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PBS Professional Utilizes Intel Cluster Checker to Validate the Health of an HPC Cluster

On clusters that are Intel® Cluster Ready (ICR) certified, PBS Professional can utilize Intel® Cluster Checker for gathering real-time information about the cluster at the very moment a job has been scheduled. Using this immediate feedback, PBS Professional can ensure that a job is only being executed on a cluster that has passed a check by Intel Cluster Checker.

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.

PBS Professional Drives Computational Science at Scuola Normale

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

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.

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

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

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.

PBS Professional at NASA Ames Research Center

It takes a super workload management tool to power grid, cluster and on-demand computing environments for computational modeling and simulation applications at NASA.

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

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

Webinar: Visualize it! From Zero to Remote Visualization with Display Manager

In this webinar, our expert walks through the process of using Display Manager within a cluster or supercomputing environment, including application setup and results viewing.

Webinar: Pushing the Performance Limit of Virtual Wind Tunnels

In this webinar, Altair and Cray will describe an advanced and high-performance virtual wind tunnel solution, complete with recommended configurations based on system size.

Altair Leveraging Disruptive Cloud Technologies

As decreasing hardware prices and attractive business models are democratizing high-performance computing (HPC) resources in the cloud, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB) now have greater computing flexibility than ever before. 

RADIOSS 14.0 Overview

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

About: GENOA & RADIOSS Module

Document outlining the GENOA/RADIOSS integration, including detailed instructions.

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 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.

An Integrated Approach to Workload and Cluster Management: The HP CMU PBS Professional Connector

This paper describes the integration between Altair’s PBS Professional and HP’s Insight Cluster Management Utility (CMU), explaining how the concept of a “connector “unites these two tools to simplify cluster setup and job execution, and providing instructions for performing key PBS Professional tasks within Insight CMU. <a href="http://www.pbsworks.com/PBSProductGT.aspx?n=PBS-Professional&c=Overview-and-Capabilities&d=PBS-Professional-and-HP-Insight-CMU">Click here</a> to access more CMU resources.

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

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

Intel-Colfax-Altair Trial Cluster Testimonial: Suncoke Energy

Suncoke used Colfax’s “Try Before You Buy” cluster trial program to run an AcuSolve simulation for analyzing the flow dynamics of a system under negative pressure and extreme temperatures. Their job ran over 16x faster on the cluster.

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.

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.

A Comprehensive Process for Composite Design Optimisation

Composite structures offer unmatched design potential as laminate material properties can be tailored almost continuously throughout the structure. Moreover, composite laminate can be manufactured to fit the ideal shape of a structure for aerodynamic and other performances. However, this increased design freedom also brings new challenges for the design process and software. It is shown in this paper that optimization technology is well suited to exploit the potentials that composite materials offer.

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.

The Complete Package: Applying Altair's Technology Process to Reusable Packaging Design

This paper demonstrates the flexibility that Altair technology provides throughout the design process with tools applicable to all stages. An overview of the LINPAC design process incorporating Altair's technology is given together with examples of how and which tools are being implemented. The limitations of the traditional LINPAC approach and the use of Altair's tools is demonstrated through the use of a detailed example; without the use of Altair technology, more iterations in expensive tool modifications would have been required to achieve a satisfactory design without introducing unacceptable costs.

Cleveland Golf Drives Product Innovation Through Simulation and Optimization Using HyperWorks

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

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.

Composite Optimisation of a Formula One Front Wing

This paper will show the application of a 3-stage approach to designing the optimum composite structure for a front wing on a Formula One car using Altair OptiStruct 9.0 Continual development of aerodynamic components is normal practice in the world of Formula One and the time taken to respond is paramount if a team is to be competitive.

Application of Optimisation Tools to the Design of Advanced Carbon Fibre Bicycle: FACTOR 001

FACTOR 001 is the result of a creative project by BERU f1systems to explore the transfer of design approaches, technology and materials from Formula One to a groundbreaking training bicycle. The design brief did not require the bicycle to comply with existing technical regulations, which resulted in great freedom during the design process. This paper details how OptiStruct Optimisation tools were used to help generate efficient lightweight solutions for the design of complex carbon fibre components. Free-size optimisation was used to generate laminate boundaries, ply thicknesses and fibre directions, which met stress and displacement requirements. Physical testing carried out on manufactured parts highlighted the accuracy of the FE models and demonstrated the advantages of incorporating OptiStruct Optimisation tools in the design process.

Programmable, Open-Architecture HyperWorks Helps Toshiba Design Smaller Hard Disk Drives to Meet Market Demand

Toshiba Digital Network Company, faced with increasing global competition in the hard disk drive (HDD) marketplace, set out to create an advantage through the redesign of their existing HDD product(s). To support this effort, Toshiba partnered with Altair Engineering to automate its design process. This was accomplished by leveraging HyperWorks powerful modeling, visualization and optimization software applications with Toshiba’s proprietary solver for fluid dynamics. The specific goal was to optimize the air bearing surface (ABS) of the HDD’s magnetic head slider. This unique product development process resulted in minimizing the flying height as much as possible while considering its stability. This, in turn, reduced the overall size of the HDD and increased its recording density. In addition, the new design was brought to market in significantly less time than with Toshiba’s traditional design process.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Webinar: Customize it! Fine-tuning Your Environment with PBS Plugins

In this webinar, our expert provides an introduction to PBS Plugins and demonstrates different ways they can be used to customize a cluster or supercomputing environment. Learn how PBS Plugins work, get examples of key plugins that can be easily modified for your use today, and hear tips, tricks and practical advice for writing custom plugins

AcuSolve Optimizations for Scale

This was a 2012 Americas HTC Presentation given by Gilad Shainer & Todd Wilde from the HPC Advisory Council. AcuSolve is a leading general-purpose finite element-based Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) flow solver with superior robustness, speed, and accuracy. AcuSolve simulations are typically carried out on HPC systems. The HPC Advisory Council has performed a deep investigation and profiling for AcuSolve to understand its performance and scaling capabilities and to explore potential optimizations. This paper presents the optimization techniques and networking profiling results to further understand AcuSolve dependencies on the network and the MPI library, and options for future optimizations using MPI offloads.

Intel-Colfax-Altair Trial Cluster Testimonial: Nexteer Automotive

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

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.

Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) solutions with RADIOSS - Webinar

The multi-physics solution in RADIOSS enables engineers to study the design and robustness of products by simulating its behavior. Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) covers a broad scope of problems in which fluid flow and structural deformation interact and affect one another. With its unique capabilities RADIOSS seamlessly manages the structural, dynamic and fluid-structure interaction (FSI) behavior within a model providing accurate results. <br><br> Run time: 55 minutes

Scheduling Jobs onto NVIDIA Tesla GPU Computing Processors using PBS Professional

With the advent of the Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) as a general-purpose computing unit, more and more customers are moving towards GPU-based clusters to run their scientific and engineering applications. This model allows users to use a CPU and GPU together in a heterogeneous computing model, where the sequential part of the application runs on the CPU and the computationally-intensive part runs on the GPU.

QIMR Case Study: Altair and Dell Improve HPC Capabilities for Leading Research Institute

Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) is using PBS Professional on a Dell cluster to improve HPC computing. According to the CIO, “Everyone has benefited from this installation. Researchers can do things they couldn’t do before, like running jobs multiple times or utilizing larger data sets, to achieve outcomes they couldn’t otherwise get. It’s pretty easy to see the value."

PBS Pro at Czech National Supercomputing Center

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

PBS Works: Improving the Accuracy of Weather Forecasts

Running HPC systems and clusters with Altair’s PBS Professional® scheduler provides weather forecast centers with a rich solution for optimized forecasting. The solution ensures high-performance computing (HPC) resources are more efficiently scheduled to increase system utilization, improve application performance and throughput, and enhance quality of service.

Structural Component Design Optimization for Additive Manufacture

Additive manufacturing (AM) technology enables the possibility of realizing highly efficient, optimized structural components with configurations not achievable using conventional manufacturing methods. The Altair and Solid Thinking toolsets provide advanced capabilities to design structural topologies to minimize weight and maximize other performance criteria. However, conventional manufacturing processes require application of design constraints, such as directional access for machining, in the optimization that limit the structural efficiency of the resulting design. AM can remove many of these constraints to allow for more efficient configurations under the applied loading conditions. Case studies show the potential to reduce weight up to 30% for components with applied bending and torsional loads by allowing increased complexity configurations that could only be manufactured additively.

Design Optimization of Axles using Inspire and OptiStruct

Use Inspire to form optimization from the packaging space, performance loading and manufacturing constraints to design an axle close to production ready design. The model setup requires careful setting of axle internal component design and oil flow consideration. Since Inspire does not provide weighting for different load cases, the author was able to gain from trial run to determine the balanced load application, mass target and meshing size requirement to obtain realistic design.

HyperWorks Virtual Wind Tunnel on Cray: Benchmarks and Recommended Configurations

With Altair’s HyperWorks Virtual Wind Tunnel running on Cray XC30 or CS300 systems, manufacturers of all sizes can now predict a vehicle’s external aerodynamic performance without the need for numerous physical wind tunnel tests. This document includes scalability benchmarks for both small and large problems, along with Cray’s recommended system configurations to run Virtual Wind Tunnel.

Simultaneous Robust and Design Optimization of a Knee Bolster

This paper introduces a practical process to simultaneously optimize the robustness of a design and its performance i.e. finds the plateau rather than the peak. The process is applied to two examples, firstly to a composite cantilever beam and then to the design of an automotive knee bolster system whereby the design is optimized to account for different sized occupants, impact locations, material variation and manufacturing variation.

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.

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.

FEKO Webinar: Taking Radar Cross Section (RCS) to the Next Level

Based on practical examples, this webinar will offer a guided tour through computational methods to determine Radar Cross Section (RCS), from objects of just a few wavelengths, to objects of thousands of wavelengths in size.

Building a Better Impact / Crash Mesh Model (HyperMesh)

Finite element models to be used in crash analysis have unique requirements and Impact and Crash Simulations are especially sensitive to element size and quality. A combination of presentation and live demonstrations will highlight the powerful meshing capabilities of HyperMesh. Meshing techniques from basic to advanced will be shown that will provide insight into creating better crash models using the powerful tools within HyperMesh.

  • View Webinar Recording The Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation environment is advancing rapidly and reducing many of the typical barriers for using advanced optimization techniques for design of CFD applications. In this webinar learn how the Altair HyperWorks suite of CAE tools can provide an unmatched solution that enables engineers and companies to overcome the challenges of optimization driven design of CFD applications.
Application of Topology, Size and Shape Optimization on the 787 Wing Leading Edge Structure

The Boeing Company extensively used OptiStruct's topology optimization technology to design fixed leading-edge wing ribs on the 787 program. As a result, the company met weight targets in a shorter period of time.<br><br><i><b>Download available to registered Clients only</i></b>

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>.

Webinar: Software Asset Optimization: Right-Sizing Global Software Investments

In this webinar, our expert will showcase the benefits of using Altair SAO in a global organization and will provide an exclusive profile of one customer’s success with SAO.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Linear Solutions with RADIOSS - Webinar

The vast majority of finite element analysis and simulation carried out today can be categorized as linear problems. When applied appropriately, this can lead to the development of better performing products with a shorted design cycle time. RADIOSS offers a comprehensive set of solutions for this domain along with the power to step up to more advanced analysis and optimization scenarios. <br><br> Run time: 28 minutes

Intel Case Study: Altair Speeds Complex Simulations and Workload Management with RADIOSS and PBS Professional on Xeon Phi

Altair is one of the first software vendors to support the Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor. PBS Professional, Altair’s leading workload management product, supports Xeon Phi out of the box, and we have ported our RADIOSS solver to Xeon Phi.

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.

AcuSolve & RADIOSS Solution on FSI Model

This benchmark demonstrates the ability of AcuSolve to capture the effect of impulse load on a profile submerged in channel flow. A P-FSI simulations is performed using the structural output from RADIOSS.

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.

Effect of underbody deformations of HTT Plethore LC750 supercar under aerodynamic loads using AcuSolve PFSI and RADIOSS

This was an HTC 2011 presentation given by Geneviève Dutil of Lx R&D. The use of Hyperworks in conjunction with AcuSolve has allowed Lx R&D to use a practical fluid structure interaction (PFSI) to determine the effects of deformation under aerodynamic forces of a high performance supercar underbody. This presentation will show how this approach led us to optimize the initial underbody to achieve optimal performances at high speed.

Bird Strike Modeling Using RADIOSS

This was an HTC 2011 presentation given by Andrea Milanese from Politecnico di Milano. In this paper, pros and cons of various approaches to bird modeling are assessed. In particular, finite element and SPH bird models are validate against data available in the literature and evidence collected in tests carried out at the LaST Crash Lab using PermaGel projectiles.


This was a 2010 Americas HTC Presentation given by Dr Wei Li from FTSS. FTSS, in collaboration with the Altair, has developed an express H350 dummy model. The developed model generates 50% - 80% saving in the CPU time in variety of full dummy simulation scenarios and produces injury predictions of comparative quality. This presentation reviews the details of the dummy model development and illustrates a performance evaluation of the dummy model.

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>

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>

Smart Multiphysics: Explosives and Concrete Material Simulation in RADIOSS

HP CMU PBS Connector: Integration Overview for PBS Professional and HP Insight Cluster Management Utility

This datasheet describes the integration between PBS Professional and HP’s Insight Cluster Management Utility (CMU), simplifying cluster deployment and management for users and administrators. <br> <a href="http://www.pbsworks.com/Product.aspx?id=36"><font color="#0099cc">Click here</font></a> to download and use the CMU PBS Connector or read the white paper

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 FSI at NASA Langley: Water Impact of 20 inch Sphere

This was a 2012 Americas HTC Presentation given by Antoine Segnegon from Altair on behalf of NASA Langley. In 2011, NASA Langley completed the construction of a Hydro Impact Basin next to an existing gantry which allows testing of articles for water impact with both horizontal and vertical velocities. NASA Langley engineers use simulation in conjunction with the new testing facilities to evaluate water landings for space vehicles.

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.

Cooper Standard Speeds Development of Next-Generation Pumps with Altair’s AcuSolve CFD Solver

With more than 22,000 employees in 19 countries, Cooper Standard supplies the vehicle industry with fluid delivery systems, sealing and exterior systems, thermal and emission systems and AVS. The company’s Electromechanical Department is an advanced research and development arm of the Cooper Standard North America division. It’s goal is to marry mechanical systems with electronic controls. This new technology improves overall vehicle efficiency by providing on-demand fluid delivery and by eliminating the power loses inherent in conventional systems. In designing new pumps for this type of system, CAE Engineer Tom Lincoln uses computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software to simulate the flow of coolant through the device. He and his team began using CFD computer-aided engineering tools as long ago as 2003, and computer simulations have become an essential part of his organization’s product development process.

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.

nCode DesignLife Showcase Video

2 minute video introduction to fatigue and durability software nCode DesignLife by HBM-nCode.

LG Electronics Success Story

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

HyperMesh -> LS-Dyna Interface

In this one-hour event you will see how the HyperMesh Dyna user profile allows you to work with pre-defined panels and tools in HyperMesh that are specific to modeling and post-processing of LS-Dyna solutions. The webinar will show Dyna specific tools like Transformation Manager, Input Deck Conversion options, card entry/editing, etc., along with the power capabilities of HyperMesh itself that will allow you to interface with LS-Dyna with ease.

Impact / Crash Model Set-up (HyperCrash)

Improving vehicle crash performance is a major challenge in the automobile industry today. While companies are already using simulation to perform virtual validation of crash models they are actively working to improve modeling accuracy and efficiency. Constructing and simulating a full vehicle crash model can be a time consuming, tedious process with many opportunities for error. This webinar will demonstrate how HyperWorks can dramatically speed process of generating a high-fidelity crash model while maintaining and improving results accuracy.

ESLM Shape Optimization of an MBD System

The objective of this demonstration is to learn how to set up optimization problem of MBD systems with HyperMesh, and then run the optimization job in OptiStruct. The mass of the system is to be minimized by controlling several shape design variables while the stress should not exceed an allowable value.

Free Shape Optimization Using Nodal Constraints

A demonstration of Free Shape Optimization Using Nodal Constraints.

Acoustic Analysis of a Half Car Model

A demonstration looking at an acoustic analysis using air as a medium at a drivers ear to measure noise volume.

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.

Hawk T Mk2 - Arrestor Barrier (BAN MK2) Engagement Analysis

As the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) Design Authority for Aircraft Arrestor Barrier Nets, AmSafe products are used to stop aircraft from over-running the end of the runway. The British Arrestor Net (BAN) Mk2 is suspended across the runway over-run area by two electrically driven stanchions and raised or lowered by remote control from the Air Traffic Control tower. This paper describes the process and results of a FE analysis of the engagement of the Hawk T Mk2 aircraft into a Type A Barrier (BAN Mk2). The analysis was performed using RADIOSS, an advanced non-linear explicit Finite Element solver.

HUMOS - An FE Model for Advanced Safety and Comfort Assessments

Biomechanics modelling is becoming increasingly accepted as a tool for enhance assessment of vehicle safety, in particular in the field of injury assessment and virtual testing. Firstly, a generic RADIOSS model for safety applications (HUMOS2) is presented and applications are demonstrated. Important tools associated with the scaling, and positioning of the model is also described. Secondly, an innovative model for scaling of human organs (individualization) is presented. The method which employs optimization techniques, identifies critical (optimal) anatomical control points which allow for a best scaled model of the HUMOS2 representing an individual. Finally, some remaining challenges for future human models are discussed and solution paths are described.

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-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 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: Enhancing Drop Testing Simulation for Luxury Smartphones

Presentation by Alexandre Michat & Paul Sharp

UK ATC 2015: Dynamic Explicit Analysis & Assessment of a Ships Steering Gear

Presentation by David Hunt, Assystem

Seat Design for Crash in the Cloud - NAFEMS World Congress 2015

The benefit of design exploration and optimization is understood and accepted by engineers but the required intensive computational resources have been a challenge for their adoption into the design process. The HyperWorks Unlimited (HWUL) appliance provides an effective solution to these challenges as it seamlessly connects all the necessary tools together in the cloud. The aim of this study is to showcase the benefits of HWUL on an optimization driven design of a complex system. For this purpose an automotive seat design for crash loadcases is selected.

Improving Rudder Shock Loading Following a Nearby Blast Event Using RADIOSS

Engineers in the Marine, Shipbuilding, and Offshore industries face many design challenges including physical space constraints, extreme weather conditions, deep water and remote locations. These constraints create an extreme environment for the engineer to develop a sound, reliable and safe operating platform.

Delivering World Class Chassis Design

This paper details the extensive use of CAE optimisation technology at ThyssenKrupp Automotive Tallent Chassis Ltd (TKA). There are a number of trends in the automotive business that are presenting great challenges, these include severe cost pressures from OEM’s, platform commonisation and reduced vehicle development cycle time. The use of optimisation is critical for TKA to maintain its competitiveness, this paper deals with more advanced concepts of optimisation by extending into the severely non-linear region of analysis types.

Rapid Airbag Folding Technique for Side Curtain Airbag

TECOSIM has developed techniques which can shorten the folding & packaging process time to a few hours and still achieve the essential airbag deployment performance. We will present methods which rapidly fold a free mesh and allow for rapid shape changes for a detailed folded model. These methods can significantly reduce the turnaround time to incorporate design changes into the working CAE model for side impact and OOP [Out Of Position] studies. This technology can integrate airbag development further into the virtual world to allow ‘CAE led’ design of airbag profiles, chambers and seam lines to be established early in the design phase and establish a fully folded deployable airbag for all virtual phases.

Simulation of Automotive Exhaust Noise Using Fluid Structure Interaction

Modelling the exhaust impingement noise is non trivial exercise. It requires a FSI (Fluid Structure Interaction) simulation. Furthermore, sufficient resolution of the local turbulence, complicated by the varying gas temperature and often complex geometry is necessary. The feasibility of modelling this phenomenon using RADIOSS CFD, a commercial code with both FSI and CAA (Computational Acoustic Analysis) capability has been investigated in this paper. A single skin manifold was modelled with flow boundary conditions obtained from a 1D engine simulation code. Engine test bed measurement in a semi-anechoic cell were compared with the prediction, and good correlation achieved. The method adopted provides support at an early stage in the development process.

The CAE Driven Safety Development Process of the New Ford Fiesta

The new Fiesta is about premium feel of a larger car, delivers a new level of safety, driving quality and efficiency. The new Fiesta will be a great contribution towards sustainability and cost effective motoring. The first thing to notice is the design, but the vehicle performance and body structure attribute behaviour are the specific highlights to point out in this presentation. The attribute performance is not based on coincidences; the performance is a result of state of the art engineering work. Especially the safety performance in EuroNCAP.

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