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Fluid - Structure Interaction Analysis and Optimization of an Automotive Component

This paper discusses the behavior of a flexible flap at the rear end of a generic car model under
aerodynamic loads. A strong bidirectional coupling between the flap’s deflection and the flow
field exists which requires this system to be simulated in a coupled fluid-structure manner.

Customer Stories, Technical Papers

Is Excel Hindering Your Engineering Projects?

Dedicated mathematical software like Maple provides a state-of-the-art environment for advanced engineering calculations.

Technical Papers

Efficient Design and Analysis of Airborne Radomes

Technical Papers

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...

ATC Presentations, Brochures, Presentations, Technical Papers

From Manufacturing to Design Validation

The Altair Partner Alliance's Technical Director reflects on proper design validation when it comes to fiber reinforced plastics.

Product Collateral, Technical Papers

CAEfatigue SAE Paper

Technical paper discussing advances relating to fatigue calculations for combined random and deterministic loads.

Product Collateral, Technical Papers

Optimization Drive Design - A Desktop Engineering Sponsored Report

Optimize every stage of product development with an integrated workflow that democratizes simulation and analysis. In this Desktop Engineering sponsored report Altair's vision for product optimization is analyzed

Technical Papers

Basic NovaFlow&Solid Step by Step Tutorial

Step by step tutorial to help new users of NovaFlow&Solid get started.

Technical Papers

Optimizing Cooling Passages in Turbine Blades

Turbine blades have internal passages that provide cooling during operation in a high
temperature engine. The design of the cooling passages is critical to achieve near uniform
temperature of the blade during operation. The temperature of the blade is dependent on the thermal properties of the bla

Technical Papers

Comments on the Testing and Management of Plastics Material Data

Presentation delivered by Hubert Lobo at the CARHS Automotive CAE Grand Challenge in Hanau, Germany. This presentation reviewed our latest findings related to volumetric yield in polymers and its relationship to failure, as well as the material da...

Technical Papers

The Most Common Mistakes Engineers Make In Thermal Modeling

Engineers and designers are increasingly relying on modeling solutions to prototype, test, prove and experiment as a means to more accurately predict how a built vehicle or other application will respond to various thermal conditions. While these ...

Technical Papers

Benchmark Study: Optimized Drop Testing with Dell, Intel and Altair

Dell, Intel and Altair have collaborated to analyze a virtual drop test solution with integrated simulation and optimization analysis, delivering proven gains in speed and accuracy.

Technical Papers

Weld Distortion Optimisation using HyperStudy

Distortion induced in parts due to the cooling of welds complicates automated manufacturing lines in the automotive industry. The resulting deformation leads to additional investment such as end of line machining to correct affected assemblies. Ut...

Technical Papers

Streamlining Aerodynamic CFD Analyses

External aerodynamic simulations using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) are well established tools in the product development process for the automotive and aerospace industries. CFD simulation technology helps engineers to understand the physic...

Technical Papers

An Integrated Approach to Workload & Cluster Management: The HPE Performance Cluster Manager (HPCM) PBS Professional Connector

This paper describes the integration between Altair’s PBS Professional and HPE Performance Cluster Manager (HPCM), explaining how the concept of a "connector" unites these two tools to simplify cluster setup and job execution, and providing instru...

Technical Papers

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

Optimization Centers - A Systematic Deployment of Structural Optimization in Large Enterprises

An optimization center is a centralized structure within an OEM which allow for strategic execution of optimization within the product concept and development processes. This paper discusses how optimization centers work and can be created to fit ...

Technical Papers

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...

Technical Papers

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....

Technical Papers

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...

Technical Papers

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.

Technical Papers

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.

Articles

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...

Technical Papers

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...

Technical Papers

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...

Technical Papers

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 ...

Technical Papers

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...

Technical Papers

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...

Technical Papers

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,...

Technical Papers

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...

Technical Papers

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 ...

Technical Papers

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...

Technical Papers

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...

Technical Papers

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 ...

Technical Papers

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 ...

Technical Papers

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 ...

Technical Papers

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

Technical Papers

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...

Technical Papers

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...

Technical Papers

The Importance of Software License Server Monitoring

In electronic design automation (EDA) and other areas of computer-aided design (CAD) that utilize expensive software tools, centralization of license servers has become the norm. High software asset utilization is achieved by sharing a common pool...

Technical Papers, White Papers
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