nCode DesignLife by HBM Prenscia

CAE Solution for Fatigue Life Prediction from Finite Element Models 

 

Vehicle Lightweighting with DesignLife

The push for lighter weight products continues and with it the challenge increases for engineers to retain the required strength and durability. Fatigue calculations are vital to evaluate where mass reduction can be achieved without sacrificing durability. This webinar will discuss the fatigue calculation methods relevant to maintaining durability in today's advanced lightweight structures.

Webinars

The Future of Fatigue and Durability Analysis

Jon Aldred from HBM Prensica, an APA partner, discusses the future of fatigue and durability analysis.

Video Testimonials

Highly Specialized Solutions under Altair’s Partner Alliance for Academic Market

The Altair Partner Alliance for Academic Market One Platform. One License. One Source. All Access

ATC Presentations

nCode DesignLife ATC Lunch and Learn Presentation

Frequency Domain Fatigue Analysis with nCode DesignLife

Presentations

Increasing Design Optimization and Confidence Through Advanced Weld Fatigue Analysis and Simulation

Welding is a commonly used technique in different industries to join two metal parts. Parts that are welded, tend to fatigue in the welded regions, even in a well-designed structure. Therefore, it is necessary to make a fatigue assessment of the welded joints. The fatigue assessment of welded parts should be highly prioritized to ensure a good evaluation of the durability of the weld structure. There are different types of approaches that can be used to evaluate the fatigue life of welds. This presentation illustrates how different welding methods such as spot welds or seam welds are considered in nCode DesignLife software which can be used within the Altair partnership program. This webinar deals with Shell/Solids and Spot welds modeled with nCode DesignLife. It starts with the theoretical approaches, goes on with the modeling techniques and shows the results in DesignLife.

Webinars

Tools for Special Applications - Composite, Rubber, and High Temperature

Presentation by Amaury Chabod, Senior Application Engineer at HBM Prensica.

ATC Presentations, Videos

IVECO Australia

HyperWorks and the Altair Partner Alliance Streamline Testing of Truck Components at IVECO Australia

Customer Stories

ABB

To support the use of simulation tools in this endeavor, ABB in Spain enlisted the help of Altair ProductDesign's regional team, thanks to the company's experience in utilizing simulation tools to solve engineering challenges in the robotics industry. The project centered on improving the fatigue performance of a Twin Robot Xbar (TRX), one of ABB’s robotic part transfer systems that moves components between manufacturing stations.

Customer Stories

Lightweight and Durable Design of Automotive Components

This webinar covers how advanced optimization techniques helped FCA Engineering India Pvt. explore the lightweight component design of a vehicle suspension system. For this purpose, the development process of a track bar bracket will be shown, highlighting how a lightweight and durable component design was achieved.

Webinars

Introduction to nCode DesignLife eLearning Course

This online course is a pre-requisite of technical support from HBM nCode. Submit form on site to receive eLearning materials directly from HBM nCode.

Tutorials

3D Printing for Innovative Mold Making Combined with Simulation Driven Design Inspiration Push the Limits for High Performance Castings

Bringing design optimization, fatigue analysis, casting, and 3D printing together addresses the challenges of lightweight design and enables the creation of an innovative design and manufacturing process that enhances performance and efficiency.

Webinars

Top Use Cases: nCode DesignLife

Presentation introducing a few of the top use cases for the durability software, nCode DesignLife.

Customer Stories

Virtual Durability Process: Bringing Together MBD, FE and Fatigue

Simulation is indispensable within any product development organization. We at Altair believe this outright and you see that in the vision statement from our CEO, to radically change the way organizations design products and make decisions. Simulation driven design is applied at different stages of development, from concept stage to the final design tuning and validation. Optimization is an integral part of it, so your starting point is an optimal design.

Product Collateral

Engineering the Design Process for 3D Printing

3D printing is gripping the engineering community with large mass appeal. With a confluence of many factors like aggressive marketing, advancements in manufacturing processes, willingness and bold initiatives to reduce weight, the adoption phase has clearly crossed the chasm from early adopters to an early majority.

Product Collateral, Technical Papers

Fatigue Life from Sine-on-Random Excitation

Fatigue life prediction of structures whose natural frequencies lie near the frequencies of the input loading requires the stress results from dynamic analyses. These analyses can be performed in either the time or the frequency domains depending on the nature or the loading. This presentation will outline the approaches available for fatigue life prediction using Altair OptiStruct and APA product, nCode DesignLife for both time and frequency based dynamic analyses. The strengths, weaknesses and assumptions of each approach will be presented, along with typical applications enabling the user to select the proper technique for their particular use case.

ATC Presentations

Fatigue, Composites & Optimization: Themes for Partner Presentations at the Americas Altair Technology Conference

Americas ATC 2015 had one of the highest attendance in history, with about 750+ users in a span of 3 days attending workshops and presentations. Close to half the number of partners from the APA were present to interact with customers and showcase their technologies. Sridhar highlights the key points covered in the presentations.

ATC Presentations, Brochures, Presentations, Technical Papers

Partner Spotlight: HBM-nCode

Mr. Chris Lewis, Global Partner Manager at HBM-nCode, discusses durability and fatigue software, DesignLife, available through the Altair Partner Alliance.

Brochures, Product Collateral

Fatigue Analysis with Complex Loading in DesignLife

During this session, attendees will learn how to use nCode DesignLife to model non-linear geometric loads, rotating loads and static pre-loads in combination with cyclic loads. **Please note you will need a login to Altair Connect to view the recording.

Webinars

Fatigue Analysis with Non-linear Geometric Loading

This web-based tutorial will provide an introduction for performing fatigue analysis in nCode DesignLife on structures that have non-linear geometry loading. **Please note you will need a login to Altair Connect to view the recording.

Webinars

DesignLife Showcase Video

Introductory video to DesignLife, durability and fatigue analysis software by HBM-nCode.

Videos

Smart Multiphysics: Optimizing Fatigue Life by Automating Sequential Simulation using Altair HyperWorks and nCode DesignLife

Webinars

New Methods for Assesing the Durability of Adhesive Bonds Introduced in nCode DesignLife

Methods for assessing the durability of adhesive bonds in lightweight vehicle structures available in version 8 of nCode.

Technical Papers

Altair Partner Alliance Offers Flexibility and Enhancements in Development Process at Manufacturer of Interconnect Products

Amphenol is one of the largest manufacturers of interconnect products in the world. The company designs, manufactures, and markets electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors, coaxial and flat-ribbon cable, and interconnect systems. Amphenol was able to use HyperWorks and the APA to access software encompassing the entire development process, all within one platform.

Customer Stories

Van-Rob Expands the Scope of Its Projects, Saves Time and Money, Using Altair Partner Alliance Software in Designing Automotive Assemblies

Van-Rob, a tier-one automotive supplier headquartered in Aurora, Ontario, designs and manufactures metal stampings, modular welded assemblies, structural welded assemblies, and mechanical assemblies. Van-Rob needed upgraded its durability and fatigue technology to satisfy customer demand, but infrequent use made it difficult to justify cost. Altair’s APA licensing model allowed Van-Rob to use nCode DesignLife for durability analysis without needing to spend resources on additional licensing.

Customer Stories

Whirlpool Optimizes Design Problems and Significantly Cuts Prototyping Time and Cost

Case study on Whirlpool India’s usage of the Altair Partner Alliance

Customer Stories

NetShape Gains End-to-End Solution Capabilities by Adopting Altair Partner Alliance Suite

Success story on NetShape India's usage of the Altair Partner Alliance to scale-up capabilities while cutting software cost.

Customer Stories

Success Story: Dana Holding Corporation Increases Flexibility while Reducing Software Costs

Dana engineers increased their productivity and efficiency by gaining access to the APA suite of applications.

Customer Stories

Multimatic Engages Altair Partner Alliance to Boost Business and Extend Analysis of Its Automotive Systems

As challenges to the auto industry became more complex, Multimatic needed to adopt new software tools to offer a broader range of component and system analyses. By accessing the APA suite of software, they were able to expand their capabilities and complete simulation work in a faster and more complete fashion, thus helping customers mitigate risk in their system designs.

Customer Stories