Working together, Altair and
Employing Altair's HyperWorks suite of computer-aided engineering tools--including HyperMesh for pre-processing, the RADIOSS solver, the HyperView post-processor, and its embedded automation framework--the Altair-LGE team automated many of the time-consuming manual tasks associated with FEA modeling , analysis set up and post-processing to carry out the drop-test simulation.
"Altair and LGE's collaboration on this drop-test simulation automation system helps LGE to be even more competitive and bring a greater variety of robust products to market faster," said
Engineers can use the time freed up by the drop-test simulation automation system to explore more iterations of the device's design to develop a more robust and innovative version. LGE has adopted the drop-test simulation automation system for ongoing smartphone designs and plans to use it on its all future smartphones, also employing Altair's OptiStruct tool to optimize the designs of the phones for cost and reliability.
With the ability to access and test more impact scenarios quickly, LGE expects its warranty costs to be reduced, since its optimized smartphones will be more resistant to damage from dropping.
"One of the biggest challenges to the smartphone industry is time to market," said Y.H Lee, Research Fellow, LGE, "and many companies do not have enough time in the highly competitive product development cycle to consider as many designs as they would like to. The standard 7 to 14 days for drop-test simulation is too long. With Altair we are now able to slice the time required for drop-test simulation from a week to just hours."
Altair anticipates that this automated drop-test simulation process can produce similar results for the design of other types of consumer electronics.
Keywords for this news article include: Altair, Electronics.
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