Designing Composite Components for Tomorrow’s Multi-Material Vehicles (free Webinar Series)

Altair presents a series of webinars focused on the opportunities and challenges for automotive engineers as they seek to integrate plastics into mixed material vehicle designs.
The automotive industry is embracing mixed material design from motorcycles to passenger cars, light-trucks to commercial vehicles and buses. These new structures will provide a significant part of the answer to consumer and government fuel economy demands through vehicle lightweighting.
The series will not only describe the effectiveness of Altair’s CAE software solutions to model and optimize vehicle, system and component performance, but include insights from industry experts on a range of related issues. The first webinar will feature Dr. Jay Baron (CAR President, and the Director of CALM) providing his insight into how the cost-effective integration of mixed materials will achieve significant reductions in mass through the collaborative efforts of the material sectors and the auto manufacturers. Subsequent webinars will feature industry experts (to be announced soon) describing current engineered plastic and laminate application and challenges, a review of the latest plastic/metal jointing methods and a summary of the latest manufacturing techniques.

9 October – Tomorrow’s Mixed Material Vehicles
Dr. Jay Baron will introduce the series and a preview of the other webinars in this series will be given by Giuseppe Resta
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16 October – Simulating Composites
Modeling composite materials using HyperMesh and HyperView presented Uli Gollwitzer along with an industry application overvie
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23 October – Characterizing New Material and joints
Case studies and observations from Philip Kosarek (Altair ProductDesign) and a review of the latest joining methods:
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30 October – Optimizing Composites
Giuseppe Resta will describe the use of HyperWorks to reduce the weight and increase the performance of components plus a summary of advanced automotive composites manufacturing techniques:
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The series compliments the goals of altairenlighten.com a new community led site dedicated to spreading the latest news, knowledge and insight on the methods and processes concerned with product weight reduction and the Altair Enlighten Award the automotive industry’s first award program created specifically to acknowledge innovations in vehicle light-weighting, thereby improving fuel economy and performance.