Software bolsters connectivity, AEC, and electronics capabilities
Altair, a computer science and artificial intelligence firm, announces the launch of its latest simulation solutions, focused on connectivity, architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC), as well as electronics and circuit board design capabilities; the release also includes updates to other simulation programs on Altair.
Develop products for a connected future
New in connectivity in this version include commands that help simulate antennas with high precision, get their results and solve problems faster, there are also new Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) applications. Altair Simulation 2022 supports 5G surround pattern automation and new hybrid ray tracing patterns and rotating doppler effects for ray-based solvers.
In addition to connectivity, computational improvements are included by being able to simulate larger, more complex antennas and their operating environment. Engineers will be able to simulate full wave antennas and array characterization so they can reliably analyze wireless systems.
Analysts have ADAS tools that consider better sensor types such as ultrasonic, which increases the number of sensors that can be simulated together. Other novelties of ADAS are the incorporation of more post-processing tools and specific applications, such as frequency modulated continuous wave (FM-CW) radar simulations, aimed at ADAS applications.
Leveraging efficient algorithms and parallelization, more complex antennas and arrays can be characterized in their operating environments.
The latest version of Altair’s simulation software enables the deployment of wireless connectivity technology, including accurate simulation of the wraparound beam of 5G antennas.
Tools for a resilient and sustainable AEC design
Altair Simulation 2022 introduces new features in AEC as well as new construction standards. Analysts can access all solutions through Altair Units licenses and choose the right AEC programs for them at the time of the project; Altair Units options include S-FRAME and SimSolid rapid analysis software, HyperWorks and its advanced meshing, CFD wind load simulations, and more.
Tools like S-CONCRETE, S-FRAME, and S-FOUNDATION that reduce design time and project costs for structural engineers continue to exist in Altair Simulation 2022 and include American, Canadian, European, and European design codes. Asian, so that the projects and designs comply with the latest safety and material regulations.
The S-TIMBER solution helps engineers and architects cope with the growing demand for sustainable buildings and structures. S-TIMBER includes advanced analysis and can simulate the structural response to seismic loads according to NBCC, ASCE, and IB codes. Plus, it offers greater control over panel modeling to design code-compliant CLT, Glulam, and lumber elements so you can deliver projects on time and on budget.
S-FRAME considers the construction standards of other countries. Pictured is a high-rise steel and concrete double cantilevered tower. (Source: SOM)
A wood model showing the design capabilities of curved glulam columns and beams.
Accelerate the development of smart devices
Altair Simulation 2022 includes a circuit board and electronic design features that enhance the engineer’s ability to design and implement intelligent components, products, and systems. Altair PollEx has electronic design verification, signal integrity, and printed circuit board (PCB) modeling capabilities. Also, cross probe verification such as DFx Excel results, and a direct ECAD link to Pulsonix and Altium Designer; the latter feature is also included in PollEx for Altium, a free tool available to all Altium Designer customers.
Altair SimLab benefits include typical application features such as drop testing, multiphysics analysis on printed circuit boards, and thermal management simulation that can span entire systems. Altair Simulation 2022 also introduces new tools for power electronics and motor drives, such as PSIM, which manages the simulation and design of power supplies, motor drives, control systems, and microgrids.
Altair PollEx enables verification of PCBs with the most popular ECAD programs, including Altium Designer, shown here in combination with Altair PollEx for Altium.
Solutions at all stages of product development
Altair Simulation 2022 strengthens Altair’s systems modeling, finite element analysis, design ideation and exploration, and manufacturing capabilities. What’s new in Activate, Compose, HyperWorks, and Inspire helps engineers to meet new challenges by giving them new machine learning libraries, interactive tools for building user interfaces without programming code, advanced manufacturing and simulation workflows, and more. analysis capabilities so they can optimize designs and visualize even the most complex products and challenges.
Finally, Altair Simulation 2022 includes new features that greatly enhance Altair’s fluid, multiphysics, and structural analysis solutions. Tools like AcuSolve, nanofluids, EDEM, MotionSolve, Flux and FluxMotor, OptiStruct, Radios, and SimSolid offer the possibility of using simulation in new fields of application, using new physics solvers, better integrating related tools for electrification, simulate resistance, stiffness, and other physical measurements, and take advantage of new optimization features that enable better, more efficient designs.
With a direct ODB++ interface to PCB models, Altair SimLab connects the ECAD world with 3D structural and thermal simulation.
“The launch of Simulation 2022 continues Altair’s tradition of leading the way in computational science and artificial intelligence,” said Sam Mahalingam, Altair’s CTO. “Add more tools, interfaces and workflows that allow the engineer to work faster and more efficiently, we are making a better future. Running simulation makes better and smarter products, we are at the forefront of tomorrow’s connected future. “