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Tuesday, March 12 • 13:00 - 15:00
Altair Conference: Empowering Composites Innovation with Simulation

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The application of advanced materials in product design presents massive opportunity as well as new challenges. In order to take advantage of the weight and performance improvements that composites provide, designers and analysis engineers must understand how these materials will behave in service, how to efficiently develop and optimize their designs, and how to account for manufacturing costs and constraints. Simulation is the key to unlocking the full extent of composites capabilities, reducing costly material and physical testing, and speeding up time to market.
In this conference, you will hear how leading innovators across multiple industries leverage computer-aided engineering (CAE) simulation software to design, optimize, and validate their composite structures. Altair offers a comprehensive suite of design and analysis tools that can help you efficiently design composite material parts and assemblies, redesign metal parts to use composites, optimize for performance and weight, and intuitively explore variations in design configurations. Altair's solutions for laminated, chopped fiber, and particulate composites empower manufacturers to understand and leverage advanced materials within their simulation-driven innovations.
  • Altair HyperWorks - Empowering Composites Innovation with Simulation by Markku PALANTERA (Altair)
  • Virtual Material Characterization Using Multiscale Technology by Jens BOLD (Boeing Research & Technology)
  • Fiber Patch Placement Technology by Neven MAJIC (Cevotec)
  • Solar Car Challenge: Pushing the Boundaries using Composites Optimization by Raphael GERARD (Gurit)
Dream bigger. Go farther” – This motto of the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge clearly was the ambition of the Western Sydney Solar Team when they approached Gurit for support with the design and optimization of their latest vehicle. Gurit Engineering & Materials provided the team with the most efficient car possible while ensuring driver safety and adhering to the class rules by performing composite and shape optimisation of their chassis.

Speakers
avatar for Markku PALANTERA

Markku PALANTERA

Director, Global Composites Business Development, Altair
Markku Palanterä joined Altair in 2017 through the acquisition of Componeering Inc. and its ESAComp software. He was a founder member of the team that started ESAComp software development at Helsinki University of Technology in the early 1990’s as a project for the European Space... Read More →
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Raphael GERARD

Design Engineer, Gurit
Raphael Gerard is a structural engineer specialised in the design of composite structures. His main domains of application are Marine, Automotive, Civil/Architecture & Industrial. Member of the Gurit Engineering Team since 2013, where he spent 4 years in the Auckland, New Zealand... Read More →
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Jens BOLD

Structural Analysis Engineer, Boeing
Born in Bad Kissingen, Germany and studied from 1990 to 1995 aerospace engineering at TU Munich, finishing with diploma degree followed by two jobs for two different automotive engineering companies in Munich, Germany. From 1998 to 2001, working for Europcoper, Germany in helicopter... Read More →
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Neven MAJIC

Executive Vice President, Cevotec
Dr. Neven Majic is part of the Executive Management of Cevotec GmbH and he is responsible for Virtual Product Development and Software Development. At the beginning of his career, he worked at Tecosim GmbH as computational analyst for numerical simulations in the automotive industry... Read More →



Tuesday March 12, 2019 13:00 - 15:00
Agora (Hall 5 / F99)