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APWorks Light Rider: Optimization Process

First 3D-printed Motorcycle by APWorks (Airbus Group) called Lightrider. Altair's software OptiStruct was used for inspiration of the organic structure of the motorcycle.

Customer Stories, Videos

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

InnAccel Leverages Altair OptiStruct for Validating Fetal Monitoring System

A . Vijayrajan Founder and Chief Technical Officer, InnAccel talks of how simulation brings design differentiation in the medical device industry. His team speaks of the use of Altair OptiStruct non-linear solution for designing snap fit of the d...

Customer Testimonials

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

OptiStruct® Makes Life-form Inspired Table a Reality for IL Hoon Roh

Inspired by zooplankton Radiolaria, artist and architect IL Hoon Roh began creating series of objects known as “Radiolara Experiment” which, through extensive experimentation and collaboration with Altair, ultimately led to the creation of the sop...

Customer Stories

Applying Optimization Technology to Drive Design of a 100-Meter Composite Wind Turbine Blade

This presentation demonstrates how numerical optimization can be applied using OptiStruct to aid in the design development of a 100-meter composite wind turbine blade.

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

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

Assa Ashuach uses solidThinking Inspire to Optimise 3D Printed Stool Design

Industrial Research and product design consultancy Assa Ashuach Studio, design and manufacture lifestyle products and also limited edition studio pieces using new design and production methods to achieve unique forms and aesthetic qualities.

Customer Stories

HyperWorks, especially OptiStruct is one of the central tools supporting the CAE efforts of BASF Engineering Plastics

Mathematical optimisation methods can provide significant support in virtual CAE part development. In the early phases of the project topology optimisation affords valuable clues to the design of the geometry of the part.

Customer Stories

Optimization-driven Product Development at Volvo

Harald Hasselblad (PhD) - Senior Analysis Engineer at Volvo Car Group Sweden - talks about introducing an Optimization Culture Arena to support simulation driven development in his company.

Customer Stories

Performance Superyacht Sails with Lightweight Anchor Arm

Optimization software enables naval architecture and engineering firm to design a next-generation superyacht anchor arm that is less than half the assembled weight of its predecessor.

Articles

Honeywell Aerospace - Reducing the Weight of Aircraft Engines

Brian Cottrell, Chief of Structures at Honeywell Aerospace, discusses how Altair ProductDesign applied HyperWorks' optimization technology, OptiStruct, to minimize the weight of new aircraft engines.

Videos

Stunning Form Optimized through Simulation - Zaha Hadid Architects' Volu Pavilion

Zaha Hadid Computation and Design (co|de) team had to create a contemporary dining pavilion that combines computational design, lightweight engineering, and precision fabrication. To create this unique structure, the design team used Altair Hyper...

Customer Stories

Design of a Fuel Cell Race Car for the Annual Shell Eco-Marathon with Altair Products

The student team of the university of applied sciences in Munich participates in the annual Shell Eco-Marathon. The team has to develop a very light and highly efficient race car within less than a year. As there is no time for prototyping, simula...

Videos

Design Optimization for Additive Manufacturing in OptiStruct with consideration of Overhang Angle in Topology Optimization

This paper gives a technical review and guidelines for positioning the current capabilities. Note that the following uses OptiStruct version v2018. There have been some changes to the discussed algorithms compared to previous versions. Generally, ...

Technical Papers

Sujan CooperStandard Achieves Lighweighting & Performance Targets with Altair

Sujan CooperStandard uses solidThinking Inspire, OptiStruct and HyperMesh to design a torsional vibration damper that meets NVH criteria, optimize bracket and various mount designs.

Videos

HyperWorks 2017: OptiStruct for Structural Analysis and Optimization

This webinar will highlight the new analysis and optimization features in OptiStruct version 2017. Solutions covered will include linear and nonlinear, structural and thermal, static and transient analyses. In addition, new capabilities for NVH an...

Webinars

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

Designing Optimized Aluminum Castings with Fatigue Life Considerations

Andras Tanos, R&D Engineer at FemAlk ZRT, talks about how they have used Altair solutions for topology optimization of an engine part.

Video Testimonials, Videos

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

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

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

Rapidly Exploring Electric Vehicle Architectures with C123

To overcome the challenges of developing a vehicle architecture shared across a range of electrical vehicles, National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) leveraged Altair’s unique three stage concept development process, C123 using a combination of op...

Videos

Generative Design Gallery

Watch the video to learn how Altair enables designs for production, moving additive manufacturing from an advanced capability to a production capacity with the power of simulation.

Videos

Lattice Optimized Brake Pedal Study

The following presentation reviews the design and development of a Lattice Optimized (LO) automotive brake pedal. The goal of the study was to compare the potential weight savings from utilizing a lattice optimization approach along with validatin...

ATC Presentations

Webinar: Using VMAP and OptiStruct for modal testing and FEA-test correlation

The webinar will feature VMAP, an experimental modal testing and FEA-Test correlation software product of TechPassion and OptiStruct’s interoperability with VMAP. An unique feature of VMAP is its simple user interface and interoperability designed...

Webinars

Altair for Industrial Design Applications

Altair’s industrial design tools allow designers, architects, and digital artists to create, evaluate, and visualize their vision faster than ever before.

Brochures

Quieter Products Using OptiStruct & AlphaCell: The Right Effort with the Right Tool

This webinar will present the basics of porous material modeling and user key benefits of a combined usage of OptiStruct and AlphaCell. Please note: You will need to login to Altair Connect to view this recording.

Webinars

Lighter, farther, faster, greener: TUfast Eco team drives to success with HyperWorks

For the Shell Eco-marathon, an international contest for sustainable mobility, student teams from schools and universities all over the world design vehicles that are as energy-efficient as possible. After passing a technical check, the vehicles c...

Customer Stories

OptiStruct is 17x faster with the latest Dell Precision Workstation

The reduction of run times up to 17X is a direct result of more powerful hardware and the more advanced algorithms in Altair’s latest software releases.

Technical Papers

Coupling Insight+ with NVH Director to Enable Subjective Evaluation of Simulation Results

This webinar will demonstrate the workflow between NVH Director (NVHD) and Insight+ for interactive, subjective evaluation of sound and vibration in the context of full vehicle NVH. It will include worked examples to demonstrate use cases.

Webinars

Inspired by Nature: Electric Motorcycle goes 3D - Combining Topology Optimization, New Materials, and Additive Manufacturing in the Development of the Airbus APWorks Light Rider Results in a Revolutionary Lightweight Design

The Airbus APWorks Light Rider is the world's first 3D printed motorcycle prototype. Altair OptiStruct® was used for inspiration of its organic structure. Using additive manufacturing, a simulation-driven design process approach and topology optim...

Customer Stories

Introduction to QSD® by Cetim

An Introductory webinar to QSD (Quilted stratum design), an easy-to-use design optimization workflow integrated within Altair HyperWorks. With QSD you can tailor your thicknesses and orientation of your composite lay-up to reach your cost/performa...

Webinars

Webinar: Accurate and Efficient Simulation of Laminated Composites

Webinar: Accurate and Efficient Simulation of Laminated Composites.

This webinar presents a complete composites workflow for all industries, the simulation-driven design workflow allows for an efficient process that enables time and money reduction.

Webinars

Implementing CAE into the Design Process for Composite Tennis Racquets at Wilson Sporting Goods

Wilson Labs, the innovation hub at Wilson Sporting Goods, leveraged OptiStruct and Altair ProductDesign for composites finite element analysis to reduce design cycle time and enhance product value.

Customer Stories

VTT Optimises Industrial Valve Block for Additive Manufacturing

Reprint of the article published on Metal AM - vol. 2 no. 1 Spring 2016

Customer Stories

Thales Alenia Space

Companies from across a wide range of industries are attempting to find the potential impact that additive manufacturing (AM) could have on design and manufacturing processes. During its own efforts to explore AM and its potential for space satell...

Customer Stories

One Source Solution for Short-Fiber-Reinforced Materials in FEA

This webinar shows possibilities to enhance your FE Analysis of fiber-reinforced plastics and explains the best way to extract more reliable information out of your parts. Focusing on the anisotropic material behavior, the workflow will show the m...

Webinars

A Transfer Function Approach for Computing Acoustic Response During RPM Sweeps

This webinar will feature OptiStruct and Coustyx, presenting a new approach for efficiently calculating the acoustic field during speed sweeps. The TF based approach will result in faster solutions than conventional method. Please note: You will n...

Webinars
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