Category: Simulation

Composites Grow

Composite use continues to grow in the aerospace field.  My recent article in Aerospace Manufacturing and Design  discusses some of the benefits and challenges with the use of composites and notes that simulation will continue to play a critical role … Read More

Could Crash Modeling Have Saved the Concordia?

Event simulation helps automobile manufacturers design safer vehicles — and it can do the same for shipbuilders. I recently discussed my views on the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster with Cadalyst, providing commentary on how the marine industry can look … Read More

Engineering Amazing

The recent TV spots by Lexus (below) stirred up some questions from friends who know basically what we do here at Altair but not the specifics.

The Design Future

This blog debates how simulation technology is becoming a dominant technology within the product development process. This initial entry presents a historical personal perspective of this evolution. (Apologies for the entry length, but please stick with it!) It seems a … Read More

Two Directions for Numerical Simulation

Where does numerical simulation go? Even during the past decades, the details of the simulation models were following increasing computer speed. The faster the computers became, the bigger the models became. It is great that we can cover more and … Read More

Topology Optimization Makes Its Mark

The news keeps rolling in on how topology optimization is having an impact in the aviation industry, including this recent article in High-Performance Composites. Topology optimization is proving to be an excellent technology for weight reduction of metallic and composite … Read More