Model-Based Development of Multi-Disciplinary Systems

Readily simulate complex products as systems-of-systems throughout your development cycle – from early concept design, to detailed design, then hardware testing (HIL). Combine mechanical models with electrical models (in 0D, 1D, and/or 3D) to enable multi-disciplinary simulation and leverage automatic code-generation for embedded systems

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Model-Based Development of Multi-Disciplinary Systems

Model-Based Development of Multi-Disciplinary Systems

Readily simulate complex products as systems-of-systems throughout your development cycle – from early concept design, to detailed design, then hardware testing (HIL). Combine mechanical models with electrical models (in 0D, 1D, and/or 3D) to enable multi-disciplinary simulation and leverage automat

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Multi-Physics Design and Optimization of a Complex Radar System

Multi-Physics Design and Optimization of a Complex Radar System

Today, most products are complex mechatronic combinations of advanced technologies, mixing electrical parts with controllers and embedded software. To efficiently manage innovative products, organizations are turning to a Model-Based Development approach for concept studies, control design, multi-do

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Flat Panel Post-Buckling Analysis with Implicit Method using OptiStruct

Flat Panel Post-Buckling Analysis with Implicit Method using OptiStruct

Many commercial aircraft are designed so that fuselage skins can elastically buckle below limit load and continue to operate safely and efficiently. This design regime makes for a very lightweight semi-monocoque structure compared to a non-buckling design. Therefore, predicting the local buckling, p

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Altair Embed Target Hardware Supported

Altair Embed Target Hardware Supported

Target hardware support for Altair Embed™: TI: F28x, MSP430, ARM Cortex M3 Arduino: Atmel ST Micro: STM32F3

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Altair SimSolid Technology Overview

Altair SimSolid Technology Overview

An overview of the theoretical foundation of SimSolid, including mathematical background, computer implementation, and positioning among numerical methods.

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Design and characterization of refractive secondary optical elements for a point-focus Fresnel lens-based high CPV system

Design and characterization of refractive secondary optical elements for a point-focus Fresnel lens-based high CPV system

Point-focus Fresnel lens-based High Concentrator Photovoltaic (HCPV) systems are usually equipped with refractive secondary optical elements (SOE) in order to improve their performance. Two basic SOE designs are optically modeled and simulated in this work: Domed-Kaleidoscope (D-K) with breaking-sym

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Magnet Weight Minimization of PMM over Multiple Operating Points

Magnet Weight Minimization of PMM over Multiple Operating Points

Magnet Weight Minimization of Electric Traction Interior Permanent Magnet Motor Over Multiple Operating Points This paper describes the process of using Altair tools such as Flux for synchronous permanent magnet motor EM FEA analysis and HyperStudy to minimize the weight of the NdFeB magnets of a

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Simulation-Driven Design: Solving the Geometry Problem

Simulation-Driven Design: Solving the Geometry Problem

One of the challenges of simulation is that geometry of CAD and traditional FEA are different, necessitating time consuming simplification work to define the mesh and resulting in losses in accuracy. Altair SimSolid takes a different approach, analyzing fully featured CAD assemblies directly wit

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Maximizing the joint strength of a clinching process using AFDEX and HyperStudy

Maximizing the joint strength of a clinching process using AFDEX and HyperStudy

In this white paper, a suitable FE model of a joining process(clinching) is built using the metal forming simulator AFDEX and then the process is optimized using the multidisciplinary optimization software HyperStudy from Altair.

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White Paper: Using Virtual Operator-in-the-Loop Analysis to Avoid Market Rejection at the Earliest Stages of Cab Design

White Paper: Using Virtual Operator-in-the-Loop Analysis to Avoid Market Rejection at the Earliest Stages of Cab Design

Through an extensive digital human modeling environment that has been used to accurately predict many aspects of human performance, Santos technologies can be used to improve and optimize cab designs.

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Release Notes: nCode DesignLife 2018.0.3

Release Notes: nCode DesignLife 2018.0.3

See what's new in the latest version of nCode DesignLife.

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Ultra-Fast High-Fidelity Computational Fluid Dynamics on GPUs for Automotive Aerodynamics

Ultra-Fast High-Fidelity Computational Fluid Dynamics on GPUs for Automotive Aerodynamics

In this white paper, we present the innovative commercial GPU-based Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solver Altair ultraFluidX. This work features simulations of the DrivAer model, a generic, publicly available vehicle geometry that was developed by the Chair of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics at

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Topology Optimization and Casting Feasibility of a Robot Arm

Topology Optimization and Casting Feasibility of a Robot Arm

Oftentimes, in the design of a casting, suboptimal structural concepts are developed which at the same time are not castable, requiring multiple and time-consuming design iterations. This paper describes a process to generate both structurally efficient and also castable parts, while reducing the ov

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Testing Aerial Ladders in FEA: Wind Load Standard Equation vs CFD Wind Tunnel Analysis

Testing Aerial Ladders in FEA: Wind Load Standard Equation vs CFD Wind Tunnel Analysis

To design and build an aerial ladder for a firetruck, the engineer needs to accurately determine the working loads the ladder will encounter. Some of these can be easy to interpret such as the weight of the firefighter in the basket at the end of the ladder, or the weight of the water being supplied

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Snap-Fit Optimization for Achieving Desired Insertion and Retention Forces

Snap-Fit Optimization for Achieving Desired Insertion and Retention Forces

Snap-fits are ubiquitous engineering features used to quickly and inexpensively assemble plastic parts. The geometric, material, and contact nonlinearities associated with snap-fit problems can present modeling challenges. Quasi-static solutions with explicit solvers are commonly used to analyze sna

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Seat Design for Crash in the Cloud

Seat Design for Crash in the Cloud

The benefit of design exploration and optimization is understood and accepted by engineers but the required intensive computational resources have been a challenge for their adoption into the design process. The HyperWorks Unlimited (HWUL) appliance provides an effective solution to these challenges

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Fast contact method for speeding up solving finite element problems involving non-linear contact behavior

Fast contact method for speeding up solving finite element problems involving non-linear contact behavior

For large aerospace assemblies in finite element (FE) analysis problems, contact interaction between the surrounding bodies has to be established to simulate the load transferred between the components, like aircraft engine carrying bracket assemblies, spigots assemblies etc., and understand the eff

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Design Optimization for Additive Manufacturing in OptiStruct with consideration of Overhang Angle in Topology Optimization

Design Optimization for Additive Manufacturing in OptiStruct with consideration of Overhang Angle in Topology Optimization

This paper gives a technical review and guidelines for positioning the current capabilities. Note that the following uses OptiStruct version v2018. There have been some changes to the discussed algorithms compared to previous versions. Generally, version 2017.2.3 can be used to reproduce all the pre

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Multiphysics Design Optimization Using an Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis

Multiphysics Design Optimization Using an Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis

Optimal design methods involving the coupling of fluid and structural solutions are a topic of active research; particularly for aerospace applications. The paper presents a coupled fluid and structure approach to topology optimization using two commercial finite element solutions; AcuSolve and Opt

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Antenna Placement Optimization for Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications

Antenna Placement Optimization for Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications

Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology has the potential to significantly enhance driver safety. The type, placement, and orientation of V2V antennas all affect the performance of the communication system. Simulation software for high frequency electromagnetics can be used to analyze the farfield effec

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Fully Polarimetric Analysis of Wireless Connectivity for Smart Home and IoT Applications

Fully Polarimetric Analysis of Wireless Connectivity for Smart Home and IoT Applications

This white paper presents a study of wireless connectivity of electronic devices in the Wi-Fi band. For accuracy, the analysis will use the full polarimetric information for each device’s antenna pattern. The study focuses on wireless connectivity between lamps and light switches in an indoor enviro

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Magnet Weight Minimization of Electric Traction Interior Permanent Magnet Motor Over Multiple Operating Points

Magnet Weight Minimization of Electric Traction Interior Permanent Magnet Motor Over Multiple Operating Points

This paper describes the process of using Altair tools such as Flux for synchronous permanent magnet motor EM FEA analysis and HyperStudy to minimize the weight of the NdFeB magnets of a typical IPM motor for electric traction application such as the IPM motor of the Toyota Prius 2010.

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MIMO System Simulation in WinProp

MIMO System Simulation in WinProp

This white paper presents and discusses practical examples of communication simulations involving Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) technology. Two workflows exist for MIMO simulations in WinProp; this note discusses the workflows, and presents an example with relevant results for each.

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Non-Linear Optimization of Suspension Link for Optimal Performance using Altair’s OptiStruct and HyperWorks

Non-Linear Optimization of Suspension Link for Optimal Performance using Altair’s OptiStruct and HyperWorks

In recent times there is a high demand for lightweight automotive components which will reduce oil consumption and emissions. The components that are under non-linear load conditions would need optimization techniques that would yield a design which satisfies all performance targets and at the same

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Using NovaFlow&Solid to Simulate Filters

Using NovaFlow&Solid to Simulate Filters

Simulate pressed filters, foam filters, and a combination of foam and extruded filters with NovaFlow&Solid.

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Amphyon Version 1.4 Documentation

Amphyon Version 1.4 Documentation

Installation, overview, assessment, simulation, theory of assessment, theory of simulation, and third-party licenses.

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Paradigm Change in Design-Related Simulation

Paradigm Change in Design-Related Simulation

This paper revisits design-related simulation, namely tools relevant for usage by designers in the design process are discussed.

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Simulation Based Concept Design

Simulation Based Concept Design

Simulation Driven Design initiatives have delivered part of the value promised by the original vision. However, unrealized value still remains in the application of conceptual simulation.

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Friction Stir Welding: A Manufacturing Process as Trendy as it is Reliable

Friction Stir Welding: A Manufacturing Process as Trendy as it is Reliable

Friction Stir Welding is a relatively recent solid-state welding process developed by Wayne Thomas in TWI and patented in 1991. This technology consists of the assembly of two similar or dissimilar materials using a rotating tool to ensure a mixing of the two materials.

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White Paper: Reduce Calculation Risk with Units-Aware Math Software

White Paper: Reduce Calculation Risk with Units-Aware Math Software

Simply by using units-aware calculation software throughout a technical analysis, you eliminate unit conversion errors and provide a check on the physical validity of your equations. This saves time, removes a source of frustration and increases the reliability of your analyses.

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White Paper: Calculation Management Software for Chemical Engineers

White Paper: Calculation Management Software for Chemical Engineers

This whitepaper examines how chemical engineers use Maple™ for calculation management, transforming what would otherwise be isolated analyses into an intellectual asset.

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White Paper: Linking System Requirements with Product Performance for Design Balance

White Paper: Linking System Requirements with Product Performance for Design Balance

XLDyn® allows the product engineer to develop and track requirements associated with different verification methods, so the current project status is always available. In addition, XLDyn® has fully integrated system level Design of Experiments (DoE) that provides valuable design guidance to select

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What

What's New - Maple 2017

Highlights and new features in the latest release of Maple from Maplesoft.

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CAD Toolbox by Maplesoft: Tutorial

CAD Toolbox by Maplesoft: Tutorial

In this tutorial, you will build a slider-crank mechanism from a .step file by performing the following tasks: - Import the CAD drawing - Group parts into a sub-assembly - Add Coords and then import the CAD subsystems into MapleSim - Build the slider-crank - Simulate the model

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What

What's New - MapleSim 2017

The MapleSimTM 2017 family of products offers new and improved model development and analysis tools, expands your modeling scope, introduces new deployment options, and strengthens toolchain connectivity.

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An Efficient Workflow for Composite Design & Analysis Using LAP, CoDA & Laminate Tools with HyperMesh

An Efficient Workflow for Composite Design & Analysis Using LAP, CoDA & Laminate Tools with HyperMesh

The task is to define optimal composite material and laminate property data, using HyperMesh in combination with Anaglyph’s composites design and analysis software tools.

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Tutorials: ProteusDS

Tutorials: ProteusDS

Comprehensive ProteusDS tutorials on everything from creating a project to using the ballast tank feature.

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Manufacturing Chain Modeling with Virfac® Using HyperMesh

Manufacturing Chain Modeling with Virfac® Using HyperMesh

Running simulations before production is often a credo for many industries using manufacturing processes like welding, machining, heat treatment, etc. Virfac®, which stands for Virtual Factory, is the perfect tool to predict, anticipate and optimize the thermal & mechanical behavior of the workpiece

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Multi-physics Electric Motor Optimization for Noise Reduction

Multi-physics Electric Motor Optimization for Noise Reduction

In an electric machine, the torque is generated by electromagnetic forces which also create some parasitic vibrations of the stator. These vibrations excite the mechanical structure on which the motor is fixed and generate sound. When designing the electric machine, this aspect has to be taken into

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White Paper: Virtual Commissioning with a Model-Driven Digital Twin

White Paper: Virtual Commissioning with a Model-Driven Digital Twin

As demands on product requirements increase, the inherent design risks can pose significant problems, threatening the success and reputation of those trying to keep pace. To mitigate this risk, the technique of virtual commissioning (VC) promises to reduce the significant delays and costs associated

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