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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.

Aerodynamic Development of a Road Cycling Helmet with AcuSolve - LX Sim

Polaris Reduces Weight of Snowmobile Structures Up to 40% with solidThinking Inspire and OptiStruct
Polaris, based in Roseau, Minn., is a
renowned manufacturer of snowmobiles,
and its Snowmobile Chassis Structures
Group is engaged in design and testing that supports three different platform teams with chassis solutions for each set of requirements. Computer-based design and finite element (FE) analysis are integral parts of the Polaris snowmobile development process, as engineers work to create optimal structures that reduce weight without sacrificing performance.

Evenflo Juvenile Products
Evenflo employs topology optimization and generative design simulation for “sustaining engineering” where fast turnaround is essential for functional improvements of  infant car seats design.

HyperView and HyperGraph Introduction
The purpose of this self paced course is to introduce the post processing tools available in HyperView and HyperGraph. Most sections will use the See It, Try It, Do It methodology to cover the concepts. See It allows you to watch a video demonstration of the exercise covered in the section. Try It allows you to go through an interactive video which will guide you through performing the exercise. Do It consists of a written exercise and model that can be opened in HyperWorks Desktop which allows you to perform the exercise on your own.

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.

Creactive Design
Using Optimization to Improve the Design of a Classroom

Product design consultancy and structural engineering partner, Creactive Design, wanted to explore the possibility of utilizing optimization technologies to improve the design of a cross-functional roof for an innovative new classroom environment. The classrooms, under development at architecture firm, Future Systems, would be prefabricated in glass reinforced plastic (GRP) to a high standard, making them energy efficient, durable and eminently replicable. The ambitious project was called the “World Classroom”. Creactive approached Altair ProductDesign, to assist in this explorative project due to Altair’s reputation for developing the market leading optimization software solution, OptiStruct.

Delivering Powerful Solutions to the Oil & Gas Industry
To maximize user productivity, oil & gas companies need HPC resources operating reliably around the clock. In addition, the systems need to be easy to use, manage, and scale, while still being cost-effective. Altair’s PBS Works suite of HPC tools offers state-of-the-art solutions that are built to address these challenges.

Smart Multiphysics Co-simulation with MotionSolve and Simulink for Mechanical System Control

Smart Multiphysics: Optimizing Fatigue Life by Automating Sequential Simulation using Altair HyperWorks and nCode DesignLife

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.

Samsung Uses OptiStruct to Redesign Washing Machine Component for Optimized Weight and Material Usage
To carry out optimization on the pulley, Suzhou Samsung chose OptiStruct, a key
component of Altair’s HyperWorks suite of computer-aided engineering tools and a
modern structural analysis and optimization solver. “OptiStruct provided us with important optimization features,” said Mr. Cheng, “such as topology, size and shape optimization. We were particularly interested in topology optimization to obtain the most efficient
structure or distribution of material used in the structure.”

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.

Communicate and Collaborate with PLM Systems in HyperWorks

Solving Real-Life Problems with CFD Parallel Performance of AcuSolve on Cray Systems

Clemson University Chooses PBS Professional for HPC Workload Management
Clemson University's IT department, Clemson Computing and Information Technology (CCIT), selected PBS Professional over open-source alternatives for mission-critical workload management. "We were looking to fulfill two requirements that our open source scheduling tool could not handle – reliability/scalability and technical support. After evaluating workload management vendors, Altair’s PBS Professional scheduling software came out on top as the solution that met our HPC needs."

Altair Product Design Brochure
Our unique approach to product design includes an aggressive application of
simulation technology and automation from within the HyperWorks suite, with
a focus on weight efficiency through optimization. The result is a development
process with reduced risk and shorter cycle times, delivering products that
meet performance and mass targets, on time.

HyperWorks, especially OptiStruct is one of the central tools supporting the CAE efforts of BASF Engineering Plastics
Mathematical optimisation methods can provide significant support in virtual CAE part development. In the early phases of the project topology optimisation affords valuable clues to the design of the geometry of the part.

Dana Adopts Altair’s SimLab to Automate Meshing of Powertrain Models with Dramatic Time Savings
Dana Holding Corporation is a world
leader in driveline, sealing, and thermalmanagement
technologies that improve
fuel efficiency, reduce emissions and
lower the cost of ownership in passenger,
commercial and off-highway vehicles.
Dana's 25,000 employees operate in
27 countries within a network of some
90 engineering, manufacturing and
distribution facilities.
Computer simulation of powertrain
components—entailing the creation of
very large models with 25,000 surfaces or
more—has long been an important aspect
of Dana’s product development process.
For many years, the company’s engineers
have employed a standard industry
methodology of transforming CAD designs
into prototypes, analyzing the prototype
to observe failure points, redesigning
the prototype and retesting until the
product met specifications.

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.

Investigating Aeroelastic Performance of Multi-MegaWatt Wind Turbine Rotors Using CFD
Recent trends in wind power technology are focusing on increasing power output through an increase in rotor diameter. As the rotor diameter
increases, aeroelastic effects become increasingly important in the design of an efficient blade. A detailed understanding of the fluid elastic
coupling can lead to improved designs; yielding more power, reduced maintenance, and ultimately leading to an overall reduction in the cost
of electricity. In this work, a high fidelity Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) methodology is presented for performing fully coupled Fluid-
Structure Interaction (FSI) simulations of wind turbine blades and rotors using a commercially available flow solver, AcuSolve. We demonstrate
the technique using a 13.2 MW blade design.

Faster Design Changes with HyperWorks’ Morphing Technology
In the development of engine components PSA determines the lifetime of the intake manifold with a complex thermo mechanical calculation. Since the development process is distributed between PSA itself and a supplier, a design change of the intake manifold takes three weeks to be evaluated. For the supplier it has always been hard to correctly interpret the design improvements suggested by the PSA CAE engineers. Due to the three weeks of time, the iteration between OEM and
supplier takes, and because the overall development time is limited, the process just allowed a few design changes. Therefore the design of the manifold can become a critical task in the
engine development. With HyperWorks’ morphing technology (HyperMorph) it is possible to quickly implement design changes and hence to avoid intermediate CAD changes. With this process, only a single final CAD revision is needed when all improvements have been done. The new
workflow with HyperWorks’ morphing technology allows for a much faster evaluation cycle of two days instead of three weeks with the former process.

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.

Consideration of uncertainties in forming simulation using HyperWorks
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Markus Reinert from DTE Werkzeugtechnik GmbH & Co. KG. In the automotive industry, the lightweight is an increasingly important issue. This leads to the increased use of high strength steels and aluminum. These materials decrease the process capability of forming of many automotive components than conventional materials. It becomes more difficult to predict the feasibility of CAE methods.

Prediction of warpage in welded assemblies
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Dr. Amin Sedighiamri from SABIC. Long glass fiber reinforced polypropylene (PP-LGF) is a material often used in semi-structural automotive components, such as front-end module carriers, door modules, dashboard carriers and hatch back doors. Main process for the production of these parts is injection molding, which generates complex glass fibre length and orientation distributions during processing.

Sequentially Cold Forming Simulation of Complex Shaped Heavy Plates
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Dipl.-Ing. Steffen Garke from Universität Rostock. Swept lines and derived double curved shapes are not only satisfying an esthetic concept, particularly in ship and offshore structure their implementation is essential for certain aspects like drag of the hull. In ship building it is often about one of a kind or miniseries manufacturing. Therefore the demand for a flexible production process for complex formed plates is at hand.

Process Simulation of Tube Stamping on HyperWorks Platform
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Metin ÇALLI from Coskunöz Metal Form . The main targets of automotive industry can been represented by (a) the reduction of the vehicles environmental impact (pollutions, fuel consumption, CO2 emission), (b) the increase of safety (impact absorption performance, crash resistance, pedestrian safety, etc.), and (c) the improved accuracy and quality for easier, cheaper and more reliable joining and assembly of final components.

Fatigue Due to Random Loadings
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Frédéric Kihm from HBM United Kingdom Limited. 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.

Sensitivity Evaluation of Welding Seams in Durability Analysis with FEMFAT
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Axel Werkhausen from Manager FEMFAT Support. Modelling of welding seams is very different in most of the FE-codes. Some swear to the detailed modelling with every little detail – totally impractical with long weldseams. Some others like the idea to keep it simple, like FEMFAT users, who describe the seam by coincident nodes of two shell meshes.

DSHplus and AcuSolve - Fluid Power System Simulation Hand in Hand
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Dr. Heiko Baum from FLUIDON Gesellschaft für Fluidtechnik mbH. Today the dynamic behavior of complex fluid power systems is typically simulated with 1D system simulation programs such as DSHplus. But, if accuracy requires modeling details at component level this technique comes to its limits. The representation of pressure losses of complex flow channel geometries, such as the bores in hydraulic manifold of heavy machinery or the customized pipe layouts in automotive applications or aerospace applications, cannot be achieved with a series connection of 1D system components.

Fan Optimization in Automotive Industry
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Dr Macoumba N’DIAYE from Fluorem. SC/TETRA is an all-in-one general purpose Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) software using unstructured mesh. It was developed with the specific purpose of "Easily enabling calculation of complex geometries".

Automotive is among the area which mainly use CFD calculation, like at Valeo, an automotive Tier 1 supplier whose thermal system department is responsible for the design, the development and the sale of fan systems for engine cooling (among others components for cooling systems).

Inspire Wheel Model
An Inspire model of a wheel optimization.

Evolve Helmet Model
An Evolve model of a bicycle helmet created using Evolve's polygonal modeling and Nurbify tools.

Evolve Polymesh Mug Model
An Evolve model of a coffee mug. This was modeled using Evolve's Polymesh and Nurbify tools.

Evolve Bike Seat Model
An Evolve model of a bicycle seat that was created using basic NURBS modeling tools.

Vibration Behaviour of External Payload on Rotorcraft
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by David Schmid from RUAG Schweiz AG. The RUAG developed ISSYS Pod (Integrated Self Protection System Pod) is an external countermeasure dispenser / threat sensor system designed to protect the rotorcraft from incoming surface-to-air and airto-air missiles.

Detection & Analysis of Barely Visible Impact Damage & its Progression on a Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessel
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Valentina Dolci from Thales Alenia Space/Politecnico di Torino. To ensure structural integrity and reduce repair and maintenance cost, in-service health and usage monitoring techniques are employed in many engineering areas.

In this context this dissertation, developed in Thales Alenia Space, has the purpose to create and test an automatic procedure to detect and monitor the damage occurred on a COPV (Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessel) obtained by filament winding.

Study on structural behavior of an atmospheric re-entry vehicle during ditching
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Dr. Maurizio Coltro from Altran Italia SPA. Water impact phenomenon plays an important role in the context of a controlled ditching in the final phase of an atmospheric reentry vehicle mission. Loads generated by contact against fluid are radically different from those that would generate in the case of a ground impact; it’s therefore appropriate to accurately assess forces distribution to be able to careful predict the impacting body structural response.

Airframe Engineering Process at CASSIDIAN
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Gunnar Clemen from CASSIDIAN. Airframe engineering is supported by several commercial software suites for analysis, design and optimization. The structural strength and stability analysis & verification is usually done by semi-analytical analysis methods taken from HSB (Handbuch Strukturberechnung), ESDU, MIL-handbook etc., which have been developed and validated over a long period of time. These analysis methods are often processed by Excel- or Mathcad-sheets which are fed with geometry data, loads and/or stresses as well as material data, in order to determine structural reserve factors.

Unlock 55+ Partner Applications with Your HyperWorks Units
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Stephanie Scapa from Altair.Traditional licensing schemes do not promote the discovery of technology or offer the flexibility of choice. To combat this, Altair utilizes its unique subscription-based licensing model to extend the HyperWorks Suite with its partners' complimentary products.

NovaFlow&Solid CV - Improved casting quality and strength using casting process simulation efficiently
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Hakan Fransson from NovaCast Systems AB. NovaFlow&Solid CV can make casting process simulations with much fewer mesh elements, enabling much faster simulations. This allows making more variants of a specific casting layout and considerably optimizes the casting. The technology enables simulations of virtually any type of casting, even extremely thin-walled or complex.

Improved Strength Prediction of Injection Molded Fiber Reinforced Components by Considering Fiber Orientations
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Sascha Pazour from PART Engineering. 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.

Coupled thermal, structural, and CFD simulation using RadTherm and HyperWorks
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Antti Jussila from Thermoanalytics. Many automotive applications involve complex heat transfer in which all three modes (conduction, convection, and radiation) are important. The high thermal loads generated in these cases (e.g. engine waste heat, braking heat) can also cause thermal stress in the parts involved. Coupled thermal and structural analysis can be used to predict potential problems due to either material temperature thresholds or mechanical stresses.

Development of a New Altair Customized Database of Advanced Material Properties
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Viktor Pocajt from Key to Metals AG. 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. Designed to help a broad range of engineering professionals, Key to Metals is specialized in helping to find and source similar and equivalent materials worldwide, getting easy-to-use and accurate material properties, and navigating through international standards.

Damage and Failure Mechanism Study of Composite/hybrid Crush Tubes during Axial Crush through Progressive Failure Dynamic Analysis
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Dr. Angelo De Fenza from AlphaSTAR Corporation. Carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) and hybrid metal/composite are considered to be a good candidate for energy absorption due to their high specific energy absorption (SAE) as the ratio of energy absorbed by the tube mass.

CAE-driven design methodology for semi-autonomous product development for the next generation light weight vehicle structures
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by various presenters from German Aerospace Center. Passenger cell assembly makes up a large percentage of the overall structural weight of the BIW-design, and hence has a high lightweight potential. The structure of the passenger cell not only ensures a “rigid-like” behavior in different crash scenarios, it also contributes to comfort and driving characteristics with a high torsional and flexural stiffness.

Topology optimization of a prototype race car rear wing pillar
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Elias AMRO from ADESS AG. The design optimization of race car structural parts becomes more and more popular in the motorsport industry. Companies involved in the design and development of race cars subjected to the technical and safety regulations are looking forward implementing this tool as an important part of their design process. The principal objective here is to maximize the stiffness to mass ratio of the part by optimizing the material distribution ultimately leading to an overall enhancement in performance.

A design approach for lightweight car body construction with an example on the micro-car “ec2go”
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by various presenters from Imperia GmbH Abstract. With increase in demands for special purpose vehicles such as electric vehicles, small series production is gaining more importance in automotive industry. However due to restricted amount of resources available, these manufacturers have to face a number of challenges, high development costs, longer design-optimization loops, high manufacturing costs are some to name. Additionally, no compromise can be made with the passive safety and lightweight characteristics of the vehicle design.

Strengths and Weaknesses of the Different Contact Formulations Available in Explicit Software
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Gérard Winkelmuller from Altair Development France. I will present some comparison of these formulations to analyze the strengths and the weakness of the different approaches. This evaluation will not only be based on classical comparison of these different formulations but will also analyze the interaction with other RADIOSS options

Numerical simulation of liquid sloshing and fluid-structure interaction (FSI) inside closed volumes
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Ralf Euser from Femto.The presentation will have two different aspects. First, showing how to analyze the nonlinear sloshing motion of free-surface flows inside closed volumes, with respect to contact pressure and liquid height. In addition to this it will be demonstrated how to simulate real fluid-structure interaction (FSI) between liquids and solids.

Experimental and Numerical Simulation of Laser Driven Shock Waves in Water
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Dr. Ekaterina Mazanchenko from ENSMA-PPRIME. In order to test the ability of RADIOSS code to simulate shock waves propagation into water and interaction of these shocks with materials, experiments were carried out using two modes of laser shocks driven into water. It was achieved by direct laser interaction on aluminum plate immerged into water and by laser acceleration of aluminum splashing then in water to generate the shock.

Rat brain injury mechanism identification through indentation experiment FE reconstruction
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Dr. Daniel Baumgartner from University of Strasbourg. The rat head Finite Element Model of the Strasbourg University consists of three main features: a brain, a rigid skull and a layer of solid elements figuring the interface between the former two features. In order to simulate indentation, a cylinder was meshed and added to the original model. The lower part of the cylinder was positioned so as to match the position of the indentor in the experimental setup.

Digital Photonic Production - Optimization potentials by Laser based manufacturing
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Simon Jens Merkt from Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT and Christian Hinze from
RWTH Aachen. Digital photonic production enables us to produce nearly any component or product directly from digital data. Due to a fundamental change in the cost function laser based manufacturing technologies hail a new technological revolution. One of the most promising laser based manufacturing methods is Selective Laser Melting (SLM).

Structural Optimization and Laser Additive Manufacturing in lightweight design: barriers and chances
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Dipl.-Ing. Jannis Kranz TUHH Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg iLAS Institut für Laser- und Anlagensystemtechnik. With resource prices rising and becoming more and more volatile, lightweight design is getting more important than ever before. Against this background structural optimization tools saw an increased usage in the recent years.

Multi-Scale FEM Simulation of Selective Laser Melting Process
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Nils Keller, Group Leader from ALMJ Universität Bremen and Prof. Vasily Ploshikhin from Airbus Stiftungsprofessor. Simulations using the method of Finite Elements (FEM) allow predictions of residual stresses and distortion. Through high temperature gradients, Selective Laser Melting processes have lots of process-related thermal issues what can be investigated with numerical simulation.

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.

Alternative Model Order Reduction in Elastic Multibody Systems
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Dipl.-Ing. Philip Holzwarth from Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics University of Stuttgart. Reliable and fast simulations are of crucial nature in the modern development process of technical products. Two frequently used methods in structural dynamics are the finite element method (FEM) and the method of elastic multibody systems.

Optimized Design for Vehicle Underbody System
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Emanuele Santini from Autoneum Management AG. Underbody systems are defined as parts, which are added below the body of a car, with aerodynamic functions and with the aim of improving its protection and acoustic performances. Underbody parts are subject to a variety of loads during vehicle operation, which degrade their original performances.

Optimization Center – Consistent Integration of Structural Optimization in the Development Process of Passenger Cars
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Dr. Karsten Bohle, Dr. Bernhard Wiedemann, Dr. Boris Kuenkler, and Prof.-Dr. Lothar Harzheim. Since many years the use of numerical structural optimization is an integral part of the development process in the automotive industry and helps in the design of load-specific and mass-efficient components. Due to higher requirements for cars, regarding performance and costs it becomes increasingly important to leverage structural optimization consequently during the entire development process.

Shape Optimization of Engine Moving Components with Hyper-Study Integration
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Mr. SANGWOO CHA from Hyundai motors company. Computer aided optimization techniques find broad application recently in order to search for structural optimized design. Engine components such as cylinder head, cylinder block and bed plate are subjected to many optimization studies, since the loading conditions are clearly defined and easy to evaluate as a unique characteristic constraint or objective.

HyperCrash Dummy Positioning Using RADIOSS Fast and Accurate Innovative Features
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Fabien Breda & Lionel Morançay from Altair. Dummy positioning needs more and more precision and sometimes moving a leg will create source of troubles or inaccuracy due to intersections at the beginning of the safety study. To avoid such troubles and increase the accuracy of the safety analysis, a process has been developed in HyperCrash based on RADIOSS simulations.

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.

Humanetics Anthropomorphic Test Device News and Radioss Model Developments
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Robert Kant from Humanetics Europe GmbH. Main stream finite element models of ATDs see continuous improvements to keep the models up-to-date to the latest hardware, latest solver codes and to make them more predictive. New validation tests are continuously being designed to gain more insight in the understanding of the ATD. Furthermore, more knowledge is obtained on variability which plays a role in the attempt to make highly reliable models.

Impact of a new regulation for Child Restraint Systems on the crash simulation
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by François Renaudin and Sylvaine Pormente from DOREL. Injuries to children involved in car collisions can be significantly reduced if they use a suitable car seat. All Child Restraint Systems CRS (or car seats) sold in the EU must conform to the United Nations Regulation. A new regulation on CRS, known as the “I-Size regulation”, will be adopted in 2013 by the UNECE.

Multidisciplinary Optimisation of Business Jet MED Hinge for Production by Additive Manufacturing
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Martin Muir, Jonathan Meyer, and Alex Diskin from European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS). Additive Manufacturing (AM) using Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) processes is a novel and rapidly expanding manufacturing field which eliminates many conventional constraints from the manufacturing process. With the reduction of design inhibitors such as tool paths, AM becomes an ideal process for the fabrication of topology optimised (TO) structural designs.

Topology Design of a Metallic Load Introduction Bracket Manufactured by ALM
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Wolfgang Machunze from EADS Innovation Works. The usage of numerical optimization within the development process for aircraft structures enables the engineer to reduce cost and weight for new airplanes. Next to the evolution of optimization methods also manufacturing approaches are enhanced, like e.g. the ALM (Additive Layer Manufacturing) process.

Sustainability approach by Design Optimization for Advanced Layer Manufacturing
This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Udo Behrendt from EOS GmbH - Electro Optical Systems. Sustainability and environmental compatibility are one of the major facts in the aero industry to achieve with new optimized designs, light weight construction and last not least cost reduction. That is a key driver for the engine manufacturer to increase efficiency and reduce fuel consumption of their product´s.

Ron Mendell
Hollywood concept artist Ron Mendell converts sketches to fully rendered digital 3D models, incorporating real world materials, dimensions and constraints.

TokyoFlash is a world leader in the design and sales of unique watches. They use Altair Evolve to speed product development.

Pininfarina Extra
Pininfarina Extra blends the use of industrial design, modeling and topology optimization software to achieve the brand's values of elegance, essentiality and innovation outside of the automotive industry.

Automotive Lighting
Automotive Lighting uses free-form modeling software to create concepts for customers in a fast and flexible way. Concepts are presented visually  in daytime and nighttime conditions using photorealistic rendering.

Novellini applies industrial design and modeling software to set the pace of innovation for the manufacture of bathroom solutions and wellness products in Europe.

Bros Manifatture
Bros Manifatture is a "superbrand" in the world of fashion jewelry and watches with over 200 new products each year.

XOX Audio Tools
XOX Audio Tools utilizes high design and advanced technologies to create cutting-edge musical instruments.

Korg Italy
Korg utilized 3D modeling and rendering simulation to manage the frequent design modifications that occur during the product development process. 

Customer Story: Peter Macapia
Dr. Peter Macapia discusses solidThinking's part in reinventing structural systems and rethinking what a building is.

Evolve Design Process: Part 3 (Unique ConstructionTree History)
The ConstructionTree provides a graphical view of a model's construction history.

HyperWorks - Intel-Colfax-Altair Trial Cluster Testimonial: Suncoke Energy
Suncoke used Colfax’s “Try Before You Buy” cluster trial program to run an AcuSolve simulation for analyzing the flow dynamics of a system under negative pressure and extreme temperatures. Their job ran over 16x faster on the cluster.

Intel Case Study: Altair Speeds Complex Simulations and Workload Management with RADIOSS and PBS Professional on Xeon Phi
Altair is one of the first software vendors to support the Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor. PBS Professional, Altair’s leading workload management product, supports Xeon Phi out of the box, and we have ported our RADIOSS solver to Xeon Phi.

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