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TECOSIM establishes RADIOSS Competence Center in Cologne, Germany

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Altair’s CAE product family enables TECOSIM’s engineers to streamline development processes for automotive projects

TROY, Mich., – October 6, 2009 – Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of simulation technology and engineering services that empower client innovation and decision-making, announced today that TECOSIM Technische Simulation GmbH, an engineering company with specialist expertise in computer-aided engineering (CAE), has established a new RADIOSS Competence Center at its Cologne branch office.

Since the company's founding in 1992, TECOSIM has trusted RADIOSS, the Altair HyperWorks suite solver solution, for explicit and implicit analysis. TECOSIM’s engineers around the world appreciate the easy-to-handle RADIOSS solver technology. By setting up a Competence Center, the company now has bundled its many years of RADIOSS expertise under a single roof to provide engineering services to all of its key automotive tier one and OEM customers.

"RADIOSS is a robust, effective and predictive solver, providing highly paralleled and linearly scalable solutions,” said Dr. Torben Birker, director, TECOSIM Technische Simulation GmbH. “The RADIOSS Competence Center not only allows for continuing enhancement of various full vehicle and component crash and safety simulations, but it also pushes advanced modeling techniques, e.g. composite simulation and laminated glass, in deep cooperation with OEMs. RADIOSS is a world-class solver technology for today's most complex CAE-problems."

TECOSIM’s experience, combined with the robustness and productiveness of RADIOSS, enables it to implement future-driven technologies, such as multidiscipline optimization, leading to weight- optimized components, lighter vehicles and hence material and CO2 reduction in the production and use of a new product. TECOSIM’s automotive customers will benefit from this newly established Competence Center.

“I am very happy about TECOSIM’s decision to set up a RADIOSS Competence Center,” said Dr. Detlef Schneider, managing director, Altair, Germany. “It shows the faith they have in RADIOSS and our products and sets new standards in engineering services. TECOSIM engineers have the know-how and use the state-of-the-art products needed to offer high-class services to their automotive customers.”

RADIOSS is a next-generation finite element solver for linear and non-linear simulations. It can be used to simulate structures, fluids, fluid-structure interaction, sheet metal stamping and mechanical systems. This robust, multidisciplinary solution allows manufacturers to maximize durability, noise and vibration performance, crashworthiness, safety, and manufacturability of designs to bring innovative products to market faster.

About HyperWorks
Built on a foundation of design optimization, performance data management and process automation, HyperWorks is an enterprise simulation solution for rapid design exploration and decision-making. 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 and non-linear, structural optimization, fluid-structure interaction and multi-body dynamics applications. For more information, please visit www.altairhyperworks.com.

TECOSIM Technische Simulation GmbH is an engineering company with specialist expertise in Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE). Founded in 1992, TECOSIM today employs more than 240 engineers around the world.
The company is based in Ruesselsheim, Germany, with branches in Cologne, Munich, Stuttgart and Wolfsburg and is a wholly owned subsidiary of TECOSIM Venture GmbH. With three further subsidiaries, TECOSIM Engineering Services P Ltd., Bangalore, India; TECOSIM Technical Simulation Ltd., Basildon, U.K.; and TECOSIM Technical Simulation Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, the TECOSIM Group is known as a worldwide supplier of complete solutions for computation and simulation, handling structural and flow-mechanical issues in the areas of crash, CFD, safety, statics and dynamics.
TECOSIM's client base includes automotive suppliers and manufacturers around the world, as well as leading aerospace companies. For more information please visit: www.tecosim.de.

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 product design, advanced engineering software, grid computing technologies and enterprise analytics solutions, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.

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