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Altair today announced that it has appointed a new management team in Europe. Effective January 1st, 2014, Dr. Detlef Schneider has been appointed senior vice president EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Dr. Pietro Cervellera has assumed responsibility for all of Altair’s operations in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Eastern Europe.
“SHISAKU-LESS” has been a typical motto in Japanese manufacturing for the past few years. “SHISAKU” means a trial production, so by representing the virtual prototyping with CAD/CAE, we can reduce the number of trial productions by conducting all related simulations in the finite element (FE) models. If we are going to effectively use these “virtual prototypes” to improve design and reduce weight though, we must also consider real world effects in the simulations.
Altair’s HyperWorks – and in particular its OptiStruct finite elements solver product – is used by man major manufacturers, including PSA Peugeot Citroën. Julien Guye, project manager at Altair, says: “The accuracy of the simulations has increased in all fields, as well as size of the finite elements models. Simulation-driven-design – where you start with simulation and optimization before undertaking any CAD – has become a mainstream way of thinking, including intensive usage of optimization techniques to leverage mass reduction and faster design.”
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