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Optimal Design Exploration Using Global Response Surface Method: Rail Crush

As design exploration and optimization methods have become commonly accepted across a range of industries, such as aerospace,
automotive or oil and gas, they are frequently utilized as standard practice to efficiently produce designs and aid critical engineering decisions. The widespread acceptance

Customer Stories

Failure Criteria for Stamping Analysis in RADIOSS

In this paper, several failure criteria are compared in their ability to predict necking point and failure propagation during a forming process. The paper has been presented at the 2014 IDDRG Conference in Paris, France.

Customer Stories

Luxon Engineering Applies Optimization-driven Design to Motocross Components

The motorcycles used in motocross racing demand light weight and high strength components in order to gain a performance advantage over the competition. In this video testimonial Billy Wight, President of Luxon Engineering, presents a case study o...

Customer Stories, Video Testimonials

HardMarque

HardMarque coupled topology optimization with additive manufacturing to conceptualize and refine the design of a piston. The final piston design is 23.5% lighter than the original design. 

Customer Stories

SEGULA Technologies optimizes its enterprise IT investment using Altair’s software asset optimization solution

Industry
Engineering Service Provider

Challenge
Need to handle and monitor a very large variety of commercial software licenses and to optimize the software usage.

Altair Solution
License monitoring delivering information about the actual scope of software usage with Altair’s SAO solution,

Customer Stories

Race Face

Race Face redesigned a bicycle crank using generative design and finite element analysis. The concept design process yielded a part with increased stiffness and strength without increasing the weight of the part.

Customer Stories

Reducing Weld Distortion by 93% with HyperStudy

Gestamp Tallent Ltd is a world class designer, developer and manufacturer of cutting edge, chassis structural and suspension products, body in white structures, modules and systems for the automotive industry. Gestamp used the BMW MINI front subfr...

Customer Stories

Scania Customer Story

Squeak and rattle phenomena are studied in the automotive industry in an attempt to reduce the cabin noise and as a result, give a better ride quality and comfort to occupants. In the case of Scania’s Cabin Development Department, this kind of sim...

Customer Stories, Videos

HyperWorks provides flexibility and agility to development processes of Engineering Services Provider Beta Epsilon

Beta Epsilon designs racing cars and offers engineering. Beta Epsilon offers component and vehicle meshing, FEA analysis of metal and composite components, crash test simulation, optimization, and CFD simulation. Beta Epsilon uses HyperMesh, OptiS...

Customer Stories

Reducing Weight and Maximising Fuel Efficiency of a Formula Student Car with OptiStruct

Durham University Electric Motorsport (DUEM), are a UK-based team of students who design, build and race electric vehicles. In this project, DUEM wanted to demonstrate how they have applied the latest weight saving technology to achieve a faster, ...

Customer Stories

HyperWorks Virtual Wind Tunnel on Cray: Benchmarks and Recommended Configurations

With Altair’s HyperWorks Virtual Wind Tunnel running on Cray XC30 or CS300 systems, manufacturers of all sizes can now predict a vehicle’s external aerodynamic performance without the need for numerous physical wind tunnel tests. This document inc...

Customer Stories

BASF Enlightens the Auto Industry

Continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite and virtual simulation technology enables BASF to develop an innovative and cost-neutral seat pan that is 45% lighter than its predecessor.

By Beverly A. Beckert
Concept To Reality Winter 2013 a href="http://www.altair.com/

Customer Stories

Simulation Tools: Driving the Future of Design

The Clemson University Deep Orange 3 program introduced future engineers to analysis software, enabling them to develop a novel sports car concept architecture.

By Dr. Paul Venhovens
Concept To Reality Winter 2013

Customer Stories

When Engineering Intuition is Not Enough

A new technology helps design engineers quickly create dramatically lighter structures — and better understand the effects of material placement in whatever they’re developing.

Customer Stories

Toyota Motorsport

Controlling Software Costs with Altair’s Software Asset Optimization System

TMG chose Altair’s Software Asset Optimization (SAO) system to address this problem. SAO (Software Asset Optimization) enables the user easy and efficient access of the actual software usage of existing lic

Customer Stories

Success Story: M.TEC

M.TEC Engineering Continues to Benefit and Yield New Business Due to Advantages of the Altair Partner Alliance (APA)

Customer Stories

Polaris Reduces Weight of Snowmobile Structures Up to 40% with solidThinking Inspire and OptiStruct

Polaris, based in Roseau, Minn., is a
renowned manufacturer of snowmobiles,
and its Snowmobile Chassis Structures
Group is engaged in design and testing that supports three different platform teams with chassis solutions for each set of requirements. Computer-based design and finite element (FE)

Customer Stories

Dana Adopts Altair’s SimLab to Automate Meshing of Powertrain Models with Dramatic Time Savings

Dana Holding Corporation is a world
leader in driveline, sealing, and thermalmanagement
technologies that improve
fuel efficiency, reduce emissions and
lower the cost of ownership in passenger,
commercial and off-highway vehicles.
Dana's 25,000 employees operate in
27 countries within a netwo

Customer Stories

CFD Advances Racing Bike Performance

Highly automated computational fluid dynamics (CFD) workflows enable the discovery of flow behaviors, improving wheel aerodynamics.

Mathew N. Godo, Ph.D. and David Corson, Ph.D.
Concept To Reality Summer / Fall 2012 a href="http://www.altair.com/MagazineFreeSubscription.aspx

Customer Stories

Simulation: The Connection between Speed and Safety in Racing

Chassis manufacturer relies on simulation and optimization to develop the fastest – and safest – race cars on today’s circuits.

By Luca Pignacca
Concept To Reality Summer / Fall 2012 Subscribe to C2R Magazine

Customer Stories

Altair BUSolutions

Developing the World’s First Series Hydraulic Hybrid Bus

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requires modern transit bus systems to provide more efficient services across America. Currently, U.S. public bus transit authorities are subsidized to meet operating budgets with Stat

Customer Stories

OPEL

Improving Design Productivity through Automation

OPEL identified the design process of engine mount systems as a candidate for a process automation solution. As an objective, NVH engineers had to be able to generate input decks even without detailed load case information. Knowledge

Customer Stories

Tallent Automotive

Customized Solutions to Reduce Chassis Mass by 25%

To meet the growing demands for lightweight, fuel efficient vehicles, Tallent Automotive required a more automated method to produce minimum mass sheet metal chassis components which took performance targets and manufacturing const

Customer Stories

HyperWorks helps to improve development processes at F.S. Fehrer Automotive GmbH

F.S. Fehrer Automotive GmbH in Kitzingen is using the HyperWorks Suite to develop seat parts, form cushions and complete vehicle interior systems. The engineers use HyperWorks and especially RADIOSS for static and modal analysis. The seat of a veh...

Customer Stories

Altair® HyperWorks® and Product Design Consultation at Force Protection

At Force Protection Inc. Altair HyperWorks and Product Design work together to increase CAE throughput and improve survivability prediction in a new class of military vehicles built for unconventional warfare.

Customer Stories

Where Is Your Performance Data?

A new data management system lets engineers easily manage, share and leverage simulation and test data.

Customer Stories

Putting Simulation Muscle Behind a Sporty Concept Car

Optimization technology delivers innovative suspension design for Alfa Romeo's sleek concept car.

Customer Stories

HyperWorks at Wagon Automotive: Speeding Development Time While Cutting Prototype Costs

Wagon Automotive, a system and module supplier of components to major car builders,
sought ways to accelerate product development and reduce prototyping costs while maintaining high quality.
Adopting the HyperWorks suite of advanced CAE tools enabled the company to achieve both those goals.
Wagon

Customer Stories

HyperWorks CAE Process Automation Accelerates Product Development at Scania

Scania chose HyperWorks – the Engineering Framework for Product Design – to automate the assembly process of virtual truck models for finite-element (FE) simulations. The new process significantly increased simulation efficiency and robustness, which are especially critical to
Scania’s truck-custom

Customer Stories

SmartCore optimizes fleet management at Boyaca

Boyacá has been handling the daily delivery of newspapers and magazines in Spain for more than 35 years. Fulfillment of time schedules is essential for customer satisfaction and late deliveries can result in additional costs. Boyacá needed to have...

Customer Stories
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