Lola Group Selects Altair's HyperWorks CAE Software Suite to Streamline Its Design Process for Composite Structures



    Specialist technology, services and advanced composites supplier chooses
    Altair's advanced integrated engineering framework to analyze and
    optimize designs

    TROY, Mich., Aug. 9 /CNW/ -- Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global
provider of technology and services that strengthen client innovation and
decision-making, announced today that Lola Group -- a globally recognized
supplier of specialist composite technology to the motor sport, automotive,
aerospace, marine, defense, communications and medical sectors -- has chosen
Altair's HyperWorks computer-aided engineering (CAE) suite of advanced
software to streamline their product design process.
    "Our design processes will be streamlined through the use of Altair's
superior simulation and composite optimization technology," said Paul Rennie,
senior composites engineer, Lola Cars International Ltd. "Altair has proven
that its composite ply optimization and analysis simulation capabilities
deliver significant commercial advantages. This is a key part of our design
philosophy."
    HyperWorks is an enterprise simulation solution for rapid design
exploration and decision-making, built upon a foundation of design
optimization, performance data management and process automation. As the most
comprehensive, open-architecture CAE solution in the industry, HyperWorks
includes best-in-class modeling, analysis, visualization and data management
solutions for linear, nonlinear, structural optimization, fluid-structure
interaction, and multi-body dynamics applications.
    "We are pleased to be associated with one of the respected leaders in
advanced composite structures," said Dr. Royston Jones, managing director of
Altair Engineering, Ltd. "HyperWorks advanced toolset, which includes
composite optimization and time-reduction technology, will streamline Lola
Cars International Ltd.'s design process and help them bring innovative
designs to market faster."
    Lola Group consists of Lola Cars International Ltd., Lola Composites,
Lola Composites Special Projects and Altanet Technologies. The company has
more than four decades of experience delivering logistical and technical
support to specialist projects and racers around the world. To ensure their
products are of superior technical quality, Lola Group implements a virtual
development process from the first stage of a design concept through to a
finalized physical product.

    About Lola Cars International, Ltd.

    Lola Cars International, Ltd. is a globally recognized supplier of
specialty vehicles and technology services to the motor sport, automotive,
aerospace, defense, communications and marine sectors. Lola designs and builds
racing cars for series across the globe and boasts significant technical
capabilities at its base in Huntingdon, UK. For more information please visit
www.lolacars.com.

    About Altair Engineering

    Altair Engineering, Inc. strengthens client innovation and
decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and
visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held with
more than 1,200 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South
America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 20-year-plus track record for product
design, advanced engineering software and grid computing technologies, Altair
consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of
industries. For more information please visit www.uk.altair.com.





For further information:

For further information: Diane Forbes of Altair Engineering, Inc., 
+1-248-614-2400, ext. 464, media@altair.com Web Site: http://www.altair.com  
               http://www.lolacars.com

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