Altair Releases HyperWorks 10.0 with Powerful New Solver Capabilities and Technology Innovations



    
    New release broadens CAE platform for simulation-driven product
    development
    

    TROY, Mich., June 3 /CNW/ - Altair Engineering (www.altair.com), a global
provider of technology and services empowering client innovation and decision
making, today announced the release of Altair HyperWorks 10.0, an even more
powerful version of its popular integrated computer-aided engineering (CAE)
software suite. This new release builds upon the breadth of solver solutions
and computation speed of RADIOSS, launches several first-to-market design
optimization advancements, introduces a new mathematical analysis software
technology, and extends its market leadership position in modeling and
visualization technologies.

    "HyperWorks 10.0 lets engineers be engineers," said Altair HyperWorks
Vice President Jeffrey M. Brennan. "Altair's goal for modeling, analysis and
visualization is to bring a high level of automation to these processes,
allowing engineers to have more time to study, improve and optimize their
designs and apply their problem-solving skills to address today's complex
design challenges. From a business perspective, this allows staff resources to
invest more time on value-added activities that can have an immediate impact
on both efficiency and innovation."

    "I've been using Altair HyperWorks software since version 7 and the
enhancements with every new release have always proven to be very
significant," says Suresh Dharmaraj, senior mechanical engineer at Otis
Elevator Company.  "As a beta user of HyperWorks 10, I can make the same
claim. When it comes to technical support, I'm very impressed and would rate
Altair the best in the industry. I am happy to recommend HyperWorks software
to anyone who enquires."

    What's new in version 10.0

    Faster and Expanded Solver Solutions

    RADIOSS 10.0, an implicit and explicit solver technology for linear,
nonlinear and crashworthiness problems, delivers an even broader solution
scope and new element formulations that enable analyses to be completed up to
seven times faster than before. RADIOSS solver advancements include:

    
    --  Expanded solutions for noise-vibration-and-harshness (NVH) and
        heat-transfer analysis
    --  A new "fast parabolic" tetrahedral element for impact and explicit
        analyses that improves analysis throughput by up to three times
        faster without sacrificing results accuracy
    --  New parallelized solutions for linear statics, linear buckling and
        direct frequency response analyses that increase computational speeds
        by four to seven times
    --  A new multi-domain analysis algorithm that allows large crash models
        to be analyzed two to three times faster

    --  New implicit and explicit composites analysis capabilities to support
        lightweight design initiatives.
    

    "Volvo 3P India has been using HyperCrash and RADIOSS for safety analyses
on our truck programs since 2005," says Jean-Francois Guglielmo, chief
engineer for Volvo 3P India. "HyperWorks 10.0 advancements in these
technologies will help us achieve greater productivity and benefit our safety
simulation process."

    MotionSolve 10.0, HyperWorks' modern mechanical system simulation
solution, introduces co-simulation capabilities with Simulink control systems
and also with DSHplus hydraulic/pneumatic systems by FLUIDON, a HyperWorks
Enabled Partner. Co-simulation allows analysis of the coupled interaction
between mechanical systems with other systems to better understand system
level behavior.  Also, with the 10.0 release, MotionSolve now calculates more
than 90 different Suspension Design Factors (SDF).

    "HyperWorks' finite element and motion analysis solvers, RADIOSS and
MotionSolve, span the most popular and demanding solution types while
delivering benchmarked accuracy, speed and cost-effective scalability that are
required today," says Dr. Uwe Schramm, chief technology officer for
HyperWorks.

    First-to-Market Design Optimization Innovations

    With the release of HyperWorks 10.0, Altair continues its industry
leadership in design optimization technologies.  The suite's optimization
products, OptiStruct and HyperStudy, introduce first-to-market structural
optimization innovations that include:
    
    --  Optimization for combined structural and multi-body dynamics problems
    --  A reliability-based module for design optimization that also provides
        improved data mining, evaluation and rating modules
    --  Optimization for fatigue life and damage considerations

    --  New acoustic optimization and combined thermal/mechanical
        optimization
    

    HyperMath - A New Product for Mathematical Analysis

    HyperMath is a general purpose numerical computing environment that
allows customers to easily develop and perform custom mathematical operations
on various types of data, including data associated with CAE pre- and
post-processing.  This new software technology includes a powerful and
flexible programming language, comprehensive math and utility libraries, an
integrated code development environment, data visualization and direct support
of common data formats.  HyperMath seamlessly works with the suite's design
optimization and process automation tools, as well as third-party applications
with command line support, to provide faster design direction and improved
decision making.

    Modeling, Morphing and Visualization Advancements

    HyperMesh, Altair's flagship product for finite element pre-processing,
includes several new algorithms for tetrahedral, hexahedral, "mesh flow" and
mid-surface meshing. In addition to meshing efficiencies, other enhancements
include:

    
    --  The ability to view one-dimensional elements as 3D objects to
        visually verify modeling information for accuracy

    --  New multi-directional morphing functionality that allows finite
        element models to be smoothly morphed or 'fit' to a surface or group
        of nodes.
    

    "HyperMesh is a very important technology to Eaton Aerospace Business,"
says Christine Stahl, lead analytical engineer at Eaton Aerospace Business.
"It allows us to create quality meshes of complex parts quickly. We look
forward to the upcoming release of HyperWorks 10.0 and the added functionality
that it will give our users."

    HyperView 10.0 includes visualization speed enhancements and new
post-processing capabilities for:

    
    --  Polar plots
    --  Advanced super-positioning

    --  Envelope tracing capabilities to quickly identify or locate a
        significant load step or simulation that contributes to the max, min,
        or extreme condition
    

    For more HyperWorks 10.0 information including a complete listing of new
products and functionality, software downloads, training videos and schedules,
and regional roll-out events, please visit
www.altairhyperworks.com/HyperWorks10.

    Global distribution of HyperWorks 10.0 is ongoing, and current customers
can download this version and the Release Notes either by logging into the
HyperWorks Client Center portal or by visiting
www.altairhyperworks.com/HyperWorks10.

    About HyperWorks

    HyperWorks is the leading simulation-driven design solution for product
development across the world's top corporations. As the most comprehensive CAE
solution in the industry, HyperWorks provides a tightly integrated suite of
best-in-class tools for modeling, analysis, optimization, visualization,
reporting and performance data management. Leveraging a revolutionary
"pay-for-use" unit-based business model, HyperWorks delivers increased value
and flexibility over other software licensing models. Firmly committed to an
open-systems philosophy, Altair HyperWorks continues to lead the industry with
the broadest interoperability to commercial CAD and CAE solutions. For more
information, please visit www.altairhyperworks.com.

    About Altair

    Altair Engineering, Inc. empowers client innovation and decision making
through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization
of business and engineering information. Privately held with more than 1,300
employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe
and Asia/Pacific. With a 20-year plus track record for enterprise analytics,
product development, and advanced computing, Altair consistently delivers a
competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn
more, please visit www.altair.com.





For further information:

For further information: Jennifer Ristic of Airfoil Public Relations,
for HyperWorks, +1-248-304-1421, ristic@airfoilpr.com, Web Site:
http://www.altair.com

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