Resource Library

Accurately Analyze Steel Joints in 90 Seconds with Altair SimSolid

With no need for CAD clean-up and FEA meshing, structural engineers and facade engineers can use Altair SimSolid to meet deadlines and avoid costly redesign cycles.

Use Cases

Altair for Civil Engineering

The challenges of designing and building the world’s most daring and innovative structures can be solved using Altair technology to create beautiful, functional and lasting designs.

Datasheets

Design Exploration and Optimization of an Aluminum Profile

Faraone Srl - a company leader in designing and manufacturing "transparent architectures" - as been working with Altair to develop an optimization and design exploration workflow for their aluminum profiles. Profiles initially designed with Altair...

Videos

The Key Role of Simulation in Development of Aluminum Profiles and Study of Glass Structures in Shorter Design Time

This presentation discusses advancements of the range and quality of products in the last few years at Faraone, thanks to the adoption of both Altair Inspire and SimSolid. SimSolid is a great tool that allows Faraone to study and refine the desig...

ATC Presentations

Digital Architects Uses SimSolid to Cut Design Cycle Time by 50%

To build a very simple, robust, sustainable roof structure for a prosthesis lab associated with the Centre medico-chirurgical de l'Ulcère de Buruli, which is a hospital in Bouaké, on the Ivory Coast of Africa, the project team used Altair SimSolid...

Customer Stories

Using Remote Robotic Construction Techniques for Architectural Development of an Extraordinary School in Rural China

Tucked away in a remote location in the mountains, designed by ZHA, the Lushan primary school, when complete, will be an educational institute located 160 kilometers North-West of Nanchang, the capital of China’s Jiangxi province.

Customer Stories

Zaha Hadid Presents Innovation in AEC

Eddie Can, Senior Associate at Zaha Hadid Architects, keynote presentation at the 2018 Global ATC in Paris, France.

During his speech Mr. Can will focus on the relationship between highly complex design documents and construction technique that minimize cost while working on a custom and double c

ATC Presentations, Videos

The Central Place of an Image Rendering Tool in an Architectural Conception Process

Presentation by Jean Thiriet, Thea Render.

Within the course of an architectural project, the meeting of client objectives, site constraints and the architect's ideas gradually shapes the future building.

At the heart of this creative process, a virtual model is used to bring toget

ATC Presentations, Videos

Achieving Architectural Expression to Complement the Iconic Neue Nationalgalerie Using Altair HyperWorks™

For a competition launched for the Museum of the 20th Century, Zaha Hadid Architects re-invented a similarly radical approach by applying new advances in technology to generate structural and architectural expression. With Altair’s assistance, th...

Customer Stories

Non-Linear Optimization of Suspension Link for Optimal Performance using Altair’s OptiStruct and HyperWorks

In recent times there is a high demand for lightweight automotive components which will reduce oil consumption and emissions. The components that are under non-linear load conditions would need optimization techniques that would yield a design whi...

Technical Papers

Innovative Use of Composites for Organic Architecture

In this interview recorded at JEC World 2018, Atanas Zhelev, Chief Architect and co-founder at Digital Architects Ltd., talks about the innovative use of composites for organic architecture.

Composites offer designers the ability to create a material and engineer its properties to resist particul

Video Testimonials, Videos

Innovate Philippines' AEC Landscape with Inspire

Tony Pimentel from Pimentel & Associates is innovating the Philippines Architecture, Engineering and Construction landscape with Inspire.

Video Testimonials, Videos

Optimization of Photovoltaic (PV) Mounting Structures – Savings on Material and Cost

Photovoltaic specialist Thesan, a subsidiary of global manufacturer Savio S.p.A, manufactures, and distributes mounting structures, consisting of a so-called Purlin, a Rafter, and a Pole (and Hat), designed to withstand potentially occurring loads...

Customer Stories

ESAComp for Architecture

Composites offer designers the ability to create a material and engineer its properties to resist particular load cases and environments. Such infinite possibilities can be daunting and a big step away from the more conventional way of working wit...

Datasheets

Flux Webinar : Safe and Flexible Distribution : Smart Grid Equipment Design

From power plants that regulate their power output, to the coordination of centralized and decentralized energy supplies and fluctuations in power needs - Smart Grid is gaining importance and is expected to provide on-demand management.

Webinars

Flux Webinar : Designing Efficient and Sustainable Energy Generation Equipment Thanks to Simulation

From conventional to renewable energy and large-scale power plants to in-house systems, energy generation has to be efficient and sustainable to supply the grid and support different needs.

Webinars

Flux Webinar : Designing Reliable MV & HV Power Grid Equipment

Aging transmission infrastructure has to be modernized to deliver electricity more reliably and efficiently. Asset owners of the ecosystem such as manufacturers, service providers, and government offices have to consider the multiple challenges around energy transmission.

Webinars

Use of Composites Materials in Architecture

Atanas Zhelev and Mariya Korolova (Digital Architects - Vienna, Austria) and Daisuke Hirose (Archicomplex - Tokyo, Japan) made a design proposal for the Architecture competition for a bid at the Varna Library in Bulgaria. Their proposal features a...

Videos

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

High Performance, Dynamism and Autonomy for Humans

Greg Lynn, Principal at FORM, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

ATC Presentations, Videos

Taming Smart Materials to Behave

Doris Sung, Founder of DOSU Studio Architecture, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

ATC Presentations, Videos

Mega Data, Mega Structure, Mega City

Michael Peng, Technical Director and Senior Associate at Gensler, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

ATC Presentations, Videos

What Can We Learn from Nature for Modern Architecture Structures?

Eric Rusinol, an Architect from The Sagrada Família Foundation, gives us some insight into the project to finish Antoni Gaudí's iconic Cathedral in Barcelona, touching on the teams use of optimization and concept generations technologies from Alta...

Video Testimonials

Development of a New Lightweight Aluminum Profile for a Glass Balustrade

The design of architectural components such as a balustrade can be challenging, since the design does not only have to look good, it also has to meet several safety requirements and standards. In addition, all designs have to be developed within t...

Customer Testimonials, Presentations

No more Gone with the Wind – Pedestrian Comfort Improvements on Quinta Torre with AcuSolve Computational Fluid Dynamics

Officially known as the Caleido project, the Fifth Tower in Madrid is owned by Inmobiliaria Espacio, a company that, among other services, deals with infrastructure and construction for all types of buildings.

Customer Stories

Real-Time Foundation Monitoring for Omnifor

In the western part of the Netherlands, the soil has insufficient bearing capacity to allow for the construction of buildings and houses. To overcome this issue, buildings in this area have been built on timber pile foundations. These foundations ...

Customer Stories

Development of a New Lightweight Aluminum Profile for a Glass Balustrade

Faraone accelerates the design approach for lighter and stiffer architectural components with premium topology optimization technology.

Customer Stories

Benefits of the Symbiosis of Topology Optimization and Additive Manufacturing in Architecture

The challenge was to investigate the potential offered by the symbiosis of topology optimization and additive manufacturing for architectural projects. The Altair solution included the use of the HyperWorks suite, especially OptiStruct for optimiz...

Customer Stories

Politecnico di Milano University

The Politecnico di Milano University implemented generative design software to quickly and easily identify the ideal shapes and materials for three architectural design concepts.

Customer Stories

A Vision of Tomorrow's Architechture: Designing the LAVA Bionic Tower

Exploring design variants with OptiStruct's FE-based topology optimization to generate a free-form exoskeleton structure

Customer Stories

Biberach University of Applied Science, Institute for Architecture and Urban Development

Create modern, functional, stiff, and light architectural designs. Altair OptiStruct used to create feasible designs

Customer Stories

ThyssenKrupp Elevator

ThyssenKrupp Elevator wanted to explore ways to ensure that an innovative, ropeless elevator system design was as lightweight as possible in order to maximize the loading capacity of the cabins. Altair ProductDesign was selected to explore methods...

Customer Stories

Re-Loc

Re-Loc is a UK based company that developed a new product to help to accelerate the process of positioning metal reinforcement bars inside concrete bricks. The Re-Loc product is a clip that fits tightly inside the brick’s cavity and attaches to th...

Customer Stories

Northwestern University Success Story

Using HyperWorks for Teaching Computational Optimization Methods in Engineering Design at Northwestern University

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

Creactive Design

Using Optimization to Improve the Design of a Classroom

Product design consultancy and structural engineering partner, Creactive Design, wanted to explore the possibility of utilizing optimization technologies to improve the design of a cross-functional roof for an innovative new c

Customer Stories

Novellini

Novellini applies industrial design and modeling software to set the pace of innovation for the manufacture of bathroom solutions and wellness products in Europe.

Customer Stories

Danish Team Uses HyperWorks to Prove the Value of Topology Optimization for Concrete Architectural Structures

Denmark’s Aarhus School of Architecture
was interested in exploring the potential
of applying the kind of simulation-based
topology optimization used in the automotive,
aeronautical and naval industries to
architectural concrete structures and coupling
it with robotic fabrication of polystyren

Customer Stories

[AB]structures Relies on HyperWorks in Developing Three Record Breaking Round the World Racing Yachts

[AB]structures, an Italian structural design and engineering company, used the CAE suite HyperWorks first for the Volvo Ocean Race in 2006 to design the yacht for the ABN AMRO White team and has used it since then successfully for several other Volvo Ocean Race and America’s Cup yachts.


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