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Altair has made its Hyperworks computer-aided engineering (CAE) software suite freely available to all early-stage researchers of the Aerospace Multidisciplinary Enabling Design Optimisation Marie Curie Initial Training Network (AMEDEO ITN) project. 

The move grants AMEDEO ITN fellows access to simulation tools to support research into the development of the next generation of environmentally friendly aircraft.

The licences, arranged by AMEDEO ITN principal investigator Tim Surry of Altair Productdesign UK, are to be remotely accessed through Altair’s new cloud-managed licensing system, Hosted Hyperworks Units (HHWU).

To ensure that the research fellows gain the greatest benefit from Altair’s offer, a practical training session was recently offered at the end of the week-long AMEDEO design optimisation lecture series, hosted by Vassili Toropov at Leeds University. The Hyperworks training workshop linked theory to industry applications. 

According to the company, through the AMEDEO ITN project, the aerospace industry will gain a new cohort of engineers with the skills needed to solve tomorrow’s emissions and efficiency problems using multi-disciplinary design optimisation. 

Key benefits of product application

  • Prof Harvey Thompson, AMEDEO ITN project co-ordinator, said: ‘By providing all the AMEDEO early-stage researchers with access to state-of-the-art design optimisation tools, Altair’s support will ensure that their research achieves the maximum possible academic and industrial impact.’
  • Use of HHWU eliminates the IT burden of maintaining server-based software licences and is reportedly ideal for the AMEDEO ITN project, which involves geographically dispersed industry and university partners across Europe.
  • HHWU allows members of the AMEDEO ITN early-stage research team to work remotely and access the Hyperworks applications on demand.
  • Researchers were instructed through a series of practical exercises in the use of Altair’s Optistruct and Hyperstudy optimisation solvers, which are very relevant to the optimisation objectives of AMEDEO ITN. 
  • Altair Optistruct is a structural analysis and optimisation solver for both concept design and fine-tuning optimisation techniques, while Altair Hyperstudy is a scholastic analysis tool developed for engineers to improve their designs through robustness and reliability assessments and optimisation.

Altair Engineering

Altair Engineering is a leading global product design, consulting and commercial software Company that allows businesses to synthesize and optimize designs processes and decisions for improved business performance. Altair provide services such as product engineering, industrial design, technical staffing, Hyper Works solutions, and analytics solutions by consistently delivering a competitive advantage to its clients across industry.

Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,000 employees, Altair has more than 45 offices in 24 countries throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific.

With a 30-year track record for product design, advanced engineering software, on-demand computing technologies and enterprise analytics solutions, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to more than 5,000 corporate clients representing the automotive, aerospace, government and defence, and consumer products verticals. Altair also has a growing client presence in the life sciences, financial services and energy markets.

Altair’s design suites impact product design from the earliest conceptual design stages through product performance optimization. It has resulted in products that exhibit minimum weight and outstanding performance in industry leading timescales. Altair has pioneered simulation-driven technologies to generate innovative design solutions for our clients:

HyperWorks is a simulation platform for rapid design exploration and decision-making. As the most comprehensive, open-architecture computer-aided engineering solutions in the industry, HyperWorks allow businesses to create superior, market-leading products efficiently and cost effectively.

solidThinking is an Altair wholly owned subsidiary that creates, develops and markets technology that helps the design community bring the most desirable products to market faster. Products include Inspire, to explore structurally efficient concepts, and Evolve for modeling and rendering.

PBS Works is a suite of on-demand, cloud computing technologies that allows enterprise clients to maximize their ROI on computing infrastructure assets. PBS Works is the most widely implemented workload management environment for grid-, cluster- and on-demand computing worldwide.

Altair ProductDesign is a global product development consultancy of more than 700 designers, engineers, scientists, and creative thinkers. This organization is best known for its leadership in simulation-driven design to help clients bring innovative, profitable products to market faster.

Altair’s patented on-demand software licensing system leads all software business models in providing both value and flexibility. Our centralized unit-based licensing model means multiple users can access our software anytime from anywhere. Software customers can run multiple applications across all of our technology suites simultaneously for a flat rate, rather than paying for each license in use.

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