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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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[AB]structures Relies on HyperWorks in Developing Three Record Breaking Round the World Racing Yachts

[AB]structures, an Italian structural design and engineering company, used the CAE suite HyperWorks first for the Volvo Ocean Race in 2006 to design the yacht for the ABN AMRO White team and has used it since then successfully for several other Volvo Ocean Race and America’s Cup yachts.


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

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Topology Optimization Used to Make Lighter Plastic Parts

Kanto Auto Works, Ltd. is a core member of the Toyota Group, developing and producing Toyota vehicle bodies. The company’s organic-material engineering department evaluates and develops plastic parts to be used in vehicle bodies. In the initial st...

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Mabe - Improved Protection of White Goods through Packaging Optimization

For white goods manufacturer Mabe, the quality of the design and engineering of their home appliances is paramount. The products need to be highly robust as well as visually appealing but must also arrive with the customer in perfect condition. Th...

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AcuSolve Validation - NACA0012 Airfoil

This benchmark validates AcuSolve for external aerodynamic applications. NACA0012 has been studied in depth both numerically and experimentally. AcuSolve results are compared with other CFD software results and with available test data

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AcuSolve & Radioss Solution on FSI Model

This benchmark demonstrates the ability of AcuSolve to capture the effect of impulse load on a profile submerged in channel flow. A P-FSI simulations is performed using the structural output from Radioss.

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Altair BUSolutions

Developing the World’s First Series Hydraulic Hybrid Bus

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requires modern transit bus systems to provide more efficient services across America. Currently, U.S. public bus transit authorities are subsidized to meet operating budgets with Stat

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Unilever Optimizes Packaging Designs & Reduces Prototype Costs

To remain at the forefront of innovation within the male grooming market, Unilever, constantly looks for ways to differentiate their products from competitor offerings. For the Lynx (Axe) brand, Unilever needed to adopt a simulation and analysis a...

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Medtronic

Reducing Medical Stent Stress by 71%

Medtronic designs and manufacturers medical devices used the world over. Traditionally, computer aided engineering (CAE) and virtual simulation were not fully utilized within the industry as the verification process for often microscopic compone

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Tallent Automotive

Customized Solutions to Reduce Chassis Mass by 25%

To meet the growing demands for lightweight, fuel efficient vehicles, Tallent Automotive required a more automated method to produce minimum mass sheet metal chassis components which took performance targets and manufacturing const

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Unilever Customizes 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 enough to withs...

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Airbus

A380 Weight Reduction through Optimization

Through collaborative partnerships with Altair in the UK, the software was developed to produce an innovative rib design, which resulted in an optimized weight saving over 500kg per aircraft. Exceptional team working has been an essential

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OPEL

Improving Design Productivity through Automation

OPEL identified the design process of engine mount systems as a candidate for a process automation solution. As an objective, NVH engineers had to be able to generate input decks even without detailed load case information. Knowledge

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NASA

A Safer Landing with Water Impact Analysis

Using Altair’s own HyperWorks virtual simulation suite, Altair ProductDesign built an accurate finite element model of the module from CAD data supplied by NASA, as well as a section of water and air which matched the conditions from the l

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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

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Simulation Streamlines Aircraft Door Development

The Eurocopter Group leverages analysis to cut design time and automate the process of developing safe aircraft closures.

By Michele Macchioni
Concept To Reality Summer/Fall 2011

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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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Assystem Used HyperWorks CAE Simulation to Design, Simulate and Test Nuclear Encapsulation Vessels

Assystem is an international engineering and innovation consultancy group with a presence in 14 countries and 8500 employees.

HyperMesh, RADIOSS and HyperStudy were used to design the safest possible nuclear encapsulation vessel for securely containing nuclear material. The designs not only achie

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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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Lighter Helicopter Design

During the lifetime of a helicopter, every superfluous pound of weight costs the owner thousands
of Euros. These costs arise due to the additional fuel needed to move the extra mass thus limiting
the amount of cargo the helicopter can transport. To build lighter helicopters, Eurocopter, Europe’s

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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...

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Forklift Manufacturer Cuts Pre-Processing Time in Half and Solves Stubborn Design Problems with Altair’s HyperWorks Suite

The main goal of NMHG and Chief Engineer Dr. Pedro Bastias was to virtually design, test and evaluate each product before any physical prototypes are made. Using HyperWorks, NMHG is saving time, cutting costs and identifying new ways to resolve s...

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HyperWorks Improves Development Processes at Automotive Consultancy

csi entwicklungstechnik GmbH, a leading engineering service provider for the automotive industry has enhanced its simulation power with Altair‘s HyperWorks Suite. The company consolidated its CAE tools and now uses the large scale of HyperWorks, w...

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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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Improving Efficiency and Accuracy at Eaton Aerospace with HyperWorks

The Hydraulic Systems Division of
Eaton’s Aerospace Group designs hydraulic
components and systems on many of the
world’s military and commercial aircraft
in the skies today. Eaton uses Altair HyperWorks within it's simulation processes to improve solution efficiency and accuracy.

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HyperWorks Accelerates Design Process and Development of Diesel Export Locomotive at RDSO

Altair HyperWorks helped RDSO reduce development time and optimize structural characteristics of the diesel export locomotive. Physical testing on these large, complex structures had to be limited. Using HyperMesh/HyperView pre/post processing cap...

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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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HyperWorks helps to improve development processes at F.S. Fehrer Automotive GmbH

F.S. Fehrer Automotive GmbH in Kitzingen is using the HyperWorks Suite to develop seat parts, form cushions and complete vehicle interior systems. The engineers use HyperWorks and especially RADIOSS for static and modal analysis. The seat of a veh...

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HyperWorks Helps to Develop Race-Winning Yacht for Volvo Ocean Race 2009

The CAE suite HyperWorks has been used by ABstructures to structurally design and optimize the winning yacht in the Volvo Ocean Race, Ericsson 4. The yacht, skippered by Torben Grael, claimed victory in the Volvo Ocean Race on June 27, 2009 in St....

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Altair® HyperWorks® and Product Design Consultation at Force Protection

At Force Protection Inc. Altair HyperWorks and Product Design work together to increase CAE throughput and improve survivability prediction in a new class of military vehicles built for unconventional warfare.

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Application of HyperWorks in the Subsea Oil and Gas Industry

The volatile nature of deep sea installations presents a difficult challenge for engineers
to create products which can withstand extremely high pressures in a variety of weather
conditions. Duco selected HyperWorks to model subsea umbilicals, resulting in improvements
to their analysis productiv

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HyperWorks at B/E Aerospace: Lighter, Safer Seats for Airline Passengers

When you settle in for a flight on a major airline, you are probably in a seat and surrounded
by equipment designed and built by B/E Aerospace. With design and manufacturing facilities
across the globe, B/E Aerospace is the leading manufacturer of cabin interior products
for commercial and privat

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PBS Professional at Chrysler: Managing 250,000 Simulations a Year

The people who design cars and trucks at Chrysler have been using computer simulation tools since the 1980s. Since those early beginnings, the use of computer-aided engineering and finite element analysis has expanded to become the powerhouse enab...

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Managing 30 Teraflops of Compute Power: PBS Professional at Italy’s CILEA Consortium

With 30 teraflops of peak computing power, it has ranked as high as 135th among the Top 500 high performance computing centers. PBS Professional keeps CILEA’s processors humming.

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Dialing into Simulation to Streamline Cellular Phone Development

Upstream model simulation reduces product development time and enables Motorola to meet critical market demands.

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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.

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Quality Driven by CAE

Advanced CAE tools enable companies to design quality into their products.

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Fine-Tuning 300-Ton Haulers: HyperWorks at Hitachi Truck Manufacturing

Hitachi Truck Manufacturing sought ways of reducing materials costs for its mammoth mining trucks, while remaining within standard specifications. The company's first project using HyperWorks CAE tools enabled Hitachi to do this with accuracy. Hyp...

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