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The Altair Partner Alliance (APA) has announced the addition of the Digitalclone material failure prediction software from Sentient Science. The first of its kind to be offered within the program, Digitalclone will allow Hyperworks users to better control product lifecycles by predicting failure probability throughout the design process. 

The web-based software, Digitalclone Component, determines the future life and performance of rotating components including bearings, gears and splines. Design and testing teams can use Digitalclone material microstructure models to test the variance of a product’s reliability under trade studies such as different duty cycles, materials, lubricants and surface treatments. This capability is claimed to enable much more testing of product performance and reliability within program budget and time.

Digitalclone Component will be released in two phases within the APA. The first phase of the Digitalclone Component simulator will allow users to manipulate public fixed geometry Digitalclone models selecting from an existing library including bearings, gears and drivetrain components. In addition, users may be able to purchase consulting services from Sentient Science and Altair to develop their custom Digitalclone models. At the phase-two launch, Digitalclone Component users in Hyperworks will have the option to independently build their own custom Digitalclone models within the APA offering.

Sentient Science has built Digitalclone models in industries from energy to aerospace to automotive and has both validation data and test cases to share with Altair customers worldwide. Available for the last 13 years, Altair’s unit-based licensing system gives Hyperworks users customisable access to a growing portfolio of applications.

Key features and benefits

  • Users can better control product lifecycles by predicting failure probability throughout the design process.
  • The product’s reliability can be tested under a variety of trade studies including materials and lubricants.
  • The existing library of public fixed geometry models includes bearings, gears and drivetrain components.
  • The software has gives users the ability to develop custom models.
  • Validation data and test cases are available to Altair customers.
  • Typical applications include those found in the energy, aerospace and automotive sectors.

Altair Engineering

Altair Engineering is a leading global product design, consulting and commercial software Company that allows businesses to synthesize and optimize designs processes and decisions for improved business performance. Altair provide services such as product engineering, industrial design, technical staffing, Hyper Works solutions, and analytics solutions by consistently delivering a competitive advantage to its clients across industry.

Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,000 employees, Altair has more than 45 offices in 24 countries throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific.

With a 30-year track record for product design, advanced engineering software, on-demand computing technologies and enterprise analytics solutions, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to more than 5,000 corporate clients representing the automotive, aerospace, government and defence, and consumer products verticals. Altair also has a growing client presence in the life sciences, financial services and energy markets.

Altair’s design suites impact product design from the earliest conceptual design stages through product performance optimization. It has resulted in products that exhibit minimum weight and outstanding performance in industry leading timescales. Altair has pioneered simulation-driven technologies to generate innovative design solutions for our clients:

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