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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

Museum of the 20th Century

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, th...

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

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

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

Developing a New Safety System for the Rail Industry with 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 Testimonials, Videos

Korea Meteorological Administration Implements Cost-saving Innovations for Electricity Usage with PBS Professional and AcuSolve

“PBS Professional has been a very reliable workload manager for our large, complex supercomputing systems… Cray and Altair are supercomputing leaders in the weather and climate modeling industry, and we are more than happy to have collaborated for...

Customer Stories

Characterization of Sensorless Motor Control Technology Using VisSim

“A key benefit to using VisSim for this project is its code generation capability and how quickly and fast it works. The speed of how its drivers work and being able to interface directly with our ROM code was really the key enabler for me, and th...

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

Design and Optimization of a High Performance C-Class Catamaran with HyperWorks

Born in 1961, based on a challenge between
Great Britain and the United States about who
builds the fastest catamarans, the ‘C-Class’
has been the driver of many innovations in
the world of multihull sailing.

Customer Stories

U-Shin Improves Product Design of Automotive Parts with Altair CAE Solutions

U-Shin is a global automotive part supplier, specializing in the development and production of automotive system appliances and mechatronics products as well as on the research of element technologies. Safety, reliability, adaptability, quality, e...

Customer Stories

Safety Comes First – Development of a Maxi-Cosi Child Seat Using a CAE-Driven Design Process

When developing a new child seat, safety is
paramount. Dorel Juvenile, market leader in
child safety in cars, was confronted with the
task to develop a new child seat - the
Maxi-Cosi 2wayPearl. To investigate
and analyze the best feasible design,
considering the occurring forces during an
acc

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

Steve McGugan Industrial Design

Award winning industrial designer Steve McGugan uses Altair Evolve to design and model a range of unique products.

Customer Stories

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

EDAG: Developing Commercial Vehicles Inspired by Nature

As Germany's largest independent engineering
partner to the worldwide automotive industry,
EDAG is continuously seeking for new technology and for innovative processes to streamline vehicle development.

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

DECKED

The huge capacity of a pickup comes at the expense of storage. The loading area is often a simple box with no ability to store smaller items safely or secure them from theft. After spotting an opportunity in the marketplace, entrepreneur, Lance Me...

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

HyperWorks Virtual Wind Tunnel on Cray: Benchmarks and Recommended Configurations

With Altair’s HyperWorks Virtual Wind Tunnel running on Cray XC30 or CS300 systems, manufacturers of all sizes can now predict a vehicle’s external aerodynamic performance without the need for numerous physical wind tunnel tests. This document inc...

Customer Stories

When Engineering Intuition is Not Enough

A new technology helps design engineers quickly create dramatically lighter structures — and better understand the effects of material placement in whatever they’re developing.

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
Concept To Reality Winter 2013 a href="http://www.altair.com/

Customer Stories

Samsung Uses OptiStruct to Redesign Washing Machine Component for Optimized Weight and Material Usage

To carry out optimization on the pulley, Suzhou Samsung chose OptiStruct, a key
component of Altair’s HyperWorks suite of computer-aided engineering tools and a
modern structural analysis and optimization solver. “OptiStruct provided us with important optimization features,” said Mr. Cheng, “such

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

Body-In-White Design for a Six-Passenger Sports Car Architecture: Maximizing Body Stiffness and Meeting Strength Requirements Using HyperWorks

The Deep Orange Program has partnered with Altair to apply advanced computational simulation methods to their vehicle designs. Altair-sponsored internships and fellowships have enhanced student learning through
providing webinar-based and on-sight instruction of Altair HyperWorks simulation technol

Customer Stories

Simulation: The Connection between Speed and Safety in Racing

Chassis manufacturer relies on simulation and optimization to develop the fastest – and safest – race cars on today’s circuits.

By Luca Pignacca
Concept To Reality Summer / Fall 2012 Subscribe to C2R Magazine

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.
Concept To Reality Summer / Fall 2012 a href="http://www.altair.com/MagazineFreeSubscription.aspx

Customer Stories

Altair BUSolutions

Developing the World’s First Series Hydraulic Hybrid Bus

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requires modern transit bus systems to provide more efficient services across America. Currently, U.S. public bus transit authorities are subsidized to meet operating budgets with Stat

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

Medtronic

Reducing Medical Stent Stress by 71%

Medtronic designs and manufacturers medical devices used the world over. Traditionally, computer aided engineering (CAE) and virtual simulation were not fully utilized within the industry as the verification process for often microscopic compone

Customer Stories

SmartCore improves energy performance and profitability of Unatec

Unatec, a company with over 10 years in energy solutions consulting, faced the challenge of controlling costs and improving production for energy producers. Uncontrolled costs and incorrect predictions can greatly diminish profits, potentially inc...

Customer Stories

Validation Ensures Trains Are on Track to Meet European Safety Standards

Numerical simulation aids in the design of passive safety systems to minimize passenger injury during railway
accidents.

Customer Stories

Creating a Virtual Press to Optimize the Extrusion Process

Today's advanced computational tools increase productivity and quality, as well as lower energy consumption in the design and fabrication of extrusion dies.

Customer Stories

HyperWorks at Wagon Automotive: Speeding Development Time While Cutting Prototype Costs

Wagon Automotive, a system and module supplier of components to major car builders,
sought ways to accelerate product development and reduce prototyping costs while maintaining high quality.
Adopting the HyperWorks suite of advanced CAE tools enabled the company to achieve both those goals.
Wagon

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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