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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.

F.tech R&D North America

F.tech is a Tier-1 automotive systems supplier, headquartered in Japan. To help the CAE team at F.tech R&D North America overcome tedious challenges related to model build and geometry preparation for weld creation, Altair developed a customized solution. Developed using Altair’s Model Mesher Director (MMD) PSO (Packaged Solution Offering), the F.tech -Pre-processing Automation Solution (F.tech-PAS) is a streamlined toolset which aids F.tech engineers in CAE meshing and assembly from CAD to solver deck.

Altair SimSolid Brochure

Altair SimSolid is a structural analysis software developed specifically for rapidly evolving design processes. It eliminates geometry simplification and meshing, the two most time-consuming and expertise-extensive tasks done in traditional FEA, enabling the analysis of fully-featured CAD assemblies in minutes without meshing.

SmartCore Datasheet

Altair SmartCore open-architecture solution enabling advanced edge-to-cloud IoT applications and augmented data analytics powered by machine learning to drive the innovation.

Infinity BI powered by Altair SmartSight

Infinity.BI is a powerful business analytics module developed by Altair in partnership with Advanced Utility Systems for CIS Infinity® customers.

Through a direct integration of Altair’s business intelligence software with the Infinity database schema, this business analytics module provides a rich set of dynamic reports / dashboards which can be tailored to address the unique business needs of each utility.

Fallbrook Technologies

Traction-based, patented NuVinci® transmission, is a continuously variable planetary (CVP) technology enabling performance and efficiency improvements for machines that use an engine, pump, motor, or geared transmission systems. Fallbrook Technologies has been working on improving oil flow inside the NuVinci products as it affects the transmission’s efficiency, durability, power, capacity, and cost. Altair worked with Amazon Web Services (AWS), a secure cloud services platform, to provide an integrated solution to Fallbrook including advanced GPU hardware, high-performance computing (HPC) and the nanoFluidX software through industry-leading workload management and job scheduler, Altair PBS Professional™.

Processing CAE Data via Advanced Mathematical Scripting

High level, Matrix-based Numerical computing language & unified programming environment for all types of math from solving matrix analysis, differential equations signal analysis and control systems. It is an integrated HyperWorks post processing tool.

A Motivating, Inspirational, Forum for Learning: Thoughts from Attendees at the 2018 Global ATC

Thoughts from attendees express the energy and passion emanating through the exchange of knowledge, information, ideas and stories by technology leaders and industry executives at the 2018 Global Altair Technology Conference.

Automotive NVH Development - Past, Present, and Future Technology Challenges

Dr. Per-Olof Sturesson, Senior Director Driving Dynamics and Noise & Vibration Centre at Volvo Cars, keynote presentation at the 2018 Global ATC in Paris, France.

Over the last decades, the utilization of CAE has increased substantially in the vehicle NVH refinement process. Today CAE is a fully integrated in the NVH development due to significant innovations in computer algorithms, application software and hardware systems. The numerous challenges with respect to NVH driven by the introduction of new technologies can be mitigated by means of extensive utilization of CAE delivering products faster to the market. The presentation will cover a retrospective, current status and an outlook.

The Digitalization Trends and Structural Design in Maritime Industry

Dr. Toshiro Arima, Corporate Officer, Director of Rule Development and ICT Division at ClassNK, keynote presentation at the 2018 Global ATC in Paris, France.

In this presentation, the current state of digitalization of maritime industry, structural rules and evaluation software used for hull structural design will be introduced. In addition, the efforts being made by ClassNK, one of the world's largest classification societies, to use digitalization to ensure ship safety will be also introduced.

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 curved surface for one of the largest and most iconic construction sites of the globe.

Experimentation Matters: Driving Innovation Through Simulation

Prof. Stefan Thomke, William Barclay Harding Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, keynote presentation at the 2018 Global ATC in Paris, France.

Why do companies constantly come out with exciting innovations while others have great difficulty? Professor Thomke shows that an organization's ability to innovate depends on constantly experimenting with new products, processes, customer experiences and business models. During his keynote, Prof. Thomke explains why business experimentation is so critical to the management of innovation, underscores the huge potential of simulation (and new digital platforms), and outlines what managers must do to integrate them successfully. Drawing on two decades of research in multiple industries, he provides striking illustrations of how companies execute innovation more effectively.

Identify & Eliminate Squeak & Rattle Phenomena with Access to Ziegler's PEM Database

Reducing the presence of interior Squeak and Rattle (S&R) noises has become an
on-going trend within the Automotive and Aerospace communities. Read more to see how Ziegler's PEM database helps to identify eliminate this phenomena.

Join the Simulation Revolution: Introduction to Altair SimSolid

SimSolid is a game-changing simulation technology for designers and design engineers. SimSolid accelerates product exploration with highly accurate engineering simulation:

-Analyze complex assemblies in seconds to minutes
-Simulate more, prototype less
-Predict product performance for better design decision making

Getting Started - Inspire Cast

A course to help users get started using Inspire Cast including an interface tour and workflow training/videos.

Meet Altair's New Tool for Electronics Cooling

In this webinar, discover all the new features in the first release of ElectroFlo under the HyperWorks platform.

Altair ElectroFlo is designed exclusively for challenging electronics cooling and design applications. It is a thermal package capable of solving problems involving conduction, natural, and forced convection, radiation and conjugate heat transfer, yet it is easy enough to use for a non-CFD expert.

Overview of MDO & Methodologies for Meeting the Challenges for Efficient MDO Execution

Presentation by Dr. Royston Jones, Executive VP, European Operations & Global CTO at Altair.

As products increase in complexity, design becomes more multi-disciplinary and the requirement to efficiently deploy Multi-Disciplinary Optimization (MDO) becomes a significant design differentiator. Increasingly, industry is successfully performing MDO studies to achieve optimized balanced design allowing trade-offs between mass, performance and even cost.

In order to impact the product development process, MDO results must deliver to project timescales and in order to achieve this, a number of challenges need to be overcome. Typical challenges consist of efficiently performing MDO pre- and post-processing and solution activities. To meet these challenges, Altair has utilized its expertise in model management, large dataflow, job submittal, optimization and visualization, leveraging HyperWorks technologies to create a vertically integrated end-to-end process software tool.

Full IoT Stack

Presentation by Alvaro Everlet, VP Business Development at Altair.

Learn how Altair's IoT stack and architecture contributes to your value chain, IoT enables Smart Things and Processes in support of Simulation Driven Innovation. See real use cases examples and hands on demonstration.

Technology as Key Enabler for Product Innovation

Sam Mahalingam, CTO at Altair, keynote presentation at the 2018 Global ATC in Paris, France.

As a technologist I have been following the technology trends and have identified three trends that can immensely change the product innovation landscape and they are: High Performance Cloud Computing, IOT / Smart Connected Product and Big Data / Machine Learning. Altair strongly believes we have all the necessary technologies required for the Product engineering digital transform and the value add being: a) Cloud HPC increasing the pace of product innovation b) IoT & Analytics improves the product performance and c) Data management increases the product engineering efficiency.

The World is Built on Engineering

Dr. Uwe Schramm and James Dagg, CTOs at Altair, keynote presentation at the 2018 Global ATC in Paris, France.

This presentation will illustrate the power of Altair’s simulation technology through several practical examples applied to some of the most common product development challenges in automotive, aerospace, and other industries.

Starting with simulation in the early phases of concept design, designers can take advantage of CFD simulation to explore and validate how different designs impact the aerodynamic performance of a vehicle. Viewers will be shown how complex, detailed nonlinear airframe simulations can be modeled and performed quickly and accurately. The presenters will also explain how multiphysics problems like e-powertrain development can be solved with a model-based development approach, which considers electrical and electro-magnetic simulation of systems and sub-systems.

Seamless integration of 0D-1D and 3D worlds

This webinar will introduce you to Altair Activate for control system design and the ease of solving real world problems with co-simulation between MotionSolve (multibody simulation suite) and Activate.

Integration of Optimization into Design with Altair's MDO Offering

CAE has since long been established as the tool for validating and certifying mechanical properties during product development. Simulation-driven design takes simulation and optimization into the creative design process. Primary goal of simulation-driven design is to provide a continuous stream of decision data to support concept design and later product development stages.

Presentations recorded at the Global ATC in Paris, France on October 16, 2018.

Lead Time Reduction in Modeling and Visualization

Seminar held during 2018 Global ATC in Paris, France on October 16, 2018.

Digital Twin, Predictive Maintenance and In-service Simulation

The Digital Twin and IoT seminar features the key ideas behind the concept of the Digital Twin, predictive maintenance, and its practical relevance especially for product engineering and simulation.

Presentations recorded at the Global ATC in Paris, France on October 16, 2018.

Extending the Life of Products with Simulation

Fatigue and Durability seminar held during 2018 Global ATC in Paris, France on October 16, 2018.

HyperWorks Brochure

Altair HyperWorks is the most comprehensive, open architecture CAE simulation platform in the industry, offering the best technologies to design and optimize high performance, weight efficient and innovative products.

Composites Driving Innovation: Development of a Sit-Ski as an Advanced Technology Demonstrator

The National Composites Centre (NCC), in collaboration with the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and University of Warwick (WMG) worked on a collaborative project to develop a Cross-Catapult technology demonstrator; the Mono-Ski or Sit-ski, a device for sports that uses adaptive equipment on mountain slopes, designed for individuals with lower extremity limitations. Composites were used extensively in the new Sit-ski design with the Altair HyperWorks™ suite being utilized throughout the development process.

Fast and Accurate Design of Electromagnetic Devices with Flux and FluxMotor

Altair Flux is a leading finite element simulation software for electromagnetic modeling. Used for more than 35 years in industry worldwide, and based on the most advanced numerical techniques, Flux has become a reference for the high accuracy it delivers.

Altair also recently introduced Altair FluxMotor, a new tool for the pre-design of electric machines. In a very intuitive interface, it allows defining a machine from templates, creating its winding, and characterizing its performance in a few clicks.

In this webinar, discover all the new features in the latest versions of Flux and FluxMotor.

Hussmann India Achieves Greater Simulation Accuracy with Altair AcuSolve™

Hussmann provides tailored food safety solutions designed to improve food quality and integrity. As the manufacturer of refrigerated display cases and systems, they have to maintain the highest performance and quality standards of the products they develop. Using Altair solutions helped them reduce their product development time by 20 to 30% with the CFD Thermal solutions successfully addressing even the most complex problems in challenging areas that were faced in product design analysis and CFD.

Altair Multiscale Designer Webinar: Taking Material Modeling to the Next Level

Multiscale modeling of composite materials has become a viable solution to reduce the amount of physical testing needed for accurately material characterization and to better assess the nonlinear material behavior and failure mechanisms in structural analysis.

Whether you are working with high-performance continuous fiber-reinforced composites, injection molded short fiber, or even reinforced concrete, Altair Multiscale Designer provides accurate, efficient solutions for the development of multiscale material models and simulation parts manufactured from heterogeneous materials.

This webinar gives an overview of Altair Multiscale Designer capabilities including new features now available in the latest release.

ElectroFlo Brochure

Altair ElectroFlo™ is a fully featured and efficient thermal analysis software that combines the power of coupled thermal/electrical analysis with the ease-of-use of an object oriented GUI to provide solutions to challenging problems facing today's electronics analysts and designers.

Industry 4.0 – How Digitalization Makes Weight & Balance Process More Agile and Connected

Kai Thräne, Manager Weight & Balance Research & Development at Airbus Helicopter presents at the 2017 European ATC.

In the context of Industry 4.0, most enterprise processes must become more digitized. A key element will be the evolution of the traditional product development toward a connected and highly efficient ecosystem, where humans, machines and resources communicate with each other and work collaboratively.

Airbus: When Simulation Turns into Reality

Dominique Moreau, Head of Airframe Technical Authority, Airbus presents at the 2017 European ATC.

This presentation will present the today’s state-of-the-art numerical simulation and the very latest progress Airbus did on the topic. The presentation will go through what remains to develop in the future so to make numerical simulation much more effective in the design process of an aircraft.

The Secret Lives of Models

Gael Salles, Director of Computer Aided Product Engineering Technology at Schneider Electric presents at the 2017 European ATC.

After a brief introduction of the changes in the Energy Landscape, an analysis of the life of models will be presented from the viewpoint of system engineering. Along with the paradigm shift in the use of models, the power of the multidisciplinary use of models will be approached such as for Design Space Exploration, Verification-Validation for cyber-Physical offer or maintenance purposes.

Vehicle Concept and Structure of the New Opel Ampera-e

Dr. Hennig Holzmann and Dr. Boris Künkler of Adam Opel present at the 2017 European ATC.

The new Opel Ampera-e offers the customer a great car with the optimum balance regarding performance, package, mass and cost.

NEVS Uses Simulation Driven Innovation in Car Body Design

Dr. Lars Fredriksson, Business VP – Simulation Driven Innovation at Altair presenting on behalf of NEVS at the 2017 European ATC.

The automotive industry is experiencing ever increasing requirements on new vehicles from all directions. Still, development cycles must be shortened and development costs reduced. Early concept development is a project stage where change costs are low and design freedom large. Thus, improvement of early concept development to mature designs faster and with better design balance must be a key goal of vehicle development.

To the Moon with Additive Manufacturing - Optimization, Space and Everything in Between

Yoram Malka, Head of Mechanical Engineering Department at Israel Aerospace Industry presents at the 2017 European ATC.

Increasing the performance of a system is a constant challenge engineers in all application areas face. This challenge specifically important in the aerospace world where weight reduction is one of the key factors defining the success of a project.

Artemis Racing’s use of Simulation Driven Design Technology in Pursuit of the 2017 America’s Cup

Peter Bentley, Design Team Member at Artemis Racing presents at the 2017 European ATC.

The increase in velocity enabled by advanced structural composites and on-board control systems has been a true game changer, and the future of sailing will be increasing dependent on simulation driven design.

Altair ESAComp: A Powerful Toolbox for Classical Composite Analysis

Find out how Altair ESAComp enhances the capabilities of the Altair HyperWorks platform by providing classical analyses of structures made of layered composites. Altair ESAComp is used from preliminary and detailed design phases to advanced analyses for the final design verification. Thanks to its ability to interface with widely-used finite element software packages, Altair ESAComp fits seamlessly into design processes.

This webinar gives an overview of Altair ESAComp capabilities including new features like delamination analysis.

Altair FEKO for Marine EMC Applications

Altair FEKO is a leading comprehensive electromagnetic analysis software package, which is widely used in many industries and built on state of the art computational electromagnetic techniques to provide users with solutions to a wide range of electromagnetic problems. FEKO has been applied extensively in both commercial marine and naval applications to solve a wide range of EMC problems including antenna coupling and co-site interference analysis, cable coupling and radiation analysis and radiation hazard (RADHAZ) zone analysis.

Altair Inspire Brochure

Altair Inspire enhances the concept development process by enabling simulation-driven design to increase your product's efficiency, strength and manufacturability.

Mabe

Mabe is a Mexico-based international appliance company designing, producing and distributing a wide spectrum of home appliances such as washing machines, dryers, cooking ranges, refrigerators, air-conditioners, microwaves, etc. Altair technology has enabled Mabe to increase the capacity of their washing machines by 35%, and the spin speed by 24% while reducing the cost per cubic foot by 10%.

What are the Concept Challenges?

See how the C123 process helps you to find concept challenges.

Introducing the Next Generation Manufacturing Simulation Solutions on Altair Inspire™ Platform

Altair manufacturing simulation tools have received an extensive amount of development efforts to expand their simulation capabilities.

Solving Your Most Difficult Modeling Problems with Altair SimLab™

Altair SimLab is a process-oriented modeling software with the features and flexibility to address the complex needs of simulation teams. This webinar covers how Altair SimLab 2018's streamlined workflows and feature capabilities can address common pre-processing challenges in highly complex models, enabling your team to focus on analyzing results rather than cleaning up mesh.

Optimisation of a Collapsible Economic Container “COLLAPSECON"

At the forefront of innovation at CEC Systems is the world’s first semi-automated Collapsible-Economic-Container. Achieving a 4:1 ratio, COLLAPSECON® enables 4 empty containers to be collapsed and combined to form a single container, improving operational efficiency, enhancing return on investment and reducing the impact on the environment. For the design for mass production and optimal operational use, the Altair HyperWorks Suite was leveraged to find solutions for weight reduction without increasing manufacturing costs. The newly engineered container is potentially 30% lighter than the original design, whilst reducing material requirements, increasing manufacturing efficiency, and reducing cost.

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

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 HyperWorks. With the Altair OptiStruct topology optimization algorithm the geometry was analyzed under structural loads, the pavilion’s structural system and skin were optimized to remove unnecessary material, resulting in the lightest possible, yet stable design.

Complex and Lightweight Shapes Made Feasible with Altair HyperWorks™

Zaha Hadid and its Computation and Design research group (Zaha Hadid co|de) collaborated with Stratasys – a renown 3D printing company – to research the potential of 3D printing and topology optimization for their projects. They conducted a study for the design and fabrication of a 3D printed chair. To optimize and ensure feasibility of their design, they applied topology optimization methods using Altair HyperWorks, a software suite for computer-aided engineering, and worked with Altair Engineering to integrate advanced optimization techniques into their workflow

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, they created a plug-in for their design tool, enabling topology optimization. Altair HyperMesh was used for finite element preprocessing mesh generation, with Altair HyperView providing post-processing and visualization solutions. Structural analysis solver Altair OptiStruct provided advanced analysis and optimization algorithms.

Altair Inspire Extrude Metal Brochure

This brochure highlights the features, benefits and the steps that are involved in the metal extrusion simulation under Altair Inspire Extrude.

Altair Inspire Extrude Polymer Brochure

This brochure highlights the features, benefits and the steps that are involved in the polymer extrusion simulation under Altair Inspire Extrude.

Designing Flexible Composite Solutions in HyperWorks

This 16-minute long presentation from Simpact provides insight into how the company is utilising simulation technologies and processes to create highly innovative, flexible composite structures that are both lightweight and high performance.

Novum: University of Michigan Participates in Solar Car Challenges Around the World

See how Altair's Software is used to get University of Michigan's solar car, Novum, to the next level to compete in the World Solar Challenge in Australia and the American Solar Challenge - crossing an entire continent in both cases just on the power of the sun alone.

Ultra-Fast High-Fidelity Computational Fluid Dynamics on GPUs for Automotive Aerodynamics

In this white paper, we present the innovative commercial GPU-based Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solver Altair ultraFluidX. This work features simulations of the DrivAer model, a generic, publicly available vehicle geometry that was developed by the Chair of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics at the Technical University of Munich and which is widely used for testing and validation purposes.

The DrivAer model features rear end, underbody designs, and underhood flow. This model was then used to perform both wind tunnel tests and numerical simulations of the 40% scale open cooling geometry using perforated aluminum sheets with different opening ratios to mimic different radiator properties. Within, we will compare some of the results from these wind tunnel tests with numerical results obtained with Altair ultraFluidX.

Altair Inspire Cast Brochure

Altair Inspire Cast brochure highlighting the features and benefits of this powerful casting and manufacturing simulation solution.

Altair Inspire Form Brochure

Altair Inspire Form brochure highlighting the features and benefits of this powerful form simulation solution.

Improving Composite Design and Simulation Efficiency with Multiscale Designer

Dr. Jan-Philipp Fuhr - Managing Partner, Cikoni talks about developing a methodology to analyze and predict composite matrix and fiber failure using Altair OptiStruct and Multiscale Designer resulting in improved accuracy and simulation efficiency of their simulations.

Motorcycle Crankshaft Modeling with SimLab at BMW Motorrad

Learn about the semi-automated motorcycle crankshaft modeling process developed at BMW Motorrad based on Altair's pre- and post-processor SimLab. The scripts developed take the FE model generation time down from 2 weeks of manual work to half a day.

SimLab for CFD and Multiphysics Webinar

This webinar shows Altair's streamlined thermal fluid-structure interaction workflow for powertrain components.

Leveraging Altair's CFD and structural analysis solvers, SimLab now offers a streamlined workflow that enables pre-, solver, and post-processing for thermal FSI within a single interface. The webinar will cover extraction of fluid surfaces to build CFD domains from solid bodies, defining loads and constraints, solver setting for conjugate heat transfer (CHT) and computing deflections and thermal stresses and post-processing structural and thermal-flow results.

Design Lightweight and Efficient Stamping Dies with Topology Optmization

Ford Otosan in Turkey designs big stamping dies with the help of topology optimization using OptiStruct. Weight savings of 20% were possible on their first attempt to try optimization on a new stamping part.

Schneider Electric uses Flux to Design IoT Actuators

Schneider Electric is a world leader in electrical distribution equipment. Remy Orban, Mechatronic Engineer at Schneider Electric discusses a low voltage circuit breaker actuator design using Flux

Multiscale Designer Product Video

Multiscale Designer can help achieving more accurate and cost saving results by looking into the individual constituent of composite materials. The tool is well suited for woven, short and long chopped fiber composites and integrates with Altair's solvers OptiStruct and RADIOSS, as well as other commercial codes.

Engineering Design Using a Small Autonomous Robot for Student Education

As part of educational programs for students to acquire practical skills and knowledge, Aichi University Technology (AUT) participated in a demonstration test competition aiming for future Mars exploration. A Rocket Launch for International Student Satellites (ARLISS), is a competitive event for the evaluation of autonomous robots – conducting tests relating to their autonomous descent back to the ground after being launched 400m above the ground using a small rocket. For the final designed robot, HyperWorks was used for structural analysis to understand whether or not the robot meets requirements, and MotionSolve was extremely useful for practical industrial education that is linked to CAD design.

Sunshine School Bus Design Story - Industrial Design for Automotive

Sathiya Seeland, Head of Styling for Product Design at Ashok Leyland, presents at Converge 2016 in Bangalore, India.

Design for High Performance Recreational Products

Pankaj Dubey, Country Head and Managing Director at Polaris India, presents at Converge 2016 in Bangalore, India.

Pre and Post-Processing for Aerospace

This webinar gives an overview of HyperWorks’ aerospace solution for model-setup, composites modeling and efficient reporting. The popular matrix browser for easy data extraction and advanced post-processing is also covered.

FEKO Webinar: Design of a Two Port Dual-Polarized Trefoil Torus Knot Antenna using Characteristic Mode Analysis

r S Vinoth Kumar from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur received an honorable mention in the 2017 Competition for his entry.

Knots find interesting applications in various field of electromagnetics. In Mr Kumar’s work a dual-polarized knot antenna is designed and optimized completely using features of FEKO. The proposed structure is fabricated and its performances are compared with the simulation results obtained from FEKO.

FEKO Webinar: Wideband MIMO Handset Antennas Based on Theory of Characteristic Modes

Ms Ke Li from Xidian University, China received the prestigious title of winner in the 2017 competition.

This winning entry covers a dual multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) antenna design for a smart phone operating in the LTE 13, GSM850 and GSM900 bands.

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.

Innovate Philippines' AEC Landscape with Inspire

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

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 particular load cases and environments. Such infinite possibilities can be daunting and a big step away from the more conventional way of working with a material having a known set of characteristics.

It is here that architects and structural engineers can be aided by Altair’s software, such as ESAComp, now available as a standalone product in Altair HyperWorks advanced simulation and optimization software suite, to produce efficient, stable and durable composite structures.

Alpla Develops Innovative Packaging Solutions with HyperWorks

Alpla develops and produces packaging solutions for consumer goods. Christoph Plankel, Head of Modeling and Simulation Department at Alphla, discusses how they have used simulation to produce lighter packaging without compromising on performance.

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 from wind and snow, as well as dead loads. Drawing on the Savio Group’s competence in the design of steel and aluminum structures and thanks to a team of over 40 engineers, they are to satisfy every construction requirement of photovoltaic power plants at all altitude and climatic conditions, using any specific fixation requirements. For a recent project requiring optimization of a mounting structure of a medium sized PV field with a power of 5 MW, engineers used HyperWorks. The benefits included reduced material usage, reduced manufacturing and transportation costs and improved competitiveness for Thesan.

MDO Director Datasheet

A multi-disciplinary optimization (MDO) approach allows you to explore all design requirements simultaneously and achieve lighter products, faster. Until now, enabling this process on live vehicle programs has been a challenge. Altair's MDO Director is a novel set of software tools that provides a process to rapidly set up, execute, post-process and explore the design of MDO problems.

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 with a material having a known set of characteristics. It is here that architects and designers can be aided by Altair’s software such as ESAComp to produce efficient, stable and durable composite structures.

SimLab 2017 Brochure

SimLab is a process oriented, feature based finite element modeling software that allows you to quickly and accurately simulate engineering behavior of complex assemblies. SimLab automates simulation-modeling tasks to reduce human errors and time spent manually creating finite element models and interpreting results. SimLab is not a traditional off-the-shelf pre- and post-processing software, but a vertical application development platform for capturing and automating simulation processes.

FluxMotor 2018 Brochure

FluxMotor is a flexible open software tool dedicated to the pre-design of electric rotating machines. It enables the user to build a machine from standard or customized parts, add windings and materials to run a selection of tests and compare results. Based on modern technology, the standalone platform offers fast and accurate computations. When necessary, connection with Flux finite element software enables more advanced studies, taking into account more complex phenomenon.

Electric Field Simulation with Flux

Electric Field Simulation Application Sheet

Flux 2018 Brochure

Capitalizing on 35 years of innovation in the global context of design optimization and time-to-market reduction, Flux finite element software provides solutions to low-frequency electromagnetic and thermal simulation problems.
Flux includes an open and user-friendly interface that is easily coupled with other Altair software to address Multiphysics problems for a variety of systems in 2D, 3D and Skew modeling situations.

Electromagnetic Compatibility

To meet time-to-market requirements and comply with product
specifications, the virtual prototyping of EMC phenomena is widely
performed in the early design stages. Altair provides complete simulation
solutions to address these challenges for low and middle frequencies.

Power Cables and Busbars

Power cables, power bars and busbars are used to distribute and
transmit electrical energy through the grid. Their design must comply
with several electromagnetic and thermal constraints to guarantee high
performance, safety and efficiency. Altair offers the innovative Flux
software to answer these challenges.

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.



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.



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.



FEKO Webinar : New Features in FEKO 2018, including WinProp

In this webinar we will be presenting the exciting features in the new FEKO 2018 release.

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 optimization technologies, design processes and engineering expertise.

Minimising Interior Noise in Electric Vehicles

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) leverages use of the Altair Squeak and Rattle Director in identifying and minimising risks of interior noise in electric vehicles.

FEKO Lua Script: ISAR Image Processing

The script computes and displays an inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR) image from backscattered radar cross section (RCS) data over frequency and angle. Windowing functions, resampling and extracting the local maxima positions to file are supported. The script requires a far field RCS request or far field RCS data imported from a file containing far field data (a .ffe file). Data imported from a .ffe file must be added manually to a 3D view.

The Design Revolution Offered by Combining Additive Manufacturing with Simulation Driven Design

Topology optimization is a computer based calculation procedure which can design mechanically stressed component structures in such a way that the highest possible rigidity can be achieved with minimal material usage. Only those parts of a component which are essential for the required flux of force and necessary stability are generated. This results in complex structures which can only be built partially or not at all using conventional production processes. At this point the advantages of additive manufacturing come into focus.

Simulation Driven Design for Efficient Electric Machines - What's New in FluxMotor 2018

The electric motor design process can be long and tedious. Modern design tools enables designers to quickly evaluate and compare machine techinical-economic potential. Discover how FluxMotor can radically change the way machines are designed, through each stage and be able to use standard or customized parts, add windings easily and quickly attribute materials before computing its performance.

Flux Webinar: Accelerate your Design Process with Flux - Dealing with Complex 3D CAD Models

Flux is now fully part of HyperWorks and thanks to our flexible HyperWorks Units, users are now able to access even more tools that will help you to save time in your designs and enable powerful simulations. Flux embeds its own pre-preprocessing tools but designers sometimes need to deal with complex 3D geometries generated by their CAD team.

Design Optimization with FEKO and HyperStudy

See how easy it is to use the Optimization SDK in other applications.

Efficient Control of AC Machines using Model-Based Development

This webinar, hosted by IEEE, focuses on Motor Control using Embed

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 composite of birch wood and carbon fiber laminate which got structurally designed with ESAComp. This video gives a short introduction to the project.

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 highly curved, wide spun architecture. The analysis has been done with Altair products, foremost ESAComp and OptiStruct.

The Digitalization of Biomimicry Design from the Ocean

Sebastian Möller, Projektleiter at ELiSE Alfred Wegener Institut, presents at Converge 2017 in Essen, Germany.

Development of a New Lightweight Aluminum Profile for a Glass Balustrade

Gabriele Romagnoli, Head of Structural Engineering at Farone, presents at Converge 2017 in Essen, Germany.

A Tooling Revolution for Plastic Injection Molding

Stefan de Groot, Technologist Additive Manufacturing at PROTIQ, presents at Converge 2017 in Essen, Germany

Simulation Driven Design in the Cloud

Chad Zamler, Marketing Director of solidThinking, presents at Converge 2017 in Essen, Germany.

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