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Altair® SimLab®: Multiple Physics Platform

As products become more and more complicated, the coupling of multiple physics is becoming more the need in product design cycles. A product engineer is many at times required to not just do a structural analysis, but also, thermal or CFD or at times even electromagnetic analysis. This webinar will show how Altair® SimLab® provides a robust platform for performing multi-physics analysis, and how the workflows allow for the coupling of complex geometry and physics with ease.


Efficient Model Build: Automatic Connection Generation

An important and highly time-consuming step of the CAE model build process is defining which parts of the model are fastened to each other and the method used, be it welds, bolts, adhesives and more. In this webinar we explore how Altair’s user-friendly connectors workflow can rapidly accelerate the process of creating, visualising and editing connections between parts and subsystems in a highly automated, repeatable and reusable way.

- Introduction
- Connectors: controls, browser, workflows, and attachments
- Demo example
- Q&A

Duration: 53 minutes


Altair® SimLab®: Electronic System Reliability Design Analysis

Explore how product engineers can mitigate mechanical failure of electronic system design using simulation tools. Altair's simulation driven design tools help you accelerate and streamline your electronic system design processes. With the age of digitalisation, most of the products have transformed from being mechanical to almost all electronic, turning the entire system into a purely Electronic design.


Efficient Model Build: Automatic Mesh Generation

Meshing is a time-consuming process yet critical to obtain high-quality results. In this webinar we introduce Altair’s automated meshing technologies and end-to-end workflows for meshing of complex parts.

- Introduction to Altair
- Automated Meshing in Altair Hyperworks: BatchMesher, Rebuild, Midmesh, Replicate
- Summary
- Q&A

Duration: 55 minutes


Efficient Model Build: Managing Multiple Parts and Configurations

Engineers are working with increasingly large and intricate models with different variants. In this webinar we look at how you can organize and manage parts with different configurations easily using Altair’s Part Browser, working from a common model that can be used by multiple teams, including crash and NVH, in parallel. We also introduce Altair Model Libraries and show how they enable distribution of tasks and collaboration between teams both local and remote.

- Model Build & Assembly Workflow Overview
- Parts: Part Browser, Parts representations, revisions and configurations
- Subsystems
- Summary
- Q&A

Duration: 60 minutes


Overcoming the Thermal Challenges of Electronic Devices

To design today’s tightly packaged electronic systems it is essential to create a thermal analysis model of the PCB within its enclosure. Learn how Altair SimLab provides robust and repeatable workflows for fast, accurate, and consistent analysis, even for occasional users allowing them to confidently identify and correct potential design issues earlier in development with accurate thermal analysis that doesn’t require advanced CFD knowledge.


Altair Data Analytics Spotlight Series: Visualizing Latency in Realtime

The inability to monitor, investigate, and act on time-sensitive data poses a substantial risk to your trading operations. Corvil provides unparalleled, best-in-class latency measurements from the edge all the way through your infrastructure, and Altair's real-time streaming and data visualization platform, Panopticon gives you the ability to design visual user interfaces of that data that give you the perspective you need to make insightful, fully informed decisions based on massive amounts of fast-changing data. Learn how you can leverage Panopticon to remove traditional Corvil session constraints and analyze latency metrics based on symbol, order router, decision strategy, time in force, and any other FIX message field in real-time.


From math and scripting to multidisciplinary system simulation - Model-based development with Altair Compose® and Altair Activate®

In this workshop, you will learn how Altair Compose and Altair Activate can be used to represent mechatronic systems using holistic functional simulation and will get insights in various case studies. One tool for performing calculations and manipulating and visualizing data, including CAE and test results, is Altair Compose - an all-in-one environment that enables a wide range of mathematical operations. It also supports process automation and scripting for recurring calculations. Using multidisciplinary system simulation, Altair Activate enables customers to understand the overall system behavior of their product earlier and evaluate important interactions between components and subsystems. The combination of signal-based and physical modeling forms the basis for end-to-end use throughout the development lifecycle - from early concept through detailed design to hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing.


Applications of the discret element method (DEM) in industry using Altair® EDEM™

In this workshop you will learn how EDEM can be used by engineers in a variety of industries for virtual testing. And, of course, how you can gain critical insights into the interaction of materials and plant during a range of operating and process conditions. The Discrete Element Method (DEM) is a discrete matter simulation method that captures the dual nature of fluid and solid properties of granular material flow. Bulk materials are complex in their behavior and this poses challenges for engineers, as granular materials often have a significant impact on the performance of a device or the efficiency of a process. Simulation-based design earlier in the design cycle can reduce the amount of prototype testing, cost and time, and deliver an improved design.


Level up with alsim Paint Shop: Simulate and Optimize Your Paint Shop Processes Fast and Easy!

This session showcases alsim Dip Paint and alsim E-coating modules, available to Altair customers through the Altair Partner Alliance. The presented software is a GPU-based CFD solution that provides highly accurate results, while runtimes are kept at a minimum. With an easy to use interface that can be used by even non-experts, big OEMs around the world trust in our alsim product portfolio and have successfully optimized their paint shop processes using our software. In this webinar, we will present various case studies done in the past with our OEM customers from the automotive industry to showcase the benefits and applications of alsim modules on specific projects. Topics covered include: - Brief introduction of ESS and its unique approach to CFD - Introduction to alsim Dip Paint along with 1 or 2 case studies. - Introduction to alsim E-coating along with 1 or 2 case studies. - Benefits and uses of ESS alsim product portfolio.


Altair® HyperStudy® - Automated design generation and data-driven optimization

In this workshop, you will get an insight into HyperStudy and learn about the key features and benefits of simulation- and data-driven optimization. Development engineers, designers and component managers face a wide variety of challenges in their daily work: Shortened development times have to be met, complexity and the number of variants continue to increase, multidisciplinary requirements for products sometimes go beyond the development process and are constantly changing. At the same time, they must be able to operate various modular systems.


eMotor Director - A paradigm shift for the multi-physics design of e-motors

In this workshop you will discover the key features and benefits of simulation- and data-driven development and representation of e-motors in eMotor Director. The holistic and multi-physical development of e-motors requires a new way of thinking and a new development strategy. At Altair, we meet this challenge with simulation and data-driven development. Simulation and optimization are key development tools to ensure that all technical requirements can be met at minimal cost and time.


Rapid Design and Optimization of RF Devices

Even in the age of fast and accurate EM simulation solutions, developing complex passive microwave components remains a challenging task. A novel hybrid solver solution is now available to address this design challenge and significantly shorten the development cycle for RF components. Offering a significant advantage over general solvers solely relying on 3D-FEM, this webinar will cover the rapid synthesis and optimization of such components using typical filter and horn antenna design examples.


Altair SimLab (General) Structures Basic

The focus of the webinar is to present an intuitive and robust workflow available in Altair® SimLab® for product engineers and analysts to perform linear and non-linear analysis with ease. The webinar will focus on the capabilities of Simlab in setting up and analyzing real world problems in an integrated environment that allows for quick model setup, while also enabling accurate meshing approaches and techniques.


OptiStruct Optimization v2021

The purpose of this self paced course is to cover the basics of OptiStruct Optimization. The course contains modules introducing the basic optimization types and giving an over of each. Many exercises are available in the modules that use the See It, Try It methodology. See It allows you to watch a video demonstration of the exercise covered in the section, while Try It gives you a pdf and model to try it in the software on your own.


Altair® Inspire™ Cast - A unique experience in the development of cast parts and casting processes

In this session, you will get an overview of Inspire Cast and learn how it provides users with a unique experience for casting and process development, especially in the early design phase. New features, such as improvements in mold filling, will also be presented. Early in the design phase, users can visualize and fix typical casting defects to avoid costly downstream corrections. Guided process templates take you to simulation in five easy steps. The two-phase finite element formulation allows you to capture the filling and solidification process with great precision.


The Altair Enlighten Award Webinar Series - Panel Discussion with the Organizers, and Prior Years' Participants

The webinar highlights the success of the Altair Enlighten Award in elevating initiatives to advance sustainable vehicle lightweighting solutions. The panelists discuss technological advances - from components to complete vehicles. They address questions such as the following, and more: - What kind of materials and production processes allow for lighter and more sustainable components? - Which design methods and joining technologies support this development? - What is the fundamental significance of sustainable lightweight construction, in view of climate change and emission limits? Join leading industry pioneers on their journey of innovation to develop novel technology solutions that have significantly advanced lightweighting for vehicles. The panel discussion was moderated by Thomas Günnel from Vogel Communications, and is about 47 minutes long.


Advances in Electromagnetic Solutions Using Altair Feko

Altair offers wide ranging multi-physics solutions spanning across various disciplines. Altair Feko is a comprehensive computational electromagnetics (CEM) software used widely in the telecommunications, automobile, aerospace, and defense industries. Hybridization of full wave and asymptotic methods enables the efficient analysis of a broad spectrum of EM problems, including antennas, microstrip circuits, RF components and biomedical systems, the placement of antennas on electrically large structures, the calculation of scattering as well as the investigation of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). During this presentation, an overview of Altair along with capabilities of Feko are presented along with recent updates. Topics such as Characteristic Mode Analysis (CMA) and use of Machine Learning (ML) for antenna design are also discussed.


Innovative Simulation Software for Geomechanical Analysis

An Introductory webinar to Irazu by Geomechanica, available through the Altair Partner Alliance. Irazu is a versatile 2D/3D finite-discrete element software package for the analysis of large deformations, fracturing, and stability in rock masses. The integration of various multiphysics solvers and advanced features into a single software package enables Irazu to be used for a wide range of engineering applications, including but not limited to excavations, slope stability, tunneling, dynamic analysis, mining, and reservoir geomechanics. Irazu comes with extensive tutorial, theory, and verification manuals.


Radar and Radio Systems Coverage Optimization

Using simulation to predict, analyze, optimize, and plan the coverage given by radio and radar systems is key to reduce development and planning times together with costs. Also, in some cases, this is the only feasible approach to identify and fix communication issues. This webinar overviews simulation strategies for propagation analysis in complex environments, including among others large-scale terrain, cities, or buildings with interior detail. Additionally, the effects of interference and jamming will be covered and how the frequency allocation for a system with many transmitters can be optimized automatically.


Validating Virtual Proving Ground Loads

In the automotive industry, one of the biggest challenges is designing vehicles to withstand the variability in the duty cycle. To help speed up the design process and reduce cost, automotive OEMs are relying more and more on simulation. This 25-minute webinar, will explain how one OEM is relying more on their virtual proving ground during the design process, to reduce the amount of physical prototyping and rely on simulations and their virtual proving ground to obtain the loads for durability. To achieve this requires the OEM to have confidence that their simulation model provides the correct loads for durability. The model validation result provides the confidence number when comparing the loads obtained from the simulation to the loads measured from the actual proving ground. Presenter: Nicholas Gaul | Chief Technical Officer, RAMDO Solutions Featuring RAMDO by RAMDO Solutions, available through the Altair Partner Alliance


How Vaillant and Others Develop Quiet, Reliable Boilers with Simulation

This free to attend webinar, open to all those involved with the development of consumer and industrial boilers, will provide insight into the simulation technologies and design processes used by Vaillant and others. The one hour session will demonstrate a selection of virtual design tools deployed by boiler manufacturers including Vaillant, while providing practical guidance of how simulation and design optimisation solutions from Altair can deliver efficient and reliable products to market faster for your organisation.


Combining First Principles, Simulation and Data Analysis

One of the most tempting misconceptions with simulation and data analysis, is to be able to press a button and have the answers delivered to you. Unfortunately, this misses the whole point. To truly use simulation and data analytics properly you have to understand the first principles and then combine this with both simulation and data to find the answer you are looking for. In this 20-minute webinar, Danny Nowlan from ChassisSim Technologies, will show hands-on examples of how you can combine the first principles, simulation, and data analytics in both vehicle modelling and electric vehicles. Featuring ChassisSim, available through the Altair Partner Alliance


Simplify Your 3D Models: Collaborative Engineering From Design to CAE and Downstream Processes

Increasing digitalization and global value-added networks have a strong impact on collaborative engineering. Companies are facing large amounts of data that need to be stored securely, transferred efficiently between partners, customers, suppliers, etc., and handled in various tools in defined business and engineering processes. 3D data is playing an important role as a communication medium throughout the entire product lifecycle - from conceptual design to downstream processes including CAE analyses, manufacturing, and after-sales - and therefore requires reliable IP protection. The value of 3D product information is even increased through approaches like Model-Based Enterprise and Model-Based Systems Engineering. This 20-minute webinar, demonstrates how 3D models serve as a key enabler for successful digitalization in heterogeneous system landscapes and efficient reuse of CAD data in CAE analyses and downstream processes as only the necessary information are processed. This webinar features CADdoctor by Elysium, available through the Altair Partner Alliance.


Substitute Missing Values in Altair Knowledge Studio

Datasets often have missing values due to file corruption, failure to record data points, or other causes. Handling missing data values correctly is critical to developing accurate predictive models. Knowledge Studio makes it easy to identify datasets containing missing values and generate new substitute values based on a variety of substitution algorithms. This video walks you through a simple example of how the software’s Substitute Missing Values node works.

Getting Started

Altair Simsolid - EDEM Workflow

Workflow using Altair SimSolid and EDEM to show particle flow of a transfer chute deflector plate.


Strain-life Fatigue with Altair SimSolid

Altair SimSolid has added low-cycle, Strain-life fatigue to its functionality in 2021. In this video, learn how to setup a model for EN fatigue analysis and review the simulation results.


Stress Linearization with Altair SimSolid

Learn how to calculate linearized stress components after structural analysis in Altair SimSolid.


Data Modernization: From Gathering Dust to Gleaning Insight

As part of the Altair Data Analytics Spotlight Series, we discuss modernizing your organization's data management so that you can unlock the full value of analytics and AI. If you're interested in developing a trusted data architecture that is accessible, centralized, and strategically designed to enable scalability and smarter decision making, then this webinar is perfect for you. During this webinar, we discuss how you can: - Centralize the storage of your siloed data - Improve data integrity with data normalization platforms - Analyze all of your data for deeper predictive insights


Automate High-Volume Business Tasks Using RPA Technology with AmdoSoft/b4

An Introductory webinar to AmdoSoft/b4 by AmdoSoft, available through the Altair Partner Alliance. Do you have any repetitive and time intensive tasks? On premise and/or cloud application with no API possibility? Processes that are prone to human error and are understaffed? If so, then you need AmdoSoft/b4 RPA bots as part of your team. AmdoSoft/b4 is a Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technology that allows organizations to integrate software robots in their business processes. The technology can be utilized for simple repetitive processes like data entry from one application to another as well as complex business processes with advanced logic workflows and multiple robots working in a synchronized manner as part of a virtual workforce. Robot actions are easily configured using an intuitive user interface recorder and workflow rules are modelled using a graphical drag and drop editor.


Rapid Digital Transformation with AI-ML applied to Consumer Packaged Goods

In this webinar, we share our experience on the typical challenges faced by a CPG organization in the data analytics, AI, and ML context. A deep understanding of these challenges is also the key to the solution directions with the right mix of talent, tools, and technologies.


Reducing Development Time with Non-Linear Analysis at Prodrive

Featuring Ryan Vann, Chief Engineer – Structures and Analysis at renowned engineering consultancy, Prodrive; this webinar will discuss why the company adopted OptiStruct ahead of its traditional non-linear solver and the advantages offered by an optimisation enabled solution. Ryan will showcase a range of typical applications, detailing how the technology is helping the team to reduce development time while optimising performance.


Simulation Validation Through the Prism of Optical Measurements: How to Effectively Leverage Large Amounts of Test Data

In order to develop mechanical products faster and reduce development costs, industries rely more on and more on simulations, following the Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) strategy. But to build more confidence in more refined simulation models, these models have to be backed up by a lot more real-world data, in order to avoid large design margins. This webinar is aimed at technical managers who think model validation should not inherently be a source of uncertainties and risks in the design process, and want to achieve costs and development time reduction by performing only the most relevant tests; engineers who need to build simulation credibility without spending most of their time processing strain gauge data and performing trial-and-error simulations.


Designing Double-Data Rate (DDRx) Memory Interfaces Right the First Time

More and more smart connected devices need high-speed DDRx memory interfaces. The design of memory circuits has always required care, but PCB layouts for DDR memory are more demanding and traditional rules-based approaches are no longer sufficient, especially for the latest DDRx memory interface standards. Learn how Altair PollEx enables the optimization of DDRx timing, transmission lines, topology, and terminations ensuring signal integrity.


Altair SimSolid - Batchmode Execution

In this short tutorial, you'll learn how to use in Altair SimSolid in batchmode.


Altair SimSolid - Connection Resolution

In this short tutorial, you'll learn how to edit connections in Altair SimSolid.


Altair SimSolid - Bookmark Browser

In this short tutorial, you'll learn how to use bookmark browser in Altair SimSolid.


Altair SimSolid - Design Studies

In this short tutorial, you'll learn how to work with multiple design studies in Altair SimSolid.


Discover Altair CFD: Multiple CFD solutions under a single license

This webinar introduces Altair CFD and reveals how it can help organizations reduce software expense and deliver accurate results faster by providing all the major CFD technologies under a single license.

Whether you’re looking to optimize gearbox oiling, analyze tank sloshing, perform aerodynamics studies, or reduce cooling fan noise, Altair CFD provides the technology you need, as you need it – utilizing state-of-the art GPU calculations to reduce modeling turnaround times.

This webinar covers:
• The different CFD methods available with Altair CFD
• The range of fluids problems that can be solved with Altair CFD, including some unique applications and customer examples
• How Altair’s unique licensing system enables companies to reduce software expenditure
• How Altair’s flexible approach to Cloud and HPC helps deliver results faster
• What is next for Altair CFD?

James R. Scapa, Founder and CEO
Mahender Reddy, SVP CFD & Manufacturing
Uwe Schramm, CTO

Duration: 35 minutes


How to Rapidly Identify and Resolve Vibration / Acoustic Issues

From industrial machinery to EVs, power tools to spacecraft, vibration and acoustic characteristics play a crucial role in the design process. This webinar will demonstrate how Altair OptiStruct can analyse and optimise vibration and acoustic behavior spanning a wide frequency spectrum; revealing how advanced diagnostic utilities can help you to identify and resolve root-causes in the shortest amount of time.


Designing for Electromagnetic Radiation Hazards Compliance

New technologies such as 5G, V2V-communication, e-mobility and IoT increase the number of electromagnetic field sources in the environment. When designing such electronic systems, compliance with electromagnetic radiation hazard standards (e.g., ICNIRP 2020) must be ensured. This webinar will discuss the hazards of electromagnetic radiation to personnel, ordnance, and fuel and how this can be mitigated through numerical field calculations with Altair technology. Defense, automotive and telecommunications case histories will be presented.


How to Evaluate and Optimise Strength and Durability Simultaneously

Strength and durability play a crucial part in the consumers' perception of product quality. Optimising designs for such characteristics is increasingly important as engineering teams operate down-gauging strategies to save weight and explore alternative architectures to accommodate batteries and electric drives. This webinar will demonstrate how Altair OptiStruct improves process efficiency by integrating strength and durability analyses in the same model, eliminating the need for separate solver interfaces and formats.


Efficient Simulations of Thin-Walled Investment Castings

One of the really interesting things with Investment casting is that thinwalled near net shaped parts can be produced. In order to find the limits of a certain part or method casting process simulation is a really good tool. With NovaFlow&Solid one can simulate the tendency for cold flows and test different parameters in order to try to get the melt to flow longer. The meshing technology used in NovaFlow&Solid is perfect for thinwalled parts since we use the Finite Volume method in combination with irregular mesh in mold. This makes the simulations accurate at the same time as calculation speed is high. The Speech will cover also importance of shelling process for simulation, shell and casting material as well as use of for example isolation. The program can simulate super-alloys as well as different kinds of steels and aluminium.


Optimize Your Control Strategies With the Virtual Engineering Lab

Simulation-based digital twins produce accurate representations of the machine’s behavior and performance. Those digital twins - e.g. created with Altair® Activate® or DSHplus - can be used for validation of control code if they can be calculated and visualized in real-time. Fluidon’s virtual engineering lab (VEL) implements digital twins via functional mock-up interface, calculates and visualizes them in real-time and connects to any controller hardware used for control code development. By linking digital twins with the control code, the VEL contributes to a holistic system understanding. This webinar uses the example of an excavator to show how a simulation-based digital twin can be created and implemented in the VEL. Then in the next step the control algorithm for a bucket grading operation is developed and tested – all before the excavator goes into service. Presenter: Dr. Torsten Verkoyen | Managing Partner, Fluidon Featuring DSHplus by Fluidon, available through the Altair Partner Alliance.


How Jaguar Land Rover Fuels Innovation with Altair OptiStruct

Featuring Tim Mumford, Senior Engineer Strength and Durability at Jaguar Land Rover, this webinar will reveal the recent advancements in the non-linear capability of OptiStruct; showing how the technology met the company's exacting simulation needs while providing an opportunity to reduce software spend.


EDEM API Tutorial: Variable Cohesion

This tutorial describes how to create a new cohesion contact model, based on an existing contact model supplied with EDEM. The cohesion model is modified to include time-dependent particle-to-particle and particle-to-geometry cohesion. The main focus is on: Editing the physics of the Linear Cohesion model on both CPU and GPU Compiling and loading a Custom Contact Model Post-Processing the model to investigate variable cohesion


Optimizing Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing Webinar Recording

Learn how Altair PollEx can make a new product introduction (NPI) profitable faster by identifying potential issues earlier and increasing PCB manufacturing efficiency. The comprehensive DFM/DFA analysis includes fabrication, assembly, test, flex/rigid-flex, substrate and panel features. See how PollEx exports manufacturing and validation data to production line machinery for fabrication, assembly, and end-of-line testing.


Perform Accurate Finite Element Modeling of Metal Forming Processes

Finite element (FE) analysis of metal forming or assembling processes and structural systems have contributed to enhancing engineering power and engineers’ integrity. They are characterized by diversity and the need for high creativity of engineers and researchers. This webinar will present the state-of-the-art technology of FE modeling of plastically deformable bodies with an emphasis on the accuracy of FE methods and their creative applications to a wide range of plastically deformable bodies. Topics include: Remeshing strategy and volume consistency, material modeling, flow modeling, flow line (or grain flow) modeling, tribological modeling, microstructural modeling and miscellaneous modeling's including air trapping, mean stress correcting for high-cycle fatigue life of die or tool, etc. Several application examples will be introduced.

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