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MBD Series: Lightweight Design

Tony Norton - Executive Vice President Product Design at Altair Engineering - talks about MBD being an essential tool in finding accurate loads for a subsequent optimization. He also introduces Inspire Motion and explains the Sub-Space Response Su...

Webinars

Enabling EV Excellence – Simulation Helps Rimac Improve Structural Design of Innovative Hypercar

Rimac Automobili’s main challenge has been to design a monocoque as a single carbon fiber part with an unprecedented size. Hence, in the development of the monocoque, the main topic to manage was the material, a lightweight, carbon fiber reinforce...

Customer Stories

Efficient Injection Molding Tools through Optimization, CFD Simulation and 3D Printing

The company PROTIQ (www.protiq.com) worked with Altair and created a highly efficient molding tool. Optimization with OptiStruct was used to find the optimal design to guarantee the maximum tolerances of the generated products. The cooling process...

Videos

Application of HyperWorks for Collaborative/Global Computer-Aided Engineering And Design Instruction at Brigham Young University

For a recent ME 471 class, a team of five students re-engineered the chassis/suspension platform for a 1969 Chevrolet Camero. At the conclusion of the project, the team presented a comprehensive review of their re-design vehicle to a panel of PAC...

Customer Stories

Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance Uses Altair SimSolid to Bring Vehicles Chassis Faster onto the Road

Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance is a French-Japanese strategic partnership between the automobile manufacturers Renault (based in France), Nissan (based in Japan) and Mitsubishi Motors (based in Japan). Today, the automotive group has 122 manuf...

Customer Stories

Euro-Pro Embraces Simulation-Driven Design with Altair HyperWorks

Euro-Pro, maker of Ninja blenders and Shark vacuums, has embraced simulation-driven design to reduce physical tests and improve product performance and durability. HyperWorks solvers (OptiStruct, RADIOSS and AcuSolve) are used across the board via Altair’s HPC cloud infrastructure

Customer Stories

Webinar: Random Response & Fatigue Optimization in the Frequency Domain

This webinar will show the workflow of frequency based methods for random response and fatigue between MotionSolve, OptiStruct, CAEfatigue VIBRATION, HyperStudy and HyperView. Please note: You will need to login to Altair Connect to view this reco...

Webinars

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

HyperWorks Helps Volkswagen Motorsport Develop a World Champion Polo R WRC

Since January 2013 Volkswagen Motorsport compete at the FIA World Rally Championship with the Polo R WRC. To improve the vehicle performance it is essential to reduce the cars weight and inertia. Drivers perform best lap times when they feeling we...

Videos

Less Weight, More Freight – Altair Software Helps Develop Light, Innovative Cargo Rail Wagon Platform

Industries are seeking new ways to develop and manufacture lighter and more flexibly usable vehicles – less weight means higher payloads and a better ROI. For a recent project, Austria’s ÖBB RCG wanted to design a new lighter, more flexible wagon ...

Customer Stories

Training- Aero Modelling Tools In HyperWorks

The Aero Utility tools available under User ProfileEngineering ToolsAerospace options enables Aerospace engineers with unique modelling capabilties required in building Aero models. In this Webinar, we will explore a few of those utilities viz Air...

Webinars

What’s the State of Nonlinear Simulation?

Engineering.com audience survey of
nonlinear simulation practices

Technical Papers

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

Revolutionizing the Children's Orthotics Industry

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

State of the Art Process Integration Simplifies Multidisciplinary Modeling of an Electric Motor for an Automobile

ModelCenter’s powerful integration capabilities simplify building automated multidisciplinary workflows. This enables the Altair Hyperworks software suite to be integrated in highly complex applications. In this example ModelCenter was used to sol...

Webinars

Solar Car Challenge: Pushing the Boundaries using Composites Optimization

Raphael Gerard, Design Engineer at Gurit, discusses the use of composite optimization with Altair OptiStruct to reduce weight and increase performance in a solar car challenge.

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Videos

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

Drivers...Start Your Simulation? University of Texas – Arlington uses Altair SimLab™ and Altair Optistruct™ to design an adjustable pedal box for their Formula SAE racecar

Formula SAE is a collegiate design series run by Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), which challenges students to design, build and compete with an open wheel style car across various events. The competition pitches various teams across differe...

Customer Stories

Overcoming “Impossible” with Advanced Composite Analysis and Cost-Driven Optimization

Overcoming “impossible” with advanced composite analysis and cost-driven optimization

Customer Stories

APWorks Choses OptiStruct for Topology Optimisation for the 3D Printed Light Rider

Despite its skeletal appearance, the Light Rider is an extremely strong yet lightweight electric motorcycle designed by Airbus subsidiary APWorks as a showcase of what’s possible when OptiStruct's topology optimisation is coupled with metallic 3D printing.


Written by Tanya Weaver from DEVELOP3

Articles, Customer Stories

Webinar: Global-Local Analysis using StressCheck, HyperMesh and OptiStruct

Global data, in the form of nodal loads generated during structural analyses may be output from Altair's HyperMesh or OptiStruct to represent cut section boundary conditions. This data can then be imported into StressCheck as Total Loads at Points...

Webinars

Minimising Mass and Increasing Durability of a Vehicle Suspension System Using OptiStruct

Gestamp selected Altair to develop a set of custom tools within HyperWorks, eliminating the need for an initial 'trial and error' design loop while reducing mass and increasing durability of a rear twist beam suspension system. The company achieve...

Customer Stories

Simulation-Driven Design of a Portable Basketball Hoop System - Initial Steps

A simulation-driven design process is proven to generate improved, more robust and cost-effective designs within a shorter design cycle. Incorporating simulation and optimization early in the design cycle helps shape the concept designs so less it...

Technical Papers

Magneto-Vibro-Acoustic Efficient Design of PWM-Fed Induction Machines

Induction motors are widely used in the automotive industry. In order to increase the passenger’s comfort, motor designers try to develop new solutions to reduce the noise at its origin, on the electromagnetic side. Damper winding can be a soluti...

Presentations

Developing Miniature Circuit Breakers with a Multi-Disciplinary System Design Approach

An Altair customer for many years, Schneider Electric at first used only Altair Flux; now the company has extended their usage to several more software products in the Altair HyperWorks suite, including solutions such as Activate, MotionSolve, Opt...

Customer Stories

ICAT Meets Automotive Safety and Regulatory Requirements with Altair Simulation Software

ICAT is one of the leading centres for testing, R&D, design, development and validation in support of a Government of India funded initiative to develop facilities for automotive testing & development. To meet the challenges of the automotive ind...

Video Testimonials

Better Indoor Climate thanks to Simulation and Optimization

Kampmann GmbH is an internationally leading specialist for heating, cooling, air-conditioning and integrated building automation. Within their virtual development process they are using the Altair HyperWorks® software suite, in particular AcuSolve...

Customer Stories

Fast Tracking Rail Vehicle Design

Bombardier Transportation UK offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse rail vehicle portfolios in the world. The strategy is one of continuous development that provides the most effective and cost-efficient rail solutions for today and the ...

Technical Papers

Welcome - Simulation Magic

Dr Royston Jones, Managing Director of Altair UK delivers and opening presentation for the country's 11th Altair Technology Conference 2019.

ATC Presentations

ATC 2019 - Accelerating analysis cycle time with Optistruct Solver Features

The automobile industry provides many challenges which require the use of leading-edge technologies to keep up with increasing performance demands. All physical structures exhibit nonlinear behavior to some extent. They may be made of rubber or pl...

ATC Presentations

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

Altair's New Fatigue Platform, Altair HyperLife

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

Even for complex computationally intensive problems, the UI must be simple and easy to use. Here we introduce the all easy to use, easy to learn fatigue analysis platfo

ATC Presentations, Videos

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

Application of Altair HyperWorks and APA Products in Design of Gas-Turbine Engines

Presentation by Sergey Kutuev, Lyulka Design Bureau.

The presentation will demonstrate case studies performed by Lyulka Desigh Bureau enterprise with the application of Altair HyperWorks software products, such as HyperMesh and HyperView. Strength and optimization analysis carried out with

ATC Presentations, Videos

Designing Recurring AM Products for Ariane Launchers. Pushing Technology to Industrial Applications with New Design Tools and Processes

Presentation by Marta García-Cosío, CITD HO Engineering & Additive Manufacturing at CITD.

This presentation outlines a novel design approach that gives the opportunity of reducing the number of parts comparing with the traditional design while keeping the same functionality, achieving mas

ATC Presentations, Videos

Development of A new vehicle front sub-frame using Altair Inspire topology optimization

Presentation by Edan Lazerson, CAE Engineer, Plasan.


The Stormrider is a new vehicle which was designed from scratch and developed by Plasan. Altair Inspire was used for Topology optimization In order to find the ""best"" design for the vehicle front sub frame. The available volume (design s

ATC Presentations

HyperWorks for Aerospace: Structural Solvers

This video summarizes the latest features of OptiStruct 14.0.120 which are very relevant for aerospace engineers. The topics discussed are new stress constraints for topology optimization, a 'fast contact' algorithm, tape laying manufacturing for ...

Webinars

Altair Inspire Datasheet

Altair Inspire enables design engineers, product designers, and architects to create and investigate structurally efficient concepts quickly and easily. Inspire uses the industry leading Altair OptiStruct™ technology to generate and analyze design...

Datasheets

Providing Designers Easy Access to Powerful Simulation Tools

Brompton Bicycle discuss the benefits they have seen from moving away from simulation in their CAD system to a more powerful and flexible system from Altair.

Customer Testimonials

Global-Local Workflows and High-Fidelity Stress Analysis for a Wing Flap Hinge Fitting

In this webinar, we analyze a part from Altair’s Aero Wing concept, the flap hinge fitting, and perform a global-local case study to provide confidence in its optimized design. This global-local workflow process may then be repeated for any other ...

Webinars
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