TROY, Mich., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of simulation technology and engineering services, today announced that it will expand its presence in Huntsville, Ala., one of the nation's most vital regions for aerospace research and development, by opening a field office and launching Aero Academy training programs for local aerospace engineers.
Altair's office in Huntsville will open this month at 7501 South Memorial Parkway, just minutes from NASA's Marshall Space Center, the U.S. Army Director of Aviation Engineering and many other Altair customers among the nation's major aerospace designers and integrators. The site will support Altair's growing business with aerospace, defense and related industry sectors in the Tennessee Valley.
"Altair's new office represents not only an investment in the Huntsville area, as we plan to add positions locally, but also an investment in the greater aerospace industry as we provide engineering technologies and services to enhance the nation's war-fighter capabilities and support the space program," said Joe Sorovetz, managing director for Altair Engineering. "In addition, Altair's Aero Academy will provide free training courses over the next year to Huntsville-area aerospace engineers who use our HyperWorks computer-aided engineering tools."
Altair will conduct its Aero Academy at the Huntsville office beginning March 16. Available at no cost to all local aerospace engineers, the classes will provide training in the latest versions of HyperWorks software, including HyperMesh for advanced, solver-neutral finite element modeling; OptiStruct for developing high-performance, minimum-weight designs for all material types, including composites; HyperStudy for studying and optimizing product and system-level performance; and Altair's RADIOSS multi-disciplinary finite element solver, recognized for its computation speed, scalability, quality and reliability. The program will be scheduled in three tracks that will run through December, 2011. Engineers will have the opportunity to complete the three to four classes per track at convenient times throughout the year and can register for free by visiting the Altair HyperWorks training website.
Altair's Huntsville office is expected to serve as a resource for many major aerospace companies and their suppliers in the Tennessee Valley, as well as for NASA itself. The office currently offers fulltime application engineering and Altair will also place technical sales and services support in Huntsville to provide full service to customers locally.
Aerospace companies across North America and Europe rely on HyperWorks tools to create and analyze computer simulations that dramatically reduce development time for aerospace structures and engines and improve the accuracy of their design.
Altair Engineering, Inc. empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the value of business and engineering information. Privately held, with more than 1,400 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 25-year-plus track record for product design and development, engineering software, advanced computing technologies and enterprise analytics, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.
SOURCE Altair Engineering, Inc.