How Key Technologies are Converging for a Smarter, More Connected World
The future of smart, connected product development is where data analytics, simulation, and high-performance computing converge to a unified discipline, sometimes referred to as Computational Science and Engineering. How far away is the future? When will broad adoption start? What does it mean for you? To answer these questions, CIMdata collaborated with Altair to survey business leaders, technologists, researchers, and the global development community for insights into our future smarter, more connected world.
Simulation Validation with EikoTwin DIC
Image analysis methods provide full-field test data that can be used to validate and improve your simulation. Using the unique method of “Model-Based testing”, EikoTwin DIC allows to measure displacements and strains of the observed parts directly on the simulation mesh. Thus, you will be able to measure all kind of loadings applied on all types of mechanical structures. The measurements obtained on EikoTwin DIC are calculated on your simulation mesh. Therefore, that allows you to easily compare your test data to your computation. Various features help you in the process of validation: importation of simulation results, creation of virtual sensors, export of results in various formats, calibration based directly on the model, 3D model window, etc…
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Data Analytics, Manufacturing Operations, & Quality
The ever-changing worlds of manufacturing and data analytics are now converging—and this intersection will soon greatly influence process management and quality engineering.
Yet at all levels, quality professionals are grappling with the what and how of integrating data analytics.
Altair Data Analytics recently partnered with ASQ to bring you a forward-looking discussion on data analytics, featuring special guests Sony Pauly (Technical Director—Northeast) and Dr. Tom Zougas (VP Worldwide Data Analytics Services) from Altair.
Listen as they discuss the questions and definitions that matter:
- What does “data analytics in quality and manufacturing” entail?
- What is smart manufacturing, or Industry 4.0?
- How will the shift from preventive to predictive impact quality professionals?
- How does data analytics impact anomaly detection, root cause analysis, predictive maintenance, and warranty analytics?
Using Digital Twin to Improve Radar Antenna Performance
Leverage Altair Activate® as the core of Altair's open, flexible Digital Twin Platform to easily combine high-fidelity models with reduced-order models (ROMs) built using 3D+1D+0D techniques (i.e., using CAD geometry + block diagrams + equations).
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Electric Vehicle Drivetrain Optimization & System of System Simulation
Simulate electric powertrains for various types of vehicles (e.g., cars, trucks, buses, trains, scooters, drones, aircraft, etc.) combining mechanical plant models with motors, batteries, & controllers together with realistic drive cycles. Then optimize the overall performance of your electric vehicles.
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FEMFAT Showcase Video 2021
Showcase video for FEMFAT, a comprehensive fatigue analysis tool that provides quick and reliable answers concerning the safe operation of components.
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Manoeuvring demonstration using Esso Osaka
This video tutorial makes use of the sample project vessel Esso Osaka to demonstrate a time domain manoeuvring operation. The turning circle of the Esso Osaka is calculated.
Overview of ShipMo3D
This video tutorial provides an overview of ShipMo3D. The applications involved that are used for generating the hull mesh, calculating hydrodynamics, and then evaluating ship seakeeping and maneuvering response are presented.
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Working with the Generic Frigate sample project
This video tutorial shows the process of opening the Generic Frigate project. Several steps are needed to add details already configured for the ShipMo3D project. Download the sample project files from here: https://dsaocean.com/shipmo3d/downloads/
Bridge the Gap Between Tests and Simulation
An Introductory webinar to EikoTwin DIC by EikoSim, available through the Altair Partner Alliance.
EikoTwin DIC allows image processing (digital image correlation) based on the finite element (FE) mesh of your simulation.
DIC is an image processing technique that allows users to measure displacements and strains of a structure during mechanical testing. Compared to strain gages and extensometers, DIC drastically increases the amount of information gathered and the ability for the user to understand the mechanical behavior of their structure. But traditional DIC software produce a measurement of displacement and strains of a cloud of points. Thus, users often have a hard time comparing experimental data with simulation results. EikoTwin DIC is simulation-oriented, which means these displacements and strains are directly measured from the images on the FE mesh. As a result, EikoTwin DIC directly compares these deformations to those predicted by numerical simulations.
Through a single test, EikoTwin DIC users are able to understand immediately how to improve their simulations, thus avoiding trial and error and wasting time.
PollEx PCB Verification for Design for Electrical Engineering Plus
In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx PCB verification for electrical engineering plus.
The Truth about the Analytics Maturity Journey: 2021 Edition
Analytics Maturity Models have been around for 15 years, used by analyst firms and businesses across industries globally.
But confusion remains about where exactly organizations place themselves on the continuum.
Chris Long, VP of Worldwide Data Analytics Solutions Specialists—who was part of the original team at SAS that came up with the Analytics Maturity Model idea—shared his valuable perspective on its many iterations, and its application in 2021 and beyond.
Take an insider’s look at the questions that need to be asked to truly figure out where you stand:
-What are the most common misconceptions regarding the Analytics Maturity Model?
-How can you verify where you are on the model?
-What are the actions that we’ve seen clients take to level up on the model?
Optimizing RPA Strategy for 2021: Altair Monarch, Automation, and Speed to Result
In this webinar, we highlighted challenges and opportunities in RPA strategy, investigated the current state of RPA across industries, and mapped out ways in which Altair Monarch can be a complementary solution to current and future RPA deployments.
Stephen Smay, Altair Solution Specialist Director and expert in RPA troubleshooting, discussed the questions businesses working with RPA need to ask in 2021:
-Whether you’re implementing or integrating RPA into your systems, careful consideration of the pre- and post- processing gaps in data preparation/formatting is crucial. Where are some common areas to find efficiency?
-What are the key things to expect in the world of RPA in the next year?
-What are the most common challenges with RPA today?
Training - Systematic approach for NVH Problem solving techniques - Day 5
Training - Systematic approach for NVH Problem solving Techniques
Sustainable Design-to-Part Workflow for Additive Manufacturing of Lightweight Components Using Amphyon & Altair Inspire™
Advancements in 3D printing and design optimization for additive manufacturing (AM) is changing the industry’s overall approach to product design. This webinar features Altair Inspire™ a solution for designing parts through additive manufacturing and Amphyon, a complementary partner tool available through the Altair Partner Alliance. Through a combined workflow we’ll demonstrate an alternate and more efficient approach towards generative design. Instead of manufacturing the part, a process simulation in Amphyon is conducted to predict the impact of the AM process to the design. This feedback is then used to optimize design further and improve the manufacturing process by essentially fixing the defects early in the design process.
PollEx Underfill for Generating BGA Underfill Location
In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx to find the BGA Underfill location using the Underfill option.
PollEx Test Point Location Generator for Extracting Test Point Location
In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx to extract the test point location using the test point location generator.
PollEx Solder Quantity Calculator for Estimating Solder Amount
In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx to estimate the quantity of solder on a model.
PollEx Router Machine JIG Generator for Extracting Router JIG Data
In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx to extract router JIG data.
PollEx PCB Worksheet Planner for PCB Design Working Planner
In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx to create the PCB design working planner.
PollEx PCB Golden Sample for PCB Design Golden Sample Generator
In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx to generate a PCB golden sample.
PollEx Mounting Emulator for Verifying the Component Location and Angle
In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx to verify the component location and angle using the Mounting Emulator.
PollEx Mounting Data Extractor for Extracting SMT Library Format
In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx to extract the SMT library format using the Mounting Data Extractor.
PollEx Metal Mask Manager for Generating and Managing Metal Mask
In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx to generate and manage the metal mask using the Metal Mask Manager.
PollEx Logic Verification for Logic Design for Electrical Engineering Logic DFE
In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx to to verify the DFE logic design for electrical engineering.
PollEx Logic for Schematic Design Review
In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx for schematic design review.
PollEx Gerber to PCB for Converting Gerber to Intelligent PCB Design Format
In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx to convert gerber files to intelligent PCB design format.
PollEx GDSII Compare for Comparing and Extracting GDSII Format
In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx to compare and extract GDSII format using the GDSII Compare tool.
PollEx CAM for Gerber Review
In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx CAM to review Gerber data.
PollEx BOM for Reviewing a Bill of Materials
In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx BOM to review the bill of materials.
PollEx Block JIG Generator for Extracting Block JIG Files from PCB Layout
In this tutorial we will look at using PollEx Block JIG Generator to extract block JIG files from the PCB layout.
Introduction to CADFEKO
In thei s video you will get an introduction to the CADFEKO interface.
Academic Webinar: How to Create a Dynamically Stable Chassis with Rapid MBD Analyses
Whether you are looking to understand the dynamic properties of your whole Formula Student vehicle or the mechanism of a small assembly of parts, MotionSolve from Altair is the perfect tool for you, and available for free to all students and Formula Student teams. This presentation will show first-hand how MotionSolve can be used to rapidly optimise your workflows and better understand your designs, so that you can create a dynamically stable chassis that beats the competition.
Strategic Transformation: First Data, Then Digital
Mapping out an achievable digital transformation strategy is often hampered by poor or inaccessible data or the inability to access key data sources.
Altair’s innovative approach to analytics helps avoid widespread pitfalls commonly encountered when attempting to operationalize large amounts of disparate data to solve for complex problems. Mike Rowley, Sr. Director - Data Analytics Solutions Marketing, hosts a lively discussion on common analytic limitations and opportunities associated with digital transformation.
This webinar will map out the data and digital transformation journeys and highlight specific areas of focus for optimal results:
-New developments in the world of digital transformation
-Most common challenges with data transformation today
-Centralizing and governing curated and audited datasets
-Trackable, transparent changes in data models and workflows
Introduction to POSTFEKO
In the is video you will receive an introduction to POSTFEKO.
Feko Profile in HyperMesh
This video will provide an overview of the Feko profile in HyperMesh.
Altair Feko Demonstration
This video will provide a demonstraiton fo Altair Feko.
Altair 2020 Mechanical Online Meet-Up #2 :אופטימיזציה טופולוגית – שלב ראשון בתכן
המיט-אפ מקוון עם המומחים בתחומי האופטימיזציה הטופולוגית התקיים ביום רביעי 25 לנובמבר.
רוב עלות המוצר נקבעת בשלבים הראשונים של התכן; הבעיה שבשלבים אלו הידע על התנהגות החלק במוצר היא בסיסית, ובמיוחד אופן השתלבותו הפונקציונלי. השימוש באופטימיזציה טופולוגית מספקת למתכנן בין-היתר כלי איכותי המאפשר לבצע את התכן על בסיס נקודת העבודה האופטימלית.
האופטימיזציה הטופולוגית תורמת להבנת התנהגות החלק במצבים שהאינטואיציה ואפילו הניסיון ההנדסי איננו יכולה לחזות. השימוש באופטימיזציה הטופולוגית חוסך סבבי תכן ומאפשרת לבחון/לבחור את טכנולוגיית הייצור. אם בתכן 'מסורתי' המתכנן יוצר את גיאומטריית המבנה ובודק עמידה בדרישות בתכן, בתכן מבוסס אופטימיזציה טופולוגית המתכנן מגדיר את האילוצים והיעדים ומקבל את המבנה האופטימלי.
מסתבר שהשקעה של זמן מועט בביצוע האופטימיזציה הטופולוגית בשלב הראשוני של התכן חוסכת זמן וכסף רב. האופטימיזציה משמשת דה-פאקטו כ'מכונת קונספטים' עוד לפני תחילת ביצוע התכן.
ההרצאה תסקור ותדגים את השימוש בגישה בתהליכי הפיתוח ברפאל באמצעות תוכנת INSPIRE .
Next Generation Robotics and Controls Lab
ESS & Altair invites you to an engaging webinar on next-generation Robotics and Controls Lab. In this webinar, we will be demonstrating a unique visual approach to robotics by using a combination of Altair Digital-Twin technology & Altair Hardware-in-Loop Modelling environment. During this webinar, you will learn how to design & develop cutting-edge Robotics applications using Altair’s fail-safe Digital-Twin technology, Acrome Ball-Balancing Table Robot & Altair Model-Based Development tools. By adopting technologies like Digital-Twin, Multi-Domain Modelling and 1D to 3D Co-Simulation using Modelica interfaces and Hardware-in-loop modelling, the Indian R&D sector can eliminate catastrophic failures of systems downstream.
Simulate at the Speed of Design
Simulation to impact design, it needs to validate design as it unfolds and drive its evolution. It needs to work directly on the available CAD geometry and, in many cases, on the entire assembly intact and work fast. Simulation needs to happen at the speed of design!
Altair invites you to the “Experts Talk” - an congregation of imminent panel of technical executives, managers, and experts from diverse industry segments. The esteemed panel will share their experience on how they have achieved simulation at the speed of design in their organization, leveraging the game-changing technology Altair SimSolid™.
From Disruption to Decentralization: A Peek into Building Advantage in 2021
How can you use the disruptions and lessons learned from this year to make meaningful change to your relationship with data?
The catalyst for change can be jarring as we’ve all experienced this year. Inefficiencies within processes can be amplified as soon as working conditions change, but rather than seeking the status quo or returning to the way things were, can we use this time as an opportunity to improve processes or introduce needed supplemental analytics to pre-existing processes to move into 2021 healthier than 2020?
During this webinar we'll discuss:
-Identifying existing constraints, both tangible and perceived
-Centralized vs. Decentralized Processes: how do we ensure agility and governance?
-Offensive vs. Defensive Strategies for Data
Trends in the industry and how to get ahead
EikoTwin DIC Demo
Discover in this video how to use the functions of the DIC (Digital Image Correlation) software of the EikoTwin software suite.
EikoTwin DIC 1.2 Demo
This video presents the last updates in EikoTwin DIC 1.2.
Design High-Quality Plastic Components Faster Using S-Life Plastics
An Introductory webinar to S-Life Plastics by PART Engineering, available through the Altair Partner Alliance.
S-Life-Plastics is an easy-to-use software that conducts a short-term, long-term and fatigue strength assessment based on FEA results for plastic components made out of unreinforced or reinforced thermoplastic materials.
In order to conduct a strength assessment S-Life Plastics only needs the local stress tensor, provided by the appropriate result file of the particular FE solver. Additionally the user has to enter some basic information about the material and loading conditions. With that S-Life Plastics provides the resulting static and cyclic utilization ratios as contour plots. For every individual node a comprehensive numerical report of the most important assessment variables can be requested for documentation purposes.
Vehicle Lightweighting with DesignLife
The push for lighter weight products continues and with it the challenge increases for engineers to retain the required strength and durability. Fatigue calculations are vital to evaluate where mass reduction can be achieved without sacrificing durability.
This webinar will discuss the fatigue calculation methods relevant to maintaining durability in today's advanced lightweight structures.
AutoML, Explainable AI, Custom Nodes + More in Altair Knowledge Studio
Discover the new capabilities of Knowledge Studio that were released in 2020 to keep the tool moving as fast as science evolves.
2020 has been a slow and complicated year for some industries but not for technology. Technology continues to evolve at a fast pace and so should the solutions that support. Knowledge Studio has added some amazing features in 2020 to keep up with the trends in Data Science.
Watch our lively discussion on the following new features:
-Explainable AI capabilities for black box models
-Automated machine learning for analysts that are not data scientists
-Model Stacking to combine learnings from many models
-Custom node creation through coding to keep work within the tool
-Other new capabilities
Smart Product Development
The benefits of launching a smart product line are unquestioned – recurring revenue, data-driven product decisions, post-launch feature updates, new user experiences, and many more – but developing and maintaining a smart product line brings new challenges. Where should you put sensors to collect data? How will you connect to the internet? Is your connection secure? Is the signal strong enough? How do you know your smart product software will work for 10,000 devices? 100,000? 1,000,000? You will need to find technology and expertise to help you overcome these questions and the thousands of others that come in developing a smart product. Traditional product development will only go so far for smart products; instead, smart products need “smart” product development.
This “lunch and learn” will explore some of the considerations and expertise needed for smart product development and the technologies that can help.
Improving the Lightweight Design of an Electric Drive System Using Fatigue Analysis
Innovative lightweight design is the key to reducing consumption and pollutant emissions. Especially the paradigm shift currently underway towards more electrification demands new possibilities for saving weight to be explored. Thus the aim of this webinar is to show how a fatigue life analysis can be carried out for a modern electric drive system. Since vibration phenomena play an essential role here, a modal fatigue analysis is carried out. We present all the necessary steps to set up the modal fatigue analysis in FEMFAT channelmax and the fatigue results. The e-drive system will be subjected to an engine run-up simulation. The add-on tool HARMONIC is used for the data preparation.