Maximize Mining Equipment Performance with Altair Multiphysics solutions

The Mining industry faces a lot of challenges and remains under high pressure to control costs, improve operational efficiency as well as meeting stricter environmental regulations. Innovation and the use of technology play a key role in addressing these and in shaping the future of mining. This webinar will explore how simulation and advanced technologies such as digital twins, machine learning and Internet of things (IoT) can help mines increase productivity, reduce costs, and improve safety. You will hear from industry leaders and technical experts on how Altair’s solutions can be used for efficient development and operation.

Webinars

Digital Twins : IoT in Mining

The Mining industry faces a lot of challenges and remains under high pressure to control costs, improve operational efficiency as well as meeting stricter environmental regulations. Innovation and the use of technology play a key role in addressing these and in shaping the future of mining. This webinar will explore how simulation and advanced technologies such as digital twins, machine learning and Internet of things (IoT) can help mines increase productivity, reduce costs, and improve safety. You will hear from industry leaders and technical experts on how Altair’s solutions can be used for efficient development and operation.

Webinars

Transfer chute design and optimization using bulk material simulation

The Mining industry faces a lot of challenges and remains under high pressure to control costs, improve operational efficiency as well as meeting stricter environmental regulations. Innovation and the use of technology play a key role in addressing these and in shaping the future of mining. This webinar will explore how simulation and advanced technologies such as digital twins, machine learning and Internet of things (IoT) can help mines increase productivity, reduce costs, and improve safety. You will hear from industry leaders and technical experts on how Altair’s solutions can be used for efficient development and operation.

Webinars

Lightweight Mining Haulers Optimized - Altair Simulation is a fast, complete solution for Hitachi trucks

Hitachi Construction Truck Manufacturing Ltd is located in Guelph, Canada and is a subsidiary of Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd of Japan (HCM), a consortium of 13 manufacturing companies. The Hitachi mining trucks are engineered for heavy duty applications such as construction, quarrying, and mining, with superior hauling capabilities and industry leading technology. When designing a new truck, there are several design criteria to meet: lightweight, low cost, long fatigue life, multiple design iterations, and a tight schedule. Hitachi considers Altair Simulation an important software package for their engineering work, as it helps to solve different engineering problems in an efficient way. The different tools included in the license allow Hitachi to run different simulations on one platform. Using Altair software along with Altair Partner Alliance tools for further fatigue and durability analyses, Hitachi has been able to achieve stronger, lighter dump trucks which can carry more payload by reducing truck weight and increasing its product fuel efficiency.

Customer Stories

A flexible tire model for accurate prediction of off-road vehicle dynamics on soft soils

For several years now, co-simulation between Multibody Dynamics (MBD) codes like MotionSolve and Discrete Element Method (DEM) software like EDEM has been used for many applications such as vehicles and material transportation. One missing link has been a realistic tire model that not only could interact with the soil material in a realistic way but also show the influence of varying tire pressure, change in contact area and pressure distribution over said contact area.

For very soft material such as deep mud with a high-pressure tire, using a rigid wheel is a decent approximation. But for tires on harder surface, this method has several short comings. For example, a rigid representation of the tire will have neglectable rolling resistance while the pressure distribution on a real tire has its peak well ahead of the centerline of the tire producing a resisting moment to the motion. The contact patch area will in reality not depend on sinkage, but the sinkage is dependent on the contact area that is dependent on load and internal pressure.

This presentation introduces the new PM-FlexTire model that is integrated in EDEM and will work with MotionSolve. Requirements for creating and correlating the tire model is presented together with several application examples on mud, clay and gravel beds.

Presented at the ATCx Heavy Equipment in May 2021.

Speaker: Jesper Slattengren, Technical Fellow, Pratt Miller

Duration: 20 minutes

Presentations

Creation of a street sweeper multibody dynamics (MBD) model and verification by field tests

The chassis of a the RAVO 5 iSeries street sweeper has been a proven design that has remained relatively unchanged since the mid-60’s. However, due to increasing weight and size requirements, as well as possible changes to the driving mechanism, an overhaul of the chassis platform is needed. To develop a new (modular) chassis, which is suited for upcoming and future changes, a CAE-driven design approach is chosen, which is being performed by VIRO. When using computer-aided engineering (CAE), the chief problem is to define or estimate the acting loads and / or boundary conditions on a structure. In case such a structure is dynamically loaded, such a determination is further aggravated. Furthermore, if that structure is a chassis, a wide range of load cases and interconnected systems (e.g. tyres, suspension) effect the multifaceted loading behavior.

By utilizing multibody dynamics (MBD) and creating a MBD-model of the current street sweeper, a first step is taken towards developing a new (modular) chassis. The calculated loads and moments acting on the suspensions and chassis are quantified for e.g. several worst case scenarios, which allows for well-founded decisions in relation to the new design. Furthermore, these load conditions can be used as input for future topographic optimizations and / or stress analyses. An important part, when creating a CAE-model, i.e. in this case a MBD-model, is the validation of that model by experiments and /or analytic formulations. Consequently several calculated load cases have been tested in the field and in mutual cooperation. A subsequent verification shows that the measured accelerations correlate well with the calculated accelerations from the MBD-model.

Presented at the ATCx Heavy Equipment in May 2021.

Speaker: Thijs Romans, Group Leader Engineering Analysis, VIRO

Duration: 20 minutes

Presentations

First Time Right Machine Design with CAE Simulation

G.S. Vidyaprakash presents how Lakshmi Machine Works Ltd. drives the design process with simulation. In his presentation First Time Right Machine Design with CAE Simulation, he discusses reliable simulation techniques to predict & prevent failure modes.

ATC Presentations, Customer Stories, Customer Testimonials, Presentations, Use Cases

Improve Cobot collaboration: More meaningful controller design with high fidelity plant models

Controller strategy expert Lorenzo Moretti presents how to improve Cobot collaboration. In the context of virtual commissioning, he discusses how more meaningful controller design is possible with realistic plant models.

ATC Presentations, Demo Models, Use Cases

Optimizing for Motorcycle Success - Improving Design Performance of Printed Composite Parts

MOTO-MAQLAB-UC3M was founded in 2010 by students at Carlos III University in Madrid, Spain, to develop a racing motorcycle for the international MotoStudent competition. MotoStudent is an international event held every two years at the MotorLand, Aragon circuit and welcomes university teams from all over the world. The MOTO-MAQLAB-UC3M team won awards in several categories of the fourth MotoStudent edition. Inspired by their successful participation, the students wanted to further develop and improve their race bike designs to repeat or exceed these results. In order to improve their results, the MOTO-MAQLAB-UC3M team needed to reduce the mass in the cycle parts of the bike. Altair solutions enabled the MOTO-MAQLAB-UC3M team to approximate the ideal number of layers, their shape, order, and direction. Mass reduction of 30% was achieved while maintaining the original stiffness.

Customer Stories

Failing Fast is not an option! Develop world's first robotic car storage service with accurate virtual prototypes

Benoit Pelourdeau presents how Stanley Robotics SAS drives the design process with simulation, to develop the world's first robotic car storage service. Learn from him how the interdisciplinary mechatronic product development team succeeds with accurate virtual prototypes.

ATC Presentations

Faster evaluation of real-world machines -  Improve system understanding with dynamic motion analysis

Daniel Jauss, Application Engineer CAE, gives a Demo Sessions on Altair Simulation Solutions for faster evaluation of real-world machines, explaining how to improve system understanding with dynamic motion analysis to Identify real behavior of the machine assembly and Identify peak loads.

ATC Presentations, Presentations, Tutorials

Faster evaluation of real-world machines - CNC Control Optimization

Christian Kehrer, Business Development Manager System Modelling, gives a Demo Sessions on Altair Simulation Solutions for faster evaluation of real-world machines, explaining how CNC control optimization is performed to realize toolpath error correction of a CNC milling machine, with system simulation and how more effective controller design with realistic plant models is realized.

ATC Presentations, Tutorials

Simulation along product life cycle – The future is now From motivation to customer value

Industry expert Dennis Baum presents how Weber Maschinenbau applies simulation, how simulation can be used along product lifecycle and which benefits arise to customers and internal processes.

ATC Presentations

The Digital Approach to Industrial Machinery Design

The need to design more complex industrial machinery on shorter timelines means that companies ask engineers to do more with far less. Chad Jackson, CEO of Lifecycle Insights, describes the digital approach to industrial machinery design and explains strategies leveraging Simulation, Data Science and High-Performance Computing. He shows how companies creating equipment that increases cycle speed and improves yields in this technical report. The E-Book covers the following topics: - THE DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGE OF INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY - ADDRESSING STRUCTURAL STRESS AND STIFFNESS - ARCHITECTING AND VALIDATING SYSTEMS DESIGN - SELECTING THE RIGHT ACTUATION COMPONENTS - MITIGATING VIBRATION AND EXCITATION - PLANNING AND VALIDATING CONTROLS DESIGN - STREAMLINING COMMISSIONING - MONITORING THROUGH FIELD DATA - RECAP AND CONCLUSIONS

Technical Papers

Motionview/MotionSolve Introduction v2020

In this course, you will have the opportunity to learn about the tools and processes available for multi-body dynamics using MotionView and MotionSolve. Modules contained within the course provide detailed descriptions of the tools and workflows within MotionView to setup and run MotionSolve analyses. You will also have the opportunity to watch and perform hands-on exercises within modules.

eLearning

To what extent has the Taiwan Unmanned Vehicle System been on track from MIRDC's perspective

In this presentation, MIRDC’s Bionic Intelligent Automatic Guided Vehicle (BI-AGV) is introduced. This “collaborative handling module” has three characteristics of wireless intelligence, flexible use and flexible movement. Through the wireless intelligent collaborative handling system, it can control several automatic guided vehicles (AGVS) in real time, and several vehicles can conduct remote control and serial connection to carry out handling tasks. At the same time, the 360-degree mobile omni-directional wheel design framework is adopted. It has the advantages of flexible use in the area where the traditional unmanned vehicle cannot run smoothly in the indoor narrow space.

ATC Presentations

Hydraulic Systems Optimization for Heavy Machinery

Create detailed hydraulic circuits & actuation systems as part of your multi-disciplinary system simulations, especially for heavy machinery & agricultural equipment, in combination with multi-body systems (Altair MotionSolve®) and granular material systems (Altair EDEM®).

Videos

Two- and Three-Wheel Vehicle Simulation

Two- and three-wheeler vehicle manufacturers, whether they are existing OEMs, new EV start-ups, or suppliers serving this segment, all have the goal of shortening product development time and getting product to market faster. With Altair HyperWorks™, ride, durability, and vehicle dynamics simulations for two- and three-wheeled vehicles can now be seamlessly performed using an intuitive and easy to use GUI with built-in libraries for vehicle models, analyses, and predicting and optimizing vehicle behavior.

Technical Papers

Guide to Process Manufacturing

Any industry that produces bulk quantities of goods such as pharmaceuticals, food, chemicals, or cosmetics, is seeking to produce these products consistently while reducing cost factors like waste and down time. Due to the nature of process manufacturing, multiple ingredients are combined to be mixed, coated, or sorted, so understanding the behavior of these processes is of paramount importance for manufacturers. Through the use of simulation modeling and Smart Manufacturing principals, manufacturers are now able to optimize these processes, leading to greater productivity and profitability.

Brochures

Academic Webinar: How to Create a Dynamically Stable Chassis with Rapid MBD Analyses

Whether you are looking to understand the dynamic properties of your whole Formula Student vehicle or the mechanism of a small assembly of parts, MotionSolve from Altair is the perfect tool for you, and available for free to all students and Formula Student teams. This presentation will show first-hand how MotionSolve can be used to rapidly optimise your workflows and better understand your designs, so that you can create a dynamically stable chassis that beats the competition.

Presentations

Lightweight Mining Haulers Optimized

Truck dynamics, control system, thermal, and fatigue analyses all need to be completed when designing a new truck design. Using Altair HyperWorks, Hitachi achieves a 10% weight reduction in the main frame and rigid body, while maintaining product quality.

Customer Stories

Off-road buggy simulation using EDEM coupled with MotionSolve

In this video EDEM is coupled with MotionSolve to accurately predict the performance of an off-road buggy on different terrains. With EDEM, an extensive range of terrains can be modeled to suit the vehicle test requirements, including sand, gravel or soft soils. The coupling enables engineers to validate the system dynamics under realistic operating conditions. Additionally, analysis on the vehicle component’s performance and the terrain can be conducted to fully understand the test results.

Use Cases

Using Altair EDEM for Off-road Vehicle Design

Watch examples of applications of EDEM coupled with MotionSolve and Activate in the design of tracked and wheeled vehicles.

EDEM software, powered by the Discrete Element Method (DEM), accurately represents the behavior or rocks, soils and ores and can realistically model a variety of terrains from soft-soil, dry sand, to rugged gravel surfaces. Integrating EDEM with Multi-body Dynamics tools provides great realism in vehicle mobility simulations and enable engineers to predict the behavior and performance of off-road vehicles in a variety of off-road environments and to study complex manoeuvres which otherwise might be restricted.

Use Cases

Off-road Mobility of an 8x8 Light Armored Vehicle

EDEM, MotionSolve and Activate are used to assess the performance of a 8x8 light armored vehicle (LAV) and to perform stress validation.

Use Cases

Mobility of a Military Tank Vehicle on Soft Terrains

EDEM, MotionSolve and Activate are used to predict the behavior and performance of a tank vehicle on a sand dune and to study complex maneuvers live a pivot turn.

Use Cases

Improving the Shipbuilding Block Assembly Method: An Engineering Approach

Block construction is a modern shipbuilding method which involves the assembly of prefabricated modular sections. Cross-sections of the superstructure are pre-built in a shipyard, taken to the building dock, then hoisted into position and attached. Block splitting and lifting schemes are largely devised after the ship design phase is completed, relying on empirical data and expertise to avoid costly and potentially dangerous failures during build-up. Advances in computer-aided engineering (CAE), however, now make it possible to plan ship build-up in the principal design phase, giving designers greater insights into block assembly process outcomes and reducing downstream risk through simulation.

Technical Papers

Improving Speed and Precision of a CNC Milling Machine with Holistic System Simulation

The presentation outlines a solution strategy for how a digital twin of a milling machine is solving mechatronic challenges. To improve cycle times, accuracy, and addressing vibration problems a holistic system simulation serves as the basis for optimization. The efficient modeling of the real system behavior with flexibilities, contacts, gaps, friction, nonlinearities in the drives (incl. saturation effects of motors), power electronics in combination with the control system is the basis for efficient controller design and optimization of the control parameters. The dynamic interaction of multiple system components combining 3D finite elements analysis multi-body dynamics and control system helps avoiding Tracking-, drag-, positioning errors rebound, and accumulation effects.  

Use Cases

How CEVT Improves Vehicle Architecture and Eliminates BSR Through Simulation - Part 2

Improving the ESL using Complete Vehicle Correlation In the previous webinar, the development of an ESL has been shown based on a complete vehicle simulation. In order to validate this new approach, a comprehensive correlation work has been performed. Using the dynamic distortion in all closure body openings as correlation criteria offer a unique possibility to increase the understanding of the load from both the engine and the wheel suspension. This webinar presents this correlation where a test vehicle is driven on different test tracks both in reality and virtually. Presenter: Jens Weber | CAE Engineer, CEVT

Webinars

Simulating Ride, Handling and Durability of Two and Three-Wheeled Vehicles

Two and Three Wheeler companies be it existing OEMs, new EV start-ups or others serving this segment want to shorten the product development time and get to market faster. Designing a new two/three wheeled vehicle addressing refined customer expectations requires performance to be at par with established norms when it comes to vehicle ride, handling, and durability. To address this need Altair developed a New Unified solution for simulating two and three wheeled vehicles as a part of the HyperWorks 2020 release. The solution is aimed at companies designing and manufacturing two and three wheeled vehicles with IC or Electric engines. The solution is beneficial to both, leaning and non-leaning vehicles and helps engineers predict vehicle dynamics & control, durability and ride and comfort of two and three wheeled vehicles.

Webinars

How CEVT Improves Vehicle Architecture and Eliminates BSR Through Simulation - Part 1

ESL Development Based on Simulation - Application example The body stiffness has a major impact on the Squeak & Rattle performance of a car. Since the body structure of electrical/autonomous cars will differ clearly from traditional bodies, an enhanced requirement is needed to limit the distortion in the closure openings. This webinar presents a new approach of defining a requirement based on closure deformations using an equivalent static load (ESL), which considers both the reduction from a complete vehicle to a BIG and from a dynamic load to a static load. In addition, an example is shown how ESL can be used as input for body optimization. Presenter: Viktor Jonsson | CAE Engineer (Consultant), CEVT

Webinars

Como Acelerar o Lancamento de Novos Implementos, Maquinas Agricolas e Equipamentos Pesados?

A transformação digital na engenharia de produto tem modificado o mercado e é de extrema importância para que empresas criem e desenvolvam novas máquinas e equipamentos com a mais alta qualidade, em menor tempo e reduzindo custos. Pensando nisso, a Altair apresentará um webinar (workshop online) sobre Como acelerar o lançamento de novos implementos, máquinas agrícolas e equipamentos pesados. Neste encontro, mostramos como a simulação computacional é uma rápida solução de investigação e análise de desempenho, além da possibilidade de simular qualquer situação de operação, seja no campo, rodovia ou canteiro de obras.

Webinars

Using Altair Software for Systems Modeling

Altair model-based development tools drive fast development for smarter connected systems. Altair customers simulate complex products as systems-of-systems throughout their entire development cycle. Explore more by combining mechanical models with electrical models to enable multi-disciplinary simulation and leverage automatic code-generation for your next generation embedded systems.

Learn more at altair.com/systems-modeling.

Use Cases

Using Altair Software for Multiphysics

Altair provides an industry-leading portfolio of multiphysics-enabled software to simulate a wide range of interacting physical models including fluid-structure interaction, flexible bodies, aeroacoustics, and thermomechanical simulation. Together with Altair’s multidisciplinary optimization and scalable high-performance computing you can solve real world engineering problems quickly and effectively.

Learn more at altair.com/multiphysics.

Use Cases

Granular Materials Simulation for Process and Equipment Design

The world is full of bulk and granular materials. From ores being mined, soil being excavated, rocks being conveyed, or powders being processed - over 70% of all industrial processes involve the handling or processing of these challenging materials.

Presentations

Mechatronics Innovations Using Altair Math & System Tools

Winning the innovation race for mechatronics products requires a tool set which can support a multi-disciplinary development process from early concept design up to in-service support.

Presentations

Altair MotionSolve - Two- and Three-wheel Vehicle Simulation

Altair's solutions for motion simulation now include two-wheeler vehicle dynamics library for motorcycles and scooter. Model assembly, analysis, and optimization can now be performed quickly in a fully integrated environment.

Use Cases

Altair EDEM and MotionSolve - Coupled Simulation of an Excavator

The latest release of EDEM integrates bulk material modeling with multibody dynamics simulation and hydraulics, ideal for heavy equipment and agricultural applications. In this short video we're demonstrating the EDEM - MotionSolve coupling applied to an excavator.

Use Cases

Altair for Multiphysics Applications

Altair provides an industry-leading portfolio of multiphysics-enabled software to simulate a wide range of interacting physical models including fluid-structure interaction (FSI), flexible bodies, aeroacoustics, and thermomechanical simulation.

Brochures

Altair for Structures Applications

Altair offers industry-leading engineering analysis and optimization tools from simulation-driven design concepts to detailed virtual product validation, and simplified modeling workflows to advanced high-fidelity model building.

Brochures

1D-3D Co-Simulation Of Multi Body Systems Using Activate-MotionSolve

1D-3D Co-Simulation Of Multi Body Systems Using Activate-MotionSolve

Training Materials

Training- Aero Modelling Tools In HyperWorks

The Aero Utility tools available under User Profile>Engineering Tools>Aerospace options enables Aerospace engineers with unique modelling capabilties required in building Aero models. In this Webinar, we will explore a few of those utilities viz Airframe meshing, Composites Material Orientations, Compare FE contents and so on.

Webinars

InnAccel Leverages Altair OptiStruct for Validating Fetal Monitoring System

A . Vijayrajan Founder and Chief Technical Officer, InnAccel talks of how simulation brings design differentiation in the medical device industry. His team speaks of the use of Altair OptiStruct non-linear solution for designing snap fit of the device carrying case.

Customer Testimonials

InnAccel Leverages Altair MotionSolve to Evaluate Nasal Body Removal Mechanism

A . Vijayrajan Founder and Chief Technical Officer, InnAccel talks of how simulation brings design differentiation in the medical device industry. His team speaks of the use of Altair MotionSolve solution for designing a medical device mechanism for removal of nasal foreign body in children.

Customer Testimonials

Altair Model-Based Development Customer Stories from 2019 Global ATC

These success stories illustrate how customers are leveraging Altair's Math & Systems technology for Model-Based Development to develop better products, faster. Simulations involve 3D, 1D, and/or 0D modeling approaches based on the integrated use of Altair MotionSolve™, Altair Activate™, and/or Altair Compose™.

ATC Presentations, Videos

Pharmaceutical Sieve Demo Model for EDEM + MotionSolve

Predict the sorting efficiency of sieve equipment based on simultaneously processing two different pill shapes. Compare different sieve designs. Predict realistic forces and stresses in the equipment during operation. Combine multi-body equipment models from Altair MotionSolve™ with bulk material models from EDEM™.

Demo Models

Grab Bucket Demo Model for EDEM + MotionSolve

Ensure this grab bucket performs as expected when working with different bulk materials. Improve durability of equipment components by reducing hotspots / stress concentrations. Combine multi-body equipment models from Altair MotionSolve™ with bulk material models from EDEM™.

Demo Models

Tractor Rake Demo Model for EDEM + MotionSolve

Easily assess the gathering efficiency of a tractor liner rake system. Predict realistic loads acting on equipment from handling the bulk material. Combine multi-body equipment models from Altair MotionSolve™ with bulk material models from EDEM™.

Demo Models

Mars Rover Demo Model for EDEM + MotionSolve

Reduce the weight of a planetary rover vehicle, while ensuring desired performance when traversing different terrains (i.e., controlling motors to avoid tire slip when operating in different soil conditions). Combine multi-body equipment models from Altair MotionSolve™ with bulk material models from EDEM™. Optimize component topology with Altair Inspire™.

Demo Models