Do you assign the same materials again and again? When carrying out simulation, time and effort is spent on defining geometry, support, and load conditions. But much less attention is focused on material assignment, with users typically drawing on a handful of familiar materials.

Are you using the best possible materials? You can optimize geometry to achieve desired performance by iterating on the design. But you won’t get the highest performing result. A better material might mean a lighter, smaller, cheaper, greener, safer product.

This webinar demonstrates how to consider all material options and quickly identify the right one for your application before starting simulation work. Reduce modeling iterations and, ultimately, deliver better products and competitive advantage.

Webinar outline:

  • Common approaches to choosing materials and the implication of ‘poor’ material choices
  • Demonstration of how to quickly identify the ‘best’ materials for your application and validate that you are using the correct ones – using CES Selector (in the APA)
  • Integration of CES Selector with Altair products: OptiStruct and Inspire
  • A step further: how to access and assign data from a corporate materials database within Hypermesh

Who should attend?

Simulation engineers – access data on all classes of engineering materials – check and validate that you are using the most appropriate ones – save time looking for materials data and develop components with both optimal materials and geometry for the application

Materials and product engineering – quickly consider all material options and identify materials and grades you may not have considered before, which offer an increase in performance  - save time identifying new materials, and focus development on candidates that are most likely to offer an advantage - integrate your in-house materials database with Hypermesh


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