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Challenges and Opportunities in the Oil & Gas Industry

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.
Rick Watkins
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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
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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

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

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