Tag: Optimization

Who Says Composites Have to be Expensive?

This post was taken from Altair Enlighten and contributed by my colleague, Pär-Ola Jansell, Director of Altair ProductDesign, Sweden. Composite structures are often associated with low-volume products such as aircraft or race cars where performance is more important than cost. Due … Read More

Understanding the Limitations of Composite Materials

This post was taken from Altair Enlighten and contributed by my colleague, Lars Fredriksson, Director at Altair ProductDesign, Germany. Back in January 2012, Altair entered into a partnership with advanced materials specialists, Caterham Composites, to improve each other’s knowledge on … 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

Kindred Spirits – Altair Meets Edison2

This post was taken from Altair Enlighten and contributed by Mike Heskitt, Chief Operating Officer, Altair ProductDesign. OK… I’m not usually very touchy-feely, so starting a blog with this title is a bit out of character for me, but bear with … Read More

Small Overlap, Big Challenge

My colleague, Giuseppe Resta, Manager, Global Automotive at Altair Engineering submitted the following blog post. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) just released its first results for its new small overlap frontal crash test. Despite the fact that the initial … Read More

Disruptive Innovation?

The National Petroleum Council (a panel advising the US Energy Department) has just published a future fuels report stating that the internal combustion will remain the dominant power source for cars until at least 2050. The study says it will … Read More