Category Archives: Simulation

Cadence Acquires BETA CAE

SAN JOSE, CA, June 4, 2024 – Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of BETA CAE Systems International AG, a leading provider of multi-domain, engineering simulation solutions. BETA CAE accelerates Cadence’s Intelligent System Design strategy by expanding its multiphysics system analysis suite with highly complementary products, enabling Cadence to offer a more comprehensive portfolio to its customers. BETA CAE has a very strong footprint in the automotive vertical sector and at leading companies in the aerospace, industrial and healthcare industries.

BETA CAE has annual revenue of about $90 million, and Cadence continues to expect BETA CAE to contribute about $40 million to its 2024 revenue. Cadence still expects the transaction to be approximately 12 cents dilutive to its 2024 earnings per share and become accretive in 2025, both on a non-GAAP basis.

About Cadence

Cadence is a pivotal leader in electronic systems design, building upon more than 30 years of computational software expertise. The company applies its underlying Intelligent System Design strategy to deliver software, hardware and IP that turn design concepts into reality. Cadence customers are the world’s most innovative companies, delivering extraordinary electronic products from chips to boards to systems for the most dynamic market applications, including consumer, hyperscale computing, 5G communications, automotive, mobile, aerospace, industrial and healthcare. For 10 years in a row, Fortune magazine has named Cadence one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For.

Learn more at cadence.com.

Altair Partners with Kumoh National Institute of Technology

SEOUL, South Korea, May 31, 2024 – Altair, a global leader in computational intelligence, has signed a partnership with Kumoh National Institute of Technology to drive innovation, build students’ skills, and foster technological exchanges that will nurture talent in South Korea’s Gyeongbuk region.

Within the agreement, Altair will provide free software to Kumoh National Institute of Technology for three years, which includes design and simulationhigh-performance computing (HPC), and data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) software. Altair will also support talent development by offering various educational programs designed to help the university’s students broaden and strengthen their computing skill sets. Kumoh National Institute of Technology will utilize Altair’s software across various engineering fields – including mechanical, industrial, and electronic engineering – to develop educational programs and enhance research capabilities.

In particular, Altair Access, Altair’s HPC job submission portal, will be used for educational purposes at Kumoh National Institute of Technology’s supercomputing center. Using this tool, students will gain experience in performing analyses and submitting jobs within the supercomputer.

“This partnership will drive the advancement of students’ supercomputing and AI skills and help them learn to utilize cutting-edge technologies,” said Songsoo Moon, senior vice president, APAC, Altair. “We will continue to expand our industry-academic cooperation to ensure that Kumoh National Institute of Technology students can acquire the skills and experience today’s organizations in industry are desperately seeking.”

“Kumoh National Institute of Technology is focused on cultivating talent in core technology fields that are essential for the future,” said Hosang Kwak, president, Kumoh National Institute of Technology. “Our collaboration with Altair will provide students with opportunities to experience best-in-class software firsthand and become tomorrow’s greatest innovators.”

Altair and Kumoh National Institute of Technology’s collaboration continues to grow, as together they established the first supercomputing center in Gyeongbuk in 2023.

About Altair

Altair is a global leader in computational intelligence that provides software and cloud solutions in simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), data analytics, and AI. Altair enables organizations across all industries to compete more effectively and drive smarter decisions in an increasingly connected world – all while creating a greener, more sustainable future.

To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.

Ansys Access Launched on Microsoft Azure

PITTSBURGH, PA, May 30, 2024 – Ansys announced the launch of Ansys Access on Microsoft Azure to enable seamless deployment of pre-configured Ansys products on Azure cloud platform infrastructure. Available May 30, customers using their own Azure subscription with existing Ansys licenses can benefit from a more scalable, secure, and cost-effective approach to running HPC simulations in the cloud.

Ansys Access on Microsoft Azure via Azure Marketplace supports a growing list of pre-configured Ansys applications optimized for HPC on Azure infrastructure

As cloud computing continues to gain traction across industries, the demand for purpose-built hardware focused on HPC requirements has increased. Additionally, there are many challenges that need to be addressed when using simulation in the cloud. These include validating on-premises workloads that have been shifted to the cloud, the ongoing work to deploy and test new virtual machines (VMs) and configuring adjacent cloud-based infrastructure in a cost-effective manner.

Ansys Access on Azure addresses these challenges by delivering pre-tested and configured Ansys applications updated with each major release and aligned to a curated set of recommended VMs and HPC infrastructure. This simplifies implementation for IT departments, giving them better control over cost while also empowering engineers to unlock the benefits of the high-performance Azure VMs.

“At Movares we use Ansys Mechanical for extensive fatigue calculations on steel bridges,” said Roelof Oppenhuis, project manager at Movares Europe. “With Ansys Access on Microsoft Azure, we can further explore industry-leading solutions and optimal infrastructure to run our complex, critical calculations in the most efficient way. In addition to the user-friendly setup environment, the Ansys Elite Channel Partner Infinite and Ansys support teams are quick to respond and resolve any issues.”

“As computer-aided engineering moves farther into cloud computing, it is crucial that Ansys customers have the right tools to not only keep pace with this transition, but to thrive in this new era,” said Shane Emswiler, senior vice president of products at Ansys. “With Ansys Access on Microsoft Azure, IT managers can use existing or new services and licenses in one place, keeping deployment costs low. This reduction in administrative and financial obligations opens the door for increased productivity and ultimately, more innovation.”

“This collaboration not only simplifies implementation for IT departments but also empowers engineers to unlock the advantages of high-performance Microsoft Azure virtual machines, enhancing engineering and IT workflows. As cloud computing gains traction across industries, Ansys Access on Azure makes it easier for organizations to scale simulations and accelerate product innovation,” said Dominik Wee, corporate vice president, manufacturing and mobility at Microsoft.

About Ansys

When visionary companies need to know how their world-changing ideas will perform, they close the gap between design and reality with Ansys simulation. For more than 50 years, Ansys software has enabled innovators across industries to push boundaries by using the predictive power of simulation. From sustainable transportation to advanced semiconductors, from satellite systems to life-saving medical devices, the next great leaps in human advancement will be powered by Ansys.

For more information, visit www.ansys.com.

Simr Unveils Simulation Operations Automation

LOS ALTOS, CA, May 24, 2024 – Simr, formerly known as UberCloud, unveiled Simulation Operations Automation (SimOps), making best practices in computer simulations implemented by the majority of the design engineers at three of the Magnificent Seven companies available to design engineers everywhere. The company also announced that it has secured $20M in Series A funding led by Uncorrelated Ventures, with investments from BMW i Ventures and Earlybird Venture Capital.

Simr is revolutionizing how engineers design, verify, and test products by automating sophisticated simulations in the cloud while eliminating the need to implement and manage complex High-Performance Computing (HPC) environments. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Simr, which gives engineers a single platform for using any compute resources with any leading simulation tool, is revolutionizing how engineers design, verify, and test products by automating sophisticated simulations in the cloud. It does so while eliminating the need to specify, procure, implement, and manage complex High-Performance Computing (HPC) environments. The platform enables the implementation of SimOps best practices, boosting innovation and productivity among design engineers while enabling IT and operational control. The company is closely partnered with leading simulation platform providers, including AnsysSiemens, and Dassault Systèmes.

“In today’s market, leading products are complex and increasingly require system-level, multiphysics simulation,” said Wim Slagter, director of partner programs at Ansys. “This approach calls for robust simulation automation tools as part of our customers’ product design and simulation environments. For more than 10 years, Simr (formerly UberCloud) has critically provided our enterprise customers with these tools using the latest HPC cloud resources, ensuring they stay on the cutting edge of innovation.”

“Simr’s approach has given it valuable insights into the challenges faced by engineers and IT teams in managing cloud simulation environments and the untapped potential for enhancing the use of cloud resources in engineering simulations,” said Steven M. Levine, PhD., Senior Director, Virtual Human Modeling at Dassault Systèmes and Executive Director, Living Heart Project. “The complexity of the HPC Cloud market can be a challenge for many, so a clear, streamlined approach like SimOps could truly be a game-changer for many.”

With the close of the new funding, Salil Deshpande, General Partner at Uncorrelated Ventures, and Baris Guzel, Partner at BMW i Ventures, join Ali Kutay, CEO and Chairman of Striim, and Roland Manger, Co-founder and Partner at Earlybird Venture Capital, on the Simr board of directors.

“SimOps has the potential to revolutionize how companies design complex, breakthrough products by letting teams iterate and test their ideas in the time they were previously forced to waste waiting for simulations to be completed,” said BMW i Ventures’ Guzel. “SimOps gives engineering teams the power to explore more options faster and at lower cost. As manufacturing continues to evolve towards more digital and simulation-driven development processes, Simr is well-positioned to play a pivotal role in this transformation.”

“SimOps changes the way groundbreaking ideas become real products,” said Uncorrelated’s Deshpande. “The knowledge and best practices of the world’s largest and most innovative manufacturers become available to companies of all sizes. I’m excited to accelerate this process through an investment in Simr.”

Introducing SimOps

By enabling some of the world’s most innovative and successful manufacturing companies, including three of the seven most successful tech companies, to test and verify their product designs, Simr has derived a deep understanding of best practices for operating and automating design simulation processes. This set of practices is called Simulation Operations Automation, or, in short, SimOps.

Engineers’ ability to innovate is a function of the speed, frequency, and quality of simulations they can run. SimOps makes engineers more productive by letting them focus their time and attention on design decisions instead of managing compute resources, which accelerates the timeline to design, and test products. The total time required for simulation is significantly reduced when configuring, deploying, scaling, and running automation, which can be done by Simr in any public, private, or hybrid cloud.

Engineering-driven manufacturing companies operate in global, highly competitive, and fast-paced environments. The need to provide innovation, breakthrough products, and superior value to customers is leading to ever-more complex engineering challenges. At the same time, there is an explosion in simulation software variety and sophistication and nearly unlimited compute power in the cloud. SimOps is allowing companies to take advantage of greatly accelerated simulation quickly, securely, and reliably in ways that place them at the top of their industries.

“One can’t develop products today without HPC modeling and simulation, and anything that makes running simulations easier is always greatly welcomed by designers, engineers, and researchers,” said industry analyst Earl Joseph, CEO at Hyperion Research and Executive Director of the HPC User Forum. “Moving forward, the ability to run simulations more quickly with less complexity and friction, and without limitations on computing resources, will separate the highest-performing engineering teams and the top manufacturing companies from the rest.”

Through its SimOps offering, Simr provides a multitude of benefits:

  • Increased Product Innovation and Reduced Time-to-Market: Utilizing cloud HPC enables engineers to work with large models and detailed simulations that would be too complex and time-consuming for standard workstations. This leads to the rapid development of more accurate and effective designs, increasing innovation and helping speed the delivery of products to market.
  • Uninterrupted Productivity: Simr ensures a no-compromise user experience by enabling engineers to use any and all of their existing simulation platforms and workflows – including those from Ansys, Dassault, and Siemens – without any additional onboarding or configuration. This eliminates reskilling and ensures that productivity is not only uninterrupted but accelerated.
  • Unmatched Security: The Simr platform’s implementation in the customer’s own cloud account enables IT teams to keep all proprietary data behind their corporate firewall – under their complete and exclusive control – while maintaining direct access to their cloud provider’s full range of security and compliance mechanisms.
  • Increased Cost-Efficiency: Unlike consumption-based pricing models, Simr’s fixed, per-user pricing promotes simulation use by enabling customers to maintain direct relationships with the engineering software vendors and cloud providers of their choice. This enables them to leverage their own negotiated pricing and access these resources on an as-needed basis.

“Simr lets engineers design better products by giving them the ability to design and validate literally anything they can conceive of at previously unimaginable speed,” said Burak Yenier, co-founder and CEO at Simr. “As demonstrated by the traction we have with the world’s top companies and the support of our investors, there is a strong need for these unique innovations. SimOps is the much-needed new engine of manufacturing simulations.”

About Simr

Simr is on a mission to help manufacturers thrive by advancing SimOps, the practice of automating simulation processes to improve decision-making, innovation, efficiency, and quality in product design and engineering. Founded by engineers for engineers, Simr enables rapid product development and delivery with a versatile, high-performance platform compatible with any compute infrastructure. Furthering their commitment to making SimOps the new standard in manufacturing design, their platform allows engineers to securely design and test product concepts using existing workflows and tools, providing complete control over their simulation workflows and data.

For more information, visit www.simr.com.

MATLAB Available in NVIDIA Holoscan Platform

NATICK, MA, May 9, 2024 – MathWorks, the leading developer of mathematical computing software, announced an integration that makes MATLAB available in the NVIDIA Holoscan platform. Medical device engineers can now accelerate the development and deployment of streaming data analysis and visualization applications by wrapping existing MATLAB algorithms and functions into GPU-accelerated NVIDIA Holoscan operators for real-time data processing and inference.

Medical device engineers must navigate complex, ever-evolving global regulations while keeping pace with rapid technological innovation using cutting-edge materials and electronics. These conflicting forces cause many devices to be near-obsolete shortly after reaching the market and fueled the emergence of Software as a Medical Device (SaMD). The International Medical Device Regulators Forum defines SaMD as “software intended to be used for one or more medical purposes that perform those purposes without being part of a hardware medical device.”  To stay competitive in the market after deployment, SaMD products require the capability to integrate additional software feature functionality over time, necessitating engineers to develop a software-defined workflow for their development.

“The medical technology industry is being transformed by artificial intelligence,” said David Niewolny, director of business development for MedTech at NVIDIA. “By providing a seamless development experience for the growing MATLAB development community within NVIDIA’s medical-grade Holoscan platform, NVIDIA, and Mathworks are accelerating AI-powered innovation in med tech.”

NVIDIA Holoscan is a sensor processing platform that streamlines the development and deployment of AI and high-performance computing applications for real-time insights. The platform helps bring the latest AI applications into clinical settings by providing full-stack infrastructure for scalable, software-defined streaming data processing at the edge. The MATLAB integration into Holoscan will help medical device engineers use existing built-in matrix operations and complex toolbox functions for image and signal processing, filtering, transforms, and deep learning algorithms. Implementing a Holoscan pipeline with MATLAB requires four steps: creating a MATLAB function, generating accelerated CUDA code using GPU Coder, creating a Holoscan operator wrapper, and re-building the Holoscan application with a new MATLAB operator. This allows the creation of a completely functional, software-defined workflow for medical devices. Additional integrated verification and validation capabilities in MATLAB and Holoscan allow developed software-defined workflows to comply with industry regulations and standards, including IEC 62304.

“Engineers can now write MATLAB functions and execute them thousands of times faster with NVIDIA Holoscan,” said MathWorks’ director of product marketing David Rich. “Our collaborations with industry leaders like NVIDIA are set to drive medical device innovation as millions of our customers seek to design, develop, and test their products while complying with industry regulations and standards.”

About MathWorks

MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. MATLAB, the language of engineers and scientists, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink is a block diagram environment for simulation and model-based design of multidomain and embedded engineering systems. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on these products to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development in automotive, aerospace, communications, electronics, industrial automation, and other industries. MATLAB and Simulink are fundamental teaching and research tools in the world’s top universities and learning institutions. Founded in 1984, MathWorks employs more than 6,000 people in 34 offices around the world, with headquarters in Natick, MA, USA.

For additional information, visit mathworks.com.

Ansys Partners with Schrödinger

PITTSBURGH, PA, May 8, 2024 – Ansys and Schrödinger are collaborating to deliver an ICME approach that bridges the gap between materials discovery and product development. Together, Ansys and Schrödinger will accelerate the discovery of new materials by using a multiscale framework, leading to more optimized materials, components, and manufacturing workflows for customers. The new workflows will empower Ansys customers to make critical decisions earlier in the design process and bring products to market sooner.

Ansys and Schrödinger join forces for integrated material design solutions

Presently, materials discovery and product development are separate processes. While digital engineering tools have been widely adopted, standardizing and accelerating materials engineering tools has been delayed by the complexity of generating detailed data at a small scale. As a result, new products are being developed faster than the discovery of new materials that could improve performance. Computational materials engineering tools that quickly model materials from molecular to macroscopic levels present an opportunity to help customers unlock new levels of innovation and keep pace with industry advancement.

The Ansys and Schrödinger collaboration delivers a critical solution to address this challenge. The holistic approach of ICME allows customers to first determine what material characteristics are needed to meet specification standards. Once identified, users can generate material properties using Schrödinger’s molecular modeling and use them in an Ansys simulation tool to evaluate product performance based on predicted materials data — all before prototyping begins. With this collaboration, users can run multiscale simulations to discover new materials, while ensuring products across industries fit performance standards such as weight, size, and efficiency.

“Designing the next generation of materials starts at the molecular level,” said Mathew Halls, senior vice president of materials science at Schrödinger. “Our collaboration with Ansys delivers a dramatic and necessary acceleration in materials discovery that will greatly impact our understanding of their applications. Providing customers with the right materials information before conducting physical tests can significantly reduce costs and shorten project timelines.”

For example, when evaluating how a material behaves under force, engineers need to know how much it can stretch and how much force it can withstand before permanently changing or breaking. Schrödinger’s platform enables virtual testing of these properties to determine their reactions to stress factors, and the results can be stored and managed in an Ansys materials information database. From there, the materials data can be applied to an Ansys structural simulation workflow to observe the material’s behavior in context.

“Using the right material for product development is crucial for the success of its intended application,” said Shane Emswiler, senior vice president of products at Ansys. “But when it can take up to 20 years to test and validate new materials, the types of products our customers can develop are stymied by the current selection or worse, the most suitable material doesn’t exist. Together with Schrödinger, Ansys will provide an accelerated path to discovering new materials that have better performance and longevity for a host of applications, ensuring our customers can stay on the cutting-edge of innovation.”

About Ansys

When visionary companies need to know how their world-changing ideas will perform, they close the gap between design and reality with Ansys simulation. For more than 50 years, Ansys software has enabled innovators across industries to push boundaries by using the predictive power of simulation. From sustainable transportation to advanced semiconductors, from satellite systems to life-saving medical devices, the next great leaps in human advancement will be powered by Ansys.

For more information, visit www.ansys.com.

Toyota Motor Expands Use of MATLAB, Simulink

TOKYO, Japan, May 8, 2024 – MathWorks, the leading developer of mathematical computing software, today announced that the Toyota Motor Corp. (Toyota) will expand its adoption of the MATLAB and Simulink platforms and usage of Model-Based Design (MBD) within its Japan-based operations to accelerate the automaker’s plans to develop “ever-better cars” and “transform into a mobility company.”

MBD is the systematic use of models throughout the development process, which improves how automotive engineers deliver complex systems. Automotive companies use MBD to respond quickly to changes in the market environment, accelerate the speed of service delivery to customers, and achieve efficient investment and improvement in development capabilities.

“Standardizing around MATLAB and Simulink made sense because the software was already widely used within the company, and we were entering a phase in which it would be difficult to respond promptly to the rapid and diverse changes in the world,” said Tatsuya Okamura, chief project leader, Information Systems Group at Toyota Motor Corp. “In addition to providing the necessary modeling and simulation functions, our company’s goals will make it essential to create an environment where various options can be utilized and trained as and when required.”

“We have worked together since 1993 to accelerate Toyota’s development processes and make them the envy of the automotive world,” said Andy Grace, vice president of engineering for design automation at MathWorks. “Using MathWorks products, Toyota can eliminate manual steps, perform predictive maintenance, and create a digital thread that connects requirements and system architecture to component design and testing. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Toyota to help them maintain their global leadership position through continuous innovation.”

Toyota was an early adopter of MBD. Most Japanese automakers subsequently adopted MBD using MathWorks products like MATLAB and Simulink for modeling and simulation. This design approach helps automakers test new ideas and perform fast and reproducible tests, reducing the development cycle and cutting development time by more than 50%. Automating critical steps like code writing and verification eliminates manual procedures and reduces human error. Toyota can also use models as digital twins for predictive maintenance, failure detection, and optimization of systems in operation.

About MathWorks

MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. MATLAB, the language of engineers and scientists, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink is a block diagram environment for simulation and Model-Based Design of multidomain and embedded engineering systems. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on these products to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development in automotive, aerospace, communications, electronics, industrial automation, and other industries. MATLAB and Simulink are fundamental teaching and research tools in the world’s top universities and learning institutions. Founded in 1984, MathWorks employs more than 6,000 people in 34 offices around the world, with headquarters in Natick, MA, USA.

For additional information, visit mathworks.com.

AVL Opens Office in Ontario, Canada

ONTARIO, Canada, May 3, 2024 – AVL, the global mobility technology company for development, simulation, and testing, has established a new entity to serve Canada’s emerging battery technology and vehicle electrification sectors.

AVL TSI Canada, Inc. will operate a new branch office in Mississauga, Ontario. This development signifies a meaningful move in further establishing Canada as an epicenter for battery technology and electric vehicle (EV) research and development.

AVL will provide state-of-the-art testing equipment and software to large OEMs, universities, and research facilities in Canada to advance battery technology and EV research and development. The portfolio includes systems that provide customers with advanced capabilities for testing all aspects of vehicle electrification, including batteries, inverters, traction motors, and e-axles.

Corey Miller, business director of AVL TSI Canada, Inc.: “AVL’s investment in the Canadian market helps move the industry towards its goal of creating smart, clean, and affordable transportation. These dedicated resources allow us to provide superior service and support as well as enhance responsiveness to suppliers, startups, and OEMs alike.”

Furthermore, AVL is helping strengthen the pipeline of Canadian talent by investing in North America’s premier automotive engineering university competition programs EcoCAR EV Challenge and The Battery Workforce Challenge. AVL provides participants with simulation tools, testing-, and engineering support for the development of low-emission and electric vehicles. Hands-on experience with industry-leading tools equips students to excel in the EV industry and helps retain local talent.

About AVL

With more than 12,200 employees, AVL is one of the world’s leading mobility technology companies for development, simulation, and testing in the automotive industry and in other sectors such as rail, marine, and energy. Based on extensive in-house research activities, AVL delivers concepts, technology solutions, methodologies, and development tools for a greener, safer, and better world of mobility and beyond.

AVL supports international partners and customers in their sustainable and digital transformation. The focus lies on the areas of electrification, software, AI and automation. In addition, AVL supports companies in energy-intensive sectors on their way to a greener and more efficient energy generation and supply.

Innovation is AVL’s passion. Together with an international network of experts at more than 90 locations and 45 Tech and Engineering Centers worldwide, AVL is driving the future of mobility. In 2023, the company generated a turnover of 2.05 billion Euros, of which 10 % are invested in R&D activities.

For more information, visit www.avl.com.

AVL Partners with Red Bull Advanced Technologies

GRAZ, Austria and MILTON KEYNES, UK, May 2, 2024 – Mobility technology company AVL is partnering with Red Bull Advanced Technologies, the high-performance arm of Red Bull Racing Group, to develop the next generation of ultra-high-power density fuel cell technology. This collaboration combines AVL’s industry leading portfolio of PEM fuel cell technology and Red Bull’s winning technologies and novel methodologies in lightweight design, construction, and aerodynamics. This project is expected to deliver a fuel cell system for high performance application that exceeds those currently available globally. Joint investigations indicate that upon successful completion, dramatic improvements in gravimetric power density can be achieved with values towards 6kW/kg on stack level and 2kW/kg on fuel cell system level. This technology has the potential to result in the world’s highest gravimetric power density PEM fuel cell system.

The solutions to be achieved will be a significant milestone in net-zero carbon technology innovation, enabling sectors such as aerospace, future motorsport series, and a multitude of other maximum payload applications to have the power density figures required in hydrogen mobility.

Rob Gray, technical director, Red Bull Advanced Technologies: “We are delighted to be working with AVL on this collaboration to increase fuel cell power density and thus improve performance. It goes to show how beneficial the application of cutting edge F1 inspired engineering can be with solving real-world problems.”

Jürgen Rechberger, vice president, AVL: “We are very proud to be working closely with Red Bull. This partnership will combine the knowledge and experience of our experts, allowing us to improve the gravimetric power density of our fuel cell technology by a factor of three and hence meet the requirements of high-performance applications like aviation and racing.”

About AVL

With more than 12,200 employees, AVL is one of the world’s leading mobility technology companies for development, simulation, and testing in the automotive industry and in other sectors such as rail, marine, and energy. Based on extensive in-house research activities, AVL delivers concepts, technology solutions, methodologies, and development tools for a greener, safer, and better world of mobility and beyond.

AVL supports international partners and customers in their sustainable and digital transformation. The focus lies on the areas of electrification, software, AI and automation. In addition, AVL supports companies in energy-intensive sectors on their way to a greener and more efficient energy generation and supply.

Innovation is AVL’s passion. Together with an international network of experts at more than 90 locations and 45 Tech and Engineering Centers worldwide, AVL is driving the future of mobility. In 2023, the company generated a turnover of 2.05 billion Euros, of which 10 % are invested in R&D activities.

For more information, visit www.avl.com.

About Red Bull Advanced Technologies

Red Bull Advanced Technologies was formed in 2014 with the remit to apply aspects of F1 technology to other challenges, both in motorsport and the wider world. With an aim to position Red Bull Advanced Technologies as the leading competitor in technology solutions, they bring exceptional engineering, design, technology, simulation and production capabilities to a hugely diverse set of industries, helping to create a smarter, better future. From human powered machines to hypercars and everything in between including submersibles, flying machines and future mobility solutions, with Red Bull Advanced Technologies, the possibilities are limitless.

Altair Acquires Research in Flight

TROY, MI, May 2, 2024 – Altair a global leader in computational intelligence, announced it has acquired Research in Flight, maker of FlightStream, which provides computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software with a large footprint in the aerospace and defense sector and a growing presence in marine, energy, turbomachinery, and automotive applications.

FlightStream is a user-friendly, yet powerful flow solver that bridges the gap between high-fidelity CFD simulations and the needs of engineers and designers. Its exceptionally fast computational speeds and low hardware footprint, coupled with a streamlined user interface and robust aerodynamic solver, make it an invaluable tool for early-stage rapid design iterations and in-depth aerodynamic studies for aerospace and defense applications and beyond. FlightStream can capture subsonic to supersonic flows, including compressible effects and a unique surface vorticity capability. It leverages the strengths of panel method flow solvers and enhances them with modern computational techniques to provide a fast solver capable of handling complex aerodynamic phenomena.

“Our growth in the aerospace, defense, and surrounding industries has accelerated in recent years through our best-in-class computational intelligence solutions,” said James R. Scapa, founder and chief executive officer, Altair. “The integration of FlightStream into our portfolio will enhance our offering with its specialized, modern, and efficient approach to meet the increasingly complex customer demands in these industries, including the urban air mobility and eVTOL sectors.”

FlightStream allows for the rapid analysis of unconventional aircraft using a unique surface vorticity, flow-separation, and viscous analysis capability for both powered and unpowered configurations. It is augmented with integral boundary layer modeling, enabling users to capture viscous effects with a level of detail that is uncommon in traditional panel method applications. This integration facilitates a more comprehensive analysis of aerodynamic performance, providing insights that are crucial for design optimization.

“We are proud to be a standard tool in the aircraft designer’s toolbox,” said Vivek Ahuja, co-founder, Research in Flight. “Joining Altair will allow us to scale and reach countless engineers seeking best-in-class, powerful, and specialized tools for faster design iterations.”

In addition to Ahuja, Research in Flight was co-founded by Roy Hartfield who has dedicated more than 30 years to the study of aerodynamics, propulsion, statistical analysis of air vehicles, and aircraft research. Hartfield is an aerospace engineering professor at the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University.

FlightStream is a United States Air Force network-approved software and is also used at NASA Ames and Langley Research Centers, as well as by the US Army. It will be integrated into the Altair HyperWorks design and simulation platform and be available via Altair Units.

About Altair

Altair is a global leader in computational intelligence that provides software and cloud solutions in simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), data analytics, and AI. Altair enables organizations across all industries to compete more effectively and drive smarter decisions in an increasingly connected world – all while creating a greener, more sustainable future.

To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.