Down the Mississippi to New Orleans

Although I didn’t travel to the American Public Transportation Association Annual Meeting and Expo in New Orleans, a number of my Altair colleagues did along with the BUSolutions LCO-140H, the world’s first series hydraulic hybrid transit bus.

Commercial Aviation Competition

For many years, the duopoly for Boeing and Airbus has produced healthy competition that has resulted in better airplanes, innovation, and efficiency. We all agree that healthy competition benefits everyone. Yes, there have been some squabbles between Boeing and Airbus, … 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

The Case for Composites

As noted by my colleague Giuseppe Resta in the last automotive blog post, there was justified fanfare for the BMW “i” brand, yet elsewhere in Frankfurt you could see that steel was not going to go away fast. The production … Read More

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