Altair® HyperWorks® Applications

HyperWorks provides easy-to-learn, effective workflows that leverage domain knowledge and increase team productivity, enabling the efficient development of today’s increasingly complex and connected products.

Solution- and domain-specific workflows spans across a growing number of engineering applications including fatigue analysis, concept design optimization, design exploration, crash and safety, NVH, and CFD modeling. Each provides a meticulously designed and intuitive user interface, differentiated for each user profile, while remaining consistent and straightforward.

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Model Build and Assembly

HyperWorks includes an end-to-end model build and assembly modeling environment, going from CAD to multi-disciplinary simulation model. Dedicated workflows for parts, sub-systems, and connectors facilitate representation, revision, and configuration management during the assembly and analysis process. The included Altair Libraries enable seamless distribution of tasks and collaboration between teams both local and remote.

Optimization-enabled Design Space

The HyperWorks design space workflow streamlines the model build process for topology optimization. The complete toolkit includes an automotive-only non-design space library, collision detection, and a fast and efficient voxel Boolean mesh engine. Users can explore model variants in seconds, enabling quick package space changes. In addition to automotive BIW architecture studies, it supports design space local and global modeling for generic sub-systems in different industries.

Design Exploration

Gaining insights into product’s performances has never been easier. With the HyperWorks design explorer, users can easily setup and execute design of experiments (DOE) and optimization studies, learning which attributes contribute the most to the different performances, review, plot, and compare results from multiple runs, and ultimately identify optimal designs. The quick and easy setup process is solver independent, yet fully integrated with Altair’s structural analysis solutions.

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Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

A dedicated, optimized CFD simulation environment is part of HyperWorks, offering a consistent interface for all the Altair CFD solvers. The end-to-end workflows streamlines model setup with advanced geometric modeling and editing, extensive physics coverage, as well as automated meshing with light memory footprint. It includes direct solver execution and post-processing all within the same intuitive, easy-to-learn user interface.

Crash and Safety

HyperWorks includes a tailored environment to efficiently assist crash and safety engineers in model building, starting from CAD geometry and finishing with a runnable solver deck in Altair® Radioss® and other third-party solvers. From dummy positioning and seat mechanisms to airbags and seat belts routing, it provides an end-to-end analysis workflow that streamlines the setup of impact simulations in accordance with the different regulations.

Fatigue and Durability

An easy-to-learn fatigue and durability analysis workflow is included in HyperWorks. Developed on a solver-neutral framework, it provides a comprehensive toolset for durability analysis, directly interfacing with all the major finite element analysis (FEA) and multi-body simulation (MBS) results files. With an embedded material library, it enables prediction of fatigue life under repetitive loadings experienced in a wide range of industrial applications. Signal processing, weld certification, and norm-based fatigue analyses are fully supported.

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Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH)

HyperWorks offers a broad range of functionality for NVH engineers, designed to reduce the simulation cycle time, freeing CAE analysts to focus on optimizing product design and performance. Particularly suited for automotive applications, the HyperWorks workflow makes full-vehicle NVH simulation possible in the most advanced and streamlined form. Multiple, interchangeable, and dynamic representations of the model are easily managed along with global loadcases, post-processing, and advanced NVH diagnostics. Robust design studies of the global NVH performance can be easily performed and evaluated.

Featured Resources

Future.Industry 2023 Simulation presentation

Design Explorer: Driving the Simulation Process using Artificial Intelligence

In this presentation, Ira Goldstein, Director of Product Management for Simulation & Design Development at Altair, will showcase the Design Explorer, which is a user-friendly design ideation workflow that facilitates multi-run simulation setup, execution, and interpretation. Integrated seamlessly into the modeling environment, the Design Explorer allows users of the Altair HyperWorks platform to quickly and efficiently evaluate design changes, perform designs of experiments, and run optimizations.

The presentation will also explore how artificial intelligence (AI) is being integrated into the product design process, with a particular focus on how it can help in decision making, reduce human error, and even inspire new inventions. Advanced machine learning techniques can be used to train exploration-generated data, making the Design Explorer a natural environment for the convergence of simulation and AI. Attendees can expect to gain a better understanding of the Design Explorer workflow and learn how AI is being incorporated into the process.

Presented as part of Altair's 2023 Future.Industry conference.

Future.Industry 2023

Machine Learning in Engineering

When applied to engineering, Machine Learning can be a powerful tool to aid in a range of applications, from faster finite-element (FE) model building to optimizing manufacturing processes and obtaining more accurate results from physics-based simulations. Although incorporating this collection of technology is relatively new in the field of engineering, Altair has made leaps forward in this space to provide users with the tools they need to make a difference.

Technical Document

Altair HyperWorks - Beam Modeling Workflow

Altair HyperWorks introduces a new workflow for beam modeling, particularly suited for GFEM of large aerospace structures along with many other applications.

Use Cases

Efficient Simulation Data Processing in HyperWorks

In this session we will highlight how Altair HyperWorks supports efficient data processing and visualization, thereby helping users to make decisions faster. From the simulation-driven design workflow, fully integrated with HyperWorks’ model build functionalities, to the high-performance visualization and reporting of simulation results, HyperWorks provides the best framework to visualize, process, and report data

Future.Industry 2021
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