Altair Engineering acquires Acusim Software

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Provider of simulation technology and engineering services Altair Engineering has announced the acquisition of Acusim Software, a developer of massively scalable, high-fidelity computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solver solutions. Acusim’s CFD technology and staff will be incorporated into Altair’s HyperWorks computer-aided engineering software portfolio and operations.

Product development to integrate Acusim’s AcuSolve with Altair’s Radioss solver and optimisation tools OptiStruct and HyperStudy is underway. AcuSolve is a finite-element based general purpose CFD solver and as such can be partnered with other FEA-based technologies to solve complex fluid-structure interaction and multi-physics problems.

James Scapa, chairman and CEO of Altair Engineering, commented: ‘We extensively benchmarked many CFD technologies and found AcuSolve to be a best-in-class CFD solution, especially for transient flow and fluid-structure interaction. We are very enthusiastic about this acquisition and the CFD expertise and technology it brings to automate the CFD user experience and broaden the solution scope available to our mutual customers.’