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Giving Wings to a Structurally Sound, Lightweight Contemporary Art Department as an Extension to a Museum in Lima

In 2016, international architectural design firm Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) participated in a design competition launched by the internationally renowned Lima Art Museum (MALI) for the addition of a new building as a contemporary art wing of the ...

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Andron Handling

Andron Handling needed to assess the strength of the welded fabrication and vertical clamping arms for both lifting and clamping loads. In previous analysis of this type in Altair SimSolid™, they would have removed the wheels from the model and ap...

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Sujan CooperStandard Achieves Lightweighting and Performance Targets with Altair

Sujan CooperStandard manufactures (anti-vibration) NVH products for leading automotive companies. Currently, the automotive industry is under extreme pressure because of environmental norms and has to adhere to stringent government policies relate...

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More Efficient and Economic Injection Mold Tools thanks to Topology Optimization, CFD Simulation and 3D Printing

Toolmaking is usually characterized by cost-intensive, custom made, single-unit production. To create innovative tools, the industry increasingly relies on new manufacturing methods such as 3D printing. To meet market demand, PROTIQ GmbH, a spinof...

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Using Altair FEKO to Facilitate Development of the World's Smallest TV Antenna

Dr. Margarita Tecpoyotl-Torres leads a team of students and researchers at The Center for Research in Engineering and Applied Sciences (CIICAp) at UAEM. They use FEKO for simulation technology in the design and development small, low cost, lightwe...

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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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Harita Seating Standardizes on Altair Suite of HyperWorks for all CAE Applications

HYperWorks used by leading Indian manufacturer of seating systems Harita, for homologation testing, regulations and crash analysis for all commercial vehicle seats, bus passenger seats and tractor & off-road seats

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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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Top Use Cases: ProteusDS

Presentation introducing a few of the top use cases for the dynamics analysis software, ProteusDS.

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Top Use Cases: SimData Manager

Presentation introducing a few of the top use cases for the simulation data management software, SimData Manager.

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Politecnico di Milano University

The Politecnico di Milano University implemented generative design software to quickly and easily identify the ideal shapes and materials for three architectural design concepts.

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A Vision of Tomorrow's Architechture: Designing the LAVA Bionic Tower

Exploring design variants with OptiStruct's FE-based topology optimization to generate a free-form exoskeleton structure

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AMETEK

AMETEK utilized model-based development to develop a new embedded control system for a aerospace suit  chiller unit under a very tight schedule and high safety standards.

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

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

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HyperMesh and Custom Export Template Streamline CFD Analysis in Research Projects at Arizona State University

Integrative Simulations & Computational Fluids Lab researchers from SEMTE (School for Engineering of Matter Transport and Energy) at the Arizona State University (ASU) wanted to use the commercial code HyperMesh as a general preprocessor to mesh c...

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Re-Loc

Re-Loc is a UK based company that developed a new product to help to accelerate the process of positioning metal reinforcement bars inside concrete bricks. The Re-Loc product is a clip that fits tightly inside the brick’s cavity and attaches to th...

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Weizmann Institute

Watch this interview to see why Weizmann Institute switched to PBS Professional and Altair for HPC workload management.

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AAM

American Axle & Manufacturing employed topology optimization and FEA to redesign an automotive carrier to achieve a weight reduction of 20%.

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DECKED

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

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Increasing Robustness and Reliability of a Race Car Engine with AcuSolve

This study is part of Prodrive’s implementation of AcuSolve to enhance its CFD capability after many years of outsourcing these simulations.

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Rolo Bikes

Rolo Bikes approached Altair ProductDesign due to its familiarity with the HyperWorks suite and expertise in the application of CAE techniques to optimize carbon fiber structures. The objective of the program was to optimize a new bike frame to ac...

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Race Face

Race Face redesigned a bicycle crank using generative design and finite element analysis. The concept design process yielded a part with increased stiffness and strength without increasing the weight of the part.

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Panasonic Ecology Systems Shortens Development Time of Indoor Air Quality Products by Applying Virtual Product Validation with HyperWorks

They began by drop-testing
a single component, then moved on to
a combination of several components,
an assembled product and a packaged product. At each step, the team employed Altair’s RADIOSS solver to calculate the drop-test impact.

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Streamlining Aerodynamic CFD Analyses

External aerodynamic simulations using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) are well established tools in the product development process for
the automotive and aerospace industries. CFD simulation technology helps engineers to understand the physical phenomena taking place in
their design and pro

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Evenflo

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

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Investigating Aeroelastic Performance of Multi-MegaWatt Wind Turbine Rotors Using CFD

Recent trends in wind power technology are focusing on increasing power output through an increase in rotor diameter. As the rotor diameter
increases, aeroelastic effects become increasingly important in the design of an efficient blade. A detailed understanding of the fluid elastic
coupling can l

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Bros Manifatture

Bros Manifatture is a "superbrand" in the world of fashion jewelry and watches with over 200 new products each year.

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Ron Mendell

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

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Weizmann Institute Case Study: Switching to PBS Professional for HP Clusters

The Weizmann Institute replaced Moab with PBS Professional to manage a 3,096-core HP cluster shared among hundreds of users. The transition process was easy, thanks to Altair’s excellent customer services and support. Now, the Institute enjoys hig...

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Extending Extrusion Die Life Using HyperXtrude

Altair HyperXtrude is used to predict die
performance and run virtual die tryouts.
Using these capabilities, die designs can be
modified and tested to improve the die life
and reduce the number of die trials.

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Simulation: The Connection between Speed and Safety in Racing

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

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

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Nippon Sharyo Uses AcuSolve Simulation to Make Japan’s Bullet Trains Safer, More Comfortable

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Bird Strike Simulation Takes Flight

The increasing number of bird-plane impacts gives rise to new CAE methods to address aircraft safety.

By Robert Yancey
Concept To Reality Summer/Fall 2011

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Topology Optimisation of an Aerospace Part to be Produced by Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM)

OptiStruct helped EADS achieve significant weight savings in the design of ALM (additive Layer Manufacturing) components.

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MIMOS Berhad Delivers HPC Across Malaysia with Cloud

In partnering with PBS Works, MIMOS Berhad
brought onboard a strategic collaborator
committed to help its clients overcome
these limitations by deploying Altair's
PBS Professional®, the industry leading
commercial workload management and job
scheduling solution.

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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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Simulation and Analysis Investments Help Drive PLM Market Growth

The need to improve designs and reduce the cost of prototyping is fueling increased investments in simulation and analysis tools.

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PBS Professional at National Institute of Health

Twenty-seven institutes and centers make up the National Institutes of Health. Many of their acronyms, listed on the NIH website (nih.gov), can be as mysterious as hieroglyphics: NHGRI, NIGMS, NIAMS. Others, such as NCI (National Cancer Institute)...

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Optimizing Aircraft Structures

Optimization technology and methods for the innovative design of efficient civilian and military aircraft.

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Improving Heating Boiler Acoustics at Viessmann: OptiStruct for Bead Pattern Optimization

Altair OptiStruct can be used to generate and optimize bead patterns for the effective design of sheet metal components. By using OptiStruct’s topography and shape optimization methods, sheet thicknesses can be reduced significantly, leading to bo...

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