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Converge 2016: Daniel Schneider “Designing APWorks’ Light Rider – How the First 3D-Printed Motorcycle Came to Life”

Daniel Schneider, Technical Sales Manager at Airbus APWorks presents at solidThinking Converge 2016

Converge 2016: Rafa Corell “We have the Tools, but let’s not lose sight of the knowledge”

Rafa Corell, CEO at Indigraf presents at solidThinking Converge 2016

Converge 2016: Juan Manuel Romero Cortes “Optimization of Railway Bolster Bracket for Antiroll Bar”

Juan Manuel Romero Cortes, Calculation Lead Engineer at Alstom Transport Spain presents at solidThinking Converge 2016.

Converge 2016: Franck Mouriax “Space 4.0 or the Next Paradigm for the Space Industry”

Franck Mouriax, General Manager of Structures at RUAG Space presents at solidThinking Converge 2016

Converge 2016: Irmgard Lochner - "Biomimetically Inspired Topology Optimization"

Imgard Lochner, Professor and Consultant at University of Applied Sciences of Biberach presents at solidThinking Converge 2016

Converge 2016: David Suriol “Master Class 3 – Using a Crowdfunding Tool for a Start-up”

David Suriol, Co-Founder of Vortex Bladeless presents at solidThinking Converge 2016

Converge 2016 Keynote: Neb Erakovic “Modern Architecture – Design Process, Tools and Technology”

Neb Erakovic, Director Structural Design at CH2Mmace presents keynote at solidThinking Converge 2016

Converge 2016: Il Hoon Roh “Functional Architectural Sculpture”

Il Hoon Roh, Artist/Architect presents at solidThinking Converge 2016

Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Churning Losses in Powertrain Components

A brief presentation on how Magna is predicting and improving powertrain efficiency with nanoFluidX.

CFD Oilsplash Simulation in Driveline CAE

A brief presentation on how GKN Driveline performs CFD Oilsplash Simulation using nanoFluidX.

OptiStruct V14.0 Feature Presentations Demo Models

For each of the 70 new features in OptiStruct 14.0, there is an individual presentation and demo model.

OptiStruct V14.0.230 Feature Presentations Demo Models

The zip file contains feature presentations and demo models for the 27 OptiStruct features released in V14.0.230

OptiStruct V14.0.220 Feature Presentations Demo Models

The zip file contains feature presentations and demo models for all the 21 OptiStruct features released in V14.0.220

OptiStruct V14.0.210 Feature Presentations and Demo Models

The zip file contains feature presentations and demo models for all the 35 OptiStruct features released in V14.0.210

Numerical Modeling and Experimental Analysis of the Magnetic Noise of the Single-Phase Inverter-Fed Permanent Split-Capacitor Motor_Andrei NEGOITA_OPTIM

Abstract- The paper presents a FEM approach for studying the influence of the capacitor value on the magnetic noise of a network and inverter-fed permanent split-capacitor induction motor. A 4 pole, 24 stator slots and 30 rotor slots, induction motor is modeled under Flux2D Finite Element software in order to determine the amplitude and frequency spectrum of the magnetic forces acting on the stator. The effects of the inverter supply are taken into account by coupling Flux2D with Matlab/Simulink. The results are compared with those obtained from noise measurements performed on the studied motor.

Design Optimization of Traction Motors for EV Applications

Increasing concerns on energy security and environmental pollution by fossil fuel engines have pushed significant research in electric vehicles (EVs). The requirements for traction electrification are highly demanding in terms of efficiency, torque and power density, wid

3D Calculation and Modeling of Eddy Current Losses in a Large Power Transformer

Elimination of hot spots and reduction of eddy current losses in structural parts is one of the important constituents of transformer design. In this work, the eddy current losses in the clamping frame, transformer tank and electromagnetic shielding are calculated using a 3D finite element method. The clamping frame, transformer tank and electromagnetic shielding are modeled by surface impedance method. The paper analyses the effects of electromagnetic shielding and magnetic shunts on the eddy current loss reduction in the transformer tank.

Hall Effect Magnetic Sensors Design for Automotive Application

Samir GUERBAOUI – R&D Engineering

Low Frequency EMC Analysis of Power Systems and Equipments

Presentation slides by Enrico Vialardi

Investigation of Electromagnetic and Thermal Behavior During Fast Dynamics in a PMSM Flux 2D/3D and Motor-CAD Simulation

2013 Flux Conference Presentation

Study the Influence of Air-gap Variation on Axial Forces in Axial Flux Permanent Magnet Motor Using 3D-FEM

This paper describes the effect of air-gap variation on performance of a 28 pole axial flux permanent magnet motor (AFPM) with concentrated stator winding. The AFPM is modeled using three-dimensional finite-element method. This model includes all geometrical and physical characteristics of the machine components.

Using Analytical Approach with Finite Element Analysis for Coupling Magnetic and Thermal Analysis for Motors

Thermal analysis is a key factor when designing motors. We propose to link the studies of electromagnetic and thermal aspects in transient application with Finite Element Method (FEM) to represent the thermal state of motor with higher accuracy. As electromagnetic response time is different of thermal response time, an original method is used for extracting average values on one magnetic period of losses (Joule and iron losses), and to use them as input for the transient thermal analysis. So, the temperature in different parts of the motor is extracted, and brought back as input for the next electromagnetic computation.

Transverse Flux Induction Heating of Magnetic Non Linear Sheets

FLUX Conference 2013 Presentation

Influence of Discrete Inductance Curves on the Simulation of Round Rotor Generator Using Coupled Circuit Method

This paper presents a study on the influence of the discretisation of the inductance curves on a detailed coupled circuit model of a synchronous generator with a damper winding and search coils. The self and mutual inductances of all coupled circuit are computed in magnetostatic with a 2D finite-element method (FEM) for different rotor positions.

Analyze Design and Control Aspects of Linear Machines Using Co-simulation

This research work describes the permanent magnet linear machines, their characteristics, control and applications. It aims to develop a linear machine model in finite element based software, Flux2D. The Finte Element Method (FEM) model consists of 8 poles and 9 slots where periodicity of poles is used to simulate inifinite travel length. The no-load and nominal load conditions are also simulated to validate the performance of the model. At no-load, the cogging force is simulated and is found to be 1.1N

Flux API in Induction Heating Applications

2014 FLux Conference Presentation

Analysis of Hybrid Motor and Drive for Automotive Application

Flux Conference 2012 Presentation

Reluctance Synchronous Motor Optimization

2014 Flux Conference Presentation

Temperature Prediction And Thermal Management For Composite Magnetic Controllers Of Induction Coils

ABSTRACT. Temperature control of magnetic controllers (concentrators, cores, shields, shunts) is an essential part of the induction coil design. Prediction and study of the coil copper have been described in a presentation “Influence of Cooling Conditions on Induction Coil Copper Temperatures” (V. Nemkov, R. Goldstein) [1]. That study was made using Flux 2D computer simulation program.

Actuator Design

For a fine design and analysis of any actuator (voice coil, electromagnet, protection relay…), Flux package features many tools to speed up the simulation and get the most accurate results, for both electromagnetic and thermal computations:

Design of Permanent Magnet Axial Flux High Power  Wind Turbines Generators (MW range)

Flux Conference 2012 Presentation

FEM Simulation Tool for Electromagnetic NDT System in Different Inspection Situation and Visualization Platform

Dr. Yasmine GABI Dr. Bernd Wolter Dr. Olivier Martins Andreas Gerbershagen

EMC Modeling of an Industrial Variable Speed Drive With an Adapted PEEC Method

This paper presents an adapted partial element equivalent circuit (PEEC)-based methodology applied to the modeling of interconnections of power electronics devices. Although this method is already well known, the originality of this work is its use to model a device presenting an industrial complexity.

Heat Treatment Simulation

As a leader in induction heating simulation for more than 20 years, Flux has developed numerous formulations and tools to precisely model inductive, conductive and dielectric heat treatment.

Enhancing Surface-breaking Flaw Detection by Induction Thermography Using Flux

2014 Flux Conference Presentation

Using Flux and InCa3D for an Induction Heating Device: Evolutions Since 2010 Flux Conference

Presented at the 2013 Flux Conference

Analytical Model of Permeance Variation Losses in Permanent Magnets of the Multipole Synchronous Machine

Permeance variation in the air gap of the permanent-magnet synchronous machine induces eddy-current losses in its permanent magnets even in the absence of stator currents. This paper proposes a new analytical approach to analyze these losses using the permeance-variation vector function introduced for the air-gap magnetic-flux density distribution to take into account the stator teeth.

Electromagnetic and Mechanical Analysis of a Linear Actuator for House Appliance

Presented at the 2015 Flux Conference

Electromagnetic Study of a Transformer

Presented at the 2015 Flux Conference

Boosting HyperWorks Further with Electromagnetic Simulation

An overview of FEKO's capabilities, key applications, industries and features.

Multiphysics - A New Generation of Simulation

The application of CAE early in a product’s design cycle can make an important difference in its cost and functionality.  However the level of fidelity of the design early in the cycle limits the application of many traditional CAE tools.   Fortunately this is where systems modeling can be applied due to the nature of utilizing a more abstract representation of the overall system and its components. 

Altair Leveraging Disruptive Cloud Technologies

As decreasing hardware prices and attractive business models are democratizing high-performance computing (HPC) resources in the cloud, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB) now have greater computing flexibility than ever before. 

Advance Electromangnetic Simulations and their Applications in Oil & Gas Industry

Advances in computational electromagnetic tools have made electromagnetic (EM) simulations possible for various applications. Now numerical simulations can be performed to evaluate the effects of antenna design, placement, radiation hazard, EMC/EMI, etc. for wide ranging industry applications. Numerical approaches that include full wave techniques such as Method of Moments (MoM), Multilevel Fast Multipole Method (MLFMM) and asymptotic techniques such as Physical Optics (PO) and Uniform Theory of Diffraction (UTD) are being utilized to solve many challenging problems that were not possible in the past.

Composite Plate Optimization with Practical Design Constraints

Composite free size optimization has the potential to generate weight savings and performance improvements for many applications of composite structures. Key to realizing such improvements is practical application of design and manufacturing constraints in the optimization model.

Advanced Design, Analysis and Optimization of Composite Structures

With stricter requirements on performance and weight, in many cases, composite materials are now becoming the natural choice of designers and engineers given their desirable characteristics such as low weight and high strength. Material properties can be tuned so they are directional – stiffer in one direction while compliant in another for example.

Design Methodologies for ALM and Lattice parts

Design for additively made parts has become a very hot topic. Many engineers see the potential for topology optimization when designing ALM parts, but once they start the workflow, they tend to get bogged down in how to complete the process.

Automated Finite Element Model Creation using Structural Condition Data for Marine & Offshore Assets

Advanced structural integrity management software is capable of using a structural Computer Aided Design (CAD) geometry to track the condition of a marine or offshore asset in a virtual environment. ABS Nautical Systems Hull Manager 3D (HM3D) converts a 3D CAD model to a database that stores vessel condition information and provides the ability to track condition changes due to structural degradation.

Leveraging Geometric Shape Complexity, in Optimal Design for Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM) technology enables the possibility of realizing highly efficient, optimized structural components with configurations not achievable using conventional manufacturing methods.

Challenges to Extending Design Verification and Optimization in Completion Tool Development

The oil and gas industry has shifted dramatically in the past year. The forecast for the industry is extremely different today compared to just a couple of years ago. To adjust, oil and gas producers are focusing on driving capital and operating efficiency to preserve their margins.

FEA Based Design Optimization to Mitigate Anchor Cage Impact Damage Risk

The power of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) simulations can be effectively used for failure analysis and design optimization to improve product reliability and mitigate operational risks. Expandable Liner Hangers used for wellbore construction within the oil and gas industry are complex mechanical systems that require sophisticated setting tools.

How Advanced Simulation will Impact the Offshore Industry both Now and in the Future

The easy days of Oil and gas extraction is over, and the ability to extract Oil and Gas from harsh enviornments is very dependent on the ability to overcome technical challenges through the use of advanced numerical analysis and simulation.

nanoFluidX Overview Presentation

Introductory presentation offering information about the particle-based CFD software from FluiDyna.

Electromagnetic and Mechanical Analysis Using the Coupling between Flux and Vibro-acoustics

The purpose of this presentation is to show the different steps of the vibro‐acoustic study of a rotating machines with the new coupling between Flux 2D/3D and ANSYS

Multibody Analysis of a Vending Machine

This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Dr. Marco Morone from Altran. It was performed a MB analysis of a vending machine. The aim of analysis was to analyze and optimize a cam in order to reduce the friction a acceleration peaks. A rigid MB model in Motion view was generated with contacts. From model results were optimized the cam profile was improved.

Stamping Process Integration of Composites in Crash Analysis

This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Cécile DEMAIN from Solvay Engineering Plastics. Thermoplastic composites (TPC) developed by Solvay Engineering plastics are composites based on polyamide 6 or 6.6 as a matrix and can be reinforced with glass fibers or carbon fibers. The two main interests vs. TPC. thermosetting composites are cycle time and recyclability. The development of TPC PA66 or short fiber hybrid structures / TPC PA66 is today's challenge.

Crashworthiness Workshop

This was a 2012 Americas HTC Crashworthiness training presentation. This presentation focuses on the use of HyperWorks tools for Automotive Crash applications. It will also discuss the interface of TeamCenter-HyperMesh integration for batchmeshing and setting up the model in HyperCrash for Analysis.

Application of a Novel Metal Folding Technology for Automotive BiW Design

This was a 2012 Americas HTC Presentation given by Prathamesh Marathe from Clemson ICAR. A long-term initiative at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) is a project called "Deep Orange", which immerses students in the world of a future OEM and supplier. As part of the 3rd Deep Orange vehicle project, it was decided to engineer, build, and showcase the load bearing structure of the Body-in-White (BiW) based on a novel technology of sheet metal folding developed by Industrial Origami. The Altair toolbox containing HyperMesh in combination with the RADIOSS linear solver was applied to conduct the functional analyses and bring the BiW structure on target.

Performance Improvement of Recently Updated RADIOSS FE Dummy Models

This was a 2012 Americas HTC Presentation given by Nishant Balwan from Humanetics. With both versions of full FE dummy model and simplified “express” dummy model being introduced to vehicle design applications, the need to improve dummy models predictability is sought by taking into account of accuracy, cpu cost, and efficiency. The Hybrid-III family dummy models have been updated according to users input and application needs. This paper presents the latest modifications and performance improvement of H305 and H350 dummy models on component level as well as full dummy assembly level.

Vehicle Durability Workshop

This was a training presentation given by Keshav Sundaresh at the 2012 Americas HTC. This presentation covers how industries are currently applying CAE to analyze vehicle durability, how different groups coordinate their efforts to assess the fatigue life of components, and how Altair HyperWorks can help you with virtual durability analysis.

CFD and More with Acusolve and HyperWorks

This was a training presentation given at the 2012 Americas HTC. This presentation focuses on the use of HyperWorks tools for CFD applications. Basic topics involve the meshing and set-up of a simple fluid flow application. Advanced topics focus on the set-up, simulation, and post-processing of multi-physics applications.

Multi-physics with MotionSolve

This was a 2012 Americas HTC Presentation given by Keshav Sundaresh & Rajiv Rampalli from Altair. Due to its system level focus, multi-body simulation is a natural environment for integrating the different technologies together. MotionSolve is an Industry proven multi-body simulation tool that provides a logical environment to integrate different technologies and solve the combined problem. This presentation discusses three topics: (a) The need for multi-disciplinary simulations and strategies for combining models; (b) Simulating real world phenomena using MotionSolve; (c) Case studies illustrating how customers have successfully used MotionSolve to solve multi-physics problems.

Moldex3D, Structural Analysis, and HyperStudy Integrated in HyperWorks Platform

This was a 2012 Americas HTC Presentation given by Dr. Anthony Yang from CoreTech Systems. In recent years, with the increasing variety, complexity, and precision requirement on plastic products, CAE tools have been widely used for solving product design and manufacturing issues. The structural designs or molding process parameters for products can be optimized efficiently through CAE analyses. However, sometimes it is not efficient to find an optimized set of parameters through traditional CAE analyses. A novel integration between Moldex3D and HyperStudy allows for more quick and efficient parameter optimization which will save time, increase product quality, and increase productivity.

Improve Packaging Performance Using Simulation

This was a 2012 Americas HTC Presentation given by Dante Sanchez Rojas from Mabe. This presentations shows how Mabe used HyperMesh, HyperCrash, RADIOSS, HyperView, and OptiStruct to improve and validate packaging performance in early stages of the product development process.

AcuSolve Optimizations for Scale

This was a 2012 Americas HTC Presentation given by Gilad Shainer & Todd Wilde from the HPC Advisory Council. AcuSolve is a leading general-purpose finite element-based Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) flow solver with superior robustness, speed, and accuracy. AcuSolve simulations are typically carried out on HPC systems. The HPC Advisory Council has performed a deep investigation and profiling for AcuSolve to understand its performance and scaling capabilities and to explore potential optimizations. This paper presents the optimization techniques and networking profiling results to further understand AcuSolve dependencies on the network and the MPI library, and options for future optimizations using MPI offloads.

Finite Element Modeling and Testing of Aerospace Seats under Crash Conditions

This was a 2012 Americas HTC Presentation given by Benjamin Walke from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. In an effort to enhance and supplement structural testing methods, specifically crash analysis, a simplified yet accurate FEA modeling method is developed to better understand a design performance during physical testing. A critical area of performance is crash test analysis. The modeling method was based upon crash conditions referenced from FAR 25.562 as well as physical test methods for crash analysis. The crash modeling utilizes HyperMesh, HyperCrash, and LS-DYNA so as to offer insight into structural performance.

Model Calibration using Altair HyperStudy

This was an Optimization training presentation given by Fatma Kocer at the 2012 Americas HTC. This presentation focuses on Model Calibration using Altair HyperStudy.

Optimization Training - Altair OptiStruct

This was an Optimization training presentation given by Warren Dias at the 2012 Americas HTC. This presentation focuses on Altair OptiStruct.

Modeling and Analysis of the Battery Packs and Modules in A123 Systems

This was a 2012 Americas HTC Presentation given by Shawn Zhang & Binshan Ye from A123 Systems. In A123 Systems, CAE/FEA tools are widely used to improve the efficiency of the design on battery packs and modules. A123 engineers utilize Altair’s HyperWork Suite for structural FEA including linear and nonlinear statics analysis, modal frequency and random vibration analysis, as well as nonlinear dynamic analysis such as mechanical shock and drop test analysis.

Development of Tools to Streamline the Analysis of Turbo-Machinery

This was a 2012 Americas HTC Presentation given by Tom Lincoln from Cooper Standard. Cooper Standard partnered with Altair to create a tool in AcuSolve to speed the set-up of centrifugal pump CFD analyses. This tool steps the engineer through the selection of the components to the pump and then automatically identifies and meshes the surfaces in the model.

Optimization of a Family of Supporting Frames Under Multiple Analysis Constraints Using HyperStudy

This was a 2012 Americas HTC Presentation given by Dr. Yimin Zhan from Van-Rob Kirchhoff Automotive. Numerous valuable engineering experiences have been gained at Van-Rob Kirchhoff to improve the design of automotive structures during the product development process. Conventional design activities need constant information exchange between FEA and design activities, through an iterative process, which leads to increased time and manpower consumption. Efforts to enhance the efficiency of such a process and to reduce the product development cycle become a challenge. This presentation will demonstrate the significant role of HyperStudy that Van-Rob Kirchhoff used in the optimization design of a family of supporting frame assemblies under multiple analysis constraints.

RADIOSS FSI at NASA Langley: Water Impact of 20 inch Sphere

This was a 2012 Americas HTC Presentation given by Antoine Segnegon from Altair on behalf of NASA Langley. In 2011, NASA Langley completed the construction of a Hydro Impact Basin next to an existing gantry which allows testing of articles for water impact with both horizontal and vertical velocities. NASA Langley engineers use simulation in conjunction with the new testing facilities to evaluate water landings for space vehicles.

Speed and safety : composite materials in Motorsport

This was a 2012 Americas HTC Presentation given by Luca Pignacca from Dallara Automobili. This presentation gives an insight of what safety criteria govern the design and the manufacturing of modern racing cars , such as Formula 1 and Indycars, and will show how good engineering can be used to reduce the risk of fatalities for racing drivers. It will also explain the challenges which Dallara and Altair will face in the near future to develop new tools for the dynamic structural analysis of carbon composites structures.

AcuTrace Overview

This presentation gives a general overview of AcuTrace features and capabilites

Leveraging HyperWorks/HiQube Tools and Expertise in Nontraditional Business Functions for Increased Manufacturing Knowledge and Profitability

This was an HTC 2011 presentation given by Steve Reagan from L&L Products. This presentation will discuss L&L's experience in internal knowledge discovery and a value adding collaboration with Altair Engineering. Specifically, L&L's Purchasing team tracks raw material input prices through many (public domain, vendor supplied, and purchased) sources and uses that to generate cost estimates for future product designs as a prelude to customer pricing during our design cycle. The current extension of traditional ""CAE"" tools to nontraditional fields has enriched this purchasing activity from a manual, spreadsheet based raw materials cost modeling effort to an automated combination of HiQube enabled data collection and warehousing and HyperWorks (HyperStudy and HyperMath) enabled model creation.

Topology Optimization of PMH Structures

This was an HTC 2011 presentation given by Vasant Pednekar from Lanxess Corporation. Design time, a major component of product design, is vastly reduced by application of computational FEA. However, optimizing a product for light weight design while conforming to its structural requirements in shortest possible time is always a Herculean task. This presentation highlights how the application of Optistruct methods in different stages of product design yields unorthodox design patterns pertaining to load cases analyzed leading to efficient design in lesser time.

Design of Experiments based optimization and reliability prediction of an Expandable Liner Hanger using HyperStudy

This was an HTC 2011 presentation given by Ganesh Nanaware from Baker Hughes. Development of an expandable liner hanger to meet the demand of higher liner hanging capacity represents an engineering challenge. This presentation summarizes the application of HyperStudy to optimize the liner hanger design to meet a desired hanging capacity and reliability prediction.

Bird Strike Modeling Using RADIOSS

This was an HTC 2011 presentation given by Andrea Milanese from Politecnico di Milano. In this paper, pros and cons of various approaches to bird modeling are assessed. In particular, finite element and SPH bird models are validate against data available in the literature and evidence collected in tests carried out at the LaST Crash Lab using PermaGel projectiles.

CFD Simulation of VIV Suppression Devices With Upstream Disturbances

This was an HTC 2011 presentation given by Dave Corson on behalf of Chevron. This paper presents the results of high resolution, time accurate CFD simulations used to understand and quantify the wake interaction between a straked cylinder and a cylinder mounted with the AIMS Dual Fin Splitter (ADFS).

Advanced Weld Modeling for Clean Energy Technologies

This was an HTC 2011 presentation given by Wei Zhang from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. This presentation gives a research overview of integrated multi-physics weld modeling at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. High-quality hexagonal elements are desirable in weld modeling which is highly nonlinear. Example applications of Altair HyperMesh for high-quality meshing of complex geometries containing welds are illustrated.

Effect of underbody deformations of HTT Plethore LC750 supercar under aerodynamic loads using AcuSolve PFSI and RADIOSS

This was an HTC 2011 presentation given by Geneviève Dutil of Lx R&D. The use of Hyperworks in conjunction with AcuSolve has allowed Lx R&D to use a practical fluid structure interaction (PFSI) to determine the effects of deformation under aerodynamic forces of a high performance supercar underbody. This presentation will show how this approach led us to optimize the initial underbody to achieve optimal performances at high speed.

Optimization of automotive weatherstrip seal

This was an HTC 2011 presentation given by Prasanna RamSagar from Cooper Standard. Automotive weatherstrip seals play a major role in determining door closing efforts, wind-noise and water management. Manufacturing variation in the seals or the environment in which they work plays a big role in seals performance. Because of this optimizing automotive weatherstrip seal’s performance involves lot of man power, computational time and engineer’s expertise. The methodology described in this paper uses Altair’s Hyperstudy to include the size and shape variation and uncertainty into evaluation of seals performance. This technique has been illustrated by optimizing a seal gripper design.

Influence of Metal Forming on the Material Properties and Correlation with Experimental Tests

This was an HTC 2011 presentation given by Fernando Tatsuo Samesima and Fabiano Maciel Passos from Aethra. The main purpose of this work is to use HyperForm to simulate the sheet metal forming and than export the physical and material properties to HyperMesh to simulate with explicit integration a crash using RADIOSS. The results using or not HyperForm will be shown to demonstrate the influence of the metal forming on high strength steels using the deformed bumpers simulated in RADIOSS and the deformed bumpers of the experimental test.

CFD model for active mixing in large potable water storage tank

This was an HTC 2011 presentation given by Robin Giguere from PAX Water Technologies. PAX Water Technologies has developed and deployed a small submersible mixer with a unique impeller design that homogenizes water temperature and composition in large potable water storage tanks. A comparison of the AcuSolve solutions of active mixing with experimental data at laboratory scale and at full scale will be discussed.

Development of a Global Detailed Commercial Aircraft Finite Element Model

This was an HTC 2011 presentation given by Vikas Yadav from NIAR. This presentation discusses how Hypermesh was used to automate the process of generating aircraft FE models that can be used for various types of analyses.

CDTire: State-of-the-Art Tire Models For Full Vehicle Simulation

This was a 2012 Americas HTC Presentation given by Axel Gallrein from Fraunhofer. CDTire is a family of sophisticated tire models capable of accurately representing the dynamic behavior of tires and the road-tire interaction. This presentation gives an overview of tire modeling methods developed at Fraunhofer and made available through CDTire.


This was a 2010 Americas HTC Presentation given by Dr Wei Li from FTSS. FTSS, in collaboration with the Altair, has developed an express H350 dummy model. The developed model generates 50% - 80% saving in the CPU time in variety of full dummy simulation scenarios and produces injury predictions of comparative quality. This presentation reviews the details of the dummy model development and illustrates a performance evaluation of the dummy model.

Migration ADAMS - HyperWorks

This was a 2010 Americas HTC Presentation given by Magnus Olofsson from NAVISTAR. NAVISTAR has been working with Altair Engineering to evaluate HyperWorks as an alternative to ADAMS/Car. NAVISTAR has been evaluating the HyperWorks user interface as well as the performance of Altair MotionSolve. NAVISTAR has been benchmarking Altair MotionSolve against ADAMS/Car on several key attributes such as Accuracy, Functionality/Compatibility, Robustness and Performance. In this presentation, NAVISTAR talks about the migration effort and some of the benchmark results.

Multi Body Dynamics Simulation and Test Correlation of a Glove Box Mechanism using Motion Solve

This was a 2010 Americas HTC Presentation given by Arun Chickmenahalli from International Automotive Components Group. This presentation describes how IAC with the use of multi-body dynamic (MBD) simulations using MotionSolve software has made it possible to study the system and assess feasibility. At IAC, MotionSolve has been implemented and incorporated into the product development cycle to enhance the design efficiency, reduce cost and lead time.

Radiator Test-Rig Multi-body Simulation - A Benchmark Study

This was a 2010 Americas HTC Presentation given by Girish Mantri from Modine. Modine has been working with Altair Engineering to evaluate Altair Multi-Body Dynamics suite. A Flexible Multi-Body Simulation of a Radiator single axis test rig is carried out to identify the von-mises stresses at critical parts in the assembly. The forces coming onto the connectors (bushings) and the stresses are compared between 2 solvers to check consistency in results. In this presentation, Modine discusses the overall efforts and result correlation between Altair MotionSolve and ADAMS solver.

MAHLE's Switch to HyperWorks

This was a 2010 Americas HTC Presentation given by Scott Janowiak from Mahle. Recently in the auto industry, there has been a high demand for smaller, lighter, and more efficient engines. The piston and connecting rod have a major impact on the performance of an engine; therefore optimizing these parts is essential. With the help of HyperMesh, advantages for meshing were noticed immediately. HyperMesh allowed Mahle to increase the mesh quality by using tools which helped increase mesh speed and efficiency.

Nonlinear Gap Analysis Using RADIOSS

This was a 2010 Americas HTC Presentation given by Amandeep Singh from Bombardier Transportation. In this paper, the contact analysis using RADIOSS CGAP is presented, and a methodology is presented to use CGAP in linear analysis using results from non-linear analysis. The RADIOSS CGAP element is efficient in simulating contact offering fast convergence, default setting of many parameters and robust analysis.

Risk Analysis of Tubing Design: Integrating DOE and Stochastic Study into Design Optimization

This was a 2010 Americas HTC Presentation given by Guijun Deng from Baker Hughes. In this presentation, a new design approach is presented: risk analysis of tubing design through integrating design of experiment (DOE) and stochastic study into design optimization. Application of the new approach using Altair HyperStudy will be illustrated by a design example involving a tubing design for a high pressure/ high temperature well, where both material properties and geometry are treated as randomized design variables. This process avoids over-conservative design and, therefore, excessive cost.

Chassis structure optimization for improvement of roll rate characteristics of a heavy truck

This was a 2010 Americas HTC Presentation given by Greg Kiselis from Volvo Truck. Bending and twisting of the chassis structure of a heavy truck can degrade the roll performance of the vehicle as a whole. Various suspension types can load the chassis structure in different manners thus effecting the contribution of chassis stiffness to the overall roll characteristics of the vehicle. In this presentation you will see how a study was performed with MotionView, MotionSolve and HyperStudy to understand the effects of key variables of the chassis structure as affected by different suspension types.

COUSTYX Fast Multipole Acoustics

This was a 2010 Americas HTC Presentation given by Rajendra Gunda from ANSOL. Traditional Boundary Element Methods (BEM) for acoustic analysis have difficulty with large models and are thus limited to analysis of small bodies at low frequencies. Integration of the Fast Multipole Method (FMM) with BEM formulations in Coustyx results in vastly superior performance. In this presentation as a HyperWorks Alliance Partner, several automotive applications will highlight the computational speed and accuracy of Coustyx predictions.

Engineering Trade-off between Performance Enhancement and Weight Reduction For Gear Housing Using Mathematical Optimization

This was a 2010 Americas HTC Presentation given by Bruce Hansen from Sikorsky. The rotorcraft industry today faces a growing challenge of finding the right trade-offs between weight/cost savings and performance enhancement. In order to meet this challenge, designers and analysts are increasingly applying innovative mathematical structural optimization techniques for designing different categories of rotorcraft components and systems. This presentation will show how real-life trade-off challenges were navigated with assistance from optimization methods available in OptiStruct.

RADIOSS – MADYMO Coupling For Various Impact Applications

This was a 2010 Americas HTC Presentation given by Mutaz Shkoukani from TASS Americas. The automotive and aviation industry is in need for simulation tools that allow them to analyze structural and occupant performance concurrently with increased predictability in occupant injuries. By harmonizing RADIOSS and MADYMO, both codes in a single simulation offers the best of both worlds. Traditional RADIOSS-MADYMO coupling model was generated and validated to the crash test. Occupant response data from HIII Q MADYMO model was compared to the test data. Acceptable level of correlation was achieved.

Composites Material Properties

This was a 2010 Americas HTC Presentation given by Roger Assaker from eXstream. This presentation highlights Multi-Scale Modeling of Reinforced Plastic Parts with Digimat to RADIOSS.

CFD Automation with AcuConsole and AcuSolve

This was a 2010 Americas HTC Presentation given by Ravi Lanka from Acusim. While showcasing the key features of AcuSolve and AcuConsole, the presentation will focus on AcuConsole’s automation capabilities with industrial applications. The automation procedure is a perfect option for the users to perform design optimization using HyperStudy.

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