Altair HyperXtrude 2015.120 | 409.2 mb
Altair Engineering, the leading provider of high-end, open CAE software solutions for modeling, visualization, optimization and process automation, announced the release of Altair HyperXtrude 2015, is a solution adaptive hp-finite element analysis program for modeling complex fluid flow and heat transfer problems encountered in polymer and metal processing. HyperXtrude is specifically developed to address the needs of polymer and metal extrusion process/product design engineers.
HyperXtrude simulates material flow and heat transfer by solving the Eulerian/Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian form of the governing equations. HyperXtrude uses residual error estimates and local error indicators to identify the flow domain contributing disproportionate shares of error in the real solution. Using the error information, the mesh in these critical regions can be redefined by either refining the elements (h-refinement) and/or enriching the interpolation order (p-enrichment). HyperXtrude uses a combination of these to provide a near optimal hp-finite element mesh to produce accurate results. The resulting adapted meshes are fully unstructured and anisotropic. HyperXtrude is built on the hp-adaptive finite element kernel ProPHLEX. This kernel provides a high level of modularity and modeling flexibility for creating highly customized niche applications for engineering design analysis. HyperXtrude can be customized for specific user needs.
One of the key benefits in using the adaptive solution algorithm in HyperXtrude is improved engineering productivity by removing the guesswork inherent with mesh generation. This in turn enables the engineers to solve complex problems more efficiently and accurately than possible by conventional fixed grid techniques.
The current release of HyperXtrude focuses on modeling incompressible fluid flow and heat transfer problems related to manufacturing processes such as extrusion, polymer melt flow, etc.. The solution algorithm is capable of modeling both low and high Reynolds number (Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluid) flows. Both isothermal and non-isothermal flows can be modeled using HyperXtrude. The non-isothermal feature also allows the user to solve conjugate heat transfer problems.
Altair empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held with more than 1,800 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 27-year-plus track record for high-end software and consulting services for engineering, computing and enterprise analytics, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. Altair has more than 3,000 corporate clients representing the automotive, aerospace, government and defense, and consumer products verticals. Altair also has a growing client presence in the electronics, architecture engineering and construction, and energy markets.