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Release Notes: MADYMO 7.7

Highlights and new features in the latest release of MADYMO from TASS International.

Release Notes: CES Selector 2017

Highlights and new features in the latest release of CES Selector from Granta Design.

White Paper: Stories from Industry - Doing System-Level Modeling for the First Time

The high demands placed on engineering teams are requiring new technologies and tools that can help turn out higher quality products with fewer costly, late-stage design changes. Many engineers are familiar with some modeling techniques such as CAD or FEA, but they have yet to embrace a system-level modeling approach to analyze the dynamics of their entire design in a fully integrated way.

White Paper: Calculation Management Done Right

Calculation management is a strategy that systematizes the way an organization manages its mathematics and knowledge, from start to finish.

White Paper: Unlocking Commercial Knowledge - How System-Level Modeling forms the Basis for High-Performance, Low-Risk Designs

What do we mean by system-level modeling? Generally, we are referring to a modeling process that uses physics-based components, connected together in a system spanning multiple physical domains. These models are a mix of discrete and continuous systems that aim to replicate the product’s performance in real life – a virtual prototype upon which testing occurs.

White Paper: Simultaneous Durability Assessment and Relative Random Analysis Under Base Shake Loading Conditions

For many automotive systems, it is required to calculate both the durability performance of the part and to rule out the possibility of the collision of individual components during severe base shake vibration conditions. The check for “collisions” has previously been done separately with the resultant “doubling up” of the analysis being both time-consuming and cumbersome. However, new technological advances now make it possible to do both these calculations at the same time and this paper will present results for an exhaust model analyzed using NASTRAN.

White Paper: Creating Accurate Surrogate and/or Accelerated Loads for Known Models or Structural Systems Types

For laboratory-based simulation, especially of parts or subsystems, there is a need (usually because of available test equipment) to simplify the loads down to single input loads one at a time (eg, X, then Y, then Z) and this poses significant challenges. Two common approaches are currently used. This paper presents the details of a new approach which is a variation of the FDS approach but using the actual system properties.

White Paper: Frequency FE-Based Weld Fatigue Life Prediction of Dynamic Systems

In most aspects of mechanical design related to a motor vehicle there are two ways to treat dynamic fatigue problems, that is time domain vs. frequency domain approach. Time domain approaches are the most common and most widely used especially in the automotive industries and accordingly, it is the method of choice for the fatigue calculation of welded structures.

Design Exploration Process for Aerospace Industry

Today in research of new designs and under the engineering circumstances detailed above, the time is there to use design exploration within multi-physics co-simulation as it leads to more desirable solutions than design optimization does.

Release Notes: CADdoctor 7.2

Highlights and new features in the latest release of CADdoctor from Elysium.

Release Notes: nanoFluidX 2.09

Highlights and new features in the latest release of nanoFluidX from FluiDyna.

White Paper: Intelligent Light - Automotive

Three Ways to Use Efficient CFD Workflows to Address Challenges in Automotive Engineering

Release Notes: Virfac® 1.4.2.14

Release notes highlighting what is new in version 1.4.2.14 of Virfac.

Release Notes: Moldex3D R15 SP1

Major enhancements included in the latest version of Moldex3D.

AFDEX Installation Guide

Guide for installing AFDEX from MFRC.

White Paper: One Source Solution for Short-Fiber Reinforced Materials in FEA

With use of today’s technology, FE simulation of the injection molding process is state of the art. Several unique solvers are available for this purpose. However, an appropriate coupling between the injection molding simulation and the mechanical simulation is required.

White Paper: OHB & CAEfatigue - Simultaneous Durability Assessment and Relative Random Analysis Under Base Shake Loading Conditions

For many aerospace systems it is required to calculate both the durability of the part and to rule out the possibility of collision of individual components during severe base shake vibration conditions. Advanced frequency domain methods now exist to enable the durability assessment to be undertaken fully in the frequency domain and utilizing the most advanced and efficient analysis tools.

Release Notes: JMAG 16.1.01

Release notes informing users of changes and updates in JMAG version 16.1.01. Key features include: faster detailed 3D analyses, highly accurate material modeling and analysis function, speedup of multi-case/optimization calculation, enhancement of JMAG-RT model and improved customization of JMAG.

MBSE Overview

Integrating system models with simulation improves design quality and engineering productivity.

What's New - NovaFlow&Solid 6.3

Highlights and new features in the latest release of NovaFlow&Solid from NovaCast Systems.

Release Notes: AcuNexus 1.6.8

Highlights and new features in the latest release of AcuNexus 1.6.8 from Novus Nexus.

Release Notes: TruckSim 2017.1

Latest features included in TruckSim 2017.1 by Mechanical Simulation.

Release Notes: BikeSim 2017.1

Release notes highlighting what is new in version 2017.1 of BikeSim.

Release Notes: CarSim 2017.1

Latest features and enhancements included in CarSim from Mechanical Simulation.

What's New - Crash Cad Calculate 3.0

Highlights and new features in the latest release of Crash Cad Calculate by Impact Design.

Release Notes: FEMFAT 5.2b

This version includes enhancements, as well as bug fixes. 5.2 ODB Library has also been posted.

Release Notes: nCode DesignLife 13.0

The new version includes a batch option, new options in the materials databases, other new features and several enhancements. Download the PDF to read more.

Release Notes: scSTREAM 13.0

- Enhanced prism layer insertion that allows the user to freely specify the thickness of prism layers to fit your analysis conditions and model geometries - Substitution of mass particles now allows mass particles to be substituted to VOF values used in the free-surface analysis.

White Paper: Industry 4.0 and the Power of the Digital Twin

Adopt a systems approach to machine design and survive the next industrial revolution.

White Paper: Minimization of Forming Load of Gear Driver Forging Process with AFDEX and HyperStudy

In this paper, a workflow is presented that integrates the functionalities of a metal forming simulation software, AFDEX and a multidisciplinary optimization software, HyperStudy. Using this approach, the forming load of a gear driver used in an automotive transmission is minimized and two die design parameters are optimized.

White Paper: Model-Driven Innovation

The Model-Driven Innovation approach, and its emphasis on employing virtual prototyping at the system-level, is an invaluable technique when designing complex systems. This approach means that: Problems can be fixed before the system integration and physical prototyping stages. Project delays can be avoided because engineers are able to quickly detect, and correct, problems that arise due to the interactions between different subsystems. Systems can be analyzed, and designs validated and improved with access to the underlying mathematics. By employing this approach, companies can reduce development risks, develop better products, and get to market faster.

White Paper: Advanced System-Level Modeling of Complex Machines

This article illustrates how engineers involved in the design of complex machines are making significant strides in their work with the help of the Maplesoft Engineering Solutions team. Learn more about such diverse projects as revolutionary mining equipment, more reliable offshore machines, a parametric approach to designing an industrial pick-and-place robot, and improved performance of crane control systems.

White Paper: Thermal Engineering Analysis with Maple

Learn how Maple can be applied to thermal engineering analysis, assisting in applications such as: - Modeling the heat flows across a vapor-compression refrigeration cycle - Simulating a lumped parameter model of a heat exchanger - Calculating the heat changes necessary to condition air into the human comfort zone - Finding the parameters that maximize the efficiency of a regenerative Rankine cycle - Investigating how different fluids and process parameters affect the efficiency of an organic Rankine cycle

White Paper: Searching, Exploring and Visualizing Data using Maple

This paper presents several examples of how Maple can be used to search and filter large data repositories, explore and visualize the data in innovative ways and use the data to predict future behavior.

Release Notes: MapleSim 2016.2

The MapleSimTM 2016.2 family of products includes significant enhancements in the areas of model development and toolchain connectivity.

Release Notes: Coustyx 4.02

Coustyx version 4.02 contains enhancements and bug fixes to the former versions

Release Notes: CONVERSE 3.8

This document describes the added, modified, and enhanced features of CONVERSE version 3.8.

Coustyx User's Manual

User manual for Coustyx 4.02

Release Notes: KTex Family 2.0

Major enhancements included in the latest version of KTex Family.

Tips & Tricks: LAP

Step-by-Step Layup Optimization with LAP

Whitepaper: A Design-Validation-Production Workflow for Aerospace Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing coupled with topology optimization allows the design-and-analysis and manufacturing iterations to be reduced significantly, or even eliminated. To ensure that the part will perform as simulated, a mid-stage validation is conducted on a standardized part before creating the final products.

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.

A Design-Validation-Production Workflow for Aerospace Additive Manufacturing

There is a lot of hype these days regarding Additive Manufacturing (AM) or 3D Printing. Are companies seriously looking at this technology to make real parts for actual applications? For the aerospace industry, the hype is starting to become more real.

NovaFlow&Solid High Pressure Die Casting Technical Specifications

This document provides an overview of the of the necessary requirements to successfully run NovaFlow&Solid 6.0 for high pressure die casting.

NovaFlow&Solid Gravity Casting Technical Specifications

This document provides an overview of the of the necessary requirements to successfully run NovaFlow&Solid 6.0 for gravity casting.

Automated Parameter Tuning for Optimized Vehicle Dynamics

This paper, which was presented at the 2015 Americas ATC, demonstrates a workflow between HyperStudy, CarSim and solidThinking Compose.

Electrostatic Simulation of a High Voltage Bushing

This whitepaper showcases the process and benefits of using Charge, from Fieldscale, for electrostatic simulation of a high voltage bushing.

The Art & Science Behind Manufacturing

Do you ever think about all the work that lies behind developing almost everything in the world around us? This article reflects on the tremendous effect the manufacturing process has on everything we use in our daily lives.

Electrostatic Simulation of a Medium Voltage Cable: The Effects of a Void Defect

This whitepaper shows how Charge can be applied to help develop better electric power cables.

RADIOSS and MADYMO Coupling Tutorial

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

Concept to Deployment with Maple

Preserve Knowledge, Manage Innovation, Accelerate Solution Development

Model Driven Innovation with MapleSim

MapleSim's capabilities provide model-driven innovation by helping identify problems early in the engineering process.

The Evolving Role of Physical Testing in Simulation-Driven Product Development

Physical tests have been historically used for performance verification and validation. However, as more reliance on simulation is built up, the role shifts to that of final validation with a series of intermediate tests to build confidence in simulation.

Bruel & Kjaer Whitepaper: Designing the Sound Experience with NVH Simulation

Creating the perfect vehicle sound is a critical challenge that needs to be addressed in order to produce the highest quality product. Insight+ offers many capabilities to help achieve this.

Engineering the Design Process for 3D Printing

3D printing is gripping the engineering community with large mass appeal. With a confluence of many factors like aggressive marketing, advancements in manufacturing processes, willingness and bold initiatives to reduce weight, the adoption phase has clearly crossed the chasm from early adopters to an early majority.

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.

Is Excel Hindering Your Engineering Projects?

Dedicated mathematical software like Maple provides a state-of-the-art environment for advanced engineering calculations.

Low Frequency Electromagnetic Analysis and its Structural and Thermal Effects

Altair customers have access to the world's leading technologies for electromagnetic applications, which expand to modern electrical and communication systems as well, with FEKO covering the high frequency problems and JMAG from JSOL covering the low frequency domain.

Fatigue, Composites & Optimization: Themes for Partner Presentations at the Americas Altair Technology Conference

Americas ATC 2015 had one of the highest attendance in history, with about 750+ users in a span of 3 days attending workshops and presentations. Close to half the number of partners from the APA were present to interact with customers and showcase their technologies. Sridhar highlights the key points covered in the presentations.

STRENGTH2000® Analysis Methods

List of analysis methods available in STRENGTH2000® by Airbus Defence and Space.

From Manufacturing to Design Validation

The Altair Partner Alliance's Technical Director reflects on proper design validation when it comes to fiber reinforced plastics.

The Influence of the Injection Molding Process in Structural Analysis

The Altair Partner Alliance's Technical Director reflects on various influences affecting the product engineering process in regards to structural analysis.

CAEfatigue Technical Paper for UK NAFEMS

Whitepaper discussing fatigue calculations for multi-input random and deterministic loads in frequency domain.

CAEfatigue Technical Paper for US NAFEMS

Whitepaper discussing improved methods of frequency domain fatigue calculations for automotive systems.

CAEfatigue SAE Paper

Technical paper discussing advances relating to fatigue calculations for combined random and deterministic loads.

CAEfatigue Presentation Addressing Time v. Frequency Domain Analysis for Large Automotive Systems

Presentation covering development and application of time and frequency domain analysis in the automotive industry.

The Most Common Mistakes Engineers Make In Thermal Modeling

Engineers and designers are increasingly relying on modeling solutions to prototype, test, prove and experiment as a means to more accurately predict how a built vehicle or other application will respond to various thermal conditions. While these methods are designed and promoted to save manufacturers time and money, five common mistakes made during the modeling phase can actually cost you more money, add time to the design cycle, and ultimately hurt product performance.

Comments on the Testing and Management of Plastics Material Data

Presentation delivered by Hubert Lobo at the CARHS Automotive CAE Grand Challenge in Hanau, Germany. This presentation reviewed our latest findings related to volumetric yield in polymers and its relationship to failure, as well as the material database technology that was created to store this kind of multivariate data and the analytical tools created to help the CAE engineer understand and use plastics material data.

FEMFAT Multiaxial Webinar Presentation Slides

This presentation focuses on fatigue life prediction for multiaxial loaded components including both physical test bench and independent loadings over time (transient).

New Methods for Assesing the Durability of Adhesive Bonds Introduced in nCode DesignLife

Methods for assessing the durability of adhesive bonds in lightweight vehicle structures available in version 8 of nCode.

A Thin, Low-Profile Antenna Using a Novel High Impedance Ground Plane

The size of the antenna for a given application does not depend purely on the technology but on the laws of physics where the antenna size with respect to the wavelength has the predominant influence on the radiation characteristics.

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