Archive for July, 2012
|Rick Watkins - Oil and Gas Strategic Account Manager – Altair|
In this article, we will be looking at such trends as the impact of globalization and cloud-based services. How have oil and gas companies evolved and embraced new IT demands? What pressures are these companies feeling now and how will that impact the way they manage their IT infrastructure moving forward? These questions and their answers are driving Altair’s product development philosophy for all aspects of our business.
There is a common saying in the oil and gas industry that “the age of easy oil is over.” Of course this refers to the need to recover today’s reserves in deeper and more remote locations than ever before. To be economically viable, any potential project must undergo greater scrutiny, analysis and testing. Coupled with the rapidly growing demand of the world’s existing and developing consumers, the risk of failure has maintained parity with reward for success, but each is measured in the billions of dollars. Altair HyperWorks is enabling scientists and engineers to create better numerical models and simulations of the earth’s subsurface topology. The success or failure of the recovery process in these complex formations is dependent on understanding how the structural and fluid mechanics of a rock formation will interact with the effects of the drilling, completion and production phases.
Tags: Altair, cloud computing, Globalization, HPC, HyperWorks, Moore's Law, Numerican Simulation, Oil and Gas Industry, PBS Professional, topography, topology
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This short video shows the process to setup and solve a CFD flow analysis of a rotating machinary in HyperWorks, utilizing tools like AcuSolve, AcuConsole and AcuFieldView.
Amphenol is one of the largest manufacturers of interconnect products in the world. They has been using the HyperWorks range of applications since 2009. Amphenol was introduced to the HyperWorks Partner Alliance program when looking for complementary tools to handle molding simulations. The company is now able to provide its customers with more reliable and robust design concepts based on the results and reports generated with HyperWorks and the tools included in the HWPA.
HyperWorks users now have access to software to analyze fiber-reinforced parts
CONVERSE by PART Engineering provides users with highly reliable results in simulating short-fiber-reinforced injection molded parts as well as realistic simulation of thermo-mechanical behavior of molds and inserts. It enables the user to consider the anisotropic properties different properties parallel and transverse to the local fiber orientation in the part, as well as consider process loads that affect the inserts or the molds themselves. The highly accurate software improves the overall designs of molds and parts. This solution is available for download via the HWPA.
HW-11.0.130-HWDesktop contains many exciting features, enhancements and bug fixes to HyperWorks 11.0 Desktop applications including HyperMesh, HyperView, HyperGraph, MotionView, HyperStudy, HyperMath, Solver Interfaces, Engineering Solutions and Manufacturing Solutions. Reference the release notes for full details.
HyperView can contour custom results calculated using a HyperMath script using the results math utility. The user stays in a single environment i.e. HyperView. Using HyperMath’s extensive and efficient math libraries complex math calculations can be performed.
A meshline is a line on the elements of a 2d (shell) mesh that is associated with the mesh by retaining information about where it enters and exits each shell element.
Closed loop of meshlines can be used to generate new surfaces, using a simple spline function to create the surface edges based on the meshlines as shown below in Figure 1. The meshlines are the thicker blue lines.
For a closed chain of meshlines, you can select the elements or nodes inside the chain and save them as collections for retrieval in other panels. This can be useful for application of loads/BCs.