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Nonlinear Analysis Buyer's Guide

We created this guide to help managers of CAE budgets navigate the multifaceted decisions companies must make when choosing a nonlinear analysis software vendor. Additionally, we’ve compiled some tips and best practices for successfully managing t...

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Scaling Up Your Nonlinear Analysis Solver Throughput with HyperWorks Unlimited

In this webinar, you'll learn about OptiStruct's nonlinear analysis performance at scale as well as Altair's powerful and cost-efficient solutions for on-premise or virtual compute clusters.

Webinars

Fast Forward Your Nonlinear Analysis with OptiStruct

Simulate the effects of large displacements, material nonlinearity and advanced contacts with Altair OptiStruct™.

OptiStruct is the industry standard for the optimization of topology, composites, mechanisms and additive manufactured parts, but over the past three decades, it has evolved into a co

Webinars

Analysis Origins: OptiStruct

This article, featured in the October 2019 issue of NAFEMS BENCHMARK Magazine, chronicles the origins and legacy of OptiStruct, an early pioneer of simulation-driven design. Features quotes from Altair CEO Jim Scapa and other influential voices from the early days of Altair's history.

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Articles

10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do In Altair OptiStruct

You know Altair OptiStruct as the leader in topology optimization, but did you know that the use of OptiStruct for nonlinear structural analysis has been increasing rapidly at leading companies? Teams are benefiting from a modern solver technology...

Videos

Fast Forward Your Nonlinear Analysis with OptiStruct and HyperWorks Unlimited

Take home a modern nonlinear solver and state-of-the-art compute cluster to start revolutionizing your engineering decision-making on day one. Make agile design decisions, boost throughput, and reduce
time-to-market by combining the modern nonlinear solver capabilities of OptiStruct with Altair’s H

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Product Development with a Multi-attribute, Single Model Workflow

This presentation discusses an efficient work-flow for multiple attribute analysis and optimization using Altair HyperWorks CAE tools with the HyperMesh pre-processor and OptiStruct solver. A single finite element model has been built with all the...

ATC Presentations

Cost Optimization in Composite Structures

Cost optimization is a driving force in all fields of industry, with every manufacturer competing to provide a cost-effective solution to the end customer. The paper addresses how to perform an early-stage design of components with emphasis on cos...

Technical Papers

What’s the State of Nonlinear Simulation?

Engineering.com audience survey of
nonlinear simulation practices

Technical Papers

Five Common Mistakes made Running Topology Optimization

Topology optimization is an approach that optimizes the material distribution within a given design space, for a given set of loads and boundary conditions, to meet a set of performance targets. Using topology optimization at a concept level can h...

Articles

What's New in OptiStruct 2019

Find out what's new in Altair OptiStuct 2019, THE solver for linear and nonlinear analysis.

Webinars

Transformative Flight Transportation: Challenges Become Opportunities

Advances in energy storage, motor efficiency, and flight control systems have us on the potential cusp of a revolution in air mobility. This comes at a time when many traditional transportation infrastructures are saturated and new modes of mobil...

ATC Presentations

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-bucklin...

Technical Papers

Generative Design and Topology Optimization Report

This special report by engineering.com covers two of the most talked-about trends in the product design community today: Generative Design and Topology Optimization. These simulation techniques allow customers to design lightweight and performativ...

Technical Papers, Use Cases

Detailed Nonlinear Model for the Analysis of a Wind Turbine Pitch Bearing

Presentation by Aitor Fernandez, Mechanical Engineer at IK4-Tekniker.

The mechanical behavior and failure mechanisms of a wind turbine pitch bearing are very different from those of other bearings types designed for traditional applications. On the one hand, there is the effect of the low r

ATC Presentations, Videos

Fatigue with Optimization Example

Presentation by Hariprasad Gowda, OptiStruct Program Manager - Aerospace and Byung Soo Kang, Technical Specialist at Altair.

Fatigue capability within Altair OptiStruct supplemented by other HyperWorks suite of products enable users to carry out design optimization studies for Fatigue perform

ATC Presentations, Videos

Optimizing a Solar Car for Endurance and Energy Efficiency

Using Altair simulation software, Gurit supports Western Sydney University's Bridgestone World Solar Challenge team, helping them design the most efficient and aerodynamic
car possible, while ensuring driver safety
and adhering to class rules.

Customer Stories

An Efficient and Automated Design Strategy for Multi-physics E-Motor Development

This presentation introduces an application of a unique, highly automatic, multi-physics design strategy for E-motors, based on a current program at Mercedes-AMG GmbH. The strategy considers essential development requirements including electromagn...

ATC Presentations

Improving Children's Mobility with Simulation & 3D Printing

London based Andiamo is causing a revolution in the children’s orthotics industry. Digitally scanning provides highly accurate body models, without the distress caused from plaster moulds. Andiamo use Altair’s simulation technologies to design the...

Customer Stories

Introduction to OptiStruct

OptiStruct is an industry proven, modern structural analysis solver for linear and nonlinear problems under static and dynamic loadings. It is the market-leading solution for structural design and optimization.

Videos

OptiStruct: Enabling Simulation Driven Innovation

Watch this on-demand webinar to get a complete overview of the comprehensive, unique and innovative functionality of OptiStruct for structural analysis and optimization. Learn why OptiStruct is quickly becoming widely adopted as the structural sol...

Webinars

OptiStruct for Nonlinear Analysis: Comprehensive, Fast and Accurate Solutions, Modern Solver Architecture

This webinar will show you some of the nonlinear capabilities available in OptiStruct with a few use cases at a high level. The use cases include but are not limited to car body durability, powertrain durability, aerospace etc.

Webinars

OptiStruct for Structural Analysis: Not Just for Optimizations Anymore

Reprint of Engineering.com article on OptiStruct as a structural analysis tool with built-in optimization capabilities

Technical Papers

Speeding up Altair OptiStruct* Simulations with the Intel® SSD Data Center Family for PCIe*

Altair OptiStruct* provides engineers and designers with a unified solution from concept to final design by leveraging advanced analysis capabilities and novel, optimization-driven simulation. In this process, the simulation time for one optimizat...

Technical Papers

OptiStruct V14.0 Feature Presentations Demo Models

For each of the 70 new features in OptiStruct 14.0, there is an individual presentation and demo model.

Presentations

ATCx - OptiStruct: Modern Solver Technology for Innovative and Lightweight Design

Presentation on "OptiStruct: Modern Solver Technology for Innovative and Lightweight Design." This was presented by Warren Dias, Business Development Manager – OptiStruct, Altair at ATCx West on June 18, 2014.

ATC Presentations

Development of Carbon Fibre Floor Structure for the NIO Electric SUV

NIO are a global automotive startup producing electric vehicles for the China market. Our second vehicle, the ES6, was unveiled in December 2018 in Shanghai. It features a lightweight carbon fibre rear floor body structure, which will become the f...

ATC Presentations

Solving Problems in Product Design in Aerospace

Robert Fox, Engineering Associate Fellow at Rolls-Royce presents at the UK Altair Technology Conference 2019.

This presentation provides some background on Rolls-Royce products and how CAE has changed the way in which such complex products are certified as being safe to fly. The presentation then

ATC Presentations

SOGECLAIR Aerospace Employs HyperWorks to Optimize Additively Manufactured Aircraft Components: Topology optimization of a large engine pylon structure

To find new development and manufacturing approach to reduce weight while ensuring safety, HyperWorks offers SOGECLAIR Aerospace an innovative, streamlined development environment with more design freedom, faster development cycles, and lower cost...

Customer Stories

Additive Manufacturing, Lattice Structures and Advanced Simulation: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Simon Jones, Technical Director at HiETA presents at the UK ATC 2019. Additive Manufacturing (AM) offers huge potential to create structures and designs that are not realisable through conventional manufacturing methods, and deliver real engineeri...

ATC Presentations

Development of the Next Generation Civil Tiltrotor

Leonardo’s Product Roadmap and the Associated Design Challenges. The Multi-Disciplinary Requirements of Tiltrotor & Other Lightweighting Studies.

This is a keynote presentation from the UK Altair Technology Conference 2019 by David Matthew, Lead Engineer at Leonardo. David joined Westland

ATC Presentations

Samsung Uses OptiStruct to Redesign Washing Machine Component for Optimized Weight and Material Usage

To carry out optimization on the pulley, Suzhou Samsung chose OptiStruct, a key
component of Altair’s HyperWorks suite of computer-aided engineering tools and a
modern structural analysis and optimization solver. “OptiStruct provided us with important optimization features,” said Mr. Cheng, “such

Customer Stories

Durability Workshop

On September 27th, OptiStruct users presented the latest capabilities and advancements in simulation-driven design methods for noise and vibration, durability and fatigue solutions. In addition, Altair experts showcased the unique OptiStruct devel...

ATC Presentations

Magneto Vibro Acoustic Design of PWM Fed Induction Machines

Induction Motors (IM) are widely used in various industries. To ensure their speed control, IM will be supplied with pulse width modulation (PWM). This kind of supply, can impact efficiency of the motor and degrade its vibro-acoustic behavior, gen...

Technical Papers

Altair OptiStruct Datasheet

Altair OptiStruct is an industry proven, modern structural analysis solver for linear and nonlinear simulation under static and dynamic loadings. It is the most widely used solution for structural design and optimization in all industries. Altair ...

Datasheets

Guerrilla Gravity

For pioneering a new material application and technology without a road map, Guerrilla Gravity used Altair OptiStruct in the early design design phase. The result was the development of lightweight, high-performance bikes, that are 300% more impac...

Customer Stories

Sella Chair - Form Follows Performance

Short video describing the design and production of a design chair by Architect Atanas Zhelev (Digital Architects, Vienna, Austria). This design piece demonstrates the feasibility of his Active Grid Monocoque System (AGM) he uses in his work for h...

Videos

Samsung Research Institute – Bangalore Adopts Altair Optistruct® for Optimizing Housing Design of a Smartphone

The mobile devices industry is fiercely competitive and companies are continuously being challenged to push the boundaries of their hardware design. With shorter design cycles and narrowing cost margins there has been greater emphasis on virtual t...

Customer Stories

Optimization of Spacecraft Metallic Primary Structure with OptiStruct

Spacecraft primary structure is designed to react all the major loads imparted on a spacecraft. Inadequately designed or tested primary structure can result in structure failure during launch and endanger mission success. To maximize the useful pa...

ATC Presentations

OptiStruct Tips and Tricks

This Workshop Presentation on Powertrain was conducted by Arnaud Sohier, Dave Mason, Nirmalkumar Subbaiah and Manohara Mariyyapa at the Americas ATC on May 5, 2015. Attendees to this workshop leanred how HyperWorks offers a complete and efficient...

ATC Presentations
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