TROY, Mich., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair, developer of the popular HyperWorks computer-aided engineering software, today announced that UK-based military vehicle developer Creation UK deployed Altair's HyperWorks simulation tools for a new design of armored vehicles to improve the survivability of occupants in the event of a blast impact.
"HyperWorks is my preferred application because it's efficient, intuitive, easy to use, and offers great reporting capability," said Louise Ashby, Chief Design Analyst, Creation UK. "We used the HyperWorks tools extensively for the development of the new Zephyr range of armored vehicles to ensure adequate strength and durability of the chassis, suspension and cab, and as a result met the strict design criteria set by the defense sector."
Several tools in the HyperWorks package were used as part of the development process: HyperMesh generated different types of FEA models – individual components, assemblies and full vehicle models, and these were analyzed in RADIOSS to ensure compliance with automotive and defense design requirements. The results were then post-processed in HyperView. Designing and developing these vehicles in a virtual environment also enabled Creation UK to reduce the cost of physical prototyping as well as development time.
"HyperWorks has given us a commercial advantage over our competitors," said Robin Hall, Technical Director, Creation UK. "The HyperWorks simulation suite has significantly reduced the total time and cost in the design, development and testing phases of the vehicle programs that we have been involved with. The use of HyperWorks is now a fully integrated step in our design process because it helps us deliver designs that we are confident are fit for purpose while enabling us to meet the tight deadlines that we must work to."
"We are very pleased to see the business benefits HyperWorks delivers for Creation UK," said Hakan Ekman, Managing Director of Altair – Northern Europe. "The HyperWorks tools have a strong reputation for delivering results in the defense sector and we are pleased to learn that their functionality and capability make them an attractive tool of choice for Creation UK, which helps them to save development time and costs," he added.
About Creation UK
Creation UK is a leading independent vehicle design, development and engineering services company. Their reputation is based on proven capability, practical understanding of operational requirements and UOR-style rapid turnaround on turnkey vehicle projects.
Creation serves a wide spectrum of industries, including automotive and commercial – and it has a particular niche specialization in defense and armored vehicle design. In addition to its own original designs, it has successfully delivered a number of major concept-up programs for some of the world's leading OE manufacturers. For more information please visit: www.creationteam.co.uk.
HyperWorks, a Platform for Innovation, is a comprehensive simulation solution for rapid design exploration and decision-making. HyperWorks provides a tightly integrated suite of best-in-class tools for all facets of the simulation process: modeling, analysis, optimization, visualization, reporting and collaborative knowledge management. Leveraging a revolutionary pay-per-usage licensing model, HyperWorks delivers maximum value and flexibility for customers worldwide. For more information, please visit: www.altairhyperworks.com.
About Altair Engineering, Inc.
Altair Engineering, Inc. empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held, with more than 1,500 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 26-year track record for high-end software and consulting services for engineering, high-performance computing and enterprise analytics, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, visit www.altair.com and www.simulatetoinnovate.com.
SOURCE Altair Engineering, Inc.