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Cranfield University’s advanced motorsport engineering course has selected Altair as a strategic software partner for teaching progressive simulation techniques to students.

Implementing computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools such as Hyperworks enables motorsport engineering design teams to stay competitive in the face of increasingly strict FIA regulations about fuel efficiency.

The advanced motorsport engineering MSc is led by programme director Clive Temple, while many motorsport practitioners, including Pat Symonds, Adrian Reynard, Andrew McFarlan, Stefan Strahnz, Mike Pilbeam and Daniele Casanova, contribute sessions on the course.

As part of their group design project, the students at Cranfield were tasked with designing a two-seat, low-cost hydrogen-powered sports racing prototype and used the new Radical RXC as an example of best current practice.

They modified the Radical RXC chassis to accommodate their fuel storage solution and performed structural topology optimisation on their entire space-frame chassis using Optistruct. They also used Altair’s composite modelling capabilities to design their liquid hydrogen storage tank.

While most teams employed Hyperworks for building the necessary finite-element models for structural analysis on their group designs, many students on the advanced motorsport engineering MSc course also apply the Hyperworks simulation-driven design methods to their individual project work.

In addition, as part of their standard motorsport structural analysis module taught each year by Hrushikesh Abhyankar, they are introduced to industry-standard simulation techniques to build finite-element models and optimise metallic components using Hyperworks.

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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:

HyperWorks is a simulation platform for rapid design exploration and decision-making. As the most comprehensive, open-architecture computer-aided engineering solutions in the industry, HyperWorks allow businesses to create superior, market-leading products efficiently and cost effectively.

solidThinking is an Altair wholly owned subsidiary that creates, develops and markets technology that helps the design community bring the most desirable products to market faster. Products include Inspire, to explore structurally efficient concepts, and Evolve for modeling and rendering.

PBS Works is a suite of on-demand, cloud computing technologies that allows enterprise clients to maximize their ROI on computing infrastructure assets. PBS Works is the most widely implemented workload management environment for grid-, cluster- and on-demand computing worldwide.

Altair ProductDesign is a global product development consultancy of more than 700 designers, engineers, scientists, and creative thinkers. This organization is best known for its leadership in simulation-driven design to help clients bring innovative, profitable products to market faster.

Altair’s patented on-demand software licensing system leads all software business models in providing both value and flexibility. Our centralized unit-based licensing model means multiple users can access our software anytime from anywhere. Software customers can run multiple applications across all of our technology suites simultaneously for a flat rate, rather than paying for each license in use.

Altair employees worldwide share a tremendous pride in the entrepreneurial spirit and corporate culture based on transparency, honesty, innovation, and integrity. This brings high value solutions for clients which integrate hardware, software, user experience and services.

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