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The Culmination of 30 Years' Investment in Productivity Tools

James Dagg has been at Altair for more than 30 years and is a visionary behind Altair’s software strategy and development activities. He has also led the development of Altair’s concept design technologies and overawe the development of Altair’s CAE software suite for more than a decade. Today, James is going to give an overview of the journey Altair took to develop the leading modelling and visualisation technologies we have today, as well as providing a look at what’s coming next to help you reduce your product delivery time.

Presentations

From CAD to Complex Assembly Analysis in Minutes with Altair SimLab

Stephen White, Technical Support Manager, introduces Altair SimLab, a process-oriented, feature-based finite element modeling software that allows you to quickly and accurately simulate behaviour of complex assemblies. SimLab covers multiple physics including structural, thermal and fluid dynamics which can be easily setup and automated, helping to drastically reduce the time you spend creating finite element models and interpreting results.

Presentations

From 2 Weeks to Half a Day - Accelerating Crankshaft Modelling with Automation at BMW Motorrad

Ruediger Ott, HyperWorks Business Development at Altair, presents a use case from BMW Motorcycles who found that they could significantly reduce the model build time of their powertrain assemblies with SimLab, making use of the automation capabilities to minimise manually effort and refinement.

Presentations

Guide to Electronic System Development

Manufacturers today are tasked with designing smart, connected products at a breakneck pace to stay ahead of the competition. As performance demands continually increase, packaging sizes become smaller, and device connectivity becomes more critical, schematic engineers and product designers need ways to make efficient design decisions and collaborate with one another to optimize complex interconnected mechanical and electromagnetic systems. To develop the next generation of smart products, organizations are turning simulation to improve device performance and drive profitability.

Brochures

Sound and Simulation: Designing a Smart Speaker

Speaker design and analysis, especially for a more complex product, system, or component, often requires building multiple simulation models. The loudspeaker development process involves multi-physics and multiple sources in parallel, to multiple simulation runs for prototyping, testing, and validation. This results in separate models for nonlinear analysis of strength, thermal analysis and stiffness, noise, vibration, and acoustics. Even though each model isn’t always built from scratch, typically the use of different solvers for each attribute will require that models need to be converted from one solver format to another. This practice is not only time consuming but frequently error prone resulting in an inefficient use of engineering time.

Technical Papers

Guide to Injection Molding

Nowadays to remain competitive, the need to constantly improve injection molding processes can benefit from modern technological advancements that simulation offers to overcome known disadvantages.

Technical Papers

Explore Design Options and Streamline Manufacturability Using Altair Manufacturing Platform

Designing consumer electronics for mass production requires a team of experts focusing on various aspects of design and manufacturing process. With a fragmented engineering process, exchange of models and information can cost valuable time in a competitive landscape. This webinar presents Altair’s unique Simulation Driven Design platform will shorten your design cycle, time which is pivotal to a company’s success.

Webinars

Enhance Electronics Product Design Using Altair Multiphysics Solvers

Consumer Electronics products are getting more complex every day. This often requires more physics to be addressed during the design phase, while the development cycles are getting shorter. This webinar presents Altair’s workflow to enable simulation of structural, thermal, acoustics and fatigue properties in an integrated Multiphysics environment.

Webinars

Accelerate Electronics Design Modeling Using Altair Multiphysics Platform

As high-tech electronics companies adopt Multiphysics solutions, they may introduce new complexity in the development process coupling multiple tools. Model setup, remeshing, and design modification offer no additional value and increase the product lead time. This webinar presents Altair’s single model multi electronics system in an integrated Multiphysics environment.

Webinars

Using Altair Software for Structures

Altair offers industry-leading engineering analysis and optimization tools from simulation-driven design concepts to detailed virtual product validation, and simplified modeling workflows to advanced high-fidelity model building. Whether big or small, our customers trust their decision making to Altair, the pioneer of simulation-driven design.

Learn more at altair.com/structures.

Use Cases

Using Altair Software for Electromagnetics

Altair software is used across industries to solve a broad range of electromagnetic problems from static to low and high frequencies. Whether your application requires multiple frequency and time-domain techniques with true hybridization to enable the efficient exploration of a broad spectrum of electromagnetic performance, other the simulation of magneto static, steady-state and transient conditions, we have the tools you need.

Learn more at altair.com/electromagnetics.

Use Cases

Using Altair Software for Multiphysics

Altair provides an industry-leading portfolio of multiphysics-enabled software to simulate a wide range of interacting physical models including fluid-structure interaction, flexible bodies, aeroacoustics, and thermomechanical simulation. Together with Altair’s multidisciplinary optimization and scalable high-performance computing you can solve real world engineering problems quickly and effectively.

Learn more at altair.com/multiphysics.

Use Cases

Altair SimLab Real World Multiphysics Solutions

More and more engineers need to solve problems that can span multiple physics including structural, thermal, electromagnetics, and fluid dynamics.

Presentations

Optimization-enabled Structural and Multiphysics Analysis

Simulation-driven design powered by topology optimization was created by OptiStruct over two decades ago. Its success has changed the CAE/CAD industry as today all vendors have embraced this trend.

Presentations

Altair SimLab - Transient Magnetic Solution Setup

Altair SimLab is a process-oriented multidisciplinary simulation environment. It includes a complete solution for electric motor modeling, coupled with Altair Flux.

Use Cases

Altair SimLab - TFSI Analysis of a Heat Exchanger

Altair SimLab is a process-oriented multidisciplinary simulation environment. It includes a complete solution for fluid and thermal analysis of complex assemblies, like the TFSI analysis of a heat exchanger.

Use Cases

Enhancing Product Design for Medical Devices

Medical devices of all kinds must be designed to withstand the structural and operational requirements associated with normal use, drop, and misuse, all while balancing weight and cost considerations. This webinar presents Altair’s workflow to enable simulation of structural, thermal, and fluid properties coupled with electromagnetics, and mechatronics in an integrated Multiphysics environment.

Webinars

Altair SimLab - Process Automation for Powertrain

Altair SimLab is a complete solution for powertrain modeling and analysis. The highly automated, process-driven workflow shown in this video illustrate how to go from CAD to analysis of a connecting rod in minutes.

Use Cases

Altair SimLab - Replace a Single Component in a Large Assembly

Altair SimLab is a complete solution for powertrain modeling and analysis. In this video, we demonstrate how to quickly replace a single component - a new housing - in a large assembly.

Use Cases

Altair SimLab - Solid Welds

Solid welds can be quickly and automatically created in Altair SimLab, therefore enhancing the accuracy of the simulation model reproducing the physical behavior of a part or assembly.

Use Cases

Altair SimLab - Fatigue Optimization

The latest release of Altair SimLab includes an automated workflow to setup a topology optimization study on components withstanding fatigue loads. The solution leverages Altair OptiStruct's capabilities and enables to setup, run and analysis the optimization results all within SimLab.

Use Cases

BOTTPOWER Designs Lightweight Bracket for Motorbike

BOTT stands for “Battle of the Twins,” a racing category for motorbikes with two-cylinder four stroke engines. Bottpower is a Spanish motorsport engineering company located in Valencia. They specialize in designing and building custom motorbikes for racing and street use. They design and build parts, systems, and prototypes for other companies. A project challenge at Bottpower was to design a lightweight stay bracket for their motorbike that could withstand the main and aerodynamic loads. The goal was finding the optimal weight and stiffness ratio to reduce weight while ensuring safety measures. All of this had to be done quickly in order to arrive on time at Addit3D, Spain's most important 3D-print fair, to showcase the bike. The optimal design for aerodynamic loads was found using Altair software.

Customer Stories

Altair for Multiphysics Applications

Altair provides an industry-leading portfolio of multiphysics-enabled software to simulate a wide range of interacting physical models including fluid-structure interaction (FSI), flexible bodies, aeroacoustics, and thermomechanical simulation.

Brochures

Altair for Structures Applications

Altair offers industry-leading engineering analysis and optimization tools from simulation-driven design concepts to detailed virtual product validation, and simplified modeling workflows to advanced high-fidelity model building.

Brochures

Injection Molding Simulation Using Altair Molding Solutions

Injection Molding Simulation Using Altair Molding Solutions

Webinars

Altair SimLab - Unit System

#1416 Tips and Tricks SimLab 2019.3 version introduces unit system which will allow users to work in a unit system they desire. The introduction of unit system should not disrupt current users from what they are currently used to. The following rules apply for this version.

Tips & Tricks

Altair SimLab - Quick Drop Test Setup

#1417 Tips and Tricks Quick setup - Drop impact test parameters: It will automatically create boundary conditions based on user inputs and user can modify if needed. • Initial velocity will be created based on height, drop direction and gravity. • Rigid wall creation based on direction of impact. • Output request and settings based on solution time after impact.

Tips & Tricks

Automation of Model Build Process using SimLab

Automation of model build process using SimLab

Webinars

Training: Complex Feature Based Meshing of Solids With SimLab

This session deals on how to simplify the modelling process of complex geometries using SimLab automated meshing. This course would include SimLab capabilities of meshing and how to standardize the workflow of meshing complex geomentries using repeatable mesh templates.

Training Materials, Webinars

Altair SimLab – CAD Shared Faces

Tips and Tricks This tool will help to show the shared faces in connected CAD body. This feature is supported only for Parasolid model imported with “Save geometry in database”.

Tips & Tricks

Altair SimLab – Proximity Mesh Control

Proximity: Automatic mesh refinement will happen on surfaces that are within proximity distance. This will be useful in CFD, Electronics applications etc.

Tips & Tricks

Altair SimLab – Extract Cavity

Extract cavity option to extract the cavity from the selected bodies by defining the node. To capture the fluid geometry better, turn on ‘Preserve all feature lines’ in Advanced options. It would be useful in CFD to extract the fluid domain.

Tips & Tricks

Attaining Nonlinear and Multiphysics Mastery for SMBs with SimLab and OptiStruct

A growing number of companies aspire to perform multiphysics, but each added analysis tool introduces new complexity to a development process. Model translation, remeshing, design modification – these tasks offer no added value and increase the likelihood of error. Altair SimLab enables users to model and solve multiple physics, including nonlinear analysis, within one unified platform. Each analysis runs from one master model, allowing you to spend less time prepping and more time solving. Join the webinar to see these powerful workflows in action. In this webinar, we will demo the design of a smart speaker with an emphasis on nonlinear analysis, multiphysics, and improving perceived sound with vibro-acoustic simulation.

Webinars

Electric Motors Multidisciplinary Optimization Platform

The design of a high-performance e-Motor is a complex undertaking. Engineers have conflicting constraints to consider including efficiency, temperature, weight, size and cost. To explore more ideas, better understand their designs and improve performance, Altair HyperWorks™ has a workflow to guide motor designers through an efficient process of Simulation-Driven Design. This analysis and optimization solution supports multi-disciplinary teamwork and reduces design times.

Use Cases

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 electromagnetics and thermal requirements, NVH, stress and durability. It accommodates for DOE, multi-objective optimization and design exploration methods to be used to explore and find feasible motor designs. The presentation will show how the strategy adds efficiency to the E-motor development process and how it impacts the total costs of development.

ATC Presentations

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 different static events focusing on the teams engineering design decisions, cost planning, marketing strategies and vehicle inspections. The teams also have to compete under various dynamic events like acceleration, skid-pad, autocross and the endurance run where even the fuel economy is checked.

Customer Stories

Altair SimLab: The New Platform for Multiphysics

Altair SimLab: The New Platform for Multiphysics Gunaseelan Krishnasamy, Vice President, SimLab Development, Altair

ATC Presentations

CAD to Multiple Physics in Minutes with SimLab

Analyzing full-featured parametric CAD assemblies is an extremely labor intensive process requiring skilled CAE expertise. Common practices to shorten simulation cycles have included simplifying and defeaturing CAD geometry – offering little “engineering” value, negatively impacting results accuracy and consistency, and falling short of desired program objectives.

Webinars

Altair SimLab – Flatten Face

Flatten face option in SimLab.

Tips & Tricks

Altair SimLab – Identical Features

Identical Features option in SimLab.

Tips & Tricks

Altair SimLab – Create Rib

Create rib option in SimLab.

Tips & Tricks

Altair SimLab – Modify and Remove Fillet

Modify and remove fillet option in SimLab.

Tips & Tricks

Altair SimLab – Morph Features

Morph features option in SimLab.

Tips & Tricks

Altair SimLab – Face Mesh Control with Layer option

Face mesh control with layer option in SimLab.

Tips & Tricks

Automating Crankshaft Modeling for BMW Motorrad

By automating the crankshaft modeling process using Altair SimLab, BMW Motorrad, the motorcycle division of BMW was able to significantly reduce their model creation time, and enable accuracy in budgetary forecasting and planning. As a result of making it an inhouse resource, they were able to gain flexibility and consistency in model quality, with a high-degree of efficiency with iterations.

Customer Stories

Altair SimLab - Getting Started

From CAD to analysis in minutes

Getting Started

SimLab Automated Results

Improve CAE accuracy with automated results convergence

Videos

Modeling: Bearings and Weldings

Parametric modeling of bearings and weldings in SimLab

Getting Started