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AIM FIRE 2012

The Altair–Automation Alley AIM FIRE (Advanced Innovative Methods for Improved Reliability & Efficiency) Military Day brought together industry professionals from the US military and their supply chain to discuss trends and advancements in simulation methods. The event addressed a range … Read More

Where I Would Like to See More CAE Usage

My colleague Narayan Rangarajan, Altair Engineering team leader, has contributed the following post: Today, computer-aided engineering (CAE) has enabled high-end research in Crash, NVH, Durability and Optimization of many different industries, including automotive, aerospace, defense, consumer products and architecture, among … Read More

Composites Grow

Composite use continues to grow in the aerospace field.  My recent article in Aerospace Manufacturing and Design  discusses some of the benefits and challenges with the use of composites and notes that simulation will continue to play a critical role … Read More

The World’s Fastest Bike

When I hear McLaren, I think of F1 greats like Hunt, Lauda, Prost, Senna, Hakkinen and a parade of other drivers right up to today’s pilots, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton. So it was a bit of a surprise to … Read More

The Design Future

This blog debates how simulation technology is becoming a dominant technology within the product development process. This initial entry presents a historical personal perspective of this evolution. (Apologies for the entry length, but please stick with it!) It seems a … Read More

Down the Mississippi to New Orleans

Although I didn’t travel to the American Public Transportation Association Annual Meeting and Expo in New Orleans, a number of my Altair colleagues did along with the BUSolutions LCO-140H, the world’s first series hydraulic hybrid transit bus.

Two Directions for Numerical Simulation

Where does numerical simulation go? Even during the past decades, the details of the simulation models were following increasing computer speed. The faster the computers became, the bigger the models became. It is great that we can cover more and … Read More

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