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Multi-Body Dynamics Simulation Capabilities Expand in Altair Partner Alliance with Addition of ChassisSim

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Jennifer Korail
Airfoil for APA

Danny Nowlan
Director, ChassisSim

Race car and vehicle dynamics software is now available for HyperWorks users

TROY, Mich. – March 19, 2014 – Today, the Altair Partner Alliance (APA) announced that multi-body dynamics (MBD) software from ChassisSim Technologies is available for download. Traditionally used in the racing industry, ChassisSim simulates and predicts numerous vehicle parameters.

“ChassisSim Technologies is delighted to be working with Altair to provide our simulation technologies to their user community,” said Danny Nowlan, Director at ChassisSim. “ChassisSim is a natural fit for any project involving motorsport, race engineering or automotive vehicle dynamics.”

ChassisSim allows race teams and vehicle dynamics engineers to simulate all aspects of vehicle behavior early in the design process, saving time and resources by preventing unnecessary cycles. Users can predict lap times by performing full multi-body transient simulation and then export the data for review.

“ChassisSim is a product which has been created by race engineers, for race engineers,” said Michael Hoffmann, Sr. VP Math & Systems at Altair. “It combines ease-of-use with predictive simulation technology, both of which are absolutely necessary in motorsports. The higher level of studies provided by ChassisSim allow our customers to maximize vehicle performance in a short amount of time, where they can then utilize HyperWorks to further refine the vehicle design.”

Containing a number of tools and modules, ChassisSim is able to reverse-engineer several vehicle parameters based on logged data. The auto bump generation tool provides road surface properties while the aero modeling toolbox can derive the aeromap of the vehicle. Users can also predict the tire force and properties with the tire force modeling toolbox, and utilize the shaker rig toolbox to gather frequency based results for all vehicle modes. ChassisSim can determine the fastest setup for a particular circuit based on a given vehicle model, as well as allow the driver to test a circuit using the same model to verify the simulation results.

Available for the past 13 years, Altair’s innovative unit-based licensing system allows Hyperworks users customizable access to a growing portfolio of applications, optimizing their return on investment (ROI) by making more than 20 in-house-developed applications available by use of a single pool of recyclable HyperWorks units (HWUs).

Altair also has offered the opportunity for third-party companies to run their own applications under this unit-based system, a collaboration now known as the Altair Partner Alliance. The overall flexibility of these HWUs empowers users via access to the largest, most complete suite of CAE applications available. The ROI increases for users each time a new application is added to the offering, since any of the partner programs can be accessed using the same leased HWUs they are already using to run HyperWorks. This makes more than 60 additional applications available at no incremental cost or long-term commitment.

The introductory webinar for ChassisSim is taking place on April 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. CET and 9:00 a.m. EDT. HyperWorks users can learn more about the company and download ChassisSim at www.altairalliance.com/chassissim.

About ChassisSim
ChassisSim Technologies is a motorsport simulation software company that produces and markets high fidelity multi body vehicle dynamics software for motorsport and high performance road car applications and specializes in race car vehicle dynamics research and consulting.

About the Altair Partner Alliance
Altair’s HyperWorks platform applies a revolutionary subscription-based licensing model in which customers use floating licenses to access a broad suite of Altair-developed, as well as third-party, software applications on demand. The Altair Partner Alliance effectively extends the HyperWorks Platform from more than 20 internally developed solutions to upwards of 60 applications with the addition of new partner applications. Customers can invoke these third-party applications at no incremental cost using their existing HyperWorks licenses. Customers benefit from unmatched flexibility and access, resulting in maximum software utilization, productivity and ROI. For more information about the Altair Partner Alliance, visit www.altairalliance.com.

About Altair
Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,000 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA and operates more than 40 offices throughout 20 countries. Today, Altair serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.

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