| Login


Resource Library

LEGEND
public Public     guest Guest     client Client
Search Results for : AcuSolve
Files found : 108
Sort by: Alphabetical | Date Date Category:
Industry:

Product/Service : All

Page: 1   2  

RadTherm + AcuSolve: Customer Validation of Thermoelectric HVAC in Light Duty Vehicles

Ford Motor Company validates the application of RadTherm and AcuSolve for thermoelectric HVAC in light-duty vehicles.

Download PDF




Aeroelastic Investigation of the Sandia 100m Blade Using Computational Fluid Dynamics

Recent trends in wind power technology are focusing on increasing power output through an increase in rotor diameter. As the rotor diameter increases, aeroelastic effects become increasingly important in the design of an efficient blade.

Download PDF




Applications of Acusolve and Optistruct in the High-Temperature Reformation of Biomass

Applications of Acusolve and Optistruct in the High-Temperature Reformation of Biomass presentation given by Tim Laska of sundrop fuels at ATCx Energy.

Download PDF




HyperWorks 13.0 Fluid and Aerodynamics Solutions

HyperWorks 13.0 offers a very comprehensive solution for CFD and aerodynamics simulation, including AcuSolve and HyperWorks Virtual Wind Tunnel, a new solution designed to provide the best technology for external aerodynamics simulation in a very user-friendly environment.

View Session Recording




HyperWorks 13.0 System Performance Multiphysics

Altair is the industry leader in multiphysics with comprehensive and in depth solution coverage across a wide range of applications. HyperWorks 13.0 enables system performance optimization and provides many tools for multi-disciplinary applications. Join this webinar session to learn more about the Altair multiphysics technology, particularly in the area of multi-body dynamics analysis coupled with CFD (MotionSolve’s co-simulation with AcuSolve), as well as the many enhancement and new features included in MotionSolve for system performance analysis and optimization.

View Session Recording




What’s Coming in HyperWorks 13.0

The First Webinar in the HyperWorks 13.0 Webinar Series.

View Webinar Recording




Increasing Robustness and Reliability of a Race Car Engine with AcuSolve

This study is part of Prodrive’s implementation of AcuSolve to enhance its CFD capability after many years of outsourcing these simulations.

Download PDF




Optimizing Cooling Passages in Turbine Blades

Turbine blades have internal passages that provide cooling during operation in a high temperature engine. The design of the cooling passages is critical to achieve near uniform temperature of the blade during operation. The temperature of the blade is dependent on the thermal properties of the blade material as well as the fluid dynamics of the air circulating in the cooling passages. Computational optimization methods have successfully been applied to design lighter and more efficient structures for many aerospace structures. An extension of these techniques is now applied to guiding the thermal design of a turbine blade by designing the optimal cooling passage layout. Optimization methods will be applied to determine the optimum pattern of the cooling passages and then to optimize the size of the individual cooling passages. The goal is to produce a more thermally efficient turbine blade design that will produce blades with longer lives and better performance.

Download PDF




CFD Webinar Series Part 1 - Unstructured Meshing using Altair CFD Solver AcuSolve



View Webinar Recording




Visualize it! From Zero to Remote Visualization with Display Manager

In this webinar, our expert walks through the process of using Display Manager within a cluster or supercomputing environment, including application setup and results viewing.

View Webinar Recording




Demo: Compute Manager and AcuSolve in Display Manager

A 5 minute high resolution demo of using AcuSolve and Compute Manager in Display Manager. Please note there is no audio.

View Demo Recording




ATCx - Altair Solvers Overview

An Altair solvers overview presentation given by Uwe Schramm, Chief Technical Officer, Altair, at ATCx West on June 18, 2014.

Download PDF




Improving the Design of Subsea Riser Systems A Cray-Altair Solution for Improved Oil & Gas Component Engineering

With Cray and Altair, engineers have the computational systems they need to perform advanced subsea computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis with better speed, scalability and accuracy. With Altair’s AcuSolve CFD solver running on Cray® XC30™ supercomputer systems, operators and engineers responsible for riser system design and analysis can increase component life, reduce uncertainty and improve the overall safety of their ultra-deep-water systems while still meeting their demanding development schedule.

Download PDF




Introduction to AcuSolve

Altair® AcuSolve® is a leading general-purpose Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solver that is capable of solving the most demanding industrial and scientific applications. Based on the Finite Element method, AcuSolve’s robust and scalable solver technology empowers users by providing unparalleled accuracy on fully unstructured meshes. Applications ranging from steady RANS simulations to complex, transient, multiphysics simulations are handled with ease and accuracy.

View Recording




HyperWorks provides flexibility and agility to development processes of Engineering Services Provider Beta Epsilon

Beta Epsilon designs racing cars and offers engineering. Beta Epsilon offers component and vehicle meshing, FEA analysis of metal and composite components, crash test simulation, optimization, and CFD simulation. Beta Epsilon uses HyperMesh, OptiStruct, HyperCrash, RADIOSS, AcuSolve, HyperView, and Virtual Wind Tunnel. With HyperWorks, Beta Epsilon could improve the quality of its products and extend its range of services.

Download PDF




AcuNexus Datasheet

Short overview of AcuNexus, highlighting benefits and capabilities of the NVH software.

Download PDF




Intro to AcuNexus Presentation

Introduction to CFD software, AcuNexus, and its use of abstract modeling.

Download PDF




AcuNexus Installation Guide

Guide to installing AcuNexus.

Download PDF




Geometry Preparation in AcuNexus

Guide to preparing geometry for use in AcuNexus.

Download PDF




HyperWorks Virtual Wind Tunnel on Cray: Benchmarks and Recommended Configurations

With Altair’s HyperWorks Virtual Wind Tunnel running on Cray XC30 or CS300 systems, manufacturers of all sizes can now predict a vehicle’s external aerodynamic performance without the need for numerous physical wind tunnel tests. This document includes scalability benchmarks for both small and large problems, along with Cray’s recommended system configurations to run Virtual Wind Tunnel.

Download PDF




Aerodynamic Development of a Road Cycling Helmet with AcuSolve - LX Sim

LX Sim uses HyperWorks Suite and select Partner Alliance programs from Altair to help build an aerodynamic cycling helmet.

View Success Story Video




DSM Success Story

Thermal Analysis of LED Lamps using AcuSolve

Download PDF




Mahindra Two Wheelers Success Story

Two-Wheeler Designer-Manufacturer Cuts New Component “Time to Market” and Optimizes Component Design with the Altair Partner Alliance

Download PDF




DeWalt Optimizes Power Tools with HyperWorks

The development of modern electric power tools requires special attention to be simultaneously paid to both the efficiency and user comfort of the tool, as well as the robustness and durability of the devices. For the fulfillment of these two groups of attributes, computer-aided simulations using HyperWorks has become central to the development process of Stanley Black & Decker Deutschland GmbH.

View Success Story Video




Acer and Altair Cluster Transition Guide: Scaling from Workstation to Cluster for Compute-Intensive Applications

In this guide, Altair and Acer present the business case for switching to a cluster environment, including: documented performance gains when running a sample commercial application on both workstations and clusters; recommended cluster configurations; and key considerations for choosing and deploying a professional-grade cluster.

Download PDF




Simulation for cabin noise inside a car due to external turbulent flow using AcuSolve and OptiStruct

Dilip Mandal (USA), Babak Emami (USA), and Robert Snadboge (Sweden), Altair

We present a new simulation procedure for evaluation of automotive cabin noise caused by external turbulent flow. A methodology for coupled simulations of flow noise sources and structural vibrations has been developed within the AcuSolve and Optistruct solver framework of Altair.


View Presentation




Aerodynamic Development of a Road Cycling Helmet with AcuSolve - LX Sim



View Video




Solving Real-Life Problems with CFD Parallel Performance of AcuSolve on Cray Systems



View Webinar Recording




Investigating Aeroelastic Performance of Multi-MegaWatt Wind Turbine Rotors Using CFD

Recent trends in wind power technology are focusing on increasing power output through an increase in rotor diameter. As the rotor diameter increases, aeroelastic effects become increasingly important in the design of an efficient blade. A detailed understanding of the fluid elastic coupling can lead to improved designs; yielding more power, reduced maintenance, and ultimately leading to an overall reduction in the cost of electricity. In this work, a high fidelity Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) methodology is presented for performing fully coupled Fluid- Structure Interaction (FSI) simulations of wind turbine blades and rotors using a commercially available flow solver, AcuSolve. We demonstrate the technique using a 13.2 MW blade design.

Download PDF




DSHplus and AcuSolve - Fluid Power System Simulation Hand in Hand

This was a 2013 European ATC presentation given by Dr. Heiko Baum from FLUIDON Gesellschaft für Fluidtechnik mbH. Today the dynamic behavior of complex fluid power systems is typically simulated with 1D system simulation programs such as DSHplus. But, if accuracy requires modeling details at component level this technique comes to its limits. The representation of pressure losses of complex flow channel geometries, such as the bores in hydraulic manifold of heavy machinery or the customized pipe layouts in automotive applications or aerospace applications, cannot be achieved with a series connection of 1D system components.

View Presentation




Intel-Colfax-Altair Trial Cluster Testimonial: Suncoke Energy

Suncoke used Colfax’s “Try Before You Buy” cluster trial program to run an AcuSolve simulation for analyzing the flow dynamics of a system under negative pressure and extreme temperatures. Their job ran over 16x faster on the cluster.

Download PDF




HyperWorks - Intel-Colfax-Altair Trial Cluster Testimonial: Suncoke Energy

Suncoke used Colfax’s “Try Before You Buy” cluster trial program to run an AcuSolve simulation for analyzing the flow dynamics of a system under negative pressure and extreme temperatures. Their job ran over 16x faster on the cluster.

Download PDF




HyperWorks 12.0 Rollout Webinar Series Analyze and Optimize (Acusolve for CFD Analysis)



View Webinar Recording




Cooper Standard Speeds Development of Next-Generation Pumps with Altair’s AcuSolve CFD Solver

With more than 22,000 employees in 19 countries, Cooper Standard supplies the vehicle industry with fluid delivery systems, sealing and exterior systems, thermal and emission systems and AVS. The company’s Electromechanical Department is an advanced research and development arm of the Cooper Standard North America division. It’s goal is to marry mechanical systems with electronic controls. This new technology improves overall vehicle efficiency by providing on-demand fluid delivery and by eliminating the power loses inherent in conventional systems. In designing new pumps for this type of system, CAE Engineer Tom Lincoln uses computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software to simulate the flow of coolant through the device. He and his team began using CFD computer-aided engineering tools as long ago as 2003, and computer simulations have become an essential part of his organization’s product development process.

Download PDF




Smart Multiphysics Application of Computational Aero Acoustics using AcuSolve



View Webinar Recording




Smart Multiphysics Solving for Structural Responses based on Fluid Temperature Loading



View Webinar Recording




Smart Multiphysics Direct Coupling of AcuSolve & RADIOSS for Fluid-Structure Interaction



View Webinar Recording




Intel AcuSolve Case Study: Analyzing Complex Designs Faster

Working in collaboration with Intel’s technical support team and utilizing key Intel® software development tools, Altair was able to improve performance, scalability, and time-to-results for AcuSolve, Altair’s leading CFD flow solver.

Download PDF




Workshop23 - AcuTrace_Bidirectional Coupling with AcuSolve for Heat Transfer

This tutorials shows how to run AcuSolve and AcuTrace concurrently to compute unsteady flow with heat transfer around a cylinder

Download Workshop




Workshop24 - AcuTrace_Bidirectional Coupling with AcuSolve for flow of Miscible Fluids

This tutorials shows how to run AcuSolve and AcuTrace concurrently for flow of miscible fluids

Download Workshop




Workshop25 - Riser VIV

This tutorial shows how to set up a Practical FSI simulation. A flexible Riser is modeled

Download Workshop




Workshop26 - AcuTrace_Blower with Reference Frame

This tutorial provides the basic information regarding AcuTrace and how to use it. A blower model is solved using AcuSolve and AcuTrace and the output is visualized using AcuFieldView

Download Workshop




Workshop27 - AcuTrace_Blower with Sliding Mesh

This tutorial provides the basic information regarding AcuTrace and how to use it. A blower model is solved using AcuSolve and AcuTrace and the output is visualized using AcuFieldView

Download Workshop




Workshop28 - Coupling AcuSolve and HyperStudy

This tutorial demonstrates how to provide a DOE study using AcuSolve and HyperStudy

Download Workshop




Nippon Sharyo Uses AcuSolve Simulation to Make Japan’s Bullet Trains Safer, More Comfortable



Download PDF




Fluid-Structure Interaction Simulation with AcuSolve

In this webinar, attendees will be exposed to the fluid-structure interaction (FSI) simulation capabilities of AcuSolve, Altair's finite element based CFD solver. Attendees will learn about the different types of FSI simulations that are supported by AcuSolve and how these technologies work in conjunction with other HyperWorks tools to provide a powerful solution for multiphysics applications.

This is a recording of the webinar that took place on August 8, 2012


View Webinar Recording




CFD Setup and Analysis in HyperWorks

HyperWorks provides a full suite of powerful tools for the CFD analyst. Using HyperWorks engineers can take multiple ways to achieve simulation goals easily and quickly. AcuSolve - Altair's finite element based CFD solver - guides engineers to make wise decisions by providing flow and thermal solution results. This webinar will give quick overview of these different workflows using HyperWorks, explaining why more and more CFD professionals use HyperWorks for CFD modeling, analysis and optimization.

This is a recording of the webinar that took place on July 17, 2012


View Webinar Recording




Accurately Simulate Fluid Flow Analysis with AcuSolve CFD

AcuSolve™, part of the HyperWorks suite, is a leading general-purpose finite element-based Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) flow solver with superior robustness, speed, and accuracy. It is used by designers and research engineers at all levels of expertise, either as a standalone product or seamlessly integrated into a powerful design and analysis application. With AcuSolve, users can quickly obtain quality solutions without iterating on solution procedures or worrying about mesh quality or topology. This is the 45 minute introductory webinar recording demonstrating how the Next Generation Finite Element Based CFD Flow Solver is helping engineers efficiently perform CFD analysis, and see how you too can access this capability under your existing HyperWorks tokens! This is the recording of the webinar that took place on June 20, 2012

View Webinar Recording




AcuSolve Optimizations for Scale

This was a 2012 Americas HTC Presentation given by Gilad Shainer & Todd Wilde from the HPC Advisory Council. AcuSolve is a leading general-purpose finite element-based Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) flow solver with superior robustness, speed, and accuracy. AcuSolve simulations are typically carried out on HPC systems. The HPC Advisory Council has performed a deep investigation and profiling for AcuSolve to understand its performance and scaling capabilities and to explore potential optimizations. This paper presents the optimization techniques and networking profiling results to further understand AcuSolve dependencies on the network and the MPI library, and options for future optimizations using MPI offloads.

Download PDF




Development of Tools to Streamline the Analysis of Turbo-Machinery

This was a 2012 Americas HTC Presentation given by Tom Lincoln from Cooper Standard. Cooper Standard partnered with Altair to create a tool in AcuSolve to speed the set-up of centrifugal pump CFD analyses. This tool steps the engineer through the selection of the components to the pump and then automatically identifies and meshes the surfaces in the model.

Download PDF




CFD and More with Acusolve and HyperWorks

This was a training presentation given at the 2012 Americas HTC. This presentation focuses on the use of HyperWorks tools for CFD applications. Basic topics involve the meshing and set-up of a simple fluid flow application. Advanced topics focus on the set-up, simulation, and post-processing of multi-physics applications.

Download PDF




AcuSolve Command Reference Manual

This manual provides detailed description and usage of all AcuSolve commands

Download PDF




AcuSolve Programs Reference Manual

This manual provides detailed description of all AcuSolve programs

Download PDF




AcuSolve User Defined Function Manual

This manual provides routines for User Defined Functions

Download PDF




AcuConsole Customization Manual

This manual describes all the commands for customizing/automating AcuConsole

Download PDF




AcuConsole Mesh Generation Manual

This manual details the mesh generation options in AcuConsole

Download PDF




AcuReport Reference Manual

This manual provides complete details for generating reports

Download PDF




AcuTrace Command Reference Manual

This manual provides detailed description and usage of all AcuTrace commands

Download PDF




AcuTrace User Defined Function Manual

This manual provides routines for AcuTrace User Defined Functions

Download PDF




AcuTransTrace Program Reference Manual

This manual describes options for post-processing the AcuTrace solution

Download PDF




AcuRunTrace Program Reference Manual

This manual provides all the options and features of the AcuRunTrace program

Download PDF




CAD Modeling for AcuConsole

This document details the cad model requirements for AcuConsole

Download PDF




AcuSolve Timing Information

This document explains the different timing statistics that are printed at the end of AcuSolve log file

Download PDF




AcuSolve Residual Computation

This document explains how the residuals are computed in AcuSolve

Download PDF




AcuSolve Porosity Model

This document provides details about the usage of the Porosity model in AcuSolve

Download PDF




AcuSolve Validation - NACA0012 Airfoil

This benchmark validates AcuSolve for external aerodynamic applications. NACA0012 has been studied in depth both numerically and experimentally. AcuSolve results are compared with other CFD software results and with available test data

Download PDF




AcuSolve & RADIOSS Solution on FSI Model

This benchmark demonstrates the ability of AcuSolve to capture the effect of impulse load on a profile submerged in channel flow. A P-FSI simulations is performed using the structural output from RADIOSS.

Download PDF




AcuTrace Overview

This presentation gives a general overview of AcuTrace features and capabilites

Download PDF




Boundary Layer Meshing in AcuConsole

This video demostration focuses on boundary layer meshing in AcuConsole.

Watch Training Video




Workshop1 - Demo Pipe Flow

This tutorial provides the basic interaction with AcuConsole. A simple cad model of a pipe is imported, meshed, the boundary conditions are applied, and the model is solved. The results are post-processed using AcuProbe and AcuFieldView.

Download Workshop




Workshop2 - Conjugate Heat Transfer

This tutorial shows how to set up a conjugate heat transfer problem in AcuConsole. A concentric pipe is modeled with water flowing inside and the outer cylindrical volume made of Steel is maintained at a constant temperature. This tutorial also teaches how to apply boundary layers to the surfaces, transform the mesh and provides a brief introduction to AcuFieldView

Download Workshop




Workshop3 - Blower - Reference Frame

This tutorial shows how to use the Reference frame feature for rotating model problems. A simple blower is modeled with air entering radially and leaving axially. The impeller is frozen (no mesh motion) and rotational body forces are applied using the AcuSolve Reference frame feature. This tutorial also introduces the UDF functionality in AcuProbe for computing the pressure rise from inlet to outlet

Download Workshop




Workshop4 - Blower - Sliding Mesh

This tutorials shows how to set up a transient sliding mesh blower model. A database already set up for running steady reference frame analysis is modified to run as transient sliding mesh. Mesh motion is applied to the impeller blades and the nodes at the interface are split to enable the sliding mesh.

Download Workshop




Workshop5 - Compressible Nozzle

This tutorial uses the ideal gas model for modeling compressible flow through a nozzle. Mesh is directly imported into AcuConsole, and the model is set up with the help of Surface Manager and Volume Manager. UDF feature in AcuProbe is used for computing Mach Number at the center of the nozzle

Download Workshop




Workshop6 - Rigid Body Motion

This tutorial teaches how to set up a rigid body mesh motion simulation in AcuConsole. An existing database is modified and the mesh motion and flow boundary conditions are applied.

Download Workshop




Workshop7 - Flexible Ring

This tutorial introduces the different types of Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) that AcuSolve supports. A flexible ring is modeled using Practical Fluid Structure Interaction (P-FSI) and Direct Coupled Fluid Structure Interaction (DC-FSI)

Download Workshop




Workshop9 - Honey in Tea

This tutorial teaches how to set up a simulation using species. One species is used for modeling a small amount of honey that is dropped into a cup of tea.

Download Workshop




Workshop10 - Modeling of Automobile Cabin using Solar and Enclosure Radiation

This tutorial teaches how to set up enclosure radiation, solar radiation and thermal shells. An automobile car cabin cooling down simulation is used for demonstrating these features

Download Workshop




Workshop11 - HyperMesh - AcuSolve - HyperView

This tutorials shows the work flow for meshing the model in HyperMesh, setting up the model in AcuConsole and post-processing in HyperView.

Download Workshop




Workshop12 - Wave Maker

This tutorial shows how to generate waves in a tank using a User defined function. The tutorial utilizes free surface, ALE mesh motion features, and mesh extrusion.

Download Workshop




Workshop13 - Wave tank with Cylinder

This tutorial shows how to model a wavetank with a solid cylinder present. Different mesh generation features are used for refining the mesh around the cylinder.

Download Workshop




Workshop14 - Sloshing Box

This tutorials shows how to model a sloshing tank. Free surface boundary condition and a User defined function is used

Download Workshop




Workshop15 - Burner

This tutorial utilizes species transport to model the fuel and air mixing process of a burner.

Download Workshop




Workshop16 - Rolling ship

This tutorial shows how to model a rolling ship using guide surface, free surface, and other mesh motion features.

Download Workshop




Workshop17 - Sensor UDF

This tutorial teaches how to use a user defined function for controlling the temperature in the model. The UDF simulates the behavior of an electronic sensor.

Download Workshop




Workshop19 - Batch Mixer with Reference Frame

This tutorial provides the basic information regarding AcuTrace and how to use it. A Batch Mixer model is solved using AcuSolve and AcuTrace to compute the particle traces for flow field generated by AcuSolve. The output is visualized using AcuDisplay and AcuFieldView

Download Workshop




Workshop18 - Static Mixer (kenics)

This tutorial provides the basic information regarding AcuTrace and how to use it. A Static Mixer model is solved using AcuSolve and AcuTrace and the output is visualized using AcuDisplay and AcuFieldView

Download Workshop




Workshop8 - Natural Convection

This tutorial teaches how to set up a natural convection model in AcuConsole. A steady state simulation of buoyancy driven laminar flow caused by an internally heated cylinder within an air-filled cylinder is modeled.

Download Workshop




Workshop20 - AcuReport - Blower

This tutorial provides the basic introduction to AcuReport. A report is generated for a blower model

Download Workshop




Workshop21 - Modeling of Porous Media in AcuSolve

This tutorial teaches how to model porous media in AcuSolve

Download Workshop




Workshop22 - Modeling of Fan Component in AcuSolve

This tutorial shows how to use the fan component in AcuSolve

Download Workshop




Extrusion Meshing in AcuConsole

This video demonstration focuses on the process of creating extrusion meshes.

Watch Training Video




Grouping geometry in AcuConsole

This video demonstration focuses on different grouping options in AcuConsole.

Watch Training Video




Mesh generation - Region of Influence

This video demostration covers the usage of Region of Influence option in the Surface Mesh Attrributes panel

Watch Training Video




AcuSolve 11.0 Introductory Training

The training zip file contains workshops and the pdf instructions document.

Download ZIP



 

To continue, you must accept the following License Agreement.

Altair Engineering, Inc. Single User License Agreement for Altair HyperView Player

NOTICE

PLEASE READ THIS END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT (“AGREEMENT”) CAREFULLY, BEFORE YOU INSTALL THE SOFTWARE. WHEN ACCEPTED BY YOU, IT CONSTITUTES A LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACT BETWEEN YOU AND ALTAIR ENGINEERING, INC. (“ALTAIR” OR “WE”). BY INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT.

ALTAIR IS WILLING TO MAKE A FREE COPY OF THE ALTAIR HYPERVIEW PLAYER (“SOFTWARE”) AVAILABLE TO YOU ONLY ON THE CONDITION THAT YOU ACCEPT ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT, AND PROPERLY COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE USER REGISTRATION INFORMATION (“REGISTRATION INFORMATION”) AS DESCRIBED BELOW. YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS BY CLICKING THE ICON LABELED “I ACCEPT” THAT IS DISPLAYED BELOW. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS LICENSE, CLICK THE ICON LABELED “DO NOT ACCEPT”, IN WHICH CASE YOUR REQUEST TO DOWNLOAD THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CANCELED. ALTAIR MAY WITHDRAW OR CHANGE THIS OFFER AT ANY TIME PRIOR TO YOUR ACCEPTANCE.

  1. Ownership and License. This is a license agreement and NOT an agreement for sale. We continue to own the copy of the Software that you download and accompanying documentation provided to you. Your rights to use the Software are specified in this Agreement, and we retain all rights not expressly granted to you in this Agreement. Nothing in this Agreement constitutes a waiver of our rights under U.S. or international copyright law or any other federal or state law. Nothing in this Agreement constitutes any grant to you of rights under our trademarks, logos or service marks. You hereby acknowledge that the Software contains valuable trade secrets belonging to Altair.
  2. Permitted Uses. Subject to the conditions and limitations in this Agreement, you may install and use the Software on one single-user computer in your possession. You may not under any circumstances have the Software installed or in use on two or more computers at the same time. You may not install the Software on a network server. The Software is licensed as a single unit, and its component programs may not be separated for use on different computers. No license is granted to you on any version of the Software other than the version identified at the download site. Licenses to different versions may require a fee, and will be granted or withheld at Altair’s sole discretion.
  3. Registration. The license granted to you is strictly conditioned upon your providing to us complete and accurate Registration Information. The term of this license (and your right to use the Software) commences upon our receipt of the Registration Information on the ‘download’ site.
  4. Prohibited Uses. You may not, without written permission from us: (a) use, copy, modify, merge, or transfer copies of the Software except as expressly authorized in this Agreement; (b) make or use any back-up or archival copies of the Software (or allow someone else to use such copies) for any purpose; (c) disassemble, decompile or “unlock,” reverse translate, or in any manner decode the Software for any reason; (d) place the Software onto a server so that it is accessible via a public network such as the Internet; or (e) sell, distribute, sublicense, lease, rent or otherwise transfer the Software. You acknowledge that the Software contains unique and valuable trade secrets of Altair, which you agree to keep confidential and not to appropriate for any purpose. You further acknowledge that the restrictions in clause (c) of this Section 4 are necessary to protect the trade secrets of Altair. The provisions of this Section 4 shall survive any termination of this Agreement.
  5. WARRANTY DISCLAIMER. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SOFTWARE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT ITS OPERATION WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. THE ENTIRE RISK FOR THE PERFORMANCE, NON-PERFORMANCE OR RESULTS OBTAINED FROM USE OF THIS SOFTWARE RESTS WITH YOU AND NOT ALTAIR. SOFTWARE MAY INCLUDE ERRORS AND THESE MAY AFFECT THE RESULTS THAT YOU OBTAIN WITH USING THE SOFTWARE. ALTAIR MAKES NO WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, FUNCTIONALITY, SAFETY, PERFORMANCE, OR ANY OTHER ASPECT OF ANY DESIGN, PROTOTYPE OR FINAL PRODUCT DEVELOPED BY YOU USING THE SOFTWARE. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
  6. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. ALTAIR SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY OTHER KIND OF DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS OR DATA, DEFECTS IN DESIGN OR PRODUCTS CREATED USING THE SOFTWARE, OR ANY INJURY OR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM SUCH DEFECTS, SUFFERED BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, EVEN IF ALTAIR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless ALTAIR from any and all claims, including reasonable attorney’s fees, resulting from, or in connection with use of the Software.
  7. United States Government Restricted Rights. This section applies to all acquisitions of the Software by or for the federal government. By accepting delivery of the Software, the government hereby agrees that the Software qualifies as “commercial” computer software as that term is used in the acquisition regulations applicable to this procurement and that the government’s use and disclosure of the Software is controlled by the terms and conditions of this Agreement to the maximum extent possible. This Agreement supersedes any contrary terms or conditions in any statement of work, contract, or other document that are not required by statute or regulation. If any provision of this Agreement is unacceptable to the government, Vendor may be contacted at Altair Engineering, Inc., 1757 Maplelawn Drive, Troy, MI 48084-4603; telephone (248) 614–2400. If any provision of this Agreement violates applicable federal law or does not meet the government’s actual, minimum needs, the government agrees to return the Software for a full refund.
  8. Export Controls. You acknowledge that the Software may be subject to the export control laws and regulations of the United States and any amendments thereof. You agree that you will not directly or indirectly transfer, ship, or export the Software into any country or use the Software in any manner except in compliance with all applicable U.S. export laws and regulations. By downloading or using the Software, you warrant you are in compliance with all applicable U.S. export laws and regulations.
  9. Termination. This Agreement is effective until terminated. You may terminate this Agreement at any time by destroying all copies of the Software in your possession or by returning all such copies to us. This Agreement and your right to use this Software automatically terminate if you fail to comply with any material provision of this Agreement. Upon termination, you must stop all use of the Software and must destroy any copies that remain in your possession.
  10. Miscellaneous Provisions. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the state of Michigan, without regard to that state’s conflict of laws principles. This Agreement will not be governed by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, the application of which is expressly excluded. If any part of this Agreement if found void and unenforceable, the balance of the Agreement shall remain valid and enforceable according to its terms. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be settled by final and binding arbitration in accordance with the Commercial Rules of the American Arbitration Association, and judgment upon the award rendered by the Arbitrator(s) may be entered in any Court having jurisdiction thereof. The exclusive venue for any dispute arising out of this Agreement shall be through binding arbitration held in Oakland County, Michigan, and you hereby irrevocably consent to jurisdiction of and venue of such arbitration in Oakland County, Michigan. This is the entire agreement between us relating to the Software and supersedes any prior purchase order, advertising, communication, whether written or oral, or any other representation concerning the Software. The failure of Altair to enforce at any time any of the provisions of this Agreement shall not be construed to be a waiver of the right of Altair thereafter to enforce any such provisions. No change or modification of this Agreement will be valid unless it is in writing and is signed by us.

If you have any questions about this Agreement, write to us at Altair Engineering, Inc., 1820 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI 48084-4603 or call us at (248) 614-2400.

Please indicate your acceptance or non-acceptance of this Agreement by clicking on the appropriate option below.


Continue

Subscribe to join our Newsletter
Learn about product training, news, events and more.