Tag: Engineering

Optimization Strategies for Multi-Material Vehicles

This post was taken from Altair Enlighten and contributed by my colleague, Regu Ramoo, Director of Engineering at Altair ProductDesign. Many studies on automotive mass reduction have been undertaken over the years by various steel, aluminum, magnesium, and composites consortia, … Read More

2012: Simulation’s Year of Discovery

In 2012, a growing number of industries discovered new ways to use simulation to improve their designs, safety, performance and sustainability. While the automotive sector continued to increase its reliance on simulation to make vehicles lighter and more fuel-efficient, engineers … Read More

The Challenge of Crashworthiness for Composite Cars

This post was taken from Altair Enlighten and contributed by my colleague, Giuseppe Resta, Manager, Global Automotive at Altair Engineering. It doesn’t seem so long ago that passenger safety and vehicle crashworthiness were the battleground where automakers differentiated their products. … Read More

Engineered Plastics?

I was chatting recently with fellow Altair blogger Bob Yancey about the use of the word composites. Yancey will often write about the application of high-end laminate constructions for aerospace applications. While this is a similar type of composite to … 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

Where I Would Like to See More CAE Usage

My colleague Narayan Rangarajan, Altair Engineering team leader, has contributed the following post: Today, computer-aided engineering (CAE) has enabled high-end research in Crash, NVH, Durability and Optimization of many different industries, including automotive, aerospace, defense, consumer products and architecture, among … Read More