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Altair 2012 Americas HyperWorks Technology Conference Will Feature Veteran Astronaut T.K. Mattingly and Highlight Technology Innovation in Aerospace

Annual PLM conference will be held May 15-17 in Detroit TROY, Mich. – April 5, 2012 – During the 2012 Americas HyperWorks Technology Conference (HTC2012), Altair Engineering Inc. will bring aerospace to the forefront of its agenda and underscore the significant impact of technology on the evolution of the industry. Veteran astronaut T.K. Mattingly will deliver one of the event’s most anticipated keynote addresses, followed by several aerospace-focused sessions that will concentrate on industry-wide advanced technology application. 

As one of the premier product lifecycle management (PLM) events for the advanced manufacturing community, HTC2012 will be held May 15-17 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center and is expected to draw more than 600 professionals, many from the aerospace industry’s leading manufacturers.

The conference will commence with insights from T.K. Mattingly, veteran Apollo program and shuttle astronaut, who will present the first keynote address and provide attendees a glimpse into the progress that advancements in simulation have sparked in aerospace.

“During my time in both the space program and in the private sector, I have witnessed firsthand the ways that the aerospace industry has adapted and advanced through the application of simulation technology and intelligence,” said Mattingly. “I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to share my experiences and insights during the HTC among some of the most knowledgeable engineers in the industry, who are leading this continued innovation.”

Several aerospace-focused presentations and case studies will be introduced at the conference by industry experts from Altair ProductDesign, AAI, ATK, Boeing, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, who will discuss:

  • Concept design optimization, lightweighting and composites

  • Parts optimization for use in ambient and cryogenic conditions

  • Altair ProductDesign’s development of custom automation for rapid modeling

  • Benefits and best practices learned through the establishment of onsite optimization centers

  • Finite-element modeling and crash testing for performance and design insights

  • Energy-absorption design for reducing safety-device-related injuries in crash conditions

“The presentations slated for the HTC concentrate on many of the critical issues experienced now by manufacturers across the industry and the ways we are implementing advanced simulation to address them,” said Robert Yancey, Altair senior director of global aerospace and marine. “We expect these presentations will provide a valuable platform for aerospace executives to discuss and see firsthand how our customers are using HyperWorks to develop new designs and make the engineering and analysis process more efficient, driving innovation, efficiency and productivity.”  

As Altair strives to bring great technology forward with its design and domain expertise, the 2012 HTC will encompass simulation, predictive analytics, optimization, high-performance computing and cloud architectures to help users make better engineering and business decisions. The centerpiece attractions of HTC events worldwide are the customer experience stories describing the various real-life scenarios and successes of using HyperWorks, Altair's simulation software suite. HyperWorks includes tools for modeling, analysis, visualization and data management capabilities for linear and non-linear, structural optimization, fluid-structure interaction, computational fluid dynamics and multi-body dynamics applications.

HTC2012 is Altair’s premier annual event and is free for all attendees. For more information and to register, visit www.altairhtc.com. Connect with HyperWorks on Twitter (#HTC2012), Facebook and the Altair HyperWorks LinkedIn group for updates.

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: modeling, 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.com.

About Altair ProductDesign

Altair ProductDesign is a global, multi-disciplinary product development consultancy of more than 500 designers, engineers, scientists, and creative thinkers. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Altair Engineering Inc., this organization is best known for its market leadership in combining its engineering expertise with computer aided engineering (CAE) technology to deliver innovation and automate processes. Altair ProductDesign firmly advocates a user-centered, team-based design approach, and utilizes proprietary simulation and optimization technologies (such as Altair HyperWorks) to help clients bring innovative, profitable products to market on a tighter, more efficient time-scale. To learn more, please visit www.altairproductdesign.com and www.altairenlighten.com.

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 1,500 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 26-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.altair.com and www.simulatetoinnovate.com.

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Jennifer Korail
Airfoil Public Relations for HyperWorks Partner Alliance