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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>

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.

Dialing into Simulation to Streamline Cellular Phone Development

Upstream model simulation reduces product development time and enables Motorola to meet critical market demands.

Driving Million Dollar Savings at Ford using Structural Optimisation

The automotive business is a very competitive industry and in today’s markets, leading manufacturers are keen to find ways of reducing costs without compromising either quality or performance. This paper will cover the process of applying OptiStruct software to the re-development of a high volume and high cost plastic PAS (Power Assisted Steering) pump bracket into a much cheaper aluminium alternative. The outcome of this was a lighter, stiffer and cheaper replacement bracket that had the potential, based on the current production engine volumes, to save Ford Motor Company over $1.1 million a year.

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.

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.

Benchmark Study: Optimizing High Fidelity Crash & Safety Simulation Performance

Cray, Intel and Altair have collaborated to analyze crash and safety simulation performance that provides engineers the power, speed and accuracy needed for their design analysis.

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.

HyperForm Sheet Metal Forming Solution Provides Yield Improvement of Wheel Housing and Wheel Arch

Using Altair HyperForm, Mark Auto was able to significantly improve the material utilization for their existing production dies. Mark Auto re-designed two existing dies for wheel arch an wheel housing and was able to dramatically reduce material scrap with minimum rework in their tools while not compromising on component quality.

Ford Battery Group Adopts RADIOSS Cut Methodology

In order to improve the simulation and accuracy of a high fidelity battery CAE model. Ford has turned to the cut methodology available in RADIOSS.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Full Speed Ahead on Welding Analysis

Simulation enables shipbuilders to automate welding procedures – saving time and money.

Enhanced Formability through Hydroforming

Cut sheet metal forming time and costs through simulation-based techniques.

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.

Multi Body Dynamics Simulation and Test Correlation of a Glove Box Mechanism using Motion Solve

This was a 2010 Americas HTC Presentation given by Arun Chickmenahalli from International Automotive Components Group. This presentation describes how IAC with the use of multi-body dynamic (MBD) simulations using MotionSolve software has made it possible to study the system and assess feasibility. At IAC, MotionSolve has been implemented and incorporated into the product development cycle to enhance the design efficiency, reduce cost and lead time.

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.

OS-2070 Topology Optimization of a Reduced Model Using DMIC

Interactive Tutorial demonstrating how to reduce the finite element model using static reduction and also how to perform topology optimization on that reduced model.

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.

OptiStruct Cuts Development Time to Design a Light Weight and More Durable Window Regulator Lift Plate at ArvinMeritor

Using Altair OptiStruct, ArvinMeritor was able to design a lighter weight window regulator lift plate which eased assembly. The new snap-fit design reduced the material compared to original design, without sacrificing performance and durability.

ATCx - Inspire 2014 Overview

Presentation of "Inspire 2014 Overview." This was given by Russell Vernon, Application Engineer, solidThinking, at ATCx West on June 18, 2014.

MADYMO Aerospace Use Case

MADYMO from TASS International delivers multibody occupant models in a finite element environment to analyze and improve seat layout and seat design with the aim to maximize passenger capacity without the need for costly testing. Each new seat layout requires demonstration to prove no head impact conditions exist or that any head impacts result in HIC values below 1000, traditionally accomplished through testing. Testing for head impact conditions for each new seat layout is costly and is often significantly reduced by using MADYMO in support of or in lieu of testing.

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.

SELEX Galileo Deployed HyperMesh to Generate Electrically Large Surface Meshes with Dielectric Regions for Radar Cross Section (RCS) or Antenna Placement

This case study describes the process by which HyperMesh was used to generate 100 million mesh elements of a fast jet, with defined electrical properties at the element level. This was destined for use within electromagnetic (EM) solvers to calculate either the RCS of the aircraft, or to determine where to place an antenna for optimum performance. This was the first time that electrical properties could be assigned to models in a GUI environment, and the process has helped SELEX Galileo designers reduce development time in creating large EM models, which will drive down the cost of design activities.<br><br>

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.

HM-3110 Meshing without Surfaces

Interactive Tutorial demonstrating meshing without surface geometry.

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>

Optimization in Designs

When you hear simulation driven design, what benefits come to your mind? Hopefully one of them optimization. Among the biggest benefits of simulation driven design is that you have a chance to optimize the designs before they are finalized. Without simulation, it is nearly impossible to consider optimization in product development. Optimization as a design philosophy is ingrained in Altair’s DNA. This article reflects on HyperStudy working with APA products as they apply to optimization.

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.

HyperWorks Improves Development Processes in Automotive Industry

In 2008 PWO Germany (Progress-Werk Oberkirch AG) had to develop and produce a new steel made automotive cross car beam (CCB) for the dash board of a new car. PWO received the CAD model, the design space definition and other pre-defined standards of the component from the customer and developed and produced the fitting cross beam based on this information. PWO used the HyperWorks Suite to develop the component. HyperMesh was used to transfer the CAD model into a FEA model, which was then used to run dedicated analysis and simulation tasks. To fulfill the requirements for crash and modal analysis, the company used OptiStruct to optimize the component, RADIOSS and other external solver to run the calculations and HyperView for the post processing. HyperForm was used to check the production feasibility of the individual components and for metal forming simulation tasks. It was important for PWO to have a software suite available that could cover all simulation tasks within one graphical user interface and licensing system.

Nonlinear Gap Analysis Using RADIOSS

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

Topology Optimization of PMH Structures

This was an HTC 2011 presentation given by Vasant Pednekar from Lanxess Corporation. Design time, a major component of product design, is vastly reduced by application of computational FEA. However, optimizing a product for light weight design while conforming to its structural requirements in shortest possible time is always a Herculean task. This presentation highlights how the application of Optistruct methods in different stages of product design yields unorthodox design patterns pertaining to load cases analyzed leading to efficient design in lesser time.

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.

HyperWorks at Changchun Railway Vehicle Co., Ltd.: Accelerating Design and Analysis of High-Speed Railcars

Asia's largest railway vehicle manufacturer, Changchun Railway Vehicle Co., Ltd. (CRC), was looking for ways to increase development efficiency through streamlined CAE processes. By implementing HyperWorks, Altair's engineering framework for product design, CRC was able to reduce modeling cycle time by up to 50 percent. In addition, simulations were more accurate as a result of better model quality.

Significant Weight Reduction by Using Topology Optimization in Volkswagen Design Development

Using Altair’s topology and topography optimization as an integrated part of their design process, Volkswagen is able to reduce mass of engine components by 20% and more

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%.

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.

Improving the Design of Subsea Riser Systems A Cray-Altair Solution for Improved Oil & Gas Component Engineering

With Cray and Altair, engineers have the computational systems they need to perform advanced subsea computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis with better speed, scalability and accuracy. With Altair’s AcuSolve CFD solver running on Cray® XC30™ supercomputer systems, operators and engineers responsible for riser system design and analysis can increase component life, reduce uncertainty and improve the overall safety of their ultra-deep-water systems while still meeting their demanding development schedule.


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.

Introduction to AcuSolve

Altair® AcuSolve® is a leading general-purpose Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solver that is capable of solving the most demanding industrial and scientific applications. Based on the Finite Element method, AcuSolve’s robust and scalable solver technology empowers users by providing unparalleled accuracy on fully unstructured meshes. Applications ranging from steady RANS simulations to complex, transient, multiphysics simulations are handled with ease and accuracy.

ChassisSim Case Study: Tuning Dampers on a Road Car

This case study focuses on applying ChassisSim to tune dampers of a road car - particularly by using the lap time simulation to tune the dampers of a vintage Porsche 911 car and how the shaker rig toolbox was used to tune the dampers on a GT car.

HyperWorks in the Development of Aeronautic Sensors

Esterline Advanced Sensors offers its customers a broad range of high precision solutions for aeronautics (cockpit, airframe and engine) and derivative products for marine, defense and the industrial sector. Read the Case Study to see how HyperMesh improved FE accuracy and saved on development time and costs.

Advances in EM Simulations

This paper introduces some of the recent extensions to the computational electromagnetics code FEKO as released in Suite 7.0. The FDTD (Finite Difference Time Domain) method was added to the selection of available solvers. MLFMM (Multilevel Fast Multipole Method) and PO (Physical Optics) were hybridized for electrically large applications. The RL-GO (Ray-Launching Geometrical Optics) solver was extended and improved in terms of speed and accuracy, and a new interface to import measured near-field antenna data from MVG/Starlab will be presented.

Extrusion Simulation with HyperXtrude

This webinar focuses on how HyperXtrude is used in metal extrusion industry. Increasing manufacturing costs and stiff completion coupled with low profit margins are posing tremendous challenges to extrusion companies. One way the leading companies stay ahead of the competition is by reducing the product development time and production costs through virtual testing. Design engineers and analysts use CAE software to analyze and validate die designs and thereby reduce/eliminate costly die trials. Extrusion simulation module in HyperWorks provides an easy to use CAE environment to validate extrusion die designs, optimize process conditions, identify potential issues and correct them before becoming critical problems.

Tailoring CAE Modeling Processes to Reduce Cell Phone Development Time

By using HyperWorks' process automation engine, Motorola was able to reduce time for modeling and post-processing of cell phone finite-element models by as much as 90 percent.<br><br><i><b>Download available to registered Clients only</i></b>

HyperWorks Tailors CAE Processes to Reduce Cell Phone Development Time at Motorola

Using HyperWorks, Motorola significantly reduced CAE cycle time by automating the process of input deck generation and results evaluation. By deploying HyperWorks’ process automation engine, analysts created a customized solution to simulate cell phone models more quickly.

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.

Lead Time Reduction using Automatic Reporting Director (ARD) for MAHLE

Mahle is one of the top automotive suppliers and one of the top 3 piston suppliers worldwide. With the recent advancements in numerical simulation and computing power, the FEA process has become a major tool to look at the reliability of different design variants. With these advancements, the reporting aspect remained a relatively unchanged process of manually creating pictures and tables with all of the different results. This presentation will look at the collaboration work between Mahle and the Altair Product Development (PD) team to customize the Automatic Reporting Director (ARD) for Mahle's requirements. The goal was to use to better utilize the engineers time by automatically generating a report with standard formats, pictures, and tables. By using the ARD tool, Mahle was able to reduce the lead time for a report from over 4 hours down to less than 1 hour.

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

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

Texas Instruments

Using solidThinking Embed, Texas Instruments was able to develop an embedded simulation of an entire system.

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.

Drop Test Solutions with RADIOSS - Webinar

This is a recording of the live webinar that took place on September 16, 2009.<br><br> Physical drop testing is typically expensive and many times does not produce information in time to be effective in the product development cycle. By utilizing CAE simulation to perform virtual drop test scenarios, companies are saving time, money, and producing more sustainable designs. HyperWorks and RADIOSS provide a complete drop test simulation solution enabling engineers to reduce physical prototypes and virtually validate product designs.<br><br> Run time: 26 min

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.

ChassisSim Case Study: Tuning a Road Car to Run the Nurburgring in Under 7 Minutes

This study demonstrates how ChassisSim allows users to play out all "what ifs" to help predict what might happen in a given situation during a race. It will also show how ChassisSim can be just as applicable to road cars as it is to race cars.

ChassisSim Case Study: Suspension Geometry Design

This case study describes a method to short circuit the suspension geometry design of a vehicle using the motorsport simulation package ChassisSim.

ChassisSim Datasheet

Brief introduction and overview brochure to MDB Analysis technology, ChassisSim.

ChassisSim Shaker Rig Toolbox Demo

Short demonstration video showing what the ChassisSim Shaker Rig Toolbox is and how to apply it.

Introductory Demonstration of How to Design a Race Car Using ChassisSim

Video demonstration of a general race car design in ChassisSim.

Materials and Material Management

When simulation results don’t make sense, what checks do you perform? Besides the modeling aspects of loads and boundary conditions, mesh sizes, right formulations, etc., the most often overlooked cause of problems is the wrong assignment of materials and properties in a solver input deck. In the midst of running many simulations it is so easy to modify values that users forget that what they intended for a part is not what is being analyzed. Identifying the correct material values and assigning them is such a crucial step in your analysis that any mistake can compromise the results and design decisions you make based on simulation.

Optimization Driven Design of CFD Applications

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.

Automotive Closures Webinar

Automotive closures are a focus for innovation and vehicle weight reduction. Effectively utilizing simulation enables companies to reduce costs, improve efficiency and reduce risk while addressing these challenges. This webinar will discuss how CAE can assist engineers in finding solutions for closure design issues.

Manufacturing a Profit with Virtual Simulation Technology - HyperForm

HyperForm is HyperWorks’ highly customisable metal forming simulation framework for managing and improving the entire stamping process. The technology includes manufacturing feasibility analysis, rapid draw die design, process validation and optimisation, all aimed at minimising scrap and reducing overall production costs. The webinar will demonstrate the business benefits of using HyperForm, showing practical examples of how it is being applied in a modern manufacturing environment.

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.

CFD Simulation of VIV Suppression Devices With Upstream Disturbances

This was an HTC 2011 presentation given by Dave Corson on behalf of Chevron. This paper presents the results of high resolution, time accurate CFD simulations used to understand and quantify the wake interaction between a straked cylinder and a cylinder mounted with the AIMS Dual Fin Splitter (ADFS).

HyperForm Improves Accuracy and Robustness of Tool Design and Manufacturing Process at Summit Auto Body (SAB)

HyperForm Improves Accuracy and Robustness of Tool Design and Manufacturing Process at Summit Auto Body (SAB) Leveraging HyperForm’s sheet metal forming solution, SAB designed the validation process and press tool design covering the vital areas of virtual prototyping/testing, which, in turn, reduced the time-consuming manual process drastically.

Partner Spotlight: Hakan Fransson from NovaCast

Discussion with Hakan Fransson, CEO of NovaCast, about benefits and uses for casting simulation software NovaFlow&Solid.

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.

Getting it right the First Time; how FE-Simulation with RADIOSS supports Sigma Connectivity in Streamlining the Development Process

Simulation is extensively used in the early development phases at the Sigma Group, where about 10-15 engineers are working with different types of simulations.

Digimat and RADIOSS for UD Material Modeling with Anisotropic Progressive Failure

The prediction of CFRP materials in the automotive industry requires simulation of the failure through an anisotropic progressive failure model, provided by Digimat.

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.

Multi-physics with MotionSolve

This was a 2012 Americas HTC Presentation given by Keshav Sundaresh & Rajiv Rampalli from Altair. Due to its system level focus, multi-body simulation is a natural environment for integrating the different technologies together. MotionSolve is an Industry proven multi-body simulation tool that provides a logical environment to integrate different technologies and solve the combined problem. This presentation discusses three topics: (a) The need for multi-disciplinary simulations and strategies for combining models; (b) Simulating real world phenomena using MotionSolve; (c) Case studies illustrating how customers have successfully used MotionSolve to solve multi-physics problems.

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.

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.

RADIOSS – MADYMO Coupling For Various Impact Applications

This was a 2010 Americas HTC Presentation given by Mutaz Shkoukani from TASS Americas. The automotive and aviation industry is in need for simulation tools that allow them to analyze structural and occupant performance concurrently with increased predictability in occupant injuries. By harmonizing RADIOSS and MADYMO, both codes in a single simulation offers the best of both worlds. Traditional RADIOSS-MADYMO coupling model was generated and validated to the crash test. Occupant response data from HIII Q MADYMO model was compared to the test data. Acceptable level of correlation was achieved.

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>.

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.

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.

Introduction to LW Finder by LW Engineering

LW Finder takes the guesswork out of strain gauge placement. LW Finder provides accuracy and control when using strain gauges to measure structural loads. It finds the best locations to place strain gauges and predicts measurement error.

Altair HyperXtrude 2015 Brings Extrusion Simulation to the Shop Floor

Extrusion companies today must create a more extensive mix of complex profiles in shorter product-development cycles. At the same time, they seek to reduce production costs. With HyperXtrude 2015, engineers can analyze material flow and heat transfer inside a die during extrusion to validate die designs and thereby reduce or eliminate costly and time-consuming trials. This complimentary 45 minute webinar will help you learn how HyperXtrude 2015 and its intuitive interface can help streamlining your workflow for extrusion die design and manufacturing.

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.

Monash Motorsport takes advantage of optimization and additive manufacturing technologies and wins again!

Since their first Australian SAE Student Racing competition in 2000, the Monash Motorsport team has steadily improved the performance of their race car. Recently the students discovered the benefits of combining Altair‘s OptiStruct optimization technology and 3D printing. Based on an initial prototype rear hub design from the 2013 car, the team proceeded to pursue titanium front hubs and uprights to decrease the car’s unsprung mass. This was a tough challenge, since the former design was already made of lightweight aluminum. To tackle this, Monash Motorsport employed Altair’s optimization technology OptiStruct to design and optimize a titanium upright, which was then produced using additive manufacturing technology from CSIRO. As a result, the students were able to reduce the component’s weight by a further 30 percent whilst maintaining the component stiffness and reducing the development time and costs.

Locking Up a Bike Rack Partnership

An innovative alliance reduces the risks of launching a new product.

A Practical Analysis of Unsteady Flow Around a Bicycle Wheel, Fork and Partial Frame Using CFD

CFD is used to study air flow around a rotating bicycle wheel in contact with the ground, extending previous ‘wheel-only’ work on this problem by including the fork, head tube, top tube, down tube, caliper and brake pads. Unsteady simulations, using a Delayed Detached Eddy Simulation (DDES) turbulence model, were run for 9 different wheel and front fork configurations, over 10 different operating conditions (5 yaw angles, repeated for two different speeds, commonly encountered by cyclists), resulting in 90 transient design points.

Achieving Superior Crash Performance for the Souest DX7

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

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.

HyperWorks Helps Volkswagen Motorsport Develop a World Champion Polo R WRC

Since January 2013 Volkswagen Motorsport compete at the FIA World Rally Championship with the Polo R WRC. To improve the vehicle performance it is essential to reduce the cars weight and inertia. Drivers perform best lap times when they feeling well in the race car. So you have to meet drivers ergonomically needs. Also passive passenger protection is an important topic. To meet these requirements an own racing seat has been developed.

Using HyperStudy to Improve Injury Correlation in Head Drop Simulation

First Technology was able to significantly reduce development time of finite-element dummy models by applying HyperStudy's optimization method to the correlation process.<br><br><i><b>Download available to registered Clients only</i></b>

Topology Optimization of Racecar Suspension Uprights

This was an HTC 2011 presentation given by Billy Wight of Luxon Engineering. This presentation is a case study of applying Altair HyperWorks topology optimization techniques to the design and analysis of racecar suspension uprights. Utilizing manufacturing constraints, stress constraints, and multiple loadcases, topology optimization revealed an optimum material distribution in an efficient manner minimizing development time while maximizing design goals. This optimized design increases stiffness by 225% and reduces mass by 40% versus the original design while meeting stress constraints.

HyperWorks Process Manager Delivers Productivity and Quality Gains to Chassis Design Process

Using Altair HyperWorks Process Manager, M&M was able to implement best practices through standardization of CAE processes and minimize CAE analysis set-up time. Automated post-processing enabled through Process Manager facilitated a 40% reduction in time when compared with the manual practice of post-processing.

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.

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.

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.

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