More specifically, for the monocoque suspension mass optimization, CAD geometry was initially imported into HyperMesh and a meshed model was created. After assigning composite material properties to the primary monocoque structure and aluminum properties to the bonded end cap, design and non-design regions of the model were specified. Loads were also input, and the maximum monocoque displacement was constrained to a maximum allowed value. A three-step OptiStruct optimization process for composite structures was then applied to minimize the monocoque volume. After analyzing the optimized results in HyperView, the team created a manufacturable geometry, which was subsequently evaluated using linear finite element analysis to ensure that all design requirements were met.
The 1001VELAcup is an initiative where students from Italian and foreign universities develop and build boats to compete in regattas. To participate in the race, the teams have to design and manufacture their own boats which have to comply with a number of special class rules: The boats for the 1001VELAcup contest cannot be longer than 4.60 m and not wider than 2.10 m. The sail of the boat has a maximum size of 33 sqm. In addition, the regulations require the use of sustainable materials such as wood and natural fibers for the hull and aluminum for the rig
In this session, Madhura Karve will give overview of Altair’s Virtual Wind Tunnel (VWT) used for external aerodynamic analysis. Topics will include model preparation, design changes using morphing, solver technology (Navier-Stokes) and shape optimization.
In this session, Altair’s Erik Larson will be highlighting the Pre and Post processing capabilities of Altair’s flagship products, HyperMesh and HyperView. Attendees will see live demonstrations of the advanced geometry handling, meshing, and universal analysis setup capabilities of HyperMesh and the power and ease of use of the unique post processing capabilities of HyperView.
This session will highlight the capabilities of Altair’s award winning solver technology found in OptiStruct. Live demonstrations will feature the Linear Analysis capabilities as well as the multi-disciplinary Optimization capabilities found in this industry leading software. Linear static, modal and buckling analysis as well as topology, topography, size, shape, free size and free shape optimization techniques will be shown.