Technology and Sustainability

I was caught unawares when the A380 took off from John F. Kennedy airport en route to Paris.  With the pinging of the onboard safety announcement, I came back to my senses.  Looking out of the window, I was suddenly … Read More

Building a Better Light

Just this week Altair’s LED lighting subsidiary, TOGGLED, released an impressive list of patents that were issued in 2013. Twenty-one patents were awarded to the company during the year – that’s one every 18 days. For people unfamiliar with the … Read More

Aluminum Revisited

As the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) concludes in snowy Detroit, and inspired by my colleague, Simone Bonino’s post, I thought I would provide some closing comments. One of the more notable highlights at the show was the … Read More

Multiphysics: Toward the Perfect Golf Swing

Perfecting one’s golf swing is a great example of a complex and multi-faceted engineering problem to which multiphysics computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools may be applied. There is the structure of the golf club, its material properties, aerodynamics of the swing … Read More