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Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Churning Losses in Powertrain Components

A brief presentation on how Magna is predicting and improving powertrain efficiency with nanoFluidX.

Injecting Innovation in Performance Engine Design with Altair HyperWorks

MAHLE Powertrain outsourced model generation of large complex parts such as heads and blocks to low cost countries to ensure sufficient mesh quality could be produced for their automotive engine designs. The third party’s improved capabilities proved valuable but ultimately MAHLE Powertrain wished to bring the process back in-house to maintain control and reduce external expenditure. To achieve this a new pre and post-processing solution was needed. HyperWorks was selected as the new platform as it afforded the required increase in productivity through its automatic mesh creation and batch processes.

Powertrain Mount Optimisation Webinar

Many engineers and designers in the automotive industry would like to determine a reasonable powertrain mounting system which meets a list of static and dynamic performance requirements, the design of which is limited by many factors. One of the approaches is to adopt a decoupling arrangement between powertrain rigid-body modes and to control frequencies in the main vibration directions of the powertrain so they fall within a desirable range. This is done by optimising stiffness, location and orientation of mounts.

Multiphysics Powertrain Cooling, Fatigue and Durability Analysis

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.

MapleSim to VisSim

Rapid physical modeling, analysis and model deployment to VisSim.

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.

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.

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.

Success Story: OHB System AG

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

ATCx - OptiStruct: Modern Solver Technology for Innovative and Lightweight Design

Presentation on "OptiStruct: Modern Solver Technology for Innovative and Lightweight Design." This was presented by Warren Dias, Business Development Manager – OptiStruct, Altair at ATCx West on June 18, 2014.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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

SimLab 14.0 Rollout Webinar

In this webinar the entirely new user experience of SimLab 14.0 is beeing discussed. Besides a presentation this video contains a demo of pre- and post-processing of an analysis in SimLab 14.0.

Introduction to nanoFluidX by FluiDyna

nanoFluidX is a particle-based fluid dynamics simulation tool to predict the flow in complex geometries with complex motion.


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.

Powertrain NVH and Durability Analysis with HyperWorks Webinar Recording

Altair OptiStruct is used by thousands of companies worldwide to analyze and optimize structures for their strength, durability and NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) characteristics.<br><br> In this complimentary 45-minute webinar you will learn some of the most recent features introduced in OptiStruct for powertrain NVH and durability analysis, with particular emphasis on the creation of flexible bodies for engine dynamics analysis. Altair OptiStruct has recently became the first FEA solver that can directly connect to AVL EXCITE to produce a ‘body property’ input data file (.exb) without the generation of intermediate files requiring translation. <br><br> Specific case studies will be shown to demonstrate how these new capabilities lead to significant improvements in turnaround time and robustness of the engine dynamics analyses.

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.

Top Use Cases: nanoFluidX

Presentation introducing a few of the top use cases for the CFD software, nanoFluidX.

nanoFluidX Product Brochure

Introduction to nanoFluidX, a particle-based fluid dynamics simulation tool to predict the flow in complex geometries with complex motion.

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.

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.

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

The Use of System Modelling Techniques to Filter Test Measurements and Drive a Physical Vehicle NVH Simulator

Bentley Motors sought to understand whether real-life physical NVH testing with alternative powertrains could be accurately correlated in a simulation environment to reduce development cost and time of future luxury vehicles.<br></br>

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.

OptiStruct for Nonlinear Analysis: Comprehensive, Fast and Accurate Solutions, Modern Solver Architecture

This webinar will show you some of the nonlinear capabilities available in OptiStruct with a few use cases at a high level. The use cases include but are not limited to car body durability, powertrain durability, aerospace etc.

nanoFluidX 2017 Brochure

nanoFluidX is a particle-based (SPH) fluid dynamics simulation tool to predict the flow in complex geometries with complex motion. It can be used to predict the oiling in powertrain systems with rotating shafts / gears and analyze forces and torques on individual components of the system. Utilizing the GPU technology empowers high-performance simulations of real geometries.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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%.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Solid CPV Modelling with ESAComp & ComposicaD

Solid modelling has been added to the existing analysis module for composite pressure vessels. The videos in this playlist describe the modelling approach and workflow in detail.

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.

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.

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.

ChassisSim Showcase Video

2 minute video introduction to ChassisSim for multibody dynamics analysis.

DSM Success Story

Thermal Analysis of LED Lamps using AcuSolve

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.

Automation of Engineering Analysis and Design Process in Subsea Industry

Automation of Engineering Analysis and Design Process in Subsea Industry

Waveguide Splitter

See a demonstration of creating an analysis of a waveguide splitter.

Perform Simulation

This demo shows how to run the analysis in HyperXtrude 2015.

Achieving Superior Crash Performance for the Souest DX7

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

FEKO: Characteristic Mode Analysis for Ultra-Wideband Antenna Design

FEKO’s Characteristic Mode Analysis capability is used to improve an ultra-wideband antenna.

Simulation Links Welding Data to Structural Analysis Models

A robust modeling process greatly aids the design of lower cost and higher quality welded structures.

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

FEKO: Electromagnetic and Thermal Analysis of a Human-Body Model with Implant in MRI

Image quality in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) depends on good radio-frequency (RF) coil design. Such coils can be designed efficiently in FEKO thanks to the simulation methods the tool offers.

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.

Mahle Discuss Its Use Of The Automated Reporting Director

A close collaboration was forged between MAHLE and Altair ProductDesign to create the automated reporting solution. While Altair ProductDesign developed the code, MAHLE described the current process and reporting requirements to ensure business alignment and an effective result. Previously, users had to create a HyperView session, adjust all the pictures, snap a picture of each desired view, bring the visual assets into PowerPoint, crop and place, go back and create call-outs, and re-examine results to create notes for the report; this is now a push button operation. Using ARD, MAHLE has successfully reduced time spent on non-engineering tasks, enabling CAE analysts to better utilize their time as engineers - yielding more analysis and better design.

Modeling & Analysis of Anechoic Chambers

A white paper demonstrating how FEKO models were used during the design stages of an anechoic chamber that operates in UHF ranges.

Fatigue Life from Sine-on-Random Excitation

Fatigue life prediction of structures whose natural frequencies lie near the frequencies of the input loading requires the stress results from dynamic analyses. These analyses can be performed in either the time or the frequency domains depending on the nature or the loading. This presentation will outline the approaches available for fatigue life prediction using Altair OptiStruct and APA product, nCode DesignLife for both time and frequency based dynamic analyses. The strengths, weaknesses and assumptions of each approach will be presented, along with typical applications enabling the user to select the proper technique for their particular use case.

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

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

Model-Based Development with Altair

Today, most products are a combination of mechanical, electrical/electronic, and controls/embedded software. In order to manage product complexity and ensure innovation, organizations turn to a model-based development approach for concept studies, control design, multi-domain system simulation and optimization. Altair recently released a unified solution (solidThinking Compose, Activate and Embed) for math and system modeling. Watch this on-demand webinar to learn more.

HyperWorks 2017: OptiStruct for Structural Analysis and Optimization

This webinar will highlight the new analysis and optimization features in OptiStruct version 2017. Solutions covered will include linear and nonlinear, structural and thermal, static and transient analyses. In addition, new capabilities for NVH and Fatigue analyses as well as Optimization will be presented.

Development of Reliability Analysis and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (RAMDO) Software

In manufacturing industry and DoD, developing and producing optimized and reliable products is the primary goal for success of business, reduction of warranty cost, and success of military operations. As the CAD and CAE tools are advancing, the simulation-based design process is often used to obtain an optimum design, prior to prototype development, to reduce the product development cost. However, a design that is deterministically optimized without inclusion of input uncertainty will be most likely only 50% reliable.

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.

Analysis of Thermal Stress on Motors - Efficient Multiphysics Tools for Thermal Analysis

In this article published in the Magnetics Technology 2017 edition, we look at the application of efficient multiphysics tools for thermal analysis.

Flux 12.3 Whats New

Discover Flux 12.3 New version!

HyperWorks Provides a New Mathematical Analysis Technology

The need for engineers to perform simple, fast and accurate calculations using the latest mathematical modelling software is explored in this HyperMath webinar. An overview of this tool together with live demonstration showcasing the powerful and flexible programming language, comprehensive math and utility libraries is demonstrated.

NVH Webinar Series: Transfer Path Analysis at General Motors

This webinar presents the most recent advancement in the vehicle development process at General Motors using Altair HyperWorks' Transfer Path Analysis (TPA) capabilities.

Model Verification Director

Altair's Model Verification Director (MVD) allows engineering analysts to validate CAD model data received from the design teams, automatically identifying potential issues that could slow down the pre-processing stage of the simulation life cycle. The MVD is embedded into HyperWorks pre-processing technology, HyperMesh and integrated into the Assembly Browser. The solution identifies CAD intersections, missing welds, and incorrect bolt-nut positions on an entire assembly structure and generates comprehensive reports in both Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel formats to allow for easy communication of the validation results. With this insight, the CAD design team can correct the model data and help streamline the finite element modeling process.

HyperWorks Helps Midea Design and Optimize Millions of AC Units

HyperWorks Helps Midea Design and Optimize Millions of AC Units. Using an air conditioner, for example, with HyperMesh, it takes Midea Design one week to mesh the whole model, setup loads and constraints, run the analysis, and extract the result.

Development of Tools to Streamline the Analysis of Turbo-Machinery

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

Model Calibration using Altair HyperStudy

This was an Optimization training presentation given by Fatma Kocer at the 2012 Americas HTC. This presentation focuses on Model Calibration using Altair HyperStudy.

Crashworthiness Workshop

This was a 2012 Americas HTC Crashworthiness training presentation. This presentation focuses on the use of HyperWorks tools for Automotive Crash applications. It will also discuss the interface of TeamCenter-HyperMesh integration for batchmeshing and setting up the model in HyperCrash for Analysis.

Biogemma Uses Improved Memory Sharing to Minimize Research Time

Written by SGI, this case study discusses how Biogemma, a plant biotechnology research firm, used PBS Professional to optimize the analysis pipeline, reducing runtimes by over 60%.

Modern FE Modeling of Aero-structures

See advanced FE modeling methods for Aerostructures that will allow you to minimize the time to create FE models so you can spend your time to running models and reviewing results. Learn about geometry clean-up and preparation, advanced meshing tools including batch meshing, powerful post-processing and report generation.

Development of a Global Detailed Commercial Aircraft Finite Element Model

This was an HTC 2011 presentation given by Vikas Yadav from NIAR. This presentation discusses how Hypermesh was used to automate the process of generating aircraft FE models that can be used for various types of analyses.

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

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

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.

Accelerating Product Development at the Nanotech Level with Altair HyperWorks

In addition to looking for a way in which to reduce product development time through simulated modeling and analysis, Zyvex Corporation wanted to be able to communicate the features and value of its MEMS product more effectively to internal and external audiences. Using the Altair HyperWorks computer-aided engineering (CAE) framework for product design, Zyvex not only accomplished its goal to significantly speed time to market, but also used HyperView’s visualization technology to prepare informative compact slide and PowerPoint presentations on the nanotechnology to various stakeholders, including Zyvex management and potential investors.

HM-1030 Organizing a Model

Interactive Tutorial demonstrating tools used for model organization.

HyperWorks at Sea Ray: Engineering High-Performance Pleasure Boats

For Sea Ray Boats, the leading, U.S.-based manufacturer of high-end pleasure boats, CAE simulations are an integral part of the design process to achieve shorter time to market. HyperWorks is deployed for the entire analysis process of the vessel, from modeling and simulation, to visualization and reporting. By using HyperWorks, Sea Ray’s engineers can quickly model their advanced composite structures, as well as run complex inertia relief and durability load cases.

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.


This was the presentation by Binshan Ye, Senior FEA Engineer at Behr America, Inc. This was presented at Dynamics 2009.

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