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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
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Customer Stories

Toyota Motorsport

Controlling Software Costs with Altair’s Software Asset Optimization System

TMG chose Altair’s Software Asset Optimization (SAO) system to address this problem. SAO (Software Asset Optimization) enables the user easy and efficient access of the actual software usage of existing lic

Customer Stories

DSM Success Story

Thermal Analysis of LED Lamps using AcuSolve

Customer Stories

DeWalt Optimizes Power Tools with HyperWorks

The development of modern electric power tools requires special attention to be simultaneously paid to both the efficiency and user comfort of the tool, as well as the robustness and durability of the devices. For the fulfillment of these two grou...

Customer Stories, Video Testimonials

Case Study Sogeclair

Case Study about Sogeclair's use of HyperWorks

Industry: Aerospace interiors

Challenge: Development of new flooring concept to fix the cabin seats while realizing a lighter structure, adjustable panels for all types of aircraft, and an easier installation and
maintenance.

Altair Solution:

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Success Story: M.TEC

M.TEC Engineering Continues to Benefit and Yield New Business Due to Advantages of the Altair Partner Alliance (APA)

Customer Stories

LG Electronics Success Story

LG Electronics Performs Smartphone Drop-Test Simulation in Less than 24 Hours with New Automated Approach

Customer Stories

Renault

An Innovative Approach to Lighter and More Efficient Powertrains

Carmakers the world over are investing heavily in the development of lighter vehicles and more economical engines that can go further on less fuel. Renault’s powertrain division wanted to further decrease the weight a

Customer Stories

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.

Customer Stories

PBS Professional Drives Computational Science at Scuola Normale

PBS Professional is managing the DreamHPC cluster at Scuola Normale di Pisa, a 2600-core Dell cluster used for compute-intensive simulations requiring parallel efficiency, scalability and fast memory access.

Customer Stories

Toyota Motorsport GmbH uses Altair‘s SAO System to better control software costs in its commercial Software tools

License monitoring delivering information about the actual scope of software usage with Altair’s SAO solution, improving decisions on software renewal and acquisition.

Customer Stories

PBS Professional Wins at NCI Raijin, Largest Supercomputer in Southern Hemisphere

Australia’s National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) chose PBS Professional to manage workload for its ‘Raijin’ cluster from Fujitsu, the largest supercomputing system in Australia with over 1000 users.

Customer Stories

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

Customer Stories

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 Stories

HyperWorks Optimization Capabilities Integrated into Packaging Design Process Help Unilever Cut Costs and Development Time

Unilever reduced the time required for
simulation and significantly lowered costs
by working with Altair HyperWorks suite
of computer-aided engineering tools.

Customer Stories

PBS Pro at Czech National Supercomputing Center

The IT4I National Supercomputing Center uses PBS Professional to manage its new Bull cluster being shared by over 200 planned users. Center officials say PBS “provides the robust commercial functionality we need in a scheduler”

Customer Stories

Aerodynamic Development of a Road Cycling Helmet with AcuSolve - LX Sim

Customer Stories

Polaris Reduces Weight of Snowmobile Structures Up to 40% with solidThinking Inspire and OptiStruct

Polaris, based in Roseau, Minn., is a
renowned manufacturer of snowmobiles,
and its Snowmobile Chassis Structures
Group is engaged in design and testing that supports three different platform teams with chassis solutions for each set of requirements. Computer-based design and finite element (FE)

Customer Stories

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.

Customer Stories

Creactive Design

Using Optimization to Improve the Design of a Classroom

Product design consultancy and structural engineering partner, Creactive Design, wanted to explore the possibility of utilizing optimization technologies to improve the design of a cross-functional roof for an innovative new c

Customer Stories

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 Stories

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 Stories

HyperWorks Enables Global Appliance Manufacturer to Use New Material for Stronger, Lower-Cost Product

To qualitatively and quantitatively analyze the stress on the door cover during thermal expansion and contraction, the engineers used HyperMesh, a high-performance finite element pre-processor and RADIOSS, a modern structural analysis and optimiza...

Customer Stories

Clemson University Chooses PBS Professional for HPC Workload Management

Clemson University's IT department, Clemson Computing and Information Technology (CCIT), selected PBS Professional over open-source alternatives for mission-critical workload management. "We were looking to fulfill two requirements that our open s...

Customer Stories

HyperWorks, especially OptiStruct is one of the central tools supporting the CAE efforts of BASF Engineering Plastics

Mathematical optimisation methods can provide significant support in virtual CAE part development. In the early phases of the project topology optimisation affords valuable clues to the design of the geometry of the part.

Customer Stories

Dana Adopts Altair’s SimLab to Automate Meshing of Powertrain Models with Dramatic Time Savings

Dana Holding Corporation is a world
leader in driveline, sealing, and thermalmanagement
technologies that improve
fuel efficiency, reduce emissions and
lower the cost of ownership in passenger,
commercial and off-highway vehicles.
Dana's 25,000 employees operate in
27 countries within a netwo

Customer Stories

Dante Sanchez Discusses the Optimization of Mabe's White Goods Packaging

For white goods manufacturer Mabe, the quality of the design and engineering of their home appliances is paramount. The objectives of this project were to simulate the effect of the distribution environment events to a washer and dryer product and...

Customer Testimonials, Videos

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 Stories

Faster Design Changes with HyperWorks’ Morphing Technology

In the development of engine components PSA determines the lifetime of the intake manifold with a complex thermo mechanical calculation. Since the development process is distributed between PSA itself and a supplier, a design change of the intake ...

Customer Stories

Ron Mendell

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

Customer Stories

Korg Italy

Korg utilized 3D modeling and rendering simulation to manage the frequent design modifications that occur during the product development process. 

Customer Stories

Bros Manifatture

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

Customer Stories

TokyoFlash Japan

TokyoFlash is a world leader in the design and sales of unique watches. They use Altair Evolve to speed product development.

Customer Stories

Pininfarina Extra

Pininfarina Extra blends the use of industrial design, modeling and topology optimization software to achieve the brand's values of elegance, essentiality and innovation outside of the automotive industry.

Customer Stories

XOX Audio Tools

XOX Audio Tools utilizes high design and advanced technologies to create cutting-edge musical instruments.

Customer Stories

Automotive Lighting

Automotive Lighting uses free-form modeling software to create concepts for customers in a fast and flexible way. Concepts are presented visually  in daytime and nighttime conditions using photorealistic rendering.

Customer Stories

Customer Story: Peter Macapia

Dr. Peter Macapia discusses solidThinking's part in reinventing structural systems and rethinking what a building is.

Customer Stories, Video Testimonials

Novellini

Novellini applies industrial design and modeling software to set the pace of innovation for the manufacture of bathroom solutions and wellness products in Europe.

Customer Stories

Intel Case Study: Altair Speeds Complex Simulations and Workload Management with RADIOSS and PBS Professional on Xeon Phi

Altair is one of the first software vendors to support the Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor. PBS Professional, Altair’s leading workload management product, supports Xeon Phi out of the box, and we have ported our RADIOSS solver to Xeon Phi.

Customer Stories

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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