Tag: Engineering

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

Could Crash Modeling Have Saved the Concordia?

Event simulation helps automobile manufacturers design safer vehicles — and it can do the same for shipbuilders. I recently discussed my views on the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster with Cadalyst, providing commentary on how the marine industry can look … Read More

Why Engineers Wear Khaki Pants

I own a lot of khaki pants.  The reasons for this are very sound, mostly having to do with the fact that is almost impossible to get in serious fashion trouble while wearing them.  You can add a nice top … Read More