Altair Solutions for the Motorsport Industry

Altair helps race teams and chassis builders win through simulation driven design of safer, faster, and lighter racing vehicles. Whether your objective is to improve the aerodynamic performance, reduce weight with laminated composites or optimize vehicle dynamics, we have the right solution for your design needs.

HyperWorks Helps Volkswagen Motorsport Develop a World Champion Polo R WRC

Learn how Altair has helped groups like Bremar Automotion, Beta Epsilon, and the Monash Motorsport team to develop innovative, better performing products faster.

“The Altair product is it for us in terms of simulation. That’s all we use. It’s great to be able to show such good correlation between the simulations and physical testing, and to have confidence in not only our approach, but also the Altair product as well. It’s a great product for us to be using, and the test results and these images just back that up for us.” Brett Longhurst, Managing Director, Bremar Automotion.

Beta Epsilon designs racing cars and offers engineering. Beta Epsilon offers component and vehicle meshing, FEA analysis of metal and composite components, crash test simulation, optimization, and CFD simulation. Beta Epsilon uses HyperMesh, OptiStruct, HyperCrash, RADIOSS, AcuSolve, HyperView, and Virtual Wind Tunnel. With HyperWorks, Beta Epsilon could improve the quality of its products and extend its range of services.

Since their first Australian SAE Student Racing competition in 2000, the Monash Motorsport team has steadily improved the performance of their race car. Recently the students discovered the benefits of combining Altair‘s OptiStruct optimization technology and 3D printing. Based on an initial prototype rear hub design from the 2013 car, the team proceeded to pursue titanium front hubs and uprights to decrease the car’s unsprung mass. This was a tough challenge, since the former design was already made of lightweight aluminum.