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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.
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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

Engine Dynamic Analysis Using Flexible Bodies

Harold Thomas

Harold Thomas

Director - Solver Technology at Altair
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).
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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

Partner Spotlight: Radical Thinking and Redevelopment of Frequency Domain Response and Fatigue Analysis

Sridhar Ravikoti

Sridhar Ravikoti

Technical Director - Global Partner Programs at Altair
Sridhar Ravikoti is the Technical Director of Global Partner Programs at Altair. He has been with Altair since 2000, gaining experience in engineering product development and software program management. In his current role as a technical lead for the Altair Partner Alliance, Sridhar drives a synergetic relationship between Altair offering and its Partners. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Osmania University in India, and a Master’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with a major in Mechanical Engineering and a minor degree in Applied Mechanics.
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CAEfatigue VIBRATION is a “second generation” frequency domain analysis software tool for complex evaluations involving random response and fatigue calculations. Significant redevelopment to existing processes in this domain has resulted in improvements such as the capability to reduce a 4-hour … Read More