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Big Metal Printing – Realising the Potential of Additive Manufacturing

The South African aviation manufacturing solutions provider Aerosud and the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) teamed up to launch a challenging 3D printing project, Aeroswift. Aeroswift collaborated with Altair to...

Customer Testimonials

GE’s Flow Simulator Increases Lifespan of BHGE’s Gas Turbine

The BHGE Secondary Flow & Heat Transfer team is dedicated to a large variety of analyses in the gas turbine design process. The scope is the estimation of the secondary air requirements for the entire turbine, including rotor, casing, flow path co...

Customer Stories

Gulplug

French startup Gulplug, located in Grenoble, France, has set out to revolutionize plug and charging technology used in today's electric and hybrid vehicles. To create new products and to drive innovation in the market, Gulplug is using Altair Flux...

Customer Stories, Customer Testimonials

Altair Inspire Form Helps Pragati Engineering Address Sheet Metal Formability and Inconsistent Thinning Issues While Reducing Physical Try-out Time by 50%

Pragati Engineering, established in 2004, is one of the leading press tool design and manufacturing companies in India. The company has a national reach and successfully carries out projects riding on the robust shoulders of qualified and dynamic ...

Customer Stories

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 r

Customer Stories

Success Story: SUNGJIN FO-MA Uses AFDEX to Improve Quality & Productivity of Automobile Component Precision Forgings

SUNGJIN FO-MA Inc. believes in constant and strategic innovation for achieving sustainable growth. As a global company specialized in cold forging, customer satisfaction is the top most priority.

Customer Stories

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...

Customer Stories, Video Testimonials

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.

Customer Stories, Technical Papers

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 d...

Articles, Customer Stories

Weather Forecasting Gets Real, Thanks to High-Performance Computing

High-performance computing provides the processing power needed for researchers and scientists to deliver high-fidelity, accurate and timely forecasts. Applications such as weather forecasting and research call for finer granularity of data, lead...

Articles, Customer Stories

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
Simulatio

Customer Stories, Videos

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

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

Customer Stories

Top Use Cases: HUByx

Presentation introducing a few of the top use cases for the human FE model, HUByx.

Brochures, Customer Stories

Top Use Cases: Coustyx

Presentation introducing a few of the top use cases for the acoustic analysis software, Coustyx.

Customer Stories

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

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

Customer Stories

Top Use Cases: ShipMo3D

Presentation introducing a few of the top use cases for the time and frequency domain analysis software, ShipMo3D.

Customer Stories

Thales Alenia Space

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

Customer Stories

Application of HyperWorks to Develop Human Body Models to Assess Injury Potential for Vulnerable Populations in Vehicle Crashes

The effects of obesity on occupant responses
in frontal collisions were investigated using
the UMTRI whole-body human finite element
models. A modeling approach was developed
and applied that allowed for rapid change of a
baseline human body model into geometries
representing adults with diffe

Customer Stories

Solid Hex Meshing the Human Lumbar Spine

Computational modeling and simulation, which uses computer-based mathematical techniques, is on the verge of revolutionizing the field of medical devices. Modeling techniques allow computer models to eliminate bad ideas and refine the good ones lo...

Customer Stories

Sharma & Associates

Sharma & Associates (SA), a Chicago-based consulting firm that is focused on providing engineering solutions to the railroad industry, led the effort. Since 1995, SA have delivered safe, effective and efficient solutions to its customers, which in...

Customer Stories

Fluid - Structure Interaction Analysis and Optimization of an Automotive Component

This paper discusses the behavior of a flexible flap at the rear end of a generic car model under
aerodynamic loads. A strong bidirectional coupling between the flap’s deflection and the flow
field exists which requires this system to be simulated in a coupled fluid-structure manner.

Customer Stories, Technical Papers

Monash Motorsport takes advantage of optimization and additive manufacturing technologies and wins again!

Since their first Australian SAE Student Racing competition in 2000, the Monash Motorsport team has steadily improved the performance of their race car. Recently the students discovered the benefits of combining Altair‘s OptiStruct optimization te...

Customer Stories

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

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

Customer Stories

Empire/Renishaw

Renishaw and Empire Cycles utilized generative design to conceptualize the world's first metal additive manufactured  bicycle frame. This resulted in a 33% weight reduction of the bicycle.

Customer Stories

Aircraft Carrier Alliance

Creating a Structurally Efficient Design for the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier

When making key decisions at the concept and preliminary design phases of a naval ship project, the designer is often obliged to work with limited data on the major structural design drivers for the

Customer Stories

BASF Enlightens the Auto Industry

Continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite and virtual simulation technology enables BASF to develop an innovative and cost-neutral seat pan that is 45% lighter than its predecessor.

By Beverly A. Beckert
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Customer Stories

Toyota Motorsport

Controlling Software Costs with Altair’s Software Asset Optimization System

TMG chose Altair’s Software Asset Optimization (SAO) system to address this problem. SAO (Software Asset Optimization) enables the user easy and efficient access of the actual software usage of existing lic

Customer Stories

Renault

Carmakers the world over are investing heavily in the development of lighter vehicles and more economical engines that can go further on less fuel. Renault’s powertrain division wanted to further decrease the weight and increase the performance of...

Customer Stories

PBS Professional Drives Computational Science at Scuola Normale

PBS Professional is managing the DreamHPC cluster at Scuola Normale di Pisa, a 2600-core Dell cluster used for compute-intensive simulations requiring parallel efficiency, scalability and fast memory access.

Customer Stories

Toyota Motorsport GmbH uses Altair‘s SAO System to better control software costs in its commercial Software tools

License monitoring delivering information about the actual scope of software usage with Altair’s SAO solution, improving decisions on software renewal and acquisition.

Customer Stories

Evenflo

Evenflo employs topology optimization and generative design simulation for “sustaining engineering” where fast turnaround is essential for functional improvements of  infant car seats design.

Customer Stories

Ron Mendell

Hollywood concept artist Ron Mendell converts sketches to fully rendered digital 3D models, incorporating real world materials, dimensions and constraints.

Customer Stories

QIMR Case Study: Altair and Dell Improve HPC Capabilities for Leading Research Institute

Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) is using PBS Professional on a Dell cluster to improve HPC computing. According to the CIO, “Everyone has benefited from this installation. Researchers can do things they couldn’t do before, like run...

Customer Stories

CFD Advances Racing Bike Performance

Highly automated computational fluid dynamics (CFD) workflows enable the discovery of flow behaviors, improving wheel aerodynamics.

Mathew N. Godo, Ph.D. and David Corson, Ph.D.
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Customer Stories

Airbus

A380 Weight Reduction through Optimization

Through collaborative partnerships with Altair in the UK, the software was developed to produce an innovative rib design, which resulted in an optimized weight saving over 500kg per aircraft. Exceptional team working has been an essential

Customer Stories

Improving Efficiency and Accuracy at Eaton Aerospace with HyperWorks

The Hydraulic Systems Division of
Eaton’s Aerospace Group designs hydraulic
components and systems on many of the
world’s military and commercial aircraft
in the skies today. Eaton uses Altair HyperWorks within it's simulation processes to improve solution efficiency and accuracy.

Customer Stories

HyperWorks Accelerates Design Process and Development of Diesel Export Locomotive at RDSO

Altair HyperWorks helped RDSO reduce development time and optimize structural characteristics of the diesel export locomotive. Physical testing on these large, complex structures had to be limited. Using HyperMesh/HyperView pre/post processing cap...

Customer Stories

Rotorcraft Design Takes Flight

Optimization tools enable Boeing to balance form and function in the development of advanced aircraft.

Customer Stories

PBS Professional at Trelleborg: An Automotive Design Group Maximizes Productivity

When you look for a new car, you probably think about style, comfort, performance, economy, or innovative electronics. You won't be thinking about the kinds of parts that Trelleborg Automotive makes. But they're there, all right, mostly unsung and...

Customer Stories

PBS Professional at TGen: Cutting Time to Discovery

In recent years, corporations and research institutions around the world have applied massive computational resources to defining the makeup of the human genome. One of the greatest challenges is to translate that knowledge into therapeutics and d...

Customer Stories
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