Tag: Optimization

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

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

Have we Optimized our Designs?

Everyone that designs products claims that they have optimized their designs.  It is true that companies generally iterate on their design concepts to achieve a better result, but is this truly optimized? A few years ago, I went to Disneyland … Read More

India, Innovation, 11

This week I’m preparing to attend the HyperWorks Technology Conference (HTC) in Pune, India. This is part of the 2011 Global HTC Series. The events so far in Tokyo, Japan and Orlando, Florida have been well attended and have included … Read More

Muscle Cars, Hybrids and Stochastics

  There was a story in USA Today this week with the headline “American muscle cars outselling fuel-thrifty hybrids despite $4 gas”. It is a pretty entertaining fact and while for the month of May it was true that Ford … Read More

Doorman

I recently wrote an article for our sister blog  The HyperWorks Insider about automotive closures. It talks about the differing technologies required to engineer these systems from side doors to tailgates and liftgates, sliding doors and sunroofs to hoods/bonnets and … Read More

Driving Change

Yesterday I had the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion at the Driving Change Conference organized by the Center for Automotive Research and supported by a research consortium of the Indiana, Michigan and Ohio Labor Market Information offices. This … 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