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Improving Composite Design and Simulation Efficiency with Multiscale Designer

Dr. Jan-Philipp Fuhr - Managing Partner, Cikoni talks about developing a methodology to analyze and predict composite matrix and fiber failure using Altair OptiStruct and Multiscale Designer resulting in improved accuracy and simulation efficiency of their simulations.

SimLab for CFD and Multiphysics Webinar

This webinar shows Altair's streamlined thermal fluid-structure interaction workflow for powertrain components. Leveraging Altair's CFD and structural analysis solvers, SimLab now offers a streamlined workflow that enables pre-, solver, and post-processing for thermal FSI within a single interface. The webinar will cover extraction of fluid surfaces to build CFD domains from solid bodies, defining loads and constraints, solver setting for conjugate heat transfer (CHT) and computing deflections and thermal stresses and post-processing structural and thermal-flow results.

Designing Optimized Aluminum Castings with Fatigue Life Considerations

Andras Tanos, R&D Engineer at FemAlk ZRT, talks about how they have used Altair solutions for topology optimization of an engine part.

Innovative Use of Composites for Organic Architecture

In this interview recorded at JEC World 2018, Atanas Zhelev, Chief Architect and co-founder at Digital Architects Ltd., talks about the innovative use of composites for organic architecture. Composites offer designers the ability to create a material and engineer its properties to resist particular load cases and environments. Such infinite possibilities can be daunting and a big step away from the more conventional way of working with a material having a known set of characteristics. It is here that architects and structural engineers can be aided by Altair’s software, such as ESAComp, now available as a standalone product in Altair HyperWorks advanced simulation and optimization software suite, to produce efficient, stable and durable composite structures.

Webinar: Global-Local Workflows and High-Fidelity Stress Analysis for a Wing Flap Hinge Fitting

In this webinar, we analyze a part from Altair’s Aero Wing concept, the flap hinge fitting, and perform a global-local case study to provide confidence in its optimized design. This global-local workflow process may then be repeated for any other component of interest within the Aero Wing structural assembly.

Webinar: A Modular Simulation Process and Data Management Solution Using HyperWorks, ModelCenter and SimData Manager

Engineering design has greatly evolved with the advent of simulation tools and computing power. Simulation software such as Altair HyperWorks suite have enabled virtual design greatly reducing or even replacing physical testings. Process integration tools like ModelCenter from Phoenix Integration have enabled the engineer to automate the execution of the simulation tools and explore complete design spaces instead of searching for the first feasible solution. The large amounts of data that are now being generated can be managed using solutions like SimData Manager from PDTec. This webinar focuses on a prototype integration between these three products. The tools are brought together to enable automated execution of complex simulation processes involving structural analysis and CFD using Altair OptiStruct and AcuSolve solvers with built-in data management and traceability.

Rapidly Exploring Electric Vehicle Architectures with C123

To overcome the challenges of developing a vehicle architecture shared across a range of electrical vehicles, National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) leveraged Altair’s unique three stage concept development process, C123 using a combination of optimization technologies, design processes and engineering expertise.

The Design Revolution Offered by Combining Additive Manufacturing with Simulation Driven Design

Topology optimization is a computer based calculation procedure which can design mechanically stressed component structures in such a way that the highest possible rigidity can be achieved with minimal material usage. Only those parts of a component which are essential for the required flux of force and necessary stability are generated. This results in complex structures which can only be built partially or not at all using conventional production processes. At this point the advantages of additive manufacturing come into focus.

What Can We Learn from Nature for Modern Architecture Structures?

Eric Rusinol, an Architect from The Sagrada Família Foundation, gives us some insight into the project to finish Antoni Gaudí's iconic Cathedral in Barcelona, touching on the teams use of optimization and concept generations technologies from Altair.

Webinar: Structural and Thermal Coupling with Electromagnetic Systems

Electromagnetic phenomenon may induce undesired effects such as heat or vibrations. To predict and correct them by simulation, it is necessary to couple all phenomenon. Altair HyperWorks software suite is a perfect solution for this and in this webinar, two use cases will be demonstrated, where Flux is coupled with OptiStruct and AcuSolve.

Altair Aerospace: Fail-safe and Multiphysics Optimization

This webinar covers the complete fail-safe optimization process of a wing rib starting with the search of a new and more efficient design to the calculation of optimum dimensions. The replacement of a metallic fitting by an organic 3D printed version, while increasing performances and decreasing mass reduction is discussed as well. HyperStudy has also been used to perform multi-disciplinary studies throughout the process.

Altair Aerospace: Design a Flap Mechanism with Multibody Dynamics

This short webinar will discuss coupling of aerodynamics loading, structures vibration, mechanisms deployment and hydraulics actuation in the simulation of a high lift device. This session also includes the simulation of structure loads and actuation efficiency during flight maneuvers. A fatigue analysis ensures the longevity of the new design.

OptiStruct for Nonlinear Analysis: Comprehensive, Fast and Accurate Solutions, Modern Solver Architecture

This webinar will show you some of the nonlinear capabilities available in OptiStruct with a few use cases at a high level. The use cases include but are not limited to car body durability, powertrain durability, aerospace etc.

OptiStruct: Enabling Simulation Driven Innovation

Watch this on-demand webinar to get a complete overview of the comprehensive, unique and innovative functionality of OptiStruct for structural analysis and optimization. Learn why OptiStruct is quickly becoming widely adopted as the structural solver of choice.

Efficient Injection Molding Tools through Optimization, CFD Simulation and 3D Printing

The company PROTIQ (www.protiq.com) worked with Altair and created a highly efficient molding tool. Optimization with OptiStruct was used to find the optimal design to guarantee the maximum tolerances of the generated products. The cooling process of the product was simulated with CFD (AcuSolve). As an overall result, the cycle time could be significantly decreased and the part quality also improved due to lower thermal deformations.

HyperWorks 2017: Optimization Driven Design

Design optimization manifests itself in all levels of Altair’s offerings; software, product design and packaged solutions. This is all carefully planned and implemented so that the engineers and analysts can benefit from these functionalities without leaving their native environments.

HyperWorks 2017: OptiStruct for Structural Analysis and Optimization

This webinar will highlight the new analysis and optimization features in OptiStruct version 2017. Solutions covered will include linear and nonlinear, structural and thermal, static and transient analyses. In addition, new capabilities for NVH and Fatigue analyses as well as Optimization will be presented.

Sujan CooperStandard Achieves Lighweighting & Performance Targets with Altair

Sujan CooperStandard uses solidThinking Inspire, OptiStruct and HyperMesh to design a torsional vibration damper that meets NVH criteria, optimize bracket and various mount designs.

APWorks Light Rider: Optimization Process

First 3D-printed Motorcycle by APWorks (Airbus Group) called Lightrider. Altair's software OptiStruct was used for inspiration of the organic structure of the motorcycle.

MBD Series: Lightweight Design

Tony Norton - Executive Vice President Product Design at Altair Engineering - talks about MBD being an essential tool in finding accurate loads for a subsequent optimization. He also introduces Inspire Motion and explains the Sub-Space Response Surface MDO Solution developed by his Product Development team.

Introduction to OptiStruct

OptiStruct is an industry proven, modern structural analysis solver for linear and nonlinear problems under static and dynamic loadings. It is the market-leading solution for structural design and optimization.

Coupling Insight+ with NVH Director to Enable Subjective Evaluation of Simulation Results

This webinar will demonstrate the workflow between NVH Director (NVHD) and Insight+ for interactive, subjective evaluation of sound and vibration in the context of full vehicle NVH. It will include worked examples to demonstrate use cases.

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.

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.

An Interview with Ben Farmer of Robot Bike Co. Discussing the Development of their R160 Bike with Altair

Robot Bike Company (RBC) is a new startup established in the UK by aerospace engineers and mountain biking enthusiasts who identified the potential of combining additive manufacturing technologies with carbon fiber to, in their own words, “create the best bike frames possible”. To deliver a customizable, lightweight, high strength bike, RBC’s frame was intended to be created from carbon fiber, a material very common in the industry. The carbon fiber tubes, as well as the bike’s other components and systems were to be joined by additively manufactured titanium ‘nodes’, manufactured based on the specification of individual riders. Altair ProductDesign’s engineering team was tasked with optimizing these joints, which included the head tube, seat post and chain stay lugs, to ensure they were as lightweight as possible and still able to withstand the forces of downhill mountain bike riding, all while being fit for the AM process.

Lightweight and Durable Design of Automotive Components

This webinar covers how advanced optimization techniques helped FCA Engineering India Pvt. explore the lightweight component design of a vehicle suspension system. For this purpose, the development process of a track bar bracket will be shown, highlighting how a lightweight and durable component design was achieved.

HyperWorks for Aerospace: Structural Solvers

This video summarizes the latest features of OptiStruct 14.0.120 which are very relevant for aerospace engineers. The topics discussed are new stress constraints for topology optimization, a 'fast contact' algorithm, tape laying manufacturing for composites, fail safe topology optimization, and resultant forces and moments as design criteria. The webinar also touches on MotionSolve and RADIOSS as solvers for the Aerospace industry.

OptiStruct Overview 14.0

See an overview of the new features available in OptiStruct for 14.0

Finite Sliding Analysis

Finite sliding contact is now available for Surface-to-Surface (S2S) contact to simulate large sliding at the contact interface. Finite sliding is activated by setting the TRACK field on the CONTACT entry to FINITE.

Fast Contact

Fast Contact Analysis is now available for Node-to-Surface (N2S) contact and for CGAP/CGAPG elements. This is supported for models without material nonlinearity or friction. Large displacement nonlinear analysis is not supported.

Lattice Optimization

OptiStruct now offers a novel solution to create blended solid and lattice structures from concept to detailed final design. This technology is developed in particular to assist design innovation for additive manufacturing (3D printing).

Mahle Discuss Its Use Of The Automated Reporting Director

A close collaboration was forged between MAHLE and Altair ProductDesign to create the automated reporting solution. While Altair ProductDesign developed the code, MAHLE described the current process and reporting requirements to ensure business alignment and an effective result. Previously, users had to create a HyperView session, adjust all the pictures, snap a picture of each desired view, bring the visual assets into PowerPoint, crop and place, go back and create call-outs, and re-examine results to create notes for the report; this is now a push button operation. Using ARD, MAHLE has successfully reduced time spent on non-engineering tasks, enabling CAE analysts to better utilize their time as engineers - yielding more analysis and better design.

Webinar: Using VMAP and OptiStruct for modal testing and FEA-test correlation

The webinar will feature VMAP, an experimental modal testing and FEA-Test correlation software product of TechPassion and OptiStruct’s interoperability with VMAP. An unique feature of VMAP is its simple user interface and interoperability designed to meet the needs of both beginners and expert users. In this webinar, we will present an overview of the features and benefits of VMAP.

Additive Manufacturing of a Satellite Antenna Bracket

Analysis and design of a 3D printed antenna support for the Sentinel-1b satellite by RUAG Space with Altair Products.

Webinar: Global-Local Analysis using StressCheck, HyperMesh and OptiStruct

Global data, in the form of nodal loads generated during structural analyses may be output from Altair's HyperMesh or OptiStruct to represent cut section boundary conditions. This data can then be imported into StressCheck as Total Loads at Points (TLAPs) and applied to boundaries of highly detailed model for computation of local stresses, strains, stress intensity factors, buckling load factors and more.

HyperWorks 14.0 Webinar: Structural Analysis & Optimization

HyperWorks 14.0 introduces expanded optimization, NVH, and nonlinear solver capabilities, helping to get to the right design with a simulation-driven process. Providing fast, accurate solutions, OptiStruct’s capabilities have been elevated to include more nonlinear analyses, as well as the implementation of new contact algorithms, improvement in solution speed and enhancements in thermal contact. OptiStruct parallelism has been further developed, with normal modes and frequency response analysis made faster. Optimization enhancements include a new alternate optimization algorithm in OptiStruct as well as implementation of a first-to-market solution for the design and optimization of lattice structures. 3D topology optimization for RADIOSS nonlinear analysis has been added.

One Source Solution for Short-Fiber-Reinforced Materials in FEA

This webinar shows possibilities to enhance your FE Analysis of fiber-reinforced plastics and explains the best way to extract more reliable information out of your parts. Focusing on the anisotropic material behavior, the workflow will show the mapping of fiber orientation results from Moldex3D onto the FE solver OptiStruct by using Converse. The whole chain will be explained from “what is the main issue with short-fiber-reinforced plastics” to “what effort/benefit ratio can be expected”. Please note: You will need to login to Altair Connect to view this recording.

A Transfer Function Approach for Computing Acoustic Response During RPM Sweeps

This webinar will feature OptiStruct and Coustyx, presenting a new approach for efficiently calculating the acoustic field during speed sweeps. The TF based approach will result in faster solutions than conventional method. Please note: You will need to login to Altair Connect to view this recording.

Quieter Products Using OptiStruct & AlphaCell: The Right Effort with the Right Tool

This webinar will present the basics of porous material modeling and user key benefits of a combined usage of OptiStruct and AlphaCell. Please note: You will need to login to Altair Connect to view this recording.

Webinar: Random Response & Fatigue Optimization in the Frequency Domain

This webinar will show the workflow of frequency based methods for random response and fatigue between MotionSolve, OptiStruct, CAEfatigue VIBRATION, HyperStudy and HyperView. Please note: You will need to login to Altair Connect to view this recording.

Specialized Wins at Le Tour de France with Altair HyperWorks

Learn how Specialized analyzed and improved the aerodynamic performance as well as optimized the weight and structural efficiency of the new S-Works Venge frame.

Design of a Fuel Cell Race Car for the Annual Shell Eco-Marathon with Altair Products

The student team of the university of applied sciences in Munich participates in the annual Shell Eco-Marathon. The team has to develop a very light and highly efficient race car within less than a year. As there is no time for prototyping, simulation is mandatory. Altair provided the race team with the necessary software. The team secured 3rd place in the 2015 edition of the race!

S1 AM Bracket - Rupture Test Time Lapse

Additive manufacturing (AM) technologies have progressed rapidly in the last years. Supported by the recent developments of design optimisation tools and manufacturing capabilities, components and parts produced using AM are emerging more and more into the focus of space industry. The aim of this presentation is to show why AM can be seen a promising manufacturing technique for space industry and in particular for satellite application? Opportunities and challenges that have to be faced to make 3D printed components “flying” on spacecraft are presented and discussed. The re-engineering and qualification approach of the already existing Antenna Support Bracket, that is part of the Sentinel-1 spacecraft, is discussed as a case study to bring this topic into the more tangible context of an industrial project.

Webinar: Altair’s Solutions for Full-Vehicle NVH Analysis

An important factor in improving vehicle quality and perception is guided by how vehicles are designed for noise, vibration and harshness, making NVH an important domain for the automotive industry. Altair and its Alliance Partners offer a complete solution for automotive NVH applications. In this 45-minute webinar, we will give an overview of problems faced in the automotive industry for NVH analysis and how HyperWorks and Altair’s Partner technologies help address these issues, providing a complete solution that spans from modeling and assembly to analysis, diagnostic and optimization. Presenters: Jianmin Guan, Director, Vibration and Acoustics Solutions, Altair Vijay Ambarisha, Senior Project Engineer, ANSOL Jerry Manning, President, Cambridge Collaborative Francois-Xavier Becot, Co-manager, Matelys

Designing Composite Components for Automotive

Watch this 45-minute webinar recording to learn the latest advancements in composites design and optimization of carbon fiber composites and mixed material structures in the automotive industry. Capabilities included in Altair HyperWorks as well as third party products available through the Altair Partner Alliance will be illustrated, showing real life examples of application.

Development Time Reduction at Stadler Rail

Dr. Alois Starlinger is talking about how Altair products made an impact in shortening development time at Stadler Rail.

Powertrain NVH and Durability Analysis with HyperWorks Webinar Recording

Altair OptiStruct is used by thousands of companies worldwide to analyze and optimize structures for their strength, durability and NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) characteristics.<br><br> In this complimentary 45-minute webinar you will learn some of the most recent features introduced in OptiStruct for powertrain NVH and durability analysis, with particular emphasis on the creation of flexible bodies for engine dynamics analysis. Altair OptiStruct has recently became the first FEA solver that can directly connect to AVL EXCITE to produce a ‘body property’ input data file (.exb) without the generation of intermediate files requiring translation. <br><br> Specific case studies will be shown to demonstrate how these new capabilities lead to significant improvements in turnaround time and robustness of the engine dynamics analyses.

Altair OptiStruct Revolutionizes Lattice Structures for 3D Printing

Altair recently announced new solver capabilities for OptiStruct that extend its topology and sizing optimization technology to support the design and optimization of parts manufactured by additive manufacturing, or 3D printing.<br><br> A unique capability of 3D printing lies in its ability to manufacture hollow shapes with complex internal geometry using repetitive cells of varying density known as lattice structures. OptiStruct now extends topology and sizing optimization to assist in the efficient blending of solid-lattice structures with smooth transitional material volume. This new technology satisfies an unmet need, since no tools previously existed for lattice structure design with optimal and structurally efficient material distribution. <br><br> In this 45-minute complimentary webinar you will learn more about optimization technology for lattice structures from the voice of Altair’s optimization leaders. OptiStruct’s two-phase lattice optimization process will be explained and real models will be shown to illustrate possible applications of the technology.

Optimization and Manufacturing of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Components at Manz AG

Dr. Martin Steyer talks about OptiStruct as essential part of their Fiber Patch Preforming Process.

Honeywell Aerospace - Reducing the Weight of Aircraft Engines

Brian Cottrell, Chief of Structures at Honeywell Aerospace, discusses how Altair ProductDesign applied HyperWorks' optimization technology, OptiStruct, to minimize the weight of new aircraft engines.

NVH Webinar Series: Transfer Path Analysis at General Motors

This webinar presents the most recent advancement in the vehicle development process at General Motors using Altair HyperWorks' Transfer Path Analysis (TPA) capabilities.

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.

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