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The Convergence of Simulation & Data

Jim Scapa brings more than 35 years of business growth, innovation and cultural stewardship to his role as founder, chairman and CEO of Altair.

Jim and two partners identified a need and formed Altair in 1985 with a focus on the then-new field of simulation using high performance computing. Toda

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Empathetic Engineering

Andiamo started with a belief that having a happy family is a basic human right. What happens when you build a company that is totally focused on the outcome of a happier family? What happens when you embed empathy into the engineering process?

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Imagining a World that Works

To create products and processes that are well-adapted to life, innovators are turning to a new design discipline called biomimicry. Biomimicry consults nature for inspiration, design ideas, and standards. Life has been on Earth for 3.8 billion ye...

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The Future of Decision Making

Engineering is in almost everything we touch, a part of every human experience. It’s in the planes and trains we travel in, the cars we drive and the appliances and electronics we use every day.

Engineering advanced products requires a meticulous, Multiphysics development process, in which prod

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Welcome - Simulation Magic

Dr Royston Jones, Managing Director of Altair UK delivers and opening presentation for the country's 11th Altair Technology Conference 2019.

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Transforming Design & Decision Making by Applying Simulation Throughout Product Lifecycles

Seen here presenting at the UK Altair Technology Conference 2019, James R. Scapa brings more than 35 years of engineering experience to his dual role of Chairman and CEO of Altair Engineering, Inc., a title he has held since the company’s inceptio...

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Delivering Product Innovation Through Simulation

Dr Gero Kempf, Chief Engineer - Body Strategy at Jaguar Land Rover presents at the UK Altair Technology Conference 2019. Dr Kempf is a graduate from Technical University Munich (TUM) and holds both an Engineering Doctorate in Computer Science, fro...

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Development of the Next Generation Civil Tiltrotor

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

This is a keynote presentation from the UK Altair Technology Conference 2019 by David Matthew, Lead Engineer at Leonardo. David joined Westland

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Human Plus Machine: How Sarcos is Revolutionizing the Future of Work with Industrial Robotics

With the prospect of increasing labor shortages among a wide variety of industries, combined with the significant costs of occupational injuries and the ever-increasing pressure to increase productivity, leading robotics company, Sarcos is in a un...

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Rapid Exploration and Development of Intelligent & Efficient Vehicle Architectures

Altair's C123 process to create Simplified Loadpath Models (SLMs) for advanced body in white (BIW) design concepts provide a highly flexible and rapid platform to explore body structure loadpath alternatives and performance: weight optimization. T...

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Mobilizing Humanity in a New Way

In this presentation, Rob Miller, Chief Marketing Officer, discusses how Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and its partners are building a transportation system that moves people and goods at unprecedented speeds safely, efficiently, and susta...

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AI & The Future of Product Lifecycles

This presentation discusses the changes in product lifecycles in the last decade or so, introduces artificial intelligence and machine learning, and how it fits with simulation & engineering. Simulation and machine learning product lifecycles, and...

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Transformative Flight Transportation: Challenges Become Opportunities

Advances in energy storage, motor efficiency, and flight control systems have us on the potential cusp of a revolution in air mobility. This comes at a time when many traditional transportation infrastructures are saturated and new modes of mobil...

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Identifying and Capturing Business Growth Opportunities with Machine Learning

This presentation describes how machine learning is creating another disruptive methodology for Maxion Wheels as well as the returns the company is already realizing with this new approach in terms of quality, reliability and profitability.

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The role of finite element analysis in the development and optimization of novel sports head protection

Head health and safety has been an emergent theme within the scientific community, with an emphasis on mild traumatic brain injury. Protective equipment, such as helmets, provide a method of reducing the forces of impact that are delivered to the ...

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Altair Model-Based Development Customer Stories from 2019 Global ATC

These success stories illustrate how customers are leveraging Altair's Math & Systems technology for Model-Based Development to develop better products, faster. Simulations involve 3D, 1D, and/or 0D modeling approaches based on the integrated use ...

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Data Driven Models for HVAC Load Prediction

Consumers electric bills typically have two primary components: energy charges and demand charges. Demand charges are significantly costlier (10 times on average) than normal energy charges because of the inherent production cost to maintain the d...

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Meet your Energy Efficiency Goals in your Electrification Projects with Simulation

Electrification is one of the main means of creating a low-carbon economy, allowing to use renewable energies and energy efficient technologies. Electric power enters many industries and also impacts our everyday lives, especially with the electr...

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Upcoming New Wireless Solutions and Applications, including 5G

The rollout of 5G technology is going to be a boon across many industries globally, with the expansion of IoT and connected devices, and where lower latencies are opening the door to time-critical areas like autonomous vehicles, industrial IoT and...

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Automotive Cellular Antenna Elevation Angle Study

Automotive and smartphone cellular telecommunication system shares the same root. However, some design parameters should have differences because of different design environment and user experience. One of the big design differences can be found o...

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Using Machine Learning and Optimization to Develop e-Motor

The Altair Multiphysics platform provides a broad portfolio of solvers and tools to help engineers develop e-motor design requirements by using simulation and optimization methods. This presentation provides examples, using Altair Machine Learning...

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Physics-based Cell and Pack Models for System Simulation

Sendyne, part of the Altair Partner Alliance, provides a virtual, physics-based battery model called CellMod Virtual Battery for real-time co-simulation for individual cells and packs. This presentation provides a brief overview of the battery mod...

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Expert Emulation in Crash Optimization using Machine Learning

In optimization it is sometimes desirable, but not possible to define constraints that fully reflects an expert’s requirements. This may lead to a design that does not function as intended. Machine Learning enables the user to set up subjective co...

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Empowering Aerodynamic Design Exploration – Volkswagen Group Research Case Study

This presentation highlights Volkswagen Group Research’s novel approach to early-stage aerodynamic performance improvement using a combination of Altair’s simulation technology and VW’s proprietary reduced-order modeling technology. The unique te...

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The Key Role of Simulation in Development of Aluminum Profiles and Study of Glass Structures in Shorter Design Time

This presentation discusses advancements of the range and quality of products in the last few years at Faraone, thanks to the adoption of both Altair Inspire and SimSolid. SimSolid is a great tool that allows Faraone to study and refine the desig...

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Machine Learning in 3D: Teaching Algorithms to Organize, Judge and Generate Parts

This talk presents the challenges of using 3D geometry in machine learning and demonstrates new techniques that Altair is using to teach algorithms about our 3D world.

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Optimizing Powertrain Efficiency and Thermal Management for Improved Vehicle Performance and Energy Efficiency

This presentation focuses on presenting a synergy of different simulation methods and tools towards the accurate prediction of power losses, oil distribution and thermal effects focusing on an automotive and aerospace gearbox example. A number of...

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Modeling the Thermal Runaway Behavior of Li-ion Batteries upon Mechanical Abused Loading

This presentation demonstrates Altair’s capability of simulating the behavior of a mechanically damaged battery from a cell to a pack integrated in a vehicle, based on collaborative research previously conducted with MIT. An innovative approach of...

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Get in the Groove with HPC

PING continues to be a leader in the high Moment of Inertia MOI product category by leveraging both HPC and Altair tools to develop the most forgiving clubs in the industry. Due to the increased amount of data needing to be transferred from the H...

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An Efficient and Automated Design Strategy for Multi-physics E-Motor Development

This presentation introduces an application of a unique, highly automatic, multi-physics design strategy for E-motors, based on a current program at Mercedes-AMG GmbH. The strategy considers essential development requirements including electromagn...

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Virtual Design and Testing of a Medical Autoinjector

Nolato specializes in polymer-based product design and manufacturing to virtually design a device to automatically inject medicines, such as insulin for diabetic patients. Within this presentation different aspects of the product design cycle are ...

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The Wahoo KICKR Bike: Designing a Ride Experience that Blurs the Line Between Virtual and Reality

As more products enter the market that simulate real world experiences, consumers' expectations are rapidly increasing. To meet these rising expectations the hardware and controls required are becoming more complex while maintaining time to marke...

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Enabling Smart Buildings – Leveraging the Power and Breadth of IoT to Create Simple and Low Cost Smart Building Solutions

Smart Building solutions are traditionally known for being highly complex and costly, limiting their application mainly to large, commercial buildings. Over the past several years, however, rapidly changing technology has allowed thousands of new,...

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Socomec & Mahou Case Study - Enabling Connected Products, Solutions for a Connected World

The world is undergoing a digital revolution, with many enabling technologies maturing simultaneously to fuel this disruption. The Internet of Things is one such enabler that is rapidly being adopted by Industrial Equipment OEMs to enable their p...

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Piloting SimSolid for Fast Directional Feedback to Reduce Product Development Timelines

"The analysis team at CNH is piloting Altair SimSolid™ as a design refinement tool solution for providing fast directional feedback to the engineering team.

CNH has performed some correlation studies against HyperWorks FEA for accuracy, and has established some criteria for identifying the appr

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Driving Manufacturing Decisions with Machine Learning

Sheet-metal stamping is one of the most common manufacturing processes in the automotive industry, yet it requires experience to sort-out the most adequate and cost-efficient sub-process for every part. This presentation will demonstrate how Knowl...

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Collaboration between the Design Studio and Aerodynamics – the future

This presentation discusses Altair’s capabilities for analyzing and refining ideas during the concept stage of automotive design. The ultimate objective of all CAE is improved decision making and this is achieved by understanding the multiple beha...

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Integrated Systems Simulation from Requirements

Ed Wettlaufer, Technical Manager Mechatronics Group, Altair [on behalf of NAVAIR]

Government solicitations for proposals, or RFPs, for aircraft and airborne systems require preliminary designs with enough fidelity to accurately predict performance, in order to prove the design's ability to

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Vehicle Concept Design using Ride & Comfort Requirements for Truck & Trailer System Dynamics

Presenter: Kaustubh Deshpande, Chassis Engineer, Nikola Motor Company

This presentation describes Nikola Motor’s progression of design maturity from 1D CAE to 3D CAD/CAE for chassis system engineering work on their electric trucks. This progression spans from Voice of Customer to Functiona

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System Simulation for HVAC

Presenter: Christian Kehrer, Altair [on behalf of Oliver Höfert, Simulation Engineer at Kampmann]

The increasing virtualization of engineering methods is inevitable. This also holds true for the design of systems that take care for the thermal well-being of humans, e.g. in buildings. If it

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