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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.

Customer Story, Video Testimonials, Videos

Case Study: Taking the Lead in Formula E - High-Performance Racing with System-Level Modeling

A leading Formula E team approached Maplesoft to develop dynamic models of their car, hoping to find new ways to tweak their systems for optimal performance.

Customer Story

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...

Customer Story

Iowa State University

Cyclone Racing utilized topology optimization and generative design to decrease the mass of its FSAE vehicle by generating a new design concept for its wing mount achieving 67% weight reduction of the bracket.

Customer Story

Addressing Design Development Challenges Through Simulation Driven Platform

Automotive suppliers are facing many challenges in having in-house simulation capabilities compared to that of OEM’s. One of the ways to overcome these challenges is to invest in simulation technologies that require an affordable initial investmen...

Customer Story

Daimler

During the development of a new vehicle variant, Daimler wanted to explore the potential of utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach to optimization (MDO), whereby several attribute performance targets are considered in a single optimization study,...

Customer Story

Subros Leverages Altair HyperWorks® to Build Optimized Product Designs While Reducing 60% Simulation Time and 40% Prototyping Costs

Subros is the leading manufacturer of thermal products for automotive applications in India and operates in technical collaboration with Denso. Being a major supplier of AC units to the predominant automotive segments and all classes of vehicles p...

Customer Story

Ankers

Ankers performed co-simulation using a combined multibody and brake systems model in MotionView and Activate to generate more accurate results to analyze thermal and other effects on braking.

Customer Story

A Unique Design Enables Bladeless Wind Turbines to Harness Energy

Vortex Bladeless engineers created prototypes of this innovative wind turbine a couple of years ago. To reduce development time and cost, they turned to finite-element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solutions to hone their d...

Articles, Customer Story

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS)

Due to a long-standing relationship with Altair and its HyperWorks suite of simulation solutions, NEVS approached Altair ProductDesign to see if the interior quality issue could be tackled with simulation. To perform the project, Altair ProductDesign worked on site alongside NEVS Interior
Simulatio

Customer Story, Videos

APEL Extrusions

APEL Extrusions employs die extrusion simulation software to test die extrusion performance. This allows APEL to greatly speed up the design process and test multiple simulations per week.

Customer Story

Cal Poly Pomona Uses HyperWorks to Design a Winning Formula SAE Racecar

Cal Poly Pomona applies HyperWorks to optimize the design of a new wheel shell and analyze laminates for a SAE Formula student racecar.

Video Testimonials

Inspired by Nature: Electric Motorcycle goes 3D - Combining Topology Optimization, New Materials, and Additive Manufacturing in the Development of the Airbus APWorks Light Rider Results in a Revolutionary Lightweight Design

The Airbus APWorks Light Rider is the world's first 3D printed motorcycle prototype. Altair OptiStruct® was used for inspiration of its organic structure. Using additive manufacturing, a simulation-driven design process approach and topology optim...

Customer Story

Auburn University applies HyperWorks to Optimize the Design of Composite Suspension Components and Monocoque for a SAE Formula Student Racecar

To optimize the car performance, the Auburn University SAE Racing Team focused on selected components that were most promising in terms of mass reduction with equal or increased stiffness. HyperWorks enabled them to reduce component mass-to-stiffn...

Customer Story

Using Topology Optimization with solidThinking Inspire for Improved Casted Rail Compoments

A simulation driven approach was taken using solidThinking Inspire for topology optimization, Evolve for shape refinements and HyperWorks for FE analysis for the optimization of an existing component design to be manufactured with casting/AM techn...

Customer Story

Achieving Superior Crash Performance for the Souest DX7

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

Customer Story

Biberach University of Applied Science, Institute for Architecture and Urban Development

Create modern, functional, stiff, and light architectural designs. Altair OptiStruct used to create feasible designs

Customer Story

Wayne State University

Wayne State University discusses their use of PBS Professional.

Video Testimonials

Robot Bike Co.

Developing a Fully Customizable, Additively Manufactured Mountain Bike

Customer Story

Thales Alenia Space

Companies from across a wide range of industries are attempting to find the potential impact that additive manufacturing (AM) could have on design and manufacturing processes. During its own efforts to explore AM and its potential for space satell...

Customer Story

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

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

Customer Story

Shanghai Arts and Crafts Factory

The Shanghai Arts and Crafts Factory utilizes digital NURBS-based conceptual design tools to generate ideal 2D and 3D designs and renderings for parade floats.

Customer Story

Intel Solution Brief: Maximize Performance and Scalability of RADIOSS on Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 v2 Family-Based Platforms

This paper summarizes the findings of a benchmark study with RADIOSS and Intel® Xeon® processors. In the study, Altair benchmarked RADIOSS using a modified crash simulation model on a single-node platform -- RADIOSS was able to easily take advanta...

Customer Story

SEGULA Technologies optimizes its enterprise IT investment using Altair’s software asset optimization solution

Industry
Engineering Service Provider

Challenge
Need to handle and monitor a very large variety of commercial software licenses and to optimize the software usage.

Altair Solution
License monitoring delivering information about the actual scope of software usage with Altair’s SAO solution,

Customer Story

Sundog

Sundog Eyewear accelerates design times through the use of conceptual design softwarewhile improving visualization of the final product using integrated rendering.

Customer Story

BASF Enlightens the Auto Industry

Continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite and virtual simulation technology enables BASF to develop an innovative and cost-neutral seat pan that is 45% lighter than its predecessor.

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

Customer Story

Simulation Tools: Driving the Future of Design

The Clemson University Deep Orange 3 program introduced future engineers to analysis software, enabling them to develop a novel sports car concept architecture.

By Dr. Paul Venhovens
Concept To Reality Winter 2013

Customer Story

Railcar Manufacturer Speeds Design Modifications with HyperWorks

American Railcar Industries, headquartered
in St. Charles, Mo., designs and manufactures
commercial railroad cars, producing
every part of the car above the wheels.
Customers use the company’s railcars to
transport all sorts of liquid and solid raw
materials, including oil, coal, cement, sand,

Customer Story

The Successful Application of HyperWorks at Lenovo

To increase efficiency, improve the quality of meshing and shorten CAE simulation time, Lenovo engineers needed to own a powerful pre-processing tool, one that would really meet the demands of scientific research and engineering innovation. For th...

Customer Story

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

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

Customer Story

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

Customer Story

PBS Professional at The Scripps Research Institute

The campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) overlooks the Pacific near San Diego. Its proximity to the famed (but unrelated) Scripps Oceanographic Institute occasionally causes confusion of identities. But TSRI is prestigious in a totally ...

Customer Story

The Art of Packaging to Protect Cultural Assets

Simulation tools isolate the cause of undesirable shipping loads on museum’s cultural treasures.

By Nobuyuki Kamba, Ph.D.
Concept To Reality Summer / Fall 2012 Subscribe to C2R Magazine

Customer Story

Unilever

Customized Solutions to Reduce Packaging Waste

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

Customer Story

Structural Optimization Helps Launch Space Payloads

Aerospace company employs simulation software to reduce weight in the Launch Abort Manifold for the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle.

By Blaine E. Phipps, Michael H. Young and Nathan G. Christensen
Concept To Reality Summer/Fall 2011

Customer Story

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

Customer Story

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.

Customer Story

Cleveland Golf Drives Product Innovation Through Simulation and Optimization Using HyperWorks

Much more goes into a golf club than simply wood, iron and graphite. To shape the performance, the distinctive appearance, the personalized feel and even the sound of the club striking the ball, manufacturers must precisely engineer every aspect o...

Customer Story

Validation Ensures Trains Are on Track to Meet European Safety Standards

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

Customer Story

Rotorcraft Design Takes Flight

Optimization tools enable Boeing to balance form and function in the development of advanced aircraft.

Customer Story
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