2015 Americas Altair Technology Conference

The application of simulation-driven design and optimization to vehicles on land, under the seas, in the air and orbiting the earth will provide the major focal point for keynote speakers at the 2015 Americas Altair Technology Conference (ATC) in Dearborn, Michigan, May 5-7. The conference is an annual gathering of engineering professionals and thought leaders in the areas of product design, advanced manufacturing, applied physics, and high-performance computing.

Hundreds of researchers and engineers from across North America, as well as presenters and attendees from Mexico and Brazil, will participate in three days of presentations and workshops at the Ford Motor Company Conference and Event Center. On Tuesday, May 5, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a full day of workshops on such topics as powertrain, lightweight design, vehicle dynamics, automotive safety, additive manufacturing, multiphysics, noise/vibration/harshness (NVH), system-level design and simulation of electromagnetic systems. Highlights of the conference on May 6 and 7 will include keynote presentations from two automotive industry and public sector leaders:

  • Mike Whitens, Director, Vehicle and Enterprise Science, Research, Ford Motor Company
  • Kevin Kerrigan, Senior Vice President, Automotive Office, Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Their insights will be amplified by featured speakers from the aerospace and defense industries:

  • Franck Mouriaux, General Manager, Structures, RUAG Space
  • Ken Dudley, Senior Researcher, NASA Langley Research Center
  • Stewart (Denny) Moore, Principal Engineer, Applied Mechanics, General Dynamics/Electric Boat

In addition, Altair Chairman and CEO James R. Scapa will provide an overview of Altair’s plans and innovations for continuing to advance the use of simulation in the design of products, packaging, and systems in virtually every sector of global business.

“The ATC is where the next generation of innovation begins for transportation, aerospace, home appliances, electronics, architecture, scientific research, consumer goods and scores of other products and processes that can benefit from simulation-driven design, optimization and data analytics,” Scapa said. “This is the one place where many of the most successful scientists and designers in North America meet to acquaint each other with new methods and applications for using simulation to improve our world.”

Highly anticipated presentations from technology leadership will feature insights on emerging trends and the company’s future vision. Numerous breakout sessions will showcase the application of CAE tools in such areas as performance optimization, lead-time reduction, composite design, lightweight design, process automation and more.

The ATC global series collectively draws thousands of professionals from a wide range of disciplines around the world, who share best practices using computer-aided engineering (CAE) methods to develop light-weight, durable, and efficient products. Solutions to some of the most complex problems in engineering, sciences and business analytics are discussed. These conferences and seminars showcase hundreds of user-led case studies that illustrate innovative ways to employ simulation for better design.

One of the most compelling reasons to attend an ATC is the opportunity for participants to network and exchange views on industry issues. Networking events at the Americas ATC will include the welcome reception on May 5 and an after-hours social gathering on May 6.

For more information or to register, visit: www.altairatc.com/EventHome.aspx?event_id=29

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