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Optimizing a Solar Car for Endurance and Energy Efficiency

Using Altair simulation software, Gurit supports Western Sydney University's Bridgestone World Solar Challenge team, helping them design the most efficient and aerodynamic
car possible, while ensuring driver safety
and adhering to class rules.

Customer Stories

Fast contact method for speeding up solving finite element problems involving non-linear contact behavior

For large aerospace assemblies in finite element (FE) analysis problems, contact interaction between the surrounding bodies has to be established to simulate the load transferred between the components, like aircraft engine carrying bracket assemb...

Technical Papers

OptiStruct V14.0.230 Feature Presentations Demo Models

The zip file contains feature presentations and demo models for the 27 OptiStruct features released in V14.0.230

Presentations

Biberach University of Applied Science, Institute for Architecture and Urban Development

Create modern, functional, stiff, and light architectural designs. Altair OptiStruct used to create feasible designs

Customer Stories

Improving Children's Mobility with Simulation & 3D Printing

London based Andiamo is causing a revolution in the children’s orthotics industry. Digitally scanning provides highly accurate body models, without the distress caused from plaster moulds. Andiamo use Altair’s simulation technologies to design the...

Customer Stories

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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...

Customer Stories

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...

Customer Stories

Improving E-Motor Acoustics with Seamless Multiphysics Simulation

Discover Altair SimLab's automated workflow for coupled electromagnetic and vibration analysis. SimLab uses Altair Flux for electromagnetic analysis and Altair OptiStruct for vibro-acoustic simulation.

Webinars

OptiStruct V14.0.220 Feature Presentations Demo Models

The zip file contains feature presentations and demo models for all the 21 OptiStruct features released in V14.0.220

Presentations

OptiStruct V14.0.210 Feature Presentations and Demo Models

The zip file contains feature presentations and demo models for all the 35 OptiStruct features released in V14.0.210

Presentations

Design for Additive Manufacturing with Topology Optimization

Presentation by Avishai Warszawski, Mechanical Designer at IAI, Israel Aerospace Industries at the ATCx in Israel, Netanya on October 30, 2019.

The goal of this project is to design a lightweight and stiff support bracket for delicate coaxes which are attached to an electronic unit. The machining

ATC Presentations

Body-In-White Design for a Six-Passenger Sports Car Architecture: Maximizing Body Stiffness and Meeting Strength Requirements Using HyperWorks

The Deep Orange Program has partnered with Altair to apply advanced computational simulation methods to their vehicle designs. Altair-sponsored internships and fellowships have enhanced student learning through
providing webinar-based and on-sight instruction of Altair HyperWorks simulation technol

Customer Stories

Topology Optimisation of an Aerospace Part to be Produced by Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM)

OptiStruct helped EADS achieve significant weight savings in the design of ALM (additive Layer Manufacturing) components.

Customer Stories

Applications of Acusolve and Optistruct in the High-Temperature Reformation of Biomass

Applications of Acusolve and Optistruct in the High-Temperature Reformation of Biomass presentation given by Tim Laska of sundrop fuels at ATCx Energy.

Customer Stories

MOTH2

Presentation by Sylwester Szymanski, MOTH2.

Sylwester Symanski discusses the MOTH2 project, a 3-wheeled vehicle, and the use of Inspire and OptiStruct for topology optimization.

ATC Presentations, Videos

Optimization Technology: Leveraging a Solid Foundation to Innovate Better Products

Steady improvements in the OptiStruct solver platform over 20 years have enabled users to tackle increasingly complex design challenges. Now, OptiStruct in combination with 3D printing helps to achieve more efficient structural designs.

By Uwe Schramm
Concept To Reality Winter/

Customer Stories

Coupling Flux with OptiStruct for Acoustic Analysis

Altair’s low-frequency electromagnetic and thermal software, Flux™, offers a complete range of modeling tools able to take into account model specifications and streamline the design process.

Capitalizing on 36 years of innovation in the global context of design optimization and time-to-market r

ATC Presentations

HyperWorks and OptiStruct in Composite Yacht Design

Reichel-Pugh Yacht Design is a leader in design and engineering of a wide variety of sailing yachts, from 14ft club racing dinghies to 100ft maxi superyachts that hold numerous race records in the world’s most prestigious yachting events. In addit...

ATC Presentations, Videos

Targeting Composite Wing Performance – Optimising the Composite Lay-Up Design

This paper shows how Altair OptiStruct, part of the HyperWorks suite, is used to provide a complete solution when designing with laminated composites, taking the design through concept stages to producing the final ply lay-up sequence. The technol...

Technical Papers

Introduction to QSD® by Cetim

An Introductory webinar to QSD (Quilted stratum design), an easy-to-use design optimization workflow integrated within Altair HyperWorks. With QSD you can tailor your thicknesses and orientation of your composite lay-up to reach your cost/performa...

Webinars

Benefits of the Symbiosis of Topology Optimization and Additive Manufacturing in Architecture

The challenge was to investigate the potential offered by the symbiosis of topology optimization and additive manufacturing for architectural projects. The Altair solution included the use of the HyperWorks suite, especially OptiStruct for optimiz...

Customer Stories

Magneto Vibro Acoustic Design of PWM Fed Induction Machines

Induction Motors (IM) are widely used in various industries. To ensure their speed control, IM will be supplied with pulse width modulation (PWM). This kind of supply, can impact efficiency of the motor and degrade its vibro-acoustic behavior, gen...

Technical Papers

Application of Optimisation Tools to the Design of Advanced Carbon Fibre Bicycle: FACTOR 001

FACTOR 001 is the result of a creative project by BERU f1systems to explore the transfer of design approaches, technology and materials from Formula One to a groundbreaking training bicycle. The design brief did not require the bicycle to comply w...

Technical Papers

Composite Optimisation of a Formula One Front Wing

This paper will show the application of a 3-stage approach to designing the optimum composite structure for a front wing on a Formula One car using Altair OptiStruct 9.0 Continual development of aerodynamic components is normal practice in the wor...

Technical Papers

Evolutionary Design in Chassis Technology

This paper details the use of the Thyssenkrupp eDICT process for the design of sheet metal chassis components. eDICT (evolutionary design in chassis technology) is an innovative structured process flow for the design of optimal structures. eDICT u...

Technical Papers

Optimization-driven Product Development at Volvo

Harald Hasselblad (PhD) - Senior Analysis Engineer at Volvo Car Group Sweden - talks about introducing an Optimization Culture Arena to support simulation driven development in his company.

Customer Stories

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 o...

Customer Stories, Video Testimonials

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, ...

Customer Stories

A Comprehensive Process for Composite Design Optimisation

Composite structures offer unmatched design potential as laminate material properties can be tailored almost continuously throughout the structure. Moreover, composite laminate can be manufactured to fit the ideal shape of a structure for aerodyna...

Technical Papers

APWorks Light Rider: Optimization Process

First 3D-printed Motorcycle by APWorks (Airbus Group) called Lightrider. Altair's software OptiStruct was used for inspiration of the organic structure of the motorcycle.

Customer Stories, Videos

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.

Customer Stories

University of Texas - Arlington

Formula SAE is a collegiate design series run by Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), which challenges students to design, build and compete with an open wheel style car across various events. The competition pitches various teams across differe...

Customer Stories

Volu Pavilion

Zaha Hadid Computation and Design (co|de) team had to create a contemporary dining pavilion that combines computational design, lightweight engineering, and precision fabrication. To create this unique structure, the design team used Altair Hyper...

Customer Stories

OptiStruct® Makes Life-form Inspired Table a Reality for IL Hoon Roh

Inspired by zooplankton Radiolaria, artist and architect IL Hoon Roh began creating series of objects known as “Radiolara Experiment” which, through extensive experimentation and collaboration with Altair, ultimately led to the creation of the sop...

Customer Stories

The Application of Process Automation and Optimisation in the Rapid Development of New Passenger Vehicles at SAIC Motor

As a relatively young automotive company, SAIC Motor has drawn on the expertise of its UK Technical Centre to help in its objective to bring a new range of vehicles to market in an aggressive time frame. CAE has formed an integral part in doing th...

Technical Papers

Automotive Modal Testing Support and CAE Correlation Using Altair HyperWorks

To derive the natural frequencies and mode shapes of a given structure, the test Engineer has to decide on excitation positions that will efficiently excite all the modes of the structure in the frequency range of interest. Excitation positions ar...

Technical Papers

Design Optimization for Additive Manufacturing in OptiStruct with consideration of Overhang Angle in Topology Optimization

This paper gives a technical review and guidelines for positioning the current capabilities. Note that the following uses OptiStruct version v2018. There have been some changes to the discussed algorithms compared to previous versions. Generally, ...

Technical Papers

Applying Optimization Technology to Drive Design of a 100-Meter Composite Wind Turbine Blade

This presentation demonstrates how numerical optimization can be applied using OptiStruct to aid in the design development of a 100-meter composite wind turbine blade.

Customer Stories

Designing Optimized Aluminum Castings with Fatigue Life Considerations

Andras Tanos, R&D Engineer at FemAlk ZRT, talks about how they have used Altair solutions for topology optimization of an engine part.

Video Testimonials, Videos

Optimization of Photovoltaic (PV) Mounting Structures – Savings on Material and Cost

Photovoltaic specialist Thesan, a subsidiary of global manufacturer Savio S.p.A, manufactures, and distributes mounting structures, consisting of a so-called Purlin, a Rafter, and a Pole (and Hat), designed to withstand potentially occurring loads...

Customer Stories
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