference data on metals, plastics, composites, compiled over the 21 years since Granta’s spin-out from the University of Cambridge.

HyperWorks 14.0 Webinar: Lightweight Design and Composites

The 14.0 release of HyperWorks adds to the offering Multiscale Designer, a practical tool for the seamless integration of multiscale material models to simulate heterogeneous materials, including all forms of composites, from the linear elastic regime through ultimate failure supporting your virtual test and allowable efforts.

HyperWorks for Crash: Simulation with RADIOSS

Erwan Mestres (Business Development Director) is presenting a comprehensive overview of Altair's crash solution RADIOSS, touching on basics, model setup, safety models (such as dummies and barriers), and also analysis speed-up with e.g. scaling or sub-modelling.

HyperWorks for Aerospace: Results Visualization and Interrogation

In this webinar you learn about the latest workflows for post-processing of the aerospace industry. Post-processing of composites will be discussed, as well as efficient reporting tools to quickly query huge amounts of data. You will also learn about the Matrix browser and how you can use it in your day-to-day work. This webinar includes the latest release of HW 14.0.120.

Data discovery and how to seamlessly search, identify, and move material properties data using Total Materia and HyperMesh

An insightful introduction to Total Materia and its recent integration into Altair’s HyperMesh which allows access to the world’s most comprehensive materials database direct from the HyperMesh environment. This webinar will put data discovery in the context of the workflow and demonstrate how to search, identify and move material properties data seamlessly between Total Materia and the material card.

HyperMesh 13.0 Brochure

Altair HyperMesh is a high-performance finite-element pre-processor that provides a highly interactive and visual environment to analyze product design performance. With the broadest set of direct interfaces to commercial CAD and CAE systems and a rich suite of easy-to-use tools to build and edit CAE models, HyperMesh provides a proven, consistent analysis platform for the entire enterprise.

FEKO Integrated in HyperWorks 14.0

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

Blank Fit Manager

Blank Fit Manager offers accurate feasibility analysis, efficient cost analysis, an automated and flexible process and seamless forming data mapping.

Multi-disciplinary Optimization of Aero-structures

Learn about how HyperWorks can be used to perform multi-disciplinary analysis and optimization involving structural, thermal, dynamic, and fluid analysis.

HyperMesh and HyperView customization for thermal analysis of engine systems

This was a 2010 Americas HTC Presentation given by Emil Chouinard from GE Aviation. GE Aircraft Engines has many NPI (new product initiative) programs that rely on accurate and timely thermal analysis, as temperatures are critical to accurate estimates of hardware life. HyperMesh and HyperView have been customized as the pre and post processing tools, respectively, for thermal analysis of engine systems. The single database with relational data management greatly reduces modeling errors and results in Engineers being able to focus on the physics of the problem instead of data management.

COUSTYX Fast Multipole Acoustics

This was a 2010 Americas HTC Presentation given by Rajendra Gunda from ANSOL. Traditional Boundary Element Methods (BEM) for acoustic analysis have difficulty with large models and are thus limited to analysis of small bodies at low frequencies. Integration of the Fast Multipole Method (FMM) with BEM formulations in Coustyx results in vastly superior performance. In this presentation as a HyperWorks Alliance Partner, several automotive applications will highlight the computational speed and accuracy of Coustyx predictions.

Fast Contact

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

MotionSolve 2017 Brochure

MotionSolve is an integrated solution to analyze and optimize multi-body systems. MotionSolve offers powerful modeling, analysis, visualization, and optimization capabilities for simulating complex systems. You can perform kinematic, dynamic, static, quasi-static, linear, and vibration analyses. MotionSolve helps you to understand and improve the performance of your product.

Global-Local Analysis Using StressCheck, HyperMesh, HyperView and OptiStruct

This whitepaper describes the workflow for combining global and local analysis in structural development using StressCheck in combination with HyperWorks.

Moldex3D-to-OptiStruct Workflow: The Integration Between Molding Simulation and Structure Analysis

This webinar is to show the benefit of performing an advanced structure analysis through the integration of molding simulation and structural analysis. The general workflow of Moldex3D (Injection Molding and FEA Interface modules) followed by OptiStruct FEA solver will be demonstrated.

Time v Frequency Domain Analysis For Large Automotive Systems

It has been recognised since the 1960’s that the frequency domain method for structural analysis offers superior qualitative information about structural response; But computational and technological issues have held back the implementation for fatigue calculation until now. Recent technological developments have now enabled the practical implementation of the frequency domain approach and this paper will demonstrate this, with particular reference to the technology limitations that have been overcome, the resultant performance advantages, and accuracy. These techniques are of relevance to all the large automotive OEM’s as well as aerospace T1 suppliers and example case studies from these companies will be included.

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.

Advanced Design, Analysis and Optimization of Composite Structures

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

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.

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.

One Source Solution for Short-Fiber-Reinforced Materials in FEA

This webinar shows possibilities to enhance your FE Analysis of fiber-reinforced plastics and explains the best way to extract more reliable information out of your parts. Focusing on the anisotropic material behavior, the workflow will show the mapping of fiber orientation results from Moldex3D onto the FE solver OptiStruct by using Converse. The whole chain will be explained from “what is the main issue with short-fiber-reinforced plastics” to “what effort/benefit ratio can be expected”. Please note: You will need to login to Altair Connect to view this recording.

Optimization and Manufacturing of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Components at Manz AG

Dr. Martin Steyer talks about OptiStruct as essential part of their Fiber Patch Preforming Process.

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.

Designing Composite Components for Automotive

Watch this 45-minute webinar recording to learn the latest advancements in composites design and optimization of carbon fiber composites and mixed material structures in the automotive industry. Capabilities included in Altair HyperWorks as well as third party products available through the Altair Partner Alliance will be illustrated, showing real life examples of application.

Optimization Drive Design - A Desktop Engineering Sponsored Report

Optimize every stage of product development with an integrated workflow that democratizes simulation and analysis. In this Desktop Engineering sponsored report Altair's vision for product optimization is analyzed

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.

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>

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.

Introduction to HyperCrash

HyperCrash is a robust pre-processing environment specifically designed to automate the creation of high-fidelity models for crash analysis and safety evaluation. Developed in cooperation with the industry's leading manufacturers, HyperCrash increases departmental efficiency and results accuracy through process driven workflows and automated model checking and correction.

Application of HyperWorks in the Subsea Oil and Gas Industry

The volatile nature of deep sea installations presents a difficult challenge for engineers to create products which can withstand extremely high pressures in a variety of weather conditions. Duco selected HyperWorks to model subsea umbilicals, resulting in improvements to their analysis productivity allowing models to be constructed faster than before.

HyperWorks for Aerospace: Structural Solvers

This video summarizes the latest features of OptiStruct 14.0.120 which are very relevant for aerospace engineers. The topics discussed are new stress constraints for topology optimization, a 'fast contact' algorithm, tape laying manufacturing for composites, fail safe topology optimization, and resultant forces and moments as design criteria. The webinar also touches on MotionSolve and RADIOSS as solvers for the Aerospace industry.

Adam Wais of Rolo Bikes Discusses the Working Relationship with Altair

During the development of a new carbon fiber bicycle, the design team at Sweden based Rolo Bikes, wanted to develop a frame which exhibited world leading strength and stiffness attributes while keeping weight to an absolute minimum. The team required an efficient process to design the frame and test it in a virtual world against the industry’s safety and performance standards.

Introduction to OptiStruct

OptiStruct is an industry proven, modern structural analysis solver for linear and nonlinear problems under static and dynamic loadings. It is the market-leading solution for structural design and optimization.

OptiStruct V13.0.210 Feature Presentations and Demo Models

The zip file contains feature presentations and demo models for 19 OptiStruct features released in V13.0.210

OptiStruct V14.0.230 Feature Presentations Demo Models

The zip file contains feature presentations and demo models for the 27 OptiStruct features released in V14.0.230

OptiStruct V14.0.220 Feature Presentations Demo Models

The zip file contains feature presentations and demo models for all the 21 OptiStruct features released in V14.0.220

OptiStruct V14.0.210 Feature Presentations and Demo Models

The zip file contains feature presentations and demo models for all the 35 OptiStruct features released in V14.0.210

OptiStruct V14.0 Feature Presentations Demo Models

For each of the 70 new features in OptiStruct 14.0, there is an individual presentation and demo model.

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

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

ESAComp for Aerospace

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

OptiStruct 2017 Brochure

Altair OptiStruct is an industry proven, modern structural analysis solver for linear and nonlinear simulation under static and dynamic loadings. It is the most widely used solution for structural design and optimization in all industries. OptiStruct helps designers and engineers analyze and optimize structures for performance characteristics such as strength, durability, and NVH, to rapidly develop innovative, lightweight, and structurally efficient designs.

RADIOSS 2017 Brochure

Altair RADIOSS is a leading structural analysis solver for non-linear problems under dynamic loadings. It is highly differentiated for scalability, quality, robustness, and consists of features for multi-physics simulation and advanced materials such as composites. RADIOSS is used across many industries worldwide to improve the crashworthiness, safety, and manufacturability of structural designs.

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.

HyperCrash 2017 Brochure

Altair HyperCrash is a highly tuned pre-processing technology specifically designed to automate the creation of high-fidelity models for crash analysis and safety evaluation. Through a comprehensive and procedure-oriented toolset, HyperCrash improves and simplifies the complex problems of creating a quality crash model.

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.

Nonlinear Gap Analysis Using RADIOSS

This was a 2010 Americas HTC Presentation given by Amandeep Singh from Bombardier Transportation. In this paper, the contact analysis using RADIOSS CGAP is presented, and a methodology is presented to use CGAP in linear analysis using results from non-linear analysis. The RADIOSS CGAP element is efficient in simulating contact offering fast convergence, default setting of many parameters and robust analysis.

HyperWorks 11.0 Rollout Webinar Series - Sheet Metal Forming (HyperForm®)

Significant enhancements have been made to HyperForm functionality, usability and performance. Under HyperForm Die Module, an object oriented and browser driven process has been introduced and additional powerful features have been added to make the draw die development process simpler and more intuitive. Major improvements in the multi-stage stamping process setup have been accomplished by integrating it within the User Process browser.

Modeling and Analysis of the Battery Packs and Modules in A123 Systems

This was a 2012 Americas HTC Presentation given by Shawn Zhang & Binshan Ye from A123 Systems. In A123 Systems, CAE/FEA tools are widely used to improve the efficiency of the design on battery packs and modules. A123 engineers utilize Altair’s HyperWork Suite for structural FEA including linear and nonlinear statics analysis, modal frequency and random vibration analysis, as well as nonlinear dynamic analysis such as mechanical shock and drop test analysis.

CFD 10.0 Overview

A high level overview of the new and enhanced features for CFD Analysis in HyperWorks.

RD-2020 Direct Transient Dynamic Analysis of a Bracket

Interactive Tutorial demonstrating how to perform direct transient dynamic analysis using RADIOSS.

RD-2040 Nonlinear Gap Analysis of an Airplane Wing Rib

Interactive Tutorial demonstrating how to perform nonlinear gap analysis using RADIOSS.

CAE in the Nanotech-enabling World

Zyvex engineers use finite-element analysis to build microscopically small devices.

ChassisSim Showcase Video

2 minute video introduction to ChassisSim for multibody dynamics analysis.

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