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ATCx - Inspire 2014 Overview
Presentation of "Inspire 2014 Overview." This was given by Russell Vernon, Application Engineer, solidThinking, at ATCx West on June 18, 2014.

ATCx- Hyperviscoelastic Coefficient Determination of a Spherical Impacter using HyperStudy Optimization William Giannetti, Sr. Research and Development Engineer, Swift Engineering
A presentation on "Hyperviscoelastic Coefficient Determination of a Spherical Impacter using HyperStudy Optimization." This was presented by
William Giannetti, Sr. Research and Development Engineer, Swift Engineering, at ATCx West on June 18, 2014.


ATCx - OptiStruct: Modern Solver Technology for Innovative and Lightweight Design
Presentation on "OptiStruct: Modern Solver Technology for Innovative and Lightweight Design." This was presented by Warren Dias, Business Development Manager – OptiStruct, Altair at ATCx West on June 18, 2014.

Bajaj Auto
Right-Sizing PLM Software Investments

An Indian motorcycle manufacturer leverages business analytics to optimize software usage and procurement decisions.

By Beverly A. Beckert

Concept To Reality Magazine - Summer / Fall 2012
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Software Asset Optimization Brochure
Altair’s “Software Asset Optimization” solutions (SAO) enable visualization and analysis of global software inventories and utilization rates across facilities, divisions, departments, projects and users. Having deep domain expertise in business analytics, software licensing systems and high performance computing, Altair’s SAO solutions are tailored specifically to the unique needs and requirements of each organization.

Customize it! Fine-tuning Your Environment with PBS Plugins
In this webinar, our expert provides an introduction to PBS Plugins and demonstrates different ways they can be used to customize a cluster or supercomputing environment. Learn how PBS Plugins work, get examples of key plugins that can be easily modified for your use today, and hear tips, tricks and practical advice for writing custom plugins

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

Improving the Design of Subsea Riser Systems: A Cray-Altair Solution for Improved Oil & Gas Component Engineering
With Cray and Altair, engineers have the computational systems they need to perform advanced subsea computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis with better speed, scalability, and accuracy. With Altair’s AcuSolve CFD solver running on Cray XC supercomputer systems, operators and engineers responsible for riser system design and analysis can increase component life, reduce uncertainty, and improve the overall safety of their ultra-deep-water systems while still meeting demanding development schedules.

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


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

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

Introduction to HyperCrash
HyperCrash is a robust pre-processing environment specifically designed to automate the creation of high-fidelity models for crash analysis and safety evaluation. Developed in cooperation with the industry's leading manufacturers, HyperCrash increases departmental efficiency and results accuracy through process driven workflows and automated model checking and correction.

Introduction to AcuSolve
Altair® AcuSolve® is a leading general-purpose Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solver that is capable of solving the most demanding industrial and scientific applications.

Based on the Finite Element method, AcuSolve’s robust and scalable solver technology empowers users by providing unparalleled accuracy on fully unstructured meshes. Applications ranging from steady RANS simulations to complex, transient, multiphysics simulations are handled with ease and accuracy.


Weld Distortion Optimisation using HyperStudy
Distortion induced in parts due to the cooling of welds complicates automated manufacturing lines in the automotive industry. The resulting deformation leads to additional investment such as end of line machining to correct affected assemblies. Utilising optimisation software a welding pattern can be found which retains the intended performance of a part while reducing the distortion induced from welding. Weld locations may be optimised alongside welding sequence to allow process requirements to be considered within the early design stage. This leads to high performance, low distortion assemblies which can ultimately be manufactured at the lowest possible cost.

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

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.

Empire/Renishaw
Renishaw and Empire Cycles utilized generative design to conceptualize the world's first metal additive manufactured  bicycle frame. This resulted in a 33% weight reduction of the bicycle.

HardMarque
HardMarque coupled topology optimization with additive manufacturing to conceptualize and refine the design of a piston. The final piston design is 23.5% lighter than the original design. 

Intel Solution Brief: Maximize Performance and Scalability of Radioss on Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 v2 Family-Based Platforms
This paper summarizes the findings of a benchmark study with Radioss and Intel® Xeon® processors. In the study, Altair benchmarked Radioss using a modified crash simulation model on a single-node platform -- Radioss was able to easily take advantage of all 60 cores, running the workload 2.75X faster than on a comparable 24-core platform.

Race Face
Race Face redesigned a bicycle crank using generative design and finite element analysis. The concept design process yielded a part with increased stiffness and strength without increasing the weight of the part.

Reducing Weld Distortion by 93% with HyperStudy
Gestamp Tallent Ltd is a world class designer, developer and manufacturer of cutting edge, chassis structural and suspension products, body in white structures, modules and systems for the automotive industry. Gestamp used the BMW MINI front subframe tower to demonstrate the weld distortion optimisation approach. The tower is particularly susceptible to distortion due to its tall and thin dimensions. The objective of this optimisation was to minimise the distortion of the tower measured by the displacement of the top of the tower as the weld sections cool. In order to further investigate weld removal optimisation they chose HyperStudy.

Powertrain Mount Optimisation Webinar
Many engineers and designers in the automotive industry would like to determine a reasonable powertrain mounting system which meets a list of static and dynamic performance requirements, the design of which is limited by many factors. One of the approaches is to adopt a decoupling arrangement between powertrain rigid-body modes and to control frequencies in the main vibration directions of the powertrain so they fall within a desirable range. This is done by optimising stiffness, location and orientation of mounts.

Altair 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. The solution identifies CAD intersections, missing welds, and incorrect bolt-nut positions on an entire assembly structure and generates comprehensive reports in both Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel formats to allow for easy communication of the validation results. With this insight, the CAD design team can correct the model data and help streamline the finite element modeling process.

Peter Macapia, LabDORA
Architect Peter Macapia aims to change perceptions of how buildings can look; generative design software aids in imaginative engineering and architecture projects, integrating design and testing in the same space.

Optimising Vehicle Dynamics for Student Racing with Altair University
You will learn how to use multi-body dynamics (MBD) simulation tools from the Altair HyperWorks CAE suite to improve the design and performance of your student race car. By using Altair’s academic vehicle library, you can adapt suspension models to represent your existing half or full vehicle and make virtual changes to the design in order to improve stability and manoeuvrability.

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

Altair Bushing Models for the Automotive Industry
The Altair Bushing Model is a high level concept solution that can be used for all your vehicle applications. It has a library of sophisticated, frequency- and amplitude- dependent bushing models that you can use for accurate vehicle dynamics, durability and NVH simulations. The tool has been validated by BMW and Honda for robustly fitting measured data to analytical models and accurately simulating models.

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.

Scania Customer Story
Squeak and rattle phenomena are studied in the automotive industry in an attempt to reduce the cabin noise and as a result, give a better ride quality and comfort to occupants. In the case of Scania’s Cabin Development Department, this kind of simulation was not performed historically. The team had to rely on tolerance calculations as well as the choice of materials to reduce the risk of squeak and rattle. To reduce development time and cut down on iterative changes, a desirable solution was identified that enabled a simulation-driven design process during the early stages of the cabin development cycle.

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.

Sundog Eyewear
Sundog Eyewear accelerates design times through the use of conceptual design softwarewhile improving visualization of the final product using integrated rendering.

Reducing Weight and Maximising Fuel Efficiency of a Formula Student Car with OptiStruct
Durham University Electric Motorsport (DUEM), are a UK-based team of students who design, build and race electric vehicles. In this project, DUEM wanted to demonstrate how they have applied the latest weight saving technology to achieve a faster, more efficient car by optimising an upright design for multiple load cases. As existing users of the Altair HyperWorks simulation suite, the DUEM team looked to OptiStruct to help meet this challenge.

Aircraft Carrier Alliance
Creating a Structurally Efficient Design for the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier

When making key decisions at the concept and preliminary design phases of a naval ship project, the designer is often obliged to work with limited data on the major structural design drivers for the vessel. This can lead to a largely subjective design approach which can result in inefficiency and even structural problems being locked-in from the start. To solve any issues, increased material use, weight and unnecessary complexity, as well as high design and manufacture costs can be introduced to the end product. To evaluate the potential of simulation-driven design under the unique requirements of naval ship design, the ACA partnered with Altair ProductDesign.

Northwestern University Success Story
Using HyperWorks for Teaching Computational Optimization Methods in Engineering Design at Northwestern University

HyperWorks Virtual Wind Tunnel on Cray: Benchmarks and Recommended Configurations
With Altair’s HyperWorks Virtual Wind Tunnel running on Cray XC30 or CS300 systems, manufacturers of all sizes can now predict a vehicle’s external aerodynamic performance without the need for numerous physical wind tunnel tests. This document includes scalability benchmarks for both small and large problems, along with Cray’s recommended system configurations to run Virtual Wind Tunnel.

When Engineering Intuition is Not Enough
A new technology helps design engineers quickly create dramatically lighter structures — and better understand the effects of material placement in whatever they’re developing.



Using Analysis to Innovate with New Materials
Analysis and optimization tools enable Samsung engineers to reduce
the cost of appliances without sacrificing performance.



By Beverly A. Beckert

Concept to Reality Winter 2013 Subscribe to C2R Magazine

Simulation Tools: Driving the Future of Design
The Clemson University Deep Orange 3 program introduced future engineers to analysis software, enabling them to develop a novel sports car concept architecture.



By Dr. Paul Venhovens

Concept To Reality Winter 2013 Subscribe to C2R Magazine

BASF Enlightens the Auto Industry
Continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite and virtual simulation technology enables BASF to develop an innovative and cost-neutral seat pan that is 45% lighter than its predecessor.



By Beverly A. Beckert

Concept To Reality Winter 2013 Subscribe to C2R Magazine

Speed and Safety- Interview with Luca Pignacca of Dallara Automobili
Manufacturing and supply of Racing Cars, Dallara Automobili uses HyperWorks to help design all of their racing cars.

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.

Aerodynamic Development of a Road Cycling Helmet with AcuSolve - LX Sim
LX Sim uses HyperWorks Suite and select Partner Alliance programs from Altair to help build an aerodynamic cycling helmet.

Toyota Motorsport
Controlling Software Costs with Altair’s Software Asset Optimization System



TMG chose Altair’s Software Asset Optimization (SAO) system to address this problem. SAO (Software Asset Optimization) enables the user easy and efficient access of the actual software usage of existing licenses in his company. He can analyze the software usage and based on this information make appropriate decisions concerning the acquisitions of new licenses and the extension of existing contracts.

Introduction to HyperWorks Virtual Wind Tunnel
Altair’s HyperWorks Virtual Wind Tunnel is a new solution designed to provide better wind tunnel simulation technology and user experience. With a highly automated and streamlined workflow process and high quality CFD technology, Altair’s HyperWorks Virtual Wind Tunnel is able to more accurately and quickly predict an automobile’s aerodynamic performance.

Introduction to HyperMesh
Altair HyperMesh is a high-performance finite element pre-processor to prepare even the largest models, starting from import of CAD geometry to exporting an analysis run for various disciplines.

Introduction to HyperGraph
Altair HyperGraph is a powerful data analysis and plotting tool with interfaces to many popular file formats. Its sophisticated math engine is capable of processing even the most complex mathematical expressions. HyperGraph combines these features with high-quality presentation output and customization capabilities to create a complete data analysis system for any organization.

Introduction to SimLab
SimLab is a process oriented, feature based finite
element modeling software that allows you to
quickly and accurately simulate engineering behavior of complex assemblies.

Introduction to HyperView
Altair HyperView is a complete post-processing and visualization environment for finite element analysis, multi-body system simulation, digital video, and engineering data. HyperView combines advanced animation and XY plotting features with window synching to enhance results visualization.

HyperWorks On-Demand at HYDAC
HyperWorks On-Demand helps HYDAC with optimization of fluid analysis.

DSM Success Story
Thermal Analysis of LED Lamps using AcuSolve

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.

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.

Optimal Design Exploration Using Global Response Surface Method: Rail Crush
As design exploration and optimization methods have become commonly accepted across a range of industries, such as aerospace, automotive or oil and gas, they are frequently utilized as standard practice to efficiently produce designs and aid critical engineering decisions. This paper present an overview of the practical usage of Altair HyperStudy's GRSM optimization algorithm, followed by application problems of rail
crush design optimization for a single and multi-objective formulation.


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

Case Study Sogeclair
Case Study about Sogeclair's use of HyperWorks

Industry: Aerospace interiors

Challenge: Development of new flooring concept to fix the cabin seats while realizing a lighter structure, adjustable panels for all types of aircraft, and an easier installation and
maintenance.

Altair Solution: Use of HyperWorks, especially HyperMesh and HyperView as a pre- and postprocessor, OptiStruct for optimization issues, RADIOSS for linear and nonlinear simulation, and solidThinking Evolve/Inspire for concept modeling

Benefits:
  • Saving development time and costs

  • Use a new approach in the design leveraging optimization

  • Reduce product weight through structural optimization of composite components



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

Assa Ashuach uses solidThinking Inspire to Optimise 3D Printed Stool Design
Industrial Research and product design consultancy Assa Ashuach Studio, design and manufacture lifestyle products and also limited edition studio pieces using new design and production methods to achieve unique forms and aesthetic qualities.

Renault
Carmakers the world over are investing heavily in the development of lighter vehicles and more economical engines that can go further on less fuel. Renault’s powertrain division wanted to further decrease the weight and increase the performance of existing and in-devolopment engines by redesigning key components to use a minimum amount of material. As an existing user of Altair’s simulation solutions, Renault approached Altair ProductDesign to assist in the development of the required optimization design methods and processes for use
at component and sub-system levels.

Altair Automated Reporting Director Datasheet
Automated Reporting Director is a novel set of comprehensive services and software automation to support the utilization of HyperWorks' post processing technologies embedded into your environment. The offering streamlines the often time-consuming tasks associated with the mechanics of results generation and reporting, allowing the engineer to focus on the interpretation and understanding of results.

Altair NVH Director Datasheet
HyperWorks has a broad range of NVH functionality for NVH engineers, designed to reduce the simulation cycle time, freeing CAE engineers to focus on optimizing product design and performance. NVH Director (NVHD) is the first commercial software solution that makes full-vehicle NVH simulation possible in the most advanced and streamlined form.

Altair Impact Simulation Director Datasheet
Altair's Impact Simulation Director (ISD) solutions empower engineers and designers to simulate the impact performance of designs faster to cost-effectively produce higher-quality products. ISD solutions automate the laborious, manual tasks associated with model setup, analysis, post-processing and reporting.

Altair Squeak & Rattle Director Datasheet
Altair's Squeak and Rattle Director (SRD) is a novel set of comprehensive software automations to rapidly identify and analyze design alternatives to eliminate the root causes of squeak and rattle (S&R) in assemblies. Tailored to be deeply integrated within your environment and processes, SRD offers a complete set of capabilities to streamline the entire S&R simulation workflow process from model creation to results visualization.

Display Manager: Remotely Visualize Your Datasets for Rapid Collaboration and Innovation
This datasheet covers the benefits, features and capabilities of Display Manager, Altair's web-based 3D visualization portal.

Assa Ashuach uses solidThinking Inspire to Optimise 3D Printed Stool Design
Industrial Research and product design consultancy Assa Ashuach Studio, design and manufacture lifestyle products and also limited edition studio pieces using new design and production methods to achieve unique forms and aesthetic qualities.

PBS Professional Drives Computational Science at Scuola Normale
PBS Professional is managing the DreamHPC cluster at Scuola Normale di Pisa, a 2600-core Dell cluster used for compute-intensive simulations requiring parallel efficiency, scalability and fast memory access.

Panasonic Ecology Systems Shortens Development Time of Indoor Air Quality Products by Applying Virtual Product Validation with HyperWorks
They began by drop-testing
a single component, then moved on to
a combination of several components,
an assembled product and a packaged product. At each step, the team employed Altair’s RADIOSS solver to calculate the drop-test impact.

Toyota Motorsport GmbH uses Altair‘s SAO System to better control software costs in its commercial Software tools
License monitoring delivering information about the actual scope of software usage with Altair’s SAO solution, improving decisions on software renewal and acquisition.

PBS Professional Wins at NCI Raijin, Largest Supercomputer in Southern Hemisphere
Australia’s National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) chose PBS Professional to manage workload for its ‘Raijin’ cluster from Fujitsu, the largest supercomputing system in Australia with over 1000 users.

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.

Kirchhoff Automotive
Hear how Kirchhoff Automotive improves resource utilization with the PBS Works suite of HPC solutions.

PBS Works: Improving the Accuracy of Weather Forecasts
Running HPC systems and clusters with Altair’s PBS Professional® scheduler provides weather forecast centers with a rich solution for optimized forecasting. The solution ensures high-performance computing (HPC) resources are more efficiently scheduled to increase system utilization, improve application performance and throughput, and enhance quality of service.

Streamlining Aerodynamic CFD Analyses
External aerodynamic simulations using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) are well established tools in the product development process for
the automotive and aerospace industries. CFD simulation technology helps engineers to understand the physical phenomena taking place in
their design and provides an environment to optimize the performance with respect to certain design criteria.

External Aerodynamics Simulation Introducing HyperWorks Virtual Wind Tunnel


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.

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.

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.

Altairs Solutions for Optimization and Analysis of Aerospace Structures


HyperWorks Optimization Capabilities Integrated into Packaging Design Process Help Unilever Cut Costs and Development Time
Unilever reduced the time required for
simulation and significantly lowered costs
by working with Altair HyperWorks suite
of computer-aided engineering tools.

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.

PBS Pro at Czech National Supercomputing Center
The IT4I National Supercomputing Center uses PBS Professional to manage its new Bull cluster being shared by over 200 planned users. Center officials say PBS “provides the robust commercial functionality we need in a scheduler”

Streamlining Aerodynamic CFD Analyses
External aerodynamic simulations using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) are well established tools in the product development process for
the automotive and aerospace industries. CFD simulation technology helps engineers to understand the physical phenomena taking place in
their design and provides an environment to optimize the performance with respect to certain design criteria.

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