Altair partners with AlphaStar

The Altair Partner Alliance has announced the addition of its sixth composites partner, AlphaStar (ASC).

HyperWorks users can now access its multi-scale progressive failure analysis (MS-PFA) software, Genoa, as well as the Material Characterization and Qualifications (MCQ) composites suite. Genoa and MCQ are applicable in many industries, including aerospace, automotive, and wind energy.

'We are very pleased with the addition of AlphStar to the Altair Partner Alliance,' said Robert Yancey, Altair senior director for aerospace. 'AlphaStar has been involved in composites analysis and design for many years, and it will add advanced technologies and expertise to our Partner Alliance. We have already worked with ASC for key customer projects in the past, and we look forward to more collaboration in the future.'

Genoa is an engineering software suite that performs material characterisation qualification, durability and damage tolerance, and reliability prediction for structural design and analysis of composites structures. It augments the limitation of commercial finite element analysis (FEA) packages by providing multi-scale (micro-macro) PFA capability.

Meanwhile, Altair has also broadened its relationship with Siemens PLM Software to enable closer collaboration in the exchange of data among product lifecycle management (PLM) teams who employ Altair computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools in analysing product designs and materials.

As part of the expanded relationship, Altair will now offer direct connections to Siemens’ Teamcenter portfolio of digital lifecycle management software, JT data format – a lightweight ISO standard data format that makes it possible to view and share digital 3D product information in real-time throughout all phases of the product’s life cycle, and the Fibersim portfolio of software for composites engineering.

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