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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 tech...

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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 Studen...

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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.

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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...

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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 use...

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Wilson Golf/Driver vs. Driver

Altair’s work on Driver vs. Driver, Wilson Golf’s television competition that followed aspiring golf club designers in their journey to develop Wilson’s next club in production. Our industrial design team worked with each of the contestants to dev...

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Philips

Philips uses modeling software to quickly and easily visualize design concepts so design and engineering colleagues can work hand-in-hand throughout the process, and ultimately conceptualize final products.

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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%

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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...

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Adam Wais of Rolo Bikes Discusses the Working Relationship with Altair

During the development of a new carbon fiber bicycle, the design team at Sweden based Rolo Bikes, wanted to develop a frame which exhibited world leading strength and stiffness attributes while keeping weight to an absolute minimum. The team requi...

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Achieving Superior Crash Performance for the Souest DX7

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

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Getting it right the First Time; how FE-Simulation with RADIOSS supports Sigma Connectivity in Streamlining the Development Process

Simulation is extensively used in the
early development phases at the Sigma
Group, where about 10-15 engineers are
working with different types of simulations.

Customer Story

The SKA Radio Telescope: A Global Project for a Better Understanding of the Universe

Challenging Einstein’s seminal theory of
relativity to the limits, how the very first
stars and galaxies formed just after the Big
Bang, the study of dark energy and the vast
magnetic fields in the cosmos, and the age
old question “Are we alone in the Universe?”
These are some of the key scien

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Climbing the Winner’s Podium with HyperWorks

HyperWorks allows for the option to increase the stiffness of the wheel shell through the use of OptiStruct. By applying HyperWorks to
their composite design and development process the team was able to increase the stiffness of the chosen components by 10 percent while learning how to do a structu

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F.tech R&D North America

F.tech R&D North America utilizes HyperView to investigate test results, using the data to inform decisions on methods to improve designs. This data will often be used to create reports and presentations during the development process, using image...

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Optimization Technology: Leveraging a Solid Foundation to Innovate Better Products

Steady improvements in the OptiStruct solver platform over 20 years have enabled users to tackle increasingly complex design challenges. Now, OptiStruct in combination with 3D printing helps to achieve more efficient structural designs.

By Uwe Schramm
Concept To Reality Winter/

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NASA Develops Wireless Sensors to Detect Lightning Strike Damage to Composite Aircraft

Computational electromagnetic software enables a team of researchers at NASA’s Langley Research Center to develop wireless resonant sensors that can measure and mitigate lightning strike damage to composite aircraft.

By Beverly A. Beckert
Concept To Reality Winter/ Spring 2015

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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...

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Stanley Black & Decker Case Study

Stanley Black & Decker chose Altair’s HyperWorks Unlimited to optimize their CAE processes for power tool design, enabling them to explore concepts more deeply, reduce cycle times and make better decisions faster.

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Combining topology optimization with laser additive manufacturing reveals new potential for lightweight structures

Challenge: Development of design and optimization methods to improve components made with laser additive manufacturing methods.

Altair Solution: HyperWorks, OptiStruct, Simulation Driven Design Process

Benefits: increased material efficiency, lighter and stiffer structures, less user training

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Applications of Acusolve and Optistruct in the High-Temperature Reformation of Biomass

Applications of Acusolve and Optistruct in the High-Temperature Reformation of Biomass presentation given by Tim Laska of sundrop fuels at ATCx Energy.

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Accurate Simulation Modelling of Sports Impact Scenarios using HyperWorks

One of the key research activities within the institute is concerned with the development of enhanced human surrogate models for sports personal protective equipment (PPE) research. Impact surrogates are used to provide a representation of a livin...

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HyperWorks provides flexibility and agility to development processes of Engineering Services Provider Beta Epsilon

Beta Epsilon designs racing cars and offers engineering. Beta Epsilon offers component and vehicle meshing, FEA analysis of metal and composite components, crash test simulation, optimization, and CFD simulation. Beta Epsilon uses HyperMesh, OptiS...

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Aerodynamic Development of a Road Cycling Helmet with AcuSolve - LX Sim

Customer Story

Creactive Design

Using Optimization to Improve the Design of a Classroom

Product design consultancy and structural engineering partner, Creactive Design, wanted to explore the possibility of utilizing optimization technologies to improve the design of a cross-functional roof for an innovative new c

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HyperWorks Enables Global Appliance Manufacturer to Use New Material for Stronger, Lower-Cost Product

To qualitatively and quantitatively analyze the stress on the door cover during thermal expansion and contraction, the engineers used HyperMesh, a high-performance finite element pre-processor and RADIOSS, a modern structural analysis and optimiza...

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HyperWorks, especially OptiStruct is one of the central tools supporting the CAE efforts of BASF Engineering Plastics

Mathematical optimisation methods can provide significant support in virtual CAE part development. In the early phases of the project topology optimisation affords valuable clues to the design of the geometry of the part.

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Dante Sanchez Discusses the Optimization of Mabe's White Goods Packaging

For white goods manufacturer Mabe, the quality of the design and engineering of their home appliances is paramount. The objectives of this project were to simulate the effect of the distribution environment events to a washer and dryer product and...

Customer Testimonials, Videos

Pininfarina Extra

Pininfarina Extra blends the use of industrial design, modeling and topology optimization software to achieve the brand's values of elegance, essentiality and innovation outside of the automotive industry.

Customer Story

Mabe - Improved Protection of White Goods through Packaging Optimization

For white goods manufacturer Mabe, the quality of the design and engineering of their home appliances is paramount. The products need to be highly robust as well as visually appealing but must also arrive with the customer in perfect condition. Th...

Customer Story

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

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Unilever

Customized Solutions to Reduce Packaging Waste

With increasing pressures on all manufacturers to reduce the environmental impact of their products, consumer goods giant, Unilever, needed a way to minimize the material used in its packaging while ensuring that it remained strong eno

Customer Story

Unilever

Optimizing Packaging Designs & Reducing Prototype Costs

To remain at the forefront of innovation within the male grooming market, Unilever, constantly looks for ways to differentiate their products from competitor offerings. For the Lynx (Axe) brand, Unilever needed to adopt a simu

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HyperWorks Improves Development Processes in Automotive Industry

In 2008 PWO Germany (Progress-Werk Oberkirch AG) had to develop and produce a new steel made automotive cross car beam (CCB) for the dash board of a new car. PWO received the CAD model, the design space definition and other pre-defined standards o...

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Nelson Mandela University: Designing a Winning Eco-Car

Martin Badenhorst, Masters Student at Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, shares how he managed to reduce the weight of their eco-car by 20%.

Customer Testimonials, Videos

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 Story

Effective Product Convergence through Visual Brainstorming

When trying to reach consensus in new product development, a picture (or two) is worth a thousand words.

Customer Story

Optimization Methods Land Results in ExoMars Project

Sophisticated simulation tools enable aerospace engineers to study the feasibility of airbag landing systems.

Customer Story

HyperWorks at Sea Ray: Engineering High-Performance Pleasure Boats

For Sea Ray Boats, the leading, U.S.-based manufacturer of high-end pleasure boats, CAE simulations
are an integral part of the design process to achieve shorter time to market. HyperWorks is deployed
for the entire analysis process of the vessel, from modeling and simulation, to visualization and

Customer Story

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...

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