Optimization Strategies for Multi-Material Vehicles
|Mike Heskitt - Chief Operating Officer, Altair ProductDesign|
Many studies on automotive mass reduction have been undertaken over the years by various steel, aluminum, magnesium, and composites consortia, all expounding the virtues of substituting a particular material. Altair has participated in studies with all these organizations over the years and has understood the strengths, limitations, and constraints of working with various materials.
Large Scale EigenSolver in OptiStruct
HyperWorks 12.0 introduced a new Large Scale EigenSolver called Automatic Multilevel Substructuring Eigen Solver (AMSES) in OptiStruct. AMSES is a very efficient and modern solution to run many complex noise and vibration analyses, such as frequency response, transient response, and CMS Super Element creation.
HyperWorks Collaboration Tools
This month’s featured tip and trick video shows how to use the HyperWorks Collaboration Tools, the modern, collaborative simulation and data management environment built into the HyperWorks desktop products.
Cooper Standard Speeds Development of Next-Generation Pumps with Altair’s AcuSolve CFD Solver
In designing new pumps for this type of system, CAE Engineer Tom Lincoln uses computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software to simulate the flow of coolant through the device. AcuSolve, the sophisticated CFD solution within Altair’s HyperWorks suite of CAE tools, transformed the capabilities and creativity of the Cooper Standard unit. Cooper Standard ends up with a better product faster as a result of employing AcuSolve to design a pump that will improve passenger comfort in a battery- powered electric vehicle
Still Unsure About What Process Structure Interaction Is And How It Can Benefit You?
This month, Altair Partner Alliance’s Vicky Newby had a chance to learn more about the APA’s only Process Structure Interaction tool, CONVERSE. She was able to discuss the interface with OptiStruct, unique applications and benefits, among others with PART Engineering’s very own Sascha Pazour.
Script of the Month
Script 954: Find holes and create spiders
Tool detecting holes from a given range of diameters and creating spiders in each of the holes. Option is given to the user to remove or add holes before the creation.
Script 894: HyperMesh PowerPoint Report Automation
Script that automates the generation of a PowerPoint report from within HyperMesh. The user can interactively control PowerPoint in order to open an existing presentation, add a slide, add an image, add a h3d or add a table.
Identify the most significant loading condition using Envelope
To identify the most significant loading conditions out of all the selected analysis load steps. The created load step is a summary of all the selected load steps which meet the specified criteria.
To generate a mesh from different, overlapping components to be in sync with each other for better connection.