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In 2014 Altair celebrates the 20-year anniversary of the first release of OptiStruct, the award-winning optimization software for structural design. In this brief retrospective, Mr. Jeffrey Brennan, …

In 2014 Altair celebrates the 20-year anniversary of the first release of OptiStruct, the award-winning optimization software for structural design. In this brief retrospective, Mr. Jeffrey Brennan, originator and early product manager for OptiStruct, will discuss the origins of this innovative technology, the maturation, key milestones and development progress made working with customers all over the world over 20 years and how the technology is impacting product design today. Mr. Brennan will also look toward the future of OptiStruct and how current efforts and future advancements, as well as synergies with other emerging technologies, will impact the future of simulation driven design.

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  • 1. Innovation Intelligence® Welcome to the 7th European ATC Jeff Brennan CMO
  • 2. Platinum Sponsors Gold Sponsor
  • 3. Exhibitors New in the Altair Partner Alliance in 2014Altair Partner Alliance
  • 4. Media Sponsors and Partners
  • 5. Copyright © 2012 Altair Engineering, Inc. Proprietary and Confidential. All rights reserved. Agenda Day 2
  • 6. Copyright © 2012 Altair Engineering, Inc. Proprietary and Confidential. All rights reserved. FINAL REQUEST Papers will be published on conference website Please, no photos or videos of the presentations!
  • 7. Germany vs USA Tonight at 6pm Free drink if Germany win!
  • 8. Innovation Intelligence® 20 Years of Topology Optimization Birth and Maturation of a Disruptive Technology Jeff Brennan June 26, 2014
  • 9. Copyright © 2013 Altair Engineering, Inc. Proprietary and Confidential. All rights reserved. Topology Optimisation: Origins
  • 10. Copyright © 2013 Altair Engineering, Inc. Proprietary and Confidential. All rights reserved.
  • 11. Copyright © 2013 Altair Engineering, Inc. Proprietary and Confidential. All rights reserved. Mimicking the laws of bone growth… to identify the optimum material layout Design Space F1 F2 F3 applied to design principles…
  • 12. Copyright © 2013 Altair Engineering, Inc. Proprietary and Confidential. All rights reserved.
  • 13. OptiStruct was born
  • 14. Copyright © 2013 Altair Engineering, Inc. Proprietary and Confidential. All rights reserved. December 1994
  • 15. Copyright © 2013 Altair Engineering, Inc. Proprietary and Confidential. All rights reserved. Maturation
  • 16. Copyright © 2013 Altair Engineering, Inc. Proprietary and Confidential. All rights reserved.
  • 17. Original Design Optimized Design 3 Months 9.15 Kgs 3 Weeks 7.5 Kgs Product Design Process
  • 18. Copyright © 2013 Altair Engineering, Inc. Proprietary and Confidential. All rights reserved. Manufacturing constraints
  • 19. Copyright © 2012 Altair Engineering, Inc. Proprietary and Confidential. All rights reserved. Topology Manufacturing Constraints • Min/Max Member Size • Draw Direction • Extrusion • Symmetry • Pattern Repetition • Cyclic Repetition • No Hole Casting • Stamping Without Maximum Member Size WITH Maximum Member Size Material Concentration Eliminated Hollow section Ribs Without Draw Direction With Draw Direction Without Extrusion Design Space With Extrusion Without Pattern Repetition With Pattern Repetition Without Pattern Repetition With Pattern Repetition No symmetry XZ, YZ symmetry YZ symmetry XZ symmetry Symmetry 5 Repetitions NoSymmetry 20 Repetitions
  • 20. Copyright © 2013 Altair Engineering, Inc. Proprietary and Confidential. All rights reserved. Composites
  • 21. Free Size Optimisation Size Optimisation Shuffling Optimisation Optimised Component Output-Component
  • 22. Copyright © 2013 Altair Engineering, Inc. Proprietary and Confidential. All rights reserved. Advanced Functionality
  • 23. Topology Optimization for MBD using ESL
  • 24. Copyright © 2013 Altair Engineering, Inc. Proprietary and Confidential. All rights reserved. Multi-Diciplinary Optimisation Studies
  • 25. Copyright © 2013 Altair Engineering, Inc. Proprietary and Confidential. All rights reserved. Future
  • 26. Copyright © 2013 Altair Engineering, Inc. Proprietary and Confidential. All rights reserved. Additive Manufacturing and Optimization
  • 27. Copyright © 2013 Altair Engineering, Inc. Proprietary and Confidential. All rights reserved.
  • 28. Copyright © 2013 Altair Engineering, Inc. Proprietary and Confidential. All rights reserved. The age of optimisation
  • 29. Copyright © 2013 Altair Engineering, Inc. Proprietary and Confidential. All rights reserved.
  • 30. Copyright © 2013 Altair Engineering, Inc. Proprietary and Confidential. All rights reserved.
  • 31. Copyright © 2013 Altair Engineering, Inc. Proprietary and Confidential. All rights reserved.
  • 32. Over 50 optimisation specialists in Europe alone
  • 33. Copyright © 2013 Altair Engineering, Inc. Proprietary and Confidential. All rights reserved. Thank you
  • 34. Innovation Intelligence®