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Success Story: DSA uses HyperWorks to Streamline its Marine Hydrodynamics Analysis with ProteusDS and ShipMo3D

APA Partner, DSA, uses Altair HyperMesh™, Altair AcuSolve™, and Altair Virtual Wind Tunnel™ to create high-quality hydrodynamic mesh and models for ship and marine structures.

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.

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.

Case Study: GE Power Sets World Records for Gas Turbine Combined Cycle Efficiency using Flow Simulator

Flow Simulator is GE Power's day-to-day workhorse for designing the secondary flow circuit within a gas turbine engine.

Case Study: GE's Aviation Systems Business uses Flow Simulator to Model Aircraft Backup Generator

GE Aviation Systems business has been challenged with providing a backup generator (BUG) to provide electrical power to a new aircraft in the event of multiple failures of other systems.

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.

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.

Altair and Ziegler Instruments Combine Experience and Technologies to Identify and Eliminate Squeak and Rattle Issues

Altair has partnered with Ziegler-Instruments to enhance its Squeak and Rattle Director (SnRD), making it the most advanced and comprehensive solution on the market to predict and eradicate squeak and rattle phenomena in vehicles, aircraft and other products sensitive to Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH). The addition of Ziegler-Instruments’ PEM material database gives Altair’s SnRD clients access to the results for over 11,000 individual stick and slip phenomena for different materials pairs. In this video, Patrick Schimmelbauer and Jens Herting of Ziegler Instruments give an overview of the partnership and what it means to companies needing to address squeak and rattle issues.

No more Gone with the Wind – Pedestrian Comfort Improvements on Quinta Torre with AcuSolve Computational Fluid Dynamics

Officially known as the Caleido project, the Fifth Tower in Madrid is owned by Inmobiliaria Espacio, a company that, among other services, deals with infrastructure and construction for all types of buildings.

Developing More Accurate and Reliable Vehicle Component Models in Less Time with Software Automation at Changan Automobile

Pre-processing vehicle models is time consuming and complex, with many opportunities for error if done manually. Altair build a custom software solution to automate most of the pre-processing tasks.

Case Study: Carriots Enables Real-Time Foundation Monitoring for Omnifor

In the western part of the Netherlands, the soil has insufficient bearing capacity to allow for the construction of buildings and houses. To overcome this issue, buildings in this area have been built on timber pile foundations. These foundations have to be fully submerged in water to avoid pile deterioration from rotting and fungi. Property owners wanted a way to monitor the structural condition of their timber pile foundations. Omnifor teamed up with Carriots and created a platform for structural health monitoring to track any signs of deterioration or shifting of the foundation. Data is collected at a specific rate to track the evolution of the deterioration along with an estimate of how long the property owner has until repairs are necessary.

Pioneering Real Wireless Power Delivery™ at Ossia Inc.: FEKO in the Simulation Process

Ossia’s patented wireless power Cota® technology is delivered much like Wi-Fi, is inherently safe, and provides real wireless power through the air and over a distance, even while the device is in motion. Using FEKO® for simulations to demonstrate that the SAR limit for COTA technology use for wireless power charging is within the FCC mandated limit of 1.6 watts per kilogram.

Originating a safe Fun Utility Vehicle (FUV)

The challenge in the development of Arcimoto’s SRK Generation 8; an all-electric, multi-purpose/utility commuter vehicle, included creation of an optimized platform that offers 3-wheeled stability, a space frame enclosure for protection, and a rear swing arm that handles the load requirements and also follows the visual design of the vehicle. HyperMesh® provided an environment for rapid model generation allowing Arcimoto to answer queries by helping them perform the analysis in OptiStruct® in an easy, time efficient manner. Using RADIOSS® for the physics helped them achieve repeatable and accurate results, reduce simulation cycle times and allow for evaluating multiple design scenarios thus enabling better decisions.

Using HyperWorks® to Optimize Structural Strength for Argon 18 High-performance Bikes

Argon 18 recently partnered with the ÉTS Research Chair on Engineering of Processing, Materials and Structures for Additive Manufacturing to manufacture a new track bike for Lasse Norman Hansen, one of the athletes competing for the Danish team in track cycling at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Their aim was to develop a bike that was stiffer, highly integrated, more aerodynamic, providing greater efficiency. An important aspect of the project was the development of a new aluminum stem to be used by Mr. Hansen in the Flying Lap event which is achieved by the fastest lap from the moving start. Altair solutions included OptiStruct for structural analysis, AcuSolve® for CFD, and Virtual Wind Tunnel.

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 sophisticated Table Ex-08.

Sujan CooperStandard Achieves Lightweighting and Performance Targets with Altair

Sujan CooperStandard manufactures (anti-vibration) NVH products for leading automotive companies. Currently, the automotive industry is under extreme pressure because of environmental norms and has to adhere to stringent government policies related to pollution control and one of the simplest ways to address these is to optimize designs and reduce weight of products and components. They began using Altair HyperWorks on the on the recommendation of their joint venture partner CooperStandard. The team decided to improvise design of their Torsion Vibration Damper using Altair solutions like solidThinking Inspire to optimize designs of the brackets and OptiStruct for structural integrity of the designs. Altair solutions have helped Sujan CooperStandard get their product designs right the first time and consistently meet their time, cost and quality targets.

Innovative Drone Propulsion Design using Model-Based Development

To assist Kappa Electronics’ customer with controlling the motor for a new drone design, Altair’s solidThinking Embed was used for high speed simulation of motor electronics and control dynamics to develop a novel method of sensorless field-oriented control.

Addressing Design Development Challenges Through Simulation Driven Platform

Automotive suppliers are facing many challenges in having in-house simulation capabilities compared to that of OEM’s. One of the ways to overcome these challenges is to invest in simulation technologies that require an affordable initial investment, the ownership cost of which is low, the codes are reliable & proven, and the suite of tools provide suppliers access to a broad range of solvers (a true multi-physics environment) helping them pick and choose the solvers as per their simulation requirements. In the early stage of in-house simulation implementation at Endurance Technologies, HyperWorks was being adopted primarily for pre and post processing due to its extraordinary FE modeling solutions. With constant support, Altair team has helped Endurance in exploring and implementing various HyperWorks solvers at Endurance Technologies.

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®, the CFD solver; OptiStruct®, the suite's FE-solver and an optimization tool; and HyperMesh® for modeling and meshing tasks. For plant control design, Kampmann is currently considering solidThinking Activate®, a mapping software for control systems. Thanks to simulation, Kampmann engineers are now able to answer questions regarding the internal processes of the system, which are difficult, if not impossible, to study through physical testing.

Smart City - Pozuelo Del Alarcón

The citizens of Pozuelo de Alarcón in Spain wanted a cleaner and more efficient city. The goals were to protect the environment, decrease energy consumption, reduce CO2 emissions, and control expenses. The city council used Carriots platform to realize its digital transformation by: • monitoring city infrastructures • Smart irrigation in 11 parks with humidity sensors • Smart parking in 970 spaces with mobile app • Smart street lights adjusting for weather & traffic

Surrogate Models for Antenna Placement on Large Platforms

The RF Engineering group at the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), develops advanced computational electromagnetics and multiphysics algorithms and tools, leveraging vast know-how in EMC for a wide range of applications. Typical challenges include electrically-large and multi-scale EM problems such as antenna placement on large platforms, and mutiphysics problems such as the electrical –thermal–mechanical analysis of composite materials. In a project that dealt with electrically large platforms, an efficient modelling tool was required to identify optimum antenna positions and minimize interference between various antennas. FEKO was used during the development process, helping to determine the design parameters of the surrogate models using its powerful optimization function.

Success Story: IVECO Australia

HyperWorks and the Altair Partner Alliance Streamline Testing of Truck Components at IVECO Australia

Daimler

During the development of a new vehicle variant, Daimler wanted to explore the potential of utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach to optimization (MDO), whereby several attribute performance targets are considered in a single optimization study, a technique that has the promise to deliver rapid design direction to design teams.

More Efficient and Economic Injection Mold Tools thanks to Topology Optimization, CFD Simulation and 3D Printing

Toolmaking is usually characterized by cost-intensive, custom made, single-unit production. To create innovative tools, the industry increasingly relies on new manufacturing methods such as 3D printing. To meet market demand, PROTIQ GmbH, a spinoff from Phoenix Contact needed to increase productivity through more efficient injection mold tools. The Altair solution included development of optimized tools using simulation, optimization and additive manufacturing (model setup with HyperMesh, topology optimization and FE analysis with OptiStruct, CFD analysis with AcuSolve and refinement with solidThinking Evolve. The benefits included increased productivity due to shorter production cycles, weight reduction of 75%, shortened development time and production costs reduced by 25%.

MIT, Pune

A university team at MIT, Pune used topology optimization and additive manufacturing to develop two new designs for the Quad-rotor UAV drone that were lighter and stronger than previous designs.  

Less Interior Squeak and Rattle Noise Using a Simulation Driven Design Approach

In the development of new vehicles, the PSA Group aimed to detect Squeak and Rattle (S&R) problems before availability of physical testing. This led to a collaboration between PSA’s method development engineering team and Altair’s domain experts.

Explicit Dynamic Simulation of Tool Drop on the Outer Wing of the Swift020 Unmanned Aerial System using RADIOSS®

The successful launch of a new platform UAS is a comprehensive design engineering and manufacturing endeavor. The full lifecycle must consider maintenance and replacement components. As these requirements often require the use of tools (i.e. screw drivers, wrenches, pliers), the concern became apparent that as the flight surfaces are minimum gage, heavy tools dropped on the structure could cause irreparable damage. The objective of this project was to determine the specification for maximum maintenance tool weight such that, if dropped from a nominal height of 0.762 meters, would not cause permanent damage to any part of the Swift020 UAS. The Altair solution included a RADIOSS Explicit Dynamic Impact Simulation.

CFD Oilsplash Simulation in Driveline CAE

A brief presentation on how GKN Driveline performs CFD Oilsplash Simulation using nanoFluidX.

Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Churning Losses in Powertrain Components

A brief presentation on how Magna is predicting and improving powertrain efficiency with nanoFluidX.

Case Study: Simulation of a Moving Soccer Field with DSHplus

The Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany is known for outstanding soccer games. Keeping the field in top condition is a major concern. Check out how FLUIDON's DSHplus and solidThinking Activate were used to simulate moving the field in and out of the stadium to keep it in tip top shape.

U-Shin Ltd.

U-Shin is currently employing Altair Click2Cast to perform testing and optimization to create sound, redesigned automotive parts.U-Shin has seen significant time and cost savings by utilizing Altair Click2Cast.

Developing Efficient Design Procedures for Wideband, Low-profile Antennas Using Altair FEKO Electromagnetic Simulation Technology

Low profile, concealed antennas are frequently desired for diverse applications across many military and commercial vehicle platforms. A vehicle underside can be considered a viable alternative place for concealment as it provides enough space to avoid extreme antenna miniaturization. A study conducted at the Antenna Research Group (ARG) at the University of Colorado evaluated the bottom side of the vehicle as an alternative to more conventional antenna placement positions for mounting high-frequency VHF antenna systems. Altair FEKO EM field simulation methods were applied to assess antenna performance.

Characterizing the Murchison Widefield Array Beam Pattern

A precursor to the SKA, the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope was constructed in the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory in Western Australia. In order to correctly calibrate and image the data collected by the radio telescope, it is imperative that the beam pattern is known accurately. In this study, a rigorous approach was applied where the full array geometry was simulated using FEKO with a goal to characterize the beam pattern of the MWA and demonstrate that this approach was more accurate.

Subros Leverages Altair HyperWorks® to Build Optimized Product Designs While Reducing 60% Simulation Time and 40% Prototyping Costs

Subros is the leading manufacturer of thermal products for automotive applications in India and operates in technical collaboration with Denso. Being a major supplier of AC units to the predominant automotive segments and all classes of vehicles produced by global players in the country, it is very important for Subros to honor deadlines of product delivery with agreed benchmarks of quality. The Subros team has used Altair solutions such HyperMesh for FE modeling, RADIOSS and OptiStruct for structural analysis, AcuSolve for flow analysis, and solidThinking Inspire for Modal Analysis

Mando Softtech India Achieves Greater Simulation Accuracy with Altair HyperWorks®

As Manufacturers of Automotive Components such as Chassis and Brakes, Mando Softtech India has to ensure that they maintain highest performance and quality standards of the products they develop. Implementation of Altair HyperWorks solutions has helped them considerably reduce their product development time and costs, while augmenting product quality. Their overall development time was reduced by up to 30 to 40%.

Developing an Injury Threshold for Human Brain Concussion

Directed by Dr. King Yang, Professor of Bioengineering, the Department’s Bioengineering Center is a leading laboratory focused on research into impact trauma, low back pain, and sports injury biomechanics. For the development of complete understanding of injury mechanisms for mild traumatic brain injury or concussions in order to prevent or mitigate injury occurrence, Altair HyperMesh helped establish a meaningful injury criterion through the use of field concussion data and finite element modeling of the head.

Topology optimization and new manufacturing methods enable lightweight design in agricultural engineering

Amazone develops and produces innovative agricultural technology, enabling and supporting modern and economical arable farming methods. For the re-design of an originally welded suspension component as a casting part, solidThinking Inspire was used for topology optimization. The benefits included increased durability by a factor of 2.5 and an 8% reduction in weight.

ICAT Achieves Robust Structural Integrity of their Automotive Components using Altair HyperWorks®

The International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) is an automotive testing and R&D centre. In their pursuit to carve a niche as a one-stop solution for the automotive industry’s needs in the areas of product design, testing and validation, the ICAT team required a very advanced suite of software solutions. They needed a software suite that would save them time, money and also help in all phases of product development. The Altair software suite has greatly helped the team in providing timely and appropriate solutions to their clients.

Arkal Automotive Case Study Video

Arkal Automotive Optimizes FEA Data Creation Workflow with HyperMesh and CADdoctor.

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Ryerson’s International Hyperloop Team

Ryerson's International Hyperloop Team utilized finite element analysis and topology optimization to redesign a metal additive manufactured motor bracket. PolyNURBS was used to make the design 3D print-friendly.

Daimler

Integrating antennas in windscreens has become popular due to the enhanced aesthetics and the increased antenna surface area that enables improved reception. However, the design of such antennas is a complex procedure. Antenna systems contain different antennas with mutual coupling, making it very inefficient and time consuming to optimize the FM-, DAB-, RKE- and TV antennas independently. Wanting to make the optimization process of its multi-port antenna more efficient, Daimler turned to Altair for assistance.

Ankers

Ankers performed co-simulation using a combined multibody and brake systems model in MotionView and Activate to generate more accurate results to analyze thermal and other effects on braking.

PaceControls

PaceControls developed its 3rd generation Android-based HVACR Equipment control, which satisfied all project requirements and had 0 defect escapes, by implementing a Model Based Design (MBD) process.

Wilson Golf

Wilson has a strong relationship with Altair, having worked alongside Altair ProductDesign on a number of successful projects in the past and valuing the broad range of simulation and design technologies available in the HyperWorks and solidThinking software suites. Altair’s technical and industrial design teams were selected to assist in the development of the show, working under the direction of Wilson Labs.

A Unique Design Enables Bladeless Wind Turbines to Harness Energy

Vortex Bladeless engineers created prototypes of this innovative wind turbine a couple of years ago. To reduce development time and cost, they turned to finite-element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solutions to hone their designs and product development process. Computational modeling helps to confirm that an innovative design for a bladeless wind turbine will fly.

By Beverly A. Beckert
Concept To Reality Winter/ Spring 2017
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Simulation Speeds Roll Cage Design

Australian company relies on virtual tools to test the roll cage structures that keep motorsports drivers safe. Bremar Automotion provides simulation, testing, validation and design optimization services.

By Beverly A. Beckert
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Using Altair FEKO to Facilitate Development of the World's Smallest TV Antenna

Dr. Margarita Tecpoyotl-Torres leads a team of students and researchers at The Center for Research in Engineering and Applied Sciences (CIICAp) at UAEM. They use FEKO for simulation technology in the design and development small, low cost, lightweight antennas for TV and automotive applications. Her team demonstrated an outstanding level of innovation in the development of the world’s smallest antenna.

Topology optimization and new manufacturing methods enable lightweight design in agricultural engineering

Topology optimization and new manufacturing methods enable lightweight design in agricultural engineering

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS)

Due to a long-standing relationship with Altair and its HyperWorks suite of simulation solutions, NEVS approached Altair ProductDesign to see if the interior quality issue could be tackled with simulation. To perform the project, Altair ProductDesign worked on site alongside NEVS Interior Simulation Team to implement Altair’s Squeak and Rattle Director (SnRD).

Success Story: Toledo Molding & Die

HyperWorks and the Altair Partner Alliance improve tuning frequency predictions for induction systems at Toledo Molding & Die.

Woodland/Alloy Casting Inc.

Woodland/Alloy Casting is simulating and testing aluminum casting projects in Altair Click2Cast. By running simulations in Altair Click2Cast, Woodland/Alloy Casting can more accurately predict defect-free castings, while reducing time and cost in the overall casting process.

Faraone

Faraone accelerates the design approach for lighter and stiffer architectural components with premium topology optimization technology.

CalsonicKansei North America

CKNA contacted Altair ProductDesign for training on the Squeak and Rattle Director, which led to more in-depth consultation on the squeak and rattle methodologies, ultimately saving the company time and money by helping them identify detrimental issues early on and by improving vehicle quality.

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 compete for energy efficiency. In this discipline the vehicles are evaluated for the vehicle’s reach per kWh. To compete in this category, a driver with a minimum weight of 50 kg has to drive a distance of 17.9 km in less than 43 minutes. The challenge for the TUfast Eco team was breaking the world record for efficient vehicles and participation in the Shell Eco-marathon. The Altair solution included topology optimization with HyperWorks.

APEL Extrusions

APEL Extrusions employs die extrusion simulation software to test die extrusion performance. This allows APEL to greatly speed up the design process and test multiple simulations per week.

Alstom

Alstom coupled topology optimization with additive manufacturing to explore the feasibility of alternate manufacturing to traditional casting. This resulted in a 70% weight reduction of its locomotive component.

LEIBER Group

LEIBER Group, which specializes in developing lightweight metal components, applied topology optimization to determine the ideal shape for a vehicle suspension beam, resulting in mass savings of over 50%

Use Case: KTex Family for Manufacturing

Predicting the impact of the manufacturing process on composite materials.

Harita Seating Standardizes on Altair Suite of HyperWorks for all CAE Applications

HYperWorks used by leading Indian manufacturer of seating systems Harita, for homologation testing, regulations and crash analysis for all commercial vehicle seats, bus passenger seats and tractor & off-road seats

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 optimization tasks. The benefits were reduced construction time and costs due to decreased material usage while receiving better and more esthetic results.

ABB

To support the use of simulation tools in this endeavor, ABB in Spain enlisted the help of Altair ProductDesign's regional team, thanks to the company's experience in utilizing simulation tools to solve engineering challenges in the robotics industry. The project centered on improving the fatigue performance of a Twin Robot Xbar (TRX), one of ABB’s robotic part transfer systems that moves components between manufacturing stations.

Mubea Relies on HyperWorks Unlimited™ for Automotive Component Design and Production

In performing lightweighting projects for large OEMs, Mubea is the only provider worldwide who delivers innovations of tailor-rolled blanks (TRB) which are ideal for not only vehicle body structural but also for suspension components that encounter different loads across their length. The Mubea team has worked collaboratively with Altair for over 6 years. With HWUL-PA, they are able to optimize their TRB applications more efficiently than ever before, including expanded capabilities for unlimited design exploration, reduced lead time and major cost savings over traditional hardware/software purchase

High Performance Computing Speeds-up Optimization Processes for Tailor Rolled Blanks at Mubea

OEMs and suppliers include every possible technique to support lightweighting in the automotive industry. It is common to use optimization techniques in order to identify and tab existing lightweight potentials as well as design tailor rolled components in a vehicle, the design optimization of which is normally based on crash simulations. Due to the large size of these simulations, a single run can take 1 to 12 hours. To conduct all the simulation runs needed for assessment and evaluation of different design concepts, the use of HPC is necessary. HWUL- VA was able to reduce the turnaround time for a lightweight study significantly at Mubea.

PSA Groupe Discusses the Simulation of Squeak and Rattle Noise in its Vehicles

In this interview, Sebastien Gourg, CAE Methods, Expertise and Support Engineer from PSA Groupe gives us insight into his experience of working with Altair ProductDesign during the implementation and customization of the Squeak and Rattle Director (SnRD). The SnRD is used within PSA vehicle development programs today to help to quickly identify and eradicate unwanted noise from interiors, while cutting down the need for costly physical testing.

CADdoctor Case Study: Arkal Automotive

Arkal Automotive Optimizes FEA Data Creation Workflow with HyperMesh and CADdoctor.

Sintavia

Sintavia utilized Altair Inspire to prove the ability to additively manufacture optimized aerospace replacement parts that exceed existing part performance while decreasing the overall weight.

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 optimization during the process achieved optimum lightweight design.

Auburn University applies HyperWorks to Optimize the Design of Composite Suspension Components and Monocoque for a SAE Formula Student Racecar

To optimize the car performance, the Auburn University SAE Racing Team focused on selected components that were most promising in terms of mass reduction with equal or increased stiffness. HyperWorks enabled them to reduce component mass-to-stiffness ratio, thereby improving car performance, speed up development time, as well as grow in knowledge of composite material design and optimization

Close Hauled with Hyperworks - Student Team of Politecnico di Torino Sails Away from Competition

The project focused on the design and construction of a skiff, a particular kind of sail boat, within the given regatta regulation. With its modeling and calculation tools, HyperWorks helped the team to significantly reduce weight while increasing stiffness, while saving time and costs.

HyperWorks Enables Ingeniacity to Reduce Mass of Sailing Yacht Composite Bowsprit by 65%

Altair's HyperWorks Suite provided the pre-processing, optimization and FE-solving tools to help create a new bowsprit design that was 34kg lighter than the previous model

Mabe

The consumer goods industry is fast paced and highly competitive, with designs becoming increasingly complex while the timeline for production shrinks. Companies like Mabe must innovate and develop new products quickly in order to remain on the consumer radar, and conducting various analysis studies on their designs helps them to do so. This project addresses the tedious and time consuming task of modeling the foam within the product door that helps maintain the internal temperature and also absorbs shock in a drop situation. Modeling the foam effectively is complex and difficult due to the complicated nature of the doors and other cavities, so the step was often skipped, causing inefficiencies with the product.

Gator Motorsports

Gator Motorsports utilized Inspire to redesign its brake pedal, as well as suspension bell cranks. This resulted in increased stiffness and a reduction of weight.

Success Story: OHB System AG

HyperWorks and the Altair Partner Alliance Streamline Development Process of Optical Satellite Components at OHB System AG.

Politecnico di Milano University

The Politecnico di Milano University implemented generative design software to quickly and easily identify the ideal shapes and materials for three architectural design concepts.

Using Topology Optimization with solidThinking Inspire for Improved Casted Rail Compoments

A simulation driven approach was taken using solidThinking Inspire for topology optimization, Evolve for shape refinements and HyperWorks for FE analysis for the optimization of an existing component design to be manufactured with casting/AM technologies

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 DEVELOP3D.

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

Technische Universität Dresden

The team at Technische Universität Dresden used Altair Inspire to redesign a Formula Student steering column mount that saved 35% of the weight and is produced with additive manufacturing.

Achieving Superior Crash Performance for the Souest DX7

Analysis and optimization to improve crash performance while reducing reliance on physical tests.

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.

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

ESAComp for Aerospace

One page flyer showcasing how ESAComp can be applied for design optimization in the aerospace industry.

AMETEK

AMETEK utilized model-based development to develop a new embedded control system for a aerospace suit  chiller unit under a very tight schedule and high safety standards.

HyperWorks Becomes Part of Mechanical Engineering Curriculum at Dalhousie University

As a key industry tool, HyperWorks becomes part of the Curriculum, providing hands-on training to Mechanical Engineering Students at Dal

Texas Instruments

Using Altair Embed, Texas Instruments was able to develop an embedded simulation of an entire system.

Robot Bike Co.

Developing a Fully Customizable, Additively Manufactured Mountain Bike

Altair Offers Flexibility and Enhancement for Casting Process Design and Optimization

The goal of the project outlined in this paper is to get the optimal gating system (size and position of ingate) to help avoid porosity and other common defects in the produced parts, achieving the final design to begin casting the component.

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.

Hyundai Mobis Automotive Group Improves the EMC Analysis Process from 2D to 3D Using FEKO for Shielding Effectiveness Simulation

To analyze and optimize the shielding effectiveness of the housing in an Around View Monitor (AVM) while meeting EMC requirements, Hyundai MOBIS automotive group improves the Electromagnetic Compatibility Analysis (EMC) process from 2D to 3D using FEKO for shielding effectiveness simulation

Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters Weight & Balance (W&B) team is tasked with collecting and analyzing data to forecast the weight of a product during the conceptualization phase. Collecting useful and up-to-date data in a standardized way from this wide group of stakeholders was proving to be a challenge for the W&B team, slowing down both the interrogation of data and the resulting decision making. With the manual upload of data, there was no way to create a standardized report that could be updated in real time, either internally by the different product development departments or externally by suppliers. These were the problems Altair was tasked with creating a solution for.

Application of FEKO in EM Protection Design for Electromagnetic Effects of Civil Aircraft

In the limited space of a plane, a lot of radio equipment, especially antennas are installed, leading to concerns about antenna pattern distortion caused by the plane body and inter-antenna isolation. COMAC, Shanghai Aircraft Design and Research Institute continues selecting FEKO to improve the EMC performance in the developmental phase of the multiple aircraft models C919 and ARJ21.

Top Use Cases: nanoFluidX

Presentation introducing a few of the top use cases for the CFD software, nanoFluidX.

Top Use Cases: ESAComp

Presentation introducing a few of the top use cases for the composites software, ESAComp.

Ford Battery Group Adopts RADIOSS Cut Methodology

In order to improve the simulation and accuracy of a high fidelity battery CAE model. Ford has turned to the cut methodology available in RADIOSS.

RUAG Space Streamlines Composite Analysis with Improved Data Workflow

RUAG Space combines the power of the Altair HyperWorks Suite with the advanced composite failure analysis methods from ESAComp to improve their efficiency and composite modeling process.

VTT optimises industrial valve block for Additive Manufacturing

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

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 satellite development programs, Thales Alenia Space Spain wanted to conduct a research project to see how optimization techniques could be used in conjunction with new manufacturing technology. The primary objective of the study was to use design optimization techniques to reduce the thermal compliance of a satellite’s aluminium filter bracket, while also optimizing the component for weight and readying the final design for the additive manufacturing process.

Advanced Composite Material Calculations at eStress Using HyperWorks, LAP and CoDA

eStress' needed to develop a practical and generalized approach to assess the behavior of curved composite beams under corner unfolding loading for design sizing. This process shows how HyperWorks, LAP and CoDA worked together to achieve this.

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