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Daimler - Calculation of Optimal Damping Placement in a Vehicle Interior

One of the most difficult jobs of a NVH Analyst is to sift through a seemingly endless set of results and find the key conclusions that will improve a design. Different assumptions and different subsets of data can give very different conclusions....

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Applications of Advanced Composite Simulation and Design Optimization

Usage of fiber reinforced composite material entered an new era when leading aircraft OEMs took an unprecedented step to design and manufacture essentially full composite airframe for commercial airliners. Composite structures offer unmatched desi...

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Scheduling Jobs Onto Intel® Xeon Phi™ Using PBS Professional

Working closely with Intel, Altair has ensured that PBS Professional supports the Intel® Xeon Phi™ architecture targeting high performance computing applications. This paper describes the basic and advanced configurations of PBS Professional for scheduling jobs onto Intel Xeon Phi devices.

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Getting the Right Design, Getting the Design Right

Conceptual design technologies impact product development.Product development is a delicate process of
balancing exciting and functional design with innovative and sound engineering. The market’s most popular products are those that get the right design and get the design right.

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A Comprehensive Process for Composite Design Optimisation

Composite structures offer unmatched design potential as laminate material properties can be tailored almost continuously throughout the structure. Moreover, composite laminate can be manufactured to fit the ideal shape of a structure for aerodyna...

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Fast Tracking Rail Vehicle Design

Bombardier Transportation UK offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse rail vehicle portfolios in the world. The strategy is one of continuous development that provides the most effective and cost-efficient rail solutions for today and the ...

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Composite Optimisation of a Formula One Front Wing

This paper will show the application of a 3-stage approach to designing the optimum composite structure for a front wing on a Formula One car using Altair OptiStruct 9.0 Continual development of aerodynamic components is normal practice in the wor...

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Hawk T Mk2 - Arrestor Barrier (BAN MK2) Engagement Analysis

As the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) Design Authority for Aircraft Arrestor Barrier Nets, AmSafe products are used to stop aircraft from over-running the end of the runway. The British Arrestor Net (BAN) Mk2 is suspended across the runway over-run ...

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The Use of MBD Modelling Techniques in the Design and Development of a Suspension System

This paper describes the use of Multi-body Dynamics (MBD) modelling techniques in the design and development of a suspension system for a novel autonomous vehicle. The general approach and philosophy is described, whereby MBD techniques are used i...

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Targeting Composite Wing Performance – Optimising the Composite Lay-Up Design

This paper shows how Altair OptiStruct, part of the HyperWorks suite, is used to provide a complete solution when designing with laminated composites, taking the design through concept stages to producing the final ply lay-up sequence. The technol...

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Application of Optimisation Tools to the Design of Advanced Carbon Fibre Bicycle: FACTOR 001

FACTOR 001 is the result of a creative project by BERU f1systems to explore the transfer of design approaches, technology and materials from Formula One to a groundbreaking training bicycle. The design brief did not require the bicycle to comply w...

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Evolutionary Design in Chassis Technology

This paper details the use of the Thyssenkrupp eDICT process for the design of sheet metal chassis components. eDICT (evolutionary design in chassis technology) is an innovative structured process flow for the design of optimal structures. eDICT u...

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Automotive Modal Testing Support and CAE Correlation Using Altair HyperWorks

To derive the natural frequencies and mode shapes of a given structure, the test Engineer has to decide on excitation positions that will efficiently excite all the modes of the structure in the frequency range of interest. Excitation positions ar...

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The CAE Driven Safety Development Process of the New Ford Fiesta

The new Fiesta is about premium feel of a larger car, delivers a new level of safety, driving quality and efficiency. The new Fiesta will be a great contribution towards sustainability and cost effective motoring. The first thing to notice is the ...

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HUMOS - An FE Model for Advanced Safety and Comfort Assessments

Biomechanics modelling is becoming increasingly accepted as a tool for enhance assessment of vehicle safety, in particular in the field of injury assessment and virtual testing. Firstly, a generic RADIOSS model for safety applications (HUMOS2) is ...

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Delivering Innovation and Intelligence in Product Design

Packaging designers must constantly inject innovations to attract consumers in a constantly evolving and highly competitive market. Keeping ahead of the competition by bringing new and exciting products to market faster whilst maintaining quality,...

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The Application of Process Automation and Optimisation in the Rapid Development of New Passenger Vehicles at SAIC Motor

As a relatively young automotive company, SAIC Motor has drawn on the expertise of its UK Technical Centre to help in its objective to bring a new range of vehicles to market in an aggressive time frame. CAE has formed an integral part in doing th...

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Rapid Airbag Folding Technique for Side Curtain Airbag

TECOSIM has developed techniques which can shorten the folding & packaging process time to a few hours and still achieve the essential airbag deployment performance. We will present methods which rapidly fold a free mesh and allow for rapid shape ...

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Multi-Disciplinary Design of an Aircraft Landing Gear with Altair HyperWorks

NAFEMS invited several software vendors to a roundtable in 2007 to demonstrate their best processes in the design of a
realistic aircraft landing gear system. (Figure 1). The emphasis was on simulation processes that can make problem solving innovative, accurate and efficient. This paper explains t

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Simulating the Suspension Response of a High Performance Sports Car

The use of CAE software tools as part of the design process for mechanical systems in the automotive industry is now commonplace. This paper highlights the use of Altair HyperWorks to assess and then optimize the performance of a McLaren Automotiv...

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Unilever - An Advanced Method for Optimizing Packaging Design

Consumer product packaging designers are faced with conflicting requirements throughout the development process. Good pack aesthetics are vital for the success of the product, whilst unit costs must be minimized and suitability for stacking and tr...

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Defence or Civil Radar – it’s a Matter of Wave Propagation

Radar development was essentially motivated by military needs during the second world
war, where radar use founded dozens of applications for instance navigation, aircraft location, enemy ship detection, anti-collision, and weather forecast.

This white paper discusses the design challenges faced

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Reflector Antenna with Circular Horn Feed — Analyzed with Ray Launching Geometrical Optics (RL-GO)

FEKO includes several computational methods for the efficient analysis of different antenna types. Here, a large problem is solved with the
full-wave and asymptotic methods. Model decomposition is used to simulate the problem more efficiently.

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Radar Cross Section (RCS) Measurement and Simulation of Generic Simple Shapes

RCS targets including the NASA almond, ogive, double-ogive, cone-sphere and cone-sphere with gap were constructed and the RCS was simulated. Simulation data is compared to measured data in open literature.

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Anisogrid Payload Adaptor Structure For Vega Launcher

In the framework of a development project promoted by the European Space Agency (ESA/ESTEC), Airbus Defence & Space (EADS CASA Espacio, ECE) has designed, manufactured and tested a technology demonstrator representative of the payload adaptor (PLA...

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A Thin, Low-Profile Antenna Using a Novel High Impedance Ground Plane

The size of the antenna for a given application does not depend purely on the technology but on the laws of physics where the antenna size
with respect to the wavelength has the predominant influence on the radiation characteristics.

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Design-Optimization Of Cylindrical, Layered Composite Structures Using Efficient Laminate Parameterization

For many years, layered composites have proven essential for the successful design of high-performance space structures, such as launchers or satellites. A generic cylindrical composite structure for a launcher application was optimized with respe...

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Using Scorecards to Minimize Risk and Increase Revenue Opportunities

Scorecards are used by credit lenders to determine the creditworthiness of borrowers, and by marketers to better understand consumer interest in product or service offerings. To help make decisions about an applicant, data from 3rd-party providers...

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Cable Harness EMC/EMI: Cross Talk, Radiation, Interference & Susceptibility

Bundles of electrical cables in vehicles, aircraft, ships and buildings pose electromagnetic compatibility and interference challenges to the
electrical design engineer. Due to their lengths, they are more likely to radiate or pick up irradiation than many other electrical components
and systems.

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Probe-Fed Stacked Annular Ring Antenna

This example illustrates how a probe fed stacked annular ring antenna may be simulated in FEKO.

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Design-Optimization of a curved layered composite panel using efficient laminate parameterization

Layered composites have proven essential for the successful design of high-performance space structures. The aviation industry are increasingly using more and more layered composites within commercial aircraft, replacing traditional aluminum desig...

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Modern organic architecture with ESAComp

ESAComp software used for the preliminary laminate analysis, to evaluate the structural component behaviour along with the development of the joint system in the Varna Regional Library

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A shell facet model for preliminary design of cylindrical composite structures

The laminated composite lay-up design typically involves trade-offs between material selection, thickness of the layer, orientation of the layers, and the stacking sequence. Finding the right structural concept early in the design process leaves r...

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Preliminary design of a wing spar bonded joint PrintE-mail

Fast tools such as the ESAComp module for bonded joints can be very efficient in the preliminary design of various joint configurations. In this example we consider a tip loaded wing of a small aircraft or wind turbine blade. The wing spar carries...

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Transverse shear in Laminate Analysis

This paper describes the method for transverse shear analysis to be applied in the composites design program ESAComp. The correlation of the method to the formulations used in the commercial finite element programs is presented and the results fro...

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Using Experimental Test Data In The Analysis Of Laminated Structures

Composite material systems have relatively large variation in their measured properties. A typical approach in engineering problems is deterministic, however. Material stiffness and strength, for example, are described with single values in linear...

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Considering large deflections in panels - ESAComp 4.4 introduces nonlinear analysis

In composite panels with large support spans, deflections are primarily due to bending. Out-of-plane shear can also play a significant role in sandwich structures. While these deformation types are considered in the typically used linear static an...

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PROBABILISTIC LAMINATE ANALYSIS USING ESACOMP SOFTWARE

Engineering design problems include always
uncertainties such as variation in material properties or environment, incomplete statistical data to generate input, modelling and human errors. Yet, the design in general relies on single numbers obtained from engineering equations. In case of strength p

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Engineering oriented formulation for laminate lay-up optimization

The concept of elementary laminates is used to formulate the design problem for a
laminated composite structure. A parameterized laminate is divided into stacks with periodic patterns of elementary laminates. With elementary laminates desired regularity for the laminate lay-ups is achieved, which i

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ESAComp meets challenging marine applications

In this article we learn about ESAComp's role in the design-development of a carbon composite RIB "Rigid-hulled Inflatable Boat", the latest project from Dr. Luca Olivari, a naval architect, founder and owner of the Italian company Olivari Composi...

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