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Auburn University applies HyperWorks to Optimize the Design of Composite Suspension Components and Monocoque for a SAE Formula Student Racecar
To optimize the car performance, the Auburn University SAE Racing Team focused on selected components that were most promising in terms of mass reduction with equal or increased stiffness. HyperWorks enabled them to reduce component mass-to-stiffness ratio, thereby improving car performance, speed up development time, as well as grow in knowledge of composite material design and optimization

HyperWorks Enables Ingeniacity to Reduce Mass of Sailing Yacht Composite Bowsprit by 65%
Altair's HyperWorks Suite provided the pre-processing, optimization and FE-solving tools to help create a new bowsprit design that was 34kg lighter than the previous model

CEVT Discuss Multi-Disciplinary Optimization for Vehicle Development
China Euro Vehicle Technology (CEVT) discuss the application of Multi-disciplinary Optimization (MDO) during the development of new automotive vehicle architectures.

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Adam Wais of Rolo Bikes Discusses the Working Relationship with Altair
During the development of a new carbon fiber bicycle, the design team at Sweden based Rolo Bikes, wanted to develop a frame which exhibited world leading strength and stiffness attributes while keeping weight to an absolute minimum. The team required an efficient process to design the frame and test it in a virtual world against the industry’s safety and performance standards.

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Gator Motorsports
Gator Motorsports utilized Inspire to redesign its brake pedal, as well as suspension bell cranks. This resulted in increased stiffness and a reduction of weight.

Politecnico di Milano University
The Politecnico di Milano University implemented generative design software to quickly and easily identify the ideal shapes and materials for three architectural design concepts.

APWorks Choses OptiStruct for Topology Optimisation for the 3D Printed Light Rider
Despite its skeletal appearance, the Light Rider is an extremely strong yet lightweight electric motorcycle designed by Airbus subsidiary APWorks as a showcase of what’s possible when OptiStruct's topology optimisation is coupled with metallic 3D printing.


Written by Tanya Weaver from DEVELOP3D.

Using Topology Optimization with solidThinking Inspire for Improved Casted Rail Compoments
A simulation driven approach was taken using solidThinking Inspire for topology optimization, Evolve for shape refinements and HyperWorks for FE analysis for the optimization of an existing component design to be manufactured with casting/AM technologies

A Vision of Tomorrow's Architechture: Designing the LAVA Bionic Tower
Exploring design variants with OptiStruct's FE-based topology optimization to generate a free-form exoskeleton structure

Technische Universität Dresden
The team at Technische Universität Dresden used Altair Inspire to redesign a Formula Student steering column mount that saved 35% of the weight and is produced with additive manufacturing.

Developing a New Safety System for the Rail Industry with Sharma & Associates
Sharma & Associates (SA), a Chicago-based consulting firm that is focused on providing engineering solutions to the railroad industry, led the effort. Since 1995, SA have delivered safe, effective and efficient solutions to its customers, which include the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), the Association of American Railroads (AAR), railroads and transit agencies, rail car builders and rail car component manufacturers. The objective of the Altair ProductDesign team effort was to develop an ‘Engineer Protection System (EPS)’ that can protect train crew in frontal collisions (a common mode of train collision) from secondary impact injuries.

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Achieving Superior Crash Performance for the Souest DX7
Analysis and optimization to improve crash performance while reducing reliance on physical tests.

Optimization-driven Product Development at Volvo
Harald Hasselblad (PhD) - Senior Analysis Engineer at Volvo Car Group Sweden - talks about introducing an Optimization Culture Arena to support simulation driven development in his company.

Biberach University of Applied Science, Institute for Architecture and Urban Development
Create modern, functional, stiff, and light architectural designs. Altair OptiStruct used to create feasible designs

ESAComp for Aerospace
One page flyer showcasing how ESAComp can be applied for design optimization in the aerospace industry.

AMETEK
AMETEK utilized model-based development to develop a new embedded control system for a aerospace suit  chiller unit under a very tight schedule and high safety standards.

HyperWorks Becomes Part of Mechanical Engineering Curriculum at Dalhousie University
As a key industry tool, HyperWorks becomes part of the Curriculum, providing hands-on training to Mechanical Engineering Students at Dal

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

Robot Bike Co.
Developing a Fully Customizable, Additively Manufactured Mountain Bike

Implementing CAE into the Design Process for Composite Tennis Racquets at Wilson Sporting Goods
Wilson Labs, the innovation hub at Wilson Sporting Goods, leveraged OptiStruct and Altair ProductDesign for composites finite element analysis to reduce design cycle time and enhance product value.

Hyundai Mobis Automotive Group Improves the EMC Analysis Process from 2D to 3D Using FEKO for Shielding Effectiveness Simulation
To analyze and optimize the shielding effectiveness of the housing in an Around View Monitor (AVM) while meeting EMC requirements, Hyundai MOBIS automotive group improves the Electromagnetic Compatibility Analysis (EMC) process from 2D to 3D using FEKO for shielding effectiveness simulation

Airbus Helicopters
Airbus Helicopters Weight & Balance (W&B) team is tasked with collecting and analyzing data to forecast the weight of a product during the conceptualization phase. Collecting useful and up-to-date data in a standardized way from this wide group of stakeholders was proving to be a challenge for the W&B team, slowing down both the interrogation of data and the resulting decision making. With the manual upload of data, there was no way to create a standardized report that could be updated in real time, either internally by the different product development departments or externally by suppliers. These were the problems Altair was tasked with creating a solution for.

Application of FEKO in EM Protection Design for Electromagnetic Effects of Civil Aircraft
In the limited space of a plane, a lot of radio equipment, especially antennas are installed, leading to concerns about antenna pattern distortion caused by the plane body and inter-antenna isolation.

COMAC, Shanghai Aircraft Design and Research Institute continues selecting FEKO to improve the EMC performance in the developmental phase of the multiple aircraft models C919 and ARJ21.


Top Use Cases: ESAComp
Presentation introducing a few of the top use cases for the composites software, ESAComp.

Ford Battery Group Adopts Radioss Cut Methodology
In order to improve the simulation and accuracy of a high fidelity battery CAE model. Ford has turned to the cut methodology available in Radioss.

RUAG Space Streamlines Composite Analysis with Improved Data Workflow
RUAG Space combines the power of the Altair HyperWorks Suite with the advanced composite failure analysis methods from ESAComp to improve their efficiency and composite modeling process.

VTT Optimises Industrial Valve Block for Additive Manufacturing
Reprint of the article published on Metal AM - vol. 2 no. 1 Spring 2016

Thales Alenia Space
Companies from across a wide range of industries are attempting to find the potential impact that additive manufacturing (AM) could have on design and manufacturing processes. During its own efforts to explore AM and its potential for space satellite development programs, Thales Alenia Space Spain wanted to conduct a research project to see how optimization techniques could be used in conjunction with new manufacturing technology. The primary objective of the study was to use design optimization techniques to reduce the thermal compliance of a satellite’s aluminium filter bracket, while also optimizing the component for weight and readying the final design for the additive manufacturing process.

Bremar Automotion uses Altair Radioss to Design & Certify FIA Motorsport Roll Cages
“The Altair product is it for us in terms of simulation. That’s all we use. It’s great to be able to show such good correlation between the simulations and physical testing, and to have confidence in not only our approach, but also the Altair product as well. It’s a great product for us to be using, and the test results and these images just back that up for us.”

Brett Longhurst, Managing Director, Bremar Automotion

Korea Meteorological Administration Implements Cost-saving Innovations for Electricity Usage with PBS Professional and AcuSolve
“PBS Professional has been a very reliable workload manager for our large, complex supercomputing systems… Cray and Altair are supercomputing leaders in the weather and climate modeling industry, and we are more than happy to have collaborated for this groundbreaking HPC simulation project.” - Ha-young Oh, Assistant Director of National Center for Meteorological Supercomputer

Characterization of Sensorless Motor Control Technology Using VisSim
“A key benefit to using VisSim for this project is its code generation capability and how quickly and fast it works. The speed of how its drivers work and being able to interface directly with our ROM code was really the key enabler for me, and that was the most important benefit in this particular project.”

Dave Wilson,
Senior Motor Systems Engineer
C2000 Group, Texas Instruments

Optimized Design for 3D Printed Valve Block Sheds Weight, Size and Gains Improved Performance
Not every component or product is suitable
for 3D printing, depending on its size, form
and design as well as the quantity needed.
A valve block is very suitable for 3D printing
and has a high potential for improvement in
weight, performance, and design freedom
when additively manufactured.

Composite Rotor Blade Analysis using Altair HyperWorks
As part of a senior design project – the design and analysis of a coaxial rotor craft –
Christopher Van Damme, at the time of the project senior undergraduate student within the
department of Engineering Mechanics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, had to analyze
a composite made helicopter rotor blade. In his analysis he had to employ Computer-Aided
Engineering tools to cover the required studies regarding static, modal, frequency response,
and dynamic analysis of the rotor.

Getting it right the First Time; how FE-Simulation with Radioss supports Sigma Connectivity in Streamlining the Development Process
Simulation is extensively used in the
early development phases at the Sigma
Group, where about 10-15 engineers are
working with different types of simulations.

Structural Design of Concrete Shells in Seismic Areas Using HyperWorks
Challenge: Structural optimization to design expressive structures that can safely
be employed in seismic areas

Altair Solution: Investigate shell structures

Application of HyperWorks to Develop Human Body Models to Assess Injury Potential for Vulnerable Populations in Vehicle Crashes
The effects of obesity on occupant responses
in frontal collisions were investigated using
the UMTRI whole-body human finite element
models. A modeling approach was developed
and applied that allowed for rapid change of a
baseline human body model into geometries
representing adults with different BMIs without
the need for re-meshing the models.

The SKA Radio Telescope: A Global Project for a Better Understanding of the Universe
Challenging Einstein’s seminal theory of
relativity to the limits, how the very first
stars and galaxies formed just after the Big
Bang, the study of dark energy and the vast
magnetic fields in the cosmos, and the age
old question “Are we alone in the Universe?”
These are some of the key scientific goals of
the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) project, led
by the SKA Organization from Jodrell Bank
Observatory in the UK, supported by
11 member countries.

SOGECLAIR Aerospace Employs HyperWorks to Optimize Additively Manufactured Aircraft Components: Topology optimization of a large engine pylon structure
To find new development and manufacturing approach to reduce weight while ensuring safety, HyperWorks offers SOGECLAIR Aerospace an innovative, streamlined development environment with more design freedom, faster development cycles, and lower costs. A CAE-driven design process combining topology optimization using OptiStruct and Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM).

Student Racing Team from Politecnico di Torino uses HyperWorks to Improve Weight, Manufacturability, and the Performance of Race Car
The students used HyperWorks which resulted in a weight reduction of 30% for those parts that were taken under consideration.

Student Team H2polit0 of Politecnico of Torino Applied HyperWorks to Reduce Vehicle Weight and Fuel Consumption on Shell Eco Marathon Europe Competition
Student teams from around the world participate in the Shell Eco-marathon (SEM), a unique low energy consumption competition for student teams. Within the competition the teams strive to design, build and drive the most energy-efficient car. In three annual events in Asia, Americas, and Europe, student teams compete on the track to see who goes furthest on the least amount of fuel. The competition evaluates different aspects of the car, the most important of which is of course the energy consumption: the less energy the car needs, the better it will rank.

Design and Optimization of a High Performance C-Class Catamaran with HyperWorks
Born in 1961, based on a challenge between
Great Britain and the United States about who
builds the fastest catamarans, the ‘C-Class’
has been the driver of many innovations in
the world of multihull sailing.

Climbing the Winner’s Podium with HyperWorks
HyperWorks allows for the option to increase the stiffness of the wheel shell through the use of OptiStruct. By applying HyperWorks to
their composite design and development process the team was able to increase the stiffness of the chosen components by 10 percent while learning how to do a structural layout of carbon fiber composites.

ThyssenKrupp Elevator
ThyssenKrupp Elevator wanted to explore ways to ensure that an innovative, ropeless elevator system design was as lightweight as possible in order to maximize the loading capacity of the cabins. Altair ProductDesign was selected to explore methods and materials that could help to minimize the weight of the design due to the company’s experience in removing mass from products in the automotive and aerospace sectors.

Using HyperWorks to Develop Human Body Models for Vehicle Crash Simulation
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a leading research university in biomedical sciences and bioengineering that provides students and faculty with outstanding opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Solid Hex Meshing the Human Lumbar Spine
Computational modeling and simulation, which uses computer-based mathematical techniques, is on the verge of revolutionizing the field of medical devices. Modeling techniques allow computer models to eliminate bad ideas and refine the good ones long before they leave the drawing board.

Sharma & Associates
Sharma & Associates (SA), a Chicago-based consulting firm that is focused on providing engineering solutions to the railroad industry, led the effort. Since 1995, SA have delivered safe, effective and efficient solutions to its customers, which include the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), the Association of American Railroads (AAR), railroads and transit agencies, rail car builders and rail car component manufacturers. The objective of the Altair ProductDesign team effort was to develop an ‘Engineer Protection System (EPS)’ that can protect train crew in frontal collisions (a common mode of train collision) from secondary impact injuries.

Minimising Mass and Increasing Durability of a Vehicle Suspension System Using OptiStruct
Gestamp selected Altair to develop a set of custom tools within HyperWorks, eliminating the need for an initial 'trial and error' design loop while reducing mass and increasing durability of a rear twist beam suspension system. The company achieved a reduction in lead time while producing competitive low cost, low mass RTB designs.

HyperMesh and Custom Export Template Streamline CFD Analysis in Research Projects at Arizona State University
Integrative Simulations & Computational Fluids Lab researchers from SEMTE (School for Engineering of Matter Transport and Energy) at the Arizona State University (ASU) wanted to use the commercial code HyperMesh as a general preprocessor to mesh complex geometries for use with the spectral element CFD code Nek5000. The challenge was to benefit from the rich functionality of existing meshing tools such as HyperMesh while using the Nek5000 code, since this CFD code requires 3D hexahedral elements. SEMTE researchers set up a project to develop a converter tool with which a HyperMesh mesh could be exported into a format the Nek5000 code could work with. With this export template the overall process is now much more user-friendly and less error-prone. The mesh is generated in HyperMesh and the export template organizes all the data and sorts it so it can be imported in the proper formats into the Nek5000 user template.

3D Systems
3D Systems utilized topology optimization, finite element analysis,  and generative design to conceptualize a new material layout for a 3D printed skateboard deck and trucks.

U-Shin Improves Product Design of Automotive Parts with Altair CAE Solutions
U-Shin is a global automotive part supplier, specializing in the development and production of automotive system appliances and mechatronics products as well as on the research of element technologies. Safety, reliability, adaptability, quality, eco-friendliness, are among the major concerns of the company.

Safety Comes First – Development of a Maxi-Cosi Child Seat Using a CAE-Driven Design Process
When developing a new child seat, safety is
paramount. Dorel Juvenile, market leader in
child safety in cars, was confronted with the
task to develop a new child seat - the
Maxi-Cosi 2wayPearl. To investigate
and analyze the best feasible design,
considering the occurring forces during an
accident, Dorel Juvenile turned to Code
Product Solutions, an engineering service
provider that supports their customers
in the development and optimization of
products, using computer-aided engineering
(CAE) tools. Within the development process,
Code Product Solutions engineers employed
the Altair HyperWorks CAE suite utilizing
RADIOSS® for crash simulation, OptiStruct®
for the layout of highly loaded plastic
parts that comprise the reclining system,
HyperMesh® for pre-processing tasks,
and HyperCrash® and HyperView® during
post-processing.

Improving Rudder Shock Loading Following a Nearby Blast Event Using Radioss
Engineers in the Marine, Shipbuilding,
and Offshore industries face many
design challenges including physical
space constraints, extreme weather
conditions, deep water and remote
locations. These constraints create an
extreme environment for the engineer
to develop a sound, reliable and safe
operating platform.

FIAT Customer Story
FIAT chose Altair ProductDesign as a partner to perform a pilot project to investigate squeak and rattle. The project focused on studying issues on the FIAT UNO, a vehicle made exclusively for the South American market. Altair ProductDesign suggested that FIAT implement Altair’s ‘Squeak and Rattle Director’ (SNRD), a comprehensive set of services and software automations that rapidly identify and analyze design alternatives to eliminate the root causes of squeak and rattle in assemblies. With customization from the Altair ProductDesign team, the solution provides a semi-automated approach to determine relative component displacements in the time domain that can lead to undesired noise. A dedicated four day workshop facilitated a fast ramp-up of the NVH team’s knowledge of the SNRD and helped Altair to identify FIAT’s specific design process that the solution could be tailored to.

Baker Hughes Drills 60% off Product Development Time With HyperWorks-Driven Simulation
One of the world’s leading suppliers
of oilfield services, products, technology
and systems, Baker Hughes operates globally
with nearly 59,000 employees. The company,
headquartered in Houston, Texas, recently
recorded $21.4 billion in annual revenue
from sales of both services and highly
innovative products for the world’s oil
and natural gas industry.

Fluid - Structure Interaction Analysis and Optimization of an Automotive Component
This paper discusses the behavior of a flexible flap at the rear end of a generic car model under
aerodynamic loads. A strong bidirectional coupling between the flap’s deflection and the flow
field exists which requires this system to be simulated in a coupled fluid-structure manner.

Application of HyperWorks for Collaborative/Global Computer-Aided Engineering And Design Instruction at Brigham Young University
For a recent ME 471 class, a team of five students re-engineered the chassis/suspension platform for a 1969 Chevrolet Camero. At the conclusion of the project, the team presented a comprehensive review of their re-design vehicle to a panel of PACE program representatives and partners. Key to arriving at an efficient design was the early application of Altair topology optimization to the chassis, suspension, and wheel design of the vehicle. Altair HyperMesh was applied to generate finite element models that formed the basis for the topology optimization studies. The team results showed that 

The chassis mass was reduced by 34% through the application of topology optimization. The suspension control arm mass was reduced by 28%. The team was able to apply the Altair HyperWorks simulation tools in a seamless manner with the Catia-based CAD data that was generated for the vehicle re-design.

Indian Engineering Institute CoEP Establishes CAE Optimization Center Employing Altair HyperWorks
This success story illustrates how a reputed engineering institute of national acclaim has set-up a CAE - Optimization Lab, equipped with Altair HyperWorks CAE tools, to expose their students to the latest technologies in product design, analysis, and optimization.
Within the range of the CAE - Optimization Lab, CoEP has launched various courses to impart knowledge on Altair HyperWorks. This CoEP initiative bridges the gap between industry expectations and needs and the knowledge that graduating students possess. Being trained on advanced and contemporary technologies such as the HyperWorks
suite has opened new opportunities for students to embark their career, has improved the national ranking of the college due to investing in a modern and robust infrastructure, and also has benefitted the industry by creating a talent pool of well-trained manpower, available to work on breakthrough engineering initiatives.

Haier Redesigns Air Conditioners and Packaging with Altair HyperWorks to Eliminate Drop Damage
Haier Group is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of home appliances and consumer electronics. The company is the leader of its industry in China, where it is headquartered.



Haier ships its products all across the globe and in more than 100 countries, so well designed product packaging is crucial to the company’s ability to deliver products without damage to even the farthest destinations.



Download the Case study to see how Altair was able to reduce costs of physical testing and eliminate drop damage using simulated drop testing with HyperWorks.

Re-Loc
Re-Loc is a UK based company that developed a new product to help to accelerate the process of positioning metal reinforcement bars inside concrete bricks. The Re-Loc product is a clip that fits tightly inside the brick’s cavity and attaches to the bar, holding it securely in place as the cavity is fillled with concrete. The team had already developed a rough design and proved that it could perform its intended job, but problems arose when it came to the high manufacturing cost of the product. Re-Loc approached Altair ProductDesign to explore ways of reducing material use and cost from the part and to bring the design to a production level.

Establishing Simulation-Driven Design at Scania
Mikael Thellner from Scania Trucks talks about improved design processes thanks to solidThinking Inspire. Designers can evaluate their products in earlier stages due to the ability to do analyses themselves.

Steve McGugan Industrial Design
Award winning industrial designer Steve McGugan uses Altair Evolve to design and model a range of unique products.

Amcor Rigid Plastics
In today’s remarkably competitive markets, the packaging industry needs to be highly responsive to the rapidly changing industry they operate in. New products are being produced all the time, and packaging professionals must maintain a fine balance between packaging performance, environmental impact and shelf appeal while keeping costs to a minimum. Amcor wanted to explore ways that it could accelerate the engineering and analysis tasks associated with the development of new packaging products. Altair ProductDesign’s Enterprise Solutions Group worked with Amcor’s simulation specialists to identify where time and eventually costs could be saved within the design process. Following an investigation into current design practices, the ESG suggested that Amcor could take advantage of the Impact Simulation Director (ISD).

NASA Develops Wireless Sensors to Detect Lightning Strike Damage to Composite Aircraft
Computational electromagnetic software enables a team of researchers at NASA’s Langley Research Center to develop wireless resonant sensors that can measure and mitigate lightning strike
damage to composite aircraft.


By Beverly A. Beckert
Concept To Reality Winter/ Spring 2015
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Simulation Powers Development of Professional Power Tools
CAE is a core element in developing high-end, long-lasting professional power tools at DeWalt, a Stanley Black & Decker brand.

Chiller Unit Keeps Joint Strike Fighter Pilots Cool
A model-based embedded development system enables AMETEK to design, simulate, create firmware for and validate a chiller unit control system.


By Beverly A. Beckert
Concept To Reality Winter/ Spring 2015
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Optimization Technology: Leveraging a Solid Foundation to Innovate Better Products
Steady improvements in the OptiStruct solver platform over 20 years have enabled users to tackle increasingly complex design challenges. Now, OptiStruct in combination with 3D printing helps to achieve more efficient structural designs.


By Uwe Schramm
Concept To Reality Winter/ Spring 2015
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Anadolu Isuzu Increases Truck Safety with HyperWorks Products
Safety Engineer Caner Kara is talking about their usage of Altair products in the design process of trucks and buses at Anadolu Isuzu.


OptiStruct Plays a Key Role in the Air Wing Design for a Multi-Disciplinary, Collaborative University Capstone Design Project
The Georgia Tech Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) took the lead in collaborating with five Universities to develop a senior-level capstone design course that would give engineering students collaborative design experience using state-of the art computational tools. The multi-disciplinary course was completed over two semesters. Students, under the direction of University professors and industrial mentors, completed a fixed-wing aircraft design.


Euro-Pro Embraces Simulation-Driven Design with Altair HyperWorks
Euro-Pro, maker of Ninja blenders and Shark vacuums, has embraced simulation-driven design to reduce physical tests and improve product performance and durability. HyperWorks solvers (OptiStruct, RADIOSS and AcuSolve) are used across the board via Altair’s HPC cloud infrastructure


Scania
Scania uses a simulation-driven design process including topology optimization and finite element analysis. This speeds up their design and development process and produces lighter, more efficient components.

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

In Search of the Perfect Snowmobile Design
Polaris uses optimization software to achieve lightweight designed and recede time to market. Learn how in this reprint of an article published on the January 2015 issue of Desktop Engineering magazine.


MAHLE
Analysis of MAHLE's automotive components and systems creates a huge amount of simulation data which is used to generate project reports. This reporting process can be a slow, manual process that ties up a great deal of the engineering team’s time that could be better spent investigating the results. The company wanted to explore ways of streamlining its simulation results reporting process when developing new pistons and connecting rods.

AAM
American Axle & Manufacturing employed topology optimization and FEA to redesign an automotive carrier to achieve a weight reduction of 20%.

Radioss Case Study with PSA Peugeot Citroën and Bull
PSA Peugeot Citroën collaborated with Altair, Bull, PRACE and others to perform a study of automotive crash rupture simulations, investigating ways to improve material failure criteria and better predict cracks.

Stanley Black & Decker Case Study
Stanley Black & Decker chose Altair’s HyperWorks Unlimited to optimize their CAE processes for power tool design, enabling them to explore concepts more deeply, reduce cycle times and make better decisions faster.

EDAG: Developing Commercial Vehicles Inspired by Nature
As Germany's largest independent engineering
partner to the worldwide automotive industry,
EDAG is continuously seeking for new technology and for innovative processes to streamline vehicle development.

DECKED
The huge capacity of a pickup comes at the expense of storage. The loading area is often a simple box with no ability to store smaller items safely or secure them from theft. After spotting an opportunity in the marketplace, entrepreneur, Lance Meller, started work on a well-built alternative. Lance founded DECKED with his business partner, Jake Peters, with a shared determination to create an innovative, robust and useful storage solution for both commercial users and private owners alike. The system had to be able to withstand a load of 2,000 lbs, fit it into a wide range of pickup models including those from Ford, GM, Chrysler, Toyota and Nissan and be manufactured for a compelling retail target price. DECKED selected Altair ProductDesign as it needed a partner that was able to deliver conceptual design work along with advanced engineering and prototyping services.

Aeroelastic Investigation of the Sandia 100m Blade Using Computational Fluid Dynamics
Recent trends in wind power technology are focusing on increasing power output through an increase in rotor diameter. As the rotor diameter increases, aeroelastic effects become increasingly important in the design of an efficient blade.

Applying Optimization Technology to Drive Design of a 100-Meter Composite Wind Turbine Blade
This presentation demonstrates how numerical optimization can be applied using OptiStruct to aid in the design development of a 100-meter composite wind turbine blade.

Combining topology optimization with laser additive manufacturing reveals new potential for lightweight structures
Challenge: Development of design and optimization methods to improve components made with laser additive manufacturing methods.

Altair Solution: HyperWorks, OptiStruct, Simulation Driven Design Process

Benefits: increased material efficiency, lighter and stiffer structures, less user training required, flexible and adaptable manufacturing process


Automation of Engineering Analysis and Design Process in Subsea Industry
Automation of Engineering Analysis and Design Process in Subsea Industry

CAE Simulation driven Product Development of Expandable Liner Hanger
CAE Simulation driven Product Development of
Expandable Liner Hanger presentation given by Ganesh Nanaware of Baker Hughes at ATCx Energy 2014.


Applications of Acusolve and Optistruct in the High-Temperature Reformation of Biomass
Applications of Acusolve and Optistruct in the High-Temperature Reformation of Biomass presentation given by Tim Laska of sundrop fuels at ATCx Energy.

Inspire for the Oil & Gas Industry
Inspire for the Oil & Gas Industry presentation given by Blaise Cole at ATCx Energy.

Fully automated in a single process: Optimization and manufacturing of CFRP components
Use of HyperWorks and adapted threestep optimization process for Composite materials integrated in the production process

Benefits:
  • process suitable for large volume series
  • flexibility in production
  • short learning curve for users
  • light and yet stiff components


Increasing Robustness and Reliability of a Race Car Engine with AcuSolve
This study is part of Prodrive’s implementation of AcuSolve to enhance its CFD capability after many years of outsourcing these simulations.

Dimensions Furniture
Dimensions Furniture incorporates industrial design and modeling software to design and render furniture products for presentation to buyers and direct handoff to manufacturing teams.

Optimal Design Exploration Using Global Response Surface Method: Rail Crush
As design exploration and optimization methods have become commonly accepted across a range of industries, such as aerospace, automotive or oil and gas, they are frequently utilized as standard practice to efficiently produce designs and aid critical engineering decisions. The widespread acceptance of these methods coupled with the power of modern computing has led to applications across a range of design problems and ever-increasing complexity. The size and scope of this expansion continually pushes the boundaries of existing exploration and optimization methods. Furthermore, a complete exploration of the optimal design space includes computationally intensive features such as multi-objective optimization, to understand the trade-off between competing objectives, and global optimization, to avoid local extrema.


Accurate Simulation Modelling of Sports Impact Scenarios using HyperWorks
One of the key research activities within the institute is concerned with the development of enhanced human surrogate models for sports personal protective equipment (PPE) research. Impact surrogates are used to provide a representation of a living human which can then be impacted under injurious loading conditions such as a ball impacting the thigh to understand the response behaviour.

Rolo Bikes
Rolo Bikes approached Altair ProductDesign due to its familiarity with the HyperWorks suite and expertise in the application of CAE techniques to optimize carbon fiber structures. The objective of the program was to optimize a new bike frame to achieve world leading performance for weight, stiffness and comfort. In addition, the team was also tasked with developing an efficient and cost effective virtual testing process to analyze the performance of future bike frames from Rolo and other partner companies.

Shanghai Arts and Crafts Factory
The Shanghai Arts and Crafts Factory utilizes digital NURBS-based conceptual design tools to generate ideal 2D and 3D designs and renderings for parade floats.

Studio-X
Studio-X and Tokyo DIGITAL use topology optimization to improve structural optimization and enhances building performance while reducing assembly time and material waste with lightweight design. 

Computational Analysis of Quadriceps Tendon Force Following Total Knee Replacement Surgery Leads to Improved Patient Knee Flexure
Anterior knee pain is a significant complication following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) surgery. The inability to freely extend/flex the knee has a crucial influence on patients daily activities including walking, lifting and rising from a chair. This knee movement inability is one of the most common indications of needed TKA procedure revisions. Poor sizing during surgery of the patellar knee component – a “button-like” element that increases the mechanical advantage of the
extension force. The research biomechanics group in the Department of Bioengineering at Clemson University has evaluated the effect of the patella-button thickness on the variation of the magnitude of the quadriceps tendon force by applying HyperWorks-based finite element analysis.


Failure Criteria for Stamping Analysis in Radioss
In this paper, several failure criteria are compared in their ability to predict necking point and failure propagation during a forming process. The paper has been presented at the 2014 IDDRG Conference in Paris, France.

HyperWorks helps ACENTISS in the development of Elias, a new electrically powered ultra-lightweight airplane
Recently, ACENTISS has developed the all-electric technology demonstrator ELIAS (Electric Aircraft IABG ACENTISS) based on the one-seater UL aircraft ELECTRA ONE from PC-AERO GmbH.
To perform all the needed engineering and development work of the project ACENTISS applied Altair’s HyperWorks suite.


CAE Technology Applicable to the Aerospace Industry - JEC Reprint
In this article, published on the May 2014 issue of JEC Composites Magazine, Shan Nageswaran explains why the latest version of HyperWorks® represents the most advanced evolution of computer-aided engineering (CAE) technology applicable to the aerospace industry.

Tesla Optimizes CAE - Desktop Engineering Reprint
Automating CAE connectors creation in HyperMesh and utilizing HyperStudy for pedestrian impact simulation helped optimize Tesla’s design cycle and get better crash and safety performance.

Luxon Engineering Applies Optimization-driven Design to Motocross Components
The motorcycles used in motocross racing demand light weight and high strength components in order to gain a performance advantage over the competition. In this video testimonial Billy Wight, President of Luxon Engineering, presents a case study of applying Altair HyperWorks optimization techniques in the design of a motocross triple clamp assembly and rear suspension linkage.

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