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Composites: Altair to Showcase Simulation-Driven Design Methods and Tools at JEC World 2018

Altair conference session will feature best practices for design and simulation of composite products

Troy, Mich., February 14, 2018 – Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR) will present its comprehensive technology and expertise for the design, optimization, and simulation of composite structures and materials at this year’s JEC World, the largest international composites industry show, March 6-8 in Paris.

The Altair-hosted opening day conference session for “Simulation-driven Design for Composites” will feature presentations from companies including Airbus, CETIM, Gordon Murray Design Limited, and Pronal demonstrating how Altair helped them create innovative products and improve their development processes for composites.

The Altair session will also feature a presentation by Atanas Zhelev, Chief Architect at DigitalArchitects, on modern organic architectural designs using innovative composite materials. Complementing his presentation is one of this year’s highlighted products at Altair’s booth (N90/hall 5A), the “Sella Chair” by Mr. Zhelev and Mariya Korolova, made of a high-performance wood-carbon composite material. It was developed to evaluate the performance of this design and manufacturing method on a larger scale, and considers architectural construction requirements in addition to product functionality.

“JEC World in Paris is the go-to event for the composite industry, and Altair is delighted to present our solutions for simulation, design, and optimization,” said Jeffrey Wollschlager, Senior Director – Composite Technologies at Altair. “With the constant addition of new technology into HyperWorks and the Altair Partner Alliance (APA), including our 2017 ESAComp acquisition, our software for composite design is more powerful than ever. The Sella Chair provides an excellent example of how simulation can be used to develop innovative and high-quality composite products.”

Further information about Altair, its solutions, and the APA may be found at Altair’s JEC World booth N90 in hall 5A and at: The Altair conference session will take place on March 6, 2018 at 1:30pm in JEC AGORA, Hall 5. To check out the agenda and to register for your free pass to JEC World and the Altair session please visit:

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