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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.
Michael Johnson

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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

Democratizing “Engineering in the Cloud”

Srikanth (Sam) Mahalingam

Srikanth (Sam) Mahalingam

Chief Technical Officer - HPC/Cloud Solutions at Altair
Sam joined Altair in 1994 and worked on various products and projects both in the custom services and product teams. He is currently the Chief Technical Officer for Altair’s cloud computing and high-performance computing strategy, with the primary responsibility of applying the newer cloud and mobile technologies to the digital simulation, high performance computing world and identifying and mentoring talented individuals within the organization. He holds a bachelor of engineering degree in Computer Science and Engineering and executive masters of business administration from the Indian School of Business.
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This article is from the Innovation Intelligence blog. The cloud is becoming a popular topic across many industries as engineers are exploring the endless opportunities to create innovative products and solutions. Maturing capital markets are driving a strong demand for product innovation … Read More

Nothing Between You and Your Design

James Dagg

James Dagg

Chief Technical Officer at Altair
James joined Altair in 1987 where he worked as a structural analyst and as a multi-body dynamics analyst in the field of vehicle dynamics. He is currently the Chief Technical Officer for Altair’s modeling, visualization, and math-based solutions and strategy with a primary responsibility to create an exceptional user experience across Altair’s entire software portfolio. For more than 25 years, James has been a visionary behind Altair’s software strategy and development activities. Prior to his role as CTO, he was the Senior Vice President for solidThinking®. James received his BSME in 1988 from the University of Michigan and his MS in Applied Mechanics from U of M in 1993.
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This article is from the Innovation Intelligence blog, and includes additional content for the HyperWorks Insider. The More Things Change… A few years ago, I read the complete papers of Wilbur and Orville Wright that included nearly every note, letter, and calculation … Read More

Simulating “On Road” Aerodynamics with CFD for Automotive Design

Michael Barton

Michael Barton

CFD Application Specialist at Altair
Michael Barton joined Altair in 2013, and is currently working as a CFD Application Specialist for the HyperWorks® Core Development Team. He has five years of industry experience working with and developing CAE software related to fluid dynamics. His current role includes contributing to the CFD solver AcuSolve by assisting with the program management duties, conducting high-end benchmarks, testing new features and developing marketing material. Michael has authored two conference proceedings since joining Altair and has participated in several internal/external webinars. He holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.
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Automotive engineers have been using Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) to design vehicles and vehicle components for many years. CAE has expanded the design envelope for vehicle manufacturers and racing teams, leading to reduced costs and lead-time to explore a given … Read More

Design and Optimization of Lattice Structures for 3D Printing using Altair OptiStruct

Warren Dias

Warren Dias

Business Development Manager - OptiStruct at Altair
Warren is the Business Development Manager for OptiStruct where his responsibilities include increasing the global footprint and usage of OptiStruct. He joined Altair in 2000, and now has nearly 15 years of experience in the field of finite element analysis and structural optimization. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology in India.
Warren Dias

How would you like your burger done? Medium rare, well done, or 3D printed? Seems farfetched? Well, not so much, if the recent 3D printing trends are anything to go by. All said and done, while I am a fan … Read More