Optimization Goes Way Beyond Weight Reduction

This post was taken from Altair Enlighten and contributed by my colleague, Panduranga Rao Chirala, Vice President of Altair ProductDesign, India. It has been a constant human endeavour – across the globe – to make things better and last longer.  In the developing … Read More

Improving Aircraft Seating

In September I spoke in Seattle, Wash., at the High Performance Composites in Aircraft Interiors Conference, sponsored by CompositesWorld.  It was an excellent conference, with representatives from the OEMs and suppliers from the interiors, seating, component and materials industries.  My … Read More

Who Says Composites Have to be Expensive?

This post was taken from Altair Enlighten and contributed by my colleague, Pär-Ola Jansell, Director of Altair ProductDesign, Sweden. Composite structures are often associated with low-volume products such as aircraft or race cars where performance is more important than cost. Due … Read More

Understanding the Limitations of Composite Materials

This post was taken from Altair Enlighten and contributed by my colleague, Lars Fredriksson, Director at Altair ProductDesign, Germany. Back in January 2012, Altair entered into a partnership with advanced materials specialists, Caterham Composites, to improve each other’s knowledge on … Read More

2012: Simulation’s Year of Discovery

In 2012, a growing number of industries discovered new ways to use simulation to improve their designs, safety, performance and sustainability. While the automotive sector continued to increase its reliance on simulation to make vehicles lighter and more fuel-efficient, engineers … Read More