High-fidelity Finite Element Modeling
What is HyperMesh®?
HyperMesh is the market-leading, multi-disciplinary finite element pre-processor which manages the generation of the largest, most complex models, starting with the import of a CAD geometry to exporting a ready-to-run solver file.
HyperMesh supports a wide variety of CAD and solver interfaces, making it a perfect solution for most industry verticals and domains. With its advanced geometry and meshing capabilities, HyperMesh provides an environment for rapid model generation. Generating high-quality mesh quickly is just one of HyperMesh’s core competencies.
For complex sub-system generation and assembly, HyperMesh has advanced model assembly tools. Modeling of laminate composites is supported by advanced creation, editing and visualization tools. Design changes can be made easily via mesh morphing and geometry dimensioning.
Discrete Element Method (DEM) software
What is Altair EDEM?
EDEM® is high-performance software for bulk and granular material simulation. Powered by the Discrete Element Method (DEM), EDEM quickly and accurately simulates and analyzes the behavior of coal, mined ores, soils, fibers, grains, tablets, powders, and more.
EDEM simulation provides engineers with crucial insight into how those materials will interact with their equipment during a range of operation and process conditions. It can be used stand-alone or combined with other CAE tools.
Leading companies in the heavy equipment, off-road, mining, steelmaking and process manufacturing industries use EDEM to understand and predict granular material behaviors, evaluate equipment performance, and optimize processes.
Optimization-enabled Structural Analysis
What is OptiStruct®?
Building on over 25-years of innovation, OptiStruct is a proven, modern structural solver with comprehensive, accurate, and scalable solutions for linear and nonlinear analyses across statics and dynamics, vibrations, acoustics, fatigue, heat transfer, and multiphysics disciplines. It is used globally at industry-leading companies to drive design with optimization and validate structural performance.
Commercially introduced in 1994, OptiStruct is a first-to-market simulation technology that seamlessly integrates structural optimization and analysis. OptiStruct solves both linear and nonlinear problems using an enhanced proprietary version of NASTRAN and a modern proprietary nonlinear formulation developed and maintained by Altair.
For the past two decades, OptiStruct topology optimization has driven the lightweight and structurally efficient designs of products you see and use every day. OptiStruct offers many other structural optimization methods and a broad range of essential manufacturing constraints for traditional processes, composites, and additive manufacturing.
General Purpose Fluids and Thermal Simulation
What is AcuSolve®?
For an analyst performing advanced computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling or a design engineer quickly needing to understand fluid or thermal effects on a design proposal, Altair offers a complete set of tools to support each project. From detailed component analysis to full systems performance, Altair provides a range of scalable solvers and robust pre- and post-processing software for CFD.
AcuSolve is a proven asset for companies looking to explore designs by applying a full range of flow, heat transfer, turbulence, and non-Newtonian material analysis capabilities without the difficulties associated with traditional CFD applications. AcuSolve is robust, scalable, and accurate regardless of the quality and topology of the mesh elements. No CFD software gets you to your end goal sooner: analyzing results and exploring the physics of products.
Driving More Design with Simulation
What is HyperWorks®?
HyperWorks 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.
The new HyperWorks experience was created to free engineers to move from physics to physics, domain to domain, and even create reports without ever leaving their model. Create, explore and optimize designs within HyperWorks to produce robust designs that accurately model structures, mechanisms, fluids, electromagnetics, electrical, embedded software, systems design and manufacturing processes.
The solution specific workflows enhance a growing number of engineering processes including fatigue analysis, concept design optimization, CFD modeling, and design exploration. Each provides a meticulously designed and intuitive user interface, differentiated for each user profile, while remaining consistent and easy-to-learn.
Intuitive direct modeling for geometry creation and editing, mid-surface extraction, surface and midmeshing, 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.
HyperWorks offers a complete environment to visualize, query and process results data. It gives access to a wide range of CAE data formats, including video files and images, enabling full post-processing and data analysis with advanced table and curve plotting up to 3D visualization of complex simulation and photo-realistic rendering. Furthermore, it enables user to share and customize working sessions though flexible templates and reporting infrastructure.
Ultra-fast CFD for External Aerodynamics
What is ultraFluidX®?
ultraFluidX is a simulation tool that provides ultra-fast prediction of aerodynamic properties in passenger and heavy-duty vehicles, and for building and environmental aerodynamics. With ultraFluidX, engineers can resolve highly transient aerodynamics simulations overnight on a single server.
From ground transportation vehicles, architecture, engineering, and construction structures to individual customer applications, ultraFluidX enables designers to understand fluid dynamics and investigate innovating structures to improve efficiency, increase users’ comfort, and deliver safe projects, on time.
Structural Analysis for Rapid Design Iterations
What is SimSolid?
By performing structural analyses on fully featured CAD assemblies within minutes, SimSolid is the game-changing simulation technology for designers, engineers, and analysts. It eliminates geometry preparation and meshing: the two most time-consuming, expertise-extensive and error-prone tasks performed in a conventional structural simulation.
Multiple design scenarios can be simulated quickly under real-life conditions. Early CAD models, in any common format, can be used. SimSolid tolerance of imprecise geometry means that, unlike CAD-embedded simulation tools, there is no need to simplify complex geometries before analyzing designs.
SimSolid supports all typical connections (bolt/nut, bonded, welds, rivets, sliding) and analysis of linear static, modal, thermal properties, along with more complex coupled, nonlinear, transient dynamic effects. Providing the simulation power to help quicker engineering decisions, it aids development of quality products faster to beat competitors to market.
Solving Connectivity, Compatibility, and Radar Challenges
What is Feko®?
Feko has been a leader in high-frequency electromagnetic simulation for over 20 years. Building on this strong legacy it now delivers a cost-effective package of parallelized solvers to design products for an increasing connected world.
Feko is used globally across multiple industries including aerospace, defense, automotive, communications and consumer electronics to reduce the time-to-market. Feko customers achieve improved connectivity and functionality through robust simulation driven product design and deployment strategies.
Feko addresses the broadest set of high-frequency electromagnetics applications allowing teams to optimize wireless connectivity, including 5G, ensure electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), and perform radar cross section (RCS) and scattering analysis. From antenna simulation and placement, radio coverage, network planning, and spectrum management, to electromagnetic compatibility (EMC/EMI), radome modeling, bio-electromagnetics and RF devices, Feko combines with other Altair tools to optimize system performance through machine learning and reduce modeling time for complex systems. Explore more design alternatives and use simulation to drive the products of tomorrow.
Altair HyperCrash™ is a CAE pre-processor developed to support RADIOSS, Altair's non-linear finite element solver. HyperCrash provides a comprehensive environment to study occupant simulations and other requirements of the crash-safety domain.
Crash Industry Oriented Graphical User Interface
HyperCrash provides a highly tailored user interface for the creation, editing and set-up of crash and safety models. This streamlined interface is easy to learn and eliminates common errors by providing a powerful and solver-dedicated model checker.
HyperCrash is architected to pre-process multi-million element crash models efficiently. Database intensive operation such as model checking, de-penetration, mass calculation can be done quickly and accurately saving the user time.
Safety tools such as seat belt routing, dummy positioning, and seat deformation are available and easy to use. The complete setup can be done within HyperCrash, reducing the risk of error and improving efficiency.
Particle-based Fluid Dynamics Simulation
What is nanoFluidX®?
nanoFluidX is a particle-based hydrodynamics (SPH) simulation tool to predict fluid flow around complex geometries while in complicated motion. It is used for a variety of applications such as simulating oiling within conventional high-performance or electric vehicle powertrain systems comprising rotating gears, analyzing forces on individual components of the system or water management (wading, sloshing…).
It enables engineers to optimize efficiency by reducing friction or heat losses, improve reliability and safety, while limiting mechanical stress and hot points, or reduce fatigue.
Optimized for use on clusters of Graphical Processing Units (GPUs), it is extremely fast. For typical gear-train applications, without the need to simplify geometries, simulations can run an order of magnitude faster than a Finite-Volume code.
Accelerate Motor, Sensor, and Actuator Design
What is Flux?
Flux captures the complexity of electromechanical equipment to optimize their performance, efficiency, dimensions, cost or weight with precision, bringing better innovation and value products to end users. Flux simulates magneto static, steady-state and transient conditions, along with electrical and thermal properties.
For over 35 years, Flux simulation software has been the reference worldwide within leading industries. With its continuously improving technology, Flux has become a versatile, efficient and user-friendly tool that helps designers to generate optimized and high-performance products, in less time and with fewer prototypes.
With strong coupling to the Altair HyperWorks™ multiphysics optimization platform, Flux evaluates subsystems’ dynamic interactions and streamlines the entire design process.
Product Performance Under Dynamic Loadings
What is Radioss®?
Radioss is a leading analysis solution to evaluate and optimize product performance for highly nonlinear problems under dynamic loadings. Used worldwide across all industry sectors, it improves the crashworthiness, safety, and manufacturability of complex designs.
For more than 30 years, Radioss has been an industry leader and standard for automotive crash and safety, shock and impact analysis, drop test, terminal ballistic, blast and explosion effects and high-velocity impacts.
Recognized across R&D centers as well as companies in automotive, aerospace, electronics, and defense, Radioss enables understanding and efficient, robust predictions of combined multiphysics behaviors in complex environments, such as crashworthiness, airplane ditching, terminal ballistics, or blast effects on vehicles.
Exploiting Radioss’ advanced multi-processor versions enables the best scalability in the industry for large, highly nonlinear structural simulations.
As a key part of Altair’s simulation solutions, Radioss is a powerful multiphysics design tool with optimization-ready integrations with other Altair tools and third-party solutions.
Altair Inspire Print3D
Efficient Design for Additive Manufacturing
What is Inspire Print3D?
Inspire Print3D enables teams to cut product development and additive manufacturing costs by reducing material usage, print times and post processing. It provides a fast and accurate toolset for the design and process simulation of selective laser melting (SLM) parts.
The easy to use advanced thermo-mechanical simulation enables design engineers to develop parts ready for additive manufacturing. By capturing behavior independent of the printer type, Inspire Print3D allows designers to evaluate and easily modify critical process variables. Reducing expensive trial and error by simulating part build, cooling, cutting and springback, Inspire Print3D delivers designs having the fewest supports, optimally oriented on the print bed.
Engineers can quickly understand changes to process or design that affect manufacturing efficiency and then export part and support structure geometry to major printer preparation software for printing. Inspire Print3D simplifies the identification and correction of potential deformation, delamination, and excessive heating issues before building a part
Practical NVH functionalities that enable engineers to develop better products, faster Automotive Noise and Vibration Analysis involves some of the largest and most complex models being used for Finite Element Analysis. Models regularly involve millions of finite elements, with thousands of components and properties, along with the connections between those components.
HyperWorks has a broad range of NVH functionality for NVH engineers, designed to reduce the simulation cycle time, freeing CAE engineers to focus on optimizing product design and performance. NVH Director (NVHD) is the first commercial software solution that makes full-vehicle NVH simulation possible in the most advanced and streamlined form. NVH Director employs Altair’s HyperWorks suite of computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools in a fully integrated, user-friendly, customizable form to automate the tasks involved in NVH analysis. By integrating the entire process of meshing, assembly, loadcase setup, and post-processing, it dramatically reduces the full-vehicle NVH simulation time, freeing CAE engineers to focus on optimizing product design and performance.
NVH Director employs Altair’s HyperWorks suite of computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools in a fully integrated, user-friendly, customizable form to automate the tasks involved in NVH analysis.