Harold Thomas

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Dr. Thomas is resposible for the business development direction of Altair’s solver product, OptiStruct. He has been working in the areas of Structural Optimization, Finite Element Analysis, and Computational Fluid Dynamics for more than 30 years. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the Columbia University in New York City and received his Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA).

Engine Dynamic Analysis Using Flexible Bodies

It’s time to shorten engine dynamic analyses, thanks to a tighter integration between Altair OptiStruct® and AVL EXCITE. Finite element models are extensively used in research and development of automotive engines. Modal condensation techniques are used to reduce large Degrees of … Read More