Data Discipline: Managing Engineering Data from AI-powered Design
The advancements in the fields of AI and ML, combined with the increased availability of robust
simulation, testing, and field data sets has made engineering data science a critical component of the
modern product development lifecycle, but in order to extract maximum value from these exciting tools,
companies need a plan to store, manage, and utilize their data efficiently. They need data discipline
Applying Machine Learning Augmented Simulation to Heavy Equipment
Simulation-driven design changed heavy equipment product development forever, enabling engineers to reduce design iterations and prototype testing. Increasing scientific computing power expanded the opportunity to apply analysis, making large design studies possible within the timing constraints of a program. Now engineering data science is transforming product development again.
Augmented simulation features inside Altair® HyperWorks® are accelerating the design decision process with machine learning (ML). The power of ML-based AI-powered design combined with physics-based simulation-driven design leveraging the latest in high-performance computing is just being realized.
AI-Powered Product Design
What makes artificial intelligence a game changer is not what movies depict with the loud destructive powers of artificially intelligent robots. It’s the opposite, it is the silent creative destruction that it brings as apps in our phones or features in the tools that we use such as spam filters, fraud detectors, and recommendation engines. When combined, these tools make our lives more enjoyable, safe, and productive.
In a similar spirit, at Altair, we have been working on powering product design and development with AI to make your work lives more enjoyable, and productive. Our focus has been improving processes and outcomes by reducing repetitive, labor-intensive, non-value-added tasks as well as emulating experts and enriching performance predictions with real-time field predictions. What makes these offerings unique is their no-code integration to the tools that you are already familiar with and hence not requiring you to have to leave your own working environment. In this presentation, examples of such AI-Powered product design processes will be demonstrated.
The presentation by Dr. Fatma Kocer, VP of Engineering Data Science at Altair, aired at Future.AI in June 2021, and is almost 30 minutes long.
Ready to see how your company can drive innovation with AI-powered design? Contact our solutions experts today.
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Ensuring the Highest Bus Safety - Altair Simulation Helps Gemilang Achieve Excellent Rollover Rating
In an effort to increase transportation safety, today’s bus rollover and crash test regulations have become more stringent. To ensure all products achieve the requisite safety regulations, Gemilang set up dedicated in-house testing facilities, including a tilt test platform to assess the stability of the vehicle, and a rollover test platform to ensure bus safety in the event of a rollover accident. Gemilang decided to leverage computer-aided engineering (CAE) simulation technologies to facilitate the bus rollover assessment during the early stage of product development and selected Altair as its technology partner.
Less Weight, More Freight
TransAnt GmbH is an Austrian joint venture by ÖBB Rail Cargo Group and voestalpine Stahl GmbH with the aim to bring more efficient and effective transport alternatives on to the market and thus making rail freight transport more attractive and sustainable.
In this presentation the company talks about the development of their freight wagon “TransANT” - a revolutionary platform concept that reacts to the changing needs of their customers. Its 20% lighter underframe creates a payload advantage of up to 4 tonnes per wagon. Industry-specific wagon bodies and straightforward swapping make for ideal logistics solutions - adaptable to every type of logistical requirements. Using Altair software, the company is currently making TransANT assemblies ready for serial production.
Presented at the ATCx Heavy Equipment in May 2021.
Speakers: Anja Schmid, Key Account Manager & Andreas Tomschi, Development Engineer, TransAnt
Duration: 20 minutes
Using FEA for train homologation - modeling bolted assemblies, composites parts, and topology optimization
In order to ensure the safety of passengers and on-board personnel, finite element calculation is used at SNCF as part of the acquisition, renovation / modernization projects of trains as a decision aid and preparation for testing approval of trains. This is the main case of the mechanical strength of bolted and screwed assemblies, and more and more of the integration of composite materials into rolling stock structures in order to make them more capacious and less energy intensive. To do this, SNCF is developing methodologies to make the modeling of bolted assemblies and composite parts more reliable, as well as topology optimization. The tools of the HyperWorks suite, and in particular, the OptiStruct solver, allow SNCF to represent its types of materials, as well as these phenomena (bolted assemblies + topology optimization).
Presented at the ATCx Heavy Equipment in May 2021.
Speakers: Patrick Jumin, Derik Joël Kengne Tapchom & Karim Slimani, SNCF
Duration: 20 minutes
Simulation and Digital Twin Adoption in the Industrial Machinery Industry
In 2021, Altair sponsored an SME audience survey to learn more about the adoption of engineering simulation and digital twin initiatives within the field of industrial manufacturing. This poll of 124 manufacturing professionals produced some interesting findings about how companies currently use simulation as well as what the biggest roadblocks are in the way of future technology adoption, including the use of digital twins.
Next Generation Altair Hyperworks 2021
The latest HyperWorks® 2021 provides easy-to-learn, effective workflows that leverage domain knowledge and increase team productivity, enabling the efficient development of today’s increasingly complex and connected products.
Intuitive direct modelling for geometry creation and editing, mid-surface extraction, surface and mid-meshing, and mesh quality correction, combined with efficient assembly management provide all the capabilities required for fast, accurate model creation and evaluation of design alternatives and product variants in less time.
AI Powered Product Design
Dr. Fatma Kocer VP, Engineering Data Science at Altair showcases the impact of AI in development environments. In particular on how CAE tools will evolve and Design Exploration is taken to the next level.
ATC Presentations, Presentations
Manufacturing Process Simulation The Right Model for the Right Decission at the Right Time
Brett Chouinard, President and COO of Altair discusses Development challenges in Industrial machinery and illustrates how Altair's scalable simulation solutions provide the environment for simulation-driven innovation and how machine learning expands the capabilities furter.
ATC Presentations, Presentations
Support Optimization in Inspire Print3D
Altair Inspire Print3D offers an intuitive, process-driven user experience enables users to gain deep manufacturing insights quickly, driving faster and better design decisions. It allows to easily generate support structures as part of the design process, interactively creating and editing supports within the same environment as the designed part.
Results Visualization in Inspire Print3D
Altair Inspire Print3D offers an intuitive, process-driven user experience enables users to gain deep manufacturing insights quickly, driving faster and better design decisions. Leveraging the embedded thermo-mechanical solver, users can easily detect and visualize defects – large deformation, excessive heating, delamination – to aid design or process modification.
Faster evaluation of real-world machines - Vibration Reduction with topology optimization
Daniel Jauss, Application Engineer CAE, gives a Demo Sessions on Altair Simulation Solutions for faster evaluation of real-world machines, explaining how to realize vibration reduction with topology optimization performing a modal analysis & Optimization of a machine portal, identifies economic manufacturing alternatives, and conducts a topology optimization for sheet metal constructions.
ATC Presentations, Tutorials
From CNC Jobshop to the largest manufacturer of CNC Rotary tables
Indradev Babu, Managing Director, UCAM PVT LTD, explains how he developed a CNC Jobshop to the largest manufacturer of CNC Rotary tables—presenting different development examples, he explains how Simulation Driven Design helps him to differentiate and what simulation Strategies he implements in the customer-centric development for the following generation Machine Tools at UCAM.
The Digital Approach to Industrial Machinery Design
The need to design more complex industrial machinery on shorter timelines
means that companies ask engineers to do more with far less.
Chad Jackson, CEO of Lifecycle Insights, describes the digital approach to industrial machinery design and explains strategies leveraging Simulation, Data Science and High-Performance Computing. He shows how companies creating equipment that increases cycle speed and improves yields in this technical report.
The E-Book covers the following topics:
- THE DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGE OF INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY
- ADDRESSING STRUCTURAL STRESS AND STIFFNESS
- ARCHITECTING AND VALIDATING SYSTEMS DESIGN
- SELECTING THE RIGHT ACTUATION COMPONENTS
- MITIGATING VIBRATION AND EXCITATION
- PLANNING AND VALIDATING CONTROLS DESIGN
- STREAMLINING COMMISSIONING
- MONITORING THROUGH FIELD DATA
- RECAP AND CONCLUSIONS
Articles, Brochures, Technical Papers, White Papers
The Culmination of 30 Years' Investment in Productivity Tools
Altair CTO James Dagg presents an overview of the journey Altair took to develop the leading modeling and visualization technologies we have today, and provides a look at what’s coming next to help you reduce your product delivery time.
James Dagg has been at Altair for more than 30 years and is a visionary behind Altair’s software strategy and development activities. He has also led the development of Altair’s concept design technologies and oversaw the development of Altair’s CAE software suite for more than a decade.
Evolution of Model Build at Jaguar Land Rover
In his presentation, Dr. Darren Ashby, CAE Group Leader at Jaguar Land Rover discusses some of the technological developments that have led to reduced meshing time and enhanced model quality at Jaguar Land Rover. Additionally he shares some thoughts on the direction of finite elements modelling, future functionalities, and new technologies which will enable further productivity gains at the company.
Dr. Darren Ashby, CAE Group Leader at Jaguar Land Rover has been at the company for over 30 years, having joined as a technical apprentice and progressing to where he is now as the CAE Group Leader for Virtual Model Build and Analysis. He holds a PHD in philosophy focused in mechanical engineering from Coventry University.
Fast, Intuitive Workflows with the Industry Leading Pre-Processor
Steve White looks after Altair’s UK technical support team having joined the company in 2018.
In his presentation, Steve is going to give us a brief overview and demo of the HyperWorks pre- and post-processing solutions, demonstrating the intuitive user interface and efficient workflows that can lead to significant time reductions in your model build activities.
Accelerating Turbofan Structural Design with Altair HyperWorks
Ross Atherton is a Structural Systems Design Engineer in the Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace Future Programmes Engineering department. After a period of supporting Rolls-Royce’s growing large engine fleet, Ross turned to future products; and has since led a small team designing, assessing, and enhancing the conceptual product architecture of future market opportunities.
Ross’ presentation will go into detail on how Rolls-Royce have deployed the Altair Hyperworks toolset to enhance the structural efficiency of their UltraFan engine, covering: rapid model and mesh creation; new insights from structural optimisation and robust design; integrated post-processing; and the resulting acceleration of the engineering design iteration cycle.
Streamline the CFD Modelling Process with Altair’s Dedicated CFD Simulation Environment
Gonçalo Pereira, Principal Application Engineer at Altair, gives an overview of the all new HyperWorks CFD to demonstrate the latest streamlined workflows and optimised technologies dedicated to CFD Application. This new App opens the door to a Solution focused workflow that enables each user to access intuitive CAD clean-up tools, efficient surface and volume meshing and easy to use model set-up for flow and thermal simulations.
Increasing Productivity for CFD Model Build
Matt Bone, CFD engineer at Totalsim takes us through Totalsim's deployment of Altair’s pre-processor, which now comes equipped with a full suite of tools for CFD meshing and model set-up. We’ll see some of the automated tools can fill holes and gaps between parts and wrapping techniques to create exterior watertight meshes or cavity meshes, all built around saving you time with you CFD model build.
Accelerate Your Composite Design Process with a Revolutionary Modelling Workflow
Julien Hoyez, Senior Application Engineer at Altair takes us through Altair’s revolutionary new composite modelling workflow, aimed at accelerating and simplifying every stage of pre-processing. Julien will show us how the dedicated Composites Browser in HyperWorks 2020’s streamlined and intuitive interface enables you to rapidly model, manipulate and review ply-based models.
Rapid Modelling of Chopped Fibre and Recycled Composites
Matt Kedgley from Engenuity introduces us to FiRMA, an analysis method that tackles the difficult task of predicting the structural performance of randomly oriented fibre composite components. This method has been developed and made possible using a customisation of Hypermesh. The Finite Element (FE) models are pre-processed into the FiRMA format before being submitted for analysis solve through HyperStudy.
Accelerating the Design of a Composite Bridge Structure with Geometry Morphing
Kenneth King is a Stress Engineer for the aerospace sector for Atkins. He’s is a chartered engineer with over 10 years’ experience in stress analysis using hand calculations and finite element analysis. While working at Atkins Aerospace he has been involved in projects on Airbus A350 and Single Aisle Aircraft. In addition to aerospace sector, he has worked in infrastructure, rail, offshore wind, nuclear and oil & gas sectors.
Kenneth shows us a real life example of how Hypermesh has saved modelling time of finite element models when designing composite bridge structures. He will show us how the Hypermorph module in Hypermesh can be used to drive the design analysis cost down by reducing model creation lead time.
In this course you will have the opportunity to learn about HyperWorks. Modules contained within the course provide detailed descriptions of the tools and workflows within HyperWorks. You will also have the opportunity to watch demonstrations and perform hands on exercises throughout the modules.
Boosting Productivity with Meshless Structural Simulations
Altair has been one of the leading provider of simulation tools since the company was established over 30 years ago. Since acquiring SimSolid, we have seen a paradigm shift in structural simulation with many of our customers. An easy learning curve, a simple yet robust process enables you to gain better fidelity in your design and time saving with SimSolid!
Watch our SimSolid webinar recording, where we will cover why companies need to integrate this technology into their product development processes, what is behind this game-changing technology and how companies such as Renault, Whirlpool, and National Oilwell Varco have successfully adopted Simsolid to help save time.
Discover The New Altair HyperWorks 2021 Transition to New User Experience
Discover The New Altair HyperWorks 2021 Transition to New User Experience
HyperWorks CFD v2021
In this course you will have the opportunity to learn about HyperWorks CFD. Modules contained within the course provide detailed descriptions of the tools and workflows within HyperWorks CFD. You will also have the opportunity to watch demonstrations and perform hands on exercises throughout the modules.
Altair HyperWorks - Design Explorer
Altair HyperWorks' Design Explorer is an end-to-end workflow for real time performance prediction and evaluation.
Efficient Engineering Based Modeling of Layered Composite Structures
This presentation is by Program Manager Rob Jopson.
It’s a given that the simulation models we build are intended to capture and predict physical behavior, the data used to create them is not always representative of the manufacturing process used to build the physical part. For layered composite parts in particular, this mismatch can cause significant overhead in managing the simulation data as the model is created and evolves. To solve this problem, Altair’s ply-based modeling methodology strives to maintain a 1:1 relationship between the simulation data and the manufacturing process, independent of solver. The latest developments of this methodology will be presented as a workflow in the new Composite Browser, available in HyperWorks.
The recording is about 18 minutes long and was originally presented at the 2020 ATCx Composites.
End-to-end Workflow for Modeling Layered Composites in HyperWorks
This workshop on end-to-end workflow for modeling layered composites in HyperWorks was conducted by Program Manager André Möenicke. The recording is about an hour and 37 minutes long, and and was first presented at the 2020 ATCx Composites.
Altair HyperWorks - Hotspot Finder
Results port-processing in Altair HyperWorks includes the abiility to automatically identify and tag hotspots on contoured results. Users can easily customize their search paramenters, browse through results and query individual hotspots.
Altair HyperWorks - Report Generation
Altair HyperWorks post-processing capabilities include automated report generation. In very few clicks users can generate comprehensive reports of their analyses and export them to either an html summary or an MS PowerPoint slide deck.
Altair HyperWorks - NVH Director
Altair’s Noise Vibration and Harshness Director is the most advanced full vehicle assembly building framework on the market. It enables the implementation of global NVH best practices while covering the entire NVH workflow from model setup, assembly management to postprocessing.
Altair Squeak and Rattle Director - Basic Screening Risk Assessment
Altair’s Squeak and Rattle Director (SnRD) enables expert and novice computer aided engineering (CAE) engineers to rapidly identify and eliminate squeak and rattle in products at an early design stage. By utilizing a novel set of tools and methods in a streamlined, semi-automated process that is fully integrated in the Altair HyperWorks™ environment, SnRD simplifies otherwise complex and time-consuming tasks.
Molding and Structural Simulation of Injection Molded Parts
This workshop on molding and structural simulation of injection molded parts was conducted by Frank Ehrhart, EMEA Technical Specialist - Material Engineering/Multiscale Designer. The recording is a little over an hour long, and and was first presented at the 2020 ATCx Composites.
VABS: Modeling Composite Beam-like Structures with 3D FEA Fidelity
Variational asymptotic beam section (VABS) is a unique technology continuously funded by the US Army since 1988 and it has become a tool of choice in the helicopter and wind turbine industries for modeling composite rotor blades. With analysis of a finite element meshed cross section, VABS can compute the best set of beam properties for 1D beam analysis and also accurately recover 3D stress/strain distribution over the cross section. VABS has been integrated with HyperWorks and OptiStruct for Altair users to take advantage of this powerful technology for better design and analysis of composite beam-like structures.
The recording of the presentation by Dr. Wenbin Yu, CTO of AnalySwift, is almost 20 minutes long, and was originally presented at the 2020 ATCx Composites.
ATC Presentations, Webinars
End-to-end Workflow for Modeling Layered Composites in HyperWorks
This workshop on end-to-end workflow for modeling layered composites in HyperWorks was conducted by Program Manager Rob Jopson. The recording is about an hour and 32 minutes long, and and was first presented at the 2020 ATCx Composites.
Material Characterization / Virtual Testing
This workshop on material characterization/ virtual testing was conducted by Jeff Wollschlager, VP of Composites Technology. The recording is about an hour and 32 minutes long, and and was first presented at the 2020 ATCx Composites.
Composites at Altair
This presentation is by Markku Palanterä, Director Composites Business Development, Altair
The composites design and simulation suite by Altair is actively developed with a holistic view to cover all stages of the process from material modeling all the way to the certification of composite structures. On the material modeling side, the focus is on continuous further development of Altair’s multiscale modeling technology for continuous fiber composites and injection molded plastics, but not forgetting further application areas, such as additive manufacturing. The ply-based composite modeling in Altair HyperWorks has recently undergone a major update to achieve an improved, more efficient modeling workflow. This together with planned further developments tie the modeling even better with the manufacturing to create realistic models of composite components as built. Altair’s solver technology for implicit and explicit analyses can utilize multiscale material models to accurately describe composite material nonlinear behavior up to failure. Altair’s unique composites optimization technology is being enhanced with the repeat laminate concept that provides added efficiency and user control over lay-up design. To further complement the idea of an integrated system with all the necessary composites capabilities, the Composite Stress Toolbox has been introduced in HyperWorks to support design and certification.
The recording is about 22 minutes long and was originally presented at the 2020 ATCx Composites.
Multiscale Methods: from Theory to Practice
In this presentation, Dr Jacob Fish, Professor, Columbia University, introduces some of the key concepts and approaches in multiscale modeling, highlights recent advances aimed at developing practical multiscale tools, and survey the current landscape in multiscale modeling ranging from linking atomistic-to-continuum and continuum-to-continuum scales, physics and data-driven multiscale approaches, and applications in automotive, aerospace and biomedical industries.
The recording is about 41 minutes long and was originally presented at the 2020 ATCx Composites.
Improved Workflow with Integrated Composite Stress Toolbox and Certification
This presentation is by André Mönicke, Program Manager
Classical composite analysis and certification methods continue to be used in a significant share of the composite design process. In particular, applying classical methods early in design, and integrating them with finite methods as soon as possible can allow faster decisions which will be rewarded when it comes time for certification. Altair’s latest developments to respond to those needs will be presented, covering the Integrated Composite Stress Toolbox and a Certification framework available in HyperWorks.
The recording is about 20 minutes long and was originally presented at the 2020 ATCx Composites.
Increasing the Efficiency of Damage Modeling for Filament Wound Pressure Vessels through Multiscale Simulation
This presentation is by Dávid Migács, R&D Engineer at CIKONI GmbH.
A key design issue for new hydrogen-based vehicle drive systems is assuring safety of the start-of-the-art polymer lined, carbon fiber overwrapped vessels working at pressures over 700 bar. Cikoni will describe how a multiscale approach gives a better estimation of burst pressures and insight into damage mechanisms for different laminate layups, at both the macroscopic and micromechanical levels, to validate simulation models for structural optimization of layups, along with life predictions.
The recording is about 28 minutes long and was originally presented at the 2020 ATCx Composites.
Curing, Cracking and Distortions in Epoxy Composites. Simulating Manufacturing Processes using Finite Element Approach
This presentation is by Dr. Tomasz Garstka and Graham Barnes, LMAT Ltd.
Manufacturing induced deformations and residual stresses are an unavoidable consequence of processing composites at elevated temperatures. A number of mechanisms have been identified causing residual stresses and distortions, including mismatch in the thermal expansion, cure shrinkage of the resin, consolidation and tool-part interaction. These mechanisms usually act collectively through the curing process and may lead to severe changes in the laminate characteristic. When cured and exposed to natural environment moisture swelling, as well as subsequent stress relaxation mechanisms lead to further geometrical changes. A novel cure simulation solver is demonstrated here with the application to typical aircraft components.
The recording is about 10 minutes long and was originally presented at the 2020 ATCx Composites.
Two- and Three-Wheel Vehicle Simulation
Two- and three-wheeler vehicle manufacturers, whether they are existing OEMs, new EV start-ups, or suppliers serving this segment, all have the goal of shortening product development time and getting product to market faster. With Altair HyperWorks™, ride, durability, and vehicle dynamics simulations for two- and three-wheeled vehicles can now be seamlessly performed using an intuitive and easy to use GUI with built-in libraries for vehicle models, analyses, and predicting and optimizing vehicle behavior.
FEKO - Intro and overview
Intro and overview
FEKO - Sensor/antenna placement
FEKO - Radiation Emission