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

Farnborough and Japan

I intently watched the news coming out of the Farnborough Air Show held recently, and I was happy to see the positive reviews of the Qatar Airlines 787.  People were raving about the comfortable cabin layout, the seating, the unique … Read More

Topology Optimization Joins the Mile High Club

This post was taken from Altair Enlighten. My colleague, Jamie Buchanan, Director of Product Design at Altair UK, submitted this blog post regarding additive layer manufacturing. It’s interesting where examples of innovative applications of optimisation technologies turn up as the … Read More

Aerospace Engineering Shortage

Various articles have appeared recently on the current global shortage of aerospace engineers.  One such article in Industry Week outlines how this is particularly difficult for the aerospace suppliers who don’t have OEM name recognition to attract talent. With all … 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

Aviation Industry Strengthened by Composites

I recently shared my thoughts on how composites are strengthening aviation with IndustryWeek. The article touches upon the pros and cons of the advanced material, as well as the importance of simulation for design and testing. Here’s a preview of the … Read More

Composites Conversation Continues at SAMPE

Last week I attended the International SAMPE Conference and Exhibition in Baltimore, MD.  It was another excellent conference highlighting the continued growth of advanced materials and composites. One of the conversation topics that came up repeatedly in my interactions with attendees … Read More