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Altair Inspire Brochure
Altair Inspire enhances the concept development process by enabling simulation-driven design to increase your product's efficiency, strength and manufacturability.

Mabe
Mabe is a Mexico-based international appliance company designing, producing and distributing a wide spectrum of home appliances such as washing machines, dryers, cooking ranges, refrigerators, air-conditioners, microwaves, etc. Altair technology has enabled Mabe to increase the capacity of their washing machines by 35%, and the spin speed by 24% while reducing the cost per cubic foot by 10%.

What are the Concept Challenges?
See how the C123 process helps you to find concept challenges.

Introducing the Next Generation Manufacturing Simulation Solutions on Altair Inspire™ Platform
Altair manufacturing simulation tools have received an extensive amount of development efforts to expand their simulation capabilities.

Solving Your Most Difficult Modeling Problems with Altair SimLab™
Altair SimLab is a process-oriented modeling software with the features and flexibility to address the complex needs of simulation teams. This webinar covers how Altair SimLab 2018's streamlined workflows and feature capabilities can address common pre-processing challenges in highly complex models, enabling your team to focus on analyzing results rather than cleaning up mesh.

Optimisation of a Collapsible Economic Container “COLLAPSECON"
At the forefront of innovation at CEC Systems is the world’s first semi-automated Collapsible-Economic-Container. Achieving a 4:1 ratio, COLLAPSECON® enables 4 empty containers to be collapsed and combined to form a single container, improving operational efficiency, enhancing return on investment and reducing the impact on the environment. For the design for mass production and optimal operational use, the Altair HyperWorks Suite was leveraged to find solutions for weight reduction without increasing manufacturing costs. The newly engineered container is potentially 30% lighter than the original design, whilst reducing material requirements, increasing manufacturing efficiency, and reducing cost.

Museum of the 20th Century
For a competition launched for the Museum of the 20th Century, Zaha Hadid Architects re-invented a similarly radical approach by applying new advances in technology to generate structural and architectural expression. With Altair’s assistance, they created a plug-in for their design tool, enabling topology optimization. Altair HyperMesh was used for finite element preprocessing mesh generation, with Altair HyperView providing post-processing and visualization solutions. Structural analysis solver Altair OptiStruct provided advanced analysis and optimization algorithms.

Altair Inspire Extrude Metal Brochure
This brochure highlights the features, benefits and the steps that are involved in the metal extrusion simulation under Altair Inspire Extrude.

Altair Inspire Extrude Polymer Brochure
This brochure highlights the features, benefits and the steps that are involved in the polymer extrusion simulation under Altair Inspire Extrude.

Designing Flexible Composite Solutions in HyperWorks
This 16-minute long presentation from Simpact provides insight into how the company is utilising simulation technologies and processes to create highly innovative, flexible composite structures that are both lightweight and high performance.

Accelerate Your Product to Market with Simulated Testing
This webinar will address many aspects of the Altair Startup Program including Altair's services, IoT and connected products, the Altair solution portfolio, and customer success stories.

This webinar was recorded on August 2nd, 2018.

Novum: University of Michigan Participates in Solar Car Challenges Around the World
See how Altair's Software is used to get University of Michigan's solar car, Novum, to the next level to compete in the World Solar Challenge in Australia and the American Solar Challenge - crossing an entire continent in both cases just on the power of the sun alone.

Ultra-Fast High-Fidelity Computational Fluid Dynamics on GPUs for Automotive Aerodynamics
In this white paper, we present the innovative commercial GPU-based Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solver Altair ultraFluidX. This work features simulations of the DrivAer model, a generic, publicly available vehicle geometry that was developed by the Chair of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics at the Technical University of Munich and which is widely used for testing and validation purposes.

The DrivAer model features rear end, underbody designs, and underhood flow. This model was then used to perform both wind tunnel tests and numerical simulations of the 40% scale open cooling geometry using perforated aluminum sheets with different opening ratios to mimic different radiator properties. Within, we will compare some of the results from these wind tunnel tests with numerical results obtained with Altair ultraFluidX.

Altair Inspire Cast Brochure
Altair Inspire Cast brochure highlighting the features and benefits of this powerful casting and manufacturing simulation solution.

Altair Inspire Form Brochure
Altair Inspire Form brochure highlighting the features and benefits of this powerful form simulation solution.

Improving Composite Design and Simulation Efficiency with Multiscale Designer
Dr. Jan-Philipp Fuhr - Managing Partner, Cikoni talks about developing a methodology to analyze and predict composite matrix and fiber failure using Altair OptiStruct and Multiscale Designer resulting in improved accuracy and simulation efficiency of their simulations.

Motorcycle Crankshaft Modeling with SimLab at BMW Motorrad
Learn about the semi-automated motorcycle crankshaft modeling process developed at BMW Motorrad based on Altair's pre- and post-processor SimLab. The scripts developed take the FE model generation time down from 2 weeks of manual work to half a day.

SimLab for CFD and Multiphysics Webinar
This webinar shows Altair's streamlined thermal fluid-structure interaction workflow for powertrain components.

Leveraging Altair's CFD and structural analysis solvers, SimLab now offers a streamlined workflow that enables pre-, solver, and post-processing for thermal FSI within a single interface. The webinar will cover extraction of fluid surfaces to build CFD domains from solid bodies, defining loads and constraints, solver setting for conjugate heat transfer (CHT) and computing deflections and thermal stresses and post-processing structural and thermal-flow results.

Design Lightweight and Efficient Stamping Dies with Topology Optmization
Ford Otosan in Turkey designs big stamping dies with the help of topology optimization using OptiStruct. Weight savings of 20% were possible on their first attempt to try optimization on a new stamping part.

Fast contact method for speeding up solving finite element problems involving non-linear contact behavior
For large aerospace assemblies in finite element (FE) analysis problems, contact interaction between the surrounding bodies has to be established to simulate the load transferred between the components, like aircraft engine carrying bracket assemblies, spigots assemblies etc., and understand the effects of interaction between respective parts. In some cases, depending upon geometry of the assembly, the region of study may not be contact area but the stresses acting within the parts themselves. If there is no geometric or material non-linearity in such problems, a new contact formulation method known as Fast Contact can be used in these contact regions.

Antenna Placement Optimization for Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications
Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology has the potential to significantly enhance driver safety. The type, placement, and orientation of V2V antennas all affect the performance of the communication system. Simulation software for high frequency electromagnetics can be used to analyze the farfield effects of various vehicle antenna configurations without the need to perform physical testing. We present a simulation-based method for optimizing the placement and orientation of a monopole antenna on a vehicle using a Global Response Surface Method (GRSM).

MIMO System Simulation in WinProp
This white paper presents and discusses practical examples of communication simulations involving Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) technology. Two workflows exist for MIMO simulations in WinProp; this note discusses the workflows, and presents an example with relevant results for each.

Topology Optimization and Casting Feasibility of a Robot Arm
Oftentimes, in the design of a casting, suboptimal structural concepts are developed which at the same time are not castable, requiring multiple and time-consuming design iterations. This paper describes a process to generate both structurally efficient and also castable parts, while reducing the overall design cycle time. The optimal structure is determined by topology optimization, reducing component mass while maintaining performance requirements. This step is followed by a design smoothing operation and then by a casting simulation to check for casting defects. To demonstrate this software driven product design and process validation, solidThinking Inspire® is used to develop the concept design and Click2Cast® for casting process validation.

Design Optimization for Additive Manufacturing in OptiStruct with consideration of Overhang Angle in Topology Optimization
This paper gives a technical review and guidelines for positioning the current capabilities. Note that the following uses OptiStruct version v2018. There have been some changes to the discussed algorithms compared to previous versions. Generally, version 2017.2.3 can be used to reproduce all the presented results.

Snap-Fit Optimization for Achieving Desired Insertion and Retention Forces
Snap-fits are ubiquitous engineering features used to quickly and inexpensively assemble plastic parts. The geometric, material, and contact nonlinearities associated with snap-fit problems can present modeling challenges. Quasi-static solutions with explicit solvers are commonly used to analyze snapfits; however, OptiStruct’s nonlinear solver now possess the ability to solve these highly nonlinear problems implicitly. The first part of this study discusses an effective approach to using OptiStruct for the implicit finite element analysis of snap-fits. Once an accurate simulation model has been created, engineers typically make design changes in order to achieve desired insertion and retention forces. The second part of this study details how HyperMesh morphing and HyperStudy can be used to optimize the snap-fit design, resulting in desired insertion and retention forces while minimizing mass and ensuring structural integrity. The approach documented in this report can reduce the design time, material use, and failure rate of snap-fits used in industry.

Non-Linear Optimization of Suspension Link for Optimal Performance using Altair’s OptiStruct and HyperWorks
In recent times there is a high demand for lightweight automotive components which will reduce oil consumption and emissions. The components that are under non-linear load conditions would need optimization techniques that would yield a design which satisfies all performance targets and at the same time maintains the process efficiency with respect to time and cost. The use of CAE tools such as Altair’s OptiStruct and HyperWorks allows engineers to explore various design solutions starting from concept level to matured design that meets multiple requirements simultaneously with due consideration of manufacturing methods that allows engineers to arrive at an optimal design and process.

Testing Aerial Ladders in FEA: Wind Load Standard Equation vs CFD Wind Tunnel Analysis
To design and build an aerial ladder for a firetruck, the engineer needs to accurately
determine the working loads the ladder will encounter. Some of these can be easy to
interpret such as the weight of the firefighter in the basket at the end of the ladder, or
the weight of the water being supplied to the nozzle. Other loads can be a little harder
to quantify, such as how wind affects the ladder. There are several different ways to
determine this effect, and two of those will be explored in this paper: the standard
equation (ASCE 7-10), and CFD.

Fully Polarimetric Analysis of Wireless Connectivity for Smart Home and IoT Applications
This white paper presents a study of wireless connectivity of electronic devices in the Wi-Fi band. For accuracy, the analysis will use the full polarimetric information for each device’s antenna pattern. The study focuses on wireless connectivity between lamps and light switches in an indoor environment, with the goal to set guidelines for spacing between transmitters and receivers: wall-mounted switch boxes and ceiling-mounted lamps, as well as pairs of lamps. In general, the work flow would be similar for any type of wireless connectivity in environments such as a smart home, an industrial site, as well as streets and intersections (vehicle-to-vehicle or vehicle-to-infrastructure communication).

Multiphysics Design Optimization Using an Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis
Optimal design methods involving the coupling of fluid and structural solutions are a topic
of active research; particularly for aerospace applications. The paper presents a coupled fluid and structure approach to topology optimization using two commercial finite element solutions; AcuSolve and OptiStruct. A gradient based method is used to minimize the compliance of a structure subject to thermal loading. The optimal material distribution to minimize compliance is computed using the Solid-Isotropic Material with Penalty (SIMP) method available in OptiStruct. A volume fraction constraint is imposed in order to iteratively reduce the parts mass. Draw constraints are used to ensure manufacturability. The thermal loading is computed iteratively using a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solution from AcuSolve. The optimization produces an innovative design which increases the heat rejection rate of the part while reducing the mass.

Random Vibration Procedure and Best Practices
In order to evaluate if a design is robust and meets design margins, engineers use a variety of analytical tools. Often a product’s duty cycle is not perfectly characterized but the statistics of a lifetime of excitation are known.
These excitations can cause fatigue when system level dynamics are excited. It is very important to understand how a system responds to these excitations and how natural frequencies interact with each other.
Power spectral density (PSD) analysis, more commonly known as random response analysis, is used to determine stresses and strains in a system that is subjected to random excitations.

Seat Design for Crash in the Cloud
The benefit of design exploration and optimization is understood and accepted by engineers but the required intensive computational resources have been a challenge for their adoption into the design process. The HyperWorks Unlimited (HWUL) appliance provides an effective solution to these challenges as it seamlessly connects all the necessary tools together in the cloud. The aim of this study is to showcase the benefits of HWUL on an optimization driven design of a
complex system. For this purpose an automotive seat design for crash loadcases is selected.

Magnet Weight Minimization of Electric Traction Interior Permanent Magnet Motor Over Multiple Operating Points
This paper describes the process of using Altair tools such as Flux for synchronous permanent magnet motor EM FEA analysis and HyperStudy to minimize the weight of the NdFeB magnets of a typical IPM motor for electric traction application such as the IPM motor of the Toyota Prius 2010.

Schneider Electric uses Flux to Design IoT Actuators
Schneider Electric is a world leader in electrical distribution equipment. Remy Orban, Mechatronic Engineer at Schneider Electric discusses a low voltage circuit breaker actuator design using Flux

Multiscale Designer Product Video
Multiscale Designer can help achieving more accurate and cost saving results by looking into the individual constituent of composite materials. The tool is well suited for woven, short and long chopped fiber composites and integrates with Altair's solvers OptiStruct and RADIOSS, as well as other commercial codes.

Engineering Design Using a Small Autonomous Robot for Student Education
As part of educational programs for students to acquire practical skills and knowledge, Aichi University Technology (AUT) participated in a demonstration test competition aiming for future Mars exploration. A Rocket Launch for International Student Satellites (ARLISS), is a competitive event for the evaluation of autonomous robots – conducting tests relating to their autonomous descent back to the ground after being launched 400m above the ground using a small rocket. For the final designed robot, HyperWorks was used for structural analysis to understand whether or not the robot meets requirements, and MotionSolve was extremely useful for practical industrial education that is linked to CAD design.

Sunshine School Bus Design Story - Industrial Design for Automotive
Sathiya Seeland, Head of Styling for Product Design at Ashok Leyland, presents at Converge 2016 in Bangalore, India.

Design for High Performance Recreational Products
Pankaj Dubey, Country Head and Managing Director at Polaris India, presents at Converge 2016 in Bangalore, India.

Pre and Post-Processing for Aerospace
This webinar gives an overview of HyperWorks’ aerospace solution for model-setup, composites modeling and efficient reporting. The popular matrix browser for easy data extraction and advanced post-processing is also covered.

FEKO Webinar: Design of a Two Port Dual-Polarized Trefoil Torus Knot Antenna using Characteristic Mode Analysis
r S Vinoth Kumar from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur received an honorable mention in the 2017 Competition for his entry.

Knots find interesting applications in various field of electromagnetics. In Mr Kumar’s work a dual-polarized knot antenna is designed and optimized completely using features of FEKO. The proposed structure is fabricated and its performances are compared with the simulation results obtained from FEKO.

FEKO Webinar: Wideband MIMO Handset Antennas Based on Theory of Characteristic Modes
Ms Ke Li from Xidian University, China received the prestigious title of winner in the 2017 competition.

This winning entry covers a dual multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) antenna design for a smart phone operating in the LTE 13, GSM850 and GSM900 bands.

Designing Optimized Aluminum Castings with Fatigue Life Considerations
Andras Tanos, R&D Engineer at FemAlk ZRT, talks about how they have used Altair solutions for topology optimization of an engine part.

Innovate Philippines' AEC Landscape with Inspire
Tony Pimentel from Pimentel & Associates is innovating the Philippines Architecture, Engineering and Construction landscape with Inspire.

Innovative Use of Composites for Organic Architecture
In this interview recorded at JEC World 2018, Atanas Zhelev, Chief Architect and co-founder at Digital Architects Ltd., talks about the innovative use of composites for organic architecture.

Composites offer designers the ability to create a material and engineer its properties to resist particular load cases and environments. Such infinite possibilities can be daunting and a big step away from the more conventional way of working with a material having a known set of characteristics.

It is here that architects and structural engineers can be aided by Altair’s software, such as ESAComp, now available as a standalone product in Altair HyperWorks advanced simulation and optimization software suite, to produce efficient, stable and durable composite structures.

Alpla Develops Innovative Packaging Solutions with HyperWorks
Alpla develops and produces packaging solutions for consumer goods. Christoph Plankel, Head of Modeling and Simulation Department at Alphla, discusses how they have used simulation to produce lighter packaging without compromising on performance.

Optimization of Photovoltaic (PV) Mounting Structures – Savings on Material and Cost
Photovoltaic specialist Thesan, a subsidiary of global manufacturer Savio S.p.A, manufactures, and distributes mounting structures, consisting of a so-called Purlin, a Rafter, and a Pole (and Hat), designed to withstand potentially occurring loads from wind and snow, as well as dead loads. Drawing on the Savio Group’s competence in the design of steel and aluminum structures and thanks to a team of over 40 engineers, they are to satisfy every construction requirement of photovoltaic power plants at all altitude and climatic conditions, using any specific fixation requirements. For a recent project requiring optimization of a mounting structure of a medium sized PV field with a power of 5 MW, engineers used HyperWorks. The benefits included reduced material usage, reduced manufacturing and transportation costs and improved competitiveness for Thesan.

MDO Director Datasheet
A multi-disciplinary optimization (MDO) approach allows you to explore all design requirements simultaneously and achieve lighter products, faster. Until now, enabling this process on live vehicle programs has been a challenge. Altair's MDO Director is a novel set of software tools that provides a process to rapidly set up, execute, post-process and explore the design of MDO problems.

ESAComp for Architecture
Composites offer designers the ability to create a material and engineer its properties to resist particular load cases and environments. Such infinite possibilities can be daunting and a big step away from the more conventional way of working with a material having a known set of characteristics. It is here that architects and designers can be aided by Altair’s software such as ESAComp to produce efficient, stable and durable composite structures.

Increase Profit Margins Through Simulation Driven Design
In this webinar we will show how computer simulation is being used to help packaging companies predict design behavior and response, and prevent product failure when subjected to various conditions. Many companies typically think they do not have the time, resources, or funds to implement simulation into their product development. On the contrary, the well-documented ROI secured from implementing successful simulation strategies can help drastically increase profit margins.

This webinar was recorded on April 26, 2018.

SimLab 2017 Brochure
SimLab is a process oriented, feature based finite element modeling software that allows you to quickly and accurately simulate engineering behavior of complex assemblies. SimLab automates simulation-modeling tasks to reduce human errors and time spent manually creating finite element models and interpreting results. SimLab is not a traditional off-the-shelf pre- and post-processing software, but a vertical application development platform for capturing and automating simulation processes.

Flux 2018 Brochure
Capitalizing on 35 years of innovation in the global context of design optimization and time-to-market reduction, Flux finite element software provides solutions to low-frequency electromagnetic and thermal simulation problems.
Flux includes an open and user-friendly interface that is easily coupled with other Altair software to address Multiphysics problems for a variety of systems in 2D, 3D and Skew modeling situations.

Electric Field Simulation with Flux
Electric Field Simulation Application Sheet

FluxMotor 2018 Brochure
FluxMotor is a flexible open software tool dedicated to the pre-design of electric rotating machines. It enables the user to build a machine from standard or customized parts, add windings and materials to run a selection of tests and compare results. Based on modern technology, the standalone platform offers fast and accurate computations. When necessary, connection with Flux finite element software enables more advanced studies, taking into account more complex phenomenon.

Electromagnetic Compatibility
To meet time-to-market requirements and comply with product
specifications, the virtual prototyping of EMC phenomena is widely
performed in the early design stages. Altair provides complete simulation
solutions to address these challenges for low and middle frequencies.

Power Cables and Busbars
Power cables, power bars and busbars are used to distribute and
transmit electrical energy through the grid. Their design must comply
with several electromagnetic and thermal constraints to guarantee high
performance, safety and efficiency. Altair offers the innovative Flux
software to answer these challenges.

Flux Webinar : Designing Efficient and Sustainable Energy Generation Equipment Thanks to Simulation
From conventional to renewable energy and large-scale power plants to in-house systems, energy generation has to be efficient and sustainable to supply the grid and support different needs.



Flux Webinar : Designing Reliable MV & HV Power Grid Equipment
Aging transmission infrastructure has to be modernized to deliver electricity more reliably and efficiently. Asset owners of the ecosystem such as manufacturers, service providers, and government offices have to consider the multiple challenges around energy transmission.



Flux Webinar : Safe and Flexible Distribution : Smart Grid Equipment Design
From power plants that regulate their power output, to the coordination of centralized and decentralized energy supplies and fluctuations in power needs - Smart Grid is gaining importance and is expected to provide on-demand management.



FEKO Webinar : New Features in FEKO 2018, including WinProp
In this webinar we will be presenting the exciting features in the new FEKO 2018 release.

Rapidly Exploring Electric Vehicle Architectures with C123
To overcome the challenges of developing a vehicle architecture shared across a range of electrical vehicles, National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) leveraged Altair’s unique three stage concept development process, C123 using a combination of optimization technologies, design processes and engineering expertise.

Minimising Interior Noise in Electric Vehicles
National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) leverages use of the Altair Squeak and Rattle Director in identifying and minimising risks of interior noise in electric vehicles.

FEKO Lua Script: ISAR Image Processing
The script computes and displays an inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR) image from backscattered radar cross section (RCS) data over frequency and angle. Windowing functions, resampling and extracting the local maxima positions to file are supported. The script requires a far field RCS request or far field RCS data imported from a file containing far field data (a .ffe file). Data imported from a .ffe file must be added manually to a 3D view.

The Design Revolution Offered by Combining Additive Manufacturing with Simulation Driven Design
Topology optimization is a computer based calculation procedure which can design mechanically stressed component structures in such a way that the highest possible rigidity can be achieved with minimal material usage. Only those parts of a component which are essential for the required flux of force and necessary stability are generated. This results in complex structures which can only be built partially or not at all using conventional production processes. At this point the advantages of additive manufacturing come into focus.

Flux Webinar: Accelerate your Design Process with Flux - Dealing with Complex 3D CAD Models
Flux is now fully part of HyperWorks and thanks to our flexible HyperWorks Units, users are now able to access even more tools that will help you to save time in your designs and enable powerful simulations. Flux embeds its own pre-preprocessing tools but designers sometimes need to deal with complex 3D geometries generated by their CAD team.

Simulation Driven Design for Efficient Electric Machines - What's New in FluxMotor 2018
The electric motor design process can be long and tedious. Modern design tools enables designers to quickly evaluate and compare machine techinical-economic potential. Discover how FluxMotor can radically change the way machines are designed, through each stage and be able to use standard or customized parts, add windings easily and quickly attribute materials before computing its performance.

Design Optimization with FEKO and HyperStudy
See how easy it is to use the Optimization SDK in other applications.

Design of Interior Permanent Magnet Machines for Traction Application using Flux Modules
Altair’s low-frequency electromagnetic and thermal software, Flux™, offers a complete range of modeling tools able to take into account model specifications and streamline the design process.

Capitalizing on 36 years of innovation in the global context of design optimization and time-to-market reduction, our solution suite is built to assist you. The ATCx Flux™ seminar is an excellent opportunity to discover the latest developments in this best-in-class software. Industry experts will present the latest capabilities and enhancements of Flux™ 2018 - providing a comprehensive view of methodology used for the analysis, design and optimization of modern applications.

Presentation recorded in Troy, MI during ATCx Flux 2018 on March 14, 2018.

Design of an Axial Flux Machine: Simulation and Challenges
Altair’s low-frequency electromagnetic and thermal software, Flux™, offers a complete range of modeling tools able to take into account model specifications and streamline the design process.

Capitalizing on 36 years of innovation in the global context of design optimization and time-to-market reduction, our solution suite is built to assist you. The ATCx Flux™ seminar is an excellent opportunity to discover the latest developments in this best-in-class software. Industry experts will present the latest capabilities and enhancements of Flux™ 2018 - providing a comprehensive view of methodology used for the analysis, design and optimization of modern applications.

Presentation recorded in Troy, MI during ATCx Flux 2018 on March 14, 2018.


Modeling the Induction Heating of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic
Altair’s low-frequency electromagnetic and thermal software, Flux™, offers a complete range of modeling tools able to take into account model specifications and streamline the design process.

Capitalizing on 36 years of innovation in the global context of design optimization and time-to-market reduction, our solution suite is built to assist you. The ATCx Flux™ seminar is an excellent opportunity to discover the latest developments in this best-in-class software. Industry experts will present the latest capabilities and enhancements of Flux™ 2018 - providing a comprehensive view of methodology used for the analysis, design and optimization of modern applications.

Presentation recorded in Troy, MI during ATCx Flux 2018 on March 14, 2018.

Coupling Flux with OptiStruct for Acoustic Analysis
Altair’s low-frequency electromagnetic and thermal software, Flux™, offers a complete range of modeling tools able to take into account model specifications and streamline the design process.

Capitalizing on 36 years of innovation in the global context of design optimization and time-to-market reduction, our solution suite is built to assist you. The ATCx Flux™ seminar is an excellent opportunity to discover the latest developments in this best-in-class software. Industry experts will present the latest capabilities and enhancements of Flux™ 2018 - providing a comprehensive view of methodology used for the analysis, design and optimization of modern applications.

Presentation recorded in Troy, MI during ATCx Flux 2018 on March 14, 2018.

Efficient Multidisciplinary Modeling of a Washing Machine Motor Duty Cycle
This presentation will take you step-by-step through the electromagnetic and thermal analysis of a washing machine during a full wash cycle.

By utilizing Flux and Activate, the designer was able to evaluate the thermal image of the motor, faster at a limited cost and in a limited time.

You will hear from the entire team responsible for the success of this project. From project start: outlining the goal of the project and establishing the workflow, to the evaluation of the motor performances, the computation of the losses for the different parts of the cycle, to project end: completing the thermal computation. You will observe the Activate 1D thermal simulation and the flow of data from Flux to Activate. You will get a rare 360-degree view of what was executed as actual measurements are compared to the results obtained using our elegant software solutions.

Presentation recorded in Troy, MI during ATCx Flux 2018 on March 14, 2018.

Efficient Control of AC Machines using Model-Based Development
This webinar, hosted by IEEE, focuses on Motor Control using Embed

Use of Composites Materials in Architecture
Atanas Zhelev and Mariya Korolova (Digital Architects - Vienna, Austria) and Daisuke Hirose (Archicomplex - Tokyo, Japan) made a design proposal for the Architecture competition for a bid at the Varna Library in Bulgaria. Their proposal features a composite of birch wood and carbon fiber laminate which got structurally designed with ESAComp. This video gives a short introduction to the project.

Sella Chair - Form Follows Performance
Short video describing the design and production of a design chair by Architect Atanas Zhelev (Digital Architects, Vienna, Austria). This design piece demonstrates the feasibility of his Active Grid Monocoque System (AGM) he uses in his work for highly curved, wide spun architecture. The analysis has been done with Altair products, foremost ESAComp and OptiStruct.

The Digitalization of Biomimicry Design from the Ocean
Sebastian Möller, Projektleiter at ELiSE Alfred Wegener Institut, presents at Converge 2017 in Essen, Germany.

Development of a New Lightweight Aluminum Profile for a Glass Balustrade
Gabriele Romagnoli, Head of Structural Engineering at Farone, presents at Converge 2017 in Essen, Germany.

A Tooling Revolution for Plastic Injection Molding
Stefan de Groot, Technologist Additive Manufacturing at PROTIQ, presents at Converge 2017 in Essen, Germany

Simulation Driven Design in the Cloud
Chad Zamler, Marketing Director of solidThinking, presents at Converge 2017 in Essen, Germany.

Bend-It – Rethinking Customized Orthopaedic Devices Using Additive Manufacturing
Dustin Ahrendt and Felix Schmitt from Technische Universitat Dresden present at Converge 2017 in Essen, Germany.

Design Research Experiences at ZH CoDe
Filippo Nasetti, Senior Associate at Zaha Hadid, presents at Converge 2017 in Essen, Germany.

Master Class: How to Design for Additive Manufacturing
This Master Class held at Converge 2017 in Essen Germany, presents the making of the 3iPRINT Project, which was a joint effort from csi entwicklungstechnik, APWORKS and EOS.

Design for the Future: 5 Trends You Need to Know
Christine Outram, Chief Product Officer at Veritas Prep, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Build a Rocket
Tim Morton, Director of Industrial Design at Newell Brands, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Taming Smart Materials to Behave
Doris Sung, Founder of DOSU Studio Architecture, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Additive Manufacturing Design
Jason Lopes, Production Development Engineer at Carbon, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Towards Real-time Topology Optimization
Hod Lipson, Professor of Engineering and Data Science at Columbia University, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

High Performance, Dynamism and Autonomy for Humans
Greg Lynn, Principal at FORM, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Mega Data, Mega Structure, Mega City
Michael Peng, Technical Director and Senior Associate at Gensler, presents at Converge 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Development of a New Lightweight Aluminum Profile for a Glass Balustrade
The design of architectural components such as a balustrade can be challenging, since the design does not only have to look good, it also has to meet several safety requirements and standards. In addition, all designs have to be developed within the shortest time possible. To meet these challenges the engineers, architects and designers at Faraone are always looking for solutions that can reduce their design and testing cycles.

What Can We Learn from Nature for Modern Architecture Structures?
Eric Rusinol, an Architect from The Sagrada Família Foundation, gives us some insight into the project to finish Antoni Gaudí's iconic Cathedral in Barcelona, touching on the teams use of optimization and concept generations technologies from Altair.

Multi-physics Electric Motor Optimization for Noise Reduction
In an electric machine, the torque is generated by electromagnetic forces which also create some parasitic vibrations of the stator. These vibrations excite the mechanical structure on which the motor is fixed and generate sound. When designing the electric machine, this aspect has to be taken into account from the start since it depends on the harmonic content of the currents that feed the machine, on the shapes of the rotor and stator, and on the interaction of the electric frequencies with the natural mechanical modes of the structure.
To simulate this phenomenon, a coupling between electromagnetic calculations and vibration analysis has to be set-up. Some optimization procedure can also be added in order to reduce the noise.
In what follows, it is shown how Altair HyperWorks suite; specifically FluxTM, OptiStruct®, HyperMesh® and HyperStudy® products have been successfully used to perform a multi-physics optimization for noise reduction in a fuel pump permanent magnet motor.

Thermal Analysis of Electrical Equipment A review and comparison of different methods
Nowadays, it is more and more difficult to design electro-technique devices without having a look at thermal stress. In more and more applications (more electric vehicles, more electric aircrafts, …) designers need to reduce weight, cost, increase efficiency, and keep the same security factor. One possibility is to increase current for the same device, needing to check how to draw away the heat. This is why the classical approximations need to be cross checked with complementary analysis. These new tools have to be rapid and accurate in order to run parametric and even optimization analysis. There is also a need for fast model in order to check robustness versus driving cycles. The goal in this article is to review rapidly the different methods available, depending on the accuracy required and the solving speed.
The method includes equivalent thermal circuits, Finite elements methods and CFD analysis.


How to Efficiently Design Power Transformers
Since approximately 40% of grid losses are dissipated from power transformers, there is now a great need to analyse these important components of the electrical network. Flux 2D / 3D plays a key role in those investigations. Nowadays every aspect in the design can affect the efficiency of the power transformer: global losses but also accurate local quantities. Indeed, losses in the windings or skin effect are very difficult to estimate with traditional analytical methods. Flux 2D / 3D Finite Element analysis has become an essential tool to consider all aspects of a power transformer and optimise its behavior. Some losses are still very difficult to measure experimentally and require the following methods of simulation to be evaluated.
This article illustrates different tests in steady state and transient studies to characterise a power transformer, determine an equivalent circuit and design it to handle transient electrical and mechanical constraints. It also shows the thermal simulations that can complete the whole design of a power transformer.

Altair and Ziegler Instruments Combine Experience and Technologies to Identify and Eliminate Squeak and Rattle Issues
Altair has partnered with Ziegler-Instruments to enhance its Squeak and Rattle Director (SnRD), making it the most advanced and comprehensive solution on the market to predict and eradicate squeak and rattle phenomena in vehicles, aircraft and other products sensitive to Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH). The addition of Ziegler-Instruments’ PEM material database gives Altair’s SnRD clients access to the results for over 11,000 individual stick and slip phenomena for different materials pairs.

In this video, Patrick Schimmelbauer and Jens Herting of Ziegler Instruments give an overview of the partnership and what it means to companies needing to address squeak and rattle issues.

ESAComp-HyperWorks Interface Recommended Workflows
The use of the ESAComp-HyperWorks interface for enhanced post-processing of laminated composite structures is introduced.

ESAComp for Composite Pressure Vessels
ESAComp composite pressure vessel (CPV) analysis provides fast and accurate analysis of CPVs using shell or solid elements. The fiber paths computed by a filament winding simulation software are used as the basis of the analysis.

No more Gone with the Wind – Pedestrian Comfort Improvements on Quinta Torre with AcuSolve Computational Fluid Dynamics
Officially known as the Caleido project, the Fifth Tower in Madrid is owned by Inmobiliaria Espacio, a company that, among other services, deals with infrastructure and construction for all types of buildings.



Developing More Accurate and Reliable Vehicle Component Models in Less Time with Software Automation at Changan Automobile
Pre-processing vehicle models is time consuming and complex, with many opportunities for error if done manually. Altair build a custom software solution to automate most of the pre-processing tasks.

Weld Certification Director Datasheet
Altair's Weld Certification Director (WCD) is a combination of a base software with customer specific additions and integrated services that allows engineers to accelerate the time taken to identify and analyze the performance of weld lines against mechanical requirements.

Pioneering Real Wireless Power Delivery™ at Ossia Inc.: FEKO in the Simulation Process
Ossia’s patented wireless power Cota® technology is delivered much like Wi-Fi, is inherently safe, and provides real wireless power through the air and over a distance, even while the
device is in motion. Using FEKO® for simulations to demonstrate that the SAR limit for COTA technology use for wireless power charging is within the FCC mandated limit of 1.6 watts per kilogram.

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