Tag: OptiStruct

20 Years of Topology Optimization: Birth and Maturation of a Disruptive Technology

Jeff Brennan

Jeff Brennan

Chief Marketing Officer at Altair
Since joining Altair in 1992 as an engineering consultant, Jeff has served a variety of technical and business roles, including program manager for Altair’s optimization products, director of sales and marketing, and vice president of the HyperWorks® business unit from 2001-2009. He was responsible for the creation of OptiStruct® software at Altair and managed the product during its early years. Jeff's technical background includes specialties in biomechanics and optimization.He received his engineering education from the University of Notre Dame, Northwestern University, and the University of Michigan.
Jeff Brennan

Born just about 20 years ago as a disruptive technology for topology optimization of structures, OptiStruct has matured into Altair’s structural analysis and optimization solver solution for linear and non-linear structural problems under static and dynamic loadings. Altair’s Chief Marketing … Read More

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Dev Anand

Dev Anand

Senior Manager - Global Initiatives at Altair India
Dev Anand joined Altair in 2004 and is currently the Senior Manager for Global Initiatives at Altair. He has over 16 years in the PLM industry focusing on global initiatives, business development, global customer support, program management, product design development and people management skills. He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree from M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, India, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration with Operations from Symbiosis, India. He is also Six Sigma Green Belt Certified from General Electric Power Systems, who has been trained to be Project Management Professional from PMI, USA and also attended the Leadership program.
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Script #400: Organize Midsurfaces by Thickness This script organizes midsurfaces into components based midsurface thickness. It works just like the MidsurfThickness-Tool but on geometry instead of elements. The benefit of this is that it is much faster than organizing the elements … Read More

Learning Video: Altair OptiStruct

Dev Anand

Dev Anand

Senior Manager - Global Initiatives at Altair India
Dev Anand joined Altair in 2004 and is currently the Senior Manager for Global Initiatives at Altair. He has over 16 years in the PLM industry focusing on global initiatives, business development, global customer support, program management, product design development and people management skills. He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree from M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, India, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration with Operations from Symbiosis, India. He is also Six Sigma Green Belt Certified from General Electric Power Systems, who has been trained to be Project Management Professional from PMI, USA and also attended the Leadership program.
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This month we’d like to celebrate with you the 20th anniversary of OptiStruct. Born as a disruptive technology for topology optimization of structures, OptiStruct has since matured into Altair’s structural analysis and optimization solver for linear and non-linear structural problems … Read More

Increase number of Design Iterations

Dev Anand

Dev Anand

Senior Manager - Global Initiatives at Altair India
Dev Anand joined Altair in 2004 and is currently the Senior Manager for Global Initiatives at Altair. He has over 16 years in the PLM industry focusing on global initiatives, business development, global customer support, program management, product design development and people management skills. He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree from M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, India, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration with Operations from Symbiosis, India. He is also Six Sigma Green Belt Certified from General Electric Power Systems, who has been trained to be Project Management Professional from PMI, USA and also attended the Leadership program.
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In OptiStruct, by default the number of iterations carried for an Optimisation set-up is 30. For few models 30 iterations may not be sufficient to get a converged optimisation results. Download the Entire Tip>>      

Learning Video: OptiStruct 12.0

Dev Anand

Dev Anand

Senior Manager - Global Initiatives at Altair India
Dev Anand joined Altair in 2004 and is currently the Senior Manager for Global Initiatives at Altair. He has over 16 years in the PLM industry focusing on global initiatives, business development, global customer support, program management, product design development and people management skills. He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree from M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, India, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration with Operations from Symbiosis, India. He is also Six Sigma Green Belt Certified from General Electric Power Systems, who has been trained to be Project Management Professional from PMI, USA and also attended the Leadership program.
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The 12.0 release of OptiStruct contains significant enhancements in stiffness, strength, stability, noise and vibration, powertrain durability, thermal analysis and kinematic & dynamics analysis. This short overview video will guide you through the most important features introduced or enhanced in … Read More

W3 and W4 can be time varying in transient analysis using the TSTEP data

Dev Anand

Dev Anand

Senior Manager - Global Initiatives at Altair India
Dev Anand joined Altair in 2004 and is currently the Senior Manager for Global Initiatives at Altair. He has over 16 years in the PLM industry focusing on global initiatives, business development, global customer support, program management, product design development and people management skills. He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree from M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, India, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration with Operations from Symbiosis, India. He is also Six Sigma Green Belt Certified from General Electric Power Systems, who has been trained to be Project Management Professional from PMI, USA and also attended the Leadership program.
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The purpose of this functionality is to define different values for W3 and W4 for each set of time increments.  W3 and W4 define frequencies used in transient analyses to convert structural damping to equivalent viscous damping. Download the Entire Tip>>

Frequency Dependent CBUSH Properties can be Defined With the PBUSHT Data

Dev Anand

Dev Anand

Senior Manager - Global Initiatives at Altair India
Dev Anand joined Altair in 2004 and is currently the Senior Manager for Global Initiatives at Altair. He has over 16 years in the PLM industry focusing on global initiatives, business development, global customer support, program management, product design development and people management skills. He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree from M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, India, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration with Operations from Symbiosis, India. He is also Six Sigma Green Belt Certified from General Electric Power Systems, who has been trained to be Project Management Professional from PMI, USA and also attended the Leadership program.
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The purpose of this functionality is to define property values for a generalized spring and damper structural element which can be dependent on Frequencies. Download the Entire Tip>>