Anyone Up for Badminton?

Is it possible to study and optimize the performance of a badminton racquet through simulation? Is it art or science to design a racquet?


Would it be possible to reuse knowledge from other simulation disciplines and apply them on sports equipment? Tools at hand were HyperWorks, a caliper, and my newly bought badminton racquet! The racquet was modeled using HyperMesh®, solved in RADIOSS®, and rendered in Evolve®.

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Altair SAO: Rightsizing Software License Inventory – Part 3

What-If Simulator Results – Forecasting & Planning

In the previous post, I discussed What-If analysis results which showed various performance metrics predictions as a result of changing license counts, and/or setting additional constraints such as timeout values and allowing only a certain number of simultaneous sessions for a user.

This post will focus on using the simulator for forecasting/planning activities.  Administrators can run simulations with an increased or reduced number of users for a specific software.  It is obvious that more licenses will be needed if more users are expected to use the software, and less licenses will be needed if fewer users are expected to use the software.  What-If simulations enable exploring multiple scenarios and using different criteria preferred by different companies to select license counts most suitable for their unique environment.

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Combining 2D and 3D Simulation

We must often strike the right balance between the computational time and accuracy of our simulation. Simplification/removal of unimportant CAD features, locally refined mesh, and usage of equivalent elements are some proven methodologies to reduce the calculation time. If the … Read More