Directed Learning Sessions – focusing on software applications relevant to Formula SAE – Recordings

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Altair University hosted a series of free webinars, focusing on software applications relevant to Formula SAE, but open to any student. This series featured five sessions.

External Aerodynamic Studies with Altair HyperWorks

In this session, Marc Ratzel will give a quick overview of automotive aerodynamic studies before presenting HyperWorks tools in action. Amongst other topics this will include model preparation, design changes using morphing, solver technology (Navier-Stokes as well as Lattice Boltzmann) and shape optimization.

HyperWorks for Pre and Post-Processing of FEM

This session Altair’s senior training specialist, Erik Larson, will be highlighting the Pre and Post processing capabilities of Altair’s flagship products, HyperMesh and HyperView. Attendees will see live demonstrations of the advanced geometry handling, meshing, and universal analysis setup capabilities of HyperMesh and the power and ease of use of the unique post processing capabilities of HyperView.

OptiStruct for Structural Analysis & Optimization

This session Altair’s senior training specialist, Erik Larson, will highlighting the capabilities of Altair’s award winning solver technology found in OptiStruct. Live demonstrations will show off the Linear Analysis capabilities as well as the multi-disciplinary Optimization capabilities found in this industry leading software. Linear static, modal and buckling analysis as well as topology, topography, size, shape, free size and free shape optimization techniques will be shown.

OptiStruct for Composite Analysis & Optimization

The session will be about composite modelling in HyperMesh and optimization using OptiStruct. We will focus on ply-based modelling and explore Altair’s three step optimization process. The key aspects that will be covered are ply and laminate creation, freeshape optimization setup to minimize compliance include some manufacturing constraints, size optimization as it applies to ply composite optimization and finally the ply shuffling optimization.

Inspire for Concept Level Design Generation

In this session, Altair’s Rahul Ponginan will be highlighting the optimization driven design process using solidThinking Inspire. We will be learning how to create/import geometry, then proceed to set up the model for topology optimization, analyse the design concept generated and then recreate geometry for final design. In addition Rahul will highlight how you can develop early stage layouts for space frame structures using topology optimization within the Inspire software.

NEW! Concepts of Multi-Body Dynamics

In this session, Altair’s Prakash Pagadala will review the concepts of Multi-Body Dynamics and where to use MBD analysis. Prakash will also review how to model a front end suspension in HyperWorks.