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Model Based System Engineering of an ABS System

Connect your product-level system simulations to your product's functional requirements (e.g., coming from SysML via Model Center MBSE-Pak) such that your system model serves as your Authoritative Source of Truth (AST) for your virtual product development activity.

Videos

Integration of Requirements Management with Electric Motor Design

Phoenix Integration is a recently added member of the Altair Partner Alliance. Its product ModelCenter can create complex, fully automated simulation workflows and link these against Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) models. These typically descriptive models can now include accurate prediction of the system performance. This also means that the status of the system requirements can be verified early in the product design cycle, helping to avoid costly mistakes. Using ModelCenter, the systems engineer can explore the possible design options and choose a configuration that represents best value while meeting its requirements. This webinar will explore the application of this approach to a multidisciplinary Electric Motor design problem implemented using Flux (EMAG) tools from Altair.

Webinars

Phoenix Integration ATC Lunch and Learn Presentation

Model Integration for System Design

Presentations

State of the Art Process Integration Simplifies Multidisciplinary Modeling of an Electric Motor for an Automobile

ModelCenter’s powerful integration capabilities simplify building automated multidisciplinary workflows. This enables the Altair Hyperworks software suite to be integrated in highly complex applications. In this example ModelCenter was used to solve an industrial multidisciplinary design problem, the design of an electric motor for an automobile. Electromagnetic, thermal, and structural performance criteria are simultaneously considered to design an efficient motor. The individual disciplines are evaluated using Altair solvers – Flux Motor, Flux, and OptiStruct. ModelCenter provides an easy way to connect the different analysis tools into a sophisticated workflow. The workflow is executed by HyperStudy to search through the design space and find the best answer.

Webinars

Integrated Workflow: ModelCenter HyperMesh SimData Manager

Learn more about the workflow integration between these three products.

Linking requirements to analysis using Activate and ModelCenter MBSEPak

Using Activate and ModelCenter MBSEPak to analyze linking requirements.

ModelCenter® MBSEPak Product Overview Video

Introductory video for ModelCenter® MBSEPak by Phoenix Integration.

Product Overview Videos

ModelCenter® Integrate Product Overview Video

Introductory video for ModelCenter® Integrate by Phoenix Integration.

Product Overview Videos

Bridging the Gap Between Requirements and Analysis using ModelCenter with Altair Activate

Presentation by Ilya Tolchinsky, Phoenix Integration.

Phoenix Integration is a recently added member of the Altair Partner Alliance. Its product ModelCenter can create complex, fully automated simulation workflows and link these against Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) models. These typically descriptive models can now include accurate prediction of the system performance. This means that the status of the system requirements can be verified early in the product design cycle helping to avoid costly mistakes. Using ModelCenter the systems engineer can explore the possible design options and choose a configuration that represents best value while meeting its requirements. This paper explores this way of working by using an example built around an Activate Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) model. The example includes a SysML model built in Cameo Systems Modeler. It is connected to a number of analyses that evaluate the performance of a braking system. The paper illustrates the details of the architecture for this integration. ModelCenter design exploration techniques are then used to find the optimal configuration.

ATC Presentations, Videos

A Modular Simulation Process and Data Management Solution Using HyperWorks, ModelCenter and SimData Manager

Engineering design has greatly evolved with the advent of simulation tools and computing power. Simulation software such as Altair HyperWorks suite have enabled virtual design greatly reducing or even replacing physical testings. Process integration tools like ModelCenter from Phoenix Integration have enabled the engineer to automate the execution of the simulation tools and explore complete design spaces instead of searching for the first feasible solution. The large amounts of data that are now being generated can be managed using solutions like SimData Manager from PDTec. This webinar focuses on a prototype integration between these three products. The tools are brought together to enable automated execution of complex simulation processes involving structural analysis and CFD using Altair OptiStruct and AcuSolve solvers with built-in data management and traceability.

Webinars

Partner Spotlight: Phoenix Integration

James W. Mullins, Vice President of Operations, discusses model-based engineering framework software, ModelCenter®, available through the Altair Partner Alliance.

Brochures

Case Study: ModelCenter® Approach Excels in Comparison of Submarine Design Optimization Studies

Challenge: Optimize Submarine Design for Weight using Abaqus Finite Element Software

Customer Stories

Case Study: Integrating Systems Modeling with Simulation Helps Ensure Robust Space Debris Removal

The European Space Agency (ESA) is studying an active debris removal mission called e.Deorbit which is intended to capture an ESA-owned derelict satellite in low orbit and safely crash it into the ocean in a controlled atmospheric reentry. The Airbus Defence & Space proposal for this project used Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) to simultaneously define the mission requirements and the architectures. In a parallel internal study, Airbus DS engineers used ModelCenter Integrate and MBSEPak to integrate the simulation tools used to evaluate the performance of the architecture with the system model.

Customer Stories

Case Study: NASA’s ModelCenter® Environment Solves Challenges of Supersonic Transport Aircraft Design

Challenge - Integration of Diverse, Multidisciplinary Analyses for Supersonic Aircraft Design

Customer Stories

ModelCenter® Product Overview Video

Introductory video for ModelCenter® by Phoenix Integration.

Product Overview Videos

Case Study: Optimizing a New Upper Stage Rocket Engine for 5 Missions in 6 Weeks with ModelCenter

The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) is investigating the innovative Dual-Expander Aerospike Nozzle (DEAN) engine architecture in support of initiatives like the Integrated High Payoff Rocket Propulsion Technology (IHPRPT) and Next Generation Engine (NGE) to improve satellite launch operations.

Customer Stories

Case Study: Multilevel Optimization with ModelCenter® Reduces Cost of Building Wind Farm by Almost $4 Million

The Bobcat Bluff Wind Project, located in Archer City, Texas consists of 100 GE 1.5 MW turbines capable of producing up to 150 MW of electrical power. The turbines were positioned without considering construction costs, resulting in higher than necessary construction costs. Stanford University consultants used this application to demonstrate how multilevel optimization with ModelCenter that simultaneously considers both energy capture and construction costs could have saved $4 million in construction costs and reduced the overall cost of energy produced by the wind farm by $0.20 per Megawatt hour.

Customer Stories

MBSE Overview

Integrating system models with simulation improves design quality and engineering productivity.

Technical Papers

e-Mobility Development Webinar Series

The electric mobility revolution is ready to go mainstream. OEMs, suppliers, and emerging vehicle manufacturers are investing billions to develop innovative electric vehicles and optimize development and production processes to deliver e-mobility to the masses. In these presentations, learn how Altair works with the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers to accelerate product development, enhance energy efficiency, and optimize integrated system performance.

Webinars

A CAE based approach for SnR Detection and Prevention

This webinar provides an overview of a typical CAE based approach for SnR detection and prevention and demonstrates how this is achieved through a Risk and Root Cause analysis in Altair Squeak and Rattle Director. We will also discuss how to increase the complexity and fidelity of the model with the progression of development, and the importance of exploring multiple loading scenarios. Throughout the entire process, structural optimization is there as a helpful tool to find solutions to the problems we encounter on the way or even prevent them from the start.

Webinars

SnR Prevention Start at Concept and Design Phase

If you are a designer, Squeak and Rattle test engineer or a maybe just a beginner to the SnR Analysis world, this presentation is for you. We will showcase how you can benefit from simulation as early as the concept design phase by performing a CAD based modal analysis combined with a material compatibility analysis, and perform a Screening Risk Assessment which provides upfront results using a streamlined and easy-to-use workflow in Squeak and Rattle Director. Webinars,Squeak and Rattle Director,Automotive,Structures,Corporate,HyperWorks

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