Your Simulation Partner in Aerospace


Altair develops and implements intelligent simulation technologies that allow you to design high performance, weight efficient structures, starting in the concept design phase.

But we're not just another software developer. Altair began as a product design services company and the knowledge of real-world product development and understanding of manufacturing processes and constraints has never been lost.


 “Altair has a proven standing in the aerospace industry, and its modeling and visualization tools are industry standard. With Altair's expertise and next-generation solver solutions, we are confident that going forward with Altair as our primary strategic CAE partner is the right choice.”


- Veit Thomas - Head of Stress/Weight/Simulation, Diehl Aviation

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 Connect With Altair at AIX 2019!

Aircraft Interiors Expo, 2 - 4 April 2019 | Hamburg, Germany

Visit the Altair booth 6E80A 

Receive Free Ticket to AIX 2019

What to expect:

- Interact 
with Altair aerospace simulation experts

- Learn
about the latest physics solver features and virtual certification processes

- Celebrate
the Diehl Deal with an "After-AIX-drink" on April 3 @ 5pm at our booth!


Aerospace Customer Success Stories

Simulation, 3D Printing and Casting for Large Aerospace Structures

Additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing, is increasingly raising interest, especially in the aerospace industry where reducing mass and hence fuel consumption is a major goal. Additive manufacturing offers huge potential since it enables the creation of load-specific organic shapes. However additive manufacturing suffers from certification and qualification issues where a lot remains to be done. Manufacturing capabilities are still restrained by the size of 3D printing machines, which makes the technology unsuitable for larger components within a plane, such as an engine pylon or an access door. The dimension issue is an obvious hurdle for 3D printing.

In a study, engineers from Sogeclair aerospace explored solutions for this problem by creating a development process combining the two methods of additive manufacturing and casting - their advantage to developing and manufacturing this airplane door. 

Anyone who has ever taken a long-distance flight knows how important it is for airplane seats to be as comfortable as possible.

When developing airplane seats, several key factors such as ergonomics, cabin layout, and eco-design have to be taken into account. In addition to these Zodiac Seats (now Safran Seats) wanted to consider environmental issues and put eco-design and light-weighting at the forefront of its product development plans. One of the reasons for this initiative is that lighter seats help reduce an aircraft’s fuel consumption. 

To further improve the quality and comfort for aircraft passengers Zodiac Seats used numerical simulation and the Altair HyperWorks™ suite to design, evaluate and optimize the seats. This enabled the designers at ZSFR to evaluate the behavior of their seat structures under static and dynamic stress as well as the feasibility of thermal molding and stamping the seat components.

Using HyperWorks, engineers at ACENTISS developed the all-electric technology demonstrator ELIAS (Electric Aircraft IABG ACENTISS). Within this scientific approach the engineers had to develop the full electric reconnaissance system, datalinks and the ground control station as well as the structure of the wings and the landing gear of ELIAS. 

Download this case study to see how ACENTISS used HyperWorks tools to establish a faster and less error prone development process.


The Shanghai Aircraft Design and Research Institute of COMAC has successfully designed the Shanghai’s first homegrown large passenger aircraft which involves a great importance to EM protection design of electromagnetic effects. 

During many years of co-operation with the Shanghai Aircraft Design and Research Institute of COMAC, FEKO has provided efficient solutions in the fields of antenna, high-intensity radiated fields and electromagnetic compatibility.

 SpaceIL Lunar Lander 

On February 21st the SpaceIL Lunar Lander successfully launched on its way to the moon. It is the first 3D printed part to take this trip. We are very proud to be part of this!

While designing the spacecraft’s thruster assembly, the team determined that it could achieve multiple benefits by pairing topology optimization with additive manufacturing. Specifically, the goal of the project was to design a 3D printed support bracket for the thruster configuration required for the SpaceIL program. 

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Aerospace Technology Demonstrator
Preliminary Analysis of Wing Structure
Failsafe Optimization of Wing Rib
Design of the Flap Mechanism
Bird Strike Analysis
Aerodynamic Wing Analysis
Electromagnetic Simulation of the Weather Radar
Wing Geometry Generation
Fuel Pump Study
Lightning Strike
Manufacturing Simulation
Actuator Optimization for ALM Process
Automatic Report Generation

Click here to see our our webinar series on the Aerospace Technology Demonstrator.

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On-Demand Aerospace Webinars

HyperWorks for Aerospace: Results Visualization & Interrogation

Aerospace Engineers spend a vast amount of time in post-processing and interrogating results for report generation and certification. View this webinar on-demand now to learn how you can use HyperWorks to increase the efficiency for these daily tasks.

HyperWorks for Aerospace Series: Model Build

HyperMesh enables Aerospace engineers to build models coherently from concept models to global loads models and then to detailed FE models (GFEM to DFEM) based on a common CAE Master Model Organization. The structure can be shared easily with PLM, PDM or CAD systems. The master model approach allows for individual work groups to work on sub-assemblies. These can later be merged into the global master model. Configuration management can be used to derive model variants from the same model. View this webinar on-demand now to see an overview of HyperMesh and demos, including all the latest functionality.

HyperWorks for Aerospace Series: Structural Solvers

Structural analysis and optimization are a key parts of the design and development process in the aerospace industry. Altair’s OptiStruct, an industry proven structural analysis solver for both linear and nonlinear problems, and a market leader for structural design optimization, can be adapted early in the design process and continued to be used throughout the design process to generate, analyze and validate innovative, lightweight and structurally efficient designs. This webinar will show recent advancements on the structural analysis and optimization side in HyperWorks for the aerospace industry.

HyperWorks for Aerospace Series: Electromagnetics
This webinar will give an overview and update on the EM simulation solutions in HyperWorks for the aerospace industry and its segments covering applications and real use cases from antenna design and placement, EMC, RCS and wave propagation to electric machines, actuators and sensors and high power equipment.

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