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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

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

Multidisciplinary Workflow to Assess Modal Fatigue Results of a 4-Cylinder Crankshaft Using AVL EXCITE, OptiStruct and FEMFAT

The crankshaft of an engine is a highly dynamically loaded component that is continuously optimized and optimized in terms of design and production technology. In order to be able to reproduce this in the simulation, the essential influences must ...

Webinars

The Increased Importance of BIW & Powertrain Integration in Electric Vehicle Development

Jamie Buchanan, UK Technical Director at Altair presents at the 2019 UK e-Mobility Seminar. Global Review of the EV Architecture. Integration Opportunities (e.g. Battery System Packaging, BIW / Battery Tray Integration)

Presentations, Videos

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

The Challenges Associated with the Electrification of Motorsport Platforms

Michael Gascoyne, CEO of MGI Technologies presents at the UK e-Mobility seminar 2019.

Presentations, 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

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

OptiStruct V14.0.230 Feature Presentations Demo Models

The zip file contains feature presentations and demo models for the 27 OptiStruct features released in V14.0.230

Presentations

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

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

OptiStruct V14.0.210 Feature Presentations and Demo Models

The zip file contains feature presentations and demo models for all the 35 OptiStruct features released in V14.0.210

Presentations

OptiStruct V14.0.220 Feature Presentations Demo Models

The zip file contains feature presentations and demo models for all the 21 OptiStruct features released in V14.0.220

Presentations

eBook: Learn Dynamic Analysis with Altair OptiStruct

This study guide aims to provide a fundamental to advanced approach into the exciting and challenging world of Structural Analysis.

eBooks, Training Materials

Topology Optimisation of an Aerospace Part to be Produced by Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM)

OptiStruct helped EADS achieve significant weight savings in the design of ALM (additive Layer Manufacturing) components.

Customer Stories

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

Applications of Acusolve and Optistruct in the High-Temperature Reformation of Biomass

Applications of Acusolve and Optistruct in the High-Temperature Reformation of Biomass presentation given by Tim Laska of sundrop fuels at ATCx Energy.

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

Renault

Carmakers the world over are investing heavily in the development of lighter vehicles and more economical engines that can go further on less fuel. Renault’s powertrain division wanted to further decrease the weight and increase the performance of...

Customer Stories

より軽量でより効率的なパワートレイン実現のための革新的なアプローチ

Carmakers the world over are investing heavily in the development of lighter vehicles and more economical engines that can go further on less fuel. Renault’s powertrain division wanted to further decrease the weight and increase the performance of...

Customer Stories

Optimization Technology: Leveraging a Solid Foundation to Innovate Better Products

Steady improvements in the OptiStruct solver platform over 20 years have enabled users to tackle increasingly complex design challenges. Now, OptiStruct in combination with 3D printing helps to achieve more efficient structural designs.

By Uwe Schramm
Concept To Reality Winter/

Customer Stories

Optimization of Material Properties Workflow and Materials Selection in CAE

As the leading provider of materials reference data Key to Metals AG will present the key aspects of how the Total Materia database can support and improve the accuracy of simulation results whilst reducing cost, optimizing material usage and elim...

Webinars

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 contact method for speeding up solving finite element problems involving non-linear contact behavior

For large aerospace assemblies in finite element (FE) analysis problems, contact interaction between the surrounding bodies has to be established to simulate the load transferred between the components, like aircraft engine carrying bracket assemb...

Technical Papers

Altair OptiStruct Grid Based Free Shape Optimization

A new option, GRID, is available on the 3rd field of DSHAPE Bulk Entry that allows more flexible shape changes (including normal to the shell surface) as each DSHAPE grid has its own design variable.

New Features, Videos

HyperWorks and OptiStruct in Composite Yacht Design

Reichel-Pugh Yacht Design is a leader in design and engineering of a wide variety of sailing yachts, from 14ft club racing dinghies to 100ft maxi superyachts that hold numerous race records in the world’s most prestigious yachting events. In addit...

ATC Presentations, Videos

Coupling Flux with OptiStruct for Acoustic Analysis

Altair’s low-frequency electromagnetic and thermal software, Flux™, offers a complete range of modeling tools able to take into account model specifications and streamline the design process.

Capitalizing on 36 years of innovation in the global context of design optimization and time-to-market r

ATC Presentations

Body-In-White Design for a Six-Passenger Sports Car Architecture: Maximizing Body Stiffness and Meeting Strength Requirements Using HyperWorks

The Deep Orange Program has partnered with Altair to apply advanced computational simulation methods to their vehicle designs. Altair-sponsored internships and fellowships have enhanced student learning through
providing webinar-based and on-sight instruction of Altair HyperWorks simulation technol

Customer Stories

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

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

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

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, Presentations

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

Improving E-Motor Acoustics with Seamless Multiphysics Simulation

Discover Altair SimLab's automated workflow for coupled electromagnetic and vibration analysis. SimLab uses Altair Flux for electromagnetic analysis and Altair OptiStruct for vibro-acoustic simulation.

Webinars

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

MOTH2

Presentation by Sylwester Szymanski, MOTH2.

Sylwester Symanski discusses the MOTH2 project, a 3-wheeled vehicle, and the use of Inspire and OptiStruct for topology optimization.

ATC Presentations, Videos

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

Guerrilla Gravity Improves Manufacturing Method for the Most Durable and Lightweight, High-performance Bikes

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

Training: Model Design Variations In Mesh Morphing Using HyperWorks New User Experience

The tool allows you to alter finite element models while keeping mesh distortions to a minimum.
HyperMorph can be used to:
• Change the profile and the dimensions of your mesh
• Map an existing mesh onto a new geometry, and
• Create shape variables that can be used for optimization

Webinars
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