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Taking on the Shell XPRIZE with Help from a Digital Twin
Chris Wilkinson, CTO at SMD speaks at the UK Altair Technology Conference 2019. An XPRIZE challenge is designed to source new approaches to solve difficult problems thereby disrupting existing markets or creating new ones. Our oceans cover over 70% of the planet with only 5% explored. The ocean environment is hostile and technically challenging to operate within. The Ocean Discovery XPRIZE competition was established to seek cheaper and faster solutions to survey the world’s oceans. This presentation is about one of the teams that entered the competition with a disruptive solution for ocean survey. The emerging role and importance of a digital twin is explored to support the solution as it scales from proof of concept to one that is fully industrialised.

Solving Problems in Product Design in Aerospace
Robert Fox, Engineering Associate Fellow at Rolls-Royce presents at the UK Altair Technology Conference 2019.

This presentation provides some background on Rolls-Royce products and how CAE has changed the way in which such complex products are certified as being safe to fly. The presentation then moves on to outline some ways in which CAE is now being employed earlier in the design process to develop the next generation of aircraft engines. It concludes with some background on how Rolls-Royce engages with students and Universities engaging in CAE projects.

Delivering Product Innovation Through Simulation
Dr Gero Kempf, Chief Engineer - Body Strategy at Jaguar Land Rover presents at the UK Altair Technology Conference 2019. Dr Kempf is a graduate from Technical University Munich (TUM) and holds both an Engineering Doctorate in Computer Science, from the faculty of electrical engineering, and a Dipl. Phys. in Technical Physics including electrical and mechanical engineering.

Gero had a number of positions in various functional areas at BMW taking him to be Vice President Lightweight Innovation in 2014. In 2015, Gero joined Jaguar Land Rover. As well as his role in Body Engineering Strategy, Gero is involved in a number of research fields at JLR in the area of future mobility. In 2016 he was made an Industrial Professor to the Warwick Manufacturing Group of Warwick University. In addition to his commitments to Jaguar Land Rover, he also supports the development of expertise in battery production and testing, lightweight body construction in aluminium and composites, and highly automated driving.

The Multiphysics Optimization Platform for e-Motor Innovation
Altair develops multiphysics simulation technologies that allow you to accelerate next generation mobility solutions development. From smart control design to powertrain electrification and vehicle architecture studies, our solutions enable optimization throughout the development cycle, all backed up by a global team of engineering consultants.



Using Advanced Simulation to Design Leading Motorcycles
Rod Giles, Group Manager CAE & CAD presents at the UK ATC 2019. Royal Enfield has and is undergoing a massive transformation, not only in the sales and manufacturing departments, but also in the way the motorcycles are designed and developed. Leading the way in the development of all new motorcycle platforms is the use of advanced Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) tools. At Royal Enfield we use a wide array of different tools and techniques. The primary tool for model preparation and analysis is Altair Hyperworks. Rather than trying to cover the vast range of analyses carried out, today I will concentrate on some examples where advanced techniques have helped the design process including using smooth particle hydrodynamics (SPH) in explicit analysis to evaluate fuel tank integrity, using NVH director to evaluate and improve transfer path analysis (TPA) to aid the rider comfort, using topology optimisation to reduce mass and improve structural performance of engine and chassis components, and using MotionSolve to understand complex mechanism dynamics.


Empowering Designers with Predictive Simulation Technology
Jon Heath, Lead Mechanical Engineer at Brompton Bicycle presents at the UK ATC 2019. The Brompton bicycle has been engineered over many years using very much traditional engineering development methods. Introducing FEA tools and methods into the development process has allowed Brompton to reduce development time and improve early stage design robustness.



This presentation details how the company has implemented the Altair Inspire, SimSolid and HyperWorks suites into its development process, enabling its design team to find problems quickly and correct them before prototyping.

A New & Revolutionary Way to Collect Energy from Wind
David Yáñez presents at the UK ATC 2019. Vortex Bladeless is a Spanish start-up that is developing a new wind energy technology. Its key characteristic is the minimization of mechanical elements that can be worn by friction. In the first stage, its application area seems to be distributed energy. For its development, CFD tools are being of vital importance. Both the fluid-structure interaction and the behavior of the magnetic fields in the alternator are being studied mainly with this type of tool. The results obtained are being contrasted with experimental results obtained both in wind tunnel and in real application environments.

A general vision of the technology, the strategies used for the integration of the different physical phenomena involved and the path traveled for its development will be exposed.

Additive Manufacturing, Lattice Structures and Advanced Simulation: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly
Simon Jones, Technical Director at HiETA presents at the UK ATC 2019. Additive Manufacturing (AM) offers huge potential to create structures and designs that are not realisable through conventional manufacturing methods, and deliver real engineering benefit. HiETA will talk about our experience of developing complex thermal management structures using AM, some of the potential benefits and opportunities it affords, and how new advanced simulation software from Altair is addressing some of the industry needs around it.

Development of the Next Generation Civil Tiltrotor
Leonardo’s Product Roadmap and the Associated Design Challenges. The Multi-Disciplinary Requirements of Tiltrotor & Other Lightweighting Studies.



This is a keynote presentation from the UK Altair Technology Conference 2019 by David Matthew, Lead Engineer at Leonardo. David joined Westland Helicopters as an undergraduate trainee in 1990, studying Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College and joining the Stress Office following graduation. Since then, David has worked within the airframe structure system group on a range of military and civil helicopter projects including the AW101 and AW189 helicopters, becoming a lead specialist in fatigue and damage tolerance, structural analysis, testing, and qualification. On the AW189 project, he led the analysis and qualification activities from preliminary design through to certification.



For the last year, David has been the Structures Lead Engineer for the Next Generation Civil Tilt Rotor project. This is a collaborative research project, which is part of the European Union Clean Sky 2 programme. This project is to develop technologies to support a large tiltrotor aircraft and to demonstrate these on a test demonstrator aircraft.

Vehicle NVH Design & Development Using NVH Director
Malcolm Hardy, Principal Engineer Vehicle NVH at Jaguar Land Rover presents at the UK Altair Technology Conference 2019. With an increasing number of vehicle programmes, propulsion variants and body styles on a range of different vehicle architectures, it is increasingly challenging to ensure that control models are consistent to allow comparable CAE assessment.



This is essential to allow key engineering decisions to be made and becomes even more critical as Jaguar Land Rover develop Full Vehicle NVH Simulator models to enable subjective assessments and sign-off before a physical prototype is built. This leads to a requirement for a consistent and robust process, independent of the user, for assembling models and applying load cases across all programmes, aligned to demanding gateway timing.



In response to these requirements, Jaguar Land Rover are integrating Altair’s NVH Director into their Vehicle NVH development process. This has enabled the formalisation of model requirements and processes, ensuring that vehicle models are built consistently with standardised load cases and post processing. This allows the reporting of status more efficiently than previously, allowing more time for engineering development and the future ability to stochastically assess the robustness of engineering solutions and likelihood of error states.

Build, Verify & Optimise a Body-in-White Structure in a Working Day
Dr. Tayeb Zeguer, Group Tech Leader APD, Advanced CAE at Jaguar Land Rover presents at the UK Altair Technology Conference 2019. A Design exploration, loadpath studies, material selection and heavy usage of Optimisation are key to the development of a lightweight and efficient Body-In-White (BIW) structure. Nevertheless, the fast pace of vehicle development makes it a challenge to do such CAE work fast enough to drive the design and the decision making. This is why the C2 phase of the Altair C123 process is the ultimate weapon to drive the design in a fast and reliable manner. By using low fidelity models, the C2 phase allows quick iterations, large DOEs and complex optimisation studies to be executed within minutes and have a large impact on design and strategy decisions.



The natural starting point for the C2 process is the supply of a C1 layout model with associated CAD packaging data. However, another entry point is the availability of a high fidelity finite element model from a previous program. The initial activity is the rapid development of a C2 model which can generate a reliable and good quality results. This is the reason why Altair has developed various tools to ease the process of creating “ready to optimise” low fidelity models. Thanks to a highly automated series of tools combined with highly advanced optimisation technology, it is now possible to build, verify and optimise a BIW model for Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) and Crash in a single working day.

Transforming Design & Decision Making by Applying Simulation Throughout Product Lifecycles
Seen here presenting at the UK Altair Technology Conference 2019, James R. Scapa brings more than 35 years of engineering experience to his dual role of Chairman and CEO of Altair Engineering, Inc., a title he has held since the company’s inception. In 1985, Mr. Scapa and two partners founded a small consulting activity in the new field of computer-aided-engineering. Today, the company employs over 2,000 employees with more than 82 offices throughout 25 countries.



Through Mr. Scapa’s leadership, the company is now a leading global provider of simulation technology and engineering services that empower client innovation and decision-making. With over 5,000 clients, Altair serves the automotive, aerospace, government and defense, heavy equipment industry sectors as well as the consumer products, shipbuilding, energy, electronics, life sciences, and architecture engineering and construction markets. Prior to establishing Altair, Scapa served as an engineering consultant to the automotive industry, beginning his career with Ford Motor Company in 1978. Scapa holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

Stress Life Analysis
This video shows the typical workflow to perform a stress life analysis in HyperLife.

Seam Weld Fatigue
This video shows the typical workflow to perform a seam weld fatigue analysis with HyperLife.

Spot Weld Fatigue
This video shows the typical workflow to perform a spot weld fatigue analysis with HyperLife.

SimLab Automated Results
Improve CAE accuracy with automated results convergence

Integration CAD/FEA for Optimization/DOE
Seamlessly setup and run optimization and design of experiment (DOE) studies in SimLab

Automated Weld Mesh
Automatically create weldings mesh in SimLab

Automated Bearings Mesh Creation
Automatically create bearings mesh in SimLab

Mesh Editing with Face Replace
Update model mesh with automated geometry recognition in SimLab

Automated LBCs Assignment
Automatically assign load boundary conditions (LBCs) in SimLab

Generation of Antenna Array Excitation
See how Altair Compose can be used for the automatic generation of antenna array excitations. You can seamlessly perform the necessary calculations, data formatting and output for use with Altair Feko.

ICAT Meets Automotive Safety and Regulatory Requirements with Altair Simulation Software
ICAT is one of the leading centres for testing, R&D, design, development and validation in support of a Government of India funded initiative to develop facilities for automotive testing & development. To meet the challenges of the automotive industry, they need to employ optimization to decrease vehicle weight while maintaining proper strength. For a major challenge for the rollover testing for bus industry, they used Altair Radioss for roll over simulation and Altair OptiStruct for optimization leading to shortened development time for their customers by over 50%.

A Motivating, Inspirational Forum for Learning: Thoughts from Attendees at the 2018 Global ATC
Thoughts from attendees express the energy and passion emanating through the exchange of knowledge, information, ideas and stories by technology leaders and industry executives at the 2018 Global Altair Technology Conference.

Highly Optimized Passive Lubrication System for an EV Transmission
Presentation by Dr. Milos Stanic, nanoFluidX Product Manager at Altair.



Optimising the rotational losses of an EV transmission is essential to improve range. Whilst bearing and gear losses are well understood, the interaction between rotating components and transmission fluid rarely exploited other than reducing lubricant viscosity. Effective methods for modelling drag and fluid transfer around a transmission have not robustly existed previously.



Converting electrical power into mechanical power to drive a fluid pump is wasteful. However, in tightly packaged EV transmissions where thermal cooling is limited it is essential to manage the lubricant. A novel method for passively moving fluid around an EV transmission with low losses has been developed. The system uses existing components in the gearbox to move fluid in a controlled manner. The cost savings of using this technology can be used directly elsewhere to improve vehicle range.



In order to iterate through potential design solutions a suitable computer based modelling approach had to be developed. A new smoothed particle hydrodynamics approach was created to predict the fluid movement and the drag level on the remaining components. A correlation of this approach was carried out with real world testing to prove its validity.

Automotive NVH Development - Past, Present, and Future Technology Challenges
Dr. Per-Olof Sturesson, Senior Director Driving Dynamics and Noise & Vibration Centre at Volvo Cars, keynote presentation at the 2018 Global ATC in Paris, France.

Over the last decades, the utilization of CAE has increased substantially in the vehicle NVH refinement process. Today CAE is a fully integrated in the NVH development due to significant innovations in computer algorithms, application software and hardware systems. The numerous challenges with respect to NVH driven by the introduction of new technologies can be mitigated by means of extensive utilization of CAE delivering products faster to the market. The presentation will cover a retrospective, current status and an outlook.

The Digitalization Trends and Structural Design in Maritime Industry
Dr. Toshiro Arima, Corporate Officer, Director of Rule Development and ICT Division at ClassNK, keynote presentation at the 2018 Global ATC in Paris, France.

In this presentation, the current state of digitalization of maritime industry, structural rules and evaluation software used for hull structural design will be introduced. In addition, the efforts being made by ClassNK, one of the world's largest classification societies, to use digitalization to ensure ship safety will be also introduced.

Zaha Hadid Presents Innovation in AEC
Eddie Can, Senior Associate at Zaha Hadid Architects, keynote presentation at the 2018 Global ATC in Paris, France.

During his speech Mr. Can will focus on the relationship between highly complex design documents and construction technique that minimize cost while working on a custom and double curved surface for one of the largest and most iconic construction sites of the globe.

Experimentation Matters: Driving Innovation Through Simulation
Prof. Stefan Thomke, William Barclay Harding Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, keynote presentation at the 2018 Global ATC in Paris, France.

Why do companies constantly come out with exciting innovations while others have great difficulty? Professor Thomke shows that an organization's ability to innovate depends on constantly experimenting with new products, processes, customer experiences and business models. During his keynote, Prof. Thomke explains why business experimentation is so critical to the management of innovation, underscores the huge potential of simulation (and new digital platforms), and outlines what managers must do to integrate them successfully. Drawing on two decades of research in multiple industries, he provides striking illustrations of how companies execute innovation more effectively.

Overview of MDO & Methodologies for Meeting the Challenges for Efficient MDO Execution
Presentation by Dr. Royston Jones, Executive VP, European Operations & Global CTO at Altair.

As products increase in complexity, design becomes more multi-disciplinary and the requirement to efficiently deploy Multi-Disciplinary Optimization (MDO) becomes a significant design differentiator. Increasingly, industry is successfully performing MDO studies to achieve optimized balanced design allowing trade-offs between mass, performance and even cost.

In order to impact the product development process, MDO results must deliver to project timescales and in order to achieve this, a number of challenges need to be overcome. Typical challenges consist of efficiently performing MDO pre- and post-processing and solution activities. To meet these challenges, Altair has utilized its expertise in model management, large dataflow, job submittal, optimization and visualization, leveraging HyperWorks technologies to create a vertically integrated end-to-end process software tool.

Full IoT Stack
Presentation by Alvaro Everlet, VP Business Development at Altair.

Learn how Altair's IoT stack and architecture contributes to your value chain, IoT enables Smart Things and Processes in support of Simulation Driven Innovation. See real use cases examples and hands on demonstration.

Technology as Key Enabler for Product Innovation
Sam Mahalingam, CTO at Altair, keynote presentation at the 2018 Global ATC in Paris, France.

As a technologist I have been following the technology trends and have identified three trends that can immensely change the product innovation landscape and they are: High Performance Cloud Computing, IOT / Smart Connected Product and Big Data / Machine Learning. Altair strongly believes we have all the necessary technologies required for the Product engineering digital transform and the value add being: a) Cloud HPC increasing the pace of product innovation b) IoT & Analytics improves the product performance and c) Data management increases the product engineering efficiency.

The World is Built on Engineering
Dr. Uwe Schramm and James Dagg, CTOs at Altair, keynote presentation at the 2018 Global ATC in Paris, France.

This presentation will illustrate the power of Altair’s simulation technology through several practical examples applied to some of the most common product development challenges in automotive, aerospace, and other industries.

Starting with simulation in the early phases of concept design, designers can take advantage of CFD simulation to explore and validate how different designs impact the aerodynamic performance of a vehicle. Viewers will be shown how complex, detailed nonlinear airframe simulations can be modeled and performed quickly and accurately. The presenters will also explain how multiphysics problems like e-powertrain development can be solved with a model-based development approach, which considers electrical and electro-magnetic simulation of systems and sub-systems.

Seamless integration of 0D-1D and 3D worlds
This webinar will introduce you to Altair Activate for control system design and the ease of solving real world problems with co-simulation between MotionSolve (multibody simulation suite) and Activate.

Defining Positioning System for Heavy Lift Barge with AcuSolve
Presentation by Pawel Sadowski, Technical Support Manager at DES ART.

Even during building roads your approach may be different from the standard one. The nature often forces engineers to use their creativity and go beyond typical projects. This leads to some unique, futuristic structures or some additional projects that have to be done and at the end are invisible. Our project of heavy lift barge contains in the second group. One part of this project was to proof that positioning system is sufficient to keep right position at the sea even during unfavorable weather conditions. For this purpose we perform numerous CFD analyses using AcuSolve. Computational cases differed in angle of flow, speed of flow and configuration of the barge. As a result of these all analyses defined working area of positioning system.

Integration of Optimization into Design with Altair's MDO Offering
CAE has since long been established as the tool for validating and certifying mechanical properties during product development. Simulation-driven design takes simulation and optimization into the creative design process. Primary goal of simulation-driven design is to provide a continuous stream of decision data to support concept design and later product development stages.

Presentations recorded at the Global ATC in Paris, France on October 16, 2018.

Lead Time Reduction in Modeling and Visualization
Seminar held during 2018 Global ATC in Paris, France on October 16, 2018.

Digital Twin, Predictive Maintenance and In-service Simulation
The Digital Twin and IoT seminar features the key ideas behind the concept of the Digital Twin, predictive maintenance, and its practical relevance especially for product engineering and simulation.

Presentations recorded at the Global ATC in Paris, France on October 16, 2018.

Extending the Life of Products with Simulation
Fatigue and Durability seminar held during 2018 Global ATC in Paris, France on October 16, 2018.

Industry 4.0 – How Digitalization Makes Weight & Balance Process More Agile and Connected
Kai Thräne, Manager Weight & Balance Research & Development at Airbus Helicopter presents at the 2017 European ATC.

In the context of Industry 4.0, most enterprise processes must become more digitized. A key element will be the evolution of the traditional product development toward a connected and highly efficient ecosystem, where humans, machines and resources communicate with each other and work collaboratively.

Airbus: When Simulation Turns into Reality
Dominique Moreau, Head of Airframe Technical Authority, Airbus presents at the 2017 European ATC.

This presentation will present the today’s state-of-the-art numerical simulation and the very latest progress Airbus did on the topic. The presentation will go through what remains to develop in the future so to make numerical simulation much more effective in the design process of an aircraft.

The Secret Lives of Models
Gael Salles, Director of Computer Aided Product Engineering Technology at Schneider Electric presents at the 2017 European ATC.

After a brief introduction of the changes in the Energy Landscape, an analysis of the life of models will be presented from the viewpoint of system engineering. Along with the paradigm shift in the use of models, the power of the multidisciplinary use of models will be approached such as for Design Space Exploration, Verification-Validation for cyber-Physical offer or maintenance purposes.

Vehicle Concept and Structure of the New Opel Ampera-e
Dr. Hennig Holzmann and Dr. Boris Künkler of Adam Opel present at the 2017 European ATC.

The new Opel Ampera-e offers the customer a great car with the optimum balance regarding performance, package, mass and cost.

NEVS Uses Simulation Driven Innovation in Car Body Design
Dr. Lars Fredriksson, Business VP – Simulation Driven Innovation at Altair presenting on behalf of NEVS at the 2017 European ATC.

The automotive industry is experiencing ever increasing requirements on new vehicles from all directions. Still, development cycles must be shortened and development costs reduced. Early concept development is a project stage where change costs are low and design freedom large. Thus, improvement of early concept development to mature designs faster and with better design balance must be a key goal of vehicle development.

To the Moon with Additive Manufacturing - Optimization, Space and Everything in Between
Yoram Malka, Head of Mechanical Engineering Department at Israel Aerospace Industry presents at the 2017 European ATC.

Increasing the performance of a system is a constant challenge engineers in all application areas face. This challenge specifically important in the aerospace world where weight reduction is one of the key factors defining the success of a project.

Artemis Racing’s use of Simulation Driven Design Technology in Pursuit of the 2017 America’s Cup
Peter Bentley, Design Team Member at Artemis Racing presents at the 2017 European ATC.

The increase in velocity enabled by advanced structural composites and on-board control systems has been a true game changer, and the future of sailing will be increasing dependent on simulation driven design.

Altair FEKO for Marine EMC Applications
Altair FEKO is a leading comprehensive electromagnetic analysis software package, which is widely used in many industries and built on state of the art computational electromagnetic techniques to provide users with solutions to a wide range of electromagnetic problems. FEKO has been applied extensively in both commercial marine and naval applications to solve a wide range of EMC problems including antenna coupling and co-site interference analysis, cable coupling and radiation analysis and radiation hazard (RADHAZ) zone analysis.

What are the Concept Challenges?
See how the C123 process helps you to find concept challenges.

Novum: University of Michigan Participates in Solar Car Challenges Around the World
See how Altair's Software is used to get University of Michigan's solar car, Novum, to the next level to compete in the World Solar Challenge in Australia and the American Solar Challenge - crossing an entire continent in both cases just on the power of the sun alone.

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.

Design Lightweight and Efficient Stamping Dies with Topology Optmization
Ford Otosan in Turkey designs big stamping dies with the help of topology optimization using OptiStruct. Weight savings of 20% were possible on their first attempt to try optimization on a new stamping part.

Schneider Electric uses Flux to Design IoT Actuators
Schneider Electric is a world leader in electrical distribution equipment. Remy Orban, Mechatronic Engineer at Schneider Electric discusses a low voltage circuit breaker actuator design using Flux

Multiscale Designer Product Video
Multiscale Designer can help achieving more accurate and cost saving results by looking into the individual constituent of composite materials. The tool is well suited for woven, short and long chopped fiber composites and integrates with Altair's solvers OptiStruct and RADIOSS, as well as other commercial codes.

Sunshine School Bus Design Story - Industrial Design for Automotive
Sathiya Seeland, Head of Styling for Product Design at Ashok Leyland, presents at Converge 2016 in Bangalore, India.

Design for High Performance Recreational Products
Pankaj Dubey, Country Head and Managing Director at Polaris India, presents at Converge 2016 in Bangalore, India.

Designing Optimized Aluminum Castings with Fatigue Life Considerations
Andras Tanos, R&D Engineer at FemAlk ZRT, talks about how they have used Altair solutions for topology optimization of an engine part.

Innovate Philippines' AEC Landscape with Inspire
Tony Pimentel from Pimentel & Associates is innovating the Philippines Architecture, Engineering and Construction landscape with Inspire.

Innovative Use of Composites for Organic Architecture
In this interview recorded at JEC World 2018, Atanas Zhelev, Chief Architect and co-founder at Digital Architects Ltd., talks about the innovative use of composites for organic architecture.

Composites offer designers the ability to create a material and engineer its properties to resist particular load cases and environments. Such infinite possibilities can be daunting and a big step away from the more conventional way of working with a material having a known set of characteristics.

It is here that architects and structural engineers can be aided by Altair’s software, such as ESAComp, now available as a standalone product in Altair HyperWorks advanced simulation and optimization software suite, to produce efficient, stable and durable composite structures.

Alpla Develops Innovative Packaging Solutions with HyperWorks
Alpla develops and produces packaging solutions for consumer goods. Christoph Plankel, Head of Modeling and Simulation Department at Alphla, discusses how they have used simulation to produce lighter packaging without compromising on performance.

Rapidly Exploring Electric Vehicle Architectures with C123
To overcome the challenges of developing a vehicle architecture shared across a range of electrical vehicles, National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) leveraged Altair’s unique three stage concept development process, C123 using a combination of optimization technologies, design processes and engineering expertise.

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.

The Design Revolution Offered by Combining Additive Manufacturing with Simulation Driven Design
Topology optimization is a computer based calculation procedure which can design mechanically stressed component structures in such a way that the highest possible rigidity can be achieved with minimal material usage. Only those parts of a component which are essential for the required flux of force and necessary stability are generated. This results in complex structures which can only be built partially or not at all using conventional production processes. At this point the advantages of additive manufacturing come into focus.

Modeling the Induction Heating of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic
Altair’s low-frequency electromagnetic and thermal software, Flux™, offers a complete range of modeling tools able to take into account model specifications and streamline the design process.

Capitalizing on 36 years of innovation in the global context of design optimization and time-to-market reduction, our solution suite is built to assist you. The ATCx Flux™ seminar is an excellent opportunity to discover the latest developments in this best-in-class software. Industry experts will present the latest capabilities and enhancements of Flux™ 2018 - providing a comprehensive view of methodology used for the analysis, design and optimization of modern applications.

Presentation recorded in Troy, MI during ATCx Flux 2018 on March 14, 2018.

Efficient Multidisciplinary Modeling of a Washing Machine Motor Duty Cycle
This presentation will take you step-by-step through the electromagnetic and thermal analysis of a washing machine during a full wash cycle.

By utilizing Flux and Activate, the designer was able to evaluate the thermal image of the motor, faster at a limited cost and in a limited time.

You will hear from the entire team responsible for the success of this project. From project start: outlining the goal of the project and establishing the workflow, to the evaluation of the motor performances, the computation of the losses for the different parts of the cycle, to project end: completing the thermal computation. You will observe the Activate 1D thermal simulation and the flow of data from Flux to Activate. You will get a rare 360-degree view of what was executed as actual measurements are compared to the results obtained using our elegant software solutions.

Presentation recorded in Troy, MI during ATCx Flux 2018 on March 14, 2018.

Efficient Control of AC Machines using Model-Based Development
This webinar, hosted by IEEE, focuses on Motor Control using Embed

Use of Composites Materials in Architecture
Atanas Zhelev and Mariya Korolova (Digital Architects - Vienna, Austria) and Daisuke Hirose (Archicomplex - Tokyo, Japan) made a design proposal for the Architecture competition for a bid at the Varna Library in Bulgaria. Their proposal features a composite of birch wood and carbon fiber laminate which got structurally designed with ESAComp. This video gives a short introduction to the project.

Sella Chair - Form Follows Performance
Short video describing the design and production of a design chair by Architect Atanas Zhelev (Digital Architects, Vienna, Austria). This design piece demonstrates the feasibility of his Active Grid Monocoque System (AGM) he uses in his work for highly curved, wide spun architecture. The analysis has been done with Altair products, foremost ESAComp and OptiStruct.

Design for the Future: 5 Trends You Need to Know
Christine Outram, Chief Product Officer at Veritas Prep, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Build a Rocket
Tim Morton, Director of Industrial Design at Newell Brands, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Taming Smart Materials to Behave
Doris Sung, Founder of DOSU Studio Architecture, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Additive Manufacturing Design
Jason Lopes, Production Development Engineer at Carbon, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Towards Real-time Topology Optimization
Hod Lipson, Professor of Engineering and Data Science at Columbia University, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

High Performance, Dynamism and Autonomy for Humans
Greg Lynn, Principal at FORM, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Mega Data, Mega Structure, Mega City
Michael Peng, Technical Director and Senior Associate at Gensler, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

The Digitalization of Biomimicry Design from the Ocean
Sebastian Möller, Projektleiter at ELiSE Alfred Wegener Institut, presents at Converge 2017 in Essen, Germany.

Development of a New Lightweight Aluminum Profile for a Glass Balustrade
Gabriele Romagnoli, Head of Structural Engineering at Farone, presents at Converge 2017 in Essen, Germany.

A Tooling Revolution for Plastic Injection Molding
Stefan de Groot, Technologist Additive Manufacturing at PROTIQ, presents at Converge 2017 in Essen, Germany

Simulation Driven Design in the Cloud
Chad Zamler, Marketing Director of solidThinking, presents at Converge 2017 in Essen, Germany.

Bend-It – Rethinking Customized Orthopaedic Devices Using Additive Manufacturing
Dustin Ahrendt and Felix Schmitt from Technische Universitat Dresden present at Converge 2017 in Essen, Germany.

Design Research Experiences at ZH CoDe
Filippo Nasetti, Senior Associate at Zaha Hadid, presents at Converge 2017 in Essen, Germany.

Master Class: How to Design for Additive Manufacturing
This Master Class held at Converge 2017 in Essen Germany, presents the making of the 3iPRINT Project, which was a joint effort from csi entwicklungstechnik, APWORKS and EOS.

Development of a New Lightweight Aluminum Profile for a Glass Balustrade
The design of architectural components such as a balustrade can be challenging, since the design does not only have to look good, it also has to meet several safety requirements and standards. In addition, all designs have to be developed within the shortest time possible. To meet these challenges the engineers, architects and designers at Faraone are always looking for solutions that can reduce their design and testing cycles.

What Can We Learn from Nature for Modern Architecture Structures?
Eric Rusinol, an Architect from The Sagrada Família Foundation, gives us some insight into the project to finish Antoni Gaudí's iconic Cathedral in Barcelona, touching on the teams use of optimization and concept generations technologies from Altair.

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.

Squeak and Rattle Prevention - Why You Should Not Wait for Your First Prototype
This presentation will discuss how the industry challenges for S&R can be answered using NVH best practices and turn cost avoidance to cost reduction. Altair and ZIEGLER will discuss how to successfully integrate CPA, FE simulation and optimization in the heart of the virtual engineering phases, using the right technology and processes.

This presentation by Patrick Schimmelbauer, Managing Director at Ziegler was recorded at the 2017 Americas ATC East in Detroit, MI.

Holistic System Performance Improvement
Raising efficiency by changing design paradigms for electric machines. This presentation was made at the CWIEME 2017 exhibition in Berlin, Germany, during June 2017

Efficient Injection Molding Tools through Optimization, CFD Simulation and 3D Printing
The company PROTIQ (www.protiq.com) worked with Altair and created a highly efficient molding tool. Optimization with OptiStruct was used to find the optimal design to guarantee the maximum tolerances of the generated products. The cooling process of the product was simulated with CFD (AcuSolve). As an overall result, the cycle time could be significantly decreased and the part quality also improved due to lower thermal deformations.

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We Have the Tools, But Let’s Not Lose Sight of the Knowledge
Rafa Corell, CEO at Indigraf, presents at Converge 2016 in Essen, Germany.

Space 4.0 or the Next Paradigm for the Space Industry
Franck Mouriax, General Manager of Structures at RUAG Space, presents at Converge 2016 in Essen, Germany.

Master Class: Using a Crowdfunding Tool for a Start-up
David Suriol, Co-Founder of Vortex Bladeless, presents at Converge 2016 in Essen, Germany.

Designing APWorks’ Light Rider – How the First 3D-Printed Motorcycle Came to Life
Daniel Schneider, Technical Sales Manager at Airbus APWorks, presents at Converge 2016 in Essen, Germany.

Biomimetically Inspired Topology Optimization
Irmgard Lochner, Professor and Consultant at University of Applied Sciences of Biberach, presents at Converge 2016 in Essen, Germany.

Keynote: Modern Architecture – Design Process, Tools and Technology
Neb Erakovic, Director Structural Design at CH2Mmace, was a keynote presenter at Converge 2016 in Essen, Germany.

Optimization of Railway Bolster Bracket for Antiroll Bar
Juan Manuel Romero Cortes, Calculation Lead Engineer at Alstom Transport Spain, presents at Converge 2016 in Essen, Germany.

Functional Architectural Sculpture
Il Hoon Roh, Artist/Architect, presents at Converge 2016 in Essen, Germany.

Solid CPV Modelling with ESAComp & ComposicaD
Solid modelling has been added to the existing analysis module for composite pressure vessels. The videos in this playlist describe the modelling approach and workflow in detail.

Altair's Solutions for IoT: Shaping the Future of Smart Product Design
Whether you're designing cars or robots, or any mechatronic system in between, development time is tight, products are complex, and you've got multiple applications to consider.

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Efficient Electromagnetic Actuator Prototype Design with Flux
Bitron is an automotive company producing mechatronic devices, such as actuators, sensors and switches. Siska Verhamme and Pablo Avarez, both Engineers at Bitron, describe their challenges and how Flux can help them, to accelerate the design process.

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