Category: Simulation

2012: Simulation’s Year of Discovery

In 2012, a growing number of industries discovered new ways to use simulation to improve their designs, safety, performance and sustainability. While the automotive sector continued to increase its reliance on simulation to make vehicles lighter and more fuel-efficient, engineers … Read More

Multiphysics- It’s Here to Stay

My colleague, Jon Quigley, Director, Multi-Disciplinary Simulation at Altair, submitted the following blog post. The area of multiphysics has reached an inflection point in the CAE market.  Customers are increasingly requesting solutions that span traditional single physics, and vendors are responding by … Read More

From Kindred Spirits Back to the Drawing Board

Last month, Design News wrote an article, Next-Generation VLC Improves on XPRIZE-Winning Design, covering the momentum and development of the Edison2 Very Light Car. Altair ProductDesign’s Chief Operating Officer, Mike Heskitt, is quoted stating, “Altair’s core belief is that design … Read More

Engineered Plastics?

I was chatting recently with fellow Altair blogger Bob Yancey about the use of the word composites. Yancey will often write about the application of high-end laminate constructions for aerospace applications. While this is a similar type of composite to … Read More

Kindred Spirits – Altair Meets Edison2

This post was taken from Altair Enlighten and contributed by Mike Heskitt, Chief Operating Officer, Altair ProductDesign. OK… I’m not usually very touchy-feely, so starting a blog with this title is a bit out of character for me, but bear with … Read More

Shedding Car Weight with Simulation Technology

This post was taken from Altair Enlighten. Earlier this month, I wrote an opinion piece for Environmental Leader, a magazine dedicated to energy, environmental and sustainability news. My contribution gave an overview of how automotive manufacturers are increasingly turning to … Read More

A Maturity Model for Simulation

Recently I was on a panel at the CIMdata Simulation & Analysis Council Workshop in Cincinnati. I was asked about Simulation Governance (managing simulation as a strategic competence) and specifically how to raise management’s awareness of the importance of simulation. Something … Read More