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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.

Railcar Manufacturer Speeds Design Modifications with HyperWorks

American Railcar Industries, headquartered in St. Charles, Mo., designs and manufactures commercial railroad cars, producing every part of the car above the wheels. Customers use the company’s railcars to transport all sorts of liquid and solid raw materials, including oil, coal, cement, sand, grain and other substances. Their designs include boxcars, gondolas and hoppers, among other styles.

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”

Aerodynamic Development of a Road Cycling Helmet with AcuSolve - LX Sim



Evenflo Juvenile Products

Inspire has shown value to Evenflo as a tool for “sustaining engineering” where fast turnaround for functional improvements is essential.

HyperView and HyperGraph Introduction

The purpose of this self paced course is to introduce the post processing tools available in HyperView and HyperGraph. Most sections will use the See It, Try It, Do It methodology to cover the concepts. See It allows you to watch a video demonstration of the exercise covered in the section. Try It allows you to go through an interactive video which will guide you through performing the exercise. Do It consists of a written exercise and model that can be opened in HyperWorks Desktop which allows you to perform the exercise on your own.

Introduction to HyperWorks Desktop for Aerospace Applications

This course is meant for HyperWokrs Desktop users in the Aerospace environment. The course contains a tailored approach to using variuos tools within HyperMesh and HyperView for Aerospace users. Most Chapters will also contain demonstration videos based on Aerospace components.

Inspire Introduction

The purpose of this self paced course is to introduce running optimizations with the Inspire environment. Most sections will use the See It, Try It, Do It methodology to cover the concepts. See It allows you to watch a video demonstration of the exercise covered in the section. Try It allows you to go through an interactive video which will guide you through performing the exercise. Do It consists of a written exercise and model that can be opened in Inspire which allows you to perform the exercise on your own.

Creactive Design

<b>Using Optimization to Improve the Design of a Classroom</b><br><br> Product design consultancy and structural engineering partner, Creactive Design, wanted to explore the possibility of utilizing optimization technologies to improve the design of a cross-functional roof for an innovative new classroom environment. The classrooms, under development at architecture firm, Future Systems, would be prefabricated in glass reinforced plastic (GRP) to a high standard, making them energy efficient, durable and eminently replicable. The ambitious project was called the “World Classroom”. Creactive approached Altair ProductDesign, to assist in this explorative project due to Altair’s reputation for developing the market leading optimization software solution, OptiStruct.

Delivering Powerful Solutions to the Oil & Gas Industry

To maximize user productivity, oil & gas companies need HPC resources operating reliably around the clock. In addition, the systems need to be easy to use, manage, and scale, while still being cost-effective. Altair’s PBS Works suite of HPC tools offers state-of-the-art solutions that are built to address these challenges.

Click2Cast Showcase Video

2 minute video introduction to casting simulation software from Quantech.

Smart Multiphysics Co-simulation with MotionSolve and Simulink for Mechanical System Control



The Successful Application of HyperWorks at Lenovo

To increase efficiency, improve the quality of meshing and shorten CAE simulation time, Lenovo engineers needed to own a powerful pre-processing tool, one that would really meet the demands of scientific research and engineering innovation. For this task, they chose HyperMesh, an important component of the Altair HyperWorks suite.

Samsung Uses OptiStruct to Redesign Washing Machine Component for Optimized Weight and Material Usage

To carry out optimization on the pulley, Suzhou Samsung chose OptiStruct, a key component of Altair’s HyperWorks suite of computer-aided engineering tools and a modern structural analysis and optimization solver. “OptiStruct provided us with important optimization features,” said Mr. Cheng, “such as topology, size and shape optimization. We were particularly interested in topology optimization to obtain the most efficient structure or distribution of material used in the structure.”

Limited Availability Program for Energy-Efficient Computing Solution

Altair and SGI are releasing an energy-aware computing solution to a limited number of early adopters. Download the flyer for details, including program requirements and benefits.

Solving Real-Life Problems with CFD Parallel Performance of AcuSolve on Cray Systems



Clemson University Chooses PBS Professional for HPC Workload Management

Clemson University's IT department, Clemson Computing and Information Technology (CCIT), selected PBS Professional over open-source alternatives for mission-critical workload management. “We were looking to fulfill two requirements that our open source scheduling tool could not handle – reliability/scalability and technical support. After evaluating workload management vendors, Altair’s PBS Professional scheduling software came out on top as the solution that met our HPC needs.”

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.

HyperWorks, especially OptiStruct is one of the central tools supporting the CAE efforts of BASF Engineering Plastics

Mathematical optimisation methods can provide significant support in virtual CAE part development. In the early phases of the project topology optimisation affords valuable clues to the design of the geometry of the part.

Inspire 2016 Wheel Model

An Inspire 2016 model of a wheel optimization.

Evolve Polymesh Mug Model

An Evolve 2015 model of a coffee mug. This was modeled using Evolve's Polymesh and Nurbify tools.

Inspire 2016 Battery Tray Model

An Inspire 2016 model of a battery tray.

Evolve Helmet Model

An Evolve 2015 model of a bicycle helmet created using Evolve's polygonal modeling and Nurbify tools.

Evolve Bike Seat Model

An Evolve 2015 model of a bicycle seat that was created using basic NURBS modeling tools.

Multibody Analysis of a Vending Machine

This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Dr. Marco Morone from Altran. It was performed a MB analysis of a vending machine. The aim of analysis was to analyze and optimize a cam in order to reduce the friction a acceleration peaks. A rigid MB model in Motion view was generated with contacts. From model results were optimized the cam profile was improved.

Stamping Process Integration of Composites in Crash Analysis

This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Cécile DEMAIN from Solvay Engineering Plastics. Thermoplastic composites (TPC) developed by Solvay Engineering plastics are composites based on polyamide 6 or 6.6 as a matrix and can be reinforced with glass fibers or carbon fibers. The two main interests vs. TPC. thermosetting composites are cycle time and recyclability. The development of TPC PA66 or short fiber hybrid structures / TPC PA66 is today's challenge.

Ron Mendell

Ron Mendell is one of the most talented concept artists serving the motion picture industry.

solidThinking Evolve Design Process: Part 3 (Unique ConstructionTree History)

The ConstructionTree provides a graphical view of a model's construction history.

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



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.

HyperWorks 12.0 Rollout Webinar Series Manufacturing Simulation HyperForm and HyperXtrude



HyperWorks 12.0 Rollout Webinar Series Multi-body Solutions MotionSolve



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.

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.

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



HyperWorks 12.0 Rollout Webinar Series Ideate and Explore (solidThinking Inspire and Evolve)



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



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



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



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.

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



HyperWorks 12.0 Rollout Webinar Series Model and Visualize (HyperMesh)



Smart Multiphysics Application of Computational Aero Acoustics using AcuSolve



HyperView Player 12.0.110

Altair HyperView Player is a plug-in and stand-alone utility that enables users to share and visualise 3D CAE models and results.

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."

Click2Cast Specification Sheet

Click2Cast a casting process simulation software developed by Quantech ATZ.

Click2Cast User Manual

User manual for Click2Cast.

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.

Danish Team Uses HyperWorks to Prove the Value of Topology Optimization for Concrete Architectural Structures

Denmark’s Aarhus School of Architecture was interested in exploring the potential of applying the kind of simulation-based topology optimization used in the automotive, aeronautical and naval industries to architectural concrete structures and coupling it with robotic fabrication of polystyrene formwork for concrete casting. Led by Per Dombernowsky, who served as project manager and engineer, and Asbjørn Søndergaard, who headed the project’s design and optimization aspects, the combined academic and industrial team created the Unikabeton Prototype project.

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

Intel AcuSolve Case Study: Analyzing Complex Designs Faster

Working in collaboration with Intel’s technical support team and utilizing key Intel® software development tools, Altair was able to improve performance, scalability, and time-to-results for AcuSolve, Altair’s leading CFD flow solver.

PBS Professional at The Scripps Research Institute

The campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) overlooks the Pacific near San Diego. Its proximity to the famed (but unrelated) Scripps Oceanographic Institute occasionally causes confusion of identities. But TSRI is prestigious in a totally different way. TSRI uses Altair’s PBS Professional software to provide a consistent workload management infrastructure for its users across all three computing environments.

Extending Extrusion Die Life Using HyperXtrude

Altair HyperXtrude is used to predict die performance and run virtual die tryouts. Using these capabilities, die designs can be modified and tested to improve the die life and reduce the number of die trials.

DSHplus to MotionSolve Interface

Overview of the interface between DSHplus and MotionSolve

Workshop24 - AcuTrace_Bidirectional Coupling with AcuSolve for flow of Miscible Fluids

This tutorials shows how to run AcuSolve and AcuTrace concurrently for flow of miscible fluids

Workshop27 - AcuTrace_Blower with Sliding Mesh

This tutorial provides the basic information regarding AcuTrace and how to use it. A blower model is solved using AcuSolve and AcuTrace and the output is visualized using AcuFieldView

Workshop23 - AcuTrace_Bidirectional Coupling with AcuSolve for Heat Transfer

This tutorials shows how to run AcuSolve and AcuTrace concurrently to compute unsteady flow with heat transfer around a cylinder

Workshop26 - AcuTrace_Blower with Reference Frame

This tutorial provides the basic information regarding AcuTrace and how to use it. A blower model is solved using AcuSolve and AcuTrace and the output is visualized using AcuFieldView

Workshop25 - Riser VIV

This tutorial shows how to set up a Practical FSI simulation. A flexible Riser is modeled

Workshop28 - Coupling AcuSolve and HyperStudy

This tutorial demonstrates how to provide a DOE study using AcuSolve and HyperStudy

Innovating in the Cloud

CAE cloud computing speeds innovation and cuts bottom-line IT costs. <br><br> By Dale Dunlap and Ravi Kunju<br> <i>Concept To Reality</i> Summer / Fall 2012 <a href="http://www.altair.com/MagazineFreeSubscription.aspx">Subscribe to C2R Magazine</a>

The Art of Packaging to Protect Cultural Assets

Simulation tools isolate the cause of undesirable shipping loads on museum’s cultural treasures. <br><br> By Nobuyuki Kamba, Ph.D.<br> <i>Concept To Reality</i> Summer / Fall 2012 <a href="http://www.altair.com/MagazineFreeSubscription.aspx">Subscribe to C2R Magazine</a>

Simulation: The Connection between Speed and Safety in Racing

Chassis manufacturer relies on simulation and optimization to develop the fastest – and safest – race cars on today’s circuits.<br><br> By Luca Pignacca<br> <i>Concept To Reality</i> Summer / Fall 2012 <a href="http://www.altair.com/MagazineFreeSubscription.aspx">Subscribe to C2R Magazine</a>

CFD Advances Racing Bike Performance

Highly automated computational fluid dynamics (CFD) workflows enable the discovery of flow behaviors, improving wheel aerodynamics. <br><br> Mathew N. Godo, Ph.D. and David Corson, Ph.D.<br> <i>Concept To Reality</i> Summer / Fall 2012 <a href="http://www.altair.com/MagazineFreeSubscription.aspx">Subscribe to C2R Magazine</a>

[AB]structures Relies on HyperWorks in Developing Three Record Breaking Round the World Racing Yachts

[AB]structures, an Italian structural design and engineering company, used the CAE suite HyperWorks first for the Volvo Ocean Race in 2006 to design the yacht for the ABN AMRO White team and has used it since then successfully for several other Volvo Ocean Race and America’s Cup yachts. This year [AB]structures used HyperWorks to structurally design and optimize three VO70 Round The World Racing Yachts for the 2011 – 2012 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. This included the yacht Groupama 4, skippered by Franck Cammas, which claimed victory on July 9, 2012 in Galway, Ireland, after 9 months and more than 37,000 nautical miles sailed around the world under the harshest conditions.

Nippon Sharyo Uses AcuSolve Simulation to Make Japan’s Bullet Trains Safer, More Comfortable



Tips & Tricks to Using HyperWorks More Efficiently Webinar

This webinar was a "rapid fire" demonstration of 2-5 minute techniques to save you time and make modeling, meshing and post processing easier. The Tips and Tricks that are shown are simple techniques that are the "secrets" of the power users. <i>This is the recording of a live webinar that took place on October 10, 2012.</i>

TK Mattingly Discusses Water Landing Simulation of the NASA Orion Crew Module

T.K. Mattingly, former Apollo Astronaut and Director of Space Enterprise for Systems Planing and Analysis, reveals how he worked with Altair ProductDesign to simulate the water landing of the NASA Orion Crew Module.

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>

Using PBS Professional Hooks: Examples and Benefits

This paper examines practical uses of the PBS Professional® hook mechanism, to help achieve site requirements, based on experiences at The University of Queensland Research Computing Centre. The paper includes descriptions of several real-world applications for job submission hooks (qsub_hook) and includes example code to help commence implementation of a generic hook able to handle both job submission and job modification events.

Fluid-Structure Interaction Simulation with AcuSolve

In this webinar, attendees will be exposed to the fluid-structure interaction (FSI) simulation capabilities of AcuSolve, Altair's finite element based CFD solver. Attendees will learn about the different types of FSI simulations that are supported by AcuSolve and how these technologies work in conjunction with other HyperWorks tools to provide a powerful solution for multiphysics applications.<br><br> <i>This is a recording of the webinar that took place on August 8, 2012 </i>

Polymer Extrusion Simulation Using HyperXtrude

Demands on polymer extrusion process to create complex shaped coextruded parts, and often with newer materials, make the traditional design and correction approaches expensive. 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. <i>This is a recording of the webinar that took place on July 19, 2012</i>

Mabe - Improved Protection of White Goods through Packaging Optimization

For white goods manufacturer Mabe, the quality of the design and engineering of their home appliances is paramount. The products need to be highly robust as well as visually appealing but must also arrive with the customer in perfect condition. The appliances’ packaging must be equally well designed to protect from drops, impacts and other disruption events, but over-protecting the goods can result in significantly higher costs. The objectives of this project were to use the HyperWorks suite to simulate the effect of the distribution environment events to a washer and dryer product and perform optimization to improve product protection while reducing material costs and weight.

HyperWorks Provides a New Mathematical Analysis Technology

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

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%.

CFD Setup and Analysis in HyperWorks

HyperWorks provides a full suite of powerful tools for the CFD analyst. Using HyperWorks engineers can take multiple ways to achieve simulation goals easily and quickly. AcuSolve - Altair's finite element based CFD solver - guides engineers to make wise decisions by providing flow and thermal solution results. This webinar will give quick overview of these different workflows using HyperWorks, explaining why more and more CFD professionals use HyperWorks for CFD modeling, analysis and optimization. <br><br> <i>This is a recording of the webinar that took place on July 17, 2012</i>

MATLAB and PBS Professional for Efficient Distributed Computing

This data sheet describes MathWorks capabilities and benefits of PBS Professional.

Accurately Simulate Fluid Flow Analysis with AcuSolve CFD

AcuSolve™, part of the HyperWorks suite, is a leading general-purpose finite element-based Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) flow solver with superior robustness, speed, and accuracy. It is used by designers and research engineers at all levels of expertise, either as a standalone product or seamlessly integrated into a powerful design and analysis application. With AcuSolve, users can quickly obtain quality solutions without iterating on solution procedures or worrying about mesh quality or topology. This is the 45 minute introductory webinar recording demonstrating how the Next Generation Finite Element Based CFD Flow Solver is helping engineers efficiently perform CFD analysis, and see how you too can access this capability under your existing HyperWorks tokens! <i>This is the recording of the webinar that took place on June 20, 2012</i>

Compute Manager Data Sheet: Run, Monitor and Manage Workloads and Results on Distributed Resources

This datasheet covers the benefits, features and capabilities of Compute Manager, Altair's web-based job submission portal.

Crashworthiness Workshop

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

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.

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.

Modeling and Analysis of the Battery Packs and Modules in A123 Systems

This was a 2012 Americas HTC Presentation given by Shawn Zhang & Binshan Ye from A123 Systems. In A123 Systems, CAE/FEA tools are widely used to improve the efficiency of the design on battery packs and modules. A123 engineers utilize Altair’s HyperWork Suite for structural FEA including linear and nonlinear statics analysis, modal frequency and random vibration analysis, as well as nonlinear dynamic analysis such as mechanical shock and drop test analysis.

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.

Model Calibration using Altair HyperStudy

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

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.

Development of Tools to Streamline the Analysis of Turbo-Machinery

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

Optimization of a Family of Supporting Frames Under Multiple Analysis Constraints Using HyperStudy

This was a 2012 Americas HTC Presentation given by Dr. Yimin Zhan from Van-Rob Kirchhoff Automotive. Numerous valuable engineering experiences have been gained at Van-Rob Kirchhoff to improve the design of automotive structures during the product development process. Conventional design activities need constant information exchange between FEA and design activities, through an iterative process, which leads to increased time and manpower consumption. Efforts to enhance the efficiency of such a process and to reduce the product development cycle become a challenge. This presentation will demonstrate the significant role of HyperStudy that Van-Rob Kirchhoff used in the optimization design of a family of supporting frame assemblies under multiple analysis constraints.

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.

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.

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.

Finite Element Modeling and Testing of Aerospace Seats under Crash Conditions

This was a 2012 Americas HTC Presentation given by Benjamin Walke from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. In an effort to enhance and supplement structural testing methods, specifically crash analysis, a simplified yet accurate FEA modeling method is developed to better understand a design performance during physical testing. A critical area of performance is crash test analysis. The modeling method was based upon crash conditions referenced from FAR 25.562 as well as physical test methods for crash analysis. The crash modeling utilizes HyperMesh, HyperCrash, and LS-DYNA so as to offer insight into structural performance.

Moldex3D, Structural Analysis, and HyperStudy Integrated in HyperWorks Platform

This was a 2012 Americas HTC Presentation given by Dr. Anthony Yang from CoreTech Systems. In recent years, with the increasing variety, complexity, and precision requirement on plastic products, CAE tools have been widely used for solving product design and manufacturing issues. The structural designs or molding process parameters for products can be optimized efficiently through CAE analyses. However, sometimes it is not efficient to find an optimized set of parameters through traditional CAE analyses. A novel integration between Moldex3D and HyperStudy allows for more quick and efficient parameter optimization which will save time, increase product quality, and increase productivity.

Optimization Training - Altair OptiStruct

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

Vehicle Durability Workshop

This was a training presentation given by Keshav Sundaresh at the 2012 Americas HTC. This presentation covers how industries are currently applying CAE to analyze vehicle durability, how different groups coordinate their efforts to assess the fatigue life of components, and how Altair HyperWorks can help you with virtual durability analysis.

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.

Application of a Novel Metal Folding Technology for Automotive BiW Design

This was a 2012 Americas HTC Presentation given by Prathamesh Marathe from Clemson ICAR. A long-term initiative at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) is a project called "Deep Orange", which immerses students in the world of a future OEM and supplier. As part of the 3rd Deep Orange vehicle project, it was decided to engineer, build, and showcase the load bearing structure of the Body-in-White (BiW) based on a novel technology of sheet metal folding developed by Industrial Origami. The Altair toolbox containing HyperMesh in combination with the RADIOSS linear solver was applied to conduct the functional analyses and bring the BiW structure on target.

CFD and More with Acusolve and HyperWorks

This was a training presentation given at the 2012 Americas HTC. This presentation focuses on the use of HyperWorks tools for CFD applications. Basic topics involve the meshing and set-up of a simple fluid flow application. Advanced topics focus on the set-up, simulation, and post-processing of multi-physics applications.

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