Posts Tagged ‘HyperMesh’
HyperMesh / OptiStruct
- Running Autobead from OSSmooth
- Specifying Initial Conditions to Bodies and Joints
Bob Yancey- Executive Director – Global Aerospace
Composites offer a number of compelling advantages, but they also present some daunting design challenges. For example, the orthotropic nature of continuous-fiber-reinforced composites presents the designer with many more design variables to consider, such as ply angles, fiber volume fractions and stacking sequences. Finding an optimal design with so many design variables can be quite challenging. In addition, there is little design experience with composite structures, so often designers develop “quasi-isotropic” designs that look similar to their metal part-designs. (more…)
- Modeling Composites with HyperMesh and HyperLaminate
HyperView / HyperGraph
- Reviewing Laminate Ply Results in HyperView
Superior Industries made its first stylish mark on America’s roads with the debut of its cast aluminum wheels on the Ford Mustang II in 1974. With a roar heard throughout the auto industry, Superior’s design excellence set the standard for classy aluminum wheels, and the popularity of the company’s products accelerated rapidly. Today, Superior is one of the largest OEM suppliers of cast aluminum road wheels.
One of Superior’s main challenge was to shorten the overall product design cycle. They attacked this problem by applying the customization and automation capabilities of HyperWorks to many of its CAE processes.
► Read the full Superior Industries Success Story► Learn about the Altair products used in this story
- Accurate Midsurface Creation Using R/T Ratio
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 of the design.
Market–leading golf club manufacturer Cleveland Golf is a pioneer in the design and production of advanced clubs and the developer of the number-one wedge in the golf industry. The company’s engineering research team uses HyperWorks to drive product innovation and tune performance of forward-looking designs while developing market-leading woods, irons, wedges and putters.
Tags: AcuSolve, cfd++, Cleveland, computational fluid dynamics, consumer goods, design, driver, golf, golf club, HWPA, HyperMesh, innovation, optimization, performance, Srixon
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Detailed part analysis and optimization involves the creation of sub-models, or breakout models, extracted from global or internal loads models. The creation of these sub-models can be difficult and time consuming using traditional methods. Utilizing Free Body Diagram (FBD) concepts, one can simplify and streamline the understanding, creation and setup of breakout models. FBDs allow the user to understand load paths and to create free body loads of interest for detailed models as boundary conditions (BCs) within a sub-modeling scheme.
FBDs also allow for equivalent force and moment results to be calculated on cross-sections for each loadstep. From these results, Shear-Moment Plots (VMT) can be created for determining maximum equivalent loads. These results can also be used to create Potato Plots for performing loadstep screening in advance of the detailed part analysis and optimization.
Tags: aerospace, cross-section, extraction, FBD, force, force extraction, free body, free body diagram, HyperMesh, loadstep, moment, optimization, OptiStruct, RADIOSS, resultant force
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Altair Engineering is Proud to Announce
the Release of 10.0-SA1-150, 10.0-SA1-405 & 10.0-SA1-612!
Now with Windows 7 Support!
Continuing to build on the strengths of the HyperWorks 10.0 suite of tools, Altair has released 10.0-SA1-150. This service pack introduces several of new features as well as resolving a number of issues. These releases supersede all previous SA releases, therefore only 10.0-SA1-150,10.0-SA1-404 & 10.0-SA1-612 need be installed on top of the base 10.0 package. If you require JT geometry input capability with HyperWorks, the 10.0-SA1-152 package is available for download and should be installed after 10.0-SA1-150.
The full release notes as well as the software download packages can be found at www.altairhyperworks.com within the Software Download page.