Troy-based Altair Engineering Inc. , a provider of simulation technology and engineering services, will hold its 2011 Americas HyperWorks Technology Conference, one of the premier events relating to product lifecycle management technology for the advanced manufacturing community.

This year’s Americas HTC will be held at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Fla., June 22-23, where Altair will roll out the integration of computational fluid dynamics capabilities as part of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation platform.

More than 300 professionals are expected to gather at HTC2011 for access to an extensive hardware and software exhibition and hear firsthand from experts about industry trends, challenges and ways that manufacturers are enabling innovation through simulation.

HTC2011 also will feature presenters from a wide range of advanced-manufacturing industry verticals, including aerospace, automotive, consumer products, electronics, healthcare, heavy equipment, military, rail transit, ship building and white goods.

The event will feature workshops, presentations and keynote speeches, including Altair chairman and CEO James R. Scapa, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center director Robert M. Lightfoot Jr., Ford Motor Co. sustainability director John Viera, Richard Childress Racing technical director Kent Day and more.

“It is an exciting time in the engineering community, with access to new and better technologies that enable engineers to innovate and go beyond human constraints through computer simulation,” said Jeff Brennan, chief marketing officer for Altair. “HTC is a place where engineers can come to share hands-on information with each other and learn new ways to apply best-in-class technologies to their product design processes. We’re looking forward to facilitating this knowledge and technology transfer with our customers and partners. ”

At HTC2011, Altair will feature its newest addition to the HyperWorks suite of CAE tools, Acusim Software’s high-fidelity CFD solver technology. Altair recently announced the acquisition of Acusim, and will integrate its CFD solver, AcuSolve, with Altair’s RADIOSS solver and optimization tools, OptiStruct and HyperStudy, to increase Altair’s offerings in CFD and multi-physics optimization.

HTC2011 is Altair’s premier annual event and is free for all attendees. The two-day conference will offer sessions on advancements in the areas of simulation-driven design practices, design optimization, data management, process automation, cloud computing and decision support systems.

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