Engineering Analysts Converge At Altair Engineering’s CAE Users Conference

Bangalore August 14, 2006: Altair Engineering world leader in CAE software industry recently organized its annual 2nd Users Conference at The Leela Palace, Bangalore. Partnering with HP, Intel, SGI, the conference was dedicated to provide a unique opportunity for engineering analysts to showcase the application of simulation technology in their product development processes.

The increased proliferation of CAE usage as a virtual prototyping and validation tool reflected in the attendance of over 1000 CAE engineering professionals/analysts from all over the country. Companies like 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) presented papers at this event.

The Conference focused on innovative applications of HyperWorks [Altair’s integrated suite of tools for product design] and LS-DYNA [Livermore Software Technology Corporation’s general-purpose transient dynamic finite element program that is extensively used in various industries including Automobile design, Aerospace, Manufacturing and Bioengineering].

Keynote presentations from Leading Industry leaders discussed about driving innovation through effective use of simulation technologies. The Contributors include Ravi Desai, Senior Manager-General Motors, Mr. Ramanath Ramakrishnan, General Manager, Eaton Engineering Centre, India, D. Uma Maheshwar-Manager, GE Aircraft Engines, James Dagg, VP, HyperWorks Product Development, Altair Engineering, Rajiv Narang, Erehwon Consulting, Dr. S. R. Shankapal, Director-MSRSAS, S.K Pradeep Kumar, General Manager-Whirlpool, Kalyanmoy Deb-IIT-Kanpur and many more. The conference showcased impressive series of presentations from Altair customers and industry experts on optimization enabled product development process, which goes to prove that engineering product development is expanding in a rapid way.

A further key feature of the Users Conference was the advanced CAE training workshops for HyperWorks and LS-DYNA users on Modelling and Visualisation, Manufacturing Simulation, LS-DYNA applications for Aerospace and Automotive, Multi Body dynamics and Optimisation enabled product development process. Along with parallel seminars focusing on Engineering Design Outsourcing, Role of CAE in Engineering Education and Grid Computing seminar for Competitive advantage.

Pavan Kumar, Managing Director, Altair Engineering India/Asean said: “We believe in the need to foster innovation in the industry and that is reflected in our company philosophy and the products we make. Altair’s vision for product development is that Simulation becomes a key driver of design. The fabulous response received to our conference where so many CAE engineers and delegates from all over the country attended this conference endorses our view that CAE today is a very integral part of any product development process.”

Best paper award in application of Optimization (HyperWorks) technology within the product development was presented to Proton, Malaysia whilst the best paper award for use of LS-DYNA was won by Godrej Toolroom. Other papers that were awarded include ISAC, DaimlerChrylser, GE Tech Centre, Supreme PressFab.

About Altair Engineering:

Through product design consulting, advanced engineering software and high performance computing technologies, Altair Engineering increases innovation for clients around the globe. Founded in 1985 and privately held with offices throughout 14 countries, Altair's unparalleled knowledge and expertise in product development and manufacturing extend throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As the developer of Altair® HyperWorks® - The Engineering Framework for Product DesignTM, Altair is the leading provider of high-end, open CAE software solutions for modeling, visualization, optimization and process automation. The company’s grid computing software, PBS ProfessionalTM, is a workload management solution for high performance computing environments, LINUX clusters and desktop cycle harvesting that delivers an ROI within one year. For detailed information about Altair, visit

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