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TECH BREW with Altair - Season 3

The 30 minute Simulation Show

Every Week Wednesdays and Thursdays 4 pm to 4.30 pm

After your overwhelming response for the first and second TECH BREW SESSIONS we are publishing our schedule for Season 3. So join us twice a week for a quick insight into getting more out of your simulation stack. In a live webinar format, we'll share scenarios where expert product developers like you can readily adopt the new and improved workflows and bring about major changes to your next gen product development. Please check session details below.

Session Details :


9A : Reduce Development Time: Automating Hypermesh & OptiStruct workflows using Low-Code Approach.

Wednesday, NOV 22, 2023, | 4.00 pm-04:30 pm

One of the challenges of product development is to integrate different processes such as requirements, CAD, simulation, optimization and cost estimation. These processes often lack smooth transitions and cause delays in design iterations and product launch.

In this session, we will explore the concept of low-code engineering from Synera and learn how to automate and streamline HyperMesh & OptiStruct workflows. We will also see how to reuse existing workflows for new projects.


9B : Simulate Fluidized Beds and Fluid-Particle Systems with Barracuda Virtual Reactor

THURSDAY, Nov 23, 2023 | 04:00-04:30 pm

Despite the best efforts of traditional engineering, understanding the internals of industrial-scale reactors can be difficult, if not impossible. Tools like Barracuda Virtual Reactor, however, offer engineers the ability to look inside their systems virtually. Barracuda Virtual Reactor is a physics-based engineering software package that simulates the three-dimensional, fluid-particle hydrodynamics and thermochemistry in fluidized bed reactors and other fluid-particle systems. By understanding the intricate internal mechanics of their systems, researchers and engineers are enabled to explore a range of ideas, reduce physical testing costs, and minimize development risk. For clients who operate industrial units, Barracuda Virtual Reactor furthermore allows engineers to determine the root cause of underperformance, reduce the risk of changes through virtual testing, and optimize solutions.



10A : Easy to use procedure for static, creep and fatigue strength assessment of plastic parts.

WEDNESDAY, Nov 29, 2023 | 04 :00-04:30 pm

S-Life Plastics is an easy-to-use software that conducts a static and fatigue strength assessment based on FEA results for plastic components made out of unreinforced or reinforced thermoplastic materials. With S-Life at the push of a button the computed stresses will be processed in such a way that an assessment of the static and fatigue strength is carried out. As result of the assessment the static and cyclic utilization ratios will be displayed as contour plot. For particular individual nodes a comprehensive numeric report of the most important assessment variables can be requested as pdf printout for documentation purposes. As input the software needs the results of a structural simulation and some basic material properties. Interfaces are provided for various solvers.


10B : Design and Simulation of Power Electronics Systems.

THURSDAY, Nov 30, 4.00 - 4.30 pm

  • Fast and robust power electronics simulation at circuit, system, and control levels
  • Quick power supply design (buck, boost, flyback, resonant LLC, etc.) with Power Supply Design Suite
  • Easy motor control design for PMSM and induction motors with Motor Control Design Suite
  • Accurate semiconductor device loss calculation for thermal analysis
  • Support SPICE models through built-in HyperSpice engine for detailed device transient analysis
  • Conducted EMI simulation and CM/DM EMI filter design with EMI Design Suite
  • Support Flux/FluxMotor lookup tables based on FEA analysis for accurate motor modeling and efficiency map generation
  • Support of custom C code
  • Powerful script functions for simulation automation
  • Automatic code generation for TI DSPs

11A: PCB thermal management with Trace mapping techniques.

WEDNESDAY, Dec 6 , 2023 | 04:00-04:30 pm

For accurately modelling the components mounted on the PCBs, the ECADs require a considerable amount of sophisticated details on the metal traces and planes. Resolving the PCB details for Thermal simulations could lead to high turnaround time.  By intelligently simplifying the metal geometries represented by the ECAD, a simpler and compute savvy numerical model can be developed. This procedure of creating the effective model and materials from detailed ECAD to simplified, yet effective model is known as Trace mapping which contributes to faster modelling and significantly shorter CAD to Results time with high accuracy. This method can not only be used to simulate the thermal behaviour, but also warpage and fatigue failure calculations.


Let’s learn how to build an equivalent of ECAD model using Trace mapping technique and create the effective material properties using SimLab Electronics Thermal (ElectroFlo) solutions.



11B : How to Blend in test data with simulations: the example of Digital Image Correlation.

THURSDAY, Dec 7th, 2023 | 04:00-04:30 pm

Digital image correlation (DIC) is a non-contact optical measurement technique that can be used to measure the displacement and strain fields of a surface. DIC has been used in a variety of applications, including mechanical testing, structural health monitoring, and medical imaging.

This presentation will discuss the use of DIC for data fusion in solid mechanics. The presentation will begin by providing an overview of DIC. The presentation will then discuss the challenges of using DIC for data fusion and the methods that can be used to address these challenges. An example will be presented that associates EikoTwin DIC and Hyperworks. The presentation will conclude with a case study that demonstrates the use of DIC for data fusion in solid mechanics.


12A : Innovate Using Electromagnetic Free Shape Optimization

WEDNESDAY, Dec 13th, 2023 | 04:00-04:30 pm

Altair Flux is now able to compute local sensitivities. Using OptiStruct in the background, it can perform such shape optimizations in 2D. Various objective functions and constraints can be considered. Symmetry conditions, as well as non-linear B-H curves, can be taken into account.

Shape Optimization is a very powerful method that has been widely used in Altair OptiStruct, which is a leading tool in structural optimization (https://www.altair.com/optimization/).

Applying the same technique to the electromagnetic field is very promising, as it allows finding innovative shapes of any electromechanical device without any parameterization.

Discover in the following session how this can be applied to the design of a synchronous reluctance machine to improve its average torque over a set of positions while reducing the weight of the rotor.


12B : Efficient Multi-Physics System Simulations for Digital twins using Reduced-Order Modeling approach.

THURSDAY, Dec 14th, 2023 | 04:00-04:30 pm

Altair romAI is a AI-powered technology within Altair® Twin Activate™ to quickly generate real time compliant static or dynamic ROMs from simulation and /or test data. An indispensable asset to your model-based development workflows, romAI serves many purposes: digital twin creation and deployment; faster optimization and multi-disciplinary analysis; test data processing for system identification applications, and better real-time simulation accuracy.

In this session , we will cover a brief overview of romAI and how it was used for developing a multi-physics systems simulations model (connecting Hydraulics CFD ROM with 1D model of mechanical and electromagnetic systems) of a solenoid valve.

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