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ATCxPoland2020
ATCx Poland 2020 presented by Channel Partner DesArt

Saving Time and Money with NovaFlow&Solid
Learn how Automotive Components Floby (AC Floby) saves time and money using NovaFlow&Solid.

AFDEX V20R01 Release Notes
This document talks about the latest changes in the newest version of AFDEX for APA users.

Electric Vehicles Case Study - World Time Attack
Is an all electric time attack challenge contender viable and what would it look like? Find out in ChassisSim's All Electric World Time Attack challenger study.

Vehicle Dynamics Simulation with ChassisSim
An example of how the optimum car setup is key, on the 2nd round of the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix of Formula 2, the difference between the 1st place and 3rd place in qualify was 0.085s. In an environment where every single point matter, the use of a vehicle dynamics simulation tool can be the difference between winning or losing the championship. ChassisSim stands out due to its relative low cost and high precision. For this research, a 7 post rig evaluation was performed many and many times. A race team could do it with a fraction of the cost of the real 7 post rig test, and there is where the main advantage of this kind of software relies – cost and time.

Altair HyperStudy™ - General Working Process
Altair HyperStudy is a multi-disciplinary design exploration software helping engineers to improve their designs. This video presents the general working process.

Converse Product Datasheet
CONVERSE is an easy-to-use software that bridges the gap between injection molding simulation and mechanical simulation.

S-Life FKM Product Datasheet
S-Life FKM is a static and fatigue strength software for the assessment of FEA results according to the FKM guideline.

Decrease Mechanical Earth Modeling Time while Minimizing Project Risk in Oil and Gas Industry Webinar
During this live event, Altair’s technical experts, Chayan Basak and Sebastián Larrazábal, along with Peter Connolly (President ConnollyGeo) discuss how semi-autonomous tools, Altair Geomechanics Director, can help you to build fast and accurate mechanical earth models, visualize standard results, perform geomechanics specific calculations, and provide efficient interpretation of the results.

There will be a demo of simulation technologies designed to enhance geomechanics engineering efficiency and answer questions from the audience in an interactive forum.

Materialise 3-matic: Top Use Cases
Top use cases of 3-matic by Materialise.

Reducing Noise Emissions in Piping Systems with DSHplus and HyperStudy
Solve pressure oscillation problems with rapid analysis of acoustic behavior of arbitrary pipe (and hose) networks through DSHplus & Altair HyperStudy.

Altair HyperView™ – Design Sensitivity Analysis Utility
Design Sensitivity Analysis Utility
• Design sensitivity represents a change in response with respect to a change in a design variable, which is typically used for optimization.
• Design sensitivity can also be used as a diagnostic tool to understand what components in the system (through associated properties referenced by design variables) have controlling influence on the response in question.
• Traditionally, design sensitivity can be cumbersome to request for frequency response analysis. It can only be requested as a part of an optimization run, where multiple design responses have to be created for each frequency response at each analysis frequency; objective function and constraints have to be defined and set in specific ways to force sensitivity output at all analysis frequencies for all design variables.
• In HyperGraph 2D, the Design Sensitivity Analysis utility allows you to plot and rank design sensitivity curves from an OptiStruct dsa.0.h3d file.

Altair HyperView™ – OrderCut Analysis Utility
OrderCut Analysis Utility
• OrderCut Analysis utility generates and post-processes engine order related data from an OptiStruct or Nastran frequency response analysis that contains either RPM-based loading subcases or order-based loading subcases.
• Background, engine related noise, and vibration problems are typically linked to engine orders that are harmonic multiples of the engine’s fundamental firing frequency.
• Understanding the order content of the problem signal is a way to identify the physical phenomenon that is causing the problem.
• To solve the problem, you can adjust the design parameters to modify the engine operation, which in turn reduces the problem orders.

Altair HyperView™ – Multiple Sample Analysis Utility
Multiple Sample Analysis Utility
• This utility allows to post-process results from a Multiple Sample Analysis (MSA), including plotting a spread of responses (+/-95% and mean).
• You can choose Structures or Loads MSA processes:
o Structures MSA processes results from a randomization of modal and connection parameters.
o Loads MSA processes results from a randomization of wheel imbalance forces.
• Sensitive parameters filtering is also supported for both Structures MSA and Loads MSA.

Altair HyperView™ – Radiated Sound Utility
Radiated Sound Utility
Radiated Sound Output using Rayleigh’s Integral can be requested for grid points on the structural surface and in the exterior acoustic field. Grid points are used to represent microphones that record the radiated sound, sound power, and sound intensity.

Altair HyperView™ – Mount Optimization Utility
The Mount Optimization utility helps to predict powertrain rigid body modefrequencies and kinetic energy distribution, which play a critical role in optimizing themount stiffness and layout configuration, by decoupling powertrain rigid body modes andreducing vibration transmission.

Power Transformer under Short-circuit Fault Conditions: Multiphysics Approach to Evaluate the Robustness
Transformers’ windings experience mechanical loads from electromagnetic forces due to the currents they carry. Power transformers can suffer from high sudden short-circuit currents. These short-circuit currents are a significant threat, not only from an electrical but also from the structural integrity point of view. In this paper, coupled electromagnetic and structural mechanics simulations are carried out to evaluate short-circuit fault risks in a comprehensive and accurate way.

New Iron Losses Characterization in Altair Flux™
Altair Flux new material losses data using the unique LS model and ability to consider own measurements enables to produce the most accurate predictions of iron losses according to your material specificities. Moreover, enhanced material manager interface enables to quickly update material properties and models and add Bertotti material coefficients.

Altair Flux™ Direct Model Export for Straightforward System Integration
Altair Flux offers a direct model export compatible with major system simulation software for straightforward system integration. Two different formats are available: FMU (Functional Mockup Units) dynamic models format is straightforward, standardized and very efficient, while lookup tables are an interesting alternative, offering the opportunity to adjust the dimensions of the table according to the required precision. Latest improvement enable impressive speed-up with Altair Activate™.

Analysis of Large Air Flux Leakage Applications Accelerated with Altair Flux™ Integral Methods
Altair Flux offers faster and more accurate 3D magnetostatics analysis thanks to the implementation of new integral method. This is extremely interesting for applications with a lot of flux leakage in air, such as sensors modelling. No air mesh is required, dramatically reducing the computation time versus classical finite element method and offering much higher accuracy.

Altair Flux™ 2020 - New Features Presentation
Discover in our quick video the latest Altair Flux new features, among which: accelerated analysis for applications with large air flux leakage, losses accuracy improvement thanks to new iron losses characterization, inductance computation in transient analysis, improved skewed capabilities and faster system coupling.

MapleSim Tire Library
With the MapleSim Tire Library, engineers can extend their high-fidelity, multi-domain MapleSim vehicle models with high-performance pneumatic tire components. The MapleSim Tire Library provides MapleSim users with industry standard tire force model components such as Fiala, Calspan, and Pacejka’s magic tire formula.

MapleSim CAD Toolbox Datasheet
With the new MapleSim CAD Toolbox, you can see how your mechanical CAD models will behave as part of a larger, multidomain system, and apply MapleSim’s advanced
analysis tools to improve your designs. This toolbox makes it easy to import CAD models into MapleSim, automatically capturing the kinematic and kinetic properties of the model
components.

MapleSim Driveline Library Datasheet
Maplesoft has developed the MapleSim Driveline Library, a collection of components, transmission sub-assemblies, and complete powertrain examples that show the use of these components in driveline applications. Built with guidance from several transmission manufacturers, this MapleSim library allows you to mix the best of physical models and empirical data to maximize model fidelity, optimize your designs, and improve overall vehicle fuel-efficiency.

MapleSim Heat Transfer Library Datasheet
The MapleSim Heat Transfer Library gives you a comprehensive view into the heat transfer effects present in your model, enabling you to refine your design to improve performance and avoid overheating. This component library is useful for any situation where heat generation is a concern, especially when there are moving boundaries between heat generating components, such as motors, batteries, printers, and manufacturing equipment.

MapleSim Battery Library Datasheet
The MapleSim Battery Library allows for the development of physics-based predictive models of battery cells that can be implemented within a multidomain system. With these models, companies can understand the loading effect on the battery as it undergoes many different duty cycles and how it will behave as part of the greater system.

How CEVT Improves Vehicle Architecture and Eliminates BSR Through Simulation - Part 2
Improving the ESL using Complete Vehicle Correlation

In the previous webinar, the development of an ESL has been shown based on a complete vehicle simulation. In order to validate this new approach, a comprehensive correlation work has been performed. Using the dynamic distortion in all closure body openings as correlation criteria offer a unique possibility to increase the understanding of the load from both the engine and the wheel suspension.

This webinar presents this correlation where a test vehicle is driven on different test tracks both in reality and virtually.

Presenter: Jens Weber | CAE Engineer, CEVT

Exploring the Design of a Medical System with Rapid 1D System Simulation
For a recent project, Altran, a leading global engineering consultant company, designed a fluidic circuit for a hemodialysis system. One of the main requirements for hemodialysis is to keep the temperature of the dialysis solution stable while it is flowing through the device. To achieve this, they investigated different layouts and optimal parameters for the fluidic system to minimize heat loss. Since the Finite Element model comprised of more than 7 million elements, they decided to explore different, more rapid simulation strategies for the design exploration stage. Reduced Order Models (ROM) were created using Altair Activate® and Compose® and were validated through comparison with existing CFD models. The use of ROMs, with 30x shorter simulation time, was not just ideal for quick optimization of the system, but also allowed Altran Engineers to challenge, and significantly alter the existing design of the circuit by increasing the number of considered layouts by 1000% (from 5 to 55).

TGM Helps Customers Go Faster to Market with Topology Optimization
TGM Lightweight Solutions is an engineering services company with a focus on lightweight design and strategic weight optimization for aircraft, rail cars, road vehicles, and marine vessels. For a recent customer project requiring weight reduction of a railway container, TGM used Altair HyperWorks to achieve the target weight. Topology optimization helped identify the weight savings potential, resulting in material and cost savings, and a 20% reduction in weight while meeting tight development schedules.

Solve Coexistence and Interference Issues in Smart Devices Using Altair EM Solution
Wireless electronic devices these days often support both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. The 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi frequency band is very close to the Bluetooth operating frequency. The co-existence of these two technologies within the same device lead to interference issues.

This webinar presents Altair’s EM solution to solve the coexistence and interference issues in smart devices.

How CEVT Improves Vehicle Architecture and Eliminates BSR Through Simulation - Part 1
ESL Development Based on Simulation - Application example

The body stiffness has a major impact on the Squeak & Rattle performance of a car. Since the body structure of electrical/autonomous cars will differ clearly from traditional bodies, an enhanced requirement is needed to limit the distortion in the closure openings.

This webinar presents a new approach of defining a requirement based on closure deformations using an equivalent static load (ESL), which considers both the reduction from a complete vehicle to a BIG and from a dynamic load to a static load. In addition, an example is shown how ESL can be used as input for body optimization.

Presenter: Viktor Jonsson | CAE Engineer (Consultant), CEVT

Explore Design Options and Streamline Manufacturability Using Altair Manufacturing Platform
Designing consumer electronics for mass production requires a team of experts focusing on various aspects of design and manufacturing process. With a fragmented engineering process, exchange of models and information can cost valuable time in a competitive landscape.

This webinar presents Altair’s unique Simulation Driven Design platform will shorten your design cycle, time which is pivotal to a company’s success.

Compose NVH
In this course you will find 6 modules to help you learn how to use Altair Compose for NVH.

Design Antennas for Smart Devices Using Altair EM Solution
In an interconnected world, most devices are currently wireless with several antennas. PCBs are densely packed with components, leaving a very limited space for antenna and the engineer needs to come up with a suitable design. The performance of the antenna is also influenced by the adjacent components on the PCB.

This webinar presents Altair’s advanced computational tools for designing antennas on PCBs for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi applications.

Altair HyperWorks™ – Design Explorer
Design Explorer: Multi-disciplinary design exploration and optimization tools. Design Explorer enables you to explore, understand, and improve your system's designs using methods such as design-of-experiments and optimization. By using Design Explorer, you can make better decisions and optimize the performance, reliability and robustness of your systems.

Altair HyperWorks™ – Design Space Management for Concept Design Topology Optimization
Design Space Management: Workflow to support the complete topology modeling (Automotive) and meshing process.

Altair HyperLife™ – Weld Certification
HyperLife Weld Certification is a specialty module for fatigue strength assessments according to common design codes/norms and guidelines welded structures.

Altair HyperWorks™ – Pedestrian Impact Tool
The Pedestrian Impact tool automates the vehicle marking, impactors positioning and the export of solver decks with minimal input, therefore reducing the full process lead time.The tool conforms to the pedestrian safety regulations EuroNCAP, CNCAP, UN-R127 and GTR.

Altair SimSolid™ – 3D Solid Seam Welds
Seam welds are now modeled as 3D solids. This replaces the previous connection based approach. Welds are defined by section size and length along the edge. Simple trapezoidal shapes are used to represent the welds. Weld material properties are taken from the adjacent parts.

Enhance Electronics Product Design Using Altair Multiphysics Solvers
Consumer Electronics products are getting more complex every day. This often requires more physics to be addressed during the design phase, while the development cycles are getting shorter.

This webinar presents Altair’s workflow to enable simulation of structural, thermal, acoustics and fatigue properties in an integrated Multiphysics environment.

Design Implants Leveraging Additive Manufacturing
Advancements in 3D printing and optimizing parts for additive manufacturing is changing medical industry’s production approaches. Applications include dental implants, bone replacements, prosthetics, surgical instruments and many more. ​

This webinar presents Altair’s solution for designing parts for additive manufacturing for medical applications, reduce design and manufacturing cost, generate efficient designs and predict-fix manufacturing defect early.

Applying large-scale 3D Printing and Digital Twin technologies to the factory floor
ABB, MX3D, and Altair demonstrate how Industry 4.0 will deliver customized manufacturing equipment.

There is a growing desire for even more customization to improve performance and efficiency in the dynamic industry of robotics and factory automation.
MX3D and Altair demonstrate how to apply large-scale 3D metal printing to customize manufacturing equipment and increase productivity.

Showcasing the use of Digital Twin Technology to drive system understanding for better design, higher operational efficiency, and reduced implementation risks attendees will learn:

- How to identify high-value parts and value drivers for additive manufacturing?
- How to get started with large scale 3D metal printing?
- How virtual development methods help to realize complex individual products of batch size1 and make them profitable?



ATCx CFD 2020 - Welcome & Introduction to Altair and the CFD Solutions
A welcome address to Altair's ATCx CFD virtual event hosted in 2020, presented by Andy Fine, VP CFD Solutions EMEA at Altair.

ATCx CFD 2020 - CFD for Oiling and Thermal Management of Drivetrain Components
A presentation from the ATCx CFD 2020. CFD for Oiling and Thermal Management of Drivetrain Components, presented by Dr. Miloš Stanić, Product Manager at Altair.

ATCx CFD 2020 - Solving the Design Paradox
Full evaluation of a design concept requires the definition of many complex details. However, complex geometric details constrain design flexibility. Think of the value of a complex model defined in a way that both details and basic design elements can be changed in seconds. The new suite of parametric free-form surface and solid shape parameters in the 2020 release of Inspire Studio make it possible to explore and analyze broad ranges of a design space. The presentation was part of the ATCx CFD 2020, presented by Paul Stewart, VP, Automotive Aerodynamics Modeling and Visualization at Altair

ATCx CFD 2020 - Fast and Accurate Solutions to Optimize CFD Performance
Presented at the ATCx CFD 2020, Fast and Accurate Solutions to Optimize CFD Performance by Stephen Cosgrove, VP CFD Solutions Americas at Altair.

ATCx CFD 2020 - Empowering Aerodynamic Design Exploration – Volkswagen Group Research Case Study
Presented as part of the ATCx CFD 2020. Empowering Aerodynamic Design Exploration – Volkswagen Group Research Case Study by Dr. Bastian Schnepf, Technical Manager CFD
Solutions at Altair.

ATCx CFD 2020 - A New & Revolutionary Way to Collect Energy from Wind
Presented at the ATCx CFD 2020. A New & Revolutionary Way to Collect Energy from Wind by David Yáñez, Co-Founder of Vortex Bladeless.

ATCx CFD 2020 - Accelerate Thermo Fluid Systems Design using GE Flow Simulator
Presented at the ATCx CFD 2020. Accelerate Thermo Fluid Systems Design using GE’s Flow Simulator by Aditya Jayanthi, Product Manager, Thermal Solutions at Altair.

ATCx CFD 2020 - Get Full Control Over the Paint Shop Processes in the Automotive Industry
Presented at the ATCx CFD 2020. Get Full Control Over the Paint Shop Processes in the Automotive Industry by Muraleekrishnan Menon, PhD, Senior Researcher, Head of Testing & Validation at ESS Engineering Software Steyr GmbH

ATCx CFD 2020 - Workshop 3: General Purpose CFD
Workshop 3: General Purpose CFD presented live at the ATCx CFD 2020 virtual event.

ATCx CFD 2020 - Workshop 2: External Aerodynamics
Workshop 2: External Aerodynamics from the ATCx CFD 2020 virtual event.

ATCx CFD 2020 - Meet-the-Experts with NVIDIA: Accelerating Engineering Simulations with GPUs
Meet-the-Experts session from the ATCx CFD 2020. Accelerating Engineering Simulations with GPUs featuring Carlo Nardone, Sr. Solution Architect, NVIDIA Corporation and Andy Fine, VP CFD Solutions EMEA, Altair.

ATCx CFD 2020 - Q&A with Torbjörn Larsson, Former Head of CFD for Ferrari F1
Recorded at the ATCx CFD 2020 virtual event, this is a Q&A with Torbjörn Larsson, Former Head of CFD for Ferrari F1.

With previous roles at BMW F1, General Motors and Saab Military Aircraft, Torbjörn has 30 years of industrial experience in fluid mechanics and CFD. Listen to the questions our audience posed to Torbjörn in this 30 minute session.

Ford Enhances Manufacturing Efficiency
Sheet metal stamping is fundamental to the automotive manufacturing industry. A vast array of different tool, die, and process combinations are employed to create an equally diverse array of components. Traditionally, identifying the optimum approach for each part has been a labor intensive and time-consuming task that requires engineering teams with high levels of skill and experience.

This case study demonstrates how Altair Knowledge Studio, a general-purpose data analytics tool, can enable engineering managers and data analysts to deliver clear and quantifiable benefits in the manufacturing domain. For Ford, this is reflected in dramatic improvements in the speed and efficiency with which the best possible sheet metal stamping processes were selected.

Guide to Additive Manufacturing for Medical
Additive manufacturing offers the medical community exciting opportunities to reduce cost and logistical hurdles while improving patient outcomes. Huge leaps in additive manufacturing innovation have been enabled by simulation-driven design. In this guide, we will explore the use of simulation and analysis technology in the medical field to design complex AM solutions, explore material decisions, optimize structures for performance, and ensure that designs can be printed efficiently.

HyperWorks 2020
In this course you will have the opportunity to learn about HyperWorks. Modules contained within the course provide detailed descriptions of the tools and workflows within HyperWorks. You will also have the opportunity to watch demonstrations and perform hands on exercises throughout the modules.

A login to Altair One is required to access this course.

HyperWorks CFD v2020
In this course you will have the opportunity to learn about HyperWorks CFD. Modules contained within the course provide detailed descriptions of the tools and workflows within HyperWorks CFD. You will also have the opportunity to watch demonstrations and perform hands on exercises throughout the modules.

A login to Altair One is required to access this course.

Developing a 3D Printed Solid-Lattice Hip Prosthesis
Total hip replacement surgeries are seeing an increase in demand, but between 10-20% of these patients may require a revision surgery because of a failure or wearing out of the prosthesis. When an implant causes a change in the typical stresses on the surrounding bone, a phenomenon called stress shielding occurs. Stress shielding increases the risk of bone resorption, bone fracture, and revision surgeries.

Topology optimization helps medical product designers develop implants that better match the stiffness of healthy bone and improve the comfort and longevity of the prosthesis. In this study, Altair uses simulation to design an optimized solid-lattice hip implant that reduced stress shielding by more than 50%.


Reduce PCB Design Reviews From Design to Manufacturing Using Altair EDA Solution
Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) are integral part of the electronic devices. Though the complexity of the PCBs has evolved tremendously over the years, the design life cycle hasn’t changed and remains sequential with separate databases and component libraries for each stage.

This webinar presents Altair’s unified solution for PCB design considerations, including DFM, DFA, DFE, Signal Integrity and Thermal Analysis.

Improve Performance of Mechatronics Systems
Complex devices such as surgical robots, autoinjector etc go through several validation and verification phases that can increase product development time. The interconnected devices also pose a challenge for model exchange and collaboration.​

This webinar presents Altair’s model-based development (MBD) platform to drive fast development for smart connected systems. Explore more by combining mechanical models with electrical models leveraging multi-disciplinary simulation.

Accelerate Electronics Design Modeling Using Altair Multiphysics Platform
As high-tech electronics companies adopt Multiphysics solutions, they may introduce new complexity in the development process coupling multiple tools. Model setup, remeshing, and design modification offer no additional value and increase the product lead time.

This webinar presents Altair’s single model multi electronics system in an integrated Multiphysics environment.

Imagine Software Embeds Altair Panopticon™
Imagine Software is the leading provider of real-time portfolio, risk management, and regulatory solutions for global financial services firms. Its clients include many of the largest banks, asset managers, hedge funds, and institutional trading firms in the world.

Imagine needed a visual analytics system to embed into its own scalable, enterprise-class risk and compliance platform, that also allowed Imagine client firms to embed dashboards into their own in-house and third party systems such as execution/order management, compliance and proprietary trading.

By partnering with Altair Panopticon, Imagine was able to bring their visualization-enabled risk and compliance platform to market in less than 60 days and saved an estimated $850,000 in development costs.

Antenna Design and Optimization Using Machine Learning
Machine learning is a method of data analysis that automates analytical model building. As the antennas are becoming more and more complex each day, antenna designers can take advantage of machine learning to generate trained models for their physical antenna designs and perform fast and intelligent optimization on these trained models.

Using the trained models, different optimization algorithms and goals can be run quickly, in seconds, for comparison and for types of different studies, such as for example stochastic analysis for tolerance studies etc.

This short course presents the process of fast and intelligent optimization by adopting both the Design of Experiments (DOE) and machine learning using Altair FEKO. Examples to showcase the advantages of using machine learning for antenna design and optimization will be presented.

Optimize Medical Stents with Machine Learning
Medical stents are a lifeline for patients with cardiovascular illness and disease. Device manufacturers are required to dedicate large amounts of time and expense to clinical tests to validate safety and performance claims. Simulation can speed up these trials by satisfying the testing of variables virtually.

This webinar presents Altair’s process for fast and intelligent stent optimization by coupling simulation, Design of Experiments (DOE) and machine learning algorithm to generate an analytical model.

Reduce Time-to-Market Using Rapid Design Iteration
One of the biggest challenges in the consumer electronics industry is reducing the time-to-market given the highly competitive landscape and there is a stronger emphasis on virtual simulations over physical prototyping. However, performing virtual simulations on large complicated assemblies can be a tedious and time-consuming process due to the complexity of the assembly.

This webinar presents Altair’s CAD-based simulation process that can drastically reduce the time taken to build and solve large complicated electronic components.

Electromagnetic Solutions for Accelerated Product Development of Aerospace and Defense Systems
In this webinar we showcase Altair’s unique electromagnetic simulation solutions combining antenna design and installed antenna performance with radio coverage analysis, including virtual flight and drive tests. We also cover fast modelling of radomes including FSS, speed up of platform model clean-up and meshing, new uses cases and technology for scattering and RCS, prediction of radio frequency interference, radio coverage and planning, spectrum management, additional related solutions on the Altair Partner Alliance and our software delivery models.

Enhancing Product Design for Medical Devices
Medical devices of all kinds must be designed to withstand the structural and operational requirements associated with normal use, drop, and misuse, all while balancing weight and cost considerations.

This webinar presents Altair’s workflow to enable simulation of structural, thermal, and fluid properties coupled with electromagnetics, and mechatronics in an integrated Multiphysics environment.

How NOV Leverages Disruptive Technology in Structural Simulation
The oil and gas industry is no stranger to challenges. In today’s world, the challenges come from an extremely competitive energy market, the growth of renewable energy, the increasing demand for minimizing the environmental footprint, and most recently the economics effects of the COVID pandemic. For these reasons, the industry is adapting to these challenges by adopting digital transformation initiatives leveraging new technologies and innovative solutions for its success. SimSolid is Altair‘s next-generation, structural simulation tool that can accurately solve complex and large structures directly on CAD models in Minutes! Unlike conventional FEA based tools, SimSolid does not require geometry simplification, meshing, model setup, or high computational resources.

Altair HyperView™ – Integrated Diagnostics Utility
The Integrated Diagnostics utility allows you to:
• Calculate response based on sensitivity and forces (power train and road)
• Perform contribution analysis for responses calculated using sensitivity and forces
• Plot and overlay response curves from an OptiStruct or Nastran punch file
• Perform diagnostic studies using the diagnostic result from a solver or sensitivity
• Perform study response changes

Altair HyperView™ – Modal Participation Utility
Modal/Panel Participation Utility
• The Modal/Panel Participation utility allows you to plot modal/panel participation curves from an OptiStruct .h3d file or an MSC Nastran .f06/.pch file.
• Modal participation represents the complex contribution of a structure or fluid mode to a response.
• Modal participation can be output from a modal frequency response analysis using the PFMODE output request card.
• Panel contribution represents the complex contribution of all grids on a structural panel to a response. It can be output from a modal frequency response analysis using the PFPANEL
output request card

Altair HyperView™ – Grid Participation Utility
Grid Participation Utility
The Grid Participation utility allows you to plot panel grid participation results and then use advanced scaling contour capabilities in HyperView to isolate key contributing areas.
The files that are needed for post-processing are:
• OptiStruct.h3d file: PFGRID.h3d - which contains the participation data output, as well as information regarding the fluid-structure grids and elements.
• MSC Nastran .op2 file: PFGRID.h3d - which contains the participation data output, as well as information regarding the fluid-structure grids and elements.
• OptiStruct punch file: PFGRID.pfmode.pch – which contains the participation data output. PFGRID.interface - which contains information regarding the fluid-structure interface grids and elements.

Altair HyperView™ – Energy Distribution Utility
Energy Distribution Utility
Visualize the distribution of energy within a full vehicle NVH model, as a way to understand what components are dominating the vehicle response.

Altair HyperView™ – Transfer Path Analysis Utility
Transfer Path Analysis Utility
The Transfer Path Analysis (TPA) utility identifies the complex contribution of the excited structure through attachment points to a response in the responding structure.

New Simulation Strategies to Slash Architectural, Engineering & Construction Project Timing and Costs
Leading design firms join Altair to discuss high-fidelity simulation solutions for all experience levels to realize efficiency gains up to 40%.

Today, architectural design firms face two primary and often conflicting challenges: increased project complexity and compressed delivery schedules. Due to the large scale nature of AEC projects, frequent change orders, and on-time delivery pressure, more often than not the ability to use traditional simulation methods for design guidance and validation is simply time and resource prohibitive. This situation is further exacerbated when trying to achieve an aggressive design aesthetic, working with new materials, and balancing form and function with sustainability initiatives and construction safety standards.

Recent user experience advancements and the introduction of novel simulation technologies now enable a broader community of designers and civil engineers to confidently and rapidly apply simulation earlier and throughout AEC projects. This webinar will explore this transformational shift and its positive business impact on project timing and costs through the lens of leading AEC design firms and thought leaders at Altair.

HUByx Datasheet
HUByx is a human body finite element model. Its main asset is the propagation of pressure inside the body.

KTex Family Datasheet
KTex Family is a set of tools (integrated in HyperMesh or stand-alone) dedicated to composite material at the scale of the yarns. Their aim is to take into account the manufacturing process in the assessment of the mechanical properties of the material.

Using Multiphysics to Predict and Prevent EV Battery Fire
Electric vehicles (EV) offer the exciting possibility to meet the world’s transportation demands in an environmentally sustainable way. Mass adoption could help reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, but the lithium-ion (Li-on) batteries that power them still present unique challenges to designers and engineers, primary among them to ensuring safety against battery fire.

To achieve vehicle manufacturer’s ambitious adoption goals, it is necessary to improve the safety of Li-on batteries by better understanding all of the complex, interconnected aspects of their behavior across both normal and extreme duty cycles.

Altair is focused on developing a comprehensive understanding of automotive battery safety issues which it has named the Altair Battery Designer project. It combines innovative design methods and tools to model and predict mechanical damage phenomena as well as thermal and electro-chemical runaway. Altair has developed an efficient way to calculate mechanical and short-term thermal response to mechanical abuses, providing accurate computational models and engineer-friendly methods to design a better battery.

Maple Datasheet
Benefits and features of Maple.

MapleSim Datasheet
Benefits and features of MapleSim.

BOTTPOWER Designs Lightweight Bracket for Motorbike
BOTT stands for “Battle of the Twins,” a racing category for motorbikes with two-cylinder four stroke engines.

Bottpower is a Spanish motorsport engineering company located in Valencia. They specialize in designing and building custom motorbikes for racing and street use. They design and build parts, systems, and prototypes for other companies.

A project challenge at Bottpower was to design a lightweight stay bracket for their motorbike that could withstand the main and aerodynamic loads. The goal was finding the optimal weight and stiffness ratio to reduce weight while ensuring safety measures. All of this had to be done quickly in order to arrive on time at Addit3D, Spain's most important 3D-print fair, to showcase the bike. The optimal design for aerodynamic loads was found using Altair software.


Reduction of Moving Masses – Streamlined Design for Improved Engine Performance
To expand the rpm range of a motorcycle engine, a new type of rocker arm with lower inertia was needed at KTM. The new rocker arm was required to have the same, or better stiffness and deformation level as the previous design. KTM used Altair HyperWorks™ for nonlinear topology optimization and nonlinear structural analysis to develop the new rocker arm. Thanks to this, the component inertia could be reduced by 15 percent, component mass was reduced by 21 percent, and the stiffness increased by 14 percent which lead to an extension of the rotational speed by 150-200 rpm.


Built for the Future - SOM Achieves Sustainability Objectives Through Innovative Design
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) is a renowned global architectural, urban planning, and engineering firm. Known for some of the world’s most technically and environmentally advanced buildings, SOM applies creativity and emerging technologies to design buildings for the future.

SOM designed the new United States Courthouse in Downtown Los Angeles to be an open and transparent public space, while also constantly considering the materials used in the project and the project's environmental footprint. The structural design specialists at SOM used Altair OptiStruct to generate an ideal project plan that considered sustainable regulations and manufacturing constraints.

Assuring Scalability: Altair Radioss™ Delivers Robust Results Quickly for Crash-Safe Vehicle Designs
In the race to deliver safe new vehicles, efficient and accurate simulation of structural performance under different crash scenarios is a key alternative costly physical testing. With growing model complexity, the demand for CPUs is increasing. To assure a fast job
turnaround time, HPC and solver scalability is critical. This article shows that by working together with market-leading hardware
developers to keep one step ahead of customer needs, Altair Radioss™ offers fast, efficient structural analysis irrespective of the
hardware the solver is running on: scalability is proven and assured.

Altair Inspire – Altair SimSolid Analysis
Tips and Tricks

You can now use SimSolid as your solver when running a structural analysis in Inspire. This gives you the ability to edit geometry, which was not possible in the stand-alone version of SimSolid, as well as yielding significantly faster results when running an analysis in Inspire. Linear static and normal modes analyses are supported when using the SimSolid solver, as well as all boundary conditions and results visualizations. SimSolid extends Inspire’s solver capacity and makes it much faster to analyze large assemblies and complex parts.

Altair Inspire – Toolbelts
Tips and Tricks

Inspire now has four toolbelts to help you quickly access the tools you need for geometry, structures, motion, and PolyNURBS. You can use the toolbelts with the default configuration of tools, or you can customize the toolbelts by adding and removing tools.

Altair Inspire – Plot Manager
Tips and Tricks

A new Plot Manager is now available which makes it easy for you to manually browse and plot motion results data, create cross plots (i.e. data vs. data), define pages in different layouts, and save the plots you've defined as a template for reuse.

Altair Inspire – Pressure Mapping
Tips and Tricks

Pressure Mapping: It is now possible to apply a non-uniform distributed pressure using an option in the Pressure tool’s micro dialog.

Altair Inspire – Download Offline Help
Tips and Tricks

You can now download and install an offline help package from within the product by selecting File > Help > Download Offline Help.

Altair HyperMesh – Mesh Controls
Tips and Tricks

The Mesh Controls browser allows the access of a majority of the supported meshing approaches (e.g. size and bias, surface deviation), an additional method called “feature based,” the assignment of meshing regions, the storage and management of meshing parameters all within a mesh controls tree. For many applications (e.g. structural and CFD) this streamlines the preprocessing and mesh management tasks.

Going Off-Road with Michigan Baja Racing
Michigan Baja Racing (MBR) is a collegiate race team in the North American Baja SAE intercollegiate competition. The team designs, builds, and tests a new single-seater off-road race car from scratch every year to compete against hundreds of other teams across the United States. The competition consists of a design presentation and other static events. The main dynamic events are acceleration, maneuverability, hill climb, suspension and traction (S&T), and a four-hour endurance race.

Enabling EV Excellence – Simulation Helps Rimac Improve Structural Design of Innovative Hypercar
Rimac Automobili’s main challenge has been to design a monocoque as a single carbon fiber part with an unprecedented size. Hence, in the development of the monocoque, the main topic to manage was the material, a lightweight, carbon fiber reinforced with epoxy resin. As this carbon fiber is an orthotropic and brittle material, its representation in a finite element (FE) material card is very difficult. To meet this challenge the company introduced Altair HyperWorks™ into their development process.

Calculation Management for Electrical Engineers
Maple is a software tool that combines a powerful mathematics engine with an interface that makes it easy to manage your calculations, so you can treat them like the valuable assets they are. Learn how electrical engineers can benefit from Maple.

Maximize the Value of your Calculation Efforts
Learn how using Maple for calculation management can help you: - Treat calculations as a valuable, structured asset - Enable the tracking, validation, and reuse of calculations - Prevent redundant calculation work, even across groups - Allow deployment of calculations and tools across an organization

The Altair Enlighten Award 2020 - Winners & Highlights Webinar & Panel Discussion
Are you an automotive lightweighting pioneer? Do you have a vehicle, module, system or technology that is driving down the weight of today’s vehicles, or could do so in the future? Are you interested in learning how to become the next lightweighting champion?

Meet the Winners! Industry pioneers Ferrari, csi entwicklungstechnik GmbH, ZF, and Material Science Corporation, winners of the 2019 Altair Enlighten Award, address evolving technology trends, lightweighting initiatives in industry and more, at the webinar and panel discussion on May 6, 2020.

The Altair Enlighten Award promotes innovation, and honors the greatest achievements in automotive vehicle weight saving. The award is presented in the following categories:

Full Vehicle - exceptional achievement in the lightweighting of an entire vehicle
Module - innovation in the lightweighting of a subsystem or component
Enabling Technology - any technology that enables lightweight innovation in a vehicle, such as a material or joining technology
The Future of Lightweighting – innovative ideas, processes, materials, and technologies that have significant potential to support lightweighting initiatives, but have yet to be leveraged on a production vehicle platform.


PATAC
PATAC needed to develop an efficient CAE simulation management platform to accommodate
their changing needs and accelerate digital growth.

How Whirlpool Evaluates and Validates Concepts in Minutes with Altair SimSolid
In this webinar, Alexandre Luis Marangoni, Senior CAE Engineer at Whirlpool Corporation discusses how they validated SimSolid against FEA solver results, then implemented the tool into their concept design processes.
SimSolid is used at Whirlpool to quickly evaluate concept feasibility, answer critical design questions, and deliver designs to project teams faster than ever before.

Altair will demonstrate additional powerful functionality of SimSolid, preview the upcoming SimSolid 2020 release, and introduce an exciting new integration with Altair Inspire. Inspire's award winning user experience for geometry creation and modification can be learned in just a few hours, and now delivers SimSolid's speed and accuracy for structural analysis. For users without access to CAD software, Inspire and SimSolid combine to enable interactive geometry modification while analyzing large assemblies and complex parts, all within one common user interface.

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.

Altair SimLab - Unit System
#1416 Tips and Tricks

SimLab 2019.3 version introduces unit system which will allow users to work in a unit system they desire. The introduction of unit system should not disrupt current users from what they are currently used to. The following rules apply for this version.

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