HEEDS is taking flight! Over the last 12 months, our sales have
doubled, our customer base has tripled, and we've seen success in
driving innovation with four new patent applications based on HEEDS
exploration. HEEDS is allowing more focus on product design and
less on tedious model building and tweaking tasks.
Keep reading to learn more about exciting HEEDS
HEEDS Hones Engine Port
increasingly using HEEDS to drive new port flow designs for both gasoline
and diesel combustion engines with CD-adapco tools like es-ice,
STAR-CD, Pro-STAR, and STAR-CCM+. Karl Oberhumer of CD-adapco and
Domenic Barsotti of Red Cedar will summarize recent advances at the
Combustion Engine Workshops in Dearborn,
MI and Modena,
Drives Lightweight Vehicle Design
EDAG uses HEEDS
on several projects to drive lightweight vehicle design. As part of
their work for NHTSA on evaluating new CAFE standards, EDAG worked
on trimming weight from a body-in-white structure using high
strength steels and optimizing geometry, gauge, and grade of
materials. Read "Man
Meets Software: The Culmination of Collaborative Optimization"
in Desktop Engineering for a more in-depth article.
in Bicycle R&D: Tapping into the Unknowns Using HEEDS Design
Exploration and Cloud Computing
Join us on April
23rd for a free webinar to learn how to perform large CFD design
exploration. Trek Bicycle is creating a disruptive shift in a
traditional product development approach with integration of HEEDS,
STAR-CCM+ and Rescale. Trek engineers are identifying high
performing design concepts with cutting edge exploration techniques
while gaining new analytic insights at an unprecedented pace. Register
Here's a sneak peek of the upcoming version of HEEDS MDO 2015.04.
HEEDS MDO 2015.04 release
includes several new capabilities that enhance usability and
provide tools for better insights into your design space.
The major capabilities will allow you to:
complex functions with ease in the upgraded calculator that
now supports scripting based on Python
faster through streamlined definition and reuse of compute
manage disparate compute resources for parallelization of one
or more analyses (machine sets)
branching in the process using conditions at the analysis
new curve fitting options such as "keep above" and
"keep below" in addition to "match"
the new CATIA portal to simplify integration within the HEEDS
better insights into study results with enhanced learning
through new decision-making tools such as clustering, computed
user responses, and custom user performance
Other minor capabilities allow you to:
compute resource type being used with new overlaid icons on
top of analysis icons
quick insight with detailed version information displayed in
MDO for all modules including portals
the ability to select single analysis for "Evaluate Responses"
results feature improved with easier browsing
advantage of additional options in Copy Study to support
additional use cases
images for Excel portal
more easily with support for visualization of CAD files
multiple plots at the same time
HEEDS MDO 2015.04 will be released
later this month and available for download through your Customer
Portal login. For further information regarding
this release, please view the Release Notes.
4/14: Zurich, Switzerland
Ricardo Software European 2015 User Conference
4/14-15: Prague, Czech Republic
VI-grade Users Conference 2015
4/15-16: Trieste, Italy
Discover Better Designs, Faster Workshop
4/19: Tulsa, OK
4/21: Houston, TX
4/21: Göteborg, Sweden
4/23: London, UK
16th Annual Internal Combustion Engine Workshop
4/24: Dearborn, MI
16th Annual Internal Combustion Engine Workshop
4/28: Modena, Italy
Technology Conference (OTC)
5/4-5: Houston, TX
5/12-13: Madison, WI
5/18-21: Berlin, Germany
Design Exploration Software Survey
not too late to provide feedback on HEEDS...
Research team invites you to take a
five-minute survey of your satisfaction with HEEDS, our company,
and the benefits you're realizing.
Take the survey today.
Get to know two of our newest and brightest applications
engineers who are ready to assist you.
Barsotti - Application Engineer
Domenic began as
an application engineer with Red Cedar in July 2014. He received his
B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University where he taught HEEDS for a Structural and
Multi-Disciplinary Design Optimization class. His research was in
fluids of ground vehicle aerodynamics and energy storage systems such
as cooling for hybrid-electric vehicles. He holds two patents from
his work. He was also actively involved in the EcoCar2 competition.
His role allows him to interface with many customers in providing
He has experience in metal fabrication and building racecars. He
likes to make all kinds of things, but spends most of his time making
wine, wooden kayaks, traveling, volunteering, and running the U.S.
based operations of a charity in Haiti.
Mayank Vaish -
Mayank joined Red Cedar Technology in January 2015 as an
Application Engineer. His primary responsibilities include providing
technical support and training to HEEDS MDO users, work on consulting
projects, and providing technical demos and presentations.
Mayank brings more than 2 years of
work experience and recently worked in the Computational
Multi-Physics Laboratory at North Carolina State University, where he
was a Graduate Research Assistant working on application of
opensource CFD to a lung aerosol dynamics project. Mayank is a
graduate of North Carolina State University and holds a M.S. in
Mechanical Engineering. He enjoys watching movies, documentaries,
sports; lifting; hiking; and traveling.
We look forward to our
continued relationship on helping you discover better designs, faster