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Danish Team Uses HyperWorks to Prove the Value of Topology Optimization for Concrete Architectural Structures

Simone Bonino

Simone Bonino

Vice President of Marketing - HyperWorks at Altair
Simone joined Altair Italy in 2001, and is currently the Vice President of Marketing for HyperWorks® 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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Denmark’s Aarhus School of Architecture was interested in exploring the potential of applying the kind of simulation-based topology optimization used in the automotive, aeronautical and naval industries to architectural concrete structures and coupling it with robotic fabrication of polystyrene formwork … Read More

Simulation Driven Design in Electronics: Changing the Industry that Changes You

Molly Heskitt

Molly Heskitt

Senior Director - Electronics at Altair
As Senior Director of Business Development for Altair, Molly has global responsibility for the electronics industry. She works with global electronics companies and industry experts to help align the company’s advanced technologies to address industry-specific challenges, with the goal of making Altair’s customers the most competitive. Prior to joining Altair, Molly was an Associate Professor at Changchun University in China, where she conducted research and taught courses with a heavy emphasis on product design and manufacturing engineering. She joined Altair in 2000 and held various engineering roles prior to assuming her current position. Molly holds a Master of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Jilin University in China, and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University in Michigan, USA.
Molly Heskitt

The consumer electronics industry has a more dramatic effect on our lives today than at any other time in history, and the pace of change in this industry is mind-numbing. Never have you seen such a passionate demand and obsessive … Read More

Partner Spotlight: TES International is Now Part of the HWPA

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

Thermal analysis software, ElectroFlo, can now be downloaded on their website The HWPA has launched a new partner, TES International. Their software, ElectroFlo, is an electronics cooling package that combines coupled thermal/electrical analysis with a user-friendly GUI to provide solutions … Read More

Challenges and Opportunities in the Oil & Gas Industry

Rick Watkins

Rick Watkins

Regional Manager at Altair
Rick Watkins is the Altair Business Development Manager for the energy industry. He received his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from MIT, and Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from University of Texas at Austin. His professional interests include Enterprise Solutions with data analytics, numerical optimization and high-performance computing. He has spent the last 8 years working with customers to implement innovative design processes and leverage high-performance computing in their engineering environments. He lives in Houston, Texas with his wife, two kids and two dogs.
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In this article, we will be looking at such trends as the impact of globalization and cloud-based services. How have oil and gas companies evolved and embraced new IT demands? What pressures are these companies feeling now and how will … Read More

Model Calibration Using Optimization Techniques

Fatma Kocer-Poyraz
Fatma Kocer-Poyraz

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When we think of optimization, we naturally think of finding the design with minimum cost, maximum performance, etc. However, we can use optimization methods for objectives other than minimizing or maximizing. One of these use cases is to meet a … Read More

Why Composites Are Taking Off in the Aviation Industry

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

Composites are flying high in the aircraft industry as manufacturers look for ways to reduce weight, improve performance and create a better customer experience. Composites, of course, weigh considerably less than conventional aluminum and titanium materials, and they offer a … Read More

Improving Automotive Closures through Simulation

Tony Norton

Tony Norton

Executive Vice President - ProductDesign at Altair ProductDesign
Tony leads the Americas based Altair ProductDesign teams in the delivery of early concept (industrial design, design exploration, testing & prototyping) and advanced simulation driven design (cutting-edge modeling, optimization, methods development & automation) to our customers. Before joining Altair UK in 1996, he worked at both Ford Motor Company and GEC-Marconi Avionics. He moved to Michigan in 1999 to join Altair US, and holds a Bachelors degree from The University of Hertfordshire in England.
Tony Norton

Closure efforts are often one of our first impressions of a vehicle, but that is just the start of the complex and seemingly conflicting requirements for a vehicle system that has steadily increased in content while continuing to drop weight. … Read More