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Teaching Aerospace Design Optimization

Engineers develop design and analysis skills through application of principles, methods, and tools to the solution of complex, often ill-defined problems. Engineering training that focuses on simple, focused component-level applications teaches s...

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Ensuring Extrusion Product Quality at Die Design Stage

Extrusion of metals is a commercially important mass production process and extruded part are used in a wide variety of applications in in aerospace, automotive, railway, medical, electronics, consumer products and nuclear industries. The key to s...

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Hot Stamping Process Simulation Using Integrated using Structural & CFD Analysis

Hot stamped steel parts are being increasingly used in automotive structures for their higher strength to meet safety standards while reducing vehicle weight to improve fuel consumption. However, manufacturing of sheet metal parts by hot stamping ...

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Electromagnetic Interference in Automotive and Aerospace

Both the automotive and aerospace industries face ever-increasing Electromagnetic Interference challenges. In the automotive case, new problems arise due to proliferation of electric and hybrid cars, which carry high-voltage systems, and of wirele...

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Development of Reliability Analysis and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (RAMDO) Software

In manufacturing industry and DoD, developing and producing optimized and reliable
products is the primary goal for success of business, reduction of warranty cost, and success of
military operations. As the CAD and CAE tools are advancing, the simulation-based design
process is often used to obt

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An Automated Head Impact Process Setup for Automobile Instrument Panel (IP) Application

FMVSS 201 procedure originally rolled out in 1968 by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Administration to protect the automobile occupants from fatal injury during the crash. Since the beginning of the law, the automobile interior safety has become con...

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A Multifunctional Aerospace Smart Skin Emerges from Computational Models and Physical Experiments

The capability to assess the current or future state of the health of an aircraft to improve safety, availability, and reliability while reducing maintenance costs has been a continuous goal for decades. Many companies, government agencies, and ac...

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Motivations, Opportunities and Challenges of Additive Manufacturing for Space Application

Additive manufacturing (AM) technologies have progressed rapidly in the last years. Supported by the recent developments of design optimisation tools and manufacturing capabilities, components and parts produced using AM are emerging more and more into the focus of space industry.
The aim of this p

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Forming Simulation of Woven Composite Fibers and Its Influence on Crash Performance

The automotive industry, in its constant quest for weight reduction, is increasingly considering composite materials as a substitute for sheet metal components to meet future fuel consumption standards. However, composite forming processes are exp...

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Meshing the Human Lumbar Spine

HyperWorks customer Jeff Harris from NuVasive has used HyperMesh to solid hybrid mesh consecutive human vertebrae and discs from a patient bone scan. The meshing, set up in Hypermesh, is simulated using Ansys for motion limits, stiffness, and disc...

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Performance Evaluation, Scalability Analysis, and Optimization Tuning of Altair HyperWorks on a Modern HPC Compute Cluster

Engineers from wide ranges of industries face ever increasing needs for complex, realistic models to analyze the most challenging industrial problems; AcuSolve is designed to tackle these finite element-based Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) sim...

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Accurate Simulation of Short-Fiber-Reinforced Automotive Parts

For fiber reinforced automotive 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 intera...

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Multi-Body Simulation - Americas ATC 2015 Workshop

This Workshop Presentation on Multi-Body Dynamics was conducted by Keshav Sundaresh at the Americas ATC on May 5, 2015.

In this workshop, learn how MotionSolve is used to design and evaluate new suspension systems, optimize the ride and handling characteristics of vehicles, assess system du

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Altair NVH Solutions - Americas ATC 2015 Workshop

This Workshop Presentation on NVH was conducted by Jianmin Guan at the Americas ATC on May 5, 2015. This workshop introduced Altair full frequency and multi-physics solutions for solving the most pressing problems in the NVH field. It provided an ...

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Design Faster and Lighter: Applications of Topology Optimization In Additive Manufacturing - Americas ATC 2015 Workshop

This workshop for Additive Manufacturing was conducted by Jaideep Bangal at the Americas ATC on May 5, 2015.

When topology optimization is utilized to generate designs for additive manufacturing, many exciting new benefits present themselves (lightweight parts, stronger parts, no wasted mat

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OptiStruct Tips and Tricks

This Workshop Presentation on Powertrain was conducted by Arnaud Sohier, Dave Mason, Nirmalkumar Subbaiah and Manohara Mariyyapa at the Americas ATC on May 5, 2015. Attendees to this workshop leanred how HyperWorks offers a complete and efficient...

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Altair HPC & Cloud Offerings: A key enabler for Multi-Physics - Americas ATC 2015 Workshop

This Workshop Presentation on Multi-Physics was conducted by Jon Quigley, Venkat Parameshwaran, Jean Michel Terrier of Altair Engineering and Wolfgang Huebsch of Magma (Altair Partner) at the Americas ATC on May 5, 2015.

Attendees to this workshop learned what’s new in PBS Professional 13.0

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Lightweight Design (Composites) - Americas ATC 2015 Workshop

This Workshop Presentation on Lightweight Design was conducted by Jeff Wollschlager and Sridhar Ravikoti at the Americas ATC on May 5, 2015.

Attendees to this workshop learned how to utilize the HyperWorks and Altair Partner Alliance suite of tools to design lightweight composite parts. The

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New Powertrain Simulation Technologies - Americas ATC 2015 Workshop

This Workshop Presentation on Powertrain was conducted by Arnaud Sohier, Dave Mason, Nirmalkumar Subbaiah and Manohara Mariyyapa at the Americas ATC on May 5, 2015. Attendees to this workshop leanred how HyperWorks offers a complete and efficient...

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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.

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ATCx - Structural Optimization of Turbine Engine Components for a Competitive Advantage

Presentation on Structural Optimization of Turbine Engine Components for a CompetitiveAdvantage by Don Holcomb, Staff Engineer, at Honeywell. This was presented at ATCx West on June 18, 2014

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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.

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ATCx - Multi-objective Optimization of a Heat Sink for a LED Device using SC/Tetra and HyperStudy

Presentation from Yuya Ando that was given at ATCx West on June 18, 2014

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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.

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8th UK Technology Conference Papers 2013

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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.

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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 multitud

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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 interactio

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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 turn

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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 de

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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

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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 simula

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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 develope

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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 t

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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 o

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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.

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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 momen

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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.

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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

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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 ut

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