Steel is Dead, Long Live Steel

This week, my colleague Giuseppe Resta has some thoughts spurred by the unveiling of two exciting vehicles scheduled for 2013 production: The Frankfurt Auto Show saw BMW unveil its new “i” brand of electric vehicles. While both the radical design … Read More

2011 Korea HyperWorks Technology Conference

Video: 2011 Korea HyperWorks Technology Conference The week before last, I attended the Altair Korea HTC, which was held in the beautiful location of Gyeongju. It was a very successful event, significantly exceeding the attendance of previous Altair customer gatherings … 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

What Makes Green Computing Sustainable?

My colleague Narayan Rangarajan, Altair Engineering team leader, has contributed the following guest post: I recently read an interesting article that stated “two Google searches on a desktop computer produce 14g of CO2, which is roughly the equivalent of boiling … Read More

Young Engineers

It has been a while since my last blog entry.  It has been a busy time. I attended a great Altair India HTC, presenting at NDIA GVSETS and then experiencing the excitement around Altair HQ with the official launch of … Read More

Have we Optimized our Designs?

Everyone that designs products claims that they have optimized their designs.  It is true that companies generally iterate on their design concepts to achieve a better result, but is this truly optimized? A few years ago, I went to Disneyland … Read More

India, Innovation, 11

This week I’m preparing to attend the HyperWorks Technology Conference (HTC) in Pune, India. This is part of the 2011 Global HTC Series. The events so far in Tokyo, Japan and Orlando, Florida have been well attended and have included … Read More