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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.

White Paper: HPC Advisory Council studies performance, scalability and optimization tuning of RADIOSS 12.0 on a modern HPC cluster

This white paper discusses results from a benchmark study conducted by the HPC Advisory Council, who analyzed RADIOSS 12.0 to determine its performance, scaling and optimization capabilities on a modern high performance computing (HPC) cluster. The paper also presents an overview of RADIOSS features and capabilities that support the software’s scalability, quality and robustness.

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.

What’s Coming in HyperWorks 13.0

The First Webinar in the HyperWorks 13.0 Webinar Series.

HyperWorks 13.0 Structural Solvers

HyperWorks 13.0 offers a wide array of multiphysics solutions, enabling engineers to predict and optimize product performance. Join this 45-minute session to learn about features including the new and enhanced nonlinear solver capabilities in OptiStruct - now supporting hyper-elastic materials and large displacement analyses – and the accurate results provided by RADIOSS to simulate physical phenomena like crack-propagation and airbag deployment.

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.

World-Leading Crane Manufacturer TADANO FAUN Accelerates Its Design Processes with HyperWorks

<b>Industry:</b> Heavy Industry<br> <b>Challenge:</b> Generate accurate finite element method (FEM) calculations.<br> <b>Altair Solution:</b> FEM structural analysis utilizing the suite of HyperWorks tools<br> <b>Benefits</b><br> •Faster time to results<br> •Flexible unit-based licensing model<br> •Cost reduction

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>

HyperWorks 14.0 Webinar: Structural Analysis & Optimization

HyperWorks 14.0 introduces expanded optimization, NVH, and nonlinear solver capabilities, helping to get to the right design with a simulation-driven process. Providing fast, accurate solutions, OptiStruct’s capabilities have been elevated to include more nonlinear analyses, as well as the implementation of new contact algorithms, improvement in solution speed and enhancements in thermal contact. OptiStruct parallelism has been further developed, with normal modes and frequency response analysis made faster. Optimization enhancements include a new alternate optimization algorithm in OptiStruct as well as implementation of a first-to-market solution for the design and optimization of lattice structures. 3D topology optimization for RADIOSS nonlinear analysis has been added.

MADYMO R7.4.1 Training

Updated training manual for the workspace and other applications

MultiMech2014 Release Notes

Latest updates, additions and information about MultiMech2014.

What's New in Inspire 2015: User Interface

Explore interface updates in Inspire 2015.

Honeywell Aerospace - Reducing the Weight of Aircraft Engines

Brian Cottrell, Chief of Structures at Honeywell Aerospace, discusses how Altair ProductDesign applied HyperWorks' optimization technology, OptiStruct, to minimize the weight of new aircraft engines.

HyperWorks 12.0 Rollout Webinar Series: Analyze and Optimize (OptiStruct for Structural Analysis and Optimization)



HyperWorks 12.0 Rollout Webinar Series: Analyze and Optimize (RADIOSS for Highly Non-linear Simulation)



Increasing the Customer Value of Structural Designs Using HyperStudy and Topology Optimization While Considering Manufacturing Constraints

This was a 2010 Americas HTC Presentation given by Steve Reagan from L&L Products. In the demanding environment seen in today's markets, continual innovations driving increasing levels of customer value are key. The use of topology optimization with the inclusion of manufacturing constraints was critical to the achievement seen in this project and was made possible through the close product/process integration available through the HyperWorks tool suite. In this presentation, Dr. Reagan shows how HPC, RADIOSS, HyperStudy, and OptiStruct were employed to drive material cost down while maintaining product performance.

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.

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

RADIOSS Strain Life Fatigue Process Manager

A demonstration of the Process Manager for the new RADIOSS Strain Life Fatigue Analysis available in RADIOSS 10.0.

Free Shape Optimization Using Nodal Constraints

A demonstration of Free Shape Optimization Using Nodal Constraints.

Improve Packaging Performance Using Simulation

This was a 2012 Americas HTC Presentation given by Dante Sanchez Rojas from Mabe. This presentations shows how Mabe used HyperMesh, HyperCrash, RADIOSS, HyperView, and OptiStruct to improve and validate packaging performance in early stages of the product development process.

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.

ATCx - Altair Solvers Overview

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

M.TEC Success Story

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

RADIOSS 10.0 Overview for Structures, Vibrations, and Durability

A high level overview of the new features for RADIOSS 10.0 for Structures, Vibrations and Durability.

RD-2020 Direct Transient Dynamic Analysis of a Bracket

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

RD-2030 Modal Transient Dynamic Analysis of a Bracket

Interactive Tutorial demonstrating how to perform modal 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.

RADIOSS and MADYMO Coupling Tutorial

This document explains how to set up a RADIOSS coupling model using a MADYMO dummy model.

Matereality-HyperWorks Connectivity and Enhancement: New CAE Modeler for RADIOSS

This brief tutorial introduces the new connectivity between Matereality Workgroup Material DatabasePro and RADIOSS.

RADIOSS 14.0 Overview

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

RADIOSS Finite Volume Airbag

See an overview of the Finite Volume Method Airbag functionality available in RADIOSS for 14.0.

HyperWorks helps to improve development processes at F.S. Fehrer Automotive GmbH

F.S. Fehrer Automotive GmbH in Kitzingen is using the HyperWorks Suite to develop seat parts, form cushions and complete vehicle interior systems. The engineers use HyperWorks and especially RADIOSS for static and modal analysis. The seat of a vehicle is the direct and closest connection of the passenger with the automobile. Design and seating comfort play an important role in personalizing the vehicle model and convey the feeling of quality to the passenger. In addition, safety and variability are vital aspects for the development of interior parts of a vehicle.

HyperWorks 14.0 Webinar: Meshing, Geometry & Graphics Performance.

This webinar includes updates about the entirely redesigned SimLab 14.0 release and focusses on the updates of the SimLab 14.1 release. HyperMesh: A new browser-based workflow has been introduced in HyperMesh 14.0, which includes the concept of mesh controls. Many other meshing features and major enhancements in graphics performance and appearance will be discussed in this session as well. The webinar briefly presents also updates of the solver interfaces.

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.

Performance Improvement of Recently Updated RADIOSS FE Dummy Models

This was a 2012 Americas HTC Presentation given by Nishant Balwan from Humanetics. With both versions of full FE dummy model and simplified “express” dummy model being introduced to vehicle design applications, the need to improve dummy models predictability is sought by taking into account of accuracy, cpu cost, and efficiency. The Hybrid-III family dummy models have been updated according to users input and application needs. This paper presents the latest modifications and performance improvement of H305 and H350 dummy models on component level as well as full dummy assembly level.

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.

Influence of Metal Forming on the Material Properties and Correlation with Experimental Tests

This was an HTC 2011 presentation given by Fernando Tatsuo Samesima and Fabiano Maciel Passos from Aethra. The main purpose of this work is to use HyperForm to simulate the sheet metal forming and than export the physical and material properties to HyperMesh to simulate with explicit integration a crash using RADIOSS. The results using or not HyperForm will be shown to demonstrate the influence of the metal forming on high strength steels using the deformed bumpers simulated in RADIOSS and the deformed bumpers of the experimental test.

Using RADIOSS to Reduce the Simulation Time Without Compromising on the Accuracy

In this 45 minute webinar, you will learn: How RADIOSS can use a time step higher than the theoretical one while still respecting the stability condition. How advanced mass scaling (AMS) can be used on complex RADIOSS explicit models. The method dramatically reduces the elapsed time, without modifying the mass of the model or the rigid body translations, therefore providing very accurate results. Examples will we provided to illustrate how the method can be applied on large-scale FEA models. <br/><br/> <i>This is a recording of the webinar that took place on September 12, 2012 </i>

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.

RADIOSS 10.0 Overview for Crash, Safety, and Impact

A high level overview of the new or enhanced features in RADIOSS 10.0 for Crash, Safety, and Impact Analysis.

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.

Design Development of a New Consumer Personal Care Product Pack Driven by Optimization

Packaging designers must constantly inject innovations to attract consumers in a constantly evolving and highly competitive market. Keeping ahead of the competition by bringing new and exciting products to market fast, and at the necessary level of quality, presents a major engineering challenge. A new deodorant pack development process is described, which introduces advanced simulation and optimization technology into the concept development phase. Detailed predictions of interacting parts in a mechanism assembly are made possible through use of advanced simulation technology. Design optimization is then employed using the modelling as a virtual testing ground for design variants. The approach provides clear design direction and helps to improve performance and reduce uncertainty in the development process.

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.

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.

Northwestern University Success Story

Using HyperWorks for Teaching Computational Optimization Methods in Engineering Design at Northwestern University

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.

Benchmark Study: Optimized Drop Testing with Dell, Intel and Altair

Dell, Intel and Altair have collaborated to analyze a virtual drop test solution with integrated simulation and optimization analysis, delivering proven gains in speed and accuracy.

LG Electronics Success Story

LG Electronics Performs Smartphone Drop-Test Simulation in Less than 24 Hours with New Automated Approach

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.

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.”

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.

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

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.

HyperWorks 13.0 Design Exploration Optimization

HyperWorks 13.0 enables product innovation with design exploration and optimization tools like HyperStudy and OptiStruct. Watch this webinar to learn more about new features and enhancements such as new response types and multi-model optimization (MMO) in OptiStruct, integration with MS Excel available in both HyperStudy and OptiStruct for easier tradeoff studies and response calculation, and many others.

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

Design of a Fuel Cell Race Car for the Annual Shell Eco-Marathon with Altair Products

The student team of the university of applied sciences in Munich participates in the annual Shell Eco-Marathon. The team has to develop a very light and highly efficient race car within less than a year. As there is no time for prototyping, simulation is mandatory. Altair provided the race team with the necessary software. The team secured 3rd place in the 2015 edition of the race!

UK ATC 2015: Enhancing Drop Testing Simulation for Luxury Smartphones

Presentation by Alexandre Michat & Paul Sharp

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

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

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.

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.

Automotive Modal Testing Support and CAE Correlation Using Altair HyperWorks

To derive the natural frequencies and mode shapes of a given structure, the test Engineer has to decide on excitation positions that will efficiently excite all the modes of the structure in the frequency range of interest. Excitation positions are usually decided upon from experience or trial and error methods which can be time consuming and still not capture all of the modes in the selected frequency range. Using Altair HyperStudy and Radioss (bulk), Pre-test CAE analysis has been carried out to identify effective excitation positions before the commencement of modal testing, thereby significantly reducing pre-test lab time.

Achieving Superior Crash Performance for the Souest DX7

Analysis and optimization to improve crash performance while reducing reliance on physical tests.

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

HyperWorks 12.0 Rollout Webinar Series Manufacturing Simulation HyperForm and HyperXtrude



HyperWorks 12.0 Rollout Webinar Series Multi-body Solutions MotionSolve



HyperWorks 12.0 Rollout Webinar Series Crash Modeling and Analysis (HyperCrash)



HyperWorks 12.0 Rollout Webinar Series Model and Visualize (HyperMesh)



HyperWorks 12.0 Rollout Webinar Series Model and Visualize (HyperView and HyperGraph)



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



HyperWorks 12.0 Rollout Webinar Series HyperStudy for Multi-Disciplinary Design Exploration and Optimization (NEW!)



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.

OptiStruct Fatigue Optimization

A demonstration of the new Fatigue Optimization capabilities within OptiStruct 10.0.

Thermo-Mechanical Optimization Using OptiStruct

A demonstration of the Thermo-Mechanical Optimization capabilities within OptiStruct 10.0.

OS-2095 Frequency Response Optimization of a Rectangular Plate

Interactive Tutorial demonstrating the capability of frequency response optimization using OptiStruct.

OS-4070 Free-Sizing Nonlinear Gap Optimization on an Airplane Wing Rib

Interactive Tutorial demonstrating how to perform free-sizing optimization using OptiStruct.

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 Overview 14.0

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

UK Niche Vehicle Industry Joins the CAE Fast Lane

0-60 in 3 seconds! That’s fast, but it takes less than a second to be involved in an accident. This paper describes how Kent-based niche sports car manufacturer, Caterham Cars used Simpact and the Altair CAE toolset to help them radically improve the crash safety of their Seven sports car. The RADIOSS non-linear solver within HyperWorks was used to develop a new safety steering system. The project successfully concluded with the new design being certified experimentally under ECE-R12 and approved by the VCA.

Integrated Molding and Structure Analysis in HyperWorks Platform

This was an HTC 2011 presentation given by Venny Yang from CoreTech System (Moldex3D) Co., Ltd. This presentation highlights how, through integration of Moldex3D and RADIOSS in Hyperworks platform, the important effects from molding process can be transferred to structural analysis for more accurate and realistic predictions of the product behaviors. This integration provides a virtual product development platform for users to increase profits as well as enhance productivity.

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.

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.

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.

Webinar: Optimizing High-Fidelity Crash & Safety Simulation Performance

Altair and Cray experts discuss results of a crash simulation study using RADIOSS running on a Cray® XC40™ system with 16,000+ cores (as discussed in a recent benchmark paper) – and will present two new examples to illustrate RADIOSS performance for very large models.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

OptiStruct Technology Cuts Production and Maintenance Costs of Crop Harvester Reel Assembly

Leveraging OptiStruct's topography optimization capabilities, CLAAS designed an optimal reel hub reinforcement bead pattern for a crop harvester.

Optimization Training - Altair OptiStruct

This was an Optimization training presentation given by Warren Dias at the 2012 Americas HTC. This presentation focuses on Altair OptiStruct.

Altair HyperWorks Helps Joe Gibbs Racing

Using OptiStruct from the Altair HyperWorks computer-aided engineering (CAE) suite of software tools, Joe Gibbs Racing was able to significantly redistribute vehicle mass and improve ride handling characteristics to design a more competitive race car.

Targeting Composite Wing Performance – Optimising the Composite Lay-Up Design

This paper shows how Altair OptiStruct, part of the HyperWorks suite, is used to provide a complete solution when designing with laminated composites, taking the design through concept stages to producing the final ply lay-up sequence. The technology is applied to the design of a laminated wing cover to produce a mass optimised design which meets the requested structural targets.

Optimisation Techniques Leading the Development of a Steering Wheel

The early application of structural optimisation in the design of automotive components streamlines the design process and at the same time significantly increases the potential of the final design achieving maximum performance. This paper details the use of optimisation techniques during the development of a steering wheel, to generate an optimised design for cross attribute performance. This was completed in the Altair HyperWorks environment as Altair HyperMesh combined with Altair OptiStruct enables the creation of a parametric model with a multitude of design variables (i.e. size, shape, displacement, stress and frequency) in order to satisfy NVH, manufacturability, durability and crash targets.

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).

RADIOSS: A cost-effective, powerful replacement for NASTRAN

Altair’s structural analysis code RADIOSS can be used as a direct replacement for NASTRAN. RADIOSS will accept any NASTRAN input data and will output analysis results in PUNCH and OUTPUT2 formats. RADIOSS is a modern FEA code that provides better model checking, more accuracy, and increased ease of use through clear and understandable error and warning messages. These advantages, coupled with its integration into HyperWorks and Altair’s outstanding customer support, make RADIOSS a low cost, yet superior, replacement for NASTRAN. <br><br> The view this recording you must have the WebEx Player installed. To download the Player <a href="http://www.altair.com/html/en-US/webex_player/atrecply.msi" target="_blank">click here</a>.

Improving Heating Boiler Acoustics at Viessmann: OptiStruct for Bead Pattern Optimization

Altair OptiStruct can be used to generate and optimize bead patterns for the effective design of sheet metal components. By using OptiStruct’s topography and shape optimization methods, sheet thicknesses can be reduced significantly, leading to both reduced material and a lower overall cost.

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.

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