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News Article | April 27, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Dominique Cerutti, Président-directeur général du groupe Altran, a commenté : « Altran a réalisé un excellent premier trimestre, générant une nouvelle fois un chiffre d'affaires record. La croissance organique du Groupe est très forte, caractérisée par une performance continue en France, notre pays phare, la poursuite de l'impact positif de notre plan de redressement en Allemagne, et une bonne dynamique dans les autres pays. De plus, nous continuons d'améliorer notre portefeuille, déjà bien équilibré dans les différentes industries et géographies dans lesquelles nous opérons, avec des acquisitions stratégiques ciblées. La bonne exécution démontrée dans le déploiement d'Altran 2020. Ignition ouvre la voie à une performance robuste pour les prochains trimestres. » Leader mondial du conseil en innovation et ingénierie avancée, Altran propose à ses clients d'innover autrement en les aidant à développer ou en développant pour eux les produits et les services de demain. Le Groupe les accompagne sur l'intégralité de la chaine de valeur du cycle de vie d'un projet, de l'idée à l'industrialisation. Altran intervient depuis plus de 30 ans auprès des grands acteurs de nombreux secteurs : aérospatial, automobile, défense, énergie, ferroviaire, finance, sciences de la vie, télécoms, etc. En 2016, le groupe Altran a réalisé un chiffre d'affaires de 2,120 milliards d'euros. Il compte désormais plus de 30 000 collaborateurs dans plus de 20 pays. www.altran.com/fr Retrouvez nos actus sur notre hub press AVERTISSEMENT Ce communiqué de presse contient des déclarations prospectives (au sens du United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, tel que modifié) fondées sur les attentes actuelles du management. De nombreux risques, incertitudes et autres facteurs (y compris les risques liés à la législation applicable à nos entreprises, la concurrence, notre capacité à gérer le changement technologique rapide dans les secteurs dans lesquels nous sommes en concurrence, les risques de contentieux, les questions liées au droit du travail, les coûts imprévus de cession ou de restructuration) peuvent entraîner des résultats réels sensiblement différents de ceux anticipés, projetés ou sous-entendus dans ou par ces déclarations prospectives. Bon nombre des facteurs qui détermineront nos résultats futurs sont au-delà de notre capacité à contrôler ou à prévoir. Ces déclarations prospectives sont sujettes à des risques et incertitudes et, par conséquent, les résultats réels peuvent différer sensiblement de nos déclarations prospectives. Vous ne devez pas vous fier indûment à ces déclarations prospectives qui reflètent notre point de vue et qui ne sont valables qu'à la date de cette présentation. Nous ne sommes tenus à aucune obligation de réviser ou de mettre à jour ces déclarations prospectives, ou de faire d'autres déclarations prospectives, que ce soit par suite de nouvelles informations, d'événements futurs ou autrement.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: GC-SST.2010.7-5. | Award Amount: 3.88M | Year: 2011

ECOSHELL is concerned with the development of optimal structural solutions for superlight electric vehicles (category L6 and L7e), decreasing its environmental footprint and using an innovative bio-composite material for the vehicle body. Traditionally this category of urban vehicles has been relatively expensive and lacking of sufficient security measures compared to a classic vehicle (category m1 n1), thus less attractive for popular use. However, a body car lighter than 100Kg can allow the electric vehicles to have acceptable performances at an affordable price, due to lower power of the engine and lower energy consummation. This project aims at handling the first two major draw backs (production cost and safety) while further improving the associated environmental advantages via the application of innovative biodegradable materials for the vehicle body . ECOSHELL partners will work at the same time on: - The material: finding the best material for such application : natural fibber, resin and glue - The structural parts: defining the optimum geometry and architecture of the body and the optimum shape of the different parts - The vehicle: defining the optimum shape and architecture. The work will be carried out throw three subprojects: - Manufacturing: Manufacturing the material, manufacturing and assembling the parts of the body and assembling the car. - Live cycle: Finding materials whose properties are in accordance with the vehicle live cycle, defining the parts of the body responding to the constraints of the vehicle live cycle and defining the vehicle, testing it against torsion, flexion and crash. - End of live : defining the end of live for the material, the structural parts, and the car (disassembly ) ECOSHELL stands out clearly as an innovative project compared to most currently related activities which are mostly concerned with the improvement of production and weight of small size vehicles.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-IP | Phase: AAT.2011.4.4-3. | Award Amount: 50.74M | Year: 2011

The project proposal concerns the challenges posed by the physical integration of smart intelligent structural concepts. It addresses aircraft weight and operational cost reductions as well as an improvement in the flight profile specific aerodynamic performance. This concerns material concepts enabling a conformal, controlled distortion of aerodynamically important surfaces, material concepts enabling an active or passive status assessment of specific airframe areas with respect to shape and potential damages and material concepts enabling further functionalities which to date have been unrealizable. Past research has shown the economic feasibility and system maturity of aerodynamic morphing. However, few projects concerned themselves with the challenges arising from the structural integration on commercial aircraft. In particular the skin material and its bonding to the substructure is challenging. It is the aim of this project proposal to demonstrate the structural realizability of individual morphing concepts concerning the leading edge, the trailing edge and the winglet on a full-size external wing by aerodynamic and structural testing. Operational requirements on morphing surfaces necessitate the implementation of an independent, integrated shape sensing system to ensure not only an optimal control of the aerodynamic surface but also failure tolerance and robustness. Developments made for structural health monitoring will be adapted to this task. Similar systems optimized for rapid in-service damage assessment have progressed to a maturity which allows their inclusion in the next generation of aircraft. However, the time consuming application of these sensor systems has to be further improved by integration at the component manufacturing level. The additional benefit of a utilization of these adapted systems for part manufacture process and quality control shall be assessed in SARISTU. Addressing the Nanotechnology aspect of the call, benefits regarding significant damage tolerance and electrical conductivity improvements shall be realized at sub-assembly level.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-CA | Phase: AAT.2013.7-1. | Award Amount: 1.31M | Year: 2013

Europe, through the High Level Group on Aviation Research, ACARE and the Commission, has a vision for air transport in meeting societal & market needs over the coming 30 years. Central to this is time efficiency, meaning reduced door-to-door journey times, seamless inter-modal connections and reliability. For this Europe will engage in large scale, intensive and coordinated research & innovation. Stakeholders need a full picture of what research is being conducted, of gaps present and how EU funded R&I meets ACARE goals. CATER will be an R&I observatory and policy centre run by an expert group with deep industry knowledge, access to a network of all relevant organisations and excellent information gathering and knowledge management processes and tools. CATER will deliver valuable and insightful reports and recommendations, packaged and disseminated effectively. CATER will conduct an annual review of the state of the art of R&I, identify gaps in the landscape and bottlenecks to innovation and formulate strategic recommendations to address these. It shall review the landscape in the context of the six Activities of the Specific Programme and the Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda of ACARE. It shall provide a dashboard of relevant funding programmes. It shall complement SESAR and other EU research coordination initiatives. CATER will develop a web-site, tool-set and knowledge base that centralises and updates information by way of advanced automated web search tools. The centre shall act as network hub for time efficiency stakeholders enabling them supply and harvest relevant knowledge. Dissemination of the reports and findings shall be through consultation with stakeholder leaders and through the online platform, workshops, outbound communications and piggy-backing on industry events and organisations. The assets developed by CATER are designed for the long term and to be assimilated into some permanent organisation when CATER comes to a close.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: SC5-17-2015 | Award Amount: 5.74M | Year: 2016

Ground Truth 2.0 delivers the demonstration and validation of six scaled up citizen observatories in real operational conditions both in the EU and in Africa. It will strengthen the full feedback-loop in the information chain from citizen-based data collection to knowledge sharing for joint decision-making and cooperative planning. The project focuses on environmental indicators in urban and rural areas related to spatial planning issues, with a specific focus on flora and fauna as well as water availability and water quality for land and natural resources management. This is supported by an innovative web-based service for worldwide mapping and updating of land use. The overall objectives of Ground Truth 2.0 are to implement sustainable citizen observatories for the demonstration of their societal and economic benefits, and the global market uptake of the Ground Truth 2.0 concept and enabling technologies. The trans-disciplinary Ground Truth 2.0 approach consists of a multi-actor innovation process to combine the social dimensions of citizen observatories with enabling technologies so that their customisation and deployment is tailored to the envisaged societal and economic impacts of the observatories. The demonstration cases (4 EU and 2 African) cover the full spectrum of citizen-sensed data usage and citizen engagement, and therefore allow testing and validating of the concept and technologies, and evaluation of their impacts under a range of conditions. The Ground Truth 2.0 consortium presents a good mix of industry, SME, NGO, government, research and academia to ensure the roll out and uptake of the observatories. Ground Truth 2.0 is coordinating and interacting with other relevant initiatives, such as GEOSS, INSPIRE as well as the sister projects funded under the same call (namely GROW, SCENT and LANDSENSE) to create mutual synergies.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: SEC-2010.4.1-1 | Award Amount: 805.85K | Year: 2011

The EU regularly suffers from natural and man-made disaster, the social and economical consequences of which may adversely affect its growth and competitiveness. There is a growing vulnerability to disasters and subsequently an urgent need to improve operational capacities and capabilities of Member States. Furthermore, the Lisbon Treaty will enlarge the role of the EU and allow for stronger coordinated activities to support crisis management (CM) outside the EU. CRISYS aims at developing a strategic roadmap for full implementation of an integrated and scalable crisis management system and to provide a solid basis for the description of a full user driven demo programme. Uniquely CRISYS engages users and suppliers in pursuit of practical outcomes that can be rapidly transferred into the operational environment. CRISYS will seek to capitalise on relevant projects in the domain, whilst forging solid networks and wide awareness with significant users, first responders, governments, suppliers and other bodies in the field of CM. CRISYS will: -Identify and analyse the state of the art in the current legacy environment of CM across the EU (policies, systems, societal) -Gather information from users with regard to their requirements on operational, procedural, regulatory, technological and standards issues -Place emphasis on the protection of the citizens by engaging and developing close contact with local and national administrations responsible for CM and with first responder organisations -Assess capacity and competency gaps in current and foreseen performance to recommend validated demonstration cases regarding users requirements -Propose a strategic roadmap for the Phase2. This roadmap will be set in the context of current and future relevant factual and political trends, as well as economic and supply market issues -Ensure EU wide dissemination of information with these activities being supported by an enlarged User platform and other key EU and international stakeholders


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: SEC-2013.4.1-5 | Award Amount: 1.13M | Year: 2014

The main objective of POP-ALERT is to prepare societies and populations to cope with crisis and disasters in a rapid, effective and efficient way by blending traditional Crisis Preparedness & First-Reaction strategies with the use of innovative contemporary tools. POP-ALERT proposes to undertake thorough behavioural research and take traditional Crisis Management research a step further by carrying out a series of empirical studies, taking into account new issues related to targeting both local populations and visitors such as expats or tourists (cultural differences, language barriers, etc.), in order to create a framework to facilitate the assessment of the populations capacity to absorb and preparedness to make use of different Crisis Management strategies and technologies developed at the EU level. POP-ALERT will identify specific target success stories within existing and past community preparedness programmes and put together a portfolio of case studies on social networking and community self-reliance initiatives which could potentially be replicated to crisis with a European dimension and to cross-border disasters. The project will seek to study the best ways to blend contemporary tools with the existing practices identified in order to create flexible and easily deployable toolkits for preparing and alarming the European population in case of a crisis. The approach this project proposes for improving the current practices revolves around the use of messaging and cultural sharing technologies to create awareness using technologies and approaches that offer the best form of accessibility and penetration by citizens and authorities. POP-ALERT will propose a pilot project (designing criteria for selection of the area and population to be involved in the pilot, developing scenarios and objectives) in order to test the generic methodologies and to assess their effectiveness in raising an improved level of preparedness of the community.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: CS2-IA | Phase: JTI-CS2-2014-CFP01-FRC-02-04 | Award Amount: 529.81K | Year: 2016

The objective of this topic is to set up an industrial and fully automatic optimal design tool, integrating software identified by the Topic Leader, in order to reach TRL6 at the end of the project. This tool has to be dedicated to rotorcraft engine air intake analysis and able to handle multi-objective, multi-parameters and multi-points optimization on a given CATIA CAD. An effective aerodynamic design of the engine air intakes is essential for ensuring a proper air supply to the first stage compressor and thus an efficient behavior of the whole engine installation. However, its optimization has to deal with a lot of requirements and constraints, not always linked to the engine performance itself, but often aiming at improving conflicting criterions. For instance, the engine air intakes design will have some impact as regards the three following different issues: Volume specifications Helicopter manufacturer specifications, along with the airframe performance level required Engine manufacturer specifications, along with the engine performance level required In order to achieve the task, optimization will take into account 3 flight conditions. Among all optimization strategy available, due to CFD solver limited capabilities for adjoint computations, a Surrogate Based Optimization approach is proposed. It allows use of gradient free and global optimization method. Two optimizations are planned during the task: one without Inlet Barrier Filter and a last without. The final objective is to improve flow solution at Air Intake Plane from a distorsion and pressure losses aspect.


Patent
Altran GmbH | Date: 2012-07-27

Systems and methods for automated testing of a distributed control system are provided. The automated test system includes a master station having a processing unit operably coupled to a user interface and a master wireless unit; and at least one remote station. Each remote station includes at least one output module to send outputs to a unit under test, at least one input module to receive inputs from the unit under test and a remote wireless unit operably coupled to the at least one output module and the at least one input module. The master station is configured to transmit outputs to the remote station by wireless communication and to receive inputs from the remote station by wireless communication. The received inputs are representative of a condition of the unit under test.


Patent
Altran GmbH | Date: 2012-03-23

Methods and apparatuses relate to repairing a conduit having a defect and providing the conduit with structural support. A support member may be positioned along the inner surface of a conduit covering a defect. A sealing member may be disposed along a periphery of the support member so as to provide an obstruction to fluid flow between an outer surface of the support member and the inner surface of the conduit. One or more retaining members may apply a suitable pressure to the sealing member and support member to maintain obstruction to fluid flow between the interior and the exterior of the conduit. The support member may provide the repaired conduit with a greater degree of structural integrity and strength at the site of the defect than would otherwise be available.

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