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Composites Design Consultancy Frewer Engineering Selects Altair’s HyperWorks Simulation Platform to Improve Quality of FE Models

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HyperMesh helps company reduce model preparation time by 50%

Troy, Mich. – June 20, 2013 – Altair, developer of the popular HyperWorks computer-aided engineering software, today announced that aerospace and composites design and analysis consultancy Frewer Engineering has invested in and now is employing HyperMesh, Altair’s meshing tool included in the HyperWorks suite. HyperMesh is known for its proven speed in meshing and as one of the most robust pre-processing tools available on the market. Frewer Engineering uses HyperMesh to prepare and design large FEA models for the analysis of aerospace components to investigate the structural integrity of composite material.

“Altair’s HyperWorks software was recommended to us by a colleague working for a large aerospace OEM,” said Peter Frewer, Managing Director, Frewer Engineering. “This was perfect timing, since we were looking for a tool that could help us manipulate, create and analyse large FE models iteratively. To us, HyperMesh is the best meshing tool on the market, because it allows us to easily and quickly generate high-quality aerospace mesh models, as well as to manipulate imported mesh models from the CAD packages our customers use. In addition, HyperWorks offers a great advantage with its open architecture that interfaces directly with the software our customers use; and, although we’ve only been using the software for a short while, we have already been able to reduce model preparation time on some projects by 50 percent,” Mr Frewer reported.

In addition to HyperMesh, Altair also offers market leading weight optimisation capability and composite analysis in OptiStruct, Altair’s modern structural analysis solver for linear and non-linear structural problems including composite, and in RADIOSS, Altair’s leading structural analysis solver for highly non-linear structural problems such as crash and impact, and access to an ever growing portfolio of complementary third-party products through the Altair Partner Alliance.

“Altair has a great number of integrated products, each with a specific technical focus, and the licensing system Altair offers makes the package one of the most competitively priced on the market,” said Mr Frewer. “As a composite design and analysis consultancy with an increasing requirement to design lighter models and solve an increasing number of non-linear problems with more complex shapes, we can definitely see the value of these additional tools in future development projects and will be exploring these.”

“We are very pleased to see that HyperMesh is providing Frewer Engineering the confidence and tools to meet the demands from its aerospace clients,” said Håkan Ekman Managing Director, Northern Europe, Altair. “Many aerospace and spatial OEMs are increasingly turning to HyperWorks because of the robustness and accuracy of our product suite. In addition, our licensing system, which includes a broad range of third-party products via the Altair Partner Alliance, provides the flexibility that our customers in the engineering service area and other fields appreciate. They can remain profitable, since they can use and test Altair Partner Alliance software freely without any long-term commitment to a specific product. Therefore, we hope that Frewer Engineering also soon will test some of our other tools, and we look forward to seeing the company integrate them into future development programmes.”

About Frewer Engineering
Frewer & Co Engineers Ltd. was formed in 2003 by Peter Frewer to supply an advanced-engineering consultancy service to industry. Since 2003, Frewer’s customer base has grown and has expanded its design and design analysis services with engineers who are experts in a wide range of industries. These include the aerospace, space , composite structures , nuclear, and renewables industries. For more information please visit: www.frewer-engineering.com.

About HyperWorks
HyperWorks, a platform for innovation, is a comprehensive simulation solution for rapid design exploration and decision-making. HyperWorks provides a tightly integrated suite of best-in-class tools for all facets of the simulation process: modelling, analysis, optimization, visualization, reporting and collaborative knowledge management. Leveraging a revolutionary pay-per-usage licensing model, HyperWorks delivers maximum value and flexibility for customers worldwide. For more information, please visit: www.altairhyperworks.co.uk.

About Altair
Altair Engineering, Inc. empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimises the analysis, management and visualisation of business and engineering information. Privately held, with more than 1,800 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 27-year track record for high-end software and consulting services for engineering, high-performance computing and enterprise analytics, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, visit www.altairengineering.co.uk and www.simulatetoinnovate.com.

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