Altair HyperMesh™

High-fidelity Finite Element Modeling

E-motor Design using Multiphysics Optimization

Today, an e-motor cannot be developed just by looking at the motor as an isolated unit; tight requirements concerning the integration into both the complete electric or hybrid drivetrain system and perceived quality must be met. Multi-disciplinary and multiphysics optimization methodologies make it possible to design an e-motor for multiple, completely different design requirements simultaneously, thus avoiding a serial development strategy, where a larger number of design iterations are necessary to fulfill all requirements and unfavorable design compromises need to be accepted.

The project described in this paper is focused on multiphysics design of an e-motor for Porsche AG. Altair’s simulation-driven approach supports the development of e-motors using a series of optimization intensive phases building on each other. This technical paper offers insights on how the advanced drivetrain development team at Porsche AG, together with Altair, has approached the challenge of improving the total design balance in e-motor development.

Customer Stories, Technical Papers

Automating Structural Analysis of Satellites at OHB System AG

Mariana Mendes Leal, Structural Engineer at OHB System AG, talks about how they are able to automate their FE analysis workflow utilizing the Altair HyperWorks suite and tools like Altair’s Automated Report Director.

Customer Testimonials

Duratec

Czech company Duratec Ltd. develops handmade bike frames using both aluminium and composite materials. For a recent project at Duratec presenting the latest approach in development of carbon fiber optimization of the bike frame, Altair HyperWorks was used for model creation in Altair HyperMesh, optimized via the Altair OptiStruct code and evaluated in Altair HyperView in the development and optimization of a lightweight composite racing bike frame.

Customer Stories

Griiip

Israeli motorsport company Griiip has designed a new, fast and professional race car that combines efficiency in racing with a competitive purchase price and low running costs, to make it more affordable. By harnessing the power of data, Griiip has created the first smart connected race car – the G1 – and with it, an entirely new racing series. Accessing the software via Altair's new Startup Program, Griiip engineers employ several products from the Altair HyperWorks™ suite, among these Altair Radioss™ for crash simulation, Altair OptiStruct™ for structural optimization, general FE analysis as well as Altair HyperMesh™ and Altair HyperView™ for pre- and post-processing tasks in the development of race cars.

Customer Stories

Imperial Auto has Successfully Validated the Contact Pressure for O-Ring by Contact Analysis using Altair OptiStruct™ Solution

Established in the year 1969, Imperial Auto is one of the biggest integrated manufacturers of ‘Fluid Transmission Products (FTPs) in the world. The company has eight dedicated manufacturing and assembly plants in India. The grand vision of the company’s top management can be easily gauged from the strategic and technical alliances that Imperial has formed with major international players in their industry.

Customer Stories

INTECH DMLS Achieves 27% Weight Reduction in 3D Printed Satellite Component using Altair Inspire™ and OptiStruct™

INTECH DMLS is playing the visionary role in the field of metal-based DMLS 3D printing in India since its inception in 2012. The company with this rich expertise in metallurgy and machining, established themselves rapidly as the leader of the Metal Additive Manufacturing industry in India. Sinteneering Innovations®, the company’s tagline signifies its commitment to innovation in manufacturing and marks the beginning of a new era in metal manufacturing.

Customer Stories

Pranav Vikas Achieves 17% Material Savings with Light Weight and Optimised Product Designs using Altair HyperWorks™ Solutions

With over 2 decades of experience in manufacturing Aluminum Heat-exchangers such as Condensers, Evaporators, Heaters, Radiators, Oil Coolers, IHX and Roof AC units, Pranav Vikas (India) Private Limited (PVL) today is one of the largest and most diversified Heat-exchanger manufacturers in India. The company currently is the only fully integrated Condenser manufacturer in India with their own state-of-the-art Micro-tube facility at Ranjangaon, Pune. PVL serves leading global and Indian Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the Passenger, Commercial, and Off-road vehicle segments.

Customer Stories

Sharda Motors – Usage of Altair CAE Solution for Durability Analysis

Sharda Motor Industries Limited (SMIL) is the market leader in the country in the manufacturing of exhaust systems, catalytic converters, independent suspension systems, seat frames, seat covers (two and four wheelers), soft top canopies, and stamped part for white goods products. Their state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities help them to continuously focus on new products, innovation, technology upgradation, and research & development. The facility seamlessly caters to various emission norms ranging from BS4, BS6, and Tier 4.

Customer Stories

Lushan Primary School

Tucked away in a remote location in the mountains, designed by ZHA, the Lushan primary school, when complete, will be an educational institute located 160 kilometers North-West of Nanchang, the capital of China’s Jiangxi province.

Customer Stories

Providing Designers Easy Access to Powerful Simulation Tools

Brompton Bicycle discuss the benefits they have seen from moving away from simulation in their CAD system to a more powerful and flexible system from Altair.

Customer Testimonials

Integrated Design and Engineering Solutions

Melbourne-based Integrated Design and Engineering Solutions (IDES) provides full “systems-life-cycle” tailored engineering solutions to fulfill demanding defence requirements. For the LAND 121 Phase 3A project involving the procurement of Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon light trucks for the Australian Army, the IDES team had to design a protective module for a G-Wagon variant intended for surveillance and reconnaissance (S&R). Altair HyperWorks was instrumental in enabling the quick, efficient and accurate development of an optimum design for the vehicle rollover protection structure (ROPS), saving valuable time while revising and significantly improving the structures’ strength and safety.

Customer Stories

SOGECLAIR aerospace

SOGECLAIR aerospace, part of the SOGECLAIR S.A. group, is a major engineering partner and prime contractor for the aerospace industry. For the design of an aircraft access door, to leverage the full potential of the combined methods of additive manufacturing and casting, SOGECLAIR used the Altair HyperWorks software suite for the design and optimization of the door.

Customer Stories, Customer Testimonials

Composites Driving Innovation: Development of a Sit-Ski as an Advanced Technology Demonstrator

The National Composites Centre (NCC), in collaboration with the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and University of Warwick (WMG) worked on a collaborative project to develop a Cross-Catapult technology demonstrator; the Mono-Ski or Sit-ski, a device for sports that uses adaptive equipment on mountain slopes, designed for individuals with lower extremity limitations. Composites were used extensively in the new Sit-ski design with the Altair HyperWorks™ suite being utilized throughout the development process.

Customer Stories

DSA uses HyperWorks to Streamline its Marine Hydrodynamics Analysis with ProteusDS and ShipMo3D

APA Partner, DSA, uses Altair HyperMesh, AcuSolve, and Virtual Wind Tunnel to create high-quality hydrodynamic mesh and models for ship and marine structures.

Customer Stories

Optimisation of a Collapsible Economic Container “COLLAPSECON"

At the forefront of innovation at CEC Systems is the world’s first semi-automated Collapsible-Economic-Container. Achieving a 4:1 ratio, COLLAPSECON® enables 4 empty containers to be collapsed and combined to form a single container, improving operational efficiency, enhancing return on investment and reducing the impact on the environment. For the design for mass production and optimal operational use, the Altair HyperWorks Suite was leveraged to find solutions for weight reduction without increasing manufacturing costs. The newly engineered container is potentially 30% lighter than the original design, whilst reducing material requirements, increasing manufacturing efficiency, and reducing cost.

Customer Stories

Museum of the 20th Century

For a competition launched for the Museum of the 20th Century, Zaha Hadid Architects re-invented a similarly radical approach by applying new advances in technology to generate structural and architectural expression. With Altair’s assistance, they created a plug-in for their design tool, enabling topology optimization. Altair HyperMesh was used for finite element preprocessing mesh generation, with Altair HyperView providing post-processing and visualization solutions. Structural analysis solver Altair OptiStruct provided advanced analysis and optimization algorithms.

Customer Stories

Novum: University of Michigan Participates in Solar Car Challenges Around the World

See how Altair's Software is used to get University of Michigan's solar car, Novum, to the next level to compete in the World Solar Challenge in Australia and the American Solar Challenge - crossing an entire continent in both cases just on the power of the sun alone.

Customer Stories, Video Testimonials

Alpla Develops Innovative Packaging Solutions with HyperWorks

Alpla develops and produces packaging solutions for consumer goods. Christoph Plankel, Head of Modeling and Simulation Department at Alphla, discusses how they have used simulation to produce lighter packaging without compromising on performance.

Customer Stories, Video Testimonials

Originating a safe Fun Utility Vehicle (FUV)

The challenge in the development of Arcimoto’s SRK Generation 8; an all-electric, multi-purpose/utility commuter vehicle, included creation of an optimized platform that offers 3-wheeled stability, a space frame enclosure for protection, and a rear swing arm that handles the load requirements and also follows the visual design of the vehicle. HyperMesh® provided an environment for rapid model generation allowing Arcimoto to answer queries by helping them perform the analysis in OptiStruct® in an easy, time efficient manner. Using RADIOSS® for the physics helped them achieve repeatable and accurate results, reduce simulation cycle times and allow for evaluating multiple design scenarios thus enabling better decisions.

Customer Stories

Sujan CooperStandard Achieves Lightweighting and Performance Targets with Altair

Sujan CooperStandard manufactures (anti-vibration) NVH products for leading automotive companies. Currently, the automotive industry is under extreme pressure because of environmental norms and has to adhere to stringent government policies related to pollution control and one of the simplest ways to address these is to optimize designs and reduce weight of products and components. They began using Altair HyperWorks on the on the recommendation of their joint venture partner CooperStandard. The team decided to improvise design of their Torsion Vibration Damper using Altair solutions like solidThinking Inspire to optimize designs of the brackets and OptiStruct for structural integrity of the designs. Altair solutions have helped Sujan CooperStandard get their product designs right the first time and consistently meet their time, cost and quality targets.

Customer Stories

Addressing Design Development Challenges Through Simulation Driven Platform

Automotive suppliers are facing many challenges in having in-house simulation capabilities compared to that of OEM’s. One of the ways to overcome these challenges is to invest in simulation technologies that require an affordable initial investment, the ownership cost of which is low, the codes are reliable & proven, and the suite of tools provide suppliers access to a broad range of solvers (a true multi-physics environment) helping them pick and choose the solvers as per their simulation requirements. In the early stage of in-house simulation implementation at Endurance Technologies, HyperWorks was being adopted primarily for pre and post processing due to its extraordinary FE modeling solutions. With constant support, Altair team has helped Endurance in exploring and implementing various HyperWorks solvers at Endurance Technologies.

Customer Stories

More Efficient and Economic Injection Mold Tools thanks to Topology Optimization, CFD Simulation and 3D Printing

Toolmaking is usually characterized by cost-intensive, custom made, single-unit production. To create innovative tools, the industry increasingly relies on new manufacturing methods such as 3D printing. To meet market demand, PROTIQ GmbH, a spinoff from Phoenix Contact needed to increase productivity through more efficient injection mold tools. The Altair solution included development of optimized tools using simulation, optimization and additive manufacturing (model setup with HyperMesh, topology optimization and FE analysis with OptiStruct, CFD analysis with AcuSolve and refinement with solidThinking Evolve. The benefits included increased productivity due to shorter production cycles, weight reduction of 75%, shortened development time and production costs reduced by 25%.

Customer Stories

Explicit Dynamic Simulation of Tool Drop on the Outer Wing of the Swift020 Unmanned Aerial System using RADIOSS®

The successful launch of a new platform UAS is a comprehensive design engineering and manufacturing endeavor. The full lifecycle must consider maintenance and replacement components. As these requirements often require the use of tools (i.e. screw drivers, wrenches, pliers), the concern became apparent that as the flight surfaces are minimum gage, heavy tools dropped on the structure could cause irreparable damage. The objective of this project was to determine the specification for maximum maintenance tool weight such that, if dropped from a nominal height of 0.762 meters, would not cause permanent damage to any part of the Swift020 UAS. The Altair solution included a RADIOSS Explicit Dynamic Impact Simulation.

Customer Stories

Subros Leverages Altair HyperWorks® to Build Optimized Product Designs While Reducing 60% Simulation Time and 40% Prototyping Costs

Subros is the leading manufacturer of thermal products for automotive applications in India and operates in technical collaboration with Denso. Being a major supplier of AC units to the predominant automotive segments and all classes of vehicles produced by global players in the country, it is very important for Subros to honor deadlines of product delivery with agreed benchmarks of quality. The Subros team has used Altair solutions such HyperMesh for FE modeling, RADIOSS and OptiStruct for structural analysis, AcuSolve for flow analysis, and solidThinking Inspire for Modal Analysis

Customer Stories

Mando Softtech India Achieves Greater Simulation Accuracy with Altair HyperWorks®

As Manufacturers of Automotive Components such as Chassis and Brakes, Mando Softtech India has to ensure that they maintain highest performance and quality standards of the products they develop. Implementation of Altair HyperWorks solutions has helped them considerably reduce their product development time and costs, while augmenting product quality. Their overall development time was reduced by up to 30 to 40%.

Customer Stories

Developing an Injury Threshold for Human Brain Concussion

Directed by Dr. King Yang, Professor of Bioengineering, the Department’s Bioengineering Center is a leading laboratory focused on research into impact trauma, low back pain, and sports injury biomechanics. For the development of complete understanding of injury mechanisms for mild traumatic brain injury or concussions in order to prevent or mitigate injury occurrence, Altair HyperMesh helped establish a meaningful injury criterion through the use of field concussion data and finite element modeling of the head.

Customer Stories

ICAT Achieves Robust Structural Integrity of their Automotive Components using Altair HyperWorks®

The International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) is an automotive testing and R&D centre. In their pursuit to carve a niche as a one-stop solution for the automotive industry’s needs in the areas of product design, testing and validation, the ICAT team required a very advanced suite of software solutions. They needed a software suite that would save them time, money and also help in all phases of product development. The Altair software suite has greatly helped the team in providing timely and appropriate solutions to their clients.

Customer Stories

Simulation Speeds Roll Cage Design

Australian company relies on virtual tools to test the roll cage structures that keep motorsports drivers safe.

Articles, Customer Stories

Harita Seating Standardizes on Altair Suite of HyperWorks for all CAE Applications

HyperWorks used by leading Indian manufacturer of seating systems Harita, for homologation testing, regulations and crash analysis for all commercial vehicle seats, bus passenger seats and tractor & off-road seats

Customer Stories

CADdoctor Case Study: Arkal Automotive

Arkal Automotive Optimizes FEA Data Creation Workflow with HyperMesh and CADdoctor.

Customer Stories

Close Hauled with Hyperworks - Student Team of Politecnico di Torino Sails Away from Competition

The project focused on the design and construction of a skiff, a particular kind of sail boat, within the given regatta regulation. With its modeling and calculation tools, HyperWorks helped the team to significantly reduce weight while increasing stiffness, while saving time and costs.

Customer Stories

Auburn University applies HyperWorks to Optimize the Design of Composite Suspension Components and Monocoque for a SAE Formula Student Racecar

To optimize the car performance, the Auburn University SAE Racing Team focused on selected components that were most promising in terms of mass reduction with equal or increased stiffness. HyperWorks enabled them to reduce component mass-to-stiffness ratio, thereby improving car performance, speed up development time, as well as grow in knowledge of composite material design and optimization

Customer Stories

HyperWorks Enables Ingeniacity to Reduce Mass of Sailing Yacht Composite Bowsprit by 65%

Altair's HyperWorks Suite provided the pre-processing, optimization and FE-solving tools to help create a new bowsprit design that was 34kg lighter than the previous model

Customer Stories

Mabe

The consumer goods industry is fast paced and highly competitive, with designs becoming increasingly complex while the timeline for production shrinks. Companies like Mabe must innovate and develop new products quickly in order to remain on the consumer radar, and conducting various analysis studies on their designs helps them to do so. This project addresses the tedious and time consuming task of modeling the foam within the product door that helps maintain the internal temperature and also absorbs shock in a drop situation. Modeling the foam effectively is complex and difficult due to the complicated nature of the doors and other cavities, so the step was often skipped, causing inefficiencies with the product.

Customer Stories

Success Story: OHB System AG

HyperWorks and the Altair Partner Alliance Streamline Development Process of Optical Satellite Components at OHB System AG.

Customer Stories

Using Topology Optimization with solidThinking Inspire for Improved Casted Rail Compoments

A simulation driven approach was taken using solidThinking Inspire for topology optimization, Evolve for shape refinements and HyperWorks for FE analysis for the optimization of an existing component design to be manufactured with casting/AM technologies

Customer Stories

Developing a New Safety System for the Rail Industry with Sharma & Associates

Sharma & Associates (SA), a Chicago-based consulting firm that is focused on providing engineering solutions to the railroad industry, led the effort. Since 1995, SA have delivered safe, effective and efficient solutions to its customers, which include the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), the Association of American Railroads (AAR), railroads and transit agencies, rail car builders and rail car component manufacturers. The objective of the Altair ProductDesign team effort was to develop an ‘Engineer Protection System (EPS)’ that can protect train crew in frontal collisions (a common mode of train collision) from secondary impact injuries.

Customer Testimonials, Videos

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

HyperWorks Becomes Part of Mechanical Engineering Curriculum at Dalhousie University

As a key industry tool, HyperWorks becomes part of the Curriculum, providing hands-on training to Mechanical Engineering Students at Dal

Customer Stories

Robot Bike Co.

Developing a Fully Customizable, Additively Manufactured Mountain Bike

Customer Stories

Composite Rotor Blade Analysis using Altair HyperWorks

As part of a senior design project – the design and analysis of a coaxial rotor craft – Christopher Van Damme, at the time of the project senior undergraduate student within the department of Engineering Mechanics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, had to analyze a composite made helicopter rotor blade. In his analysis he had to employ Computer-Aided Engineering tools to cover the required studies regarding static, modal, frequency response, and dynamic analysis of the rotor.

Customer Stories

Getting it right the First Time; how FE-Simulation with RADIOSS supports Sigma Connectivity in Streamlining the Development Process

Simulation is extensively used in the early development phases at the Sigma Group, where about 10-15 engineers are working with different types of simulations.

Customer Stories

Application of HyperWorks to Develop Human Body Models to Assess Injury Potential for Vulnerable Populations in Vehicle Crashes

The effects of obesity on occupant responses in frontal collisions were investigated using the UMTRI whole-body human finite element models. A modeling approach was developed and applied that allowed for rapid change of a baseline human body model into geometries representing adults with different BMIs without the need for re-meshing the models.

Customer Stories

Student Racing Team from Politecnico di Torino uses HyperWorks to Improve Weight, Manufacturability, and the Performance of Race Car

The students used HyperWorks which resulted in a weight reduction of 30% for those parts that were taken under consideration.

Customer Stories

Student Racing Team from Politecnico di Torino uses HyperWorks to Improve Weight, Manufacturability, and the Performance of Race Car

Formula SAE is a competition between university student teams, organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers. Each student team has to design, build, test, and promote a prototype, which is then evaluated in eight types of tests, ranging from pure performance and design to advertising and presenting the vehicle.

Customer Stories

Using HyperWorks to Develop Human Body Models for Vehicle Crash Simulation

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a leading research university in biomedical sciences and bioengineering that provides students and faculty with outstanding opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Customer Stories

Solid Hex Meshing the Human Lumbar Spine

Computational modeling and simulation, which uses computer-based mathematical techniques, is on the verge of revolutionizing the field of medical devices. Modeling techniques allow computer models to eliminate bad ideas and refine the good ones long before they leave the drawing board.

Customer Stories

Sharma & Associates

Sharma & Associates (SA), a Chicago-based consulting firm that is focused on providing engineering solutions to the railroad industry, led the effort. Since 1995, SA have delivered safe, effective and efficient solutions to its customers, which include the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), the Association of American Railroads (AAR), railroads and transit agencies, rail car builders and rail car component manufacturers. The objective of the Altair ProductDesign team effort was to develop an ‘Engineer Protection System (EPS)’ that can protect train crew in frontal collisions (a common mode of train collision) from secondary impact injuries.

Customer Stories

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