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Confessions of a Dataset

Fatma Kocer-Poyraz
Fatma Kocer-Poyraz

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“If you torture the data long enough, it will confess” said the British economist Ronald Coase. I will soften this quote as “If you massage the data long enough, it will tell you its story. ” I find this to … Read More

Inspiring Lightweight Design in Automotive

Richard Yen

Richard Yen

Richard has more than 27 years with Altair and just recently became the new Vice-President, Global Automotive. He is responsible for understanding the major trends of the automotive industry, aligning Altair’s technology, formulating marketing message and business strategy to maximize opportunities as well as values to the customers. In the past, he’s held various leadership roles in software, services business and overseas assignments. He earned his Master’s Degree of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1988. He is conversant in English, Chinese and Japanese.
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Emission regulations become more restrictive through 2025 

Laminated composites – The original additive manufacturing process

Bob Yancey

Bob Yancey

Vice President - Aerospace and Composites at Altair
Bob has degrees from MIT, Virginia Tech, and University of Dayton with a focus on Aerospace Composites. His current role is to define the strategic direction of Altair to meet the growing and changing needs of the Aerospace and Composites Design and Analysis community. He meets with companies and organizations throughout the world to gather their input and communicate to them the solutions Altair provides.
Bob Yancey

Featured Image: Daniele Pugliesi/Creative Commons There is a lot of enthusiasm around additive manufacturing (AM) these days. From high-end applications of AM like the GE fuel nozzle to the home market and hobbyists fairs, AM has captured the imagination of all … Read More

An Overview on Simulation-Driven Innovation

Simone Bonino

Simone Bonino

Vice President of Marketing - HyperWorks at Altair
Simone joined Altair Italy in 2001, and is currently the Vice President of Product Marketing at Altair. He has over 20 years of experience in the PLM market, particularly in the field of manufacturing simulation and business development. His current role includes overseeing the global marketing strategy for the extended HyperWorks brand, integrating contributions from the other Altair divisions, and building a cohesive message with dynamic marketing materials for the CAE and PLM market. He holds an associate degree in mechanical engineering from the Istituto Tecnico Industriale (ITI) Edoardo Agnelli in Torino, Italy.
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Our goal at Altair has always been to provide the best technology at the highest value to our customers, and the HyperWorks 14.0 release is no exception. Simulation-driven innovation is at the heart of HyperWorks 14.0. With over 2,100 new features … Read More

Using HyperWorks to Develop Human Body Models For Vehicle Crash Simulation At Wake Forest University

David Schmueser

David Schmueser

Business Development Manager - Southeastern Region at Altair
David joined Altair Engineering in January 2007 as University Business Development Manager. He currently serves in that role for the Southeastern Region of the United States. He received his BS and MS degrees in Engineering Mechanics, and a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering, all from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Prior to joining Altair, Dr. Schmueser worked as a research engineer at Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio and as a senior staff engineer at General Motors Research Labs in Warren, Michigan. He was also an Adjunct Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, 1993-2007. He currently is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Automotive Engineering at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research in Greenville, SC. Dr. Schmueser has over 30 years experience in light-weight materials design, vehicle optimal structural design, and computer-aided-engineering instruction. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the College-Industry Partnership Division of the American Society of Engineering Education.
David Schmueser

Wake Forest University is a leading research university in biomedical sciences and bioengineering that provides students and faculty with outstanding opportunities for personal and professional growth. The Center of Injury Biomechanics (CIB) in the School of Medicine at Wake Forest … Read More

Incorporating Industrial Design into Optimization

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Senior Application Engineer at Altair
Mike joined Altair in 2010 as a member of ProductDesign, and is currently a Senior Application Engineer for the Midwest US. He has over 15 years of HyperWorks experience, serving a wide range of markets. He spent nearly 10 years as an Altair client tackling numerous simulations and optimizations in the motorcycle industry. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison, he holds degrees in Geological Engineering and Geology & Geophysics.
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In many industries, the stiffness, strength, weight, cost, and durability of a structure are the driving factors for design. Optimization can be utilized in its purest form for these cases. However, in some applications the appearance of a structure may … Read More

Optimize HVAC System for a Safer and More Comfortable Drive

Abigail Arrington

Abigail Arrington

Application Engineer at Altair
Abigail joined Altair in 2012 as an Application Engineer focusing on proof of concept demonstrations and benchmarking with Altair’s Computation Fluid Dynamic (CFD) code, AcuSolve. She has over six years of industry experience working with AcuSolve, AcuConsole for preprocess and FieldView for post processors. Her current role includes working with prospective and current customers interested in AcuSolve and the Virtual Wind Tunnel, training and support, business development and mentoring. She holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.
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Summer is just ending in Phoenix, Arizona and it was a HOT one! They say it’s a dry heat, I say it’s a dry heat like an oven or a blowtorch. As an Arizonan native, I can honestly say it’s … Read More