Altair Digital Twins for entire product lifecycle

  • October 18, 2022
  • William Payne

AI specialist Altair has launched a digital twin solution that combines high performance computing, AI, data analytics and IoT capabilities designed to be deployed for any stage of a product lifecycle.

In the pre-production stage, Altair provides toolsets for “as-specified” twins, which cover system requirements, development, validation, real-world performance prediction, streamlined mechatronic product development, and more. This allows teams to design, analyse, and optimise systems and performance without physical prototypes. Teams can converge multiphysics simulation with HPC, AI, and data analytics capabilities in a unified environment.

In the post-production stage, Altair has toolsets for “as-built” and “as-manufactured” twins. As-built twins allow teams to evaluate virtual system dynamics under what-if scenarios, deploy reduced order modelling (ROM), detect design sensitivities, and resolve test failures. As-manufactured twins allow teams to evaluate integrated software, processors and hardware involved with systems such as human driver controls, ergonomics, immersion, virtual reality, and more. These twins help teams simulate realistic and unexpected events, improve workability and operation windows, and produce high-fidelity displays of innovations in interactive and realistic environments.

The company also supports “as-sustained” twins which cover predictive analytics and predictive maintenance of manufactured products that are in service. Teams can leverage real-time data stream analytics and machine learning to determine a system’s remaining useful life (RUL), trigger insights based on anomaly detection, refine system performance, deliver optimised maintenance routines, and much more.

“Altair offers the market’s premier digital twin solution that can transform the way people and organisations design, develop, implement, and improve products and processes,” said Sam Mahalingam, chief technology officer, Altair. “Moving forward, we will continue establishing our digital twin leadership to provide further democratised, more accessible digital twin solutions.”