Simulation software helps develop efficient and lightweight vehicle powertrain


Renault’s powertrain division wanted to further decrease the weight and increase the performance of existing and in-development engines by redesigning key components to use a minimum amount of material. As an existing user of Altair’s simulation solutions, Renault approached Altair to assist in the development of the required optimisation design methods and processes for use at component and sub-system levels.

The collaboration involved Altair supplying Renault with extensive support for the design optimisation technology within its HyperWorks simulation suite, as well as providing engineering expertise through its product development division, Altair ProductDesign.