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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 (HyperMesh)



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



Smart Multiphysics Application of Computational Aero Acoustics using AcuSolve



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

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

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

Workshop28 - Coupling AcuSolve and HyperStudy

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

Workshop25 - Riser VIV

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Advanced Midsurfacing

The purpose of this self paced course is to introduce advanced midsurfacing tools and techniques. 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 HyperMesh which allows you to perform the exercise on your own. Some sections will also contain interactive guides to provide a detailed description of the different options contained within a panel or browser.

Hexa Meshing Introduction

The purpose of this self paced course is to introduce the solid editing and hex meshing tools available in HyperMesh. 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 HyperMesh which allows you to perform the exercise on your own. Some sections will also contain interactive guides to provide a detailed description of the different options contained within a panel or browser.

Schlumberger Eclipse Integration White Paper and How-To Guide

The Schlumberger ECLIPSE software family offers the industry’s most complete and robust set of reservoir simulation software. In response to user requests, Altair has collaborated with Schlumberger to deliver a tightly integrated version of ECLIPSE for PBS Professional. This paper documents the integration and provides step-by-step instructions for configuration and use.

HyperWorks improves development processes at PSA Peugeot Citroën

<b>Challenge:</b> Define new process that includes accurate component data<br> <b>Altair Solution:</b> Use HyperForm and RADIOSS in development process<br> <b>Benefits:</b> <ul><li>Reduce Development Time <li>Accelerate Innovation <li>Improve Quality and Robustness</ul>

Altair Partner Alliance Offers Flexibility and Enhancements in Development Process at Manufacturer of Interconnect Products

Amphenol is one of the largest manufacturers of interconnect products in the world. The company designs, manufactures, and markets electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors, coaxial and flat-ribbon cable, and interconnect systems. Amphenol was able to use HyperWorks and the APA to access software encompassing the entire development process, all within one platform.

Workshop18 - Static Mixer (kenics)

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

Workshop21 - Modeling of Porous Media in AcuSolve

This tutorial teaches how to model porous media in AcuSolve

AcuTrace Overview

This presentation gives a general overview of AcuTrace features and capabilites

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.

Workshop17 - Sensor UDF

This tutorial teaches how to use a user defined function for controlling the temperature in the model. The UDF simulates the behavior of an electronic sensor.

Workshop20 - AcuReport - Blower

This tutorial provides the basic introduction to AcuReport. A report is generated for a blower model

Workshop19 - Batch Mixer with Reference Frame

This tutorial provides the basic information regarding AcuTrace and how to use it. A Batch Mixer model is solved using AcuSolve and AcuTrace to compute the particle traces for flow field generated by AcuSolve. The output is visualized using AcuDisplay and AcuFieldView

AcuSolve Validation - NACA0012 Airfoil

This benchmark validates AcuSolve for external aerodynamic applications. NACA0012 has been studied in depth both numerically and experimentally. AcuSolve results are compared with other CFD software results and with available test data

Workshop22 - Modeling of Fan Component in AcuSolve

This tutorial shows how to use the fan component in AcuSolve

Workshop8 - Natural Convection

This tutorial teaches how to set up a natural convection model in AcuConsole. A steady state simulation of buoyancy driven laminar flow caused by an internally heated cylinder within an air-filled cylinder is modeled.

Improving the Accuracy of Weather Prediction

This brochure covers the Cray-Altair Solution for Optimized HPC Resource and Workload Management – Using a Cray supercomputer with Altair’s PBS Professional scheduler provides weather prediction centers with a rich solution for optimized forecasting.

PBS Professional Data Sheet: The Trusted Leader in HPC Workload Management and Job Scheduling

This datasheet covers the benefits, features and capabilities of PBS Professional, the market-leading workload management and job scheduling solution.

PBS Analytics Data Sheet: Visualize Historical Usage for Optimized ROI

This datasheet covers the benefits, features and capabilities of PBS Analytics, Altair's web-based accounting, analytics and reporting solution.

Designing Efficient Structures with solidThinking Inspire Webinar

If you design structural parts and/or are challenged with reducing the weight of your designs, solidThinking Inspire can help. This is is a recording of the live webinar hosted on Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Formidable Challenges in Formula Student Racing

<b>Industry:</b> University<br> <b>Challenge:</b> Remove weight and improve performance from vehicles<br> <b>Altair Solution:</b> Optimization with HyperWorks tools<br> <b>Benefits:</b> <ul><li>Reduce weight of vehicle while keeping or increasing the component stiffness <li>Speed up time of development process <li>Save material and real-world testing <li>Reach top rankings during competitions </ul>

World-Leading Crane Manufacturer TADANO FAUN Accelerates Its Design Processes with HyperWorks

<b>Industry:</b> Heavy Industry<br> <b>Challenge:</b> Generate accurate finite element method (FEM) calculations.<br> <b>Altair Solution:</b> FEM structural analysis utilizing the suite of HyperWorks tools<br> <b>Benefits</b><br> •Faster time to results<br> •Flexible unit-based licensing model<br> •Cost reduction

PBS Professional at NASA Ames Research Center

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

Altair BUSolutions

<b>Developing the World’s First Series Hydraulic Hybrid Bus</b><br><br> The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requires modern transit bus systems to provide more efficient services across America. Currently, U.S. public bus transit authorities are subsidized to meet operating budgets with State and local subsidies exceeding $19 billion per year and Federal subsidies exceed $7 billion per year. The goal of the BUSolutions project is to design and manufacturer a new bus with improved fuel economy, lower emissions and a lower life cycle cost than today’s buses.

Global Appliance Manufacturer Mabe Analyzes Spin Cycle with HyperWorks to Improve Washing Machines and Bring Them to Market Faster

Typically when engineers consider the most complex problems involving multi-body dynamics, hydrodynamics, and noise-vibration-harshness, they are focusing on the complexities of automobiles or aircraft. Design issues that can be just as challenging, however, impact every household’s laundry room. For companies like consumer goods manufacturer Mabe, simulation has helped them better solve product issues such as balance ring distortion, move products to market faster and reduce cost.

Daimler - Calculation of Optimal Damping Placement in a Vehicle Interior

One of the most difficult jobs of a NVH Analyst is to sift through a seemingly endless set of results and find the key conclusions that will improve a design. Different assumptions and different subsets of data can give very different conclusions. This paper compares acoustic results calculated for a Class 8 heavy duty truck cab to choose an optimal configuration of damping material. The design was evaluated for structure and air-borne inputs, but only structure-borne inputs are considered in this paper.

NASA

<b>A Safer Landing with Water Impact Analysis</b><br><br> Using Altair’s own HyperWorks virtual simulation suite, Altair ProductDesign built an accurate finite element model of the module from CAD data supplied by NASA, as well as a section of water and air which matched the conditions from the lake used during the physical tests. The effect on the module’s structure during impact was simulated to gauge how well the results correlated with the physical tests. The results showed excellent correlation between the simulation and physical tests, identifying areas where the model, input parameters and meshing methods could be improved to give a more accurate prediction of the event.

Heart Valve Analysis

Predicting Aortic Stenosis through Simulation Aortic valve Stenosis is a heart value disorder that narrows the aortic valve opening due to calcium build up in the leaflets. This prevents the valve from opening properly and obstructs the flow of blood causing the heart to work harder. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) has the potential to allow researchers to study the condition without the need for traditional physical testing. An efficient process was required to make this possible since modeling tissue behavior, back pressure, and the interaction between tissue and blood are highly complex challenges. Altair ProductDesign led this self funded project to improve the simulation and analysis of heart condition research.

Scania

<b>Reducing the Development Cycle with Assembly Automation</b><br><br> European based heavy vehicles manufacturer, Scania, is known for its ability to deliver highly customized products. This concept creates a significant challenge for computer aided engineering (CAE) departments, as engineers must rapidly verify a number of different variants with finite element simulations. Therefore, automating the entire virtual model assembly process was a major goal for Scania. The process, which included tasks such as positioning hundreds of components, creating contact definitions and building part connections with pre-strained bolts, was time consuming and prone to error.

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>

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

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

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.

Scheduling Jobs onto Intel® Xeon Phi™ using PBS Professional

Working closely with Intel, Altair has ensured that PBS Professional supports the Intel® Xeon Phi™ architecture targeting high performance computing applications. This paper describes the basic and advanced configurations of PBS Professional for scheduling jobs onto Intel Xeon Phi devices. <br> <a href="http://www.pbsworks.com/ResLibSearchResult.aspx?keywords=PBS%20Configuration%20Toolkit%20for%20Intel%20Xeon%20Phi:%20Download"><font color="#0099cc">PBS users: Download the toolkit to automate configuration of PBS for a Xeon Phi environment</font></a>

Using HyperWorks to Generate Electrically Large Surface Meshes for Radar Cross Section or Antenna Placement Simulation

Radar Cross Section (RCS) and installed antenna placement are important parameters for aircraft designs. RCS is a measure of how detectable an object, such as an aircraft, is with radar. A large RCS indicates that an object, such as a jet aircraft, is easily detected.<br><br> SELEX Galileo used HyperWorks to generate arbitrarily large surface meshes, with defined electrical properties at the element level, for use with electromagnetic (EM) solvers to calculate either RCS of an aircraft or to determine where to place an antenna for optimum performance.<br><br> For this case study a fast-jet aircraft with approximately 100 million mesh elements was assessed for radar tracking and avoidance capabilities.

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>

Bird Strike Simulation Takes Flight

The increasing number of bird-plane impacts gives rise to new CAE methods to address aircraft safety.<br><br> By Robert Yancey<br> <i>Concept To Reality</i> Summer/Fall 2011

Simulation Streamlines Aircraft Door Development

The Eurocopter Group leverages analysis to cut design time and automate the process of developing safe aircraft closures.<br><br> By Michele Macchioni<br> <i>Concept To Reality</i> Summer/Fall 2011

Structural Optimization Helps Launch Space Payloads

Aerospace company employs simulation software to reduce weight in the Launch Abort Manifold for the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle.<br><br> By Blaine E. Phipps, Michael H. Young and Nathan G. Christensen<br> <i>Concept To Reality</i> Summer/Fall 2011

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

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

Multi-disciplinary Optimization of Aero-structures

Learn about how HyperWorks can be used to perform multi-disciplinary analysis and optimization involving structural, thermal, dynamic, and fluid analysis.

Topology Optimisation of an Aerospace Part to be Produced by Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM)

OptiStruct helped EADS achieve significant weight savings in the design of ALM (additive Layer Manufacturing) components.

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.

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