2012 – A Year in Review
Thank you for being a loyal HyperWorks Insider reader and customer. As 2012 closes, we wanted to recap some of our articles and stories from our brightest and best. Below, you will find links to review all of our 2012 “Feature Articles”,” Customer Spotlights”, ”Learning Videos”, and more. We hope you have enjoyed what the Altair HyperWorks Insider has had to offer in 2012 and we look forward to great things in 2013!
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A year of Feature Articles
- Safety and Crashworthiness Protective Measures in the Bus Industry
- Simulation Driven Design in Electronics: Changing the Industry That Changes You
- Single Matrix Solution and Multi-level Smart Multiphysics: Five Questions to Detlef Schneider
- The Challenge of Crashworthiness for Composites Cars
- Challenges and Opportunities in the Oil & Gas Industry
- Model Calibration Using Optimization Techniques
- Why Composites Are Taking Off in the Aviation Industry
- What’s Better Than an Intuitive Technology That Allows You to Explore Non-intuitive-optimal Solutions?
- Where Do You Get Your Loads To Assess Component Strength And Durability?
- Altair in the Cloud
- Coupling Simulations: A Simple Way to Increase Results Accuracy
A Year of Customer Spotlights
Throughout 2012 the HyperWorks Insider featured customer successes across many industries, regions and applications.
- [AB]structures Relies on HyperWorks in Developing Three Record Breaking Round the World Racing Yachts
- Nippon Sharyo Uses AcuSolve Simulation to Make Japan’s Bullet Trains Safer, More Comfortable
- Altair Enables BorgWarner to Automate Process for Determining Combined Impact of Temperature and Mechanical Stress on Turbochargers.
- Kanto Auto Works: Topology Optimization Used to Make Lighter Plastic Parts.
- Amphenol: Creating One of the Thinnest SIM Card Readers in the World
- NASA: A Safer Landing with Water Impact Analysis
- HyperWorks Improves Development Processes at PSA Peugeot Citroën
- Customer Spotlight: Gordon Murray Design
- Formula Student Racing
- Customer Spotlight: TADANO FAUN
- Global Appliance Manufacturer Mabe Analyzes Spin Cycle with HyperWorks to Improve Washing Machines and Bring Them to Market Faster
A Year of Learning Videos
- Morphing Using Morph Volumes
- solidThinking Inspire 9.0 – Sketch Tools
- Learning Spotlight: RADIOSS
- Learning Spotlight: HyperCrash
- Learning Spotlight: AcuSolve
- Learning Spotlight: HyperStudy
- Composites Modeling in HyperMesh
- solidThinking Inspire
- HyperWorks BasicFEA
- Learning Spotlight: Altair Compute Manager
- Learning Spotlight: HyperForm 11.0 New Features Overview
A Year of Tips & Tricks
- Automatic Application of Single–Point Constraints (AUTOSPC)
- Mesh Extend Using Mesh Edit Panel
- Save Views in the Model Browser
- Annotations of Hotspots
- Save Views in the Model Browser
- Show/Hide/Isolate available on Keyboard (not just in browser)
- Autopitch Tool
- 2D Element Cleanup Using Quality Index Tools
- Using HyperMath to Contour Custom Results in HyperView
- Using Meshlines in HyperMesh
- What is Frequency Response Analysis in Radioss
- Map Thickness from Geometry to FE Model
- Morph Wall Thickness
- Toolbar For Efficient Check and Repair of Failed Elements
- Model Checking with Auto Correction Feature
- Map Surface Mesh to Another Surface, by Translational and/or Rotational Symmetrical Conditions.
- Flex Body Simulation
- MotionView CAD Interfacing for Model Building
- February 2012
- January, 2012
A Year of Partner Alliance Spotlights
- HyperWorks Partner Alliance Expands Composites Offering Further by Adding MultiMech Suite to the Program.
- TES International is Broadening Their Relationship with the HyperWorks Partner Alliance by Adding their Thermal- and Fluid-flow Analysis Software, ThermoFlo, to the Lineup.
- TES International is now Part of the HWPA
- HWPA Extends Breadth of Composite Solutions by Partnering Componeering
- HWPA Adds Process Structure Interaction Solution CONVERSE
- Anaglyph Furthers Relationship With Altair by Adding its Composite and Laminate Analysis Software to Altair’s HyperWorks Partner Alliance
- Altair Strengthens Thermal Technology Offering with New HWPA Partner C&R Technologies
- Multibody Dynamic Analysis Vehicle Simulation Software Now Available Through The HyperWorks Partner Alliance
- Altair and Ontonix Offer Complexity Management Solution for Achieving Simple and Robust Design
- New HWPA Software RadTherm Compliments CFD Thermal Analysis
- New HWPA Partner Brings Unparallel Metal Properties Expertise to the HyperWorks Suite
Safety and Crashworthiness Protective Measures in the Bus Industry
|Giuseppe Resta - Business Development Manager, Global Automotive, Altair|
Bus travel continues to be one of the safest modes of transportation. Global bus engineering trends focus upon quality and durability in bus design, since the typical service life of a motorcoach often exceeds 20 years and may reach 3 million km., depending on the country. Still, safety and crashworthiness remain essential elements in bus design with opportunity for improvement. Too many passengers are affected by accidents, which drive the industry to push for progress in bus safety features. Cross-country motorcoaches and school buses have been the subjects of significant attention and regulatory action, particularly in relation to rollover events.
Morphing Using Morph Volumes
HyperMorph is an easy-to-use mesh manipulation tool within HyperMesh that allows users to quickly stretch any finite element mesh while keeping mesh distortion at a minimum.
[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.
This year [AB]structures used HyperWorks to structurally design and optimize three VO70 Round The World Racing Yachts for the 2011 – 2012 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. This included the yacht Groupama 4, skippered by Franck Cammas, which claimed victory on July 9, 2012 in Galway, Ireland, after 9 months and more than 37,000 nautical miles sailed around the world under the harshest conditions.
HyperWorks Partner Alliance Expands Composites Offering Further by Adding MultiMech Suite to the Program.
MultiMech Research & Development’s multiscale composite technology has been added to the HWPA’s CAE software solution set.
MultiMech Research & Development is the latest partner to join the HyperWorks Partner Alliance. Their software, MultiMech Suite, is a set of composite tools that allows users from many industries to analyze and optimize materials using its state-of-the-art two-way coupled multiscale technology. MultiMech Suite provides solutions to accurately and cost-efficiently relate materials’ microstructural design variables to overall structural performance. This helps solve problems related to mechanical failure and inefficient trial and error product development. To learn more about MultiMech R&D or MultiMech Suite, please visit their website.
Interview with Leandro Castro, Co-Founder of MultiMec h Research & Development
Automatic Application of Single–Point Constraints (AUTOSPC)
Degrees of freedom that are either unconnected or very weakly coupled to the finite element model can be removed automatically with the PARAM, AUTOSPC, YES in Bulk Data.
Mesh Extend Using Mesh Edit Panel
The extend subpanel is used to create smoothly-meshed connections between different components that do not quite touch, but are meant to. Mesh can be imprinted such that both components are remeshed to match, or the source comp is remeshed to match the destination comp, or vice-versa. In addition, you can actually merge the elements of the source component into the destination component altogether.
Simulation Driven Design in Electronics: Changing the Industry that Changes You
|Molly Heskitt - Senior Director, Global Electronics and Consumer Goods, Altair|
The consumer electronics industry has a more dramatic effect on our lives today than at any other time in history, and the pace of change in this industry is mind-numbing. Never have you seen such a passionate demand and obsessive need for the latest electronics gadgets, and never have these devices occupied such a large part of our time and thoughts. They have truly become our gateway to the world.
Advancing technology has made possible many things that once seemed impossible. Looking back 20 years when the first smartphone, the Simon, was introduced by IBM, who could have imagined how much our lifestyle would be changed by smartphones? Looking forward, what will our world look like 20 years from now? It is probably beyond our imagination. Modern technology in the electronics industry moves so fast and furiously that technologies we view as advanced and bizarre today may become so ordinary that we will take them for granted as commonplace.
Consumer appetites have never been so high, as they constantly look for unique new products, while always keeping an eye on price. The pressure on electronics companies to deliver innovative products quickly at lower cost is intense, and they compete furiously to dominate the market. Read the rest of this entry »