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Tuesday, June 1 • 14:30 - 16:30
A Complete Composite Simulation Workflow for all Industries

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Composite structures are lighter, stronger, stiffer, and more durable and have now moved from their high-performance, one-off type applications into our everyday lives. The key to achieving this is cost-effective, fast, reliable, and reproducible parts – a process, regardless of industry sector, that involves automation including simulation. We have invited our customers from different industry sectors to provide an insight into their composite projects using Altair software solutions.

  • 14.30 - 14.40: Welcome & Introduction
SpeakerMarkku PALANTERÄ, Director of Global Composites Business Development, Altair

  • 14.40 - 15.00: Design Freedom for Sandwich Structures: How Multiscale Simulation takes us beyond Foam and Honeycomb with 3D Printed Lattice Structures
Traditional cores are limiting the capabilities to apply sandwich structures in areas where a certain level of geometrical complexity is reached. To ensure the successful application more flexibility is needed. In this session a boundary conformal design of laser sintered sandwich cores and simulation of graded lattice cells using a forward homogenization approach will be presented.
Speaker:David MARSCHALL, Group Leader, Structure & Optimization KTM Technologies

  • 15.00 - 15.20: Optimisation and composite materials in Architectural Designs
With more than 30 years of experience in the field and some of the most iconic Architectural realisations to date, Gurit is uniquely positioned to address the many parameters at play in the manufacture and analysis of composite structures. Gurit engineers complement their experience and know-how with the Altair Hyperworks suite of software to generate simulation driven structural designs throughout more of the design cycle.
Speaker: Raphael GERARD, Design Engineer,Gurit

  • 15.20 - 15.40: Increasing the efficiency of damage modelling for filament wound pressure vessels through multi-scale simulation
A key design issue for new hydrogen-based vehicle drive systems is assuring safety of the start-of-the-art polymer lined, carbon fiber overwrapped vessels working at pressures over 700 bar. Cikoni will describe how a multiscale approach gives a better estimation of burst pressures and insight into damage mechanisms for different laminate layups, at both the macroscopic and micromechanical levels, to validate simulation models for structural optimisation of layups, along with life predictions.
Speaker: Dávid MIGÁCS, Research and Development Engineer, CIKONI

  • 15.40 - 16.00: FiRMA – Failure in Random Material Architectures
Developed by Engenuity within Altair HyperWorks™, FiRMA predicts the structural performance to unlock the true potential of randomly-oriented chopped fibre composites. Engenuity will present a two-step analysis method to forecast the stiffness and strength of a population of parts. By providing designers with part’s predicted performance envelopes, design time, mass, time-to-cure, and costs can be minimized, while attaining performance with a known confidence.
Speaker: Matt KEDGLEY, Senior Engineering Analyst, Engenuity 

  • 16.00 - 16.20: Multi-material lightweight design of complex systems enabled by a continuous Digital Process chain: example #Ultraleichtbausitz
The award-winning feasibility study #Ultraleichtbausitz (ultra lightweight seat) features a seat concept weighing a little over 10 kg, targeted for Hypercars and special long term applications such as air taxis. The concept has been created using a continuous digital process chain and the prototype was built in only one construction stage, within a time frame of 7 months from sketch to hardware. Relevant used new technologies include xFK in 3D (carbon fiber filament roving winding technology), Additive Manufacturing in metal and polymer, 3D|CORE intra-laminar reinforcing sandwich cores, 3D-printed cushions made of TPU and the use of sustainable textile Climatex by TWS. In the presentation the digital CAE, CAS, CAD and tool-driven process chain for the creation of the seat concept will be explained and illustrated.

SpeakerStefan HERMANN, Project Manager Integration / Development New Technologies, csi Verwaltungs GmbH
  • 16.20 - 16.30: Closing
SpeakerMarkku PALANTERÄ, Director of Global Composites Business Development, Altair

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Director of Global Composites Business Development, Altair Engineering
Markku Palanterä joined Altair in 2017 through the acquisition of Componeering Inc. and its ESAComp software. He works in a business development role in the Composites Solutions Team that oversees Altair’s composites related developments. Markku holds a Master’s Degree in Aeronautical... Read More →
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Group Leader, Structure & Optimization, Dept. Simulation, KTM TECHNOLOGIES GmbH
Fascinated by motorcycle motorsport and lightweight design, David Marschall joined KTM Technologies, located in Salzburg, in 2012 after completing his Master of Science in Sports Equipment Technology at the UAS Technikum Vienna. Additionally, he acquired a Joint Master’s Degree... Read More →
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Raphael GERARD

Project Engineer, Gurit (UK) Ltd
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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Research and Development Engineer, CIKONI
Mr. Migacs is a research and development engineer at CIKONI GmbH. He received his master degree in mechanical engineering from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He gained experience at Porsche AG and at Mercedes-AMG GmbH. Furthermore he participated in the Formula Student team of... Read More →
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Engineering Analyst, Engenuity Ltd
Matt Kedgley Senior Engineering Analyst, Engenuity Matt Kedgley is an engineering analyst specialising in the design and analysis of composite structures, working in a variety of industry sectors. Having worked at Engenuity since 2011, Matt is at the fore-front of composite technology... Read More →
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Project Manager Integration, csi Verwaltungs GmbH
Stefan Herrmann is a lightweight engineer focusing on multi-material ultra-lightweight design projects including additive manufacturing and fiber roving structures. Stefan holds a doctorate at the Institute of Lightweight engineering and polymer technology of TU Dresden, Germany... Read More →


Tuesday June 1, 2021 14:30 - 16:30 CEST
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)