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Schlumberger Eclipse Integration White Paper and How-To Guide

The Schlumberger ECLIPSE software family offers the industry’s most complete and robust set of reservoir simulation software. In response to user requests, Altair has collaborated with Schlumberger to deliver a tightly integrated version of ECLIPS...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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At the origins of delamination stresses - Free edge analysis gives insight

When you make a tensile test for [±45/0/90]s and [90/±45/0]s laminates you may observe different failure strengths. This may seem first surprising since the laminates are basically the same - only the stacking sequence is different, which should n...

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ADAS Simulation Under Severe Vibrations

Automotive radars are becoming standard equipment on vehicles. Their purpose is to adjust the distance between vehicles and/or alert the driver when dangerous situations arise. Several antenna architectures are used to cover the different safety f...

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Numerical Methods in FEKO

FEKO offers a wide spectrum of numerical methods and hybridizations, each suitable to a specific range of applications. Hybridization of numerical methods allows large and complex EM problems to be solved.

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FEKO for Rotorcraft

FEKO is well-suited for rotorcraft electromagnetic applications including antenna placement, rotor blade modulation, co-site interference,
electromagnetic interference (EMI), electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and radar cross section (RCS).

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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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Radar Cross Section of Aircraft with Engine Inlets

At radar frequencies, 1GHz and above, asymptotic methods are usually preferred to calculate the radar cross section (RCS) of targets like aircraft, since the main parts of the target are more than an order of magnitude larger than the wavelength. ...

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Microstrip Bandpass Filter

A microstrip bandpass filter is modeled in FEKO to determine its S-parameters.

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IoT in Development and Production

Buzzwords such as IoT and Digital Twin are not new to
the digital world. They have been gaining momentum in development and production discussions as the digital transformation of production becomes more relevant. But how is it possible to truly integrate the internet of things in development and

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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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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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CFRP Electronics Housing for a Satellite (ESA 2005)

The drive for continuous mass reductions in spacecraft structures has promoted the use of carbon fibre reinforced plastics. CFRP has excellent specific stiffness and strength, which makes it possible to construct lightweight structures. CFRP is ty...

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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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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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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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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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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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Design Optimization Of A Composite Car Body

This paper describes how a carbon fiber reinforced plastic body of a future city car was optimized to minimize weight. The frame includes numerous parts, some of which have a simple constant laminate structure and some are more complex having addi...

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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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