Altair expands simulation software capablities

June 01, 2021 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Altair expands simulation software capablities
Latest simulation software updates include comprehensive computational fluid dynamics and expanded electronic system design capabilities.

Altair has released its latest simulation software updates, including comprehensive computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and expanded capabilities in electronic system design (ESD). Updates include all major CFD products under a single license, expanded end-to-end electronic system design capability, and seamless access to the cloud.

"Throughout our 35-year history, Altair has developed and acquired countless specialized technologies to solve even the most challenging CFD problems," said James R. Scapa, founder and chief executive officer, Altair.

Altair CFD™ is a cost-effective alternative to purchasing individual tools from multiple software vendors by delivering all major CFD solutions under a single license including:

  • General purpose fluid dynamics and thermal simulation leveraging the Navier-Stokes (NS) method;
  • Simulation of oiling, sloshing and mixing with smoothed-particle hydrodynamics (SPH);
  • External aerodynamics simulation using the Lattice Boltzmann method (LBM);
  • Simulation of particle fluid systems with the discrete element modeling (DEM) method;
  • Modeling of complex, integrated thermo-fluid systems leveraging Altair's unique system modeling technology.

This ensures engineering teams always have the most appropriate technology available for each application, reducing modeling and product development times. Altair CFD provides advanced capabilities including coupling between several different CFD applications as well as with other applications such as structural analysis, etc.

Additionally, the LBM and SPH codes in Altair CFD were written from the ground up using native graphics processing unit (GPU) codes, enabling faster simulations, more design exploration, and improved product performance.

Next: Electronic System Design

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As a cloud-native app, the new Altair DesignAI combines physics-based simulation with AI-driven design exploration and transparent HPC resource provisioning.

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