Royston Jones

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My name is Royston Jones and I have been at Altair sixteen years. I was born in the green valleys of North Wales and eventually left my village for the bright lights of South Wales; Swansea University. It was there I was eventually persuaded to help the English with their engineering and left the principality. It’s been a great thrill seeing my passion, engineering simulation, gradually increase its impact on the design process. However, a bigger thrill has been seeing Manchester United dominate English football for two decades. I enjoy seeing my boys grow up and I am excited about how engineering simulation has become a key technology in creating highly engineered; Green products.

Jaguar Land Rover Wins 2014 Altair Enlighten Award

Jaguar Land Rover has been named the winner of this year’s Altair Enlighten Award for its innovative development and implementation of a new premium lightweight architecture. Using this architecture, the company was able to reduce CO2 and weight while maximizing … Read More

Optimization Strategies for Multi-Material Vehicles

This post was taken from Altair Enlighten and contributed by my colleague, Regu Ramoo, Director of Engineering at Altair ProductDesign. Many studies on automotive mass reduction have been undertaken over the years by various steel, aluminum, magnesium, and composites consortia, … Read More

Optimization Goes Way Beyond Weight Reduction

This post was taken from Altair Enlighten and contributed by my colleague, Panduranga Rao Chirala, Vice President of Altair ProductDesign, India. It has been a constant human endeavour – across the globe – to make things better and last longer.  In the developing … Read More

Who Says Composites Have to be Expensive?

This post was taken from Altair Enlighten and contributed by my colleague, Pär-Ola Jansell, Director of Altair ProductDesign, Sweden. Composite structures are often associated with low-volume products such as aircraft or race cars where performance is more important than cost. Due … Read More