CAE Simulation - HyperWorks

CAE Simulation and Optimization

ALTAIR HYPERWORKS offers tools for modeling, analysis, optimization, visualization and automation of processes in the area of structural mechanics, multi-body simulation, fluid dynamics, electromagnetics and multi-physics.

Altair HyperWorks suite is one of the world’s most widely used software tools for CAE modeling and simulation used across all industries.

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Altair HyperWorks platform

Altair HyperWorks software tools provide a flexible solution for modeling, analysis, optimization, visualization, and automation of processes in the area of structural mechanics, multi-body simulation, or manufacturing process simulation. The individual HyperWorks tools can be effectively included in the CAE process from CAD data processing through advanced networking methods up to linear and non-linear calculations and stochastic studies.

See the selected pre-processing highlights of HyperWorks next generation.

Next Generation Altair HyperWorks

The next stage of successful development of Altair HyperWorks tools is a new generation, also called HyperWorks X. In addition to pre-processing and post-processing with an open link to various solvers, it also includes integrated solutions such as HyperWorks CFD, NVH, and Safety.

In this video, see what’s new in version 2021, and learn about news in version 2022.

HyperWorks Design Explorer

Learn about Design Explorer, which is a part of the new generation of HyperWorks. It integrates functionality known from Altair HyperStudy to the HyperWorks interface. It facilitates and, thanks to AI / ML, speeds up workflows for multi-run tasks. Typically they are optimization and DOE studies (parametric studies, sensitivity analyzes) with the goal to tune the design solution to meet multi-criteria requirements.

Solution for Multi-physics Analysis and Optimization

A wide range of solvers and computational methods predestines Altair HyperWorks for multi-physical analysis and multi-criteria optimization of design solutions.

Here is an example of an electric motor design optimization.

Integrated solution for complete product design

The complete design of the most suitable shape solution from the point of view of ergonomics, industrial design, performance, mechanical resistance, manufacturability, or multi-physical effects can be solved in a uniform, user-friendly interface of the SimLab and Inspire tools.

Here is an example of medical injector design optimization.

What is HyperWorks software used for?

  • Analysis and optimization
    Altair OptiStruct, Radioss, MotionSolve, HyperLife, and SimSolid are designed for structural analysis of structures and advanced product optimization. Discover the most stressed areas in products and find out how to optimize, strengthen and improve the product. When developing the product, use also a multi-physics approach and analyze your product from the point of view of thermal stress and fluid flow (AcuSolve, nanoFluidX, ultraFluidX) or interaction with bulk materials (EDEM), from the point of view of electromagnetism (Flux, Feko) or electronic PCB design (Pollex). And at the top benefit from the highest level of simulation – multicriteria and multi-physical studies and optimization with the help of HyperStudy.
  • Modeling and visualization
    3D modeling and preparation of finite-element mesh and solver-decks are carried out using the preprocessing software, or tools for the preparation of finite-element and multi-body models for subsequent calculation. Pre-processing is covered by HyperMesh, HyperCrash, MotionView, and SimLab. Post-processing tools HyperView, HyperGraph 2D/3D, or HyperStudy are suitable for analyzing the calculation results, data visualization, and easy interpretation thereof.
  • Simulation-driven Design
    Altair SimSolid software and Altair Inspire product family are used for simulation processes as part of conceptual product development. The Simulation-driven Design concept enables engineers to design the optimal shape of components directly according to load requirements, perform very fast analysis of different solution variants, make quick decisions and find the optimal solutions.
  • Cloud and HPC solutions
    Altair makes it possible to use software tools based on on-premise IT infrastructure as well as through cloud service. Use the hardware appliance HyperWorks Unlimited or the technologies of High-performance Computing in a cloud environment for modeling and calculations of the PBS Works Professional technology (optimal planning of tasks and utilization of IT resources).
  • Altair Partner Alliance
    In addition to Altair tools, it is possible to use also third-party software within the Altair Partner Alliance licensing program. For example, we offer fluid dynamics analysis software (CFD), EM field simulation, fatigue, and structural life calculations, and a range of industry-specific tools. By using the comprehensive package of programs within the flexible Altair licensing system, the user significantly saves costs in the CAE process.

Altair solutions overview
Structures | Fluids and Thermal | Electromagnetics | Multiphysics | Industrial Design | Manufacturing | HPC and Cloud | Inernet of Things | Data Analytics | Altair Patrtner Alliance

See all possibilities of Altair and partner tools across simulation disciplines in this capabilities chart.

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We will guide you through the CAE tool evaluation

We will recommend you the most suitable tool for your typical tasks, provide you with a trial license, show you the right workflows and best practices. We will evaluate it together on your examples through benchmarks or PoC projects. Contact us or use the tutorials and test the tools by yourself.

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HyperWorks tools:

Integrated FEA solution for multiphysics

Altair SimLab

Process-oriented multi-disciplinary simulation environment for complex assembly analysis. It is prepared for solving multi-physical analyzes (structural, thermal, fluid flow). SimLab’s pre-processing delivers highly automated model preparation and networking, resulting in high-quality and optimally fine mesh at critical points. This is done by direct linking of FEM model to CAD geometry (features), template-based meshing, scripting, and other techniques. SimLab achieves high time savings, especially in complex shape parts and processing of many product variants.

With a Product Engineer license, you will get a complete solution with integrated Altair solvers OptiStruct, Radioss, AcuSolve, Flux, and ElectroFlo.

Featured resources: eBook: Practical Aspects of FEA | Webinar | Videos | SimLab applications

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Advanced pre-processing and post-processing tools

HyperWorks (new generation)

Following the experience of a modern user experience in SimLab, Inspire, Compose and Activate, Altair has developed a new HyperWorks X application that includes a new workflow functionality for creating and editing geometry, morphing, FEM networking. The traditional HyperMesh pre-processing tool remains parallel in the offer, and its data format is also used in the new HyperWorks X.

Featured resources: Video 10 reasons for Altair HyperWorks | Getting Started videoWebinar: Next Generation HyperMesh | HyperWorks Applications

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Altair SimLab

Process-oriented multi-disciplinary simulation environment for complex assembly analysis. It is prepared for solving multi-physical analyzes (structural, thermal, fluid flow). SimLab’s pre-processing delivers highly automated model preparation and networking, resulting in high-quality and optimally fine mesh at critical points. This is done by direct linking of FEM model to CAD geometry (features), template-based meshing, scripting, and other techniques. SimLab achieves high time savings, especially in complex shape parts and processing of many product variants.

With a Mechanical Engineer license, you will get a pre-processing tool that can be used not only with integrated Altair solvers but also the open solution for preparing models for other solvers including third-party ones.

Featured resources: eBook: Practical Aspects of FEA | Webinar | Videos | SimLab applications

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A high-performance pre-processing tool capable of preparing even the largest and most complex models for a variety of multi-physical analyzes. It became a leader among preprocessors and thanks to its universality and efficient creation of high-quality FEM mesh it is often used also in combination with solvers of other vendors. In addition to the standard methods of creating 3D meshes, HyperMesh also offers advanced meshing methods, especially for modifying an existing mesh. For this purpose, HyperMesh has a full range of editing tools. You can then very effectively make geometric model changes such as adding / editing ribs, adding/removing screw holes. It is also easy to refine the mesh in the critical points of the structure.

Featured resources: Overview video | eBook: Practical Aspects of FEA | HyperMesh Quickstart v2021

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Altair HyperCrash

A robust pre-processing tool specifically developed to automate the creation of high-quality models for virtual crash testing and passive vehicle safety verification. Typical use is with explicit solver Altair Radioss and LS-Dyna. Now as integral part of HyperWorks.

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Altair HyperView

Post-processing and visualization tool for FEM analysis, multi-body simulation, and CFD tasks. It includes advanced visualizations and animations, window content synchronization when users evaluate the results in different visualizations. Additionally, there is free HyperView Player as a tool for sharing analysis results in 3D.

Featured resources: Webináře HyperView Reports, Post-processing for crash analysis, Post-processing for NVH analysis

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Altair HyperGraph

A powerful tool for analyzing simulation results and creating 2D / 3D graphs. The math engine contains more than two hundred mathematical functions and operators, has an interface to HyperMath, Python, or MatLab, and can process data from a variety of data formats. Therefore, it is often used in combination with other vendors’ solvers.

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Solvers for analysis and optimization of mechanical structures, dynamic, thermal, and fluid systems, and electromagnetism

Altair OptiStruct

Long-term proven, modern structural solver of linear and nonlinear problems in the field of statics, dynamics, vibration, acoustics, durability, and multi-physical disciplines. It has gained its reputation as a cutting-edge tool thanks to advanced features for topological, shape, and size optimization. You can optimize the product for the best weight, stiffness, strength, durability, or vibration suppression while maintaining or improving other parameters.

Featured resources: Webinar | eBooks: Practical aspects of FEM, Structural Optimization, Non-linear analysis, Composites, Dynamic analysis, Thermal Analysis, Fatigue | OptiStruct Applications

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Altair Radioss

A leader and high-performance explicit solver for highly nonlinear problems and dynamic loads. It is a worldwide used tool for solving the impact resistance of mechanical structures, increasing passive safety, and verifying manufacturability used in all industries. In addition to classic applications in the automotive and aerospace industries, it also has successful applications in the defense industry.

Featured resources: Overview video | eBook: Introduction to Explicit Analysis using RADIOSS | Radioss Applications

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Altair SimSolid

A revolutionary simulation tool for linear and nonlinear structural analysis. It eliminates the need to simplify the geometric model and meshing, the most time-consuming and accuracy-sensitive activities of traditional FEM tools. SimSolid also achieves extremely short computational times thanks to a different computing method (not using the classical finite element method). Its typical use is in the area of conceptual design or evaluation of many variants. A very efficient tool for quick decisions and selecting the optimal design variant.

Featured resources: Datasheet | eBook: Simulation Revolution with SimSolid | Webinar | Webinar – fatigue analysis | Videos

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Altair HyperLife

A highly intuitive application developed on a framework independent on a specific FEM solver. It contains a set of functions for fatigue analysis and lifetime prediction of mechanical structures. The algorithms applied in HyperLife have been tested by hundreds of thousands of calculations within the portal.

Featured resources: Video Fatigue Life & Durability Prediction Workflow | Webinar | Webinar – welded structures

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Altair MotionSolve

Integrated solution for analysis and optimization of mechanisms (Multi-body Dynamics). 3D multi-body mechanism simulation helps predict dynamic response and optimize product performance. Thanks to close cooperation with customers, MotionSolve is a well-proven tool in terms of quality, robustness, and speed. MotionView is used to prepare simulation models and visualize the results.

Featured resources: Video: Basics of Multi-Body Simulation | eBook: Multi-Body Simulation with HyperWorks | Motionview/MotionSolve Introduction v2020

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Altair AcuSolve

Leading general-purpose Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solver that is capable of solving the most demanding industrial and scientific applications. Robust and scalable Navier-Stokes (NS) solver technology empowers users by providing unparalleled accuracy.

Featured resources: Fluids and thermal solutions | Altair CFD™ | Multiphysics

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Altair Flux

Finite-element-method software for electromagnetic and thermal simulations in both 2D and 3D applications. It is a solution for low-frequency electrostatic and electromagnetic fields, which is used for the development of electric motors, actuators, transformers, power electronics, sensors, induction heating devices, for electromagnetic compatibility tasks, etc. FluxMotor application is dedicated to the design of electric motors.

Featured resources: Overview video | Video Altair Flux 2020 | EM a multiphysics simulation with Altair Flux | Flux Motor Training videos | Webinar Multiphysics Optimization to Design High-Performance Rotating Machines | Flux applications

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Altair HyperStudy

Solver-independent tool for design studies and multi-disciplinary product design optimization in terms of performance, functionality, and robustness. It helps designers and engineers understand design variations, data dependencies, and parameter value trends, and find a balanced, optimized, and robust design.

Featured resources: Introduction to HyperStudy video | eBooks: Introduction to Design of Experiments (DOE), Introduction into Fit Approximations with HyperStudy | HyperStudy Applications

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Solvers for specific tasks in the area of mechanics, fluids, high-frequency electromagnetism, and electronics

Altair EDEM

Altair EDEM

Altair EDEM is a high-performance software for bulk and granular material simulation.

Powered by state-of-the-art Discrete Element Modeling (DEM) technology, EDEM quickly and accurately simulates and analyzes the behavior of granular materials such as coal, mined ores, soils, fibers, grains, tablets, and powders.

EDEM simulation solution provides engineers with crucial insight into how those materials will interact with their equipment during a range of operation and process conditions.

EDEM can be used stand-alone or in streamlined workflows combined with other CAE technology such as Altair MotionSolve.

Featured resources: Overview video | eBooks: What is DEM, DEM for Construction & Mining, EDEM for Powder Handling, EDEM for steelmaking | EDEM applications

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Altair ultraFluidX

Simulation tool for ultra-fast prediction of aerodynamic properties of cars and trucks as well as evaluation of buildings from the perspective of wind load. Tool for analysis of external aerodynamics based on Lattice Boltzmann method.

Featured resources: Webinar GPU accelerated Aerodynamics CFD using Altair ultraFluidX | eBook: Vehicle Aerodynamic Analysis with ultraFluidX and Virtual Wind Tunnel | Altair CFD™

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Altair nanoFluidX

Simulation tool for fluid flow analysis based on Smooth-particle hydrodynamics (SPH) method, which predicts fluid flow within complex geometry of the mechanical structure and under the influence of moving parts. A typical example is the transmission oil lubrication simulation.

Featured resources: nanoFluidX overview video | Webinars: Powertrain Oiling Simulation, Workflow of nanoFluidX, HyperMesh, and SimLab | nanoFluidX applications | Altair CFD™

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Altair Feko

High-frequency electromagnetic field analysis software to address a wide range of EM problems. It is used e.g. for the design of antennas of various kinds, radar systems, and telematics systems, as well as for the development of car keyless locking systems, magnetic resonance imaging diagnostic devices, for simulation of electronic equipment decommissioning (SAR), and electromagnetic compatibility solutions. The second tool is WinProp, which simulates EM waves propagation for both indoor and urban environments and also the open countryside. It is used in telecommunications, aerospace, automotive, and other industries.

Featured resources: Feko overview video | eBook: Basics of Electromagnetic Simulation with Altair Feko Altair Feko | Educational video series for students | Feko applications

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Altair Pollex

Altair Pollex

Altair PollEx is the most comprehensive and integrated set of PCB design viewing, analysis, and verification tools in the market for electrical, electronics, and manufacturing engineers. PollEx is an open solution, which transfers data flawlessly between different ECAD and simulation environments. While PCB design tools are traditionally reserved for PCB design engineers, engineers from other disciplines like hardware design, manufacturing, testing and mechanical need to also access, review and analyze the design and manufacturing data of PCBs and their Integrated Circuit (IC) packages.

Featured resources: Webinars Introduction to Altair Pollex, Design and Verification of PCB with Altair Pollex | Pollex applications

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A material database with CAE models for many solvers, not only from Altair

Altair Material Data Center

Altair Material Data Center

Browse, search, and compare materials in a standalone application or through the interface of their simulation and optimization tools. Material Database Center is available as a web-based application from Altair One portal.

Downloads: Overview video

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Altair License System

Licenses of Altair software tools are provided via tokens called Altair Units (successor to HyperWorks Units and solidThinking Units). It is a patented highly flexible, scalable, and cost-effective license model.

Altair Units

License units are concurrent and sharable by different users in different locations within the entire license region (in our case the whole EMEA), there is a leveling system (when using other tools and solvers it does not increase the consumption of units) and you can choose from several application packages to optimize cost (role-based packages for a mechanical engineer, a concept engineer, a CAE engineer or a specialist in mechatronics or multi-physical applications).

Learn about Altair Units also on website.
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The most advanced technologies enabling innovation, reduction of development times, and reduction of costs throughout the product life cycle.

Integrated portfolio of solutions in the following areas

  • CAE solvers and optimization
  • Modeling and visualization
  • Tools for conceptual design and verification of manufacturability
  • Industrial Design
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SW products open to other CAD/CAE solutions.

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