ADA And Altair Collaborate On Aerospace Virtual Validation Solutions

Bangalore, August 1, 2006: ADA (Aeronautical Development Agency) Bangalore, and Altair Engineering India announces a collaborative agreement to build and market the new generation CAE solution for the Aerospace industry in India.

The formal launch of this collaboration will be announced at Altair Engineering’s 2nd Annual CAE Users Conference, scheduled to be held in Bangalore between August 3-5, 2006 at The Leela Palace. The conference will experience a record of over 700 engineers from all over India who will attend and share case studies on use of Virtual Prototyping & Simulation and Prototyping in the Product Development Process.

The agreement involves product development to establish Altair HyperMesh as a Pre and Post processing option for the FINESSE solver. This will provide the FINESSE user capabilities to access CAD geometry and efficiently and quickly generate the automated FE mesh, apply the boundary conditions to subsequently solve the FINESSE deck using embedded resource management tools and view the results using HyperView.

“Altair HyperWorks open architecture set of tools are a good complement to an Indian home grown solver FINESSE. The HyperMesh-FINESSE Solver will enable aerospace designers and engineers to efficiently model and study complex aerospace structures and assemblies and enhance design performance” says Dr. R. K. Ramanathan, Project Director (Technology Development) & Program Director (National Program on Smart Materials) at ADA. “Altair Engineering India’s local development Centre in Bangalore will enable close interaction between our development team and our users to enhance and deliver enhanced Aerospace related CAE solutions”.

“Altair’s position as an engineering company that also does software development allows us to immerse ourselves in the same solution process as our customers. As is our philosophy, we continue building partnering relationships with customers like ADA, developing innovative solutions for our customers design challenges” says Pavan Kumar, Managing Director, Altair Engineering India-ASEAN. “ADA’s FINESSE is a popular and proven solver in the Aerospace/Defense industry. HyperWorks/FINESSE solutions will help capture technological advances of both our products enabling drastic reduction in physical testing through the automation and integration of design-driven-by-simulation technology.”

About Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA):
ADA, Bangalore, is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Defense, constituted for design and development of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)-TEJAS. One of the technology spin-off from the LCA is FINESSE, developed in-house at ADA. FINESSE (Finite Element Structural Synthesis Expert) is a general purpose finite element analysis solver. FINESSE has the modules of Statics, free vibrations, forced response analysis, linear buckling analysis, thermal analysis, dynamic aero servo elasticity and optimization. For more information visit ADA at

About Altair Engineering:
Through engineering, consulting and high performance computing technologies, Altair Engineering increases innovation for more than 2,300 clients around the globe. Founded in 1985, Altair's unparalleled knowledge and expertise in product development and manufacturing extend throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Altair specializes in the development of high-end, open CAE software solutions for modeling, visualization, optimization and process automation.

About Altair HyperWorks:
Altair HyperWorks is a framework of design engineering tools unparalleled at delivering performance enhancing benefits across all areas of design and engineering - directly improving the bottom line for manufacturers. Developed for use in any industry or PLM environment, where products need to be highly engineered, HyperWorks provides modeling, assembly, optimization, visualization and process automation and Data Management CAE tools. For more information visit Altair at

About 2nd Altair CAE Users Conference:
The 2nd annual Altair CAE Users Conference, will encompass all facets of CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) technology as they relate to advanced product design and manufacturing. This conference provides a unique forum for users to learn how experts from industry and academia are applying the latest simulation methods, best-practices and technology to accelerate and innovate product development. Attendees will discover new capabilities and future strategies of Altair’s HyperWorks suite of products, and PBS professional-Grid Computing for Competitive Advantage, to provide input on future software enhancements, explore complementary partner solutions and network with peers across the industry.

The event will bring together over 650 engineering professionals from companies who have gained significantly by integrating CAE technology into their design processes and will comprise of exclusive highlights from Altair customers across Automotive and Aerospace domain presenting their live case studies which will include GE India Technology Centre, Mahindra & Mahindra, Motorola Electronics-Singapore, Tata Motors, TVS Motors, Eicher Motors, Larsen & Toubro Ltd., Ashok Leyland, Whirlpool of India, ADA (Aeronautical Development Agency) and many more.

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