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ATR INGENIERIE selects HyperWorks Suite to streamline mechanical engineering projects

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Multidisciplinary feature of Altair’s CAE suite helps to cover wide range of engineering tasks at French engineering service provider

TROY, Mich., October 21, 2009 – Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of technology and services that empower client innovation and decision-making, announced today that ATR INGENIERIE, a leading French engineering service provider, has selected HyperWorks, Altair’s CAE suite, to further streamline the company's engineering capabilities for projects within its mechanical engineering division.

ATR INGENIERIE carries out projects, expertise and studies in industrial engineering for new plants and equipments and for operating cycle and dismantling for the nuclear sector, as well as for industries with risks in general. ATR INGENIERIE is involved in a large domain of activities, such as operating and hazard analysis, new facilities design and building assistance, decommissioning and waste management.

Thanks to HyperWorks and the HyperWorks Enabled Partner Program, the engineers of ATR INGENIERIE’s mechanical engineering department, dealing with highly complex projects, will be able to cover all upcoming CAE tasks within the same software environment and under an integrated licensing system.

In addition, ATR INGENIERIE has introduced a partnership with Altair France. This partnership will assure ATR INGENIERIE’s customers the use of HyperWorks and especially the use of RADIOSS, the nonlinear solver of the CAE suite, to its full potential. RADIOSS will be used to simulate drop tests of metallic and reinforced concrete containers. The aim is to define robust packaging concepts for transport and storage of hazardous material. The accelerated model creation with HyperMorph and HyperStudy will bring an additional value to the projects of ATR INGENIERIE, especially regarding optimization and robustness studies.

“The multidisciplinary character of HyperWorks was a major reason for us to choose HyperWorks,” said Sylvain Tholance, project manager, ATR INGENIERIE. “Altair’s software allows us to treat a wide range of problems, including classic linear static analysis, thermo mechanics, fatigue, frequency response and spectrum analysis, and fast dynamic impact problems involving fluid-structure interaction. Last, but not the least, Altair’s on-demand licensing system helps us to react rapidly to all of our customers’ requests and to work on all types of applications, since it also gives us access to several partner applications.”

“We are very pleased about the relationship with ATR engineering,” said Mauro Guglielminotti, regional director, Altair France. “They use the full range of our HyperWorks products and participate in the HyperWorks Enabled Partner Program, which gives them access to a broad range of partner applications at no additional cost. I’m looking forward to the partnership with ATR INGENIERIE, and I am sure that everyone involved - Altair, ATR and our joint customers - will highly benefit from it.”

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 modelling, 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.

About ATR engineering
ATR INGENIERIE carries out projects and studies for the nuclear industry as well as for industries with risks in general. ATR INGENIERIE is involved in a large domain of activities, such as operating and hazard analysis, new facilities design and building assistance, decommissioning and waste management. The main divisions at ATR are:
  • Mechanical Design & Sizing (handling and lifting, special tools, nuclear equipment, etc.),

  • Engineering Works / Operational Support: conception of intervention scenarios and methods to operate facilities decommissioning and decontamination, technical advice and evaluations, construction management, tests, reception, operational management of waste, computer aided management tools,
  • Process Engineering (heat transfer, PWR circuits, fluids networks, utilities, etc.) involving thermal hydraulic analysis,

  • Mechanical Engineering (mechanical and thermal design / static, dynamic, linear, nonlinear analysis: Crash, Perforation, Explosion, fire, etc.),

  • Risk Management (nuclear safety, nuclear engineering, risk analysis, safety operating, decontamination, environment, etc.).

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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