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Combining First Principles, Simulation and Data Analysis

One of the most tempting misconceptions with simulation and data analysis, is to be able to press a button and have the answers delivered to you. Unfortunately, this misses the whole point. To truly use simulation and data analytics properly you have to understand the first principles and then combine this with both simulation and data to find the answer you are looking for. In this 20-minute webinar, Danny Nowlan from ChassisSim Technologies, will show hands-on examples of how you can combine the first principles, simulation, and data analytics in both vehicle modelling and electric vehicles. Featuring ChassisSim, available through the Altair Partner Alliance


Simplify Your 3D Models: Collaborative Engineering From Design to CAE and Downstream Processes

Increasing digitalization and global value-added networks have a strong impact on collaborative engineering. Companies are facing large amounts of data that need to be stored securely, transferred efficiently between partners, customers, suppliers, etc., and handled in various tools in defined business and engineering processes. 3D data is playing an important role as a communication medium throughout the entire product lifecycle - from conceptual design to downstream processes including CAE analyses, manufacturing, and after-sales - and therefore requires reliable IP protection. The value of 3D product information is even increased through approaches like Model-Based Enterprise and Model-Based Systems Engineering. This 20-minute webinar, demonstrates how 3D models serve as a key enabler for successful digitalization in heterogeneous system landscapes and efficient reuse of CAD data in CAE analyses and downstream processes as only the necessary information are processed. This webinar features CADdoctor by Elysium, available through the Altair Partner Alliance.


Substitute Missing Values in Altair Knowledge Studio

Datasets often have missing values due to file corruption, failure to record data points, or other causes. Handling missing data values correctly is critical to developing accurate predictive models. Knowledge Studio makes it easy to identify datasets containing missing values and generate new substitute values based on a variety of substitution algorithms. This video walks you through a simple example of how the software’s Substitute Missing Values node works.

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Altair Simsolid - EDEM Workflow

Workflow using Altair SimSolid and EDEM to show particle flow of a transfer chute deflector plate.


Strain-life Fatigue with Altair SimSolid

Altair SimSolid has added low-cycle, Strain-life fatigue to its functionality in 2021. In this video, learn how to setup a model for EN fatigue analysis and review the simulation results.


Stress Linearization with Altair SimSolid

Learn how to calculate linearized stress components after structural analysis in Altair SimSolid.


Data Modernization: From Gathering Dust to Gleaning Insight

As part of the Altair Data Analytics Spotlight Series, we discuss modernizing your organization's data management so that you can unlock the full value of analytics and AI. If you're interested in developing a trusted data architecture that is accessible, centralized, and strategically designed to enable scalability and smarter decision making, then this webinar is perfect for you. During this webinar, we discuss how you can: - Centralize the storage of your siloed data - Improve data integrity with data normalization platforms - Analyze all of your data for deeper predictive insights


Rapid Digital Transformation with AI-ML applied to Consumer Packaged Goods

In this webinar, we share our experience on the typical challenges faced by a CPG organization in the data analytics, AI, and ML context. A deep understanding of these challenges is also the key to the solution directions with the right mix of talent, tools, and technologies.


Automate High-Volume Business Tasks Using RPA Technology with AmdoSoft/b4

An Introductory webinar to AmdoSoft/b4 by AmdoSoft, available through the Altair Partner Alliance. Do you have any repetitive and time intensive tasks? On premise and/or cloud application with no API possibility? Processes that are prone to human error and are understaffed? If so, then you need AmdoSoft/b4 RPA bots as part of your team. AmdoSoft/b4 is a Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technology that allows organizations to integrate software robots in their business processes. The technology can be utilized for simple repetitive processes like data entry from one application to another as well as complex business processes with advanced logic workflows and multiple robots working in a synchronized manner as part of a virtual workforce. Robot actions are easily configured using an intuitive user interface recorder and workflow rules are modelled using a graphical drag and drop editor.


Reducing Development Time with Non-Linear Analysis at Prodrive

Featuring Ryan Vann, Chief Engineer – Structures and Analysis at renowned engineering consultancy, Prodrive; this webinar will discuss why the company adopted OptiStruct ahead of its traditional non-linear solver and the advantages offered by an optimisation enabled solution. Ryan will showcase a range of typical applications, detailing how the technology is helping the team to reduce development time while optimising performance.


Simulation Validation Through the Prism of Optical Measurements: How to Effectively Leverage Large Amounts of Test Data

In order to develop mechanical products faster and reduce development costs, industries rely more on and more on simulations, following the Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) strategy. But to build more confidence in more refined simulation models, these models have to be backed up by a lot more real-world data, in order to avoid large design margins. This webinar is aimed at technical managers who think model validation should not inherently be a source of uncertainties and risks in the design process, and want to achieve costs and development time reduction by performing only the most relevant tests; engineers who need to build simulation credibility without spending most of their time processing strain gauge data and performing trial-and-error simulations.


Designing Double-Data Rate (DDRx) Memory Interfaces Right the First Time

More and more smart connected devices need high-speed DDRx memory interfaces. The design of memory circuits has always required care, but PCB layouts for DDR memory are more demanding and traditional rules-based approaches are no longer sufficient, especially for the latest DDRx memory interface standards. Learn how Altair PollEx enables the optimization of DDRx timing, transmission lines, topology, and terminations ensuring signal integrity.


Altair SimSolid - Batchmode Execution

In this short tutorial, you'll learn how to use in Altair SimSolid in batchmode.


Altair SimSolid - Connection Resolution

In this short tutorial, you'll learn how to edit connections in Altair SimSolid.


Altair SimSolid - Bookmark Browser

In this short tutorial, you'll learn how to use bookmark browser in Altair SimSolid.


Altair SimSolid - Design Studies

In this short tutorial, you'll learn how to work with multiple design studies in Altair SimSolid.


Discover Altair CFD: Multiple CFD solutions under a single license

This webinar introduces Altair CFD and reveals how it can help organizations reduce software expense and deliver accurate results faster by providing all the major CFD technologies under a single license.

Whether you’re looking to optimize gearbox oiling, analyze tank sloshing, perform aerodynamics studies, or reduce cooling fan noise, Altair CFD provides the technology you need, as you need it – utilizing state-of-the art GPU calculations to reduce modeling turnaround times.

This webinar covers:
• The different CFD methods available with Altair CFD
• The range of fluids problems that can be solved with Altair CFD, including some unique applications and customer examples
• How Altair’s unique licensing system enables companies to reduce software expenditure
• How Altair’s flexible approach to Cloud and HPC helps deliver results faster
• What is next for Altair CFD?

James R. Scapa, Founder and CEO
Mahender Reddy, SVP CFD & Manufacturing
Uwe Schramm, CTO

Duration: 35 minutes


How to Rapidly Identify and Resolve Vibration / Acoustic Issues

From industrial machinery to EVs, power tools to spacecraft, vibration and acoustic characteristics play a crucial role in the design process. This webinar will demonstrate how Altair OptiStruct can analyse and optimise vibration and acoustic behavior spanning a wide frequency spectrum; revealing how advanced diagnostic utilities can help you to identify and resolve root-causes in the shortest amount of time.


Designing for Electromagnetic Radiation Hazards Compliance

New technologies such as 5G, V2V-communication, e-mobility and IoT increase the number of electromagnetic field sources in the environment. When designing such electronic systems, compliance with electromagnetic radiation hazard standards (e.g., ICNIRP 2020) must be ensured. This webinar will discuss the hazards of electromagnetic radiation to personnel, ordnance, and fuel and how this can be mitigated through numerical field calculations with Altair technology. Defense, automotive and telecommunications case histories will be presented.


How to Evaluate and Optimise Strength and Durability Simultaneously

Strength and durability play a crucial part in the consumers' perception of product quality. Optimising designs for such characteristics is increasingly important as engineering teams operate down-gauging strategies to save weight and explore alternative architectures to accommodate batteries and electric drives. This webinar will demonstrate how Altair OptiStruct improves process efficiency by integrating strength and durability analyses in the same model, eliminating the need for separate solver interfaces and formats.


Efficient Simulations of Thin-Walled Investment Castings

One of the really interesting things with Investment casting is that thinwalled near net shaped parts can be produced. In order to find the limits of a certain part or method casting process simulation is a really good tool. With NovaFlow&Solid one can simulate the tendency for cold flows and test different parameters in order to try to get the melt to flow longer. The meshing technology used in NovaFlow&Solid is perfect for thinwalled parts since we use the Finite Volume method in combination with irregular mesh in mold. This makes the simulations accurate at the same time as calculation speed is high. The Speech will cover also importance of shelling process for simulation, shell and casting material as well as use of for example isolation. The program can simulate super-alloys as well as different kinds of steels and aluminium.


Optimize Your Control Strategies With the Virtual Engineering Lab

Simulation-based digital twins produce accurate representations of the machine’s behavior and performance. Those digital twins - e.g. created with Altair® Activate® or DSHplus - can be used for validation of control code if they can be calculated and visualized in real-time. Fluidon’s virtual engineering lab (VEL) implements digital twins via functional mock-up interface, calculates and visualizes them in real-time and connects to any controller hardware used for control code development. By linking digital twins with the control code, the VEL contributes to a holistic system understanding. This webinar uses the example of an excavator to show how a simulation-based digital twin can be created and implemented in the VEL. Then in the next step the control algorithm for a bucket grading operation is developed and tested – all before the excavator goes into service. Presenter: Dr. Torsten Verkoyen | Managing Partner, Fluidon Featuring DSHplus by Fluidon, available through the Altair Partner Alliance.


How Jaguar Land Rover Fuels Innovation with Altair OptiStruct

Featuring Tim Mumford, Senior Engineer Strength and Durability at Jaguar Land Rover, this webinar will reveal the recent advancements in the non-linear capability of OptiStruct; showing how the technology met the company's exacting simulation needs while providing an opportunity to reduce software spend.

Presentations, Webinars

EDEM API Tutorial: Variable Cohesion

This tutorial describes how to create a new cohesion contact model, based on an existing contact model supplied with EDEM. The cohesion model is modified to include time-dependent particle-to-particle and particle-to-geometry cohesion. The main focus is on: Editing the physics of the Linear Cohesion model on both CPU and GPU Compiling and loading a Custom Contact Model Post-Processing the model to investigate variable cohesion


Optimizing Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing Webinar Recording

Learn how Altair PollEx can make a new product introduction (NPI) profitable faster by identifying potential issues earlier and increasing PCB manufacturing efficiency. The comprehensive DFM/DFA analysis includes fabrication, assembly, test, flex/rigid-flex, substrate and panel features. See how PollEx exports manufacturing and validation data to production line machinery for fabrication, assembly, and end-of-line testing.


Perform Accurate Finite Element Modeling of Metal Forming Processes

Finite element (FE) analysis of metal forming or assembling processes and structural systems have contributed to enhancing engineering power and engineers’ integrity. They are characterized by diversity and the need for high creativity of engineers and researchers. This webinar will present the state-of-the-art technology of FE modeling of plastically deformable bodies with an emphasis on the accuracy of FE methods and their creative applications to a wide range of plastically deformable bodies. Topics include: Remeshing strategy and volume consistency, material modeling, flow modeling, flow line (or grain flow) modeling, tribological modeling, microstructural modeling and miscellaneous modeling's including air trapping, mean stress correcting for high-cycle fatigue life of die or tool, etc. Several application examples will be introduced.


A Basic RCS Demo with Feko

This short demo will show how to create, set up and run a model for RCS simulation. Following the simulation, the demo will then take you to visualization and analysis of the results. You will also learn how to benefit from the scripting capabilities to visualize and understand more advanced characteristics of the model, which are not evident by doing a simple analysis of the object. You will have access to the entire workflow, including simulation, in a 5 minutes video.


HyperWorks for Aerospace v2021

In this course you will have the opportunity to learn about the tools available in HyperWorks for aerospace workflows. Modules contained within the course provide detailed descriptions of the tools and workflows for use in the aerospace industry. You will also have the opportunity to watch demonstrations and perform hands on exercises throughout the modules.


Breakthrough Virtual Development Capability for Soft-Soil Mobility Platforms and Vehicles

An Introductory webinar to PM-FlexTire™ by Pratt Miller, available through the Altair Partner Alliance. PM-FlexTire™ is an FE-based tire model that is integrated with the Altair EDEM™ soft-soil simulation platform and significantly expands what is possible in virtual development of soft-soil mobility. The model provides realistic deformation and high-fidelity forces and moments through co-simulation between EDEM and MBD code. Included time-varying air pressure model and detailed tread pattern interaction with particles are features not available in competitor solutions. Users can create models from tire CAD using various meshing solutions including Altair HyperMesh™ and Gmsh integrations, or can use meshes generated from other 3rd party meshing tools. Comprehensive integration with DEM simulation provides a high level of utility relative to alternatives to support increased scope of virtual development. Simulation complexity and licensing cost of PM-FlexTire™ and the corresponding integrations are "best fit" for virtual mobility development in soft-soil DEM simulation environments.


SimSolid Hands-on Workshop: The Fastest Structural Simulation Tool!

Altair has been one of the leading providers of simulation tools since the company was established over 30 years ago. Since acquiring SimSolid, we have seen a paradigm shift in structural simulation with many of our customers. An easy learning curve, a simple yet robust process enables you to gain better fidelity in your design and time saving with Altair SimSolid. Watch our SimSolid hands-on workshop recording, where we will cover why companies need to integrate this technology into their product development processes, what is behind this game-changing technology and how companies such as Renault, Whirlpool, and National Oilwell Varco have successfully adopted Altair Simsolid to help save time. In this workshop we will cover: - Fast model preparation, done in minutes. - Analysis of complex parts and large assemblies. - Quick results in seconds to minutes. Hence, multiple design scenarios can be quickly analyzed and compared. - Elimination of Geometry Simplification and Meshing.


RCS and Scattering Simulation for Radar Systems

Innovation and digitization are key factors when designing advanced detection systems, autonomous vehicles, and stealth technology, where electromagnetic simulation has become essential. In this webinar, we will cover central concepts important to Radar Cross Section (RCS) and scattering calculations. This will include the exploration of various applications, highlighting some of the newest capabilities helping customers to solve challenging problems leveraging established and industry-leading solutions.


Maximize Mining Equipment Performance with Altair Multiphysics solutions

The Mining industry faces a lot of challenges and remains under high pressure to control costs, improve operational efficiency as well as meeting stricter environmental regulations. Innovation and the use of technology play a key role in addressing these and in shaping the future of mining. This webinar will explore how simulation and advanced technologies such as digital twins, machine learning and Internet of things (IoT) can help mines increase productivity, reduce costs, and improve safety. You will hear from industry leaders and technical experts on how Altair’s solutions can be used for efficient development and operation.


Digital Twins : IoT in Mining

The Mining industry faces a lot of challenges and remains under high pressure to control costs, improve operational efficiency as well as meeting stricter environmental regulations. Innovation and the use of technology play a key role in addressing these and in shaping the future of mining. This webinar will explore how simulation and advanced technologies such as digital twins, machine learning and Internet of things (IoT) can help mines increase productivity, reduce costs, and improve safety. You will hear from industry leaders and technical experts on how Altair’s solutions can be used for efficient development and operation.


alsim Data Cleaning Merge - AutoMERGE Workflow

Creating a Surface Mesh making the model watertight is an automated process in alsim Data Cleaning Merge. This video shows the steps the user has to follow starting from importing a CATIA model to generate the merged output.

Tutorials, Videos

Transfer chute design and optimization using bulk material simulation

The Mining industry faces a lot of challenges and remains under high pressure to control costs, improve operational efficiency as well as meeting stricter environmental regulations. Innovation and the use of technology play a key role in addressing these and in shaping the future of mining. This webinar will explore how simulation and advanced technologies such as digital twins, machine learning and Internet of things (IoT) can help mines increase productivity, reduce costs, and improve safety. You will hear from industry leaders and technical experts on how Altair’s solutions can be used for efficient development and operation.


Data Transformation and RPA: How to Streamline Your Data Process

Discover how data transformation tools perfectly compliment RPA processes to free up human capital, prevent lost revenue, and ultimately maximize your investment. If you work with a large amount of data and are interested in learning more about RPA, or you currently have a RPA process in place, then this webinar is perfect for you. In partnership with AmdoSoft Systems, we demonstrated: - How data prep and RPA can be combined to increase productivity and agility - How to clean and format your data for maximized bots consumption - How our solutions eliminate siloed usage and error-prone manual tasks


How to Ensure Electronic System Reliability

Designing a reliable electronic system with minimum iterations is essential. Learn how to use Altair PollEx to review and improve PCB layouts earlier and drive robust designs with fast simulation tools for signal integrity, power integrity, thermal, EMI vulnerability and ESD protection, and more without relying on “rules of thumb”. Discover how PollEx fits into existing tool chains with unsurpassed connectivity to all the major ECAD systems.


Perform Accurate Finite Element Simulations of Polymer Components

An Introductory webinar to MCalibration® and PolyUMod® by PolymerFEM, now available through the Altair Partner Alliance. Enabling customers to perform more accurate finite element simulations of products made from rubbers, plastics, adhesives, and biomaterials, PolymerFEM is the latest company to join the Altair Partner Alliance. Altair customers now have access to two incredible products from PolymerFEM, MCalibration and PolyUMod. PolyUMod library contains general purpose material models for virtually all polymers, including thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers, foams, filled plastics, and biomaterials. With the PolyUMod library engineers can perform very accurate Altair Radioss™ FE simulations without becoming an expert in material model software development. MCalibration is a software tool to help select and calibrate advanced, nonlinear material models for FE simulation. MCalibration uses powerful nonlinear search algorithms to quickly find the best material parameters for experimental test data.


Complex Radome Simulation Training Cases

Complex radomes have long and costly development cycles, where simulation can significantly reduce such time and cost. newFASANT technology extends Altair Feko high frequency solution coverage for complex radomes, including FSS. A bit more in detail, this solution can accelerate modelling and simulation time by 50X for antenna and RCS problems. Radome modelling including FSS can be reduced from weeks to days, while MoM/MLFMM is parallelized with MPI/OpenMP, including optimization capabilities. This document contents 2 training examples. The first one is on parametric radomes and the second one on radomes with FSS.

Training Materials


Altair has collaborated with Startup India, Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), Confederation of Indian Industry - CII, and IIT Madras Incubation Cell for Altair Start-up Challenge 2021 - For EVs. This is an initiative to create awareness of appropriate cutting-edge technologies, relevant processes, enable the start-ups to accomplish their goals of product development in a structured manner. This facilitates competency building and the development of competitive products.


Complex Radome Electromagnetics Simulation in Minutes

A radome is a structural enclosure that protects antennas and electronics from harsh weather and environmental factors without degrading electromagnetic signals to the radar. It is designed to have minimal impact on the electrical performance of the antenna and to withstand structural and wind loading performance requirements. They are used across multiple industries, including aerospace, defense, electronics, and telecommunications. Radomes, especially those containing multiple layers and curved FSS elements, are complex and the modeling and simulation of these systems can commonly take days and even weeks to complete. Altair’s streamlined radome simulation solution reduces this time to minutes. This webinar will overview Altair’s radome simulation solution and its application to design a radome system. Who Should Attend? This webinar has been designed to address the needs and challenges of engineering managers, EMC engineers, antenna engineers and designers, RF engineers, and Radio site engineers from military contractors (OEMs and their suppliers), defense governmental organizations (including navy, air force, army), and aerospace companies (OEMs and their suppliers).


Enhance Your Design for Additive Manufacturing with Lattice Structures

Unlike traditional manufacturing, additive manufacturing allows for increased geometric complexity. In order to maximize the added value of additive manufacturing, it's important to create designs that take advantage of this complexity. Using lattice structures to minimize the weight of the parts while maintaining good mechanical properties is one of the advantages. This webinar will introduce these concepts and show practical examples and uses cases using Materialise 3-matic software.


Webinar: How to Reduce Resolve Casting Defects and Improve Yield

This free-to-attend webinar, held in association with the Cast Metals Federation, will demonstrate how leading manufacturers are utilising Altair Inspire Cast, a revolutionary casting simulation environment, to solve their real world production challenges. Our speakers will show how the solution is allowing them to rapidly visualise production defects and efficiently rectify issues to avoid downstream production issues.


Next Generation Altair Hyperworks 2021

The latest HyperWorks® 2021 provides easy-to-learn, effective workflows that leverage domain knowledge and increase team productivity, enabling the efficient development of today’s increasingly complex and connected products.

Intuitive direct modelling for geometry creation and editing, mid-surface extraction, surface and mid-meshing, and mesh quality correction, combined with efficient assembly management provide all the capabilities required for fast, accurate model creation and evaluation of design alternatives and product variants in less time.


Increasing the Value of Your Data: Getting Started with Machine Learning

Discover the benefits and ease of adopting machine learning into your data strategy with Altair Knowledge Studio. This webinar is perfect for anyone getting up to speed on implementing and using ML/AI – regardless of skill level or industry. During this webinar, we covered the following: - Getting started with machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) and best practices - Applying and automating no-code ML modelling - Understanding responsible, explainable AI (XAI) capabilities - Going from predictive to prescriptive analytics to make smarter business decisions


Efficient High-Fidelity Design and Optimization of Composite Blades Using VABS

This webinar will demonstrate how one can use VABS through Altair APA to conduct efficient and high-fidelity design and optimization of composite blades. Realistic examples will be used to demonstrate that VABS can be used to match specific blade properties. Linking VABS with a multibody dynamics simulation code, it can also be used to optimize dynamic performances of rotating blades. Significant weight reduction can be achieved by making use of composites in comparison to the benchmark. The versatile modeling capability of VABS can be used to model realistic blades along with needed manufacturing constraints. All the complex three-dimensional stress and strain states within each layer of the composites can be accurately captured using VABS during the rapid optimization process. Presenter: Wenbin Yu | CTO, AnalySwift Featuring VABS by AnalySwift, available through the Altair Partner Alliance


Introductory Tutorial Video for MCalibration by PolymerFEM

See how to use MCalibration to quickly calibrate almost any material model, including viscoplastics material models. This tutorial is suitable for beginners that have not used the MCalibration software before.


Improve Cobot collaboration: More meaningful controller design with high fidelity plant models

Controller strategy expert Lorenzo Moretti presents how to improve Cobot collaboration. In the context of virtual commissioning, he discusses how more meaningful controller design is possible with realistic plant models.

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