Latest Crash simulation Stories

2010-05-27 17:47:00

NEW YORK, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- At one time, the only way to improve vehicle safety meant crash testing real cars over and over. Today, with the help of computer simulations, countless important tests can be run on a single vehicle without denting a fender. The soon to be released Chevrolet Cruze is a perfect example. See video from General Motors at: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/oneClip_C_105/?feed=3Nyc8kXARTnU7mx3GI1jm_We9fhFllqn In fact, at Chevrolet, using a computer with the processing...

2010-04-27 09:05:00

TROY, Mich., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- In a breakthrough that, for advanced manufacturing, ranks with the efficiencies gained by shifting from drafting tables to CAD stations, Michigan-headquartered Altair Engineering has succeeded in compressing the time required to mesh, assemble and simulate a full-vehicle crash finite-element model - directly from OEM native CAD data - to just 24 hours. This milestone achievement represents a two-to-four-week reduction in turn-around time that is...

2009-11-03 07:00:00

TROY, Mich., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of simulation technology and engineering services announced implementation of a new analysis process that drastically reduces the simulation time needed for virtual crash testing. To achieve these results, Altair worked closely with Intel Corporation using the latest Intel software tools and compilers to optimize communications schemes and extract the best performance using an Intel cluster based on...

2009-09-14 08:41:53

Crash tests often produce startling results. A new simulation process which factors in deformation during production as well as preliminary damage can predict the results of a crash test more accurately than ever. There are components that save lives: if a car rolls over during an accident, the "ËœB-pillar' plays a key role. It forms one of the connections between the floor and roof of the vehicle and is designed to prevent the passenger cell from deforming too much. The materials...

2009-08-10 09:00:00

LEAMINGTON SPA, England, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading provider of technology and services that empowers client innovation and decision-making, announced today, that global automotive organisation, Ford Motor Company, has continued to improve vehicle safety performance through the use of the HyperWorks simulation suite and the power of its solver solution, RADIOSS. Combining Ford's engineering experience with the capabilities of HyperWorks has resulted in...

2009-04-28 07:30:00

DELFT, The Netherlands, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- TASS, the vehicle safety specialist, is unleashing a rebranded website at http://www.tass-safe.com. The new web supports the launch of the company's new MADYMO V7.0 software. MADYMO is the industry-standard software for occupant safety design and virtual crash testing, renowned for its high speed and quality dummy models. The slogan, "Beyond Safe, TASS-safe", has been developed as the new branding concept of TASS, reflecting its...

2008-06-25 09:02:46

Voltaire Ltd. (NASDAQ: VOLT), a leading provider of grid backbone solutions for data centers, today announced that Audi has implemented Voltaire's Grid Director(TM) switches as part of an HP supercomputer to advance Audi's auto safety standards. This is the auto industry's fastest supercomputer and is ranked No. 81 on the TOP500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers. The high-performance computing system helps save days of computing time along with unnecessary costs for vehicle...

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