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Lead-Time Reduction at Renault with Altair SimSolid
Renault presented on their use of Altair SimSolid at the HyperWorks 2019 Roadshow in France. They showed a reduction in lead time from weeks to hours with results accuracy within 5% of their standard processes.

Benchmarking by FEA: Best Practices & Key Quality Checks to Verify Results Accuracy
This guest contribution on the Altair blog is written by the ESRD team, a member of the Altair Partner Alliance

Evaluate the Largest Assemblies in Minutes with SimSolid
Moving stage for the Qintai Culture & Art Center in Wuhan, China.
The CAD assembly used for the analysis consisted of 7738 parts, including hundreds of bolts and welds. It required approx. one hour to import and setup the model, 30 minutes to solve the analysis on a regular laptop. SimSolid model created by: INNEO.

Image source: SBS Bühnentechnik GmbH

Dynamic Motion in Altair Inspire
Altair Inspire includes a powerful and intuitive environment for investigating system motions of moving parts

Fit PolyNURBS in Altair Inspire
The new Fit PolyNURBS feature allows you to automatically wrap optimization results with PolyNURBS. This option can be found on the optimization Shape Explorer.

Spot Welds in Altair Inspire
With Altair Inspire you can easily create spot welds for sheet metal parts design

Altair Inspire Load Case Tables
Easily organize and manage all boundary conditions with load case tables

Friction in Joints in Altair Inspire
Friction can now be considered in setting up dynamic motions

Suppress/Unsuppress Entities in Altair Inspire
Joints, fasteners, and motion entities (for example, springs or motion contacts) can now be suppressed. This feature is useful for studying the effects of a given entity on system behavior or when debugging a model

Altair Inspire Overhang Shape Controls
Optimal lightweight designs can be defined in Altair Inspire taking in account several constraints for additive and traditional manufacturing processes, including the overhang angle for 3D printed parts.

Altair SimLab: The New Platform for Multiphysics
Altair SimLab: The New Platform for Multiphysics
Gunaseelan Krishnasamy, Vice President, SimLab Development, Altair

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Altair MotionSolve New Feature Overview
View a high level overview of the new features available within MotionSolve 2019.


Durability & Comfort Simulations with MotionSolve
Our goal was to help engineers developing ground vehicles to determine fatigue life of components and improve driver comfort. Vehicle-specific simulation events have been added or streamlined to closely mimic standard physical tests performed in a lab (such as with N-post shakers) or on a test track.


MotionSolve Examples Library
The MotionSolve examples library has been added to provide users with resources to learn MotionSolve on real world type models.


General Machinery Solutions with MotionSolve
Our goal was to help users more easily build and simulate complex systems. To this end, we have added a library of higher-level modeling elements including cables, pulleys, and winches; linear actuators, struts, & rods; as well as gears and cams – obviating the need for users to separately define parts, markers, and joints for these elements.


Generic Modeling Improvements with MotionSolve
Many other enhancements in this release were designed to enable users to assemble and solve models to evaluate product behavior much faster, especially for vehicle simulations.


System Design Solutions with MotionSolve
Much of the MotionSolve and MotionView multi-body modeling and simulation technology has been incorporated into Inspire Motion to enable system design closely tied to 3D CAD geometry.


Altair HyperStudy New Feature Overview
View a high level overview of the new features available within HyperMesh 2019.


Altair HyperStudy Bubbles Plot
Bubble plots can be used to view additional information in a scatter plot window.


Altair HyperStudy FAST Fit Method and Lookup Model Type
FAST automatically builds the best fitting functions. To accomplish this, HyperStudy is automatically testing all the methods available and their settings to figure out the most appropriate method to obtain the best quality fit for each approximated function.


Altair HyperStudy Model Linking
Workflow and user interface changes have been made to the Model Resources dialog to streamline the experience by providing a clearer visual representation of the run’s directory structure.  This will make setup and review more intuitive.


Altair HyperStudy System Reliability Optimization (SRO) Method
System Reliability Optimization (SRO) is a new, highly efficient reliability based design optimization (RBDO) method.  This new method requires a reduced number of runs, and allows reliability constraints to be applied to not just the individual failure constraints but to the overall system reliability.


Altair HyperLife New Feature Overview
HyperLife is a new Fatigue application that is being released with version 2019. See an overview of this new product and the features it contains.


Altair HyperLife Execute the Fatigue Setup
The Evaluate tool allows you to run the Fatigue Analysis, and subsequently load your results in the Results Explorer to visualize the Damage and Number of Cycles to Failure contour.


Altair HyperLife Creating Fatigue Events
The Load Map tool serves as a typical Signal processing utility where you can import repetitive load history files. You can also create a simple constant amplitude or block loading cycles with a single click.


Altair HyperLife Fatigue Modules Selection
A collated icon enables you to choose the type of fatigue analysis to be run.


Altair HyperLife Material Assignment
The Material tool allows you to create, store, and manage the Fatigue material property assigned to parts. This tool is preloaded with a library of Fatigue material properties, from which you can choose from. You can also load materials from your own database or create new materials in the session.


Altair HyperLife Stress Life Analysis
Uniaxial and Multiaxial assessment options with multiple Mean stress correction theories. Various stress combination methods are available for Uniaxial assessment. Critical plane implementation for Multiaxial assessment.


Altair HyperLife Seam Weld Fatigue Analysis
Structural stress method implementation for Seam welds idealized with plate or shell elements. The approach is based on VOLVO method. Supported weld type is FILLET weld and the weld lines (root and toe) are automatically identified.


Machine Learning Applications in Engineering
Machine Learning Applications in Engineering
Dr. Shidan Murphy, Director APAC Solutions Specialists,
Data Intelligence, Altair

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New Generation User Experience of HyperWorks
New Generation User Experience of HyperWorks
Michael Dambach Sr. Vice President, HyperWorks Program Management, Altair

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Improving Vehicle Performance with Multi-Body Simulation
Learn about the special capabilities available for vehicle simulations (cars & trucks) with Altair MotionSolve™

Revolutionizing Simulation-Driven Design with Altair SimSolid, A Technology Disruptor
Revolutionizing Simulation-Driven Design with Altair SimSolid,
A Technology Disruptor! – Warren Dias, Director,
Global OptiStruct Business Development, Altair
SimSolid Case Study Presentation
Ashish Mishra, Head-Simulation COE &
Gaurav Regmi, Manager, Durability Simulation, Ather Energy

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Philomec
Canadian start-up company Philomec specializes in mechanical engineering services that helps companies design and optimize their products using mechanical and biomechanical FEM simulation. Their creation of customized, validated biomechanical models, and the analysis of simulation results by experts allows surgeons to choose the model of an implant and adapt surgical maneuvers to a specific patient, thus reducing the number of implants used, as well as the risk of complications. It is challenging to validate biomechanical models due to the complexity of materials, scarcity of experimental data, and the lack of representation of variability. The application of Altair HyperWorks for explicit multiphysics simulation provides a high-level of confidence in the validity and stability of the musculoskeletal models.

Rapid Diagram-to-Code
In under 60 seconds, blink an LED connected to an Arduino by rapidly and easily generating code from a block diagram


Altair Embed Connecting to Controller Hardware (Arduino, etc.)
How to generate code from a block diagram and move it onto target microcontroller (MCU) hardware such as an Arduino


Altair Embed Construct State Diagrams
Push-button control of an Arduino using a state chart and code generation


Altair Embed Drone DC Motor Control HIL
Hardware in the loop (HIL) testing of a speed controller for a motor used on a drone propeller


Altair Embed PMSM Sensorless Field Oriented Control HIL
Set parameters to optimize controller performance for permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) without an encoder


Digital Architects
To build a very simple, robust, sustainable roof structure for a prosthesis lab associated with the Centre medico-chirurgical de l'Ulcère de Buruli, which is a hospital in Bouaké, on the Ivory Coast of Africa, the project team used Altair SimSolid, to conduct very fast, full assembly tests, saving time and money, while providing increased flexibility, without compromising accuracy.

Digital Twin
Digital Twin
Pavan Kumar, Sr. Vice President-Global Indirect Business &
P K Thukaram, Advisor - Heavy Engineering, Altair

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Altair Activate 1D Block Diagram Modeling
Model and simulate systems using one-dimensional (1D) block diagrams


Altair Activate Physical Modeling via Modelica
Construct models using a physical modeling approach with Modelica


Altair Activate Combining 1D Signal and Physical Blocks
Example of simulating a system-of-systems by combining signal-based modeling with physical modeling


Altair Activate Open System Integration via FMI
Leverage the Functional Mock-up Interface to help couple together 3D models with 1D models


Altair Activate 1D/3D Example: Active Suspension
Example of using both 1D models + 3D models together to simulate an Active Suspension system


Altair Activate 0D & 1D Modeling
Example of using either 1D modeling or 0D modeling to simulate a basic electrical circuit system


Multiphysics Optimization of Traction Motors For E-mobility
Multiphysics Optimization of Traction Motors For E-mobility
Vincent Leconte, Sr. Director, Global Business Development-EM Solutions, Altair

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Altair HyperMesh New Feature Overview
View a high level overview of the new features available within HyperMesh 2019.


Altair HyperMesh Batchmesher Enhancements
Many improvements have been made to batchmesher in the version 2019 release. Learn more about the new enhancements available in this release.


Altair HyperMesh CAD Interfaces and New Capabilities
Many improvements have been made to the CAD interface in the version 2019 release. Learn more about the new enhancements available in this release.


Altair HyperMesh Crash & Safety - Dummy Pre-Simulation
Dummy pre-simulation with the cable method can be performed using the Dummy Pre-Simulation tool.


Altair HyperMesh Crash & Safety - Mechanism Tool
Automatically extract bodies and joints to create a mechanism of the selected Finite Element model using the Mechanism Extraction tool.


Altair Compose System Dynamics
Assess and improve system dynamics with Altair Compose by constructing and solving differential equations, then understand design sensitivities by rapidly changing model parameters


Altair Compose: Read CAE Data Natively
Leverage data-reader functions built into Altair Compose to make it easy to import and post-process CAE and test data, using any of numerous standard data file formats


Altair Compose: Coupling with Python
Use Altair Compose with Python to create, execute, and debug scripts and to visualize results. Combine with scripts written in OML to get the best of both worlds.


Altair Compose: HyperWorks Automation Tool
Calculate margins of safety of fasteners with less segregate tools integrating result, model and math through the HyperWorks bridge to maximize productivity


Altair Compose Digital Data Compression
Use handy digital signal processing functions to easily compress the data with minimal loss of quality, producing smaller data packets which require less time to transmit from space to ground


Altair Compose Custom Library Creation
Create and import custom Compose libraries using C/C++ functions to achieve better reliability of processes and efficiency of calculation


Altair Compose Flutter Data Analysis
Automatically parse and manipulate CAE text output files to avoid manual work with a more appropriate environment for math operations


Altair Compose Fatigue Damage Evaluation
Evaluate Fatigue damage and life based on the load history applying handy Fatigue methods under high cycle or low cycle


Altair Compose Auto-Generating Input for FEKO
Automate the generation of antenna array excitations seamlessly performing the necessary calculations, data formatting, and output


Altair Compose Signal Processing
Remove noise from signal data using in-built functions with Altair Compose

Altair Compose CAE Test Data
Import various types of CAE or test data for visualization and/or manipulation in Altair Compose

Altair Compose Curve Fitting
Fit an optimized curve through imported test data with Altair Compose

Simulation-Driven Design of a Portable Basketball Hoop System - Initial Steps
A simulation-driven design process is proven to generate improved, more robust and cost-effective designs within a shorter design cycle. Incorporating simulation and optimization early in the design cycle helps shape the concept designs so less iterations and rework is necessary as the design matures. This paper is intended to discuss the initial steps that can be taken when using a simulation-driven design approach to design and engineer products. Several of Altair’s design and engineering tools will be coupled to achieve various design goals.

Altair Compose Simulating a Solar Eclipse
Flexibly model astronomic events like eclipses and planetary transits performing necessary calculations with many easy-to-use Math functions to accurately predict and visualize the path of eclipse shadows


What's New in OptiStruct 2019
Find out what's new in Altair OptiStuct 2019, THE solver for linear and nonlinear analysis.

Simulation V Atoms
Dr. Nuno Lourenco, Senior Manager Body Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover presents at the 2019 UK Altair Technology Conference. The increasing complexity of mechanical systems across multiple industries poses challenges to simulation activities, where solvers, pre- and post- processors often fail to capture all control variables and noise factors affecting a system and can lead ultimately to a gradual loss of credibility to simulation tools and engineers. A hypothesis is presented that the answer is to tackle that system complexity through simplicity, in an approach that is more akin to software development rather than traditional mechanical
system design.

CAD to Multiple Physics in Minutes with SimLab
Analyzing full-featured parametric CAD assemblies is an extremely labor intensive process requiring skilled CAE expertise. Common practices to shorten simulation cycles have included simplifying and defeaturing CAD geometry – offering little “engineering” value, negatively impacting results accuracy and consistency, and falling short of desired program objectives.

Aircraft Radome Multiphysics Using Simulation
Watch this webinar to see a demonstration of a multiphysics simulation approach using the Altair HyperWorks platform for the analysis of airborne radomes for electromagnetic , structural, aerodynamic, and bird strike performances.

Altair HyperLife Product Overview
HyperLife is an easy-to-learn fatigue analysis software developed on a solver-neutral framework. It provides a comprehensive toolset for durability analysis, directly interfacing with all the major finite element analysis (FEA) results files. With an embedded material library, HyperLife enables prediction of fatigue life under repetitive loadings experienced in a wide range of industrial applications.

Altair's New, Modern Fatigue Solution: HyperLife
Before a product ever goes to market, companies must understand how their products will behave during and beyond their expected use cycle. Building a brand perception of product quality relies on consistently durable products, regardless of when and where they are produced, time after time. Additionally, high development costs and expensive warranty claims can be mitigated by integrating fatigue simulation into the product development process. There are many tools on the market to simulate the durability and fatigue life of products, but what sets some solutions apart?

Learn how HyperLife enables you to differentiate your products through quality and beat competitors to market with quicker engineering decisions.

Taking on the Shell XPRIZE with Help from a Digital Twin
Chris Wilkinson, CTO at SMD speaks at the UK Altair Technology Conference 2019. An XPRIZE challenge is designed to source new approaches to solve difficult problems thereby disrupting existing markets or creating new ones. Our oceans cover over 70% of the planet with only 5% explored. The ocean environment is hostile and technically challenging to operate within. The Ocean Discovery XPRIZE competition was established to seek cheaper and faster solutions to survey the world’s oceans. This presentation is about one of the teams that entered the competition with a disruptive solution for ocean survey. The emerging role and importance of a digital twin is explored to support the solution as it scales from proof of concept to one that is fully industrialised.

Solving Problems in Product Design in Aerospace
Robert Fox, Engineering Associate Fellow at Rolls-Royce presents at the UK Altair Technology Conference 2019.

This presentation provides some background on Rolls-Royce products and how CAE has changed the way in which such complex products are certified as being safe to fly. The presentation then moves on to outline some ways in which CAE is now being employed earlier in the design process to develop the next generation of aircraft engines. It concludes with some background on how Rolls-Royce engages with students and Universities engaging in CAE projects.

Delivering Product Innovation Through Simulation
Dr Gero Kempf, Chief Engineer - Body Strategy at Jaguar Land Rover presents at the UK Altair Technology Conference 2019. Dr Kempf is a graduate from Technical University Munich (TUM) and holds both an Engineering Doctorate in Computer Science, from the faculty of electrical engineering, and a Dipl. Phys. in Technical Physics including electrical and mechanical engineering.

Gero had a number of positions in various functional areas at BMW taking him to be Vice President Lightweight Innovation in 2014. In 2015, Gero joined Jaguar Land Rover. As well as his role in Body Engineering Strategy, Gero is involved in a number of research fields at JLR in the area of future mobility. In 2016 he was made an Industrial Professor to the Warwick Manufacturing Group of Warwick University. In addition to his commitments to Jaguar Land Rover, he also supports the development of expertise in battery production and testing, lightweight body construction in aluminium and composites, and highly automated driving.

Development of Carbon Fibre Floor Structure for the NIO Electric SUV
NIO are a global automotive startup producing electric vehicles for the China market. Our second vehicle, the ES6, was unveiled in December 2018 in Shanghai. It features a lightweight carbon fibre rear floor body structure, which will become the first high volume CFRP production part in ASIA. This presentation describes the CAE activities undertaken to develop the composite body structure. It explains the approach that was taken to construct and validate the material cards and the various material tests involved. It explores the various CAE activities used to develop and optimise the design of the parts and the layups of composite layers, and then the successful validation of the parts.

What's New in HyperStudy 2019
Find out about the new features of HyperStudy 2019

What's New in HyperMesh 2019 - Meshing and Geometry
Learn about the new features and workflows available in HyperMesh 2019 for meshing and geometry

The Multiphysics Optimization Platform for e-Motor Innovation
Altair develops multiphysics simulation technologies that allow you to accelerate next generation mobility solutions development. From smart control design to powertrain electrification and vehicle architecture studies, our solutions enable optimization throughout the development cycle, all backed up by a global team of engineering consultants.



Meaningful Results Earlier in the Design Process with SimSolid
Especially in the early design stages of product development, variants change quicker than conventional FEA tools and processes can keep up with. This is even more apparent when full assemblies or complex structures have to be evaluated. Simulation can be a powerful tool to help inform product development decisions, but you need fast, accurate results in order to react at the speed of design.

Using Advanced Simulation to Design Leading Motorcycles
Rod Giles, Group Manager CAE & CAD presents at the UK ATC 2019. Royal Enfield has and is undergoing a massive transformation, not only in the sales and manufacturing departments, but also in the way the motorcycles are designed and developed. Leading the way in the development of all new motorcycle platforms is the use of advanced Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) tools. At Royal Enfield we use a wide array of different tools and techniques. The primary tool for model preparation and analysis is Altair Hyperworks. Rather than trying to cover the vast range of analyses carried out, today I will concentrate on some examples where advanced techniques have helped the design process including using smooth particle hydrodynamics (SPH) in explicit analysis to evaluate fuel tank integrity, using NVH director to evaluate and improve transfer path analysis (TPA) to aid the rider comfort, using topology optimisation to reduce mass and improve structural performance of engine and chassis components, and using MotionSolve to understand complex mechanism dynamics.


Empowering Designers with Predictive Simulation Technology
Jon Heath, Lead Mechanical Engineer at Brompton Bicycle presents at the UK ATC 2019. The Brompton bicycle has been engineered over many years using very much traditional engineering development methods. Introducing FEA tools and methods into the development process has allowed Brompton to reduce development time and improve early stage design robustness.



This presentation details how the company has implemented the Altair Inspire, SimSolid and HyperWorks suites into its development process, enabling its design team to find problems quickly and correct them before prototyping.

A New & Revolutionary Way to Collect Energy from Wind
David Yáñez presents at the UK ATC 2019. Vortex Bladeless is a Spanish start-up that is developing a new wind energy technology. Its key characteristic is the minimization of mechanical elements that can be worn by friction. In the first stage, its application area seems to be distributed energy. For its development, CFD tools are being of vital importance. Both the fluid-structure interaction and the behavior of the magnetic fields in the alternator are being studied mainly with this type of tool. The results obtained are being contrasted with experimental results obtained both in wind tunnel and in real application environments.

A general vision of the technology, the strategies used for the integration of the different physical phenomena involved and the path traveled for its development will be exposed.

Additive Manufacturing, Lattice Structures and Advanced Simulation: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly
Simon Jones, Technical Director at HiETA presents at the UK ATC 2019. Additive Manufacturing (AM) offers huge potential to create structures and designs that are not realisable through conventional manufacturing methods, and deliver real engineering benefit. HiETA will talk about our experience of developing complex thermal management structures using AM, some of the potential benefits and opportunities it affords, and how new advanced simulation software from Altair is addressing some of the industry needs around it.

Development of the Next Generation Civil Tiltrotor
Leonardo’s Product Roadmap and the Associated Design Challenges. The Multi-Disciplinary Requirements of Tiltrotor & Other Lightweighting Studies.



This is a keynote presentation from the UK Altair Technology Conference 2019 by David Matthew, Lead Engineer at Leonardo. David joined Westland Helicopters as an undergraduate trainee in 1990, studying Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College and joining the Stress Office following graduation. Since then, David has worked within the airframe structure system group on a range of military and civil helicopter projects including the AW101 and AW189 helicopters, becoming a lead specialist in fatigue and damage tolerance, structural analysis, testing, and qualification. On the AW189 project, he led the analysis and qualification activities from preliminary design through to certification.



For the last year, David has been the Structures Lead Engineer for the Next Generation Civil Tilt Rotor project. This is a collaborative research project, which is part of the European Union Clean Sky 2 programme. This project is to develop technologies to support a large tiltrotor aircraft and to demonstrate these on a test demonstrator aircraft.

Intro to HyperWorks 2019: Unifying the Design Engineering Community
Join Altair CTO James Dagg as he introduces Altair HyperWorks 2019, the most comprehensive open simulation platform for design and engineering. The updated platform offers customers the ability to design and optimize connected, high-performing, weigh-efficient and innovative products throughout the entire product development process; from idea to production.

Vehicle NVH Design & Development Using NVH Director
Malcolm Hardy, Principal Engineer Vehicle NVH at Jaguar Land Rover presents at the UK Altair Technology Conference 2019. With an increasing number of vehicle programmes, propulsion variants and body styles on a range of different vehicle architectures, it is increasingly challenging to ensure that control models are consistent to allow comparable CAE assessment.



This is essential to allow key engineering decisions to be made and becomes even more critical as Jaguar Land Rover develop Full Vehicle NVH Simulator models to enable subjective assessments and sign-off before a physical prototype is built. This leads to a requirement for a consistent and robust process, independent of the user, for assembling models and applying load cases across all programmes, aligned to demanding gateway timing.



In response to these requirements, Jaguar Land Rover are integrating Altair’s NVH Director into their Vehicle NVH development process. This has enabled the formalisation of model requirements and processes, ensuring that vehicle models are built consistently with standardised load cases and post processing. This allows the reporting of status more efficiently than previously, allowing more time for engineering development and the future ability to stochastically assess the robustness of engineering solutions and likelihood of error states.

Build, Verify & Optimise a Body-in-White Structure in a Working Day
Dr. Tayeb Zeguer, Group Tech Leader APD, Advanced CAE at Jaguar Land Rover presents at the UK Altair Technology Conference 2019. A Design exploration, loadpath studies, material selection and heavy usage of Optimisation are key to the development of a lightweight and efficient Body-In-White (BIW) structure. Nevertheless, the fast pace of vehicle development makes it a challenge to do such CAE work fast enough to drive the design and the decision making. This is why the C2 phase of the Altair C123 process is the ultimate weapon to drive the design in a fast and reliable manner. By using low fidelity models, the C2 phase allows quick iterations, large DOEs and complex optimisation studies to be executed within minutes and have a large impact on design and strategy decisions.



The natural starting point for the C2 process is the supply of a C1 layout model with associated CAD packaging data. However, another entry point is the availability of a high fidelity finite element model from a previous program. The initial activity is the rapid development of a C2 model which can generate a reliable and good quality results. This is the reason why Altair has developed various tools to ease the process of creating “ready to optimise” low fidelity models. Thanks to a highly automated series of tools combined with highly advanced optimisation technology, it is now possible to build, verify and optimise a BIW model for Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) and Crash in a single working day.

Transforming Design & Decision Making by Applying Simulation Throughout Product Lifecycles
Seen here presenting at the UK Altair Technology Conference 2019, James R. Scapa brings more than 35 years of engineering experience to his dual role of Chairman and CEO of Altair Engineering, Inc., a title he has held since the company’s inception. In 1985, Mr. Scapa and two partners founded a small consulting activity in the new field of computer-aided-engineering. Today, the company employs over 2,000 employees with more than 82 offices throughout 25 countries.



Through Mr. Scapa’s leadership, the company is now a leading global provider of simulation technology and engineering services that empower client innovation and decision-making. With over 5,000 clients, Altair serves the automotive, aerospace, government and defense, heavy equipment industry sectors as well as the consumer products, shipbuilding, energy, electronics, life sciences, and architecture engineering and construction markets. Prior to establishing Altair, Scapa served as an engineering consultant to the automotive industry, beginning his career with Ford Motor Company in 1978. Scapa holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

What's New in Feko and WinProp 2019
New features and benefits of Altair Feko and WinProp in the 2019 release

HyperView Player 2019
Altair HyperView Player is a stand-alone 3D viewer that contains a web browser plug-in for PC and UNIX, enables the sharing of CAE models and simulation results through a browser.

Real-World Applications of Generative Design
Using Topology Optimization to Create Manufacturable Product Designs

Generative design is one of the hottest buzzwords in the product development world. You've seen the organic structures and promises of material reduction and cost savings, but how and when do you apply these principals to your design process, and how to you ensure that those designs can actually be manufactured?

Find out how manufacturers like American Axle are leveraging generative design to improve real-world, in-service products using both traditional and advanced manufacturing processes.

BMW Motorrad
By automating the crankshaft modeling process using Altair SimLab, BMW Motorrad, the motorcycle division of BMW was able to significantly reduce their model creation time, and enable accuracy in budgetary forecasting and planning. As a result of making it an inhouse resource, they were able to gain flexibility and consistency in model quality, with a high-degree of efficiency with iterations.

E-Motor Weight and Cost Reduction Webinar
Nowadays, it is more and more challenging to design an e-motor. Many constraints have to be fulfilled, including maximizing power using minimal size, considering thermal constraints, material and production costs, and of course reducing weight. In order to meet these constraints, a multifaceted solution is needed, leveraging physics tools in combination with optimization methods.

This webinar will introduce Altair's e-motor design and optimization solutions in a step by step process. We will discuss pre-design, magnetic computation and thermal analysis and show how optimization methods can help to optimize weight and cost at each step of the process (especially the weight of magnets) . We’ll demonstrate how Design Of Experiments (DOEs) allows designers to run different types of optimization very quickly, which enables informed decisions at different stage of the design cycle.

Getting Started with SimLab
From CAD to analysis in minutes


SimLab Automated Results
Improve CAE accuracy with automated results convergence

Altair HyperLife Datasheet
Altair HyperLife is a comprehensive and easy to use durability analysis tool directly interfacing with major FEA result files. With an embedded material database, HyperLife offers solutions for fatigue life predictions under static and transient loading across a range of industrial applications.

Fatigue Approach and Types
Select the fatigue approach and type in HyperLife.

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