Optimization and Simulation Help Designing Safer, Lightweight Aircraft Seating Systems
Senior Director -
|Jean Michel Terrier
Senior Director –
Altair has been a leader in technology and expertise to develop safer automobiles and reducing potential injury to passengers. That experience now is helping Altair create safer seating systems for airplanes. Altair recently presented some of its work for the CompositesWorld Aircraft Interiors Conference in Seattle, an event that is covered in a recent blog entry.
Altair’s optimization technology is being applied to the design of the seat frame. We all have seen the seat frames that connect the seat to the floor beams. The seat frame must withstand the static load of the passenger weight but also be able to withstand dynamic loads in case of a hard landing, extreme turbulence or a water landing. Generally, the seats are required to withstand 14-g and 16-g loads.
HyperWorks 12.0 Sneak Peek!
As the release of HyperWorks 12.0 grows closer and closer, we wanted to give you a sneak peek of HyperWorks 12.0 and the related online training material you should expect to be available. Click on the video below to learn more about HyperMesh 12.0′s Quality Index Cleanup Tools. New cleanup tools have been added allowing you to place nodes, optimize nodes and dynamically update holes and washers.
This month’s video quickly explains some of the tools to generate and visualize composites plies. New functionalities have been added in HyperWorks 11.0 to streamline the composites modeling process. The clip is part of a webinar recording on modeling and visualization.
Danish Team Uses HyperWorks to Prove the Value of Topology Optimization for Concrete Architectural Structures
Denmark’s Aarhus School of Architecture was interested in exploring the potential of applying the kind of simulation-based topology optimization used in the automotive, aeronautical and naval industries to architectural concrete structures and coupling it with robotic fabrication of polystyrene formwork for concrete casting. Led by Per Dombernowsky, who served as project manager and engineer, and Asbjørn Søndergaard, who headed the project’s design and optimization aspects, the combined academic and industrial team created the Unikabeton Prototype project.
The HyperWorks Partner Alliance is now the Altair Partner Alliance!
We have officially transitioned to the APA, which comes along with many new changes, including:
A new logo:
New web address: www.altairalliance.com
New email aliases: email@example.com is for general inquiries about the program, partners, licensing or reporting, and firstname.lastname@example.org is for information regarding upcoming events or marketing activities.
We love to receive feedback from our users, so please let us know what you think about these changes, the program, or anything else you would like to talk to us about!
Scripts of the Month
Organize/Remove Solid Holes
Description: This script finds and organizes solid-holes into user defined groups by hole diameter. Optional: Found hole groups can be removed from the geometry.
Split and smooth tetramesh
Description : This script allow the user through a GUI to do the following:
1. Refine part of tetramesh (low order or high order) and project nodes to the surfaces.
2. Find regions one element thick
3. Perform tetramesh smoothing
Cross plot values along a specified node path
The Measure panel in HV is used to plot values along a specified node path.
Steps to create Cross plot value along a node path.
- Load the Vehicle Safety Tools preference file.
- Contour the required result from the Contour panel .
- Add a measure group from the Measure panel and select the Node Path from the pull down.
Capturing animation in GIF file for presentations
It is now possible to save PowerPoint session files from within HyperView with animation from selected pages, in the GIF format, to a PowerPoint 2003 or 2007 presentation file