Sweden’s Scania, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, has chosen Altair Engineering’s HyperWorks suite of computer-aided engineering software for pre-processing tasks in its truck customizing process.
Scania began implementing the Altair HyperWorks products after an intensive benchmark study. The first HyperWorks product to be introduced to Scania’s development cycle was HyperMesh, and then a custom, semi-automatic pre-processing manager toolbox used for pre-processing tasks was implemented.
In the future, Scania plans to extend its use of HyperWorks and include such products as OptiStruct for component optimization.
HyperWorks products are currently in use at Scania in the chassis, engine, transmission and bus calculation departments.
In order to be faster and more productive in the model-building phase of our development cycle, we had to choose a new pre-processor, said Martin Edberg, manager of the calculation group chassis department at Scania, Sweden. Before using HyperWorks, we spent a great deal of time pre-processing our data. Now, with HyperWorks, I expect to save a lot of time in this phase of the development process. The saved time can then be spent on other important tasks, such as on more analysis runs later in the development cycle.