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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.

HyperWorks for Aerospace: Model Build Webinar
This webinar covers an overview of HyperMesh 14.0 and present live demos, including all the latest functionality of the 14.0.120 release.

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.

HyperWorks Enables Global Appliance Manufacturer to Use New Material for Stronger, Lower-Cost Product
To qualitatively and quantitatively analyze the stress on the door cover during thermal expansion and contraction, the engineers used HyperMesh, a high-performance finite element pre-processor and RADIOSS, a modern structural analysis and optimization solver, both of which are part of Altair’s HyperWorks suite of computer-aided engineering tools. With these tools, engineers created a computerized simulation of the refrigerator door cover temperature field, employing HyperMesh to create a finely meshed model of the upper and lower covers, while shell elements were used to mesh the steel plate and interior lining, along with solid elements for the foaming material.

Materials Property Data for Simulation Webinar - release of GRANTA MI:Materials Gateway™
Watch this 45-minutes webinar recording to find out how the new MI:Materials Gateway for HyperMesh application provides access to validated CAE materials models from directly within HyperMesh. See how to get the data you need, fast and error-free. Understand how and why leading engineering enterprises manage their materials information to ensure delivery of traceable, high quality information for simulation. GRANTA MI:Materials Gateway both provides access to this managed proprietary data and to a unique, comprehensive library of reference data on metals, plastics, composites, compiled over the 21 years since Granta’s spin-out from the University of Cambridge.

Meshing the Human Lumbar Spine
HyperWorks customer Jeff Harris from NuVasive has used HyperMesh to solid hybrid mesh consecutive human vertebrae and discs from a patient bone scan. The meshing, set up in Hypermesh, is simulated using Ansys for motion limits, stiffness, and disc material correlation. Once a model is correlated, disc implants are modeled and simulated with the goal of replacing degenerate discs.

Hawk T Mk2 - Arrestor Barrier (BAN MK2) Engagement Analysis
As the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) Design Authority for Aircraft Arrestor Barrier Nets, AmSafe products are used to stop aircraft from over-running the end of the runway. The British Arrestor Net (BAN) Mk2 is suspended across the runway over-run area by two electrically driven stanchions and raised or lowered by remote control from the Air Traffic Control tower.

This paper describes the process and results of a FE analysis of the engagement of the Hawk T Mk2 aircraft into a Type A Barrier (BAN Mk2). The analysis was performed using RADIOSS, an advanced non-linear explicit Finite Element solver.

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

Challenge: Generate accurate finite element method (FEM) calculations.

Altair Solution: FEM structural analysis utilizing the suite of HyperWorks tools


•Faster time to results

•Flexible unit-based licensing model

•Cost reduction

U of M Solar Car- Composites Optimization for a Solar-Powered Race Car: Minimizing Body and Chassis Weight With Altair OptiStruct
The University of Michigan Solar Car Team, through the application of Altair’s OptiStruct optimization technology, was able to reduce the weight of its solar car by 90 kg from the 2009 Infinium car design to the 2012 Quantum car design. The Michigan team finished third in the 2011 World Solar Challenge, the first American team to finish. The team also has placed first in seven other American Solar Car Challenge competitions.

QinetiQ Keeps the Army’s Kiowa Copter Flying Lighter and Longer Through HyperWorks Optimization
A large proportion of Army aircraft are legacy platforms. Program managers of these aircraft are challenged to integrate new technology into these older platforms to enable them to meet the constantly expanding demands of today’s missions. These new devices and systems, however, often add weight to the vehicle or otherwise impact mission profiles. To sustain aircraft performance, weight reduction methods need to be adopted for aircraft components if technology insertions are going to continue.

Body-In-White Design for a Six-Passenger Sports Car Architecture: Maximizing Body Stiffness and Meeting Strength Requirements Using HyperWorks
The Deep Orange Program has partnered with Altair to apply advanced computational simulation methods to their vehicle designs. Altair-sponsored internships and fellowships have enhanced student learning through
providing webinar-based and on-sight instruction of Altair HyperWorks simulation technologies. An example of these simulation-based design applications is the CUICAR Deep Orange 3 Program,the third generation vehicle prototype designed and engineered by the Clemson engineering graduate students. Deep Orange 3 features a load-bearing structure based
on innovative sheet-folding technology and a unique 3+3 seating configuration package in a sports car architecture. The following describes this design and summarizes the application of Altair HyperWorks to meet the
necessary engineering structural performance requirements for the underlying body structure.

Improved Mechanical Performance and Reduced Cost of a Solar Panel System with HyperWorks
HyperWorks proved to be exceptionally valuable in Luxon’s work for a major producer of a large-scale industrial panel system, which measures approximately 50 x 70 feet and rotates to track the sun. The company had a system in production but sought to lower the cost of manufacturing. Additionally, Luxon’s customer wanted to expand the geographic locations where the system could be installed successfully, so it asked Luxon to develop
a more robust support structure to ensure that the system would survive the seismic,
wind and snow loading that the product was likely to encounter in various parts of the world.

Dante Sanchez Discusses the Optimization of Mabe's White Goods Packaging
For white goods manufacturer Mabe, the quality of the design and engineering of their home appliances is paramount. The objectives of this project were to simulate the effect of the distribution environment events to a washer and dryer product and perform optimization to improve product protection while reducing material costs and weight.

Communicate and Collaborate with PLM Systems in HyperWorks

The Successful Application of HyperWorks at Lenovo
To increase efficiency, improve the quality of meshing and shorten CAE simulation time, Lenovo engineers needed to own a powerful pre-processing tool, one that would really meet the demands of scientific research and engineering innovation. For this task, they chose HyperMesh, an important component of the Altair HyperWorks suite.

Introduction to HyperWorks Desktop for Aerospace Applications
This course is meant for HyperWokrs Desktop users in the Aerospace environment. The course contains a tailored approach to using variuos tools within HyperMesh and HyperView for Aerospace users. Most Chapters will also contain demonstration videos based on Aerospace components.

Railcar Manufacturer Speeds Design Modifications with HyperWorks
American Railcar Industries, headquartered
in St. Charles, Mo., designs and manufactures
commercial railroad cars, producing
every part of the car above the wheels.
Customers use the company’s railcars to
transport all sorts of liquid and solid raw
materials, including oil, coal, cement, sand,
grain and other substances. Their designs
include boxcars, gondolas and hoppers,
among other styles.

LG Electronics Success Story
LG Electronics Performs Smartphone Drop-Test Simulation in Less than 24 Hours with New Automated Approach

Success Story: M.TEC
M.TEC Engineering Continues to Benefit and Yield New Business Due to Advantages of the Altair Partner Alliance (APA)

RUAG Space Builds Reliable Satellites with HyperWorks
“Throughput time” or “Time to Market” is a key element for spacecraft structure. Structures are the first element required to start the integration of the spacecraft and it is essential that they can be delivered in time. However, late inputs require flexibility and efficiency to limit the impact on the development and manufacturing time.
This short video shows examples of automation and standardization of the analysis processes as implemented at RUAG Space using HyperWorks.

DeWalt Optimizes Power Tools with HyperWorks
The development of modern electric power tools requires special attention to be simultaneously paid to both the efficiency and user comfort of the tool, as well as the robustness and durability of the devices. For the fulfillment of these two groups of attributes, computer-aided simulations using HyperWorks has become central to the development process of Stanley Black & Decker Deutschland GmbH.

HyperWorks Helps Volkswagen Motorsport Develop a World Champion Polo R WRC
Since January 2013 Volkswagen Motorsport compete at the FIA World Rally Championship with the Polo R WRC. To improve the vehicle performance it is essential to reduce the cars weight and inertia. Drivers perform best lap times when they feeling well in the race car. So you have to meet drivers ergonomically needs. Also passive passenger protection is an important topic. To meet these requirements an own racing seat has been developed.

HyperWorks Helps Midea Design and Optimize Millions of AC Units
HyperWorks Helps Midea Design and Optimize Millions of AC Units. Using an air conditioner, for example, with HyperMesh, it takes Midea Design one week to mesh the whole model, setup loads and constraints, run the analysis, and extract the result.

NVH Webinar Series : Squeak and Rattle Simulation at Scania and LeanNova
Altair's Squeak and Rattle Director is a novel set of comprehensive software automations to rapidly identify and analyze design alternatives to eliminate the root causes of squeak and rattle in assemblies.

Arup Uses the Latest Simulation Technologies for Architectural Design
Arup has determined the anticipated conditions throughout the interior of a complex architectural space through computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling. In this video Caroline Lama, Façade Engineer at Arup NY, explains how HyperMesh has been used to develop an efficient meshing scheme for this challenging geometry.

Arup Uses the Latest Simulation Technologies for Architectural Design
Arup has determined the anticipated conditions throughout the interior of a complex architectural space through computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling. In this video Caroline Lama, Façade Engineer at Arup NY, explains how HyperMesh has been used to develop an efficient meshing scheme for this challenging geometry.

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.

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.

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.

Optimizing Cooling Passages in Turbine Blades
Turbine blades have internal passages that provide cooling during operation in a high
temperature engine. The design of the cooling passages is critical to achieve near uniform
temperature of the blade during operation. The temperature of the blade is dependent on the thermal properties of the blade material as well as the fluid dynamics of the air circulating in the cooling passages. Computational optimization methods have successfully been applied to design lighter and more efficient structures for many aerospace structures. An extension of these techniques is now applied to guiding the thermal design of a turbine blade by designing the optimal cooling passage layout. Optimization methods will be applied to determine the optimum pattern of the cooling passages and then to optimize the size of the individual cooling passages. The goal is to produce a more thermally efficient turbine blade design that will produce blades with longer lives and better performance.

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

Seat Design for Crash in the Cloud - NAFEMS World Congress 2015
The benefit of design exploration and optimization is understood and accepted by engineers but the required intensive computational resources have been a challenge for their adoption into the design process. The HyperWorks Unlimited (HWUL) appliance provides an effective solution to these challenges as it seamlessly connects all the necessary tools together in the cloud. The aim of this study is to showcase the benefits of HWUL on an optimization driven design of a complex system. For this purpose an automotive seat design for
crash loadcases is selected.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A New Approach to Optimizing the Clean Side Air Duct Using CFD Techniques
An integrated approach to CFD design optimization is proposed. It consists of taking an initial CAD design, meshing it using HyperMesh, analysing it using Star-CD, parameterising its key features using HyperMorph, and then shape optimizing it using HyperStudy. This approach has been applied here to the shape optimization of the compressor inlet duct of a turbo system.

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.

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.

HyperWorks 14.0 Webinar: Integration of FEKO into HyperWorks 14.0 - Features & Benefits
FEKO, the leading electromagnetic simulation software for antenna design and placement, EMC, RCS and other applications is fully merged into HyperWorks 14.0, the new release of Altair’s CAE simulation software platform.

Through examples and demonstrations, this webinar will present the new extensions and features in FEKO 14.0, including the addition of curvilinear wire meshes to reduce computational requirements while keeping accuracy. Extensions have been added to the time domain solver and to the cable modeling tool. Users will also benefit from CAD handling, scripting and automation improvements. Active RCS calculations are now possible, among other features that will be presented.

Thanks to being part of HyperWorks, FEKO now includes integration with HyperStudy, the multi-disciplinary design exploration, optimization and stochastic analysis tool. This will be shown during the webinar, together with the integration with other Altair products FEKO users will benefit from, like HyperMesh (high-performance finite element pre-processor), PBS Works (HPC workload management software) and Altair’s cloud solutions.

The advantages of FEKO’s new licensing scheme as part of HyperWorks will be discussed as well.

HyperWorks 14.0 Webinar: Model Build & Assembly
HyperWorks 14.0 includes best-in-class modeling capabilities, with the ability to manage even the most complex and large FE models. HyperMesh has a new part and assembly workflow, which promotes flow of data directly from Product Data Management (PDM) data structures.

The Connector Entity Editor (CEE) can be found in the lower part of the Connector browser and gives easy access to all important connector attributes of currently selected connectors. With the CEE it’s now possible to precisely change single attributes and realize various connectors at once. All attributes are described with tooltips.

HyperWorks 14.0 Webinar: Meshing, Geometry & Graphics Performance.
This webinar includes updates about the entirely redesigned SimLab 14.0 release and focusses on the updates of the SimLab 14.1 release.

HyperMesh: A new browser-based workflow has been introduced in HyperMesh 14.0, which includes the concept of mesh controls. Many other meshing features and major enhancements in graphics performance and appearance will be discussed in this session as well. The webinar briefly presents also updates of the solver interfaces.

Digital Development at Hyundai Motor Group
Dr. Byungsik Kang is explaining how upfront engineering with FEA methods made a big impact at Hyundai Motor Group. He also explains the importance of designers using simulation for their own need at the early stage of development. Last but not least he is talking about the power of the solver OptiStruct to find entirely new designs.

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.

Close Hauled with Hyperworks - Student Team of Politecnico di Torino Sails Away from Competition
The project focused on the design and construction of a skiff, a particular kind of sail boat, within the given regatta regulation. With its modeling and calculation tools, HyperWorks helped the team to significantly reduce weight while increasing stiffness, while saving time and costs.

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 2017: Model Build & Assembly
This webinar will demonstrate the entire workflow while including latest enhancements, such as the introduction of multi-pane views to accommodate the newly added part set and configuration browsers. The entirely new Part Library serves as a centralized library for parts currently being worked on, while offering various levels of version controls.

ICAT Achieves Robust Structural Integrity of their Automotive Components using Altair HyperWorks®
The International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) is an automotive testing and R&D centre. In their pursuit to carve a niche as a one-stop solution for the automotive industry’s needs in the areas of product design, testing and validation, the ICAT team required a very advanced suite of software solutions. They needed a software suite that would save them time, money and also help in all phases of product development. The Altair software suite has greatly helped the team in providing timely and appropriate solutions to their clients.

Developing an Injury Threshold for Human Brain Concussion
Directed by Dr. King Yang, Professor of Bioengineering, the Department’s Bioengineering Center is a leading laboratory focused on research into impact trauma, low back pain, and sports injury biomechanics. For the development of complete understanding of injury mechanisms for mild traumatic brain injury or concussions in order to prevent or mitigate injury occurrence, Altair HyperMesh helped establish a meaningful injury criterion through the use of field concussion data and finite element modeling of the head.

More Efficient and Economic Injection Mold Tools thanks to Topology Optimization, CFD Simulation and 3D Printing
Toolmaking is usually characterized by cost-intensive, custom made, single-unit production. To create innovative tools, the industry increasingly relies on new manufacturing methods such as 3D printing. To meet market demand, PROTIQ GmbH, a spinoff from Phoenix Contact needed to increase productivity through more efficient injection mold tools. The Altair solution included development of optimized tools using simulation, optimization and additive manufacturing (model setup with HyperMesh, topology optimization and FE analysis with OptiStruct, CFD analysis with AcuSolve and refinement with solidThinking Evolve. The benefits included increased productivity due to shorter production cycles, weight reduction of 75%, shortened development time and production costs reduced by 25%.

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.

Nelson Mandela University: Designing a Winning Eco-Car
Martin Badenhorst, Masters Student at Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, shares how he managed to reduce the weight of their eco-car by 20%.

Altair Aerospace: FE Model Setup and Validation
This webinar will cover a brief overview of all simulations done on an Altair benchmark airplane wing. All steps from CAD to CAE are discussed, starting with the generation of the geometry, including midsurface generation to meshing and mapping CFD results. The presentation concludes with post-processing and automated report generation.

Sujan CooperStandard Achieves Lightweighting and Performance Targets with Altair
Sujan CooperStandard manufactures (anti-vibration) NVH products for leading automotive companies. Currently, the automotive industry is under extreme pressure because of environmental norms and has to adhere to stringent government policies related to pollution control and one of the simplest ways to address these is to optimize designs and reduce weight of products and components. They began using Altair HyperWorks on the on the recommendation of their joint venture partner CooperStandard. The team decided to improvise design of their Torsion Vibration Damper using Altair solutions like solidThinking Inspire to optimize designs of the brackets and OptiStruct for structural integrity of the designs. Altair solutions have helped Sujan CooperStandard get their product designs right the first time and consistently meet their time, cost and quality targets.

OptiStruct® Makes Life-form Inspired Table a Reality for IL Hoon Roh
Inspired by zooplankton Radiolaria, artist and architect IL Hoon Roh began creating series of objects known as “Radiolara Experiment” which, through extensive experimentation and collaboration with Altair, ultimately led to the creation of the sophisticated Table Ex-08.

No more Gone with the Wind – Pedestrian Comfort Improvements on Quinta Torre with AcuSolve Computational Fluid Dynamics
Officially known as the Caleido project, the Fifth Tower in Madrid is owned by Inmobiliaria Espacio, a company that, among other services, deals with infrastructure and construction for all types of buildings.

ESAComp-HyperWorks Interface Recommended Workflows
The use of the ESAComp-HyperWorks interface for enhanced post-processing of laminated composite structures is introduced.

Flux Webinar: Accelerate your Design Process with Flux - Dealing with Complex 3D CAD Models
Flux is now fully part of HyperWorks and thanks to our flexible HyperWorks Units, users are now able to access even more tools that will help you to save time in your designs and enable powerful simulations. Flux embeds its own pre-preprocessing tools but designers sometimes need to deal with complex 3D geometries generated by their CAD team.

Providing Designers Easy Access to Powerful Simulation Tools
Brompton Bicycle discuss the benefits they have seen from moving away from simulation in their CAD system to a more powerful and flexible system from Altair.

HyperWorks CFD Optimization Helps MTU Improve Diesel Engine Compressor Blade Performance
To increase turbo charger efficiency, global diesel engine supplier MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH
combined Altair’s HyperWorks computer-aided engineering (CAE) software suite with a
computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solver. Combining the morphing capabilities of HyperMesh (the
pre-processor for finite-element [FE] analysis and CFD) with HyperStudy (the solver-neutral design
study and optimization tool), MTU redesigned the shape of the compressor blades to improve
pressure gain and efficiency. The redesign, in turn, increases the fuel efficiency of the engine.

Balancing Manufacturability and Optimal Structural Performance for Laminate Composites through a Genetic Algorithm
This paper details the application of a specialised genetic algorithm to reduce the mass of a laminated composite wing rib. The genetic algorithm has been customised specifically to optimise the performance of polymer-laminated composites. The technology allows the mass to be minimized by the removal or addition of plies of various discrete orientations whilst satisfying the structural intent of the component. For the rib structure assessed, the structural constraints consist of limits placed on the displacement, stress (i.e. ply failure index) and buckling behaviour.

Design Optimization Applied to the Development of an Oilfield Bistable Expandable Sand Screen
This paper will cover the design, development, and testing of an expandable sand screen using bistable cell technology. In addition, the design and development of the proprietary expandable connection will be presented. The testing presented covers a wide range of structural integrity, expansion, sand retention, mudflow, and geomechanical tests performed on the screen, base pipe, and connection.

HyperWorks provides flexibility and agility to development processes of Engineering Services Provider Beta Epsilon
Beta Epsilon designs racing cars and offers engineering. Beta Epsilon offers component and vehicle meshing, FEA analysis of metal and composite components, crash test simulation, optimization, and CFD simulation. Beta Epsilon uses HyperMesh, OptiStruct, HyperCrash, RADIOSS, AcuSolve, HyperView, and Virtual Wind Tunnel. With HyperWorks, Beta Epsilon could improve the quality of its products and extend its range of services.

Cal Poly Pomona Uses HyperWorks to Design a Winning Formula SAE Racecar
Cal Poly Pomona applies HyperWorks to optimize the design of a new wheel shell and analyze laminates for a SAE Formula student racecar.

Subros Leverages Altair HyperWorks® to Build Optimized Product Designs While Reducing 60% Simulation Time and 40% Prototyping Costs
Subros is the leading manufacturer of thermal products for automotive applications in India and operates in technical collaboration with Denso. Being a major supplier of AC units to the predominant automotive segments and all classes of vehicles produced by global players in the country, it is very important for Subros to honor deadlines of product delivery with agreed benchmarks of quality. The Subros team has used Altair solutions such HyperMesh for FE modeling, RADIOSS and OptiStruct for structural analysis, AcuSolve for flow analysis, and solidThinking Inspire for Modal Analysis

Approaching Learning Differently at Nelson Mandela University in South Africa
Watch this short video to find out how the Faculty of Engineering is approaching teaching differently with the help of Altair's learning tools.

Originating a safe Fun Utility Vehicle (FUV)
The challenge in the development of Arcimoto’s SRK Generation 8; an all-electric, multi-purpose/utility commuter vehicle, included creation of an optimized platform that offers
3-wheeled stability, a space frame enclosure for protection, and a rear swing arm that handles the load requirements and also follows the visual design of the vehicle. HyperMesh® provided an environment for rapid model generation allowing Arcimoto to answer queries by helping them perform the analysis in OptiStruct® in an easy, time efficient manner. Using RADIOSS® for the physics helped them achieve repeatable and accurate results, reduce simulation cycle times and allow for evaluating multiple design scenarios thus enabling better decisions.

Israeli motorsport company Griiip has designed a new, fast and professional race car that combines efficiency in racing with a competitive purchase price and low running costs, to make it more affordable. By harnessing the power of data, Griiip has created the first smart connected race car – the G1 – and with it, an entirely new racing series. Accessing the software via Altair's new Startup Program, Griiip engineers employ several products from the Altair HyperWorks™ suite, among these Altair Radioss™ for crash simulation, Altair OptiStruct™ for structural optimization, general FE analysis as well as Altair HyperMesh™ and Altair HyperView™ for pre- and post-processing tasks in the development of race cars.

Czech company Duratec Ltd. develops handmade bike frames using both aluminium and composite materials. For a recent project at Duratec presenting the latest approach in development of carbon fiber optimization of the bike frame, Altair HyperWorks was used for model creation in Altair HyperMesh, optimized via the Altair OptiStruct code and evaluated in Altair HyperView in the development and optimization of a lightweight composite racing bike frame.

Fighting Knee Pain with Finite Element Modeling
The Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Laboratory at USC, is using HyperWorks to investigate why so many people are incapacitated by knee pain when others are not. This is a tough, intractable issue for people with arthritic knees since there is no cure for arthritis today. Early detection can help and is the focus of USC’s work. (HyperMesh is used to create finite element models to analyze stress on the cartilage of the joint.)

HyperWorks Accelerates Design Process and Development of Diesel Export Locomotive at RDSO
Altair HyperWorks helped RDSO reduce development time and optimize structural characteristics of the diesel export locomotive. Physical testing on these large, complex structures had to be limited. Using HyperMesh/HyperView pre/post processing capabilities, RDSO were able to simulate design and verify that engineering specifications are being met and help validate the final design.

HyperWorks Improves Development Processes at Automotive Consultancy
csi entwicklungstechnik GmbH, a leading engineering service provider for the automotive industry has enhanced its simulation power with Altair‘s HyperWorks Suite. The company consolidated its CAE tools and now uses the large scale of HyperWorks, which offers a solution for almost every application needed in modern product development. csi will apply OptiStruct for optimization tasks, MotionView and MotionSolve for multi-body applications, and HyperMesh for pre-processing tasks. Additionally HyperShape/CATIA will be used for CAD integrated optimization and weight reduction.

HyperWorks in the Development of Aeronautic Sensors
Esterline Advanced Sensors offers its customers a broad range of high precision solutions for aeronautics (cockpit, airframe and engine) and derivative products for marine, defense and the industrial sector. Read the Case Study to see how HyperMesh improved FE accuracy and saved on development time and costs.

Optimisation Techniques Leading the Development of a Steering Wheel
The early application of structural optimisation in the design of automotive components streamlines the design process and at the same time significantly increases the potential of the final design achieving maximum performance. This paper details the use of optimisation techniques during the development of a steering wheel, to generate an optimised design for cross attribute performance. This was completed in the Altair HyperWorks environment as Altair HyperMesh combined with Altair OptiStruct enables the creation of a parametric model with a multitude of design variables (i.e. size, shape, displacement, stress and frequency) in order to satisfy NVH, manufacturability, durability and crash targets.

Better Indoor Climate thanks to Simulation and Optimization
Kampmann GmbH is an internationally leading specialist for heating, cooling, air-conditioning and integrated building automation. Within their virtual development process they are using the Altair HyperWorks® software suite, in particular AcuSolve®, the CFD solver; OptiStruct®, the suite's FE-solver and an optimization tool; and HyperMesh® for modeling and meshing tasks. For plant control design, Kampmann is currently considering solidThinking Activate®, a mapping software for control systems. Thanks to simulation, Kampmann engineers are now able to answer questions regarding the internal processes of the system, which are difficult, if not impossible, to study through physical testing.

Model Verification Director Datasheet
Altair's Model Verification Director (MVD) allows engineering analysts to validate CAD model data received from the design teams, automatically identifying potential issues that could slow down the pre-processing stage of the simulation life cycle. The MVD is embedded into HyperWorks pre-processing technology, HyperMesh and integrated into the Assembly Browser.

Museum of the 20th Century
For a competition launched for the Museum of the 20th Century, Zaha Hadid Architects re-invented a similarly radical approach by applying new advances in technology to generate structural and architectural expression. With Altair’s assistance, they created a plug-in for their design tool, enabling topology optimization. Altair HyperMesh was used for finite element preprocessing mesh generation, with Altair HyperView providing post-processing and visualization solutions. Structural analysis solver Altair OptiStruct provided advanced analysis and optimization algorithms.

Cleveland Golf Drives Product Innovation Through Simulation and Optimization Using HyperWorks
Much more goes into a golf club than simply wood, iron and graphite. To shape the performance, the distinctive appearance, the personalized feel and even the sound of the club striking the ball, manufacturers must precisely engineer every aspect of the design. Today, simulation-driven design has dramatically reduced development time for new golf clubs while allowing them to meet strict regulations more efficiently.

Designing All-Terrain Vehicle Frames Using Topological Optimization
Upfront concept design optimization on a all terrain vehicle frame resulted in a 9% mass reduction. Using Design of Experiment (DOE) methods, peak accelerations during crash decreased by 22%.

ExoMars Rover Airbag Design and Reliability Optimization
Astrium used HyperStudy with LS-Dyna to not only optimize the landing behavior of the ExoMars lander but also to investigate the probability of failure using HyperStudy’s stochastic engine. HyperWorks’ process automation engine helped to quickly create design variations.

CAVE Sets the Stage for Real-Time Collaboration
An immersive virtual environment speeds the creation of prototypes to cut time in military product development programs.

HyperWorks at Changchun Railway Vehicle Co., Ltd.: Accelerating Design and Analysis of High-Speed Railcars
Asia's largest railway vehicle manufacturer, Changchun Railway Vehicle Co., Ltd. (CRC), was looking for ways to increase development efficiency through streamlined CAE processes. By implementing HyperWorks, Altair's engineering framework for product design, CRC was able to reduce modeling cycle time by up to 50 percent. In addition, simulations were more accurate as a result of better model quality.

Accelerating Product Development at the Nanotech Level with Altair HyperWorks
In addition to looking for a way in which to reduce product development time through simulated modeling and analysis, Zyvex Corporation wanted to be able to communicate the features and value of its MEMS product more effectively to internal and external audiences. Using the Altair HyperWorks computer-aided engineering (CAE) framework for product design, Zyvex not only accomplished its goal to significantly speed time to market, but also used HyperView’s visualization technology to prepare informative compact slide and PowerPoint presentations on the nanotechnology to various stakeholders, including Zyvex management and potential investors.

HyperWorks Cuts CAE Modeling Time by Up to 50 Percent at Dunlop Aerospace
Using HyperWorks for the creation and modification of complex finite-element meshes, Dunlop Aerospace was able to dramatically cut modeling time. The software’s stability, ease-of-use and superior technical capabilities for HEX meshing contributed to the successful deployment.

OptiStruct Drives Weight Reduction in Commercial Aircraft: Door Support Arm Design Optimization
Using OptiStruct topology and shape optimization tools, Eurocopter created an innovative new design of a door support arm for the Fairchild Dornier 728 aircraft. The company achieved a weight reduction of approximately 20 percent, using structural optimization techniques as an integral part of the design process.

Smart Product Packaging Pays Off
Our experts examine the challenges, advancements and trends that are changing the product packaging industry.

CAE in the Nanotech-enabling World
Zyvex engineers use finite-element analysis to build microscopically small devices.

Dialing into Simulation to Streamline Cellular Phone Development
Upstream model simulation reduces product development time and enables Motorola to meet critical market demands.

Altair HyperWorks Helps Joe Gibbs Racing
Using OptiStruct from the Altair HyperWorks computer-aided engineering (CAE) suite of software tools, Joe Gibbs Racing was able to significantly redistribute vehicle mass and improve ride handling characteristics to design a more competitive race car.

From Incremental Change to Full Design/Validation Leap: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Optimize Safety and Crash Performance
Heavy-duty mining trucks at Hitachi are designed to meet ISO ROPS and FOPS safety requirements, while structures must be as lightweight as possible. The presentation will discuss Hitachi’s design and simulation approach, which consists of an integrated multidisciplinary analysis process. Dynamic analyses, multibody dynamics simulations, including flexible bodies and dynamic simulations are methods applied to optimize performance and vehicle safety.

The author will present examples such as the optimization of a trolley support structure, a kinematics model of a 100-ton truck and the analysis of a trailing arm. Finally, the author will share his thoughts on the important subject of how simulation can better impact the design.

Biomedical Research at the Scripps Clinic: Modeling Orthopedic Implants with Altair HyperWorks
Every year, countless people — regardless of their age or level of physical activity — begin to experience the effects of osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease. As we age, the cartilage that cushions the joints begins to deteriorate. The head of the adjacent bones begin to break down from the friction, causing pain in the joint. When the condition worsens and non- surgical remedies are exhausted, surgeons may recommend joint replacement.

Typically, titanium alloy implants are lined with plastics that act as cartilage and are fixed in place with cement or screws by the surgeon. The implants can give patients a new lease on life, dramatically reducing pain and improving mobility. However, questions naturally arise in the patient’s mind: How much range of motion will I have in the new joint? How much strength will I recover? And how long will the new joint last?

Fine-Tuning 300-Ton Haulers: HyperWorks at Hitachi Truck Manufacturing
Hitachi Truck Manufacturing sought ways of reducing materials costs for its mammoth mining trucks, while remaining within standard specifications. The company's first project using HyperWorks CAE tools enabled Hitachi to do this with accuracy. HyperWorks is now an integral part of the design process at Hitachi.

HyperWorks at Wagon Automotive: Speeding Development Time While Cutting Prototype Costs
Wagon Automotive, a system and module supplier of components to major car builders,
sought ways to accelerate product development and reduce prototyping costs while maintaining high quality.
Adopting the HyperWorks suite of advanced CAE tools enabled the company to achieve both those goals.
Wagon Automotive now uses HyperWorks during the entire development cycle, from concept design to optimization.

HyperWorks at B/E Aerospace: Lighter, Safer Seats for Airline Passengers
When you settle in for a flight on a major airline, you are probably in a seat and surrounded
by equipment designed and built by B/E Aerospace. With design and manufacturing facilities
across the globe, B/E Aerospace is the leading manufacturer of cabin interior products
for commercial and private passenger aircraft. One of B/E Aerospace’s leading products
is its line of commercial and business airline seats. These seats are engineered and tested
at its Commercial Airplane Products Group in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

HyperWorks Helps Create Accurate Finite-Element Models from CT Scans of Artificial Knee Joints
Using Altair HyperMesh, the HyperWorks finite-element (FE) pre-processor, researchers at the
University of Applied Sciences in Amberg-Weiden, Germany, created an efficient process to
create FE meshes of an artificial knee joint from supplied computed tomography (CT) scans. The
team, led by Professor Franz Magerl, deployed HyperMesh’s re-meshing capabilities to convert
STL data to a high fidelity tetrahedral-based FE model and investigated the effect of imperfections
induced by the manufacturing process on part strength.

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