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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

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).
Harold Thomas

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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.
Sridhar Ravikoti

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

Model Based Development of Embedded Systems – 100% Graphically

Michael Hoffman

Michael Hoffman

Senior Vice President for Math & Systems - HyperWorks at Altair
Michael joined Altair in 2006, and is currently the Senior Vice President for Math & Systems at Altair. He has over 25 years of experience in simulation driven development gained in multiple roles in research institutes, product development organizations , and solution providers. In his current role he oversees Altair's new offering for the Math and System market.
He holds a masters and PhD degree in mechanics from the Technical University of Darmstadt.
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In the past, mechanical systems were build and painted, and the controls were added as an afterthought. Design errors and requirement misses all attributed to longer development times and costs.

Computer Simulation’s Role in Advancing Composite Aircraft Structures

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

Dr. Robert Yancey, Vice President of Aerospace Solutions at Altair, recently published this article on Aerospace & Defense Technology about the advantages and issues that arise when using simulation software on composite aircraft structures. Read the original article here. The introduction … Read More

Safe and Effortless Speed: CAE in Motorsport

Marc Ratzel

Marc Ratzel

Director - CFD Solutions at Altair
Dr. Marc Ratzel joined Altair in 2004, and is currently the Director of CFD solutions. He leads the automotive external aerodynamics activities at Altair, as well as supporting business development for HyperWorks in the CFD domain. He received his Ph.D. in aerospace from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, and worked as a research assistant at the University of Toronto, Canada, before joining Altair.
Marc Ratzel

Chasing the illusory goal of light but strong has always been the bane of engineers. With respect to the automotive racing community, while speed is paramount, there is the additional objective of driver safety, often conflicting with the light but … Read More

On the Application of HyperWorks for the Design of Bi-Level Trains

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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The new Stadler Rail bi-Level Train KISS has been designed by using HyperWorks. In order to perform a large spectrum of analyses a FE-model has been created with more than three million elements. In this 15-minute presentation Dr. Alois Starlinger, … Read More