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Stamping Process Integration of Composites in Crash Analysis

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

Multi-Objective Optimization Study of LED Light using SC/Tetra and HyperStudy

2014 presentation by Software Cradle at the European ATC demonstrating how SC/Tetra worked with HyperStudy in the optimization of an LED light.

Automated Parameter Tuning for Optimized Vehicle Dynamics

This paper, which was presented at the 2015 Americas ATC, demonstrates a workflow between HyperStudy, CarSim and solidThinking Compose.

Multibody Analysis of a Vending Machine

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

Simulation for cabin noise inside a car due to external turbulent flow using AcuSolve and OptiStruct

Dilip Mandal (USA), Babak Emami (USA), and Robert Snadboge (Sweden), Altair

We present a new simulation procedure for evaluation of automotive cabin noise caused by external turbulent flow. A methodology for coupled simulations of flow noise sources and structural vibrations has been developed within the AcuSolve and Optistruct solver framework of Altair.

Building and Validating the Finite Element Model for an Expandable Liner Hanger

Ganesh Nanaware, Sr. Project Engineer, Baker Hughes

Expandable liner hangers used for wellbore construction within the oil and gas industry are complex mechanical systems. An expandable liner hanger is a revolutionary technology that is getting special attention during wellbore completion due to its unique capabilities of hanging liner weight under extreme conditions and problematic environments.

Integrated Composites Design with ESAComp and HyperWorks

Markku Palanterä and André Mönicke, Componeering Inc.

The design process of composite structures involves tasks that require special attention and which are not typically covered by general finite element simulation tools.

Validation and Optimization of Fiber-reinforced Plastic Parts, from Design to Manufacturing

Wilson Wang, Robin Wei and Venny Yang, CoreTech System (Moldex3D)

With increasing demands on weight reduction, fiber-reinforced thermoplastics have been a popular composite used in injection molding process due to its superior mechanical properties and high heat distortion temperature.

More innovation using Cradle CFD software

Yuya Ando, General Manager, Cradle North America Inc.

CAE software, including CFD, has been extensively used in R&D in many industries and becoming indispensable tools. However, each simulation is merely one of many aspects an engineer needs to consider about. Therefore, ideally, each tool utilized for R&D is easy, fast, robust, accurate, reliable and being able to interact with other tools to aid the innovation in onefs design.

Virtual and Real Testing to Evaluate Load Security for Heavy Products

Masahiro Takagi, Founder & CEO , eXcearch Corporation

Heavy packages cannot be easily tested in the lab to check the effectiveness of their securements against tip over accidents. We will demonstrate how virtual testing by Altair MotionSolve supported by real testing can be utilized to simulate a real-world tip over accident for examination and improvement.

Fatigue Due to Random Loadings

Jeffrey Mentley, Senior Engineer, HBM nCode

Fatigue damage is traditionally determined from time signals of stress or strain using the Rainflow method to extract fatigue cycles. This approach is satisfactory when the damaging events are deterministic and are represented by short data samples of extreme transient loads such as aircraft landing, or automobile potholes.

Development of a New Altair Customized Database of Advanced Material Properties

Dr. Viktor Pocajt, CEO, Key to Metals AG - Zürich, Switzerland

Key to Metals is a vast database which contains the properties of metallic – and more recently non-metallic materials, providing a turn-key solution for the global engineering community.

Optimization Driven Design Applied to Motocross Steering and Suspension Components

Billy Wight, President, Luxon Engineering

The motorcycles used in motocross racing demand light weight and high strength components in order to gain a performance advantage over the competition. A case study of applying Altair HyperWorks optimization techniques, this presentation focuses on the design of a motocross triple clamp assembly and rear suspension linkage.

From Concept to Design Verification in Half the Time

Rick Kerner, Staff Engineer, CAE Structures

Concept ideation on clean sheet designs can consume considerable time on the front end of a new project. From training-in new designers/engineers to collaborating with offshore contract firms, a significant amount of time is sunk into building momentum in a new program.

Scripting with HyperMesh to Automate the Process of Connector Creation and Realization at Tesla

Singai Krishnamoorthi, Technical Specialist, Tesla Motors

The paradigm of using connector entities within HyperMesh is a powerful method of quickly modeling various welds and other connections without having to manually define their finite element representation every time you need to build or update a model.

Free Size Optimized for a Doubler Repair of a Gouge Type Defect on Uniaxially Loaded Composite Sandwich Structures

Timothy Harrell, Structural Analyst, United Launch Alliance

Doublers are commonly used to repair composite sandwich facesheet defects, such as gouges or depressions, because they locally increase the strength of the facesheet in the area of the repair.

Simulation Driven Weight Saving in Stamping

Dr. Subir Roy Director - Industry Solutions, Altair

With increasing regulation on fuel consumption and emission standards, weight saving has become one of the most important topics for automotive sheet metal design. Advanced high strength materials are becoming more prevalent for new vehicle models to reduce weight while enhancing structural performance.

An Application of Using HyperWorks® Partner Alliance Software for Solving a Structural Problem with Anisotropic Material Properties

Jake Xu, Senior CAE Specialist, Van-Rob

In nowadays automotive industry, innovative materials are demanded to replace traditional metals for a variety of structural components in order to make the vehicle lighter. Meanwhile, there is no compromise of related performance requirements.

Improved Quality Prediction of Injection Molded Fiber Reinforced Components by Considering Fiber Orientations

Sascha Pazour, FEA Specialist, PART Engineering GmbH

For fiber reinforced parts the consideration of anisotropic material behavior is required to receive reliable results. In the scope of this fact a procedure is described how to consider these effects in terms of process-structure interaction and how to achieve possible benefits such as weight reduction and shorter development cycles shown for examples of the industry .

Evolving Trends in the Structural Optimization of Aircraft Gas Turbine Engines

Brian Cottrell, Chief Engineer of Structures, Honeywell Aerospace

The history of aircraft gas turbine engine design generally has not included significant optimization of the structural layout of engines. This optimization gap has been driven by the pace of engine layout during the concept development phase and by the extreme complexity of the problem. Therefore the initial selection of the structural system concept has tended to be anchored in experience and in simple parametric trade studies seeking to provide a sound configuration from the perspectives of strength, weight, cost, and modularity.

Optimization and Automation for the Naval Shipbuilding Industry

Raj Bishnoi, Account Manager, Altair (on behalf of General Dynamics Electric Boat)

In the Ship building industry, foundation design and verification is a very time consuming task, especially with the repetitive loops of design and validation. If we also include weight savings and shorter turnaround times into the equation, the task becomes even more daunting.

Resolving automotive EMC/EMI problems before they occur

Dr. Martin Vogel, Sr. Application Engineer, EMSS (USA), Inc.

The trend towards more electronic systems in cars continues unabated. Ever more electronic devices, some of them communication devices that radiate intentionally, have to co-exist in an automobile. Cable bundles carrying a multitude of signals in the car body lead to many possible EMC/EMI problems that have to be resolved early in the design stage.

Fatigue, Composites & Optimization: Themes for Partner Presentations at the Americas Altair Technology Conference

Americas ATC 2015 had one of the highest attendance in history, with about 750+ users in a span of 3 days attending workshops and presentations. Close to half the number of partners from the APA were present to interact with customers and showcase their technologies. Sridhar highlights the key points covered in the presentations.

Automated Finite Element Model Creation using Structural Condition Data for Marine & Offshore Assets

Advanced structural integrity management software is capable of using a structural Computer Aided Design (CAD) geometry to track the condition of a marine or offshore asset in a virtual environment. ABS Nautical Systems Hull Manager 3D (HM3D) converts a 3D CAD model to a database that stores vessel condition information and provides the ability to track condition changes due to structural degradation.

FEA Based Design Optimization to Mitigate Anchor Cage Impact Damage Risk

The power of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) simulations can be effectively used for failure analysis and design optimization to improve product reliability and mitigate operational risks. Expandable Liner Hangers used for wellbore construction within the oil and gas industry are complex mechanical systems that require sophisticated setting tools.

Composite Plate Optimization with Practical Design Constraints

Composite free size optimization has the potential to generate weight savings and performance improvements for many applications of composite structures. Key to realizing such improvements is practical application of design and manufacturing constraints in the optimization model.

Altair Leveraging Disruptive Cloud Technologies

As decreasing hardware prices and attractive business models are democratizing high-performance computing (HPC) resources in the cloud, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB) now have greater computing flexibility than ever before. 

Advanced Design, Analysis and Optimization of Composite Structures

With stricter requirements on performance and weight, in many cases, composite materials are now becoming the natural choice of designers and engineers given their desirable characteristics such as low weight and high strength. Material properties can be tuned so they are directional – stiffer in one direction while compliant in another for example.

Functional Architectural Sculpture

Il Hoon Roh, Artist/Architect, presents at Converge 2016 in Essen, Germany.

We Have the Tools, But Let’s Not Lose Sight of the Knowledge

Rafa Corell, CEO at Indigraf, presents at Converge 2016 in Essen, Germany.

Space 4.0 or the Next Paradigm for the Space Industry

Franck Mouriax, General Manager of Structures at RUAG Space, presents at Converge 2016 in Essen, Germany.

Master Class: Using a Crowdfunding Tool for a Start-up

David Suriol, Co-Founder of Vortex Bladeless, presents at Converge 2016 in Essen, Germany.

Designing APWorks’ Light Rider – How the First 3D-Printed Motorcycle Came to Life

Daniel Schneider, Technical Sales Manager at Airbus APWorks, presents at Converge 2016 in Essen, Germany.

Biomimetically Inspired Topology Optimization

Irmgard Lochner, Professor and Consultant at University of Applied Sciences of Biberach, presents at Converge 2016 in Essen, Germany.

Keynote: Modern Architecture – Design Process, Tools and Technology

Neb Erakovic, Director Structural Design at CH2Mmace, was a keynote presenter at Converge 2016 in Essen, Germany.

Optimization of Railway Bolster Bracket for Antiroll Bar

Juan Manuel Romero Cortes, Calculation Lead Engineer at Alstom Transport Spain, presents at Converge 2016 in Essen, Germany.

The Digitalization of Biomimicry Design from the Ocean

Sebastian Möller, Projektleiter at ELiSE Alfred Wegener Institut, presents at Converge 2017 in Essen, Germany.

Development of a New Lightweight Aluminum Profile for a Glass Balustrade

Gabriele Romagnoli, Head of Structural Engineering at Farone, presents at Converge 2017 in Essen, Germany.

A Tooling Revolution for Plastic Injection Molding

Stefan de Groot, Technologist Additive Manufacturing at PROTIQ, presents at Converge 2017 in Essen, Germany

Simulation Driven Design in the Cloud

Chad Zamler, Marketing Director of solidThinking, presents at Converge 2017 in Essen, Germany.

Bend-It – Rethinking Customized Orthopaedic Devices Using Additive Manufacturing

Dustin Ahrendt and Felix Schmitt from Technische Universitat Dresden present at Converge 2017 in Essen, Germany.

Design Research Experiences at ZH CoDe

Filippo Nasetti, Senior Associate at Zaha Hadid, presents at Converge 2017 in Essen, Germany.

Master Class: How to Design for Additive Manufacturing

This Master Class held at Converge 2017 in Essen Germany, presents the making of the 3iPRINT Project, which was a joint effort from csi entwicklungstechnik, APWORKS and EOS.

Design for the Future: 5 Trends You Need to Know

Christine Outram, Chief Product Officer at Veritas Prep, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Build a Rocket

Tim Morton, Director of Industrial Design at Newell Brands, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Taming Smart Materials to Behave

Doris Sung, Founder of DOSU Studio Architecture, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Additive Manufacturing Design

Jason Lopes, Production Development Engineer at Carbon, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Towards Real-time Topology Optimization

Hod Lipson, Professor of Engineering and Data Science at Columbia University, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

High Performance, Dynamism and Autonomy for Humans

Greg Lynn, Principal at FORM, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Mega Data, Mega Structure, Mega City

Michael Peng, Technical Director and Senior Associate at Gensler, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Revolutionizing the Development of Children's Orthoses with Simulation Technology & 3D Printing

During his speech "How Do You Scale Empathy?", Naveed Parvez, Founder of Andiamo, tells his very personal story of the creation of his company in response to his experiences when his son needed a supportive orthoses device.

Sunshine School Bus Design Story - Industrial Design for Automotive

Sathiya Seeland, Head of Styling for Product Design at Ashok Leyland, presents at Converge 2016 in Bangalore, India.

Design for High Performance Recreational Products

Pankaj Dubey, Country Head and Managing Director at Polaris India, presents at Converge 2016 in Bangalore, India.

How Advanced Simulation will Impact the Offshore Industry both Now and in the Future

The easy days of Oil and gas extraction is over, and the ability to extract Oil and Gas from harsh enviornments is very dependent on the ability to overcome technical challenges through the use of advanced numerical analysis and simulation.

Challenges to Extending Design Verification and Optimization in Completion Tool Development

The oil and gas industry has shifted dramatically in the past year. The forecast for the industry is extremely different today compared to just a couple of years ago. To adjust, oil and gas producers are focusing on driving capital and operating efficiency to preserve their margins.

Advance Electromangnetic Simulations and their Applications in Oil & Gas Industry

Advances in computational electromagnetic tools have made electromagnetic (EM) simulations possible for various applications. Now numerical simulations can be performed to evaluate the effects of antenna design, placement, radiation hazard, EMC/EMI, etc. for wide ranging industry applications. Numerical approaches that include full wave techniques such as Method of Moments (MoM), Multilevel Fast Multipole Method (MLFMM) and asymptotic techniques such as Physical Optics (PO) and Uniform Theory of Diffraction (UTD) are being utilized to solve many challenging problems that were not possible in the past.

Leveraging Geometric Shape Complexity, in Optimal Design for Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM) technology enables the possibility of realizing highly efficient, optimized structural components with configurations not achievable using conventional manufacturing methods.

Design Methodologies for ALM and Lattice parts

Design for additively made parts has become a very hot topic. Many engineers see the potential for topology optimization when designing ALM parts, but once they start the workflow, they tend to get bogged down in how to complete the process.

Multiphysics - A New Generation of Simulation

The application of CAE early in a product’s design cycle can make an important difference in its cost and functionality.  However the level of fidelity of the design early in the cycle limits the application of many traditional CAE tools.   Fortunately this is where systems modeling can be applied due to the nature of utilizing a more abstract representation of the overall system and its components. 

Altair NVH Solutions - Americas ATC 2015 Workshop

This Workshop Presentation on NVH was conducted by Jianmin Guan at the Americas ATC on May 5, 2015. This workshop introduced Altair full frequency and multi-physics solutions for solving the most pressing problems in the NVH field. It provided an overview of Altair’s solutions designed to facilitate the best in class NVH design process at automotive OEMs, coupled with real-time demonstrations of key product features. The focus of the workshop is on effective NVH problem resolution.

UK ATC 2015: How Analysis & Optimisation Help Meet the Time Consstraints in F1

Presentation by Simon Gardner, Sahara Force India

UK ATC 2015: Automated Post Processing of Multimodel Optimisation Data

Presentation by Markus Schemat, BMW Group

UK ATC 2015: Optimisation Driven Design and Additive Manufacturing Applied for ESA Sentinel-1 Antenna

Presentation by Alejandro Cervantes Herrera, Altair

UK ATC 2015: Optimised Rear Twist Beam Design

Presentation by Andrew Charlesworth, Gestamp

UK ATC 2015: Enhancing Drop Testing Simulation for Luxury Smartphones

Presentation by Alexandre Michat & Paul Sharp

UK ATC 2015: Dynamic Explicit Analysis & Assessment of a Ships Steering Gear

Presentation by David Hunt, Assystem

UK ATC 2015: CFD - A Practical Tool for Large Passenger Carrying Vehicles

Presentation by Laurence Wood, Plaxton

Americas ATC East: Dave Bogema - Experiencing NVH First-Hand with Brüel & Kjær

Dave Bogema, Product Manager - NVH Refinement at B&K, presented at the 2017 Americas ATC East in Detroit, Michigan. Check out his one-on-one interview!

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UK ATC 2015: A Systematic Approach to Weight Saving of Trailer Towing Systems at Jaguar Land Rover

Presentation by Andrew Blows, Jaguar Land Rover

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