Oct 21, 2009

ATR INGENIERIE selects HyperWorks Suite to streamline mechanical engineering projects

Multidisciplinary feature of Altair’s CAE suite helps to cover wide range of engineering tasks at French engineering service provider.

TROY, Mich – Altair Engineering announced today that ATR INGENIERIE, a leading French engineering service provider, has selected HyperWorks, Altair’s CAE suite, to further streamline the company's engineering capabilities for projects within its mechanical engineering division.

ATR INGENIERIE carries out projects, expertise and studies in industrial engineering for new plants and equipments and for operating cycle and dismantling for the nuclear sector, as well as for industries with risks in general. ATR INGENIERIE is involved in a large domain of activities, such as operating and hazard analysis, new facilities design and building assistance, decommissioning and waste management.

Thanks to HyperWorks and the HyperWorks Enabled Partner Program, the engineers of ATR INGENIERIE’s mechanical engineering department, dealing with highly complex projects, will be able to cover all upcoming CAE tasks within the same software environment and under an integrated licensing system.

In addition, ATR INGENIERIE has introduced a partnership with Altair France. This partnership will assure ATR INGENIERIE’s customers the use of HyperWorks and especially the use of RADIOSS, the nonlinear solver of the CAE suite, to its full potential. RADIOSS will be used to simulate drop tests of metallic and reinforced concrete containers. The aim is to define robust packaging concepts for transport and storage of hazardous material. The accelerated model creation with HyperMorph and HyperStudy will bring an additional value to the projects of ATR INGENIERIE, especially regarding optimization and robustness studies.

“The multidisciplinary character of HyperWorks was a major reason for us to choose HyperWorks,” said Sylvain Tholance, project manager, ATR INGENIERIE. “Altair’s software allows us to treat a wide range of problems, including classic linear static analysis, thermo mechanics, fatigue, frequency response and spectrum analysis, and fast dynamic impact problems involving fluid-structure interaction. Last, but not the least, Altair’s on-demand licensing system helps us to react rapidly to all of our customers’ requests and to work on all types of applications, since it also gives us access to several partner applications.”

“We are very pleased about the relationship with ATR engineering,” said Mauro Guglielminotti, regional director, Altair France. “They use the full range of our HyperWorks products and participate in the HyperWorks Enabled Partner Program, which gives them access to a broad range of partner applications at no additional cost. I’m looking forward to the partnership with ATR INGENIERIE, and I am sure that everyone involved - Altair, ATR and our joint customers - will highly benefit from it.”