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Altair has acquired Componeering of Helsinki, Finland, developer of the ESAComp composites simulation software.
Componeering is now Altair Engineering Finland.
Originating through a European Space Agency (ESA) project, the use of ESAComp has expanded beyond aerospace to numerous other industries where composite material structures are found, including marine, automotive, rail, alternative energy and machinery.
The initial collaboration between Altair and Componeering was prompted by a mutual client, RUAG Space, which approached Altair to see if it was possible to transfer data between the two software packages. This kick-started the joint development of a bi-directional interface to meet the customer’s needs.
“Altair HyperWorks and ESAComp are an essential part of RUAG’s composite analysis process,” says Ralf Usinger, Manager Innovation & Industrialisation, RUAG Space. “We’re looking forward to experiencing the tighter integration between the two products to further streamline the process and eliminate unnecessary breaks in the data flow.”
ESAComp is software for the design and analysis of composites, ranging from conceptual and preliminary design of layered composite structures to advanced analyses for final design verification. The foundation of ESAComp’s micromechanical and solid/sandwich laminate analyses capabilities is its materials database. The software also includes analysis tools for structural elements including flat and curved panels, stiffened panels, beams and columns, and bonded and mechanical joints. ESAComp’s capabilities for early design of composites are complementary to the detailed analysis and optimisation capabilities of OptiStruct and Multiscale Designer for composite material structures.
“Previously distributed through the Altair Partner Alliance (APA), Componeering’s ESAComp adds classic, well-established expertise to the Altair HyperWorks suite for early design of layered composite structures,” explains Dr Uwe Schramm, Chief Technical Officer, Solvers and Optimisation, Altair. “Altair’s customers across all industries will benefit from the knowledge of composite design embedded in the product and tight integration with OptiStruct and Multiscale Designer.”
“This integration with HyperWorks will bring more streamlined processes and time savings by having everything in one workflow,” he adds.
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