Altair Activate® Applications

Altair Activate can be applied to model and simulate a broad range of products as a system-of-systems to discover better designs, faster. Products in every industry are becoming increasingly complex and electrified, as well as smarter and more connected.

Multi-disciplinary system-level simulation capabilities help develop smart, complex mechatronic systems holistically while enabling more streamlined product development teamwork and workflows. Altair Activate breaks down silos between mechanical subsystems, electrical subsystems, control subsystems, electronic subsystems, software, hardware-in-the-loop, data analytics, and more.

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Digital Twins

Leverage Altair Activate as the core of Altair's open, flexible digital twin platform to easily combine high-fidelity models with reduced-order models (ROMs) built using 3D+1D+0D techniques (i.e., using CAD geometry + block diagrams + equations).

Read: Leveraging Digital Twins to Increase the Effectiveness of the MBD Approach White Paper

Integrated Multi-disciplinary Systems

Integrate models for mechanical, electrical, and controller subsystems (including sensors and actuators) to simulate your mechatronic product holistically as a system-of-systems. Exchange models and/or co-simulate with other CAE tools either from Altair (such as Altair® MotionSolve® and Altair® Flux®) or from third parties through the Functional Mockup Interface (FMI) open standard.

Read: Schneider Electric Customer Story

Electric Vehicle (EV) Systems

Simulate electric powertrains for various types of vehicles combining mechanical plant models with motors, batteries, and controllers together with realistic drive cycles. Then, optimize the overall performance of your electric vehicles (optionally, in combination with Altair® HyperStudy®).

Read: Porsche and Altair Technical Paper

1D Thermal-Fluid Dynamic Systems

Model thermal-fluid system dynamics using 1D modeling &and simulation (rather than using only 3D CFD) to yield nearly-as-accurate results significantly faster – to enable more design exploration and optimized performance in less time.

Read: Cimbali Group Customer Story

Hydraulic Systems

Create detailed hydraulic circuits and actuation systems as part of multi-disciplinary system simulations – particularly for heavy machinery and agricultural equipment, in combination with multi-body systems and  granular material systems.

Watch: Heavy Equipment Simulations

Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE)

Connect product-level system simulations to your product's functional requirements so that your system model serves as the Authoritative Source of Truth (AST) for virtual product development activity.

Watch: NAVAIR Customer Story

Project-based Learning

Mechatronics Education Kit

Use hardware kits from Altair partner, ACROME, with no-cost digital twin simulation models and course materials provided by Altair.

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Featured Resources

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