Altair Partner Alliance Gets NVH Partner

TROY — Altair, the Troy-based engineering technology developer, announced that Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S has joined the Altair Partner Alliance.

The move brings the Danish company’s noise, vibration and harshness analysis software, Insight+, to customers of Altair’s HyperWorks engineering software suite. Insight+ creates the ability to efficiently consider test and computer-aided engineering data together to assist engineers in better understanding NVH contributions early in the design process.

“The combination of Altair’s simulation tools and the capabilities in Brüel & Kjær’s solutions creates an effective environment for subjective evaluation of vehicle NVH early in the vehicle design process,” said Alun Crewe, vice president of strategic marketing at Brüel & Kjær. “CAE analysts, NVH Evaluation teams and other decision makers, who may not be NVH experts, will be able to evaluate NVH design proposals at virtual prototype stage in the context of driving the final product. This enables improved, value-based decision-making, reduces the number of physical prototypes, ensures ‘right first time’ engineering and reduces time to market.”

Insight+ allows users to test and evaluate source strengths and transfer functions and contributions on a system level, taking into account an entire vehicle’s interactions with its environment. The software makes it possible to listen to and analyze proposed engineering changes in the appropriate context in order to evaluate and rank design alternatives to assist NVH test and CAE engineers in sharing and developing ideas.

“The powerful capability of Insight+ to evaluate NVH testing and simulation data together, especially listening to the result, will enhance our customers’ ability to make critical decisions earlier in the design process,” said David Mason, vice president, global automotive at Altair.

While mostly applicable in the automotive industry, Insight+ can help anticipate inadequate NVH conditions during the design process of any vehicle, resulting in quiet and comfortable experiences for all passengers and drivers.

Altair will also be presenting at the Brüel & Kjær Sound and Vibration Conference Thursday and will discuss the partnership and how the software complements the HyperWorks suite.

To learn more about Brüel & Kjær and Insight+, register for an introductory webinar Oct. 6 at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Eastern time, or visit the Brüel & Kjær solution page.

Altair’s HyperWorks platform applies a subscription-based licensing model in which customers use floating licenses to access a broad suite of Altair-developed, as well as third-party, software applications on demand. The Altair Partner Alliance effectively extends the HyperWorks Platform from more than 20 internally developed solutions to upwards of 60 applications with the addition of new partner applications. Customers can invoke these third-party applications at no incremental cost using their existing HyperWorks licenses. For more about the Altair Partner Alliance, visit

Brüel & Kjær is a subsidiary of UK-based Spectris plc ( which has annual sales of £1.1bn and employs around 7,500 people worldwide across its four business segments. More at

Altair is privately held and operates more than 45 offices in 24 countries. It has more than 2,500 employees and serves more than 5,000 corporate clients. More at

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