Altair Acquires Flow Simulator from GE Aviation

Altair and GE Aviation establish strategic engagement to pursue new opportunities

Altair, a global technology company providing software and cloud solutions in the areas of simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), and artificial intelligence (AI) on February 24, 2021 announced that it has acquired Flow Simulator from GE Aviation. Flow Simulator is an integrated flow, heat transfer, and combustion design software, which enables mixed fidelity simulations to optimize machine and systems design.

“We successfully collaborated with GE Aviation for many years on several initiatives including rotor dynamics using Altair OptiStruct, which opened doors for new opportunities to work together. We value our strong relationship with GE Aviation as we join forces to drive innovation for aircraft engines and beyond,” said James R. Scapa, founder and chief executive officer, Altair. “Utilizing Altair’s simulation and AI-driven approach to innovation, there is great potential to expand Flow Simulator’s capabilities and make it available to new industries focused on simulating systems models including automotive, electromobility, battery, defense, and renewable energy.”

“Altair will bring Flow Simulator’s capability to simplify the modeling of complex thermal systems to new industries. This will expand global technical capabilities,” explains Arjan Hegeman, senior executive – Technology, GE Aviation. “Concurrently, GE Aviation and Altair will continue developing Flow Simulator together, with even more advanced simulation technologies and design tools that will continue to expand its capabilities for a broader base of users.

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